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Re: Word of the Day

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial on Mon Mar 10, 2014 1:34 am

ambidextrorotatory
-adjective
turning both to the right and to the left, as with the infamous "Tute Screw" of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where no matter which way you turn it, it just goes further in.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby DavidH on Mon Mar 10, 2014 5:39 am

Tute Screw
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A prostitute's nightmare.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII on Fri Mar 14, 2014 7:52 am

adit
-noun
1. an entrance or a passage.
2. Also called entry. Mining. a nearly horizontal passage leading into a mine.
3. an approach or access.
"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 Roy Hunter on Fri Mar 14, 2014 9:18 am

a-dit!
-noun
the noise a Morse operator makes when they sneeze
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby DavidH on Fri Mar 14, 2014 2:23 pm

b-dit
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A secondary entrance to a mine.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Rev. Rowan Redbeard on Fri Mar 14, 2014 4:02 pm

just b-dit
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Part of the lyrics to a Michael Jackson song.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII on Sun Mar 16, 2014 1:52 am

ghat
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1. a wide set of steps descending to a river, especially a river used for bathing.
2. a mountain pass.
3. a mountain range or escarpment.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby DavidH on Sun Mar 16, 2014 6:17 am

ghat
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2. The seventh hat in your wardrobe.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial on Sun Mar 16, 2014 5:43 pm

ghet
-noun
The central ingredient for making that holiest of foods, spaghetti.
"Mit der Dummheit kämpfen Götter selbst vergebens."
("Against stupidity, the gods themselves contend in vain.")
-- Friedrich Schiller (1759–1805)
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-- Philip K Dick

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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 on Mon Mar 17, 2014 8:44 am

beghat [n]

a succession of downriver ghats.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII on Mon Mar 17, 2014 9:35 pm

thalamotomy
-noun
destruction of a portion of the thalamus by stereotaxis for the relief of pain, involuntary movements, epilepsy, or emotional disturbances.
"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 Mon Mar 17, 2014 9:59 pm

disoriented
-adjective
having a disrespectful attitude towards Asians.
"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 Tue Mar 18, 2014 8:57 pm

venipuncture
-noun
the puncture of a vein for surgical or therapeutic purposes or for collecting blood specimens for analysis.
"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 Tue Mar 18, 2014 9:54 pm

Venuspuncture
-noun
What happens when the Solar system runs over a nail.
"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 Ravi Oli on Wed Mar 19, 2014 3:30 am

veni-vidi-vicipuncture

I came, I saw, I got a flat on the way home
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