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Re: Word of the Day

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial » Sun Jun 30, 2013 2:05 am

relision
-noun
the philosophy of a drunken priest.
"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

What happens when all the renewable energy runs out?
-- Victoria Ayling

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 PKMKII » Mon Jul 01, 2013 12:34 am

pterion
-noun
the craniometric point at the side of the sphenoidal fontanelle.
"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 Ravi Oli » Mon Jul 01, 2013 4:39 am

ptyrion [n]

the point at which Tyrion Lannister takes no more sh1t from his old man.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby black bart » Mon Jul 01, 2013 10:54 am

Terry O'Dactyll n.

1. An Irish builder with a swollen finger.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby DavidH » Mon Jul 01, 2013 11:31 am

Peccadillo
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A cross between a peccary and an armadillo.

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Re: Word of the Day

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial » Mon Jul 01, 2013 11:59 pm

pterrorist
-noun
an angry bird
"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

What happens when all the renewable energy runs out?
-- Victoria Ayling

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 PKMKII » Tue Jul 02, 2013 12:49 am

farad
-noun Electricity.
the SI unit of capacitance, formally defined to be the capacitance of a capacitor between the plates of which there appears a potential difference of one volt when it is charged by a quantity of electricity equal to one coulomb. Symbol: F
"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 » Tue Jul 02, 2013 5:20 am

soapad
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The SI unit of televisual irrelevance, defined as the degree of confusion induced in a standard grandma by three millinips of alcohol and a conversation with that Mrs Jones from over the road.

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Re: Word of the Day

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial » Thu Jul 04, 2013 12:42 am

nearad
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the unit of closeness; the measure of how close one thing is to another thing.
"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

What happens when all the renewable energy runs out?
-- Victoria Ayling

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 » Thu Jul 04, 2013 3:57 am

inferrad [v]
to imply a trouser leg has a capacity of one ferret.

deferrad [v]

to put of measuring the ferret holding capacity of a trouser leg.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII » Thu Jul 04, 2013 11:44 am

niblick
-noun
a club with an iron head, the face of which has the greatest slope of all the irons, for hitting the ball with maximum loft.
"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 Ravi Oli » Thu Jul 04, 2013 5:43 pm

Niblick [n]

a lesser known dwarf who failed to make the starting lineup in The Hobbit.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial » Thu Jul 04, 2013 10:47 pm

niblick
-noun
cunnilingus, or in some unfortunate cases, fellatio.
"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

What happens when all the renewable energy runs out?
-- Victoria Ayling

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 PKMKII » Fri Jul 05, 2013 7:20 pm

fiduciary
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1. Law. a person to whom property or power is entrusted for the benefit of another.
-adjective
2. Law. of or pertaining to the relation between a fiduciary and his or her principal: a fiduciary capacity; a fiduciary duty.
3. of, based on, or in the nature of trust and confidence, as in public affairs: a fiduciary obligation of government employees.
4. depending on public confidence for value or currency, as fiat money.
"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 » Fri Jul 05, 2013 11:16 pm

voodooduciary
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1. Supply side economics.
2. Those who benefit from this system.
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