[phpBB Debug] PHP Notice: in file /includes/bbcode.php on line 483: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Notice: in file /includes/bbcode.php on line 483: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Notice: in file /includes/bbcode.php on line 483: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Notice: in file /includes/bbcode.php on line 483: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Notice: in file /includes/bbcode.php on line 483: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Notice: in file /includes/bbcode.php on line 483: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Notice: in file /includes/bbcode.php on line 483: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Notice: in file /includes/bbcode.php on line 483: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Notice: in file /includes/bbcode.php on line 483: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Notice: in file /includes/bbcode.php on line 483: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Notice: in file /includes/bbcode.php on line 483: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Notice: in file /includes/bbcode.php on line 483: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Notice: in file /includes/bbcode.php on line 483: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Notice: in file /includes/bbcode.php on line 483: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Notice: in file /includes/bbcode.php on line 483: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Notice: in file /includes/bbcode.php on line 483: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Notice: in file /includes/bbcode.php on line 483: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Notice: in file /includes/bbcode.php on line 483: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Notice: in file /includes/bbcode.php on line 483: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Notice: in file /includes/bbcode.php on line 483: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Notice: in file /includes/bbcode.php on line 483: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Notice: in file /includes/bbcode.php on line 483: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Notice: in file /includes/bbcode.php on line 483: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Notice: in file /includes/bbcode.php on line 483: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Notice: in file /includes/bbcode.php on line 483: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Notice: in file /includes/bbcode.php on line 483: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Notice: in file /includes/bbcode.php on line 379: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Notice: in file /includes/bbcode.php on line 379: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Notice: in file /includes/bbcode.php on line 112: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Notice: in file /includes/bbcode.php on line 112: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Notice: in file /includes/bbcode.php on line 112: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Notice: in file /includes/bbcode.php on line 112: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Notice: in file /includes/bbcode.php on line 112: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Notice: in file /includes/bbcode.php on line 112: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Notice: in file /includes/bbcode.php on line 112: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Notice: in file /includes/bbcode.php on line 112: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Notice: in file /includes/bbcode.php on line 112: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Notice: in file /includes/bbcode.php on line 112: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Notice: in file /includes/bbcode.php on line 112: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Notice: in file /includes/functions.php on line 4510: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /includes/functions.php:3706)
[phpBB Debug] PHP Notice: in file /includes/functions.php on line 4512: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /includes/functions.php:3706)
[phpBB Debug] PHP Notice: in file /includes/functions.php on line 4513: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /includes/functions.php:3706)
[phpBB Debug] PHP Notice: in file /includes/functions.php on line 4514: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /includes/functions.php:3706)
The Internet Book Database of Fiction • View topic - GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

A home for our "Off-Topic" Chats. Like to play games? Tell jokes? Shoot the breeze about nothing at all ? Here is the place where you can hang out with the IBDoF Peanut Gallery and have some fun.

Moderators: Kvetch, laurie

Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby voralfred » Sun Nov 18, 2012 1:45 pm

Human is as human does....Animals don't weep, Nine

LMB, The Labyrinth
User avatar
voralfred
Carpal Tunnel Victim
 
Posts: 5585
Joined: Tue Dec 19, 2006 3:53 am
Location: Paris

Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby E Pericoloso Sporgersi » Sun Nov 18, 2012 2:29 pm

User avatar
E Pericoloso Sporgersi
Sir E of the Knights Errant
 
Posts: 3502
Joined: Fri Jun 19, 2009 11:31 pm
Location: Flanders, Belgium, EU

Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby voralfred » Sun Nov 18, 2012 3:09 pm

Human is as human does....Animals don't weep, Nine

LMB, The Labyrinth
User avatar
voralfred
Carpal Tunnel Victim
 
Posts: 5585
Joined: Tue Dec 19, 2006 3:53 am
Location: Paris

Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Mon Nov 19, 2012 11:04 am



Pronunciation: /ˌhigəldē ˈpigəldē/

adverb & adjective
in confusion or disorder: [as adverb]: bits of paper hanging higgledy-piggledy on the furniture and walls [as adjective]: a higgledy-piggledy mountain of newspapers

Origin:
late 16th century: rhyming jingle, probably with reference to the irregular herding together of pigs

