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kylie girls of summer - 1. Immediate. 2. Em-mediate = to mediate by e-mail. {Duplicate.}

e.g., E-mail started emmediately, but being finished later in the day.

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e-mail address for bob evans - More completely: be down to. Used in the UK where up to would be used in the US. The use I saw "... it is down to them to...." would be said in the US as "... it is up to them to" meaning "It their responsibility to...." (ED. Other meanings will be added later.} {Duplicate.}

e.g., e-mail address for bob evans

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emmediate - 1. Immediate. 2. Em-mediate = to mediate by e-mail. {Duplicate.}

e.g., E-mail started emmediately, but being finished later in the day.

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down to - More completely: be down to. Used in the UK where up to would be used in the US. The use I saw "... it is down to them to...." would be said in the US as "... it is up to them to" meaning "It their responsibility to...." (ED. Other meanings will be added later.} {Duplicate.}

e.g., "The migrants are the EU's problem now, not ours. If they let them across their borders to start with it is down to them to find them jobs and accommodation. They are no longer entitled to come to the UK."

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endsville - adjective 1. (sometimes lowercase) Slang. most wonderful or exciting: a rock band that was regarded as Endsville in the late fifties. 2. (sometimes lowercase) Slang. (of a location, circumstance, etc.) most isolated or undesirable. Quotes She responded by flinging her arms around his neck. "Curtie, it'll be endsville!" -- Arthur Hailey, Hotel, 1965

e.g., adjective 1. (sometimes lowercase) Slang. most wonderful or exciting: a rock band that was regarded as Endsville in the late fifties. 2. (sometimes lowercase) Slang. (of a location, circumstance, etc.) most isolated or undesirable. Quotes She responded by flinging her arms around his neck. "Curtie, it'll be endsville!" -- Arthur Hailey, Hotel, 1965

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clickable - It's one of those attached to the house all-season porches, a combination of "florida room" and "arizona room" since they're the same damn thing.

e.g., Set up a file with clickable e-mail lengths and send to classmates et al.

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florizona room - It's one of those attached to the house all-season porches, a combination of "florida room" and "arizona room" since they're the same damn thing.

e.g., The weather was nice, so we decided to barbecue in the florizona room.

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cumulonimby - (KYOO-myoo-low-NIM-bee; n.) A "nimby" (an acronym for "not in my back yard") a person who objects to locating a necessary civic project --- like a prison, a sewage treatment plant, a halfway house, etc. --- anywhere near their own property for fear of property devaluation or bad smells or something. A cumulonimby is a large group or gathering of nimbys, to attack a particular development or a given development agenda. [From Greek 'cumulus' "a pile, a heap" + 'nimby.']

e.g., "Did you see all the nimbys?
"Outside the county offices?"
"Yeah: Thirteen hundred nimbys against the new prison's being located in Brown County."
"And, look at the new headlines! Seven hundred camped out on the lawn in Underwood!"
"Underwood? Oh, yeah: in case the Brown County nimbys are successful in keeping the prison out---"
"Out of Brown County, yeah."
"So we have cumulonimbys at both ends?"

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wholly cow - Consists entirely of wholesome unadulterated beef, no fillers, no substitutes, no fish, no fowl, no pig, no excessive injected water. Nothing .. !! Even purer than the beloved bovines in the Indian subcontinent. Eat, see for yersulf [sic, dialect] .. !! {Duplicate.}

e.g., The entire group, us "Wild Indians," were on loan from India to soothe the savage American beast resident in so many of them, via sitar and tabla and monotonous singing voice ((-: !! How delighted to hear of a place in New York called, we thought, the "Holy Cow" ..!! Turns out it was "Wholly Cow," but still intrigued .. We went, we ordered and ate "special of the day," really good, nice portions. However, it was not till later that we learned what we had eaten .. !! Oy veh, and !caramba!, shocksville. But today, we are all faithful meat eaters, cow, pig, whale, ostrich, whatever presents itself, where has meat been all our lives .. ?! A new religion is emerging, "Church of the Carnivore," where Meat is the holy sacrament, where "wholly water" is its divine accompaniment ..!! Some day this week shall we meet to eat some lovely meat, a treat, it can't be beat, you vegeldelians. [sic?]

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polytrix - It seems they have a lot of tricks up their sleeves, and elsewhere. Tricky fellows, off to make a buck, or fool you and the crowd, allowed, or tolerated, sometimes amusing, sometimes not. A whole slew of magic or slight of hand, or means to part you from your money -- it ain't funny.

e.g., At this time in space we may be heir to an abundance of heartfelt polytrix, designed to inform you of what you shall think, what you shall do, at the right time and place. "A vote for me is a vote for you," sounds good, if only it were true..(-: Polytrix in the magician's bag, fool you, leave you with a smile on your face, this is the place.

