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Re: Word of the Day

Postby DavidH » Wed Oct 10, 2012 4:40 am

leotard
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2. A dyslexic leopard.

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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII » Wed Oct 10, 2012 7:16 am

divestiture
-noun
1. the act of divesting.
2. the state of being divested.
3. something, as property or investments, that has been divested: to reexamine the company's acquisitions and divestitures.
4. Also, divesture. the sale of business holdings or part of a company, especially under legal compulsion.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby DavidH » Wed Oct 10, 2012 7:23 am

divestiture
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5. The act of compelling a Welshman to wear a vest.
6. The act of compelling anybody, including Welshmen, to wear a vest.

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Re: Word of the Day

Postby black bart » Wed Oct 10, 2012 7:49 am

DavidH wrote:divestiture
-n.

5. The act of compelling a Welshman to wear a vest.
6. The act of compelling anybody, including Welshmen, to wear a vest.


My mum used to do that! :cry: I hated wearing a vest.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby pieces o'nine » Wed Oct 10, 2012 2:53 pm

DavidH wrote:divestiture
-n.

5. The act of compelling a Welshman to wear a vest.
6. The act of compelling anybody, including Welshmen, to wear a vest.

7. The act of removing vestments.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Ravi Oli » Wed Oct 10, 2012 5:22 pm

Investiture [n]

Formal "putting a Welshman into his vest" ceremony
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII » Thu Oct 11, 2012 7:45 pm

moxibustion
-noun
a method of treatment, originally in Chinese medicine, in which a moxa is burned on the skin.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Ravi Oli » Fri Oct 12, 2012 3:37 am

motza [n] [Strine]

Large amount of money, possibly what it would take to remove said ^ skin branding.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII » Fri Oct 12, 2012 7:15 am

apostil
-noun
a marginal annotation or note.
"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 black bart » Fri Oct 12, 2012 7:20 am

apostle spoon noun

1. Spoon with figure of Apostle on the handle.

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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII » Sat Oct 13, 2012 10:39 am

Aposteme
-noun
An abscess; a swelling filled with purulent 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 Rev. Rowan Redbeard » Sat Oct 13, 2012 10:45 am

PKMKII wrote:Aposteme
-noun
An abscess; a swelling filled with purulent matter.


Apastame
interjection

What someone says while waiting to be served noodles. Must be said with an Italian accent.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII » Sun Oct 14, 2012 11:53 am

cromulent
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fine, acceptable
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby pieces o'nine » Sun Oct 14, 2012 3:08 pm

cromulent
-adjective
1. fine, acceptable
2. condition of being in thrall to Crom (Ah, but that is another story)
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby daftbeaker » Sun Oct 14, 2012 3:34 pm

cromulent
-adjective
1. fine, acceptable
2. condition of being in thrall to Crom (Ah, but that is another story)
3. reminding Crom of items that have been borrowed (which may or may not have been Crom's to lend)
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