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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII » Tue Dec 03, 2013 3:59 am

theophany
-noun
a manifestation or appearance of God or a god to a person.
"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 » Tue Dec 03, 2013 7:48 am

Two really excellent ones from yesterday's I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue on BBC radio:

bumbling - anal jewellery

lacksadaisical - a bicycle made for one.

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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Ravi Oli » Wed Dec 04, 2013 5:17 am

DavidH wrote:bumbling - anal jewellery

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Re: Word of the Day

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physic
-noun
1. a medicine that purges; cathartic; laxative.
2. any medicine; a drug or medicament.
3. Archaic. the medical art or profession.
4. Obsolete. natural science.
-verb
5. to treat with or act upon as a physic or medicine.
6. to work upon as a medicine does; relieve or cure.
"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 » Wed Dec 04, 2013 9:26 pm

fizz-iks
carbonated beverages
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby DavidH » Thu Dec 05, 2013 11:06 am

fizz sicks
-n.

vomiting induced by ingestion of the above,

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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII » Fri Dec 06, 2013 6:59 pm

acacia
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1. a small tree or shrub belonging to the genus Acacia, of the mimosa family, having clusters of small yellow flowers.
2. any of several other plants, as the locust tree.
3. gum arabic.
"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 » Sat Dec 07, 2013 4:13 am

theophone
-noun
the religious version of the batphone.

physitch
-noun
a sensation resulting from too many consecutive days at the gym without fresh socks.

acrazia
-noun
religious or political fervor.
"Mit der Dummheit kämpfen Götter selbst vergebens."
("Against stupidity, the gods themselves contend in vain.")
-- Friedrich Schiller (1759–1805)
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-- Philip K Dick

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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII » Mon Dec 09, 2013 1:17 pm

calorifacient
-adjective
(of foods) producing heat.
"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 » Mon Dec 09, 2013 3:53 pm

supercalorifacient [adj]

1. (of foods) producing a lot of heat. Often characterized when eaten by the 'ring of fire' the following day.
2. a tendency to invent long, nonsensical words for rhyme or effect in a song lyric.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby DavidH » Mon Dec 09, 2013 4:07 pm

The next one is so obvious and so nauseating that I shan't post it. Instead -

Poppins
-n.

tampons

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Re: Word of the Day

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial » Tue Dec 10, 2013 2:35 am

colorifacient
-adjective
(of foods) having a pleasant or attractive appearance.

Which is, as Mrs. T will be happy to tell you, at least as important as having a pleasant or attractive taste...
"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

What happens when all the renewable energy runs out?
-- Victoria Ayling

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 Nef Yoo BlackBeard » Tue Dec 10, 2013 3:13 am

tolerable tha boy cow bigarr din ye rrrrr
cabin boy fir hyer. jyint hat no hextra charj.

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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Ravi Oli » Tue Dec 10, 2013 4:52 pm

holerable [adj]

[pert. to NefYoo] able to put down a big hole until he learns to be seen and not heard.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII » Wed Dec 11, 2013 1:16 am

brattice
-noun
1. a partition or lining, as of planks or cloth, forming an air passage in a mine.
2. (in medieval architecture) any temporary wooden fortification, especially at the top of a wall.
"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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