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fiery spit - Fierce terrible language, diatribe, angry yelling, shouting, cursing, energetic powerful speech. Cf. Fiery pit.

e.g., The placid crowd of dedicated bird watchers appeared to be somewhat stirred by the unexpected fiery spit emitting from the mouth of our featured speaker, Harry Goodfellow.. he likened our tax collectors to a flock of vicious vultures, tearing at your flesh?

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barack & baruch - Proposed legal team in the next coming years, specializing in accident insurance perhaps. Cf. black and blue.

e.g., I send all my accidents over to the great team Barack & Baruch. They're fast, efficient, and turn out winners almost every time .. !? These are winners, not wieners .. !! * * --==O==-- * * p.i.e. 31415 ..

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zaurdo (plural: zaurdi) - Zaurdo: (plural: zaurd)
Referring to male/s: zaurdo, zaurdi
Referring to female/s: zaurda, zaurde (plural)

Whoever can be defined as: sophomoric (overconfident, conceited,et cetera, but --immature); juvenile (infantile, childish, immature); ignoramus (highly ignorant); gallionic (uncaring, indifferent); delinquent, opine (that deliberately says and often divulges her opinion without fear or hesitation); and anti-cogitus (who refuse to think and use the intellect). This is an archaic (obsolete) word still in use in some little Italian cities, here's how it works:

Since this word follows the ancient Latin-Italic rules, you can understand from the ending (-o, -i, -a, -e) whether the author is referring to a male or female. Or to a group of people. In case the group of people has members of different genders (so they are not all males or females, for example) -- the rule says that you must use the -i ending.

  • {ED. Similar to the old rule in English for using masculine pronouns when the antecedent was of unknown gender.}

    e.g., J: See that pretty girl over there --
    M: The one with the yellow ribbon in her hair?
    J: Yeah.
    M: What about her?
    J: I've known her since we were four years old and played in the sandbox together.
    M: So?
    J: So I walked up to her at our prom and told her I've been in love with her since we were four years old.
    M: What did she say?
    J: She said, "I know" -- and walked away.
    M: Too bad. That makes her a real zaurda, doesn't it?
    J: Yes. It does. But that's OK -- because I'm zaurdo. Now you know why she calls me Sandbox Jim.

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    breaxit - (Brexit + break) Brexit as the potential cause of the break of United Europe and of Great Britain (separation of Scotland and N. Ireland).

    e.g., Breaxit is one of the most divisive and potentially destructive events in European history.

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    oleo - Short for oleomargarine, the original term for what we now call margarine.

    e.g., Oleo first appeared commercially in stores in the late 1940s as a cheap substitute for butter. Butter manufacturers insisted that it not look too much like yellow butter, so oleo appeared only white to purchase. Soon though a color capsule was included in the package, so that consumers could manually add color themselves. Eventually you could buy ordinary colored oleo, or margarine, in the store.

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    hoplogonal - (Rhymes with top-DOG-gun-ul; adj.) 1. Gun-shaped, weapon-shaped; 2. A lump, bump, or bulge shaped like or suggesting a gun or other weapon; 3. Arranged to resemble or suggest a weapon or weapons. [From Greek 'hoplon' "weapon, tool" + 'gonia' "angle," like "polygon."]

    e.g., I saw an article the other day about some woman who had built herself a hoplogonal pool in her back yard. | You could see the hoplogonal bulges under the arms of the agents all around the embassy patio. | Fifty sticks aimed artistically from boxes draped with old blankets constituted the "fort": a wall bristling with hoplogonal brooms, mops, and besoms.

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    poecilonym - It's an old synonym for synonym. For more on poecilonym take the link or check at A.Word.A.Day.

    e.g., From Wiktionary:

    • 1977, Robert H. Stacy, Defamiliarization in Language and Literature,[1] Syracuse University Press, ISBN 9780815621843, page 52: 7. This is also a type of poecilonym or hybrid word; cf. such a word as “aeneolithic” (=chalcolithic) in English.

    • 1997, David Grambs, The Endangered English Dictionary: Bodacious Words, page xi: Maybe we could all use a few spanking old poecilonyms. Poecilonym? It's an old synonym for synonym that you'll find in these pages. But many words in this dictionary have no real counterparts in today's English.

    • 1999 July 27, "Ucalegon" (username), "Missing aircraft", in alt.anagrams, Usenet: >> Is there another word for synonym?
      >Actually, there is: poecilonymTake care, though; ‘poecilonym’ can only be used for the taxonomic meaning of ‘synonym’-- an incorrect or obsolete systematic name for a genus or species.

    • 2006, Nero Blanc, Death on the Diagonal, page 147: It's high time I looked for another job and got as far away from homonyms, synonyms, antonyms — to say nothing of caconyms, eponyms, and poecilonyms!

