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NSchulzi 28.10.2011 17:51

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Originally Posted by Mel07 (Post 1391056)
"Front bottom"? Ewwww, that's almost as bad as a friend who calls farts "bottom burps".

I would have to agree. A fart's a fart.

Assassin 28.10.2011 17:56

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Anyone remember "woe betide"?

Favored by aging teachers and other angels of wisdom and handed down to younger generations as the mark of what might occur if one didn't conform to the letter.

Savored and revered by Billy Connolly in one of his stand up sketches:


NSchulzi 28.10.2011 18:02

Re: Word of Today
 
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Originally Posted by Assassin (Post 1391062)
Anyone remember "woe betide"?

Of course! Often used by my parents when addressing my sisters and I, as in 'Woe betide any of you who fails to do their homework/get home on time/kisses boys, etc etc' :msnshock:

Sky 28.10.2011 20:21

Re: Word of Today
 
Well a few come to mind....
penultimate ~used often by scientists
nincompoop ~ words we used to use as kids
ephemeral ~ my favorite, reminds me of the lightness and the sky, and life
serendipidy ~my dad's favorite, even when you work really hard, you still need a touch of serendipidy to make it happen

.... peek-a-boo remains just :)

araqyl 28.10.2011 21:21

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One of my ancestral phrases (coming down the male line) for somebody who was extremely unattractive is, "As ugly as a hatful of a...holes." (We're not talking donkeys here, this is Australian English thank you very much!).
Also, if somebody constantly comments on smelling something foul, then they have "duck's disease" - to the children, I say it means their noses are too close to their feet, but in reality it's something a little further from the ground ...

Oh, and, "Caribou!".


MusicChick 28.10.2011 22:50

Re: Word of Today
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Mel07 (Post 1390669)
With dag actually being that bit of sh*t that sticks to the wool on a sheep's butt.

I thought those would be dingleberries, for all sorts of...uhm...animals.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sky (Post 1391165)
ephemeral

The E words are good, aren't they.. Ephemeral I love. Eclectic.

Alchemy 28.10.2011 22:52

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Quote:

Originally Posted by MusicChick (Post 1385503)
Salubrious sounds pleasant. Not that I have ever actually used it. :o:D

I think serendipity is a nice word that does not get used often enough..

There's a street in Swansea called 'Salubrious Passage'. It's literally a tiny little alleyway but it's a great name.

Sagitta 28.10.2011 23:07

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Originally Posted by Alchemy (Post 1391256)
There's a street in Swansea called 'Salubrious Passage'. It's literally a tiny little alleyway but it's a great name.

Oh, that's the word I like: your user name - Alchemy.:idea:

MusicChick 28.10.2011 23:14

Re: Word of Today
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Alchemy (Post 1391256)
There's a street in Swansea called 'Salubrious Passage'. It's literally a tiny little alleyway but it's a great name.

Hmmm....I like. I would use it for a band name if it wasn't so sanitary sounding, the direct opposite of the music :D.

araqyl 29.10.2011 06:47

Re: Word of Today
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by MusicChick (Post 1391268)
Hmmm....I like. I would use it for a band name if it wasn't so sanitary sounding, the direct opposite of the music :D.

You could try, "Salubrious Libations" as a band name ...

Oldhand 29.10.2011 07:05

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Titivating....a word that my mum often used when my sister and I were getting ready for a big night out. "Stop your titivating in front of that mirror or you'll see the devil"!

:dunno:

Mel07 29.10.2011 12:04

Re: Word of Today
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by MusicChick (Post 1391254)
I thought those would be dingleberries, for all sorts of...uhm...animals.

According to my reading of the urban dictionary, a dingleberry is gross, gross, gross. Especially this quote to illustrate the meaning "My wife tells me that I need to wipe my ass better because my dingleberries are making my underware (sic) a nasty mess, however I like the idea of her down in the basement doing laundry and cleaning up my foul nasty underware. (sic)" :msnsick:

A dag on the otherhand, just refers to sheep sh*t and probably wouldn't make me retch in quite the same way. ;)

MusicChick 01.11.2011 23:25

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Lovely word from a Tingo book I bought some time ago..So, today's special is

Nito-onna (Japanese) a woman so dedicated to her career that she has no time to iron blouses and so resorts to dressing only in knitted tops.

Yeah, I say, out with the stiff shirts

http://s3.amazonaws.com/data.tumblr....o6lyhb3ZJRM%3D

John McClane 02.11.2011 00:50

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Here's my word for the day -


Apodyopsis

:cheers:

schutsim 02.11.2011 18:35

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politiquement correct

having stumbled on the thread about a missinterpretation and assumedly xenophobic comment only to find later in my inbox a link to this video:

MusicChick 03.11.2011 11:09

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Today I have two words, oooooh, the excitement.

Etheric.

Liberté.

I wonder if one can combine them.

http://blogfiles.wfmu.org/KF/2010/11...l_blink350.gif

TidakApa 03.11.2011 11:16

Re: Word of Today
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by John McClane (Post 1394914)
Here's my word for the day -


Apodyopsis

:cheers:

Apodyopsis :(

I really want to know what that is

swissotter 03.11.2011 11:17

Re: Word of Today
 
staycation
i hate that word - it's so overused in the travel sector...

TidakApa 03.11.2011 11:21

Re: Word of Today
 
Contrafibularity


MusicChick 03.11.2011 12:27

Re: Word of Today
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by swissotter (Post 1396485)
staycation
i hate that word - it's so overused in the travel sector...

Blech. Why not just say chillin' at home..:confused:

Apodyopsis? Awww.....I heard it can help with nerves when speaking to large academic crowds :D

I think another Today's Special has to become lunch-blocking :mad:


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