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Postby Rev. Rowan Redbeard on Fri Jul 26, 2013 2:59 pm

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Re: Word of the Day

Postby pieces o'nine on Fri Jul 26, 2013 10:03 pm

percrebrate, percribrate
[fr. L. percribro, to sift thoroughly < cribrum, sieve]
obs. rare to sift; pass through a sieve

To pass through a sieve. ''After pasta is cooked it must be percrebrated.''
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII on Sat Jul 27, 2013 6:49 pm

obstreperous
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1. resisting control or restraint in a difficult manner; unruly.
2. noisy, clamorous, or boisterous: obstreperous children.
"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 Ravi Oli on Sat Jul 27, 2013 9:36 pm

knobstreperous [a]

pertaining to a door that is difficult to open or close.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial on Sun Jul 28, 2013 12:28 am

obstructoporous
-adjective
a leaky blockage.



Zuzu
-noun
a shedder of petals.
"Mit der Dummheit kämpfen Götter selbst vergebens."
("Against stupidity, the gods themselves contend in vain.")
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Roy Hunter on Sun Jul 28, 2013 7:59 am

Thingummy J. Malmsteen
-noun
a shredder with pedals.

obstripperous
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of strippers, to refuse to take their clothes off because it's degrading to women and objectifies women's bodies in the minds of young impressionable men.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII on Sun Jul 28, 2013 12:41 pm

susurration
-noun
a soft murmur; whisper.
"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 Rev. Rowan Redbeard on Sun Jul 28, 2013 12:48 pm

shushurration
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request for a soft murmur; whisper.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial on Sun Jul 28, 2013 9:59 pm

sassurration
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backtalk in vox librarium.
"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 PKMKII on Tue Jul 30, 2013 11:02 am

sonoluminescence
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the emission of a flash of light accompanying the bursting of a bubble in a liquid when sound waves are passed through the liquid.
"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 ET, the Extra Terrestrial on Wed Jul 31, 2013 2:31 am

somnoluminescence
-noun
the glow that surrounds us when we sleep.
"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.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Ravi Oli on Wed Jul 31, 2013 3:57 am

somnoluminescent [a]

the glowing pink state many Brits find themselves in after falling asleep on the beach on holidays abroad.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby DavidH on Wed Jul 31, 2013 8:44 am

arsholuminescencw
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The bright flash which accompanies the lighting of a fart.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII on Wed Jul 31, 2013 1:16 pm

horal
-adjective
of or pertaining to an hour or hours; hourly.
"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 Ravi Oli on Wed Jul 31, 2013 5:14 pm

quhoral [n]

heated debate over the time or timing of an event
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