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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII on Sun Oct 27, 2013 6:10 pm

phrenohepatic
-adjective
relating to the diaphragm and liver.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Roy Hunter on Sun Oct 27, 2013 6:22 pm

phrenomenology
-noun
Eastern philosophy based on the feelings in one's diaphragm.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby pieces o'nine on Sun Oct 27, 2013 10:29 pm

phrenomenon
plural noun
1. An occurrence, circumstance, or fact that is perceptible by the diaphragm.
2. A remarkable or outstanding diaphragm.
3. Philosophy In the philosophy of Kant, an object as it is perceived by the diaphragm, as opposed to a phrenoumenon.
[edit: No! No! Don't start up with the whole phrenoumenous gestalt again.]
4. Physics An observable diaphragm.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial on Sun Oct 27, 2013 11:35 pm

phrenopathetic
-adjective
relating to the diaphragm and liver of a wino.
"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 on Mon Oct 28, 2013 7:11 am

phrenombulous
-adj.

A very silly word with no discernible meaning.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Roy Hunter on Mon Oct 28, 2013 7:25 am

phrenocumulus
-noun
diaphragm-shaped clouds that cause high winds, collapsed trees and cancelled trains.
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"To argue with a person who has renounced reason is like administering medicine to the dead." ~ Thomas Paine.
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"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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Re: Word of the Day

Postby DavidH on Mon Oct 28, 2013 3:42 pm

pseudo-phrenocumulus
-n.

A much-heralded phrenocumulus that failed to materialise in the Midlands. See meteologo-panicus-eggonfaceius
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Roy Hunter on Mon Oct 28, 2013 3:59 pm

McTevye
-noun
Scottish milkman who spent most of the day on the roof, fiddling with the flashing round the chimney breast, because there was no wind to speak of and only the occasional shower of rain.
"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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Re: Word of the Day

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial on Mon Oct 28, 2013 8:21 pm

Roy Hunter wrote:McTevye
-noun
Scottish milkman who spent most of the day on the roof, fiddling with the flashing round the chimney breast, because there was no wind to speak of and only the occasional shower of rain.

Chimneys have breasts?? :shocked:
"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 Oct 28, 2013 9:02 pm

^ I was wondering the same thing!

Is one more or less apt to get 'knocked up' in a house with such accoutrements?
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII on Tue Oct 29, 2013 11:30 am

grue
-verb
to shudder.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial on Wed Oct 30, 2013 1:40 am

gruesome
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to shudder a detectable but unquantifiable amount.
"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 Wed Oct 30, 2013 12:02 pm

obsequy
-noun
a funeral rite or ceremony.
"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 Wed Oct 30, 2013 7:49 pm

nobsequy
-noun
A funeral rite or ceremony for a magnate.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial on Wed Oct 30, 2013 11:42 pm

obsequiy
-noun
the groveling portion of a funeral rite or ceremony.
"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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