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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Ravi Oli on Sat Jun 29, 2013 5:50 pm

elvision [n]

an act or instance of failing or omitting to see the obvious.

nocturnal elvision

an act or instance of being kept in the dark and fed male bovine excrement.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial on Sun Jun 30, 2013 2:05 am

relision
-noun
the philosophy of a drunken priest.
"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

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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII on Mon Jul 01, 2013 12:34 am

pterion
-noun
the craniometric point at the side of the sphenoidal fontanelle.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Ravi Oli on Mon Jul 01, 2013 4:39 am

ptyrion [n]

the point at which Tyrion Lannister takes no more sh1t from his old man.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Roy Hunter on Mon Jul 01, 2013 6:29 am

pteriodactyl
-noun
prehistoric birds that live in my head man! Do you think it's time for a medication review?
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby black bart on Mon Jul 01, 2013 10:54 am

Terry O'Dactyll n.

1. An Irish builder with a swollen finger.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby DavidH on Mon Jul 01, 2013 11:31 am

Peccadillo
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A cross between a peccary and an armadillo.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial on Mon Jul 01, 2013 11:59 pm

pterrorist
-noun
an angry bird
"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 Tue Jul 02, 2013 12:49 am

farad
-noun Electricity.
the SI unit of capacitance, formally defined to be the capacitance of a capacitor between the plates of which there appears a potential difference of one volt when it is charged by a quantity of electricity equal to one coulomb. Symbol: F
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby DavidH on Tue Jul 02, 2013 5:20 am

soapad
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The SI unit of televisual irrelevance, defined as the degree of confusion induced in a standard grandma by three millinips of alcohol and a conversation with that Mrs Jones from over the road.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial on Thu Jul 04, 2013 12:42 am

nearad
-noun
the unit of closeness; the measure of how close one thing is to another thing.
"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 Roy Hunter on Thu Jul 04, 2013 2:49 am

ferrad
-noun
the SI unit of capacitance, formally defined to be the capacitance of a ferret between the teeth of which there appears a potential difference of one volt when it is charged by a quantity of electricity equal to one coulomb. Symbol: F

microferrad
-noun
the SI unit of capacitance for a very small ferret. Symbol: uF

picoferrad
-noun
the SI unit of capacitance for a ferret that keeps looking at you. Symbol: pF
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Ravi Oli on Thu Jul 04, 2013 3:57 am

inferrad [v]
to imply a trouser leg has a capacity of one ferret.

deferrad [v]

to put of measuring the ferret holding capacity of a trouser leg.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII on Thu Jul 04, 2013 11:44 am

niblick
-noun
a club with an iron head, the face of which has the greatest slope of all the irons, for hitting the ball with maximum loft.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Roy Hunter on Thu Jul 04, 2013 12:02 pm

nibblelick
-noun (dogs)
a friendly welcoming face-lick in which the dog 'accidentally' removes half the human's top lip with its teeth.
"I don't mean to sound bitter, cynical or cruel; but I am, so that's how it comes out." ~ Bill Hicks.
"To argue with a person who has renounced reason is like administering medicine to the dead." ~ Thomas Paine.
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