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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII » Wed Nov 11, 2009 10:51 am

berceuse
–noun, plural -ceuses
1. a cradlesong; lullaby.
2. a composition for instrument or voice, having a soothing, reflective character.
"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 » Wed Nov 11, 2009 1:27 pm

pieces o'nine wrote:swink [swɪŋk] vb
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1. provide a plausible definition.
2. No fair looking it up!


swinken - to work, toil. Middle English, probably not used much after C15.
No, I didn't look it up. Nyer, nyer.

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Re: Word of the Day

Postby pieces o'nine » Wed Nov 11, 2009 10:08 pm

^ Verra goode, fellow worde-smythe.


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Re: Word of the Day

Postby DavidH » Thu Nov 12, 2009 2:27 am

Thank you!
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby black bart » Thu Nov 12, 2009 4:51 am

Frabjous:

adjective,
1. Joyful...'Oh Frabjous Day!'

:nefyoobash: Having a Frabjous Time.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Ubi Dubium » Thu Nov 12, 2009 7:27 am

Calloo, Callay!

:nefyoobash: Having a Wonderful Time!
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby black bart » Thu Nov 12, 2009 7:40 am

Ubi Dubium wrote:Calloo, Callay!

:nefyoobash: Having a Wonderful Time!
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That's going back a bit. While I was watching that I wondered if Robert Smith, lead singer of The Cure, was at all influenced by Tiny Tim in his singing style. The random facial expressions are very similar. This isn't a very good example of that but it's brilliant anyway:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ORc5Td_T6og
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby TwistedSister » Thu Nov 12, 2009 9:12 am

My question is Do YOU love Tiny Tim????
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII » Thu Nov 12, 2009 10:06 am

sibilant
–adjective
1. hissing.
2. Phonetics. characterized by a hissing sound; noting sounds like those spelled with s in this, rose, pressure, pleasure, and certain similar uses of ch, sh, z, zh, etc.
–noun
3. Phonetics. a sibilant consonant.

Roy Hunter wrote:[offtopic]Milo ABSOLUTELY LOVES Tiny Tim![/offtopic]


His singing must be hitting some really high frequency only dogs can hear.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby black bart » Fri Nov 13, 2009 5:50 am

Fraserist Noun

1. To be Highly pessimistic in one's outlook - 'We're doomed, I say. Doomed'
2. To be a dour Scotsman

Not to be confused with:

FrasieristNoun

1. To be pompous and more British than the British
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII » Fri Nov 13, 2009 11:23 am

bork
–verb (used with object)
to attack (a candidate or public figure) systematically, esp. in the media.
"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 daftbeaker » Fri Nov 13, 2009 11:32 am

PKMKII wrote:bork
–verb (used with object)
to attack (a candidate or public figure) systematically, esp. in the media.

Also active use of break. See also borked, to describe something broken or malfunctioning, often electrical.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby bacon » Fri Nov 13, 2009 12:59 pm

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Re: Word of the Day

Postby black bart » Fri Nov 13, 2009 1:47 pm

Bjorked Adj

1. To be obsessed with Icelandic pop music
2. To be Oh so quiet
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII » Sun Nov 15, 2009 1:01 am

ginger
–noun
1. a reedlike plant, Zingiber officinale, native to the East Indies but now cultivated in most tropical countries, having a pungent, spicy rhizome used in cookery and medicine. Compare ginger family.
2. any of various related or similar plants.
3. Informal. piquancy; animation: plenty of ginger in their performance of the dance.
4. a yellowish or reddish brown.
–verb (used with object)
5. to treat or flavor with ginger.
6. Informal. to impart piquancy or spirit to; enliven (usually fol. by up): to ginger up a talk with a few jokes.
–adjective
7. flavored or made with ginger.
"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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