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Re: Word of the Day

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial » Sat Sep 28, 2013 12:20 am

denitrofy
-verb
to apply a handicap to a dragster.
"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 » Sun Sep 29, 2013 12:37 am

jambiya
-noun
an Arabian knife having a curved, double-edged blade, usually with a central rib.
"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 ET, the Extra Terrestrial » Sun Sep 29, 2013 12:44 am

jabya
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something one might do with an Arabian knife having a curved, double-edged blade, usually with a central rib.
"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 » Sun Sep 29, 2013 5:26 am

jambiya my lord, jambiya

nauseating old dirge
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Roy Hunter » Sun Sep 29, 2013 5:37 am

jambolaya
-noun
a Cajun knife, best eaten with a spoon.
"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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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII » Tue Oct 01, 2013 12:56 am

iter
-noun Anatomy.
a canal or passage.
"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 » Tue Oct 01, 2013 4:27 am

shitter
-noun.
a canal or passage you'd rather not go down.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial » Tue Oct 01, 2013 11:31 pm

iteration
-noun Anatomy.
the creation of a canal or passage, viz. granting one's wish, as implied in the statement "I need that like I need a hole in the head."
"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 » Wed Oct 02, 2013 1:10 am

Messrs.
plural of Mr.
"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 » Thu Oct 03, 2013 12:49 am

Messers
My cats.

OK, this is a little weird. I've used Messrs. four times in the last couple of days in a document I've been working on for the past two weeks. It's the first time I've ever had a reason to use it. Are you spying on me, PK?
"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 black bart » Thu Oct 03, 2013 10:57 am

Hoosgow n.

1. A jail.
The smoke wafted gently in the breeze across the poop deck and all seemed right in the world.

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Re: Word of the Day

Postby DavidH » Thu Oct 03, 2013 12:11 pm

hoosegow
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2. (Scots dialect) a caravan
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII » Thu Oct 03, 2013 12:33 pm

roquet
-verb (used with object)
1. to cause one's ball to strike (another player's ball).
2. (of a ball) to strike (another player's ball).
-verb (used without object)
3. to roquet a ball.
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4. an act or instance of roqueting.
"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 » Thu Oct 03, 2013 12:45 pm

croquet
-n.

1. A silly game with hammers and stuff.
2. A crunchy thing made of potatoes only that's not spelt quite the same.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Roy Hunter » Thu Oct 03, 2013 3:37 pm

Davide Croquet
-noun
a French New World frontiersman.
"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.
"One should not believe everything one reads on the internet." ~ Abraham Lincoln.
"If you're making a political point wearing a balaclava, you're a c***. It was true for the IRA and it's true now." ~ daftbeaker.


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