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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Tue Sep 11, 2012 12:48 pm

Laurie,

Are you looking for chocolate alone? (Do you have to call dibs if you aren't alone?)

Dark chocolate (~70% cocoa) is my preferred version. Hershey's has squares that include dried fruit and nuts. Good stuff.

If it is chocolate donuts, do you prefer a donut that is chocolate and then sugar glazed or a yellow dough with a chocolate covering, or perhaps a chocolate donut with chocolate covering? Dunkin' Donuts, here in New England, offers all three donut options along with my favorite, the Boston Creme with chocolate on top of a yellow dough donut filled with creme. Mmmm. Ah, the tasty mystery of donut gnosis.

Is there a different/better source of donuts in your neighborhood? I fondly remember a donut place (can't remember name) up in St. Catherines, Ontario where my son was competing many years ago in a rowing regatta.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Tue Sep 11, 2012 1:02 pm

corrugate

Pronunciation: /ˈkôrəˌgāt, ˈkär-/

verb
contract or cause to contract into wrinkles or folds: [no object]: Micky’s brow corrugated in a simian frown

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late Middle English: from Latin corrugat- 'wrinkled', from the verb corrugare, from cor- (expressing intensive force) + rugare (from ruga 'a wrinkle')

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby E Pericoloso Sporgersi » Tue Sep 11, 2012 3:03 pm

Glad to know, Algot, that you're a gnostic in doughnutty matters.

I've seen many doughnuts with all sorts of garnishing, chocolate, glazing, sugar sequins, coloured beads, a little umbrella, even accidental dents, though I still haven't found any corrugated ones.

In my local supermarket they keep rollin', rollin', rollin', keep those donuts rollin' along.

But the best kind was in the tearoom where my mom took me along when I was a kid. Ice cream for me, but once in a while she let me have a taste of her scrumptious Baba au Rhum with whipped cream, yummy.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby laurie » Wed Sep 12, 2012 12:10 am

Algot wrote:You get the girl.
I get the donut.
Hmm...diet out the window yet again.



I wanted dibs on the chocolate in the pot the girl (EPS's dibs) was stirring when you mentioned hoseying the jelly donut (your dibs)
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Wed Sep 12, 2012 8:18 am

shazam

Pronunciation: /SHəˈzam/

exclamation
used to introduce an extraordinary deed, story, or transformation: She prayed for his arrival and shazam! There he was

Origin:
1940s: an invented word, used by conjurors

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The audience realized that "Shazam!" might actually have meant something when the magician released the flaming baton and stood with his arms folded while the baton slowly faded and finally disappeared. The flame continued to spin, changing colors and directions, rising and falling, changing from a circular motion into a figure eight and several precise geometric shapes.

They winced and gasped when the flame finally swept forward, then overhead and, after spiraling upward in smaller and smaller circles, popped out of existence just below the very center of the chandelier which came alight at that very instant. Their applause, slow to start, gathered momentum and swept over the magician who still stood, arms crossed, with just a slight tilt to his head and a raised eyebrow.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby E Pericoloso Sporgersi » Wed Sep 12, 2012 9:40 am

Algot Runeman wrote:shazam

With a mesmerising stare the prestidigitator looked at the doughnut. Then suddenly he chopped the air above it with an intricate dance of hands and fingers and "abracadabra!" - pardon me - "shazam!" a generous dollop of whipped cream sprinkled with chocolate shavings appeared in the center hole.

Laurie applauded with gusto. :clap:

P.S. I wonder how long the original meaning of the word prestidigitator shall survive in this digital age?
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby laurie » Wed Sep 12, 2012 9:41 pm

Press the "SHOW" button and......

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SHAZAM!!!

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby voralfred » Thu Sep 13, 2012 1:04 am

Well, I wonder whether a better answer to EPS's question would not be

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Not Captain Marvel, the product of magic, but his maker, the wizard SHAZAM himself

A vision of his future, in just a few more years in this digitmagical age ?
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Thu Sep 13, 2012 1:26 pm

dibs

Pronunciation: /dibz/

plural noun
informal
money.

Phrases
have first dibs on
have the first right to or choice of: they never got first dibs on great prospects

Origin:
mid 18th century (denoting pebbles used in a children's game): from earlier dib-stones, perhaps from dib

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We hoseyed and called first dibs on chocolate, donuts and such. We appear to have preselected our upcoming words.

My wife and I played Mancala with her family after getting the game for a Christmas gift.

[Once again the WotD group on IBDoF seems to have the power to influence the editors at oxforddictionaries.com from which I capture our daily words.]
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby E Pericoloso Sporgersi » Thu Sep 13, 2012 3:03 pm

Algot Runeman wrote:dibs

...
Now pay attention right after the "Who put the bop in the bop shoo-bop shoo-bop".

Who put the what where ... ?

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Fri Sep 14, 2012 8:57 am

pulchritude

Pronunciation: /ˈpəlkrəˌt(y)o͞od/

noun
literary
beauty.

Derivatives
pulchritudinous
Pronunciation: /ˌpəlkrəˈt(y)o͞odn-əs/ adjective

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E.P.S. is noted here for his appreciation of pulchritude, not to mention his grandfather.
But, here's the question. Does apply the term, in general, when discussing shirtless men? Do sandals matter?

[A succinct definition, now that's beautiful. ]
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby E Pericoloso Sporgersi » Fri Sep 14, 2012 12:15 pm

Algot Runeman wrote:pulchritude

So now you're assuming that I (and grandpa) can be seduced with a pulchritudinous knee.
Forget it, wrong gender. No can do without a few belts of Knockando or Pulque.

