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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby E Pericoloso Sporgersi » Wed Dec 12, 2012 6:26 am

Algot Runeman wrote:acrolect

I'm afraid describing diarrheatic events in acrolectic language will sound very ...
Hm, never mind ...
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Wed Dec 12, 2012 4:00 pm

maximand

Chop it up this way: (max·i·mand)
Say it this way: /ˈmaksəˌmand/
(of course, you have to figure out how to pronounce that funny lettering first.)

noun
An amount or something you want maximized (mainly an economics term)

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Mark wanted his dividend to be seen as a maximand.
He wanted money in his hands.
He invested wisely, by his lights.
In one of those lovely tax-free lands.

[Now don't tell me I should be more serious (Sirius). I have no desire to be a dog star. Besides Lassie and Rin-Tin-Tin have done far better at it than I would.]
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Thu Dec 13, 2012 8:49 am

shambolic

Break it up, people!: (sham·bo·lic)
Say it, man: /SHamˈbälik/

adjective
mismanaged, chaotic, disorganized

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This definition game is shambolic.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby ChoChiyo » Thu Dec 13, 2012 10:54 pm

:slap:

My LIFE is shambolic!
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
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Fri Dec 14, 2012 2:28 pm

schmooze

to converse informally : chat; also : to chat in a friendly and persuasive manner especially so as to gain favor, business, or connections
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Sid sat by the ladies, schmoozing them up. He also hoped the liquor would help.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby E Pericoloso Sporgersi » Sat Dec 15, 2012 3:08 am

Algot Runeman wrote:schmooze

If I have a choice, and if it's okay with you, I would very much prefer to smooch rather than schmooze.
Canoodle would be acceptable too ...
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Sat Dec 15, 2012 3:37 pm

Madrileño

Say it, sweetly: /ˌmädriˈlānyō/

noun
a native or person living in or coming from Madrid, Spain

adjective
madrilenian

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Of course, if you are a Spanish/Castilian speaker, you would say this girl is a Madrileña. Some would also say, Madrid is a capital place to live (being the capital of Spain...)
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Sun Dec 16, 2012 7:26 am

dogma

principles generated by an authority and spread as absolute truth

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The primal principle of the school's principal was "always be the prince's pal."
The students, all sons of lords, took his word as dogma.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby E Pericoloso Sporgersi » Sun Dec 16, 2012 7:56 am

Algot Runeman wrote:dogma

It's no use denying it.
The fact that my grandma, when a young women, was just as pretty as the beautiful Madrileña (thank you Algot for the link), has long been established as irrefutable dogma.

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Mon Dec 17, 2012 1:43 pm

stratagem

Say it, Sam: /ˈstratəjəm/

noun
a plan especially one designed to outwit someone else

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My strategy isn't so much a stratagem as it is an intent. Describing a plan clearly is best done after the event, I've always found. Setting out to find answers rarely begins with a plan. It is only after initial explorations that a question solidifies enough to generate a working hypothesis that can be tested. The hard work is building the scheme that explains what chance allowed us to stumble upon.

We need to mind that many battles have been lost in spite of the general staff's plans.

ODO: late 15th century (originally denoting a military ploy): from French stratagème, via Latin from Greek stratēgēma, from stratēgein 'be a general', from stratēgos, from stratos 'army' + agein 'to lead'

Grabbing (from Wikipedia) the famous bit from Robert Burns:
But Mousie, thou art no thy lane,
In proving foresight may be vain:
The best-laid schemes o' mice an' men
Gang aft agley,
An' lea'e us nought but grief an' pain,
For promis'd joy!
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Tue Dec 18, 2012 7:46 am

panspermia

Say it, Sam: /panˈspərmēə/

noun
a theory that life on the planet Earth originated from chemical precursors which arrived from space

read more at ODO.

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Primordial soup, that elegant goop.
Arrived in a jar, after traveling far.
Twinkies in pairs, galactic viral shares.
Panspermia gunk, universal space junk.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Wed Dec 19, 2012 10:08 am

collogue

Say it, Sam: /kəˈlōg/

verb (collogues, colloguing, collogued)
[no object] archaic

talk confidentially or conspiratorially.

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Calie collogued with a colleague from the college, complaining about the overwhelming smell of "cold log" cologne coming from Karl.
[emphasis updated to correct word in the irreverent sentence. Certainly you were not confused.]
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby voralfred » Wed Dec 19, 2012 5:17 pm

How many colloguing colleagues does one need to form a colloquium ?
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby E Pericoloso Sporgersi » Thu Dec 20, 2012 6:32 am

Algot Runeman wrote:collogue

Collogue, colloguing, colloquium, collation, collectanea, etc ...

