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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII on Sun Mar 03, 2013 11:58 am

ostracon
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(in ancient Greece) a potsherd, especially one used as a ballot on which the name of a person voted to be ostracized was inscribed.
"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 Sun Mar 03, 2013 3:22 pm

ostrichcon
noun
a classic con game in which a clown and an ostrich work together with an overweight shoe salesman to convince an unsuspecting person to give them tickets to a Barry Manilow concert.
"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.
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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 Roy Hunter on Sun Mar 03, 2013 4:21 pm

ET, the Extra Terrestrial wrote:ostrichcon
noun
a classic con game in which a clown and an ostrich work together with an overweight shoe salesman to convince an unsuspecting person to give them tickets to a Barry Manilow concert.

Yeah, I can't believe I fell for that hustle. Those shoes were gorgeous, though...
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby pieces o'nine on Sun Mar 03, 2013 5:01 pm

Austrocon
noun
We've got some of them lurking around here.
See also OZtrocon.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby DavidH on Mon Mar 04, 2013 7:07 am

Austrophysics
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Science conducted by Ostrocons.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby black bart on Mon Mar 04, 2013 7:26 am

Australopithecus noun

1. An extinct genus of hominids...well, not extinct as such, they used to come down from the valleys and play against my rugby team when I was in school. :shocked:
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII on Mon Mar 04, 2013 12:02 pm

logorrhea
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1. pathologically incoherent, repetitious speech.
2. incessant or compulsive talkativeness; wearisome volubility.
"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 05, 2013 2:58 am

logorear
noun
the back side of a logo.
"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 Roy Hunter on Tue Mar 05, 2013 9:27 am

logorrhoea
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a serious mental condition whereby one leaves the house with a Nike 'swoosh' on one's hat, D&G sunglasses, a Fred Perry shirt with a Polo sweater over it, Levi Strauss jeans, Calvin Klein breeks and Vans shoes. The wearer believes for some reason that this makes them look good, as opposed to looking like a complete idiot.
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"To argue with a person who has renounced reason is like administering medicine to the dead." ~ Thomas Paine.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby black bart on Tue Mar 05, 2013 11:32 am

Roy Hunter wrote:logorrhoea
-noun
a serious mental condition whereby one leaves the house with a Nike 'swoosh' on one's hat, D&G sunglasses, a Fred Perry shirt with a Polo sweater over it, Levi Strauss jeans, Calvin Klein breeks and Vans shoes. The wearer believes for some reason that this makes them look good, as opposed to looking like a complete idiot.


You forgot to mention the Massive Bright Orange or Gold Ear Phones. It makes me want to kill!
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII on Tue Mar 05, 2013 12:44 pm

conclamation
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An outcry or shout of many together.
"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 pieces o'nine on Tue Mar 05, 2013 10:00 pm

conclaymation
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A presentation including stop-motion animation.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Ravi Oli on Wed Mar 06, 2013 8:20 am

cornfednation [n]

the USA if the South had won.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby black bart on Wed Mar 06, 2013 8:22 am

cornbeeffednation noun

The Falklands if Argentina had won.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby DavidH on Wed Mar 06, 2013 3:31 pm

hallucination
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A country where everybody is called Lucy.
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