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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII on Sat Apr 19, 2014 11:40 pm

bunko
-noun
1. a swindle in which a person is cheated at gambling, persuaded to buy a nonexistent, unsalable, or worthless object, or otherwise victimized.
2. any misrepresentation.
-verb
3. to victimize by a bunko.
"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 Sun Apr 20, 2014 5:28 am

bunko's ghost
-noun
victims of previous swindles that haunt you
"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.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII on Sun Apr 20, 2014 2:23 pm

autophagia
-noun
1. controlled digestion of damaged organelles within a cell.
2. the maintenance of bodily nutrition by the metabolic breakdown of some bodily tissues.
"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 ET, the Extra Terrestrial on Sun Apr 20, 2014 7:02 pm

bunko
-noun
a place to sleep after drinking all the whiskey from the jar-o.

autophagia
-noun
The act of eating an automobile.
"Mit der Dummheit kämpfen Götter selbst vergebens."
("Against stupidity, the gods themselves contend in vain.")
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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 Seaman Staines on Mon Apr 21, 2014 12:26 am

Cummingtonite
A metamorphic amphibole (mineral)
Named after the town of Cummington, Massachusetts, where it was discovered in 1824
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It'll wash out.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Ravi Oli on Mon Apr 21, 2014 8:25 am

snortophagia [n]

consumption of nasal secretions

rortophagia [n]

consumption of fad dietary suppliment that has sfa effect on the maintenance of bodily nutrition
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby DavidH on Mon Apr 21, 2014 9:02 am

Cummingtonite

A gleeful expectation of anticipated sexual activity.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII on Mon Apr 21, 2014 9:55 pm

harquebus
-noun
any of several small-caliber long guns operated by a matchlock or wheel-lock mechanism, dating from about 1400.
"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 Wed Apr 23, 2014 1:01 am

harlequinbus
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a limo full of clowns.
"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 Apr 23, 2014 4:22 am

farquebus [n]

a broken down bus. [well someone had to do it]
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Roy Hunter on Wed Apr 23, 2014 7:00 am

hark-a-bus
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the noise a bus makes approaching the bus stop.
"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.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby DavidH on Wed Apr 23, 2014 7:41 am

fuck a pig

Exclamation of surprise.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII on Wed Apr 23, 2014 7:45 am

scherzo
-noun
a movement or passage of light or playful character, especially as the second or third movement of a sonata or a symphony.
"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 Wed Apr 23, 2014 8:42 am

schizo
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two different movements or passages of light or playful character, played simultaneously by the same orchestra
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Roy Hunter on Wed Apr 23, 2014 12:03 pm

scherzophrenic
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person with bumps on the skull of a light and playful character.
"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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