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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Roy Hunter on Fri Jan 25, 2013 8:37 am

paleogeezer
-noun
a wide-boy Jack-the-lad so old that he has become a fossil (cf Rod Stewart, Peter Stringfellow, DavidH etc).
"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 Sat Jan 26, 2013 11:08 am

perspicacity
-noun
1. keenness of mental perception and understanding; discernment; penetration.
2. Archaic. keen vision.
"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 Sat Jan 26, 2013 1:29 pm

perspexassity
-noun
the act of revealing oneself to be the user of a clear plastic prosthetic derrière.
"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 Ravi Oli on Sat Jan 26, 2013 3:05 pm

Perspex City

a town in which no one has any secrets.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial on Sat Jan 26, 2013 7:29 pm

periscopacity
verb
Painting over the lens of a periscope.
"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 Sun Jan 27, 2013 7:38 am

perspicacity
-n.

3. A city made of Perspex
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII on Sun Jan 27, 2013 2:24 pm

intemerate
-adjective
inviolate; undefiled; unsullied; pure.
"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 Jan 27, 2013 8:20 pm

inthemermaid
noun
A conundrum.
"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 black bart on Mon Jan 28, 2013 6:08 am

Uptheoldseadog verb? noun?

1. The name of an olde Inne

2. Where Cap'n Redbeard Rum can be found.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII on Mon Jan 28, 2013 12:15 pm

crinoid
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1. any echinoderm of the class Crinoidea, having a cup-shaped body to which are attached branched, radiating arms, comprising the sea lilies, feather stars, and various fossil forms.
-adjective
2. belonging or pertaining to the Crinoidea.
3. lilylike.
"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 PKMKII on Tue Jan 29, 2013 12:15 pm

word-hoard
-noun
a person's vocabulary.
"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 daftbeaker on Tue Jan 29, 2013 12:37 pm

woad hoard
-noun
where Celts keep their body paint.
A casual stroll through the lunatic asylum shows that faith does not prove anything - Friedrich Nietzsche

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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Roy Hunter on Tue Jan 29, 2013 3:15 pm

Word-whore
-noun
"Fi' dolla' GI Joe, me write you long time..."
"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 ET, the Extra Terrestrial on Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:53 pm

^ Now THAT's funny.
"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

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Re: Word of the Day

Postby black bart on Wed Jan 30, 2013 7:23 am

^
I hope it's not from experience!

When I was a kid we had girl pen pals from all over the world. My mate had an Oriental pen pal who always wrote 'SWALK' on the outside of her envelopes...we were convinced it meant "Sealed with a loving Karate Chop".
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