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Re: Word of the Day

Postby pieces o'nine » Sun Oct 07, 2012 3:50 pm

negatif
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What should always be kept in a safe place when carrying out blackmail over incidents of manual controlling the soft stops of older organs.


apertif
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What may be enjoyed during profitable applications of negatifs.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII » Mon Oct 08, 2012 8:49 am

askesis
-noun
strict self-discipline or self-control, as for religious or meditative purposes.
"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 » Mon Oct 08, 2012 2:13 pm

askisis
-noun
1. Refusal to accept the existence of skiing or of skis.
2. Denying the evidence of moguls, schussing, or ascension via "ski lifts".
3. Non-membership in either Alpine, Nordic, or Reformed Cross Country denominations.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Rev. Rowan Redbeard » Mon Oct 08, 2012 2:20 pm

pieces o'nine wrote:askisis
-noun
1. Refusal to accept the existence of skiing or of skis.
2. Denying the evidence of moguls, schussing, or ascension via "ski lifts".
3. Non-membership in either Alpine, Nordic, or Reformed Cross Country denominations.

4. A common reply in ancient Egypt when a child asked a parent, "Why does the Nile flood every year?"
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Ravi Oli » Mon Oct 08, 2012 4:45 pm

Rev. Rowan Redbeard wrote:4. A common reply in ancient Egypt when a child asked a parent, "Why does the Nile flood every year?"

Damn it Rev.... I was thinking along that line too. :idiot: :haha:
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII » Tue Oct 09, 2012 7:36 am

catachresis
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misuse or strained use of words, as in a mixed metaphor, occurring either in error or for rhetorical effect.
"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 » Tue Oct 09, 2012 5:16 pm

leotard [n]

spotted, skin-tight garment Tarzan would look absolutely ridiculous wearing.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby DavidH » Wed Oct 10, 2012 4:40 am

leotard
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2. A dyslexic leopard.

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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII » Wed Oct 10, 2012 7:16 am

divestiture
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1. the act of divesting.
2. the state of being divested.
3. something, as property or investments, that has been divested: to reexamine the company's acquisitions and divestitures.
4. Also, divesture. the sale of business holdings or part of a company, especially under legal compulsion.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby DavidH » Wed Oct 10, 2012 7:23 am

divestiture
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5. The act of compelling a Welshman to wear a vest.
6. The act of compelling anybody, including Welshmen, to wear a vest.

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Re: Word of the Day

Postby black bart » Wed Oct 10, 2012 7:49 am

DavidH wrote:divestiture
-n.

5. The act of compelling a Welshman to wear a vest.
6. The act of compelling anybody, including Welshmen, to wear a vest.


My mum used to do that! :cry: I hated wearing a vest.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby pieces o'nine » Wed Oct 10, 2012 2:53 pm

DavidH wrote:divestiture
-n.

5. The act of compelling a Welshman to wear a vest.
6. The act of compelling anybody, including Welshmen, to wear a vest.

7. The act of removing vestments.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Ravi Oli » Wed Oct 10, 2012 5:22 pm

Investiture [n]

Formal "putting a Welshman into his vest" ceremony
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII » Thu Oct 11, 2012 7:45 pm

moxibustion
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a method of treatment, originally in Chinese medicine, in which a moxa is burned on the skin.
"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 » Fri Oct 12, 2012 3:37 am

motza [n] [Strine]

Large amount of money, possibly what it would take to remove said ^ skin branding.
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