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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

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Pronunciation: /ˈzjuːɡmə/
noun
A figure of speech in which a word applies to two others in different senses (e.g. John and his driving licence expired last week). Compare with syllepsis.
Derivatives
zeugmatic
Pronunciation: /zjuːɡˈmatɪk/
adjective

Origin
Late Middle English: via Latin from Greek, from zeugnunai 'to yoke'; related to zugon 'yoke'.

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My zeugmatic yoke, as much as my zygomatic arch, doth hurt.
Both make temperamental and temporal pain.
They have harsh effect on the neighboring brain.
Accompanying tears take the starch out of me and my shirt.

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

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Pronunciation: /pɑːˈhiːlɪən/
noun (plural parhelia pɑːˈhiːlɪə)
A bright spot in the sky appearing on either side of the sun, formed by refraction of sunlight through ice crystals high in the atmosphere. Also called mock sun, sun dog.

Origin
Mid 17th century: from Latin parelion, from Greek para- 'beside' + hēlios 'sun'.

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The family dog lay in the sun, failing to notice the sun dog, parhelion, sharing the sky with his source of warmth. Instead, his feet twitched as he dreamed of chasing a squirrel. Of course, the sun dog didn't notice him, either.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

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Pronunciation: /ˈkwɛkə/
noun
A lively South American dance.

Origin
Early 20th century: American Spanish, from zamacueca, also denoting a dance performed especially in Chile.

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Nita played shy, but Carls was slicker.
He convinced her to join him in dancing a cueca.
They swirled and they swayed while quick the band played.
The crowd shouted and cheered, never dismayed.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

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Pronunciation: /ʃɛvr(ə)/
noun
[mass noun]
French cheese made with goat’s milk.

Origin
French, literally 'goat, she-goat', from Latin caper.

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Charles purchased a good amount of Gouda and a fair chunk of chèvre for Cherisse. She thought he had given her a couple of cheesy presents.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

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You are right, E.P.S., Google gave me several Chèvre-au-lait links. A link to this graphic was missing, though it might now be found with a diligent effort.

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You will not find it in a shop, I suspect.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

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Pronunciation: /brəˈsɪərəʊ/
/brəˈsɛːrəʊ/
noun (plural braceros)
A Mexican labourer allowed into the United States for a limited time as a seasonal agricultural worker.

Origin
1970s: Spanish, literally 'labourer', from brazo 'arm'.

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The braseros worked all day in the hot sun, breaking only for a short lunch they had carried into the fields.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

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Pronunciation: /ˈlɪpəɡram/
noun
A composition from which the writer systematically omits a certain letter or certain letters of the alphabet.

Origin
Early 18th century: back-formation from Greek lipogrammatos 'lacking a letter', from lip- (stem of leipein 'to leave (out)') + gramma 'letter'.

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Thoughtl_ss, John Lipogram stood mut_ befor_ th_ judg_. It was always difficult to sp_ak without th_ most popular vow_l, silent though it oft_n is.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

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When I told my lovely wife about today's word, she reacted right away.

"Sounds like a diagram of somebody's fat."

It seemed an imagined lipogram #2 illustration was in order.

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

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Pronunciation: /ˈtɑːtsə/
noun
A shallow ornamental wine cup mounted on a foot.

Origin
Early 19th century: from Italian, from Arabic ṭasa 'bowl' (see tass).

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Tim took up the tazza and tipped it to tentatively taste. He decided that the wine was not so fancy as the vessel in which it had been served.

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[Then, of course, the words of the definition smacked my visual cortex and an alternate illustration sprang to mind...Sorry!]

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

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If I see you approaching me holding this kind of tazza

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I won't hesitate using a taser to keep you from making that kind of tazza

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out of me !

:hot: Ah non mais !* :hot:

* : en français dans le texte
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

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Pronunciation: /wɪθ/
/wɪð/
noun
A single thickness of bricks in masonry construction.

Origin
Early 18th century (as with): probably an alteration of width.

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One run of cinder blocks, cemented, plumb and fine, a wythe of brick to face the place. inside put some insulation and drywall because plaster takes too long. That's the way of building structure walls in our times. The whole is hung on structural steel, columns and beams, battens and joists. All of it fit to the rules of the BBC (Basic Building Codes) not that British Radio and TV, thingy.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

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Pronunciation: /ˈmɒnə(ʊ)ˌsiːmi/
noun
[mass noun] Linguistics
The property of having only one meaning.

Origin
1950s: from mono- 'one' + Greek sēma 'sign' + -y3.

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Friends, let us do battle. By diligent effort we can defeat the designs of monosemists. It is our pleasure to provide nuance. It is our duty to pun. Monosemy is our enemy. We must thwart its unseemly singularity!

[I actually do wonder how often a word maintains a pure, singlular meaning. Time and our odd verbal tendencies have even produced , words with entirely opposite meanings, much less words with the shading of meaning that is commonplace.

I suspect it is only focused, technical terms which have hope of being monosemous. Dictionaries generally provide a series of definitions for each word, attesting to the difficulty monosemists already face. There is concern, kept somewhere in my that some words may be difficult to morph to multiple meanings.]
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

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Pronunciation: /ˈklɑːsləs/:
adjective
1 (Of a society) not divided into social classes: this is of course a classless society

1.1 Not showing obvious signs of belonging to a particular social class: his voice was classless

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In the US, public schools attempt to provide classless conditions, melding children from all backgrounds. Of course, confusion may arise because the building is divided into classrooms in which classes are held.

The kids in my own town are excited because school has been cancelled for the day because 6 to 10 inches of snow is predicted to fall, NO CLASS AT ALL!
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

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(IPA: [mod͡ʑibake];
lit. "character transformation"),
noun
the garbled text that is the result of text being decoded using an unintended character encoding.

Origin
from the Japanese 文字 (moji) "character" + 化け (bake, pronounced "bah-keh") "transform"

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Taking a hindi tale via a Russian translation into Japanese and finally into English. It is no wonder some words suffer from mojibake and some downright lousy loss of meaning.



A more common illustration of mojibake in routine use is copying directly out of a Word document into a blog. Unless you pay careful attention, you will get this kind of mess instead of the fancy quotes Word uses. Some websites cannot even handle ordinary accented text in their blog post titles.

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

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DMs are always good when ruffled feathers are possible, especially when mojibake is involved.

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