    1999 July 27, "Ucalegon" (username), "Missing aircraft", in alt.anagrams, Usenet: >> Is there another word for synonym?>Actually, there is: poecilonymTake care, though; ‘poecilonym’ can only be used for the taxonomic meaning of ‘synonym’--an incorrect or obsolete systematic name for a genus or species. 2006, Nero Blanc, Death on the Diagonal, page 147: It's high time I looked for another job and got as far away from homonyms, synonyms, antonyms — to say nothing of caconyms, eponyms, and poecilonyms

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    nephalism - "Teetotalism: abstinence from alcohol." From A.Word.A.Day.

    e.g., "Which, though not entirely teetotal, is next door to nephalism."

    ~Jack McLean's "We'll All Be Beeping About from Bar to Bar," The Herald (Glasgow, UK); Apr 21, 2001. | No, I'm not a nephalist, but I'm close.

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    termagancy - The noun form of termagant -- "a shrewish woman; scold.:

    e.g., Hellary Clinton may never be indicted and convicted for any crimes, but she's definitely guilty of termagancy. Me? I'm guilty of nephalism. (Almost.)

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    alanisesque - Alanis Morissettesque.

    e.g., The Alanisesque singer was stunning.

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    fissiparous - One of Dr. Goodword's real words: "1. Reproducing by biological fission, splitting into two living organisms or cells, which may further divide. 2. Tending to break up into smaller pieces, especially if the pieces themselves split."

    "... today's Good Word now applies to anything that splits into parts, such as the former Soviet Union and Yugoslavia. China is now worrying that it might be fissiparous. Religions have been fissiparous in the past, breaking apart into factional denominations and subdenominations based on different interpretations of their scriptures."

    e.g., "When Gwendolyn saw her child pull an earthworm apart, she was glad to know that the worm was fissiparous."

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    big bang hole - Astronomical hole comprised of big bangs; astronomical hole of universes. 2016-06-20 -->

    e.g., The astronomer did believe in the big bang hole.

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    sickophant - Sycophant: "a person who uses flattery to win favour from individuals wielding influence; toady. Sicophant & psychophant are alternative spellings. {Duplicate.}

    e.g., "This sickophant will do anything to protect her president. She isn't qualified to clean skidr marks off a toilet."

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    swinging dick - "A man; specifically (more fully big swinging dick) a successful, arrogant, ambitious, or aggressively bold man (also occasionally used of a woman)." {Duplicate.}

    e.g., From The Taking of Pelham One Two Three, p. 173: "He's an action character, a swinging dick. If I was ripping something off, if I needed a gun, a soldier, I would hire him right away. If I had a submachine gun, for instance, that needed a shooter, I wouldn't hesitate to put him behind it. Guts to burn."

    From The Autobiography of Billy McCune, p. 55:"Every swinging dick, before he was sworn in, knew what the verdict would be, as they read in the Star-Telegram where the state would demand the death penalty. No doubt about it. Billy McCune was a rapist and had to be exterminated. All the… ..."

    From James Crumley's One to Count Cadence: "'I got every one of them, man, every last swinging dick.' He danced around my room as if he needed to pee. 'Wait a minute. Slow down. Sit down and let me know who has got whom where.' He swung a chair in front of the bunk, straddled it…."

    Memphis, Nam, Sweden, p. 77:"Out from those holes. We were not missing. We were not missing one swinging dick. Party time. Red smoke right over us? Fuck it. We're on the same side. They can't hit us. We're partying, babe. Oooh, get some, Jack, get some motherfuckers."

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    crow's ear - Crosier, "a staff surmounted by a crook or cross, carried by bishops as a symbol of pastoral office."

    e.g., “In 2006, [New York Times writer] journalist Terry Mattingly wrote a column titled ‘Reporters, Crow‘s Ears and Karma Light Nuns,’ which documented a series of factual errors made by journalists when reporting on religion, beginning with the front-page gaffe by Ian Fisher, who referred to Pope John Paul‘s metal staff as a ‘crow‘s ear,’ instead of the correct term of ‘crozier.’”

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    boobalicious - Possessed of ethereal beauty, especially abundant, sexy breasts; combining "boob" and "delicious." 2016-06-18 -->

    e.g., Dad says that my fifteen-year-old sister looks like she'll grow up to be boobalicious, a trait she got from our beautiful, wonderful Mom. (Maybe I will be too someday!)

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    earrigation - The procedure you have done when you get a wax buildup in your ears.

    e.g., The earrigation didn't work because the wax buildup had hardened. Have to go back in couple of days after using something to soften the wax.

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    arthuritis - Arthritis, spelled to match the way some people pronounce it. {Duplicate.}

    e.g., Pain in my hips makes walking difficult for me -- I start hurting if I walk over a hundred feet. Not sure if it's arthuritis, but it may be.

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    stupur - Stupur= stupid future: the destination for those dead set on screwing up their lives to the fullest.

    e.g., Billy is an adult now and makes his own decisions for his stupur.

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    pseudocompetocracy - n.; Rule by those whose primary skill consists of feigning competence.

    e.g., The Obama Administration constitutes a straight-up pseudocompetocracy.

