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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII on Sat May 04, 2013 6:55 pm

ague
-noun
1. Pathology. a malarial fever characterized by regularly returning paroxysms, marked by successive cold, hot, and sweating fits.
2. a fit of fever or shivering or shaking chills, accompanied by malaise, pains in the bones and joints, etc.; chill.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial on Sat May 04, 2013 11:12 pm

begue
noun
A fever brought on by bee stings.

cegue
noun
A fever brought on by smoking too many cigarettes.

degue
verb
what a Latino does with a shovel.
"Mit der Dummheit kämpfen Götter selbst vergebens."
("Against stupidity, the gods themselves contend in vain.")
-- Friedrich Schiller (1759–1805)
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-- Philip K Dick

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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 PKMKII on Sun May 05, 2013 11:45 am

calvous
-adjective
lacking all or most of the hair on the head; bald.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby pieces o'nine on Sun May 05, 2013 5:26 pm

calveous
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1. of or relating to the lower legs
2. of or relating to an infant aurochs
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Temp0ral on Sun May 05, 2013 9:58 pm

pieces o'nine wrote:You guys are hot!

In a fauxcabulary way... :haha:
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Ravi Oli on Sun May 05, 2013 11:47 pm

calveinous [a]

lacking a circulatory system and / or heart. cf Banker; banks; lending institutions
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial on Mon May 06, 2013 12:18 am

Kal-Elvous
adjective
Having qualities similar to those Superman had before leaving Krypton.
"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 pieces o'nine on Mon May 06, 2013 8:04 pm

CalElvis
-adjective
When the tribute performer removes the pompadour wig and sideburns.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Ravi Oli on Tue May 07, 2013 9:57 am

pieces o'nine wrote:CalElvis
-adjective
1. When the tribute performer removes the pompadour wig and sideburns.

2. A building, after Elvis has left it.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII on Tue May 07, 2013 1:39 pm

abampere
-noun
Electricity. the centimeter-gram-second unit of electromagnetic current, equivalent to 10 amperes.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby DavidH on Tue May 07, 2013 2:59 pm

abamfils
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Abampère's son
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Ravi Oli on Tue May 07, 2013 4:31 pm

PKMKII wrote:abampere
-noun
1. Electricity. the centimeter-gram-second unit of electromagnetic current, equivalent to 10 amperes.

2. An ampere that has been working out at the gym.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Roy Hunter on Tue May 07, 2013 4:36 pm

obampere
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a muslim ampere that won't show you its birth certificate.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial on Wed May 08, 2013 12:48 am

bumpere
-noun
the frontmost or rearmost part of a French automobile.
"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 pieces o'nine on Wed May 08, 2013 9:41 pm

bum bum bummity bumpere
-noun phrase
evidence that NefYoo's been on the board again
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