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Re: Word of the Day

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial on Mon Apr 07, 2014 12:44 am

theodorlite
-noun
The sign over the men's room door that lights up and says "occupied" when someone is inside.
"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 DavidH on Mon Apr 07, 2014 5:19 am

Theo Dolites

1351 - 86

A celebrated Archimodonvert of the Paleophrascian period, noted for his translation of the Yταλκαδιάζω of Polydibulos into Ukranian.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Roy Hunter on Mon Apr 07, 2014 6:04 am

Theo Daylight
(1913-1954)
Jazz Ukulelist born Theodore August Bedstead in New Orleans, he adopted the stage name Daylight at the age of 14. Daylight was discovered by William Anderson, Duke Ellington's trombonist, in a Basin Street shebeen. Anderson took Daylight on the road, later sold him to Count Basie for two cases of beer and a tenor saxophonist called Woodward, and it was in Basie's band that he sustained the injuries that would eventually prove fatal, following a fight with drummer Buddy Rich over the spelling of the word 'Mixolydian'. Daylight was married five times to four women, and was survived by three of them and the two children of the other one. His ashes were scattered by accident in the 'Colored Only' waiting room at the train station in Birmingham, Alabama.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII on Mon Apr 07, 2014 11:05 pm

achromic
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colorless; without coloring matter.
"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 Apr 08, 2014 2:05 am

akarmic
-adjective
the quality bestowed by the legendary get-out-of-sin-free card.
"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 Tue Apr 08, 2014 5:28 pm

dichromate [n]

an idiot of a friend who will stick with you through thick or thin
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII on Tue Apr 08, 2014 11:16 pm

refulgent
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shining brightly; radiant; gleaming: Crystal chandeliers and gilded walls made the opera house a refulgent setting for the ball.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial on 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

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 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

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Re: Word of the Day

Postby DavidH on 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 on Thu Apr 10, 2014 7:55 pm

ptomaine
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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

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Re: Word of the Day

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial on 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

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 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 Roy Hunter on Fri Apr 11, 2014 7:22 am

ptoo-man
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the owner of a cuspidor.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby DavidH on 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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