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locovore

the practice of eating food that is grown locally.
Origin: Almaden, San Jose, Santa Cruz, SFO

Being a locovore decreases the amount of greenhouse gases, as the food consumed is sourced locally, instead of being trucked in to my city.
http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=locovore
 

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Yipes they grow mostly cotton and pecans around Tucson. I guess I will be getting plenty of fiber in my diet.:rofl:
 
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Not a new one, but one of my favorite words: ennui.
 
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ennui -
Antonym: Prozac

We may have to start calling edward, Fast Eddie.
 
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anyone knw the meaning of "cha kway tiao" ?
 
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This word is new, but not my favorite.

I keep running into this new word that I detest: "impactful." Arrrgh. It seems like a pretentious way to say "important." But for some reason when I hear it, it seems to have some unpleasant colonic overtones.
 
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I keep running into this new word that I detest: "impactful."
It sounds like one of those NASA euphemisms for 'the spacecraft crashed'.
Or, how was your flight - not impactful
 
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anyone knw the meaning of "cha kway tiao" ?
Might you be referring to a dish of Malaysian fried noodles (char kway teow)? It's delicious!
 
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But for some reason when I hear it, it seems to have some unpleasant colonic overtones.
That was my first thought upon seeing the word: impacted bowel. While I've never experienced the condition myself, I know people who have. It's not pleasant.
 
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most of my favourite words I can't post here. ;-p
 
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most of my favourite words I can't post here. ;-p
Likewise. George Carlin's 'Seven Words That You Can't Say on Telvision' are mere shadows of what goes on in regular society today. (That's not to imply that he's any less of a comedic genius today than he was then.)
 
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That's the problem. There's really only one "vulger" word I like and it's primarily because it's the only one that holds any power any more. Even that one I have seen on a t-shirt worn by a female. I have enough sense to use it only rarely so that it keeps it's kick.
 

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