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Re: Word of the day
« Reply #270 on: April 14, 2015, 10:58:50 AM »
argot

the special vocabulary and idiom of a particular profession or social group

a specialized idiomatic vocabulary peculiar to a particular class or group of people, especially that of an underworld group, devised for private communication and identification

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Re: Word of the day
« Reply #271 on: June 11, 2015, 11:03:31 AM »
dictionary.com word of the day:

'sblood   
\zbluhd\
interjection

1. Obsolete. a euphemistic shortening of God’s blood, used as an oath.

Quotes: 'Sblood, but you will not heare me, / If ever I did dreame of such a matter, abhorre me. (William Shakespeare [1564–1616], Othello, 1622)

Origin: 'Sblood entered English in the late 1500s and is a euphemistic shortening of the interjection God's blood.

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« Reply #272 on: June 17, 2015, 09:51:35 AM »
Try:

'ZOUNDS, which is old English for "God's Wounds" and though the word is "obsolete", the notion is helpful still.
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« Reply #273 on: June 17, 2015, 10:00:14 AM »
Try:

'ZOUNDS, which is old English for "God's Wounds" and though the word is "obsolete", the notion is helpful still.

I thought that was an exclamation they used on Sbooby-Doo? Or was that ZOINKS... ???

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« Reply #274 on: June 17, 2015, 11:47:54 AM »
Try:

'ZOUNDS, which is old English for "God's Wounds" and though the word is "obsolete", the notion is helpful still.

I thought that was an exclamation they used on Sbooby-Doo? Or was that ZOINKS... ???

Wasn't there one for God's Eye? Can't recall persactly.
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« Reply #275 on: July 12, 2015, 10:40:46 AM »
cachinnate

to laugh loudly or immoderately

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Re: Word of the day
« Reply #276 on: July 12, 2015, 11:05:27 AM »
exenteration

Surgical removal of the organs within a body cavity.
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« Reply #277 on: July 24, 2015, 10:21:51 AM »
persiflage

1. light, bantering talk or writing

2. a frivolous or flippant style of treating a subject

Persiflage entered English in the 1750s. It is derived from the French word persifler meaning "to banter."

Example: "Now go away then, and leave me alone. I don't want any more of your meretricious persiflage." (D.H. Lawrence, Women in Love, 1920)

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Re: Word of the day
« Reply #278 on: July 24, 2015, 11:37:30 AM »
Ecdysiast

1. Stripper

Coined by H L Mencken on April 5, 1940.

If you cannot remember everything, instead of everything, I beg you, remember this without fail, that not to share our own wealth with the poor is theft from the poor and deprivation of their means of life; we do not possess our own wealth but theirs.  If we have this attitude, we will certainly offer our money; and by nourishing Christ in poverty here and laying up great profit hereafter, we will be able to attain the good things which are to come. - St. John Chrysostom

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« Reply #279 on: July 26, 2015, 10:01:55 PM »
Ecdysiast

1. Stripper

Coined by H L Mencken on April 5, 1940.



This is a word I would have never expected from you... [smiley not used because I know you consider them evil]

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« Reply #280 on: July 26, 2015, 10:14:22 PM »
adequataquaticism

the term used for all possible actions, words or art of an adequate nature; almost always said about something delightful or inspiring in its adequacy

Example: "Well, I'm off to astonish the world with more feats of adequataquaticism."

See also: adequacivity; adequatulence

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Re: Word of the day
« Reply #281 on: July 27, 2015, 12:09:19 AM »
Ecdysiast

1. Stripper

Coined by H L Mencken on April 5, 1940.



This is a word I would have never expected from you... [smiley not used because I know you consider them evil]

Thank you for keeping evil out of this thread. To clarify, I used to watch the Gypsy Rose Lee show in San Francisco as a kid. She was funny and tended tended to put her guests in somewhat absurd or awkward situations.

If you cannot remember everything, instead of everything, I beg you, remember this without fail, that not to share our own wealth with the poor is theft from the poor and deprivation of their means of life; we do not possess our own wealth but theirs.  If we have this attitude, we will certainly offer our money; and by nourishing Christ in poverty here and laying up great profit hereafter, we will be able to attain the good things which are to come. - St. John Chrysostom

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Re: Word of the day
« Reply #282 on: July 27, 2015, 12:12:30 AM »
ululation

Ululation is a howling or wailing sound. In many cultures, the sound of ululation is common at a funeral, while in others the mourners only sniffle quietly.

I first encountered this word in "Beyond the Wall of Sleep".
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Re: Word of the day
« Reply #283 on: July 28, 2015, 01:33:59 PM »
Ecdysiast

1. Stripper
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Coined by H L Mencken on April 5, 1940.



This is a word I would have never expected from you... [smiley not used because I know you consider them evil]

Thank you for keeping evil out of this thread. To clarify, I used to watch the Gypsy Rose Lee show in San Francisco as a kid. She was funny and tended tended to put her guests in somewhat absurd or awkward situations.