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    corpusology - Corpusology is the study of body language. Corpus from the Latin for body and ology from the Greek|Latin for study of.

    e.g., The latest development in facial recognition software is the use of subject-matter experts in corpusology to develop software algorithms to detect the emotional state of a suspect.

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    sensusology - Sensusology is the study of emotion. Sensus Latin for emotion and the suffix being ology from the Greek|Latin for study of.

    e.g., During the debriefing the room was occupied by a psychologist and a sensologist due to the emotional nature of the trauma.

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    teleprosy - A type of leprosy that spreads very quick, like a fast moving storm, flows of lava, aggressive weeds, and the like.

    e.g., In the beginning the word was that it was a simple case of unqualified leprosy, but in short order it was quickly determined that they had their hands full with a virulent plague of teleprosy.

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    ballfaced - Bald-faced -- which is often misspelled as bold-faced.

    e.g., " Hillary Clinton is a liar -- a ballfaced liar. The unprincipled ... witch needs to be held accountable for what she has done.

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    titbits - Parts of a woman breasts.

    e.g., Even old women are going around in public exposing their titbits. And not just side boobs.

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    bunk - "Debunk was originally a neologism by author William Woodward in his 1923 book Bunk, whose main character “de-bunked” nonsense or illusions, basically bursting bubbles." To bunk something then is to confirm that it's true. Zero Pinocchios, in short. {Duplicate.}

    e.g., I thought she was lying to me. That was bunked later in the day.

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    e phase - That's the point at which you pay, or, e-faze, pig latin for fees. Prior to the E phase you had some money, afterwards, not so much money. E can also mean, theoretically, Empty-your-pockets, dude, lighten your load, if any. ((-:

    e.g., Ever thing was fine, till we came to the E phase, which was outta sight, excessive, unheard of ... but we needed the baloney e.g. anyway, the deal was done, well done. [poedic licence included, no charge]

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    apifact - (AP-pee-fact; n.) Honey, viewed as an artifact made by bees. Derivations apifacture "the making of honey"; apifactory "a beehive, as a place where honey is made." [From Latin api(bus) "by bees" + factura, pp of facere "to make."]

    e.g., "Wow. This is really good bread. Have you got any apifact?" | Apifact is Winnie the Pooh's favorite food.

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    kalashnicough - (Rhymes with a-GOSH-me-doff; n.) 1. A hacking cough which goes on and on like a machine gun, even when you're out of air and you face turns all sorts of distressing colors, and you have to finally pause (you can't stop) long enough to gasp in a desperate breath which you immediately lose in hacking out another full clip; 2. A horrible hacking cough that seemingly cannot be stopped, despite warm drinks, humidifiers, ointments, zinc tablets, suppressants, expectorants, plasters, or whatever---such that it reminds you of the AK 47 description given in Nicolas Cage's "Lord of War": "An elegantly simple 9 pound amalgamation of forged steel and plywood. It doesn't break, jam, or overheat. It'll shoot whether it's covered in mud or filled with sand." It'll shoot, in short, no matter what you do to stop it. [From Mikhail Kalashnikov (1919-2013), designer of the AK47 in 1946 & -47, + cough.]

    e.g., I was up all night with bronchitis. It was a seriously intense Kalashnicough. I had to sleep in the car so I wouldn't keep everyone awake all night with me.

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    beer foam issues - Political issue of little real substance when there are issues much more important that need to be dealt with.

    e.g., Beltway politicians waste their time on beer foam issues when there are truly significant national problems that need their attention. | Interstate 70 is now almost eight years past the lifetime projected when it was constructed. Congress is doing little to nothing to see that it gets the maintenance it needs, instead expending its efforts on such beer foam issues as letting men use women's restrooms.

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    tatas sauce - Originally a pleasant soothing creme for the udder of the cow, smells good, feels good, is good. Also benefits the hands which milk the cow, soft and lovely. Now available also for human female of the species, equally effective and beneficial to all.

    e.g., At first we were skeptical, as befits the intelligent yet critical mind, but then were pleased to discover that well named tatas sauce did indeed soothe and smooth and often quite soften the appropriate tissues to the delight of the whole family, indeed.

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    unfuture - A future as bad as "no future"

    e.g., You have no future, enjoy it = enjoy your unfuture.

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    proxymoron - If you can't do it yourself, let somebody do it for you. Perhaps someone else can do it as well as you can. It helps to be bright, educated, aware, but if necessary one might employ the proxymoron. A simple yes will do, uncomplicated but perhaps adequate and effective -- try it, you might even get to like it, guaranteed. A substitute, a stand in, maybe even better than the average, bear with me. {Duplicate.}

    e.g., Please give us a chance, the proxymoron is a worthy person too, able to set the table, pick up sticks, feed the dead fishes, water the windows, tug it and hug it, what's more, and smile all the while. Proxymoron lives matter. too, to be sure, sir ... ?