Image


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Carla chased herself around, rushing higgledy-piggledy to corral the mess of her living room. Joe was arriving soon with his parents. Joe said they were cool, but she couldn't chance disapproval because of yesterday's dust bunnies.
Words are a game. Sometimes I play alone, but you are welcome to play, too.
User avatar
Algot Runeman
Trailblazer
 
Posts: 4658
Joined: Mon Oct 29, 2007 6:04 pm
Location: Massachusetts, USA

Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby E Pericoloso Sporgersi » Mon Nov 19, 2012 12:47 pm

User avatar
E Pericoloso Sporgersi
Sir E of the Knights Errant
 
Posts: 3502
Joined: Fri Jun 19, 2009 11:31 pm
Location: Flanders, Belgium, EU

Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby ChoChiyo » Tue Nov 20, 2012 12:52 am

Back in the mid fifties to early sixties, I was the eldest of five little ruffians. We lived on a farm and rarely, rarely escaped its confines. Our only access to the non-farm world was usually a trip to the grocery store. Since we grew like wild things on the farm, we had few social graces. Every month or so, our gang of five ran higgledy-piggledy through the crowded aisles of Piggly Wiggly.
I am a poor, wayfaring stranger
Wandering through this world of woe
But there's no sickness, no fear or danger
In that bright land
To which I go
User avatar
ChoChiyo
Artificial Intellect
 
Posts: 10882
Joined: Sat Aug 28, 2004 1:06 pm
Location: The middle of a Minnesota cornfield

Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Tue Nov 20, 2012 6:34 pm



noun
disorderly haste; confused hurrying.

adjective & adverb
with hurry and confusion.

Origin:
mid 18th century: reduplication of hurry

Image


--------------------------------------------------------------------------

This week the harried housewife hurry-scurries through the Piggly Wiggly in the US, trying to find the missing ingredients for the recipe Aunt Betty sent on ahead from California because she couldn't carry the prepared food on the plane. I hope she gets applause for her work.
Words are a game. Sometimes I play alone, but you are welcome to play, too.
User avatar
Algot Runeman
Trailblazer
 
Posts: 4658
Joined: Mon Oct 29, 2007 6:04 pm
Location: Massachusetts, USA

Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby E Pericoloso Sporgersi » Wed Nov 21, 2012 4:58 am

Grandma usually had pets in pairs:
her cats Higgles & Piggles,
two dachshunds Pigglet & Wigglet,
a pair of Red-Eared Sliders, Helter & Skelter,
and her hamsters, Hurry & Scurry.

The turtles were so alike that she applied a dot of red nail polish to the shell of one of them. Then she promptly forgot which one she had dotted. :slap:
Finally she painted an S on the one she thought was Skelter.
User avatar
E Pericoloso Sporgersi
Sir E of the Knights Errant
 
Posts: 3502
Joined: Fri Jun 19, 2009 11:31 pm
Location: Flanders, Belgium, EU

Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Wed Nov 21, 2012 11:40 am



Pronunciation: /ˈsesəl, -īl/

adjective
Biology
(of an organism, e.g., a barnacle) fixed in one place; immobile.
(of a plant or animal structure) attached directly by its base without a stalk or peduncle: sporangia may be stalked or sessile

Origin:
early 18th century: from Latin sessilis, from sess- 'seated', from the verb sedere

Image

[For the record, ever since my first biology class, I been likin' lichens.]

__________________________________-____________________________________
(A hyphen is an underscore which has raised its hopes.)

Sessile B. DeMillo spent so much time in the movie house that the ushers all knew his name and generally when to expect his next visit. If the movie was certain to be crowded, they reserved a seat for him.

My wife says I am not sessile, but sedentary and cyber-sedimentary because every time she looks across the room, there I am working at my laptop (sometimes in pursuit of WotD, of course).
Words are a game. Sometimes I play alone, but you are welcome to play, too.
User avatar
Algot Runeman
Trailblazer
 
Posts: 4658
Joined: Mon Oct 29, 2007 6:04 pm
Location: Massachusetts, USA

Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby E Pericoloso Sporgersi » Wed Nov 21, 2012 12:55 pm

User avatar
E Pericoloso Sporgersi
Sir E of the Knights Errant
 
Posts: 3502
Joined: Fri Jun 19, 2009 11:31 pm
Location: Flanders, Belgium, EU

Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Thu Nov 22, 2012 6:17 am



Pronunciation: /ˈfestəl/

adjective
of, like, or relating to a celebration or festival: he appeared in festal array

