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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII on Sat May 11, 2013 10:06 am

arrasene
-noun
a material of wool or silk used for working the figures in embroidery.
"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 pieces o'nine on Sat May 11, 2013 3:59 pm

stabbed in the arras
a terrible fate awaiting meddlesome fools in Hamlet

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Re: Word of the Day

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial on Sun May 12, 2013 2:54 am

arrscene
-noun
The part of the movie where the pirate speaks.
"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 Roy Hunter on Sun May 12, 2013 7:36 am

arsescene
-noun
obligatory scene in a 1980s - 90s Mel Gibson movie where he reveals his arse.
Now superseded by anti-semitismscene in his later work.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII on Sun May 12, 2013 1:14 pm

hongi
-noun
a Maori greeting in which noses are pressed together.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Ravi Oli on Sun May 12, 2013 5:00 pm

hangi / hungi [n]

Traditional Maori pit cooking method into which ~50% of NZ's birds vanished to extinction

Haka [n]

Traditional Maori reaction when it's discovered you haven't brought anything to the bbq, eh bro.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial on Sun May 12, 2013 11:45 pm

honki
-noun
a Maori term for a British transportee.
"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 PKMKII on Mon May 13, 2013 11:04 am

ragabash
-noun
an idle, ragged person.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Ravi Oli on Mon May 13, 2013 11:51 pm

ragarash [n]

What you'll break out in with extended contact with ^.

Sagabash [n]

to make derogatory comments about the Twilight Series.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Roy Hunter on Tue May 14, 2013 2:17 am

ragabash
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a group of traditional Indian musicians getting drunk and having a jam session.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby DavidH on Tue May 14, 2013 7:12 am

ragawash
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unmentionable in polite society
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII on Tue May 14, 2013 10:54 am

quacksalver
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1. a quack doctor.
2. a charlatan.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby DavidH on Tue May 14, 2013 2:55 pm

quacksalver
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2. A tray which makes duck noises.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Ravi Oli on Tue May 14, 2013 4:28 pm

quicksalver [n]

a plastic tray at a fast food restaurant
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby pieces o'nine on Tue May 14, 2013 8:50 pm

quicksolver
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Elementary, my dear Watson.
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