Was that on 16th Street between Mission and Capp St., Homeboy?
But at the level of this verbiage she was an artwork.
 8)
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Re: Word of the day
« Reply #284 on: August 09, 2015, 06:30:42 PM »
atrabilious
 
 \a-truh-BIL-yuh s\ 

1. gloomy; morose; melancholy; morbid.
2. irritable; bad-tempered; splenetic.

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Re: Word of the day
« Reply #285 on: August 23, 2015, 10:24:02 AM »
quiddity

- the inherent nature or essence of someone or something.
- a distinctive feature; a peculiarity.

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Re: Word of the day
« Reply #286 on: August 24, 2015, 06:12:54 AM »
Cicatrice


1. Physiology. new tissue that forms over a wound and later contracts into a scar.

2. Botany. a scar left by a fallen leaf, seed, etc.



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Re: Word of the day
« Reply #287 on: November 23, 2015, 10:42:12 PM »
Salmeagundi

sal·ma·gun·di
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noun: salmagundi; plural noun: salmagundis
a dish of chopped meat, anchovies, eggs, onions, and seasoning.
a general mixture; a miscellaneous collection.
Origin

from French salmigondis, of unknown origin.

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Re: Word of the day
« Reply #288 on: November 24, 2015, 12:08:02 AM »
Ecdysiast

1. Stripper

Coined by H L Mencken on April 5, 1940.



I use a word he coined in my lexicon every so often:

  ombibulous - one who enjoys alcoholic beverages of any kind.


there may be a couple more of his words I use, but I can't think of any right now.
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Re: Word of the day
« Reply #289 on: December 01, 2015, 07:19:06 PM »
tattie-bogle

/ˌtætɪˈboɡəl/
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1. (Scots) A scarecrow.
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Re: Word of the day
« Reply #290 on: December 05, 2015, 07:05:30 PM »
Mor Ephrem is a nice guy.  Just say sorry and it will all be ok. Say I had things that were inside troubling me but I didn't know how to express appropriately. I will not behave that way again but I am seeking help.

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If you cannot remember everything, instead of everything, I beg you, remember this without fail, that not to share our own wealth with the poor is theft from the poor and deprivation of their means of life; we do not possess our own wealth but theirs.  If we have this attitude, we will certainly offer our money; and by nourishing Christ in poverty here and laying up great profit hereafter, we will be able to attain the good things which are to come. - St. John Chrysostom

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Mor Ephrem is a nice guy.  Just say sorry and it will all be ok. Say I had things that were inside troubling me but I didn't know how to express appropriately. I will not behave that way again but I am seeking help.

thank you so much Mor ephrem you are a hero!

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Re: Word of the day
« Reply #293 on: December 06, 2015, 05:15:20 PM »
phalleichmalosis

jerk

I'm afraid I don't follow.

No definition was provided as per the format of this thread so I provided one that I thought was suitable. Nothing more than that.
If you cannot remember everything, instead of everything, I beg you, remember this without fail, that not to share our own wealth with the poor is theft from the poor and deprivation of their means of life; we do not possess our own wealth but theirs.  If we have this attitude, we will certainly offer our money; and by nourishing Christ in poverty here and laying up great profit hereafter, we will be able to attain the good things which are to come. - St. John Chrysostom

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Re: Word of the day
« Reply #294 on: December 13, 2015, 10:32:47 AM »
phalleichmalosis

jerk

I'm afraid I don't follow.

No definition was provided as per the format of this thread so I provided one that I thought was suitable. Nothing more than that.

The word "jerk" seems the better description, since 'malosis' indicates sickness and irritation and 'phalle' points towards.....y'all studied Greek.
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Re: Word of the day
« Reply #295 on: December 14, 2015, 01:05:14 PM »
HEISMAN!
  :) :) :)


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Re: Word of the day
« Reply #296 on: January 09, 2016, 10:12:12 AM »
Deuterostomes: in embryology the first opening formed is the anus;
indicating that even before you opened your mouth, you were.......a mammal.
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Re: Word of the day
« Reply #297 on: January 09, 2016, 05:07:26 PM »
Mor Ephrem is a nice guy.  Just say sorry and it will all be ok. Say I had things that were inside troubling me but I didn't know how to express appropriately. I will not behave that way again but I am seeking help.

