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Re: Word of the Day

Postby DavidH on Thu Apr 25, 2013 4:41 am

vul..

No, that's too notty - forget it. :blush:
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby black bart on Thu Apr 25, 2013 9:51 am

Flounder verb

1. To struggle clumsily or helplessly
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby DavidH on Thu Apr 25, 2013 1:06 pm

flounder
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a sort of fishy thing
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Ravi Oli on Thu Apr 25, 2013 5:33 pm

blounder [n]

a dishonorable flounder often caught mowing his neighbour's seaweed.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII on Fri Apr 26, 2013 1:18 am

aurochs
-noun
1. a large, black European wild ox, Bos primigenius: extinct since 1627.
2. (not used scientifically) the European bison.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Ravi Oli on Fri Apr 26, 2013 3:31 am

The Female Aurochs

a lesser know novel about the failed Bovine Feminist Movement
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Roy Hunter on Fri Apr 26, 2013 4:30 am

Never Mind The Aurochs, Here's The Ox Pistols
-noun
Ground-breaking bovine punk album, released in 1977 on the EMmoooo! label.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby black bart on Fri Apr 26, 2013 6:44 am

Aurochnophobia noun

1. Fear of Bullocks (a real bastard when they infest your house).
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Ravi Oli on Fri Apr 26, 2013 4:56 pm

Aurochnophile [n]

a lover of bullshite ^. :haha:
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial on Sat Apr 27, 2013 12:30 am

aurochs
-noun, plural
more than one auroch.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby pieces o'nine on Sat Apr 27, 2013 2:12 pm

arrrghochs
-noun, plural
sea-going bison
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII on Sat Apr 27, 2013 5:04 pm

gantlet
-noun
1. Railroads. a track construction used in narrow places, in which two parallel tracks converge so that their inner rails cross, run parallel, and diverge again, thus allowing a train to remain on its own track at all times.
-verb
2. Railroads. to form or lay down as a gantlet: to gantlet tracks.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial on Sat Apr 27, 2013 10:03 pm

giantlet
-noun
A miniature giant.
"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

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-- Dr. Joy

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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Roy Hunter on Sun Apr 28, 2013 8:06 am

ganting
-verb (Scots colloq.)
being desirous of conjugal relations.
-useage: "Aw man, let's fire up tae the dancin', find some wee slappers. Ah'm pure ganting fur it, so um ur!"
"I don't mean to sound bitter, cynical or cruel; but I am, so that's how it comes out." ~ Bill Hicks.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby DavidH on Sun Apr 28, 2013 8:58 am

panting
vb. pres. part.

Non-Scottish version of ganting
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