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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby E Pericoloso Sporgersi » Tue Sep 24, 2013 10:47 am

Algot Runeman wrote:gentry

What can I say but
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and also http://youtu.be/6j4U66RYzQo?t=9s (Yes, yes, I know this isn't Bobbie. It's Dolly who perfectly illustrates how I feel about Bobbie.)

All right, all right, if you insist, here's Bobbie. http://youtu.be/tR97ITFD76M?t=50s
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Wed Sep 25, 2013 7:55 am

anaclitic

Pronunciation: /ˌanəˈklitik/
adjective
Psychoanalysis
relating to or characterized by a strong emotional dependence on another or others:anaclitic depression

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Freud was psychoanalytic.
Some patients, anaclitic.
His livelyhood depended on their needs
So wasn't he metaphorically parasitic?

[If this is the couch at the psychiatrist's office, I'll decline to recline.]
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Thu Sep 26, 2013 7:15 am

redux

Pronunciation: /rēˈdəks, ˈrēˈdəks/
adjective
[postpositive]
brought back; revived:the 1980s were far more than just the '50s redux

Origin:
late 19th century: from Latin, from reducere 'bring back'

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I hate to bring this up again, but, for me at least, word sounds sometimes dominate their meaning. The WotD is redux, but when I read it, the word sound washes over the spelling and I hear "Re: ducks" instead. It is an affliction, and my family also suffers when I try to join the conversation. Groans abound. They are kind, and the only Pun-ishment is shakes of the head with a twist of the lips. You WotD participants mostly suffer in silence. Go ahead. SPEAK UP. My hearing needs the volume.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby E Pericoloso Sporgersi » Thu Sep 26, 2013 8:27 am

Algot Runeman wrote:redux

Maybe the sound of "The Matrix Reloaded" had a bit more marketing value than "The Matrix Redux". I don't know.

But "redux" sure makes me think of "redox reactions" I was told about in chemistry class long ago.

Now I mostly remember that it had me baffled at first, though the few future boffins in the classroom seemed to immediately understand what it was about.

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Fri Sep 27, 2013 7:27 am

ocular

Pronunciation: /ˈäkyələr/
adjective
[attributive] Medicine
of or connected with the eyes or vision:ocular trauma

noun
another term for eyepiece.

Origin:
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Sat Sep 28, 2013 8:20 am

cinereous

Pronunciation: /səˈni(ə)rēəs/
adjective
(especially of hair or feathers) ash-gray.

Origin:
late Middle English: from Latin cinereus 'similar to ashes' (from cinis, ciner- 'ashes') + -ous

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Sun Sep 29, 2013 10:25 am

urbanity

Pronunciation: /ˌərˈbanitē/
noun
1suavity, courteousness, and refinement of manner.
2urban life.

Origin:
mid 16th century: from French urbanité or Latin urbanitas, from urbanus 'belonging to the city' (see urban)

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James Bond epitomized urbanity. Did all the actors succeed in portraing it?
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby E Pericoloso Sporgersi » Sun Sep 29, 2013 11:32 am

Algot Runeman wrote:urbanity

I think that, besides Sean Connery, the actor most suitable to wear Bond's cloak of urbanity and dropping it at a moment's notice, was the late Richard Burton, though he was never cast in the role.

Remember his commanding presence, his penetrating stare, his mesmerising voice, his pitiless expression, his ruthless determination, his ... his ... his ...

Well, look for yourself:
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Sun Sep 29, 2013 12:55 pm

Burton!
:clap: :worship:

Wow! Urbane.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Mon Sep 30, 2013 5:53 am

ecotage

Pronunciation: /ˈekəˌtäZH, ēkə-/
noun
sabotage carried out for ecological reasons.

Origin:
1970s: blend of ecological (see ecology) and sabotage

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How can people even consider throwing a wooden shoe at the problem of eco-destruction.
Would it not be less confusing if they used a rock for ecotage?
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Tue Oct 01, 2013 7:04 am

pointe

Pronunciation: /point, pwaNt/
noun (plural pronunc. same)
Ballet
the tips of the toes.
(also pointe work) dance performed on the tips of the toes.

Phrases
on (or en) pointe
/äN, än, ôn/ on the tips of the toes.

Origin:
French, literally 'tip'

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I'd like to stay on point here, but my eyes wander away from a ballerina's toes when she is en pointe. Is that a male trait?
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Wed Oct 02, 2013 12:27 pm

ellipsis

Pronunciation: /iˈlipsis/
noun (plural ellipses /-sēz/)
the omission from speech or writing of a word or words that are superfluous or able to be understood from contextual clues.
a set of dots indicating an ellipsis.