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    oxen cotton - The soft woolen undercoat of certain ox, which may be combed, spun, and wove into specialty garments, expensive, but worth every penny of it..

    e.g., Wool can be itchy 'tho cotton's not rotten, silk dresses and tresses, materials improve, now we've gotten oxen cotton, it's the best thing we've gotten, soft, strong, and beautiful, 'tho essentially unaffordable ..

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    groksee - To really understand, perfectly, completely, with depth and clarity ... with compassion, with heart and mind, utterly ... much more so than the average, man. {ED. See Robert Heinlein's "grok" in _The Man Who Fell to Earth._

    e.g., In a sea of seething humanity we like to groksee that which be, for added value and effectiveness and success, realize the real, act and react in a superior way beyond the ordinary we pray -- and with help it's groksee proxy, we can always use a hand or two, or even a cast of thousands.

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    equel - (EE-kwil; n.) A movie, television show, or other story that takes place at the same time as (and takes pains to refer to) another movie, show, or other story. [From "sequel," minus the "s."]

    e.g., Tom Stoppard's "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead" is an equel to Shakespeare's "Hamlet."

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    requel - (REE-kwil; n.) 1. A remake of a movie or show, 2. The reboot of a movie franchise; (v.) to remake a show or reboot a franchise.

    e.g., Requels of "The Three Musketeers" seem to be legion. | Did they really need to requel "Spidereman"? The "Fantastic Four" requel didn't work.

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    obliterati - those literati who try to obliterate the facts or truth

    e.g., Beware the obliterati for they erase what others have written.

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    liplink - Kiss, a kiss [cf German Liebling, if you wish].

    e.g., Only way we are connecting any more is by occasional mild liplink when it happens to occur, nice but perhaps inadequate?

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    multimanymuch - An extremely large number of or amount of, humongous, lots and lots of, really,really big.

    e.g., At the Octonomical Games nex [sic] T'earthday team Red Shocks meet team Blue Blaze to determinate outcomes of longstanding interrivalries between, multimanymuch surgecrowds to be expected at..? [ week 32, 2065 ] p.i.e. 31415 ..

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    signumology - Signumology is the study of miracles. Signum -- from the Latin for miracle and ology for the study of.

    e.g., The most popular course at the Dominican Monastery is signumology.

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    stable mate - A situation not equine, but sanguine, in which a domestic partner is unflappable, reasonable, and rational, and won't ever kick the boards in the stall when upset.

    e.g., Advice to the young -- look beyond beauty and sex appeal. Regardless of the size of your home, too much emotion will crowd every room. For a lifetime of pleasure and companionship, you need a stable mate.

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    scrutinizer - Someone who scritinizes: someone who examines something very carefully. The example is taken from a blog post: "Florida 2000 Election Fiasco...."

    e.g., "Unfortunately, determining whether or not to accept a vote is based on having a ballot eyeballed by a group of people [a canvassing board] who attempt to divine the voters' intentions. Remember Broward County (I think it was Broward County) and the guy with the magnifying glass? And the woman who had no trouble at all determining that every ballot that came in front of her was a vote for a Democrat? No matter that the scrutinizers who had the ballots before she did couldn't determine how the ballots were marked even using a magnifying glass to enlarge their images, it was always easy for her to figure out with only the most cursory glance. If such ballot reviewers decide that they can clearly determine what the voter had in mind, then the vote counts. If they decide they can't determine what the voter had in mind, then the vote doesn't count."

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    pussant - An inconsequential person, as in a pissant filled with pus. Cleary lower on the evolutionary scale than a pissant. Puissant as an alternative spelling doesn't work. Puissant means "having great power or influence." Pissants and pussants have neither. Created for use on the Internet, pussant is much more likely to get past robotic censors than pissant. Even live censors might give it a pass when they wouldn't give one to pissant.

    The effect can be increased by using alliteration: e.g, pussified pussant. There are tons of adjectives that start with the letter p that can be combined with pussant to emphasize various pussant characteristics.

    e.g., Given that the only time I get any flack on the Internet is when I step on a pussant, you must be a pussant. Go have some Ben and Jerry's and get a pedicure. You'll feel better.

    {ED. Credit the last two sentences to the Internet poster who aimed his shot at the insufferable "PeterCorless."}

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    mic drop - "Dropping a microphone as a dramatic gesture at the end of a performance or speech or a simulation of this."

    e.g., President Obama's mic drop at the end of his comedy routine at the White House Correspondents' Dinner last Saturday night struck me as a juvenile thing for him to do. Couldn't he have found a better way to show US that he is au courant with youth culture?

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    enema list - A list of people you think would benefit from being given an enema. I recently had a six-pack of Fleet enemas delivered to my lifelong friend Jim (aka Press) -- because he's full of crap.

    e.g., He told me just this morning that he's glad he's on my enema list. He says he hasn't opened the package yet, that he's using it to decorate his kitchen.

