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Re: Word of the Day

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial » Tue Sep 02, 2014 9:45 pm

babeosaurus
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A very sexy gigantic lizard.
"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.
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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 PKMKII » Sun Sep 07, 2014 5:58 pm

pakthong
-noun
1. another name for nickel silver.
"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 » Mon Sep 08, 2014 2:34 am

pakthong
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1. preparation undertaken by an insecure male beachgoer prior to hunting the elusive babeosaurus.
"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 PKMKII » Tue Nov 04, 2014 12:28 am

horology
-noun
1. the art or science of making timepieces or of measuring time.
"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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Postby Griffin » Tue Nov 04, 2014 10:02 am

portensup

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to get a take-away mug of wine (first use. 1654)
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII » Thu Nov 06, 2014 12:17 am

rogation
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1. Usually, rogations. Ecclesiastical. solemn supplication, especially as chanted during procession on the three days (Rogation Days) before Ascension Day.
2. Roman History.
a. the proposing by the consuls or tribunes of a law to be passed by the people.
b. a law so proposed.
"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 fremont » Fri Nov 07, 2014 4:07 am

Bode
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To be an omen of.
Archaic To predict; foretell.

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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII » Tue Dec 02, 2014 12:25 am

clapperclaw
-verb
1. to claw or scratch with the hands and nails
2. to revile; abuse
"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 bonsaiherb » Thu Dec 04, 2014 4:12 pm

Hi,

Actually I am looking for a word, not contributing one. I hope you don't mind.

Humans have often been categorized into being Users/Takers and then the Givers/ Nurturers, empathy whatever.

Christians and Muslims might narrow it done to those that believe and those that don't.

Not gonna get into what I am, but I think there is a THIRD. The Pied Piper, who is a talker as well as taker, but doesn't really know where he is going but leads a lot of people into following him or her to wherever. Sometimes to bad places.

I guess User would be closest here. Sorry I can't express myself better but it reflects a community issue of a person who uses others to get her way/objectives done, but refuses to step up to the plate herself. A get things started person who lets the followers out to hang.

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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Cardinal Fang » Fri Dec 05, 2014 5:41 pm

bonsaiherb wrote:Hi,

Actually I am looking for a word, not contributing one. I hope you don't mind.

Humans have often been categorized into being Users/Takers and then the Givers/ Nurturers, empathy whatever.

Christians and Muslims might narrow it done to those that believe and those that don't.

Not gonna get into what I am, but I think there is a THIRD. The Pied Piper, who is a talker as well as taker, but doesn't really know where he is going but leads a lot of people into following him or her to wherever. Sometimes to bad places.

I guess User would be closest here. Sorry I can't express myself better but it reflects a community issue of a person who uses others to get her way/objectives done, but refuses to step up to the plate herself. A get things started person who lets the followers out to hang.


I can think of a word - but it's possibly not for use in polite society.

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Re: Word of the Day

Postby bonsaiherb » Fri Dec 05, 2014 6:30 pm

Himmelherrgottkreuzmillionendonnenderwetter

Cardinal Fang, I can't even think of the impolite word. So much for my wordsmithing. Pied Piper will be what I will use. Strange thing though ... this morn I got this request from a local newspaper editor.

"“I need your help. I need a metaphor. Tell me of a plant, preferably a crop plant or something like that which performs for a while, becomes less prolific, and has to be uprooted and replanted to improve the harvest.”

I thought and thought but came up with nothing easy. Ended up posting a very rough plant article from which he can trench out something. I entitled it as plants, garden and community. http://sequimplants.com/plants-garden-community

Hope to improve on it but it basically was my garden feedback to the request. Edits to the article would be wonderful as would be a crop plant metaphor which I failed to provide.

Sorry to stray off the normal word topic, but when I find a better Godamn I will send it on.

I think I will edit the article with a line such as "Politics is much like compost. You prefer not knowing the contents or what went into it." Throw in 'Community' as well. Rather discouraged by some of the local newspaper stuff.

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Postby Nef Yoo BlackBeard » Sat Dec 13, 2014 7:14 pm

bum
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bum
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII » Mon Dec 22, 2014 12:37 am

spherule
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1. a small sphere or spherical body.
"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 » Mon Dec 22, 2014 5:38 am

codpiece
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A portion of fish.

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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII » Mon Dec 22, 2014 4:52 pm

frug
-noun
1. a dance deriving from the twist.
-verb (used without object)
2. to dance the frug.
"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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