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Re: Word of the day
« Reply #298 on: January 09, 2016, 11:28:14 PM »
to Morephremize

If this is a word in common usage here, someone should inform the Ersatzian University Press for the next addition of  "Useful English Terms and Phrases". 
If you cannot remember everything, instead of everything, I beg you, remember this without fail, that not to share our own wealth with the poor is theft from the poor and deprivation of their means of life; we do not possess our own wealth but theirs.  If we have this attitude, we will certainly offer our money; and by nourishing Christ in poverty here and laying up great profit hereafter, we will be able to attain the good things which are to come. - St. John Chrysostom

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« Reply #299 on: January 09, 2016, 11:36:32 PM »
to Morephremize

If this is a word in common usage here, someone should inform the Ersatzian University Press for the next addition of  "Useful English Terms and Phrases".

Do they include vulgarities?
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« Reply #300 on: January 10, 2016, 12:53:24 AM »
to Morephremize

If this is a word in common usage here, someone should inform the Ersatzian University Press for the next addition of  "Useful English Terms and Phrases".

Do they include vulgarities?

I believe it is an Armenian publication and it is conceivable that vulgarities are as rare in Armenia as snakes are in Ireland. On the other hand, Dr. Erstazian was an entomologist who made his wealth in the 1960s based on the medicinal use of fly extracts.

If you bought some, you should be proud that the profits were donated towards good use.
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Re: Word of the day
« Reply #301 on: January 24, 2016, 09:39:55 AM »
'Evil isn't the real threat to the world. Stupid is just as destructive as evil, maybe more so, and it's a hell of a lot more common. What we really need is a crusade against stupid. That might actually make a difference.'~Harry Dresden

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Re: Word of the day
« Reply #302 on: January 24, 2016, 10:05:42 AM »
Saccade, a noun: a rapid movement of the eye between fixation points.

It is noted in reading wherein one may be "blind" which may slow down reading speeds.
Also when viewing one thing and switching to another further away. 
Duration is 15 to 100 milliseconds.
Utilized in neuroscience for discussing such as well as REM sleep.
Some even apply such to thinking various thoughts!
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« Reply #303 on: January 30, 2016, 06:25:38 PM »
That's just spiffing!
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« Reply #304 on: January 30, 2016, 07:34:49 PM »
http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/chevre

Chèvre: French cheese made with goat's milk.
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Re: Word of the day
« Reply #305 on: January 31, 2016, 01:25:30 AM »
Zeugma

(noun): the use of a word to modify or govern two or more words in such a way that it applies to each in a different sense or makes sense with only one (as in "opened the door and her heart to the homeless boy")
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« Reply #306 on: February 10, 2016, 02:28:07 AM »
peccadillo

(noun): a slight offense
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Re: Word of the day
« Reply #307 on: February 10, 2016, 12:10:59 PM »
woebegone

woe·be·gone  (wō′bĭ-gôn′, -gŏn′)
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1. Feeling, showing, or expressing deep sorrow, grief, or wretchedness.
2. Of an inferior or deplorable condition.
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Re: Word of the day
« Reply #308 on: February 11, 2016, 05:19:02 AM »
Amaranthine

1. Of or relating to an Amaranth (an imaginary flower that never fades.)

2.  Eternally beautiful and unfading; everlasting.

3.  Deep purple-red.


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« Reply #309 on: February 29, 2016, 11:03:15 PM »
on fleek

on point, well put, in place, very good

ex: Man, that lecture by Metropolitan Kallistos about deificationary language on 13th century byzantine tombstones was on fleek fo sho! I'm never gonna think about those the same way again!

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Re: Word of the day
« Reply #310 on: March 15, 2016, 04:35:36 PM »
BEEVES

1. plural of beef: cows, bulls, or steers.

Example:

"[T]he Beeves were slain- / When straight the Gods fore-went their following paine/ With dire Ostents." (From Chapman's Odyssey)
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Re: Word of the day
« Reply #311 on: March 20, 2016, 04:46:17 PM »
'Evil isn't the real threat to the world. Stupid is just as destructive as evil, maybe more so, and it's a hell of a lot more common. What we really need is a crusade against stupid. That might actually make a difference.'~Harry Dresden

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« Reply #312 on: March 20, 2016, 07:25:42 PM »
bal·der·dash
[ˈbôldərˌdaSH]
NOUN
senseless talk or writing; nonsense:
"she dismissed talk of plots as “bunkum and balderdash.”"
synonyms: rubbish · gibberish · claptrap · balderdash · blarney · [
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Re: Word of the day
« Reply #313 on: April 10, 2016, 03:09:44 PM »
'Evil isn't the real threat to the world. Stupid is just as destructive as evil, maybe more so, and it's a hell of a lot more common. What we really need is a crusade against stupid. That might actually make a difference.'~Harry Dresden

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Re: Word of the day
« Reply #314 on: May 04, 2016, 01:34:15 AM »
snuggery (noun):  a comfortable or cozy room
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