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Old 10.09.2007, 10:43
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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.
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Old 11.09.2007, 18:06
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Re: Word of the day

electroencephalograph ....
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Old 15.09.2007, 14:19
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Re: Word of the day

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
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Old 15.09.2007, 16:15
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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.
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Old 15.09.2007, 16:27
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Re: Word of the day

inebriated, blotto, besotted, masticate, ruminate
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Old 17.09.2007, 12:32
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Re: Word of the day

I remembered the word "erudite" the other day. How very appropriate.
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Old 17.09.2007, 12:35
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I remembered the word "erudite" the other day. How very appropriate.
first time that word was ever heard in Newcastle I suspect ?

"turpitude"
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Old 17.09.2007, 12:38
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Re: Word of the day

Defenestrate
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Old 17.09.2007, 12:55
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The origins of Decimation are interesting too.
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Old 17.09.2007, 13:34
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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...
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Old 17.09.2007, 13:53
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Re: Word of the day

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

*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.

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Old 19.09.2007, 23:16
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Re: Word of the day

Surely the word for the day should be 'Arrrr....'?
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Old 19.09.2007, 23:20
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splice, mainbrace, avast, hearties

landlubbers
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Old 19.09.2007, 23:29
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Re: Word of the day

scurvy, barnacle, yardarm (sun's over the)
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Old 19.09.2007, 23:45
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hardtack, weevils, plank
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Old 23.09.2007, 13:17
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Re: Word of the day

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

Some of us in the office refer to the chap sporting the syrup as Mr Merkin.
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hubris: excessive pride or self-confidence; arrogance.
brat: often used with the adjective "spoilt"
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Re: Word of the day

floccinaucinihilipilification - the action of estimating as worthless.

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