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    alacritously - From the way it was used in a comment on the Internet, "Pattée Cross" seems to intend for this to mean something along these lines: with great alacrity, quickly, or rapidly. Take it as the adverbial form of alacritous: quick and eager.

    e.g., "Obamao needs MORE bureaucrats to more alacritously process his Dreamer Army into the over-burdened Public Assistance System; get them driver's licenses; and use motor-voter laws to enfranchise his Invader Gimmegrants."

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    josh - To Josh is to dissemble as a spokesman for obama. {Duplicate.}

    e.g., "[T]here is no logical, or factual, reason whey [sic] the Obama Administration wouldn't prosecute [Hillary Clinton]." "You're Joshing US, right?"

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    budoir patrol - The federal agency charged with protecting United States' bedrooms.

    e.g., The Budoir Patrol is vastly more effective in doing its job than the US Border Patrol. But that's primarily because it isn't being hamstrung doing its job by Democrat politicians and flunkies inside The Beltway.

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    dogma style - Some people have no style at all. It's like they blew in from Pluto much less dark side of Moon, comrades. Dogma style [is] meaning, strictly according to rules and regulations, laws, requirements, demands. Once you get used to it, it's quite similar to that "Sharia" stuff. Try it, somebody else might like it ... not.

    e.g., Mine autonomous Uncle once decided to live his whole life according to the Principles of Dogma Style, very interesting. The commune evolved into group of logically sensibly Controlled yet Satisfied Unit. Nex trep [sic], pull plug, allow extreme dogma style to metamorphose into next rational development, with divine intervention, if really necessary.

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    ptamma - When someone eats an Egg and it tastes delicious.

    e.g., (Simon eats an Egg) "Mmmm, this egg is ptamma."

    submitted by SoggyEggs7 - (www)

    musstretching - To do stretching exercises while you listen to music

    e.g., I didn't hear my coach calling me because I was musstretching

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    sninner - The word is a blind in which I gathered the words snack and dinner to express the meal that we eat after the afternoon snack and before dinner. It would be used when someone did not eat anything in the snack time and he also did not want to have a large dinner -- or have dinner before its usual time due to not being hungry or have some stuff during dinner time.

    e.g., Tomorrow, we are going to a concert at 8 p.m so we will have a sninner at 7 p.m

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    connectholic - A person who needs to be connected with others all the time.

    e.g., I'm a connectholic because I need to be connected on internet, all the time.

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    lovate - Used to express that you both love and hate a person.

    e.g., I lovate my ex-boyfriend.

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    computholic - Someone who is addicted to computers.

    e.g., My son is a computholic.

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    yold - A blend in which I have gathered young and old to describe a person who is young but behaves as an elderly one.

    e.g., My friend Leticia is yold: she is 22 and she never goes out --only with her boyfriend, to whom she seems to be married.

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    connectholic - A person who needs to be connected with others all the time.

    e.g., I'm a connectholic because I need to be connected on internet, all the time.

    submitted by Milagros - (www)

    computholic - Someone who is addicted to computers.

    e.g., My son is a computholic.

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    stump-broke - He didn't use the term "stump broke," but a junior high school classmate of mine told me he had had sex with a cow, first mounting a stump before mounting the cow. Simply didn't occur to me at that age that he wasn't telling the truth. I recently learned the applicable slang to use to describe the cow: stump-broke, or stump broke.

    Thursday, February 17, 2005

    For those of you looking for meaning.


    1. Unquestionably obedient. A "stump-broke" mule is a mule which has
    been trained to back up to, and stand before a stump for purposes of
    passive sexual intercourse.


    'What's wrong with my nose? I'll tell you what's wrong with my nose. I
    asked Gunther if he had his girl-friend stump-broke yet, and he hit me on
    it, that's what.'

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    oilitics - The politics of oil. I've tired of the beltway politicians -- years ago. Among several things I find particularly annoying is their oilitics. Will they ever take the steps necessary to making the United States energy independent -- or are they just going to continue to talk and never really do anything.

    e.g., I've tired of the beltway politicians -- years ago. Among several things I find particularly annoying is their oilitics. Will they ever take the steps necessary to making the United States energy independent -- or are they just going to continue to talk and never really do anything. Nasty letter to follow.

    submitted by HD Fowler

    corn flake - ddd

    e.g., ddd

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    skirtish - Akirmish with a woman, aka a skirt.

    e.g., I got into a skirtish with my wife over when I will cut the grass.

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    outstoundishing - Outstanding, astonishing, and astounding. Hopefully it will replace those greatly overused words: awesome and amazing. {ED. Have you noticed how overused exclamation points are. My motto is "Let your words be your exclamation points. Sorry it took so long to get this entered -- I must have forgotten to his «add» when I ran across it earlier.

    e.g., Wow! That Rolling Stones concert was outstoundishing!

    submitted by John Duckering and Tasha Schwiefert - (www)

    ludology - The study of games, a real word.

