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Old 19.02.2008, 12:32
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Gooner, that depends on how you view him
due to Mrs P's weird fascination for the chap, I have seen him from a number of angles & from each perspective he is still a Berkley.
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Old 19.02.2008, 12:45
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gamomania - obsession with issuing odd marriage proposals

English is such a wonderful language ....
.. that's cuz its Greek - at least in this case both roots are Greek, word is taken as is from Greek and pronounced in English...
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Old 14.09.2008, 10:30
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Cunker

Recently invented by the Swissbobettes to describe the big fat fool in the loud jacket who objected to our 18th birthday celebrations in the Blaue-nte last night (we were a bit noisy, I have to admit, but nothing over the top).
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Old 14.09.2008, 13:09
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Re: Word of the day

I like Twitten, particularly because it does not immediately give any clues to its meaning. I believe that it originates from 'betwixt and between' which begins to make some sense.

A twitten is a pathway (alley) between buildings or high hedges/fences in Sussex.

Paths probably have the most regional variations of names still in common use around the UK.

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Old 14.09.2008, 13:17
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Recently invented by the Swissbobettes to describe the big fat fool in the loud jacket who objected to our 18th birthday celebrations in the Blaue-nte last night (we were a bit noisy, I have to admit, but nothing over the top).
Yes... my Uncle told me all about it...
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Old 14.09.2008, 23:16
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Paths probably have the most regional variations of names still in common use around the UK.
I doubt it myself. Names for packed lunch are surprisingly various. We had "snapping" when I worked at t' mill (a dairy, actually) in Cheshire and I dimly remember that it was "bait" in Northumberland.

"Ergodic" and "paradigm" are two favorites of mine. The first is jolly useful as it describes systems for which the averages over time and space are equivalent .
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Old 15.09.2008, 00:00
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Pensum.

That's my word for today.

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Old 18.09.2008, 13:10
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Re: Word of the day

Vernix, trimester and omentum are mine. No particular reason but they cropped up in conversation with girly this morning on the way to school. So did rectum but that was a whole other matter.
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Old 18.09.2008, 13:14
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Vernix, trimester and omentum are mine. No particular reason but they cropped up in conversation with girly this morning on the way to school. So did rectum but that was a whole other matter.
mine is "Dickingerätion". That's what the German dictionary in my iPhone 3G suggested for "Dockingstation".

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Old 18.09.2008, 13:15
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Re: Word of the day

I was quite impressed with micturate!
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Old 18.09.2008, 14:26
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Re: Word of the day

I thank you for being impressed. I have many others but don't want to post incessantly as I am a responsible mother and must go and fetch my daughter from school where no doubt a conversation will ensue in the car about body parts. That is the nature of what she is studying at school at the moment. That subject and who she has fallen out with today and how much she loves J-R and how kind he is (from my point of view his extremely healthy bank balance is more important).My life is full.
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Old 18.09.2008, 14:44
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Re: Word of the day

All well and good. But who saw you micturating?
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Old 18.09.2008, 15:32
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Re: Word of the day

How about an "arseling pole" ?

This was the long pole which bakers used for moving the hot embers around in a traditional bread oven.
Mmmmm.......... wonder where else it had been...??
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Old 18.09.2008, 18:18
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Re: Word of the day

Oh, I B D, keep up it was my futile attempt at humour based on somebody posting about people micturating in public and a woman doing it at the bahnhof. I'll stick to words I think.Futile is a good one to end on.
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Old 08.06.2009, 23:50
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Re: Word of the day

I nominate "mustelids", as in "Martens are the only mustelids with semi-retractable claws."

Late in the day for a submission, but I propose it should be allowed a two-day shot at the title just for being such a top word.
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Old 10.06.2009, 09:00
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Re: Word of the day

flocci-nauci-nihili-pili-fication

has ever anyone used that word for fun or in a story for kids, or to describe something like an action or habit as worthless or has it had slipped out of his/her mouth after a long night out ?
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Old 11.06.2009, 21:20
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One of my favourites is "transpontine"

Not an easy one to wedge into a conversation though....
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Sandwich
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Old 22.09.2019, 19:33
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Re: Word of the day

Why resurrect this after 10 years?
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Old 22.09.2019, 19:35
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Why resurrect this after 10 years?
It's the Original and the Best.

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