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  1. Feb 21, 2006 #1

    Mk

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    Post a word and tell us what it means, or post a word and we'll guess! No googling or dictionary-ing though.

    Defenestrate: to throw oneself or an object out of a window. :tongue2:
     
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  3. Feb 21, 2006 #2

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    Also "to be thrown out of a window" as in "Darn it, I got defenestrated again!"

    One of my favorite words: eschew--to purposely avoid:yuck:

    As in "Brussel sprouts are not chewed, but eschewed."
    (paraphrased from Dave Eggers)
     
  4. Feb 21, 2006 #3

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    What does kirstse mean? Google won't even help you with this one.

    Oh, I have another. This is my mother telling me about a movie she saw. Can anyone tell me the other meaning of kill?

    Mom: [blah, blah...] but they kill him anyway.
    Me: They kill him?
    Mom: Yeah.
    Me (half-jokingly): Well, great, you just ruined it for me!
    Mom: Well, no, they don't kill him.
    Me: :rofl:
     
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  5. Feb 21, 2006 #4

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    Heh. Neither does the OED. Did you make it up?:devil:
     
  6. Feb 21, 2006 #5

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    osculate - to pucker up (from My Little Chickadee) Fields to Mae West "Just one little osculation?"
     
  7. Feb 21, 2006 #6

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    Not exactly. Oh, wait, um, yes, I guess that is pretty much what happened. It refers to the group of people who are cursed. I'm trying to get it some action.

    https://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=105113
     
  8. Feb 21, 2006 #7

    matthyaouw

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    In arabic, kill means good friend. I'm guessing thats not the answer you're after though.
     
  9. Feb 21, 2006 #8

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    :rofl:
    Bye.
     
  10. Feb 21, 2006 #9
    I used these in the "what's that word" thread...

    Præternatural: a synonym of supernatural.

    Flyting: Started by poets in Scotland in the 1500s it is a lyrical battle of wit and insult.
     
  11. Feb 21, 2006 #10

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    Am I the only one who finds the idea of a rennisance equivalent of a rap battle quite funny?
     
  12. Feb 21, 2006 #11
    Here's a good Peterism I remember from a management book...

    Bladderate: v. To extend a meeting by continuous irrelevant debate until it must be adjourned without reaching a decision due to all participants' need to visit the washroom.
     
  13. Feb 21, 2006 #12

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    flaccinaucinihilipilification, the act of declaring something as worthless.
     
  14. Feb 21, 2006 #13

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  15. Feb 21, 2006 #14

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    sorry! I normally spell it right.
     
  16. Feb 22, 2006 #15

    Mk

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    It took me about a million tries to find the right spelling, for the starting post in the thread. I couldn't figure it out though, and yommama helped me find the right one.
     
  17. Feb 22, 2006 #16

    Pengwuino

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    the - Used before singular or plural nouns and noun phrases that denote particular, specified persons or things
     
  18. Feb 22, 2006 #17

    jimmy p

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    smurf - Can be any noun or verb. e.g.

    "Man that guy's an idiot, I'd like to smurf the smurf outta him"
     
  19. Feb 22, 2006 #18

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    We used to use "face" as any noun or verb. It was great.

    Also, the action of wrapping, or trying to wrap one's hand around another one's head was called "facing."

    Man that guy's an idiot, I'd like to face the facing face out that dumbface.
     
  20. Feb 22, 2006 #19
    Zorilla: A small african mammal related to weasles and skunks.

    Quetzal: A type of central american bird.


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    Good scrabble words by the way.:wink:
     
  21. Feb 22, 2006 #20
    Like pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis it's a science site so fantastical it further defies antidisestablishmentarianism.
     
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