    From Oxford dictionaries: The study of games and gaming, especially video games: "ludology, like the games it studies, is not about story and discourse at all but about actions and events."

    e.g., since this is primarily a slang site, we’re pretty lax in terms of gramm

    submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

    "pop" corn - An ironic financial arrangement whereby adult children "treat" their father by purchasing his movie ticket and he pays for the snacks. However, the extensive and expensive modern movie fare means that Pop pays out several times the price of the tickets.

    Thanks, kids, and I don't mean to rue it --
    you want to buy my ticket, and it's kind of you to do it;
    but I'm left broke and financially forlorn
    when it costs me eighty dollar to buy the "pop" corn.

    submitted by Machiavellean & Lesko

    spicelist - It is a specialist in spices and the use of them. Pronounced spice-sha-list.

    e.g., Several major spice companies have introduced new spices that were developed by their specialists in spices, otherwise known as "spicelists."

    submitted by Rick Lawrence

    the wainwright phenomenon | machiavellean speculation, - What accounts for our experiencing that time seems to pass faster as we grow older. It's not necessarily that our contemporaneous experience of time is that it seems to pass faster -- to me, a twenty-four hour day still seems to last as long as it ever has -- but that our memory of an event that took place years ago causes us to think, "Has it really been that long since that happened?"

    And, of course, the pseudocorollary says that when we go back to see places we experienced as a child, we will think, "Wow, this place seemed a lot larger when I was growing up."

    e.g., "Mary Beth, have you noticed how much smaller Old Main seems to be than it was when we went to high school?"

    "I have. Mike, it's the Wainwright Phenomenon again. ... Besides,the building is no longer there. It was torn down about thirty years ago. Hadn't you noticed?


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    macroxenoglossophilia - Lover of long, strange words. I almost feel as if I'm cheating entering this. I thought of it only after seeing the pd entry for macroxenoglossophobe, a pseudo-word I can't recall ever seeing before today. (ED. Macroxenoglossophobe may actually be a real word. Hard to tell from what I can turn up with a Google search.)

    e.g., "Some of my best friends are macroxenoglossophiles." "Oh, I'm so sorry to hear that. When will they be getting out of prison?"

    submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

    kevin - (n.) A strip of bacon. [From movie star Kevin Bacon's name, but not capitalized.]

    e.g., Hey, can I get a couple of kevins over here? I'm starving.

    submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth - (www)

    chive - (Pronounced "KIVE," to rhyme with 'five'; n.) A repository of knowledge, especially one organized alphabetically, as in "R-chive," "Q-chive," "S-chive," "L-chive," etc. It's also useful for topically arranged repository, such as an "icthyo-chive" (about fish) or a "pharmakeia-chive" (or maybe just "pharma-chive," about drugs) or a "chive-chive" (about chives, scallions, onions, and similar herbs).

    [Derived from the word "Archive," based on the "ar" being taken to mean "r." A friend and I were talking on the phone, and I mentioned a file being on my "f-drive." But he thought I'd said "s-chive." Once we worked out what he thought he'd heard me say, we came up with the "a-chive, b-chive, c-chive" idea fairly quickly. This entry is the result. (Cf. "nager" herein)] {Duplicate.}

    e.g., "I am a student of chiropterans."
    "Well, we have a huge chive on bats---that is, chiropterans."
    "Is it in the C-chive?"
    "No: we keep with our info on reclusive billionaire crime fighters ... in the Bat-chive."
    "That is easily the worst pun I have ever heard."
    "Yeah, sorry. Still, the info on bats really is over here in the B-chive."

    The Pseudo-Dictionary is a neologism-chive.

    submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth - (www)

    dwimmercraft - (Rhymes with "HIM-er-laughed"; n.) 1. Magic, as in stage-magic: the mildly miraculous "fun" of illusion and sleight of hand; but also 2. black magic, as in sorcery: engagement in or manipulation of the powers and deceits of the enemy.

    [From the Old English dwimor "phantom, illusion" + craeft "art," often (usually) applied back among the Anglo-Saxons to magic that is either evil or at least non-Divine.]

    e.g., "The amazing Armando?"
    "Yeah: he's a magician. He's really good. The kids love him."
    "Hm. He practices dwimmercraft."
    "But the innocent stuff, right? Not the dark crap."
    "What are you talking about?" "He's dwimmercrafty."
    "Dimmer ... ?"
    "Never mind. How much does he charge?"
    "$200 a show."
    "Wow. Dwimmercrafty for sure."

    submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth

    tora - (n.) An overbearing woman.

    [From the Spanish toro "bull," with a feminine ending. Some will condemn the word as yet another put-down of strong women by men who fear them. But I know many many strong women. I also know various toras, all of whom seem to think that their femininity is somehow bad and that if they pretend to be masculine, it will somehow empower them. In short: I'm not against strong femininity; the toras are.]

    e.g., "Wow. Your boss is a jerk!"
    "Tell me about it: all she does is strut around chewing that stupid gum and talking like a drill sergeant."
    "A total tora."

