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Re: Word of the Day

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial on Wed Oct 16, 2013 1:36 am

girstle
-noun
a tough chick.
"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

OK, now let's look at four dimensions on the blackboard.
-- Dr. Joy

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 on Thu Oct 17, 2013 10:17 pm

omber
-noun
1. a card game popular in the 17th and 18th centuries and played, usually by three persons, with 40 cards.
2. the player undertaking to win the pool in this game.
"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 on Fri Oct 18, 2013 5:26 am

Omberella
-prop. n.

A legendary homicidal female player of Omber.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Roy Hunter on Fri Oct 18, 2013 5:48 am

burnt omber
-noun
the winning victim of a sore loser at cards.
"I don't mean to sound bitter, cynical or cruel; but I am, so that's how it comes out." ~ Bill Hicks.
"To argue with a person who has renounced reason is like administering medicine to the dead." ~ Thomas Paine.
"One should not believe everything one reads on the internet." ~ Abraham Lincoln.
"If you're making a political point wearing a balaclava, you're a c***. It was true for the IRA and it's true now." ~ daftbeaker.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII on Fri Oct 18, 2013 9:45 pm

treacle
-noun
1. contrived or unrestrained sentimentality: a movie plot of the most shameless treacle.
2. British.
a. molasses, especially that which is drained from the vats used in sugar refining.
b. Also called golden syrup. a mild mixture of molasses, corn syrup, etc., used in cooking or as a table syrup.
3. Pharmacology Obsolete. any of various medicinal compounds, formerly used as antidotes for poison.
"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 on Fri Oct 18, 2013 11:49 pm

treacle
-noun
the rate at which molasses flows in January.

omber
-noun
one who ombs.
"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

OK, now let's look at four dimensions on the blackboard.
-- Dr. Joy

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 Rev. Rowan Redbeard on Sat Oct 19, 2013 1:40 am

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Re: Word of the Day

Postby DavidH on Sat Oct 19, 2013 5:32 am

Jihad

The cry of the fundamentalist cowboy.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Roy Hunter on Sat Oct 19, 2013 6:59 am

treacle
-noun (Cockney colloq.)
an attractive lady - contraction of 'treacle tart'
"I don't mean to sound bitter, cynical or cruel; but I am, so that's how it comes out." ~ Bill Hicks.
"To argue with a person who has renounced reason is like administering medicine to the dead." ~ Thomas Paine.
"One should not believe everything one reads on the internet." ~ Abraham Lincoln.
"If you're making a political point wearing a balaclava, you're a c***. It was true for the IRA and it's true now." ~ daftbeaker.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby DavidH on Sun Oct 20, 2013 2:37 pm

Australian kiss
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Like a French kiss, but down under.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Ravi Oli on Sun Oct 20, 2013 6:08 pm

Liverpool / Glaskow Kiss

a touch of foreheads as a sign of respect for an opponent

DavidH wrote:Jihad

The cry of the fundamentalist cowboy.

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Send lawyers, guns and money...
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII on Thu Oct 24, 2013 9:19 pm

berberidaceae
-noun
shrubs or herbs.
"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 on Fri Oct 25, 2013 12:34 am

beriberidaceae
-noun
Thiamine-free shrubs or herbs.
"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

OK, now let's look at four dimensions on the blackboard.
-- Dr. Joy

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 Rev. Rowan Redbeard on Fri Oct 25, 2013 12:58 am

"Bring us... a berberidaceaery."
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Roy Hunter on Fri Oct 25, 2013 8:04 am

barberdaceae
-verb
to trim one's shrubbery.
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"I don't mean to sound bitter, cynical or cruel; but I am, so that's how it comes out." ~ Bill Hicks.
"To argue with a person who has renounced reason is like administering medicine to the dead." ~ Thomas Paine.
"One should not believe everything one reads on the internet." ~ Abraham Lincoln.
"If you're making a political point wearing a balaclava, you're a c***. It was true for the IRA and it's true now." ~ daftbeaker.
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