Derivatives
festally
adverb

Origin:
late 15th century: via Old French from late Latin festalis, from Latin festum, (plural) festa 'feast'

Image


♻===========================================================================♻

Thanksgiving is not the best day for the festally challenged. Everyone else is in a festive mood. Bob is simply restive. Everyone around the table salivates verbally about the bounty of food. Bob just wants a quick peanut butter sandwich.
------
Happy Thanksgiving to those who celebrate. Happy Thursday to the rest of you.
Words are a game. Sometimes I play alone, but you are welcome to play, too.
User avatar
Algot Runeman
Trailblazer
 
Posts: 4658
Joined: Mon Oct 29, 2007 6:04 pm
Location: Massachusetts, USA

Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby E Pericoloso Sporgersi » Thu Nov 22, 2012 8:02 am

User avatar
E Pericoloso Sporgersi
Sir E of the Knights Errant
 
Posts: 3502
Joined: Fri Jun 19, 2009 11:31 pm
Location: Flanders, Belgium, EU

Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Fri Nov 23, 2012 7:18 am



Pronunciation: /əˈdaptəjən/

noun
(in herbal medicine) a natural substance considered to help the body adapt to stress and to exert a normalizing effect upon bodily processes. A well-known example is ginseng.

Derivatives
adaptogenic
Pronunciation: /əˌdaptəˈjenik/ adjective

Image


-----&=====+.....*_____-----&=====+.....*_____-----&=====+.....*_____

Bob adapted to his boring, tedious, thankless work. He was helped mightily by a variety of adaptogens. Notably, he kept a bottle of fermented apple juice and papers for some cannabis handy.

[Feeling some serious stress to buy, buy, buy this "Black" Friday. I so much more enjoy the "Burnt Umber Fridays" and my very favorite are "Yellow Fridays."]
Words are a game. Sometimes I play alone, but you are welcome to play, too.
User avatar
Algot Runeman
Trailblazer
 
Posts: 4658
Joined: Mon Oct 29, 2007 6:04 pm
Location: Massachusetts, USA

Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby E Pericoloso Sporgersi » Fri Nov 23, 2012 10:08 am

User avatar
E Pericoloso Sporgersi
Sir E of the Knights Errant
 
Posts: 3502
Joined: Fri Jun 19, 2009 11:31 pm
Location: Flanders, Belgium, EU

Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Sat Nov 24, 2012 3:46 pm



Pronunciation: /ˈgavəlˌkīnd/

noun
historical
a system of inheritance in which a deceased person’s land is divided equally among all male heirs.

Origin:
Middle English: from obsolete gavel 'payment, rent' + kind1

Image

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

After the kind judge dropped the gavel on the case, all of the original land was equally divided among the great-grandsons, unlike standard gavelkind land distribution. Not everybody was happy.
Words are a game. Sometimes I play alone, but you are welcome to play, too.
User avatar
Algot Runeman
Trailblazer
 
Posts: 4658
Joined: Mon Oct 29, 2007 6:04 pm
Location: Massachusetts, USA

Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Sun Nov 25, 2012 1:50 pm



Pronunciation: /ˈjiNGgō/

noun (plural jingoes)
dated, chiefly derogatory
a vociferous supporter of policy favoring war, especially in the name of patriotism.

Phrases
by jingo!
an exclamation of surprise.

Origin:
late 17th century (originally a conjuror's word): by jingo (and the noun sense) come from a popular song adopted by those supporting the sending of a British fleet into Turkish waters to resist Russia in 1878. The chorus ran: “We don't want to fight, yet by Jingo! if we do, We've got the ships, we've got the men, and got the money too.”

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

This one is all up to you, by jingo.
Words are a game. Sometimes I play alone, but you are welcome to play, too.
User avatar
Algot Runeman
Trailblazer
 
Posts: 4658
Joined: Mon Oct 29, 2007 6:04 pm
Location: Massachusetts, USA

Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby voralfred » Sun Nov 25, 2012 9:59 pm

Me, a jingo?
Whatever made you think that I am, by jingo ?

