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Re: Word of the Day

Postby DavidH » Sat Apr 12, 2014 7:42 am

ptomania
-n.

love of a class of foul-smelling nitrogenous substances produced by bacteria during putrefaction of animal or plant protein.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Rainswept » Sat Apr 12, 2014 10:35 am

I believe it's time for mankind to set aside the crutch of religion and embrace morality born of reason and truth. Those crutches have long since proven treacherous when the ground gets slippery.

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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII » Sun Apr 13, 2014 12:29 pm

attemper
-verb
1. to modify or moderate by mixing or blending with something different or opposite.
2. to regulate or modify the temperature of.
3. to soothe; mollify; mitigate.
4. to accommodate; adapt (usually followed by to).
"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 » Sun Apr 13, 2014 5:29 pm

attamper
-verb
to squash, stomp, crush, or otherwise flatten.
"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 Roy Hunter » Sun Apr 13, 2014 5:52 pm

a temper
-noun
NO! I :furious: ING DON'T HAVE A :furious: ING TEMPER, AND I'LL :nefyoobash: ING WELL :cry: ANYONE WHO SAYS I HAVE, OK?
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII » Tue Apr 15, 2014 8:12 pm

titi
-noun
1. any of various small reddish or grayish monkeys of the genus Callicebus, of South America.
2. a shrub or small tree of the southern U.S., Cliftonia monophylla (black titi) having glossy leaves and elongated clusters of fragrant white flowers.
"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 » Tue Apr 15, 2014 11:46 pm

tittie
-noun
An important component of the squishy game.
"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 Roy Hunter » Wed Apr 16, 2014 2:09 am

tito
-noun
diminutive Yugoslavian despot in a large military uniform who was also secretly a member of the Jackson 5.
"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 PKMKII » Wed Apr 16, 2014 9:12 pm

trass
-noun
a light-colored type of volcanic tuff used in making water-resistant cement and mortar.
"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 Roy Hunter » Thu Apr 17, 2014 4:03 am

trass
-noun
Eastern European women's garment

-useage
"Tat's ha naiz trass yiu wahring!"
"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 DavidH » Thu Apr 17, 2014 5:09 am

mattress
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The adult female trass
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial » Fri Apr 18, 2014 9:38 pm

trassh
-noun
a supporter of an unpopular doctrine.
"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 » Sat Apr 19, 2014 12:18 am

dyad
-noun
1. a group of two; couple; pair.
2. Biology.
a. a secondary morphological unit, consisting of two monads: a chromosome dyad.
b. the double chromosomes resulting from the separation of the four chromatids of a tetrad.
3. Chemistry. an element, atom, or group having a valence of two.
4. Mathematics. two vectors with no symbol connecting them, usually considered as an operator.
5. Sociology.
a. two persons involved in an ongoing relationship or interaction.
b. the relationship or interaction itself.
-adjective
6. of two parts; dyadic.
"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 Ravi Oli » Sat Apr 19, 2014 3:25 am

PKMKII wrote:dyad
-noun
1. a group of two; couple; pair.
2. Biology.
a. a secondary morphological unit, consisting of two monads: a chromosome dyad.
b. the double chromosomes resulting from the separation of the four chromatids of a tetrad.
3. Chemistry. an element, atom, or group having a valence of two.
4. Mathematics. two vectors with no symbol connecting them, usually considered as an operator.
5. Sociology.
a. two persons involved in an ongoing relationship or interaction.
b. the relationship or interaction itself.
-adjective
6. of two parts; dyadic.

7. an advertisement for hair colouring products
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial » Sat Apr 19, 2014 6:56 pm

dyeddad
-noun
A father who stood too close to someone while they were using hair colo(u)ring products.
"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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