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Re: Word of the Day

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial on Wed Jan 08, 2014 1:30 am

gaudal
-adjective
pertaining to tasteless extravagance (see Las Vegas).
"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 Jan 08, 2014 8:30 am

welkin
-noun
the sky; the vault of heaven.
"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 DavidH on Wed Jan 08, 2014 12:40 pm

wel
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a full-sized welkin
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Roy Hunter on Wed Jan 08, 2014 3:49 pm

unwelkin
-verb
Hey! You! Get offa my cloud!
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"One should not believe everything one reads on the internet." ~ Abraham Lincoln.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Temp0ral on Wed Jan 08, 2014 8:29 pm

welkin wardrobe
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1. A wardrobe in the sky
2. Where clothes go once they die
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby DavidH on Thu Jan 09, 2014 6:20 am

illkin
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a welkin who isn't very well.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII on Thu Jan 09, 2014 8:33 am

viaticum
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1. Ecclesiastical. the Eucharist or Communion as given to a person dying or in danger of death.
2. (among the ancient Romans) a provision or allowance for traveling, originally of transportation and supplies, later of money, made to officials on public missions.
3. money or necessities for any journey.
"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 on Thu Jan 09, 2014 12:26 pm

vaticum
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A sticky, off-white goo found in the Pope's private latrine.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial on Fri Jan 10, 2014 2:55 am

DavidH wrote:vaticum
-n.

A sticky, off-white goo found in the Pope's private latrine.

:worship: :worship: :worship:

Viaticum City
-noun
The city of the dead Christians

whalekin
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WalMart customers
"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 Ravi Oli on Fri Jan 10, 2014 9:43 am

DavidH wrote:vaticum
-n.

A sticky, off-white goo found in the Pope's private latrine.

:lol: :haha:
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII on Fri Jan 10, 2014 10:09 pm

seneschal
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an officer having full charge of domestic arrangements, ceremonies, the administration of justice, etc., in the household of a medieval prince or dignitary; steward.
"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 PKMKII on Sat Jan 11, 2014 8:01 pm

mot
-noun
1. a pithy or witty remark; bon mot.
2. Archaic. a note on a horn, bugle, etc.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial on Sun Jan 12, 2014 3:27 am

sanishell
-noun
a mollusc used as a disinfectant.

Mot
-name
the informal leader of the Three Stooges. See: Larryt, Curlyt, Curlyt Joet, Shempt.


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Re: Word of the Day

Postby DavidH on Sun Jan 12, 2014 9:01 am

Abandon
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Pub entertainment.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Ravi Oli on Sun Jan 12, 2014 10:29 am

Mott [n]

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