Image
Human is as human does....Animals don't weep, Nine

LMB, The Labyrinth
User avatar
voralfred
Carpal Tunnel Victim
 
Posts: 5585
Joined: Tue Dec 19, 2006 3:53 am
Location: Paris

Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Mon Nov 26, 2012 9:58 am



Pronunciation: /ˈjälitē/

noun (plural jollities)
lively and cheerful activity or celebration: a night of riotous jollity
the quality of being cheerful: he was full of false jollity

Origin:
Middle English: from Old French jolite, from joli (see jolly1)

Image


-----------------------------------------------------------------------

Joe's jollity was predecated on the presence of a morose crowd. He was happiest when others were sad. Little doubt why he was rarely invited to anybody's party.
Words are a game. Sometimes I play alone, but you are welcome to play, too.
User avatar
Algot Runeman
Trailblazer
 
Posts: 4658
Joined: Mon Oct 29, 2007 6:04 pm
Location: Massachusetts, USA

Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby E Pericoloso Sporgersi » Mon Nov 26, 2012 11:31 am

User avatar
E Pericoloso Sporgersi
Sir E of the Knights Errant
 
Posts: 3502
Joined: Fri Jun 19, 2009 11:31 pm
Location: Flanders, Belgium, EU

Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Tue Nov 27, 2012 8:44 am



Pronunciation: /ˈvälˌplān, ˈvôl-/

aeronautics
noun
a controlled dive or downward flight at a steep angle, especially by an airplane with the engine shut off.

verb
[no object]
(of an airplane) make a controlled dive or downward flight, especially with the engine shut off.

Origin:
early 20th century: from French vol plané, literally 'glided flight'

Image


----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------*

A volplane is a great idea as long as the engine restarts.
Personally, I prefer a stable couch.
Words are a game. Sometimes I play alone, but you are welcome to play, too.
User avatar
Algot Runeman
Trailblazer
 
Posts: 4658
Joined: Mon Oct 29, 2007 6:04 pm
Location: Massachusetts, USA

Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Wed Nov 28, 2012 8:25 am



Pronunciation: /bif/

verb
[with object]
strike (someone) roughly or sharply, usually with the fist: he biffed me on the nose

noun
a sharp blow with the fist.

Origin:
mid 19th century: symbolic of a short sharp movement

Image


----------*----------*----------*----------*----------*----------*----------*

Float like a butterfly, biff like a boxer.
(This is something Cassius Clay [Mohammed Ali] did NOT say.)
Words are a game. Sometimes I play alone, but you are welcome to play, too.
User avatar
Algot Runeman
Trailblazer
 
Posts: 4658
Joined: Mon Oct 29, 2007 6:04 pm
Location: Massachusetts, USA

Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby E Pericoloso Sporgersi » Wed Nov 28, 2012 11:07 am

User avatar
E Pericoloso Sporgersi
Sir E of the Knights Errant
 
Posts: 3502
Joined: Fri Jun 19, 2009 11:31 pm
Location: Flanders, Belgium, EU

Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby voralfred » Wed Nov 28, 2012 3:56 pm

Human is as human does....Animals don't weep, Nine

LMB, The Labyrinth
User avatar
voralfred
Carpal Tunnel Victim
 
Posts: 5585
Joined: Tue Dec 19, 2006 3:53 am
Location: Paris

Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Thu Nov 29, 2012 8:40 am



Pronunciation: /nōˈbles/

noun
the nobility.

Phrases
noblesse oblige
/nōˈbles ōˈblēZH/ the inferred responsibility of privileged people to act with generosity and nobility toward those less privileged: there was to being a celebrity a certain element of noblesse oblige

Image



---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

There was no blessing given to the factory boss. Walmart managers have moved on to another supplier. Still the Walmart noblesse, to use the term in modern context, need to exert their power as heads of the largest retailer in the world. Enforce safety rules no matter where the factory is and no matter if it costs a bit more to prevent the fire death of workers because emergency exits were locked.

[Target, KMart, Kohl's, etc. Please get involved, too.]
Words are a game. Sometimes I play alone, but you are welcome to play, too.
User avatar
Algot Runeman
Trailblazer
 
Posts: 4658
Joined: Mon Oct 29, 2007 6:04 pm
Location: Massachusetts, USA

Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby E Pericoloso Sporgersi » Thu Nov 29, 2012 10:35 am

User avatar
E Pericoloso Sporgersi
Sir E of the Knights Errant
 
Posts: 3502
Joined: Fri Jun 19, 2009 11:31 pm
Location: Flanders, Belgium, EU

PreviousNext

Return to The Appendix

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

cron