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terryhall 10.09.2007 10:43

Re: Word of the day
 
Facetious, Abstemious, Subcontinental.

3 of my favourite words, as the first two are the only words in the English language to contain all the vowels, once only, in correct order - the latter is the only word to contain them all in reverse order.

Polorise 11.09.2007 18:06

Re: Word of the day
 
electroencephalograph ....

Colonelboris 15.09.2007 14:19

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One from the Profanisaurus

Fitbin interj. The rudest word in the English language, so rude that the meaning has been encased in 500 tons of concrete and dumped into the Irish Sea

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=fitbin

15.09.2007 16:15

Re: Word of the day
 
maudlin adj

said especially of a drunk person: foolishly sad or sentimental.

ETYMOLOGY: 14c: from French Madelaine, from Latin Magdalena, in reference to Mary Magdalene, the penitent woman (in Luke 7.38) who was often portrayed weeping.

chemgoddess 15.09.2007 16:27

Re: Word of the day
 
inebriated, blotto, besotted, masticate, ruminate

terryhall 17.09.2007 12:32

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I remembered the word "erudite" the other day. How very appropriate.

Polorise 17.09.2007 12:35

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Quote:

Originally Posted by terryhall (Post 104970)
I remembered the word "erudite" the other day. How very appropriate.

first time that word was ever heard in Newcastle I suspect ?

"turpitude"

gbn 17.09.2007 12:38

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Defenestrate

17.09.2007 12:55

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The origins of Decimation are interesting too.

Colonelboris 17.09.2007 13:34

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Quote:

Originally Posted by JVC (Post 104989)
The origins of Decimation are interesting too.

Depends on whether you're the one in ten facing it, then it becomes a bit more than interesting... ;)

Polorise 17.09.2007 13:53

Re: Word of the day
 
quixotic, voluminous, nubile ...

Andrew9039 19.09.2007 23:13

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*Mumpsimus (noun, Middle English): Incorrigible, dogmatic old pedant. Also called a foolosopher. Derived through incorrect copying of the Latin word sumpsimus. An apt term for your resident sysop and administrator.

:)

Colonelboris 19.09.2007 23:16

Re: Word of the day
 
Surely the word for the day should be 'Arrrr....'?

19.09.2007 23:20

Re: Word of the day
 
splice, mainbrace, avast, hearties

landlubbers

Colonelboris 19.09.2007 23:29

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scurvy, barnacle, yardarm (sun's over the)

19.09.2007 23:45

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hardtack, weevils, plank

chemgoddess 23.09.2007 13:17

Re: Word of the day
 
hubris: excessive pride or self-confidence; arrogance.

Nairda 23.09.2007 14:56

Re: Word of the day
 
Some of us in the office refer to the chap sporting the syrup as Mr Merkin.

23.09.2007 14:58

Re: Word of the day
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by chemgoddess (Post 107330)
hubris: excessive pride or self-confidence; arrogance.

brat: often used with the adjective "spoilt"

bubbles4352 24.09.2007 09:05

Re: Word of the day
 
floccinaucinihilipilification - the action of estimating as worthless.

http://dictionary.reference.com/brow...lipilification


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