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You may expect a long discourse.
To fill the time as you ride your horse.
The problem is ellipsis, dear.
The one which happens...
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby E Pericoloso Sporgersi » Wed Oct 02, 2013 1:01 pm

Algot Runeman wrote:ellipsis
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I think that right now it should be "Mind the GOP".

Let's hope they soon fill in the ellipsis ...
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby MidasKnight » Wed Oct 02, 2013 1:44 pm

I'm always amazed at how much Europeans know about American politics.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Wed Oct 02, 2013 2:08 pm

MidasKnight wrote:I'm always amazed at how much Europeans know about American politics.

Combine that amazement with my amazement at the percentage of Europeans who can communicate in English. Not only Europeans, either.

Sadly, I am not amazed by how few (myself included) who are fluent in a second language.
Quel dommage! [ :D Not entirely devoid of a second language, though I did need to double check the spelling. 8) ]
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Thu Oct 03, 2013 7:15 am

sideburn

Pronunciation: /ˈsīdˌbərn/
noun
(usually sideburns)
a strip of hair grown by a man down each side of the face in front of his ears.

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Sideburns, neckbeard, goatee, VanDyke, moustache, all brothers of the brush. We sometimes identify ourselves as male by bold display of facial hair. Long hair doesn't do it, alone. Females have that choice. Maybe, too, we are telling the other chimps that we are related.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby E Pericoloso Sporgersi » Thu Oct 03, 2013 8:38 am

Algot Runeman wrote:sideburn
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Some moustaches aren't, by definition, real sideburns, but they're undeniably very cute anyway.

MidasKnight will love these two:

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby MidasKnight » Thu Oct 03, 2013 10:08 am

Ha! Nice.

My wife (1st wife) used to own a cat with a Hitler mustache but I have no pictures.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby E Pericoloso Sporgersi » Thu Oct 03, 2013 11:39 am

MidasKnight wrote:My wife (1st wife) used to own a cat with a Hitler mustache but I have no pictures.

Okay.
So how about a picture of your 1st wife?
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Fri Oct 04, 2013 7:03 am

fenestrate

Pronunciation: /ˈfenəˌstrāt/
adjective
Botany & Zoology
having small windowlike perforations or transparent areas.

Origin:
mid 19th century: from Latin fenestratus 'provided with openings', from the verb fenestrare

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The leaves of the wildflower, St. John's Wort, have little spots through which light shines. Just hold up the leaves and you will see their fenestrate nature. The yellow flowers are attractive, too.

[E.P.S. is wise to warn us not to tempt fate by partial defenestration, though. Just ask him. Go ahead. See what he says.]
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby E Pericoloso Sporgersi » Fri Oct 04, 2013 10:32 am

Algot Runeman wrote:fenestrate

The employee finally broke under the stress. She grabbed her largest hole punch and ran amok through the whole office building fenestrating any and all papers she could lay her hands on.

Finally, in the boss's top floor corner office, she totally lost her last shred of restraint. With a large pair of scissors she cut off her boss's flowery necktie, proceeded to punch it full of holes on his pristine desk and, with a last rebellious gesture, defenestrated its pitiful remains to flutter down to the wet street below as so much confetti.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Fri Oct 04, 2013 12:38 pm

E.P.S,

A lovely story to demonstate fenestrate. :clap:
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Sat Oct 05, 2013 8:57 am

penury

Pronunciation: /ˈpenyərē/
noun
extreme poverty; destitution:he died in a state of virtual penury

Origin:
late Middle English: from Latin penuria 'need, scarcity'; perhaps related to paene 'almost'

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Mark craved the distinction of being a miser. His problem: penury. He didn't have two pennies to rub together. In the words of Porgy, "I got plenty o' nothin'."
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby E Pericoloso Sporgersi » Sat Oct 05, 2013 10:06 am

Algot Runeman wrote:penury
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You did warn your friend Dan Moyle of your penury *before* asking him to shoot this picture, right?
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby MidasKnight » Sun Oct 06, 2013 2:04 am

E Pericoloso Sporgersi wrote:
MidasKnight wrote:My wife (1st wife) used to own a cat with a Hitler mustache but I have no pictures.

Okay.
So how about a picture of your 1st wife?


Sadly, all pics of either wife are fully clothed.
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