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Re: Word of the Day

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial » Wed Apr 09, 2014 12:29 am

refulgerator
-noun
a light bulb that comes on when a door is opened.
"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 » Wed Apr 09, 2014 9:03 pm

collywobbles
-noun
1. intestinal cramps or other intestinal disturbances.
2. a feeling of fear, apprehension, or nervousness.
"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 » Thu Apr 10, 2014 11:20 am

collywobbles

2] Antics of an inebriated sheepdog.

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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII » Thu Apr 10, 2014 7:55 pm

ptomaine
-noun
any of a class of foul-smelling nitrogenous substances produced by bacteria during putrefaction of animal or plant protein: formerly thought to be toxic.
"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 » Fri Apr 11, 2014 1:56 am

Wallycobbles
-noun
paving stones placed by the Beaver's older brother.

potatomaine
-noun
what we grow and where we grow it.
"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 Ravi Oli » Fri Apr 11, 2014 4:53 am

toemaine
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any of a class of foul-smelling nitrogenous substances produced by bacteria during putrefaction of sweat and animal protein in socks and shoes: definitely known to be toxic.
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Re: Word of the Day

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

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

ptomania
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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
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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
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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

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 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

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 » 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

"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 » Thu Apr 17, 2014 5:09 am

mattress
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The adult female trass


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