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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Rev. Rowan Redbeard » Sun Nov 15, 2009 1:07 am

horse-and-buggy

PRONUNCIATION:
(HORS-uhn-BUG-ee)

MEANING:
adjective: Old-fashioned; outdated.

ETYMOLOGY:
Referring to the era before the invention of the automobile, when people often traveled in horse-drawn buggies.

USAGE:
"'You can't continue to run a space-age company with horse-and-buggy methods,' said Angelo Rosati."
Gina Thackara; Business Lessons Basic to Survival; Scranton Times (Pennsylvania); Oct 2, 1996.




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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII » Sun Nov 15, 2009 9:50 am

agog
adjective;
1. Full of excitement or interest; in eager desire; eager, keen.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Milo the dog » Sun Nov 15, 2009 12:27 pm

A goggie n. lolcat
1. The sworn enemy of lolcats.
2. A fool worthy of pitying
3. Arf!
Arf!

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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Ubi Dubius » Mon Nov 16, 2009 5:43 am

agrog
adjective;
1. Full of excitement or alcohol; in eager desire of more rum; drunk, full of rum.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII » Mon Nov 16, 2009 8:02 am

Hogmanay
–noun Scot.
1. the eve of New Year's Day.
2. (lowercase) a gift given on Hogmanay.
"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 » Tue Nov 17, 2009 1:34 am

Hogswatch
–noun Pratchett
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby black bart » Tue Nov 17, 2009 3:47 am

Aardvark noun

1. earth pig
The smoke wafted gently in the breeze across the poop deck and all seemed right in the world.

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Re: Word of the Day

Postby DavidH » Tue Nov 17, 2009 7:29 am

Aardelope noun

1. Product of the union between an aardvark (qv) and an antelope.
The opposite of an antevark.

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Re: Word of the Day

Postby black bart » Tue Nov 17, 2009 7:42 am

DavidH wrote:Aardelope noun

1. Product of the union between an aardvark (qv) and an antelope.
The opposite of an antevark.


That cannot be possible...even Simon King has never seen that happen!!!
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII » Tue Nov 17, 2009 12:41 pm

fastigium
–noun, plural -i⋅ums, -i⋅a
the highest point of a fever or disease; the period of greatest development of an infection.
"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 Nov 17, 2009 1:02 pm

black bart wrote:
DavidH wrote:Aardelope noun

1. Product of the union between an aardvark (qv) and an antelope.
The opposite of an antevark.


That cannot be possible...even Simon King has never seen that happen!!!


Well he should keep his eyes peeled. They do it awful quick. :fsm_rock:

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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Ubi Dubius » Tue Nov 17, 2009 2:24 pm

fastigum
–noun, plural -ums, -ma
chewed bubblegum used as an adhesive when juryrigging repairs.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby pieces o'nine » Wed Nov 18, 2009 12:36 am

Slartibartfast
proper noun
1. one who makes fiddly bits around fjords
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Rev. Rowan Redbeard » Wed Nov 18, 2009 12:42 am

Phartiphukborlz
proper noun
The original name of Slartibartfast...changed until it was acceptable for Radio Broadcast on our planet.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII » Wed Nov 18, 2009 10:58 am

Diegesis
-noun
A narrative or history; a recital or relation.
"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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