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Though I'm not sure whether I wouldn't make a sober exception for hijra, never having met any.

Sepulchritude does not attract me at all.

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby laurie » Fri Sep 14, 2012 8:37 pm

My father always said this lady was the epitome of pulchritude:


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Popeye thought so too. (Yeah, Mom was a skinny string bean.)

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Sat Sep 15, 2012 6:33 pm

cortège

Pronunciation: /kôrˈteZH, ˈkôrˌteZH/

noun
a solemn procession, especially for a funeral.
a person’s entourage or retinue.

Origin:
mid 17th century: from French, from Italian corteggio, from corteggiare 'attend court', from corte 'court', from Latin cohors, cohort- 'retinue'

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Carrie carried a corsage, careless of the concerns of the contessa's funereal cortège. They tolerated her behavior because she was both the contessa's cousin and considered crazy.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby E Pericoloso Sporgersi » Sat Sep 15, 2012 11:07 pm

Algot Runeman wrote:cortège

The 6-year-old girl snuggled up to her father, King William, and started to apologise for her faux pas that made the courtiers chuckle.

"No, my darling daughter, don't you worry." said the King, "As long as a pretty princess is not of court age, my cortège will graciously forgive and forget any gaffe she may commit. Or else."

"Though we can't guarantee the tabloids may not blow it up out of all proportion." added Queen Kate.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby voralfred » Sat Sep 15, 2012 11:20 pm

E Pericoloso Sporgersi wrote:The 6-year-old girl snuggled up to her father, King William, and started to apologise for her faux pas that made the courtiers chuckle.

"No, my darling daughter, don't you worry." said the King, "As long as a pretty princess is not of court age, my cortège will graciously forgive and forget any gaffe she may commit. Or else."

"Though we can't guarantee the tabloids may not blow it up out of all proportion." added Queen Kate.


Kate might be Closer to the truth than her husband, alas!
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Sun Sep 16, 2012 6:41 am

distrait

Pronunciation: /disˈtrā/

adjective (feminine distraite /disˈtrāt/)
[predic.]
distracted or absentminded: he seemed oddly distrait

Origin:
mid 18th century: French, from Old French destrait, past participle of destraire 'distract', from Latin distrahere 'pull apart' (see distract)

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Tom was distracted. Lisa was distrait. When they looked up, their eyes met, but no sense of connection happened. Was this another instance of the "high road" and "low road" division? They were like the U.K. and U.S., "divided by a common language."

"Ye'll take the high road and I'll take the low road and I'll be in Scotland before ye."[lyrics]
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby E Pericoloso Sporgersi » Sun Sep 16, 2012 12:02 pm

Algot Runeman wrote:distrait

I wonder if Kate, when she heard about the photos, blew her top for removing her top. Maybe now she's cursing herself for having been so distraite, even in private.

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Mon Sep 17, 2012 7:54 am

ylem

Pronunciation: /ˈīləm/

noun
Astronomy
(in the Big Bang theory) the primordial matter of the universe, originally conceived as composed of neutrons at high temperature and density.

Origin:
1940s: from late Latin hylem (accusative) 'matter', from Greek hūlē

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Let me be clear. This photo is inadequate to illustrate the WotD, ylem. However, in my defense, the camera wasn't able to capture the proper image. It's an equipment failure. The lens was too slow.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby E Pericoloso Sporgersi » Mon Sep 17, 2012 9:44 am

Algot Runeman wrote:ylem

One of the guys at CERN sent me an artist's rendition of the ylem, just a nanosecond before the Big Bang (in the centre of the image).

You know, Algot, I like yours better. It actually shows something, while mine isn't much to write home about.

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Tue Sep 18, 2012 12:59 pm

vizard

Pronunciation: /ˈvizərd/

noun
archaic
a mask or disguise.

Origin:
mid 16th century: alteration of visor

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Neither Alakazam nor Shazaam

He'd read all the Potter books.
But Harry wasn't his hero.
In honor he made up his looks.
For a cost nearing zero.

A peaked hat and floor-dragging cape.
A staff gnarled and visually keen.
His hair from wrinkled old crepe.
His visard, a wizard on Halloween.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Wed Sep 19, 2012 9:18 am

misogamy

Pronunciation: /məˈsägəmē/

noun
rare
the hatred of marriage.

Derivatives
misogamist
Pronunciation: /-mist/ noun

Origin:
mid 17th century: from Greek misos 'hatred' + gamos 'marriage'

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Missive re: misogamy. Misos misses the point. For me, marriage is great because I love my missus. Thirty-six happy years and counting. For you, it is too bad. Maybe you just don't like Mario.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby E Pericoloso Sporgersi » Wed Sep 19, 2012 10:20 am

Algot Runeman wrote:misogamy

In a Japanese restaurant.
Waiter: "Would you like Miso soup for starters?"
Guest: "Perhaps. Isn't your Miso gamy?"
Waiter: "Oh not at all, sir, ours is quite tame."
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Thu Sep 20, 2012 7:39 am

wallah

Pronunciation: /ˈwälə/

noun
[in combination or with modifier] Indian or informal
a person concerned or involved with a specified thing or business: ice cream wallahs
a native or inhabitant of a specified place: Bombay wallahs

Origin:
from the Hindi suffix -vālā 'doer' (commonly interpreted in the sense 'fellow'), from Sanskrit pālaka 'keeper'

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby E Pericoloso Sporgersi » Thu Sep 20, 2012 8:48 am

Algot Runeman wrote:wallah

I would have thought wallah comes from Wallah-Wallah in the Australian Bush.

You know, some hamlet figuring in Crocodile Dundee.
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