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Re: Word of the Day

Postby DavidH on Tue Apr 16, 2013 6:54 am

blotto
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an Italian painter
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII on Tue Apr 16, 2013 1:45 pm

obdurate
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1. unmoved by persuasion, pity, or tender feelings; stubborn; unyielding.
2. stubbornly resistant to moral influence; persistently impenitent: an obdurate sinner.
"How is it that hardly any major religion has looked at science and concluded, 'This is better than we thought! The Universe is much bigger than our prophets said, grander, more subtle, more elegant. God must be even greater than we dreamed'? Instead they say, 'No, no, no! My god is a little god, and I want him to stay that way.'" - Carl Sagan

"To doubt everything or to believe everything are two equally convenient solutions; both dispense with the necessity of reflection." - Henri Poincaré
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby DavidH on Wed Apr 17, 2013 12:31 pm

obdurex
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a stiff and awkward type of condom
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Ravi Oli on Wed Apr 17, 2013 4:59 pm

Obdurix

a stubbornly resistant ancient Gaul.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial on Wed Apr 17, 2013 11:49 pm

blobdurate
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1. easily shaped by persuasion, pity, or tender feelings; squishy; malleable.
"Mit der Dummheit kämpfen Götter selbst vergebens."
("Against stupidity, the gods themselves contend in vain.")
-- Friedrich Schiller (1759–1805)
Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.
-- Philip K Dick

OK, now let's look at four dimensions on the blackboard.
-- Dr. Joy

English isn't much of a language for swearing. When I studied Ancient Greek I was delighted to discover a single word - Rhaphanidosthai - which translates roughly as "Be thou thrust up the fundament with a radish for adultery."
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby DavidH on Thu Apr 18, 2013 5:47 am

plufexity
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A meaningless neologism.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII on Fri Apr 19, 2013 12:08 pm

loggia
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1.,a gallery or arcade open to the air on at least one side.
2. a space within the body of a building but open to the air on one side, serving as an open-air room or as an entrance porch.
"How is it that hardly any major religion has looked at science and concluded, 'This is better than we thought! The Universe is much bigger than our prophets said, grander, more subtle, more elegant. God must be even greater than we dreamed'? Instead they say, 'No, no, no! My god is a little god, and I want him to stay that way.'" - Carl Sagan

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Re: Word of the Day

Postby DavidH on Fri Apr 19, 2013 2:49 pm

twiggia
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A very small loggia.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII on Sat Apr 20, 2013 1:24 pm

lief
-adverb
1. gladly; willingly: I would as lief go south as not.
-adjective Archaic.
2. willing; desirous.
3. dear; beloved; treasured.
"How is it that hardly any major religion has looked at science and concluded, 'This is better than we thought! The Universe is much bigger than our prophets said, grander, more subtle, more elegant. God must be even greater than we dreamed'? Instead they say, 'No, no, no! My god is a little god, and I want him to stay that way.'" - Carl Sagan

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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Roy Hunter on Sat Apr 20, 2013 6:00 pm

liege & lief
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the fourth album by Fairport Convention, released in 1969 on Island Records. Highlights include Tam Lin, Matty Groves and Crazy Man Michael.
"I don't mean to sound bitter, cynical or cruel; but I am, so that's how it comes out." ~ Bill Hicks.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby pieces o'nine on Sat Apr 20, 2013 9:24 pm

Leif Ericson
Leif was the son of Erik the Red and his wife Thjodhild, the grandson of Thorvald Asvaldsson. After discovering Greenland, he went on to a successful acting career in Hollywood. Leif was the grandfather of Twiggy, friend of fellow model Penelope Tree.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial on Sun Apr 21, 2013 2:40 am

lief
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lolcats intentional typo version of the word "life".
"Mit der Dummheit kämpfen Götter selbst vergebens."
("Against stupidity, the gods themselves contend in vain.")
-- Friedrich Schiller (1759–1805)
Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.
-- Philip K Dick

OK, now let's look at four dimensions on the blackboard.
-- Dr. Joy

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Re: Word of the Day

Postby DavidH on Sun Apr 21, 2013 4:59 am

lief
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a green thing that grows on the end of a twieg.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Ravi Oli on Sun Apr 21, 2013 5:42 pm

rief

how Kim Jung-Il would have pronounced it
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII on Mon Apr 22, 2013 12:58 am

zincography
-noun
the art or process of producing a printing surface on a zinc plate, especially of producing one in relief by etching away unprotected parts with acid.
"How is it that hardly any major religion has looked at science and concluded, 'This is better than we thought! The Universe is much bigger than our prophets said, grander, more subtle, more elegant. God must be even greater than we dreamed'? Instead they say, 'No, no, no! My god is a little god, and I want him to stay that way.'" - Carl Sagan

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