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07-19-07, 10:46 PM #1
Word or Words of the Day
I saw this at an Aussie Forum I pop into every now and then. Thought I'd see if we could educate ourselves, well, some of us.
Might be helpful in the arcade!!!
pastiche (pa-STEESH) noun
1. An artistic piece, for example a literary, musical, or dramatic work, that imitates works of other artists.
2. A hodgepodge of incongruous parts taken from various sources.
~ From French, from Italian pasticcio (pastiche), from Vulgar Latin pasticium (pasty), from Late Latin pasta (dough).
07-20-07, 08:37 AM #2Banned
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emolument \ih-MOL-yuh-muhnt\, noun:
The wages or perquisites arising from office, employment, or labor; gain; compensation.
Emolument derives from Latin emolumentum, originally a sum paid to a miller for grinding out one's wheat, from molere, "to grind." It is related to molar, the "grinding" tooth.
07-20-07, 09:37 AM #3
STRESS- Stress is the response created when one's mind overrides the body's basic desire to choke the living daylights out of some jerk who desperately deserves it.*************************"It wouldn't take much for me to up and run...to another life somewhere in the sun."*************************"There's something inherently wrong with having to put on a bullet-proof vest and a gun to go to work."-(An old friend)
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07-20-07, 09:52 AM #4
commando underwear (a term I just learned from Tony in the this or that thread): Low-rise thong with unfinished edges to eliminate the appearance of panty lines. Waistband is 1" wide.
07-20-07, 10:07 AM #5
lumpen (lŭm'pən, lŏŏm'-)
1. Of or relating to dispossessed, often displaced people who have been cut off from the socioeconomic class with which they would ordinarily be identified: lumpen intellectuals unable to find work in their fields.
2. Of or relating to the lumpenproletariat.
3. Vulgar or common; plebeian: "Popular novelists and their mass readership remain a despised lumpen minority" (Leslie Fiedler).
07-21-07, 12:50 AM #6
nonage (NON-ij; NOH-nij), noun:
1. The time of life before a person becomes legally of age.
2. A period of youth or immaturity.
Oh and a colour ~
azure ~ light or sky blue; the heraldic colour blue
07-21-07, 02:56 AM #7
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quix·ot·ic /kwɪkˈsɒtɪk/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[kwik-sot-ik] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation
–adjective 1. (sometimes initial capital letter) resembling or befitting Don Quixote.
2. extravagantly chivalrous or romantic; visionary, impractical, or impracticable.
3. impulsive and often rashly unpredictable.
[Origin: 1805–15; (Don) Quixote + -ic]
quix·ot·i·cal&# 183;ly, adverb
—Synonyms 2. fanciful, fantastic, imaginary.
—Antonyms 2. realistic, practical.500 fights, that's the number I figured when I was a kid. 500 street fights and you could consider yourself a legitimate tough guy. You need them for experience. To develop leather skin. So I got started. Of course along the way you stop thinking about being tough and all that. It stops being the point. You get past the silliness of it all. But then, after, you realize that's what you are.
07-21-07, 03:24 AM #8To be born an Englishman, is to be a winner in the Lottery of Life.
I've Talked the Talk and I've Walked the Walk, now I Sit the Sit!
07-21-07, 03:57 AM #9
what you get from unprotected activities with a horizontally accessible woman...or manHe who has the money, signs the cheques.
He who signs the cheques, makes the rules.
He who makes the rules, has the power.
He who has the power, has the money.
07-21-07, 08:47 PM #10
truckle (TRUHK-uhl), intransitive verb:
To yield or bend obsequiously to the will of another; to act in a subservient manner.
07-24-07, 06:53 AM #11
circumambulate (sur-kuhm-AM-byuh-layt) verb tr., intr.
To walk around, especially ritually.
From Latin circum- (around) + ambulate (to walk about), from ambulare (to walk).
07-24-07, 06:59 AM #12
bagger: a motorcycle which has luggage capacity including at least a pair of saddlebags and, optionally, a topbox or trunk, a pillion bag, tank bags, etc. (another term I just learned from LEF).
07-24-07, 10:39 AM #13
anal glaucoma- noun
1. medical condition where you "can't see your ass". normally associated with going into work.
example: "Sarge, I'm not coming into work today. My anal glaucoma is acting up again."
Searching for Evil and the Perfect donut (Love that book)
"It's not who you are underneath, but what you do that defines you"
There are gains for all our losses
There are balms for all our pain
But, when youth, the dream, departs
It takes something from our hearts
And it never comes again
"Captain, it is I Ensign Pulver. I just threw your damn palm tree overboard. Now, what's all this crap about no movie tonight?" -Ens Pulver in Mister Roberts
The man who will go where his colors go, without asking who will fight a phantom foe in the jungle and mountain range, without counting, and who will suffer and die in the midst of incredible hardship, without complaint, is still what he has always been, from Imperial Rome to sceptered Britain to democratic America. He is the stuff of which legions are made. ...His pride is in his colors and his regiment, his training hard and thorough and coldly realistic, to fit him for what he must face...and his obedience is to his orders. He has been called United State Marine.
T.R. Fehrenbach, This Kind of War
07-24-07, 11:07 AM #14
Etymology: Late Latin pusillanimis, from Latin pusillus very small (diminutive of pusus boy) + animus spirit; perhaps akin to Latin puer child -- more at PUERILE, ANIMATE
: lacking courage and resolution : marked by contemptible timidity
synonym see COWARDLY*************************"It wouldn't take much for me to up and run...to another life somewhere in the sun."*************************
07-24-07, 12:41 PM #15
inclined or eager to fight; aggressively hostile; belligerent; pugnacious.
07-30-07, 06:46 PM #16
supramundane (soo-pruh-MUN-dayn) adjective
Above or beyond this world.
From Latin supra- (above) + mundus (world).
07-30-07, 06:47 PM #17
lumpen (LUM-pen) adjective
1. Of or relating to dispossessed people who have been cut off from
the social and economic class to which they would normally belong;
belonging to the underclass.
2. Unrefined or unenlightened.
A lumpen person.
From German Lumpenproletariat (the lowest section of the proletariat) from
Lumpen (rag), from lump (ragamuffin) + French Proletariat (lowest class).
07-30-07, 06:47 PM #18
exonym (EK-so-nim) noun
A name used by foreigners to refer to a place or people, instead of the name used by those who live there.
For example: Cologne (native term: Koln), Florence (Firenze),
Japan (Nihon/Nippon), Italy (Italia).
From Greek ex- (out) + -onym (word, name).
07-30-07, 06:48 PM #19
cryptonym (KRIP-tuh-nim) noun
A code name or a secret name.
From Greek crypto- (secret, hidden) + -onym (word, name).
07-30-07, 06:49 PM #20
matronym (MA-truh-nim) noun
A name derived from the name of a mother or maternal ancestor.
From Latin metr- (mother) + Greek -onym (name, word).
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