One can wonder how often these terms are used in the colloquial vernacular?

Grandma certainly did not. She usually spoke her cleaned up Flemish dialect.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Thu Dec 20, 2012 8:32 am

angelophany

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
n. The visible manifestation of an angel or angels to man.

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Carl saw the woman, his eventual wife-to-be, across the gymnasium. He immediately understood the meaning of angelophany.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Fri Dec 21, 2012 1:31 pm

felicific

Say it, Sam! /ˌfeləˈsifik/

adjective
relating to or promoting increased happiness

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Waking up on the morning of the Mayan Nonpocalypse, noodling about 'till mid afternoon, and writing this sentence is felicific, for sure!
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Sat Dec 22, 2012 1:22 pm

eldritch

Say it, Sam: /ˈeldriCH/

weird and sinister or ghostly
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Alan Aldrich has an eldrich sense of humor. He loves the work of Sinister Cellars.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby E Pericoloso Sporgersi » Sat Dec 22, 2012 2:54 pm

Algot Runeman wrote:eldritch ... Alan Aldrich has an eldrich sense of humor. He loves the work of Sinister Cellars.

If a seller's wares are too sinister to my tastes, he can take his eldritch wares elsewares.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Sun Dec 23, 2012 7:26 am

grinch

Say it, Sam: /grɪntʃ/

[ Question: If a person is heard repeatedly making the following noise, /tʃ/ , what should your response be? ]

noun
mean-spirited, unfriendly person (and a character from Dr. Seuss)

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Nouns refer to a "person", "place" or "thing". Does a grinch (based on the Dr. Seuss drawings) qualify as a person or a thing?
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Mon Dec 24, 2012 2:30 pm

joggle

Say it, Sam: /ˈjägəl/

verb
move or cause to move with repeated small bobs or jerks: [no object]: the car bounced and joggled on the rough road

noun
a bobbing or jerking movement.

Origin:
early 16th century: frequentative of jog

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Bob bobbled the ball before jogging to the endzone for the seventh touchdown of the game.
To bobble is now to joggle?
Maybe in the UK, but not here in the good old US of A!
(I'm also sure you note my use of a football reference in the exemplary example of linguistic loveliness...not that other game called "football" worldwide by everyone else but the Yanks.)
And whoever heard of a jogglehead, anyway?

Depending on the flow of the day, there may be a hiccup (hiccough), hiatus, a gap in the WotD tomorrow. It is Christmas, a holiday, and for some, a holy day. Whatever your reaction to the possible pause, I wish you all the best day you can have.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Tue Dec 25, 2012 7:23 am

parthenogenesis

Say it, Sam: /ˌpärTHənōˈjenəsis/

noun
reproduction from an ovum without fertilization, especially as a normal process in some invertebrates and lower plants.

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Sometimes language makes us reconsider lots of stuff, parthenogenesis, virgin birth, and such.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby E Pericoloso Sporgersi » Tue Dec 25, 2012 9:42 am

Algot Runeman wrote:parthenogenesis
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Sometimes language makes us reconsider lots of stuff, parthenogenesis, virgin birth, and such.

Today I shall be strictly hermaphroditic and plumb ignore any parthenogenetic temptation.

I wish you all a very merry (and nerdy when applicable) Christmas!

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Wed Dec 26, 2012 11:35 am

Junkanoo

Say it, Sam: /ˈjəNGkəˌno͞o/

noun
(chiefly in Jamaica, Belize, and the Bahamas) a masquerade held at Christmas, consisting of a street procession of characters in traditional costumes and dancing to drums, bells, and whistles

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Instead of having a Junkanoo, my family sang a Christmas song yesterday. Then we at ham. Then we opened gifts. Then we wondered if next year we'd get the gifts we wanted. Then we went to bed, crying silently over the bunch-a-new-junk we got. We're not the happiest group on holidays.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Thu Dec 27, 2012 7:00 am

nelson

Say it, Sam: /ˈnelsən/

a wrestling hold in which one arm is passed under the opponent's arm from behind and the hand is applied to the neck (half nelson), or both arms and hands are applied (full nelson)

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Full nelson is a move of punishment and isn't legal in amateur wrestling. The half nelson works to turn an opponent to his back on the way to a pin to win a match.

Professional Wrestling is an entertainment performance.

Mud wrestling...No clear classification.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Fri Dec 28, 2012 3:17 pm

pizzazz

Say it, Sam: /pəˈzaz/

noun
an attractive combination of vitality and glamour

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Jerry thought he had pizzazz, but he actually only had pizza as often as he wanted.
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