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Re: Word of the Day

Postby DavidH » Sat Dec 14, 2013 1:46 pm

stern chase
-n. (nautical)

Pursuit in an attempt to achieve stern union

A stern chase is a long chase.

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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Ravi Oli » Sun Dec 15, 2013 5:15 am

spermutation [n]

1. a pod of sperm whales off on a holiday.
2. the outcome of excessive pocket tennis play.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial » Sun Dec 15, 2013 11:17 pm

sternonation
-noun
a country that can't afford alcohol.
"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 Dec 17, 2013 1:35 am

yorp
-verb
to shout
"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 » Tue Dec 17, 2013 1:44 am

tworp
-noun
Nef Yoo.
"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

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Re: Word of the Day

Postby Ravi Oli » Tue Dec 17, 2013 4:56 am

Tworp and Yorp

Nahhh doesn't work.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII » Wed Dec 18, 2013 12:25 pm

qiviut
-noun
the soft, dense, light-brown woolly undercoat of the musk ox, used in making fabrics.
"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 » Thu Dec 19, 2013 9:44 am

Handicap
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A useful hat.

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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII » Fri Dec 20, 2013 3:57 am

opsimath
-noun
a person who learns late in life
"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 » Sat Dec 21, 2013 12:58 am

quackview
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the soft, dense, light-brown woolly thought process of the American Republican, used in making up "facts".


opsibath
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a person who learns to clean himself late in life
"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

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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII » Sat Dec 21, 2013 8:48 pm

slart
-verb
to spill (something): to slart the salt
"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 » Sun Dec 22, 2013 12:56 am

splart
-verb
to land after being spilled.
"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 » Sun Dec 22, 2013 4:45 pm

slart [n]

a vaporous fart, not quite solid but more than just gases, that leaves embarrassing stains on underclothes.

Slartibartfast [n]

award-winning coastline designer specializing in fjords.
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Re: Word of the Day

Postby PKMKII » Mon Dec 23, 2013 1:43 pm

parageusia
-noun
an abnormal or hallucinatory sense of taste.
"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 Dec 23, 2013 10:53 pm

paralytigeusia [n]

an abnormal or absent sense of taste brought on by over-consumption of alcohol.
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