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    skinship - (n.) 1. a. A relationship advanced far enough to allow physical contact (beyond handshakes or the occasional bump); b. a relationship as in sense 1, but with skin-to-skin privileges; 2. Physical contact as a means of bonding (a parent hugging their little one, for example, or close friends sharing a supportive hug).

    [Apparently a term from Japanese and/or Korean, where it is used solely in sense 2. That's evidently still a common definition, and it corresponds to the definition I looked up on the Urban Dictionary. Sense 1, however, is the one I heard from my 21-year-old son, who seemed surprised I didn't know the term. I don't think he even knows about sense 2.]

    e.g., Most people have a skinship with their blood kin as well as their best buddies, but hugging someone you have no skinship with will get a mouthful of loose teeth, or a stiletto heel in the eye ... depending.

    submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth - (www)

    dictionary.coma - What the pseudodictionary may turn into if we don't start getting a few more more lively submittals. No, we won't go blue. We'll die before we let that happen.

    submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

    meatgrinder - A female prostitute who uses a variety of moves to make the time she spends with a given customer as short as possible.

    e.g., Yes, I broke up with the bitch. I found out she was a meatgrinder, in no way limiting her twerking to me.

    submitted by beelzebub - (www)

    shikaminka - When you are deeply in love with someone you always carry part of that person with you. The part you carry with you is shikaminka. {Ed. Lower-cased this to keep it from appearing to be a love tribute. Take not of the guideline: names of your friends or enemies will not be accepted. Given that I recognize "minka" as being a name, I'm giving you a little leeway just in case.)

    e.g., However far away you go from your love, you will never be alone because you carry shikaminka.

    submitted by Shawki Morssi - (www)

    downunderwear - Brief briefs that you might wear somewhere in Oz or adjacent points ... ? {ED. Paul, it's nice to see that you've stuck with us for what -- maybe fifteen years now? Thank you for your contributions.}

    e.g., At the beach this year I'm wearing fresh new downunderwear, new colors, new designs, new styles ... Look good, feel good, display your packages with ribbons, buttons, and bows, maybe ... !!

    submitted by Paul Edic - (www)

    cthulhoid - (kuh-THOO-loyd; adj.) 1. Like or resembling HP Lovecraft's Cthulhu, an enormous, vaguely manlike creature with a huge betentacled head (like a Whovian Ood or Peter Jackson's watcher in the water from his Lord of the Rings movies); 2. any huge, tentacled monster (resembling Cthulhu) like those appearing in many 50s and 60s monster movies.

    [From Cthulhu (probably from Greek chthonic "of the earth") + -oid, Greek "like, resembling"). Cthulhu was such a horrifyingly alien creature that his very existence was antithetical to human sanity; indeed, two of the men who discover Cthulhu's house in the South Pacific actually die from simple exposure to him.]

    e.g., Giant squids, according to 50s movie lore, were terrifyingly big and powerful cthulhoids who could crush ships and submarines and drag their hapless hulks and crews to a crushing, soggy death in the dark abysses of the sea.

    submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth - (www)

    mudluscious - (adj.) 1. Covered with puddles to splash in and wonderful mud to make mud-pies with and play in when you're a child and it's spring; 2. full of mudpuddles, regardless of whether you want them there or not.

    [From e.e. cummings' "in Just-," which also contains the marvelous adjective 'puddle-wonderful.']

    e.g., When I was a little boy, I loved rainy days, especially the mudluscious ones, when I could sit down in the lovely muck and make castles and faces and mountains … it's like Play-Doh from Heaven. | Why did they make us park in this mudluscious and puddle-wonderful unpaved lot?!! These are $300 shoes!

    submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth - (www)

    tapezzate (or tappezzate) - To fill a space with something Etimology: Latin verb tapitiare, which modernly became tappezzare in contemporaneous Italic.

    e.g., I tappezzated my room with ... posters. | I tappezzated the city with fliers.

    submitted by Snowberry - (www)

    welunfair - Combination of the words welfare and unfair.

    e.g., The last Wednesday of the month is the day many receive their meager social assistance cheques. It should be called Welunfair' Day because the amounts of money are not enough, to live on, in any expensive city.

    {ED. The pd is not here to serve as a venue for expressing opinions about race, religion, politics, etc. It's here primarily to be used as place to host your invented words and examples of how to use them. Given that it's a pseudo-dictionary and not a real dictionary, it's sometimes used by its owners and favored submitters to pass along existing words they found interesting -- for whatever reason. And, since they own the site, they also use it as a pseudo-blog -- or something. Ordinarily, we'd (the editorial we: Betsy, Lillith, Machiavellean, and me, HD.) delete an entry such as yours from the input queue and it would never see the light of day. We'd take it to be less a new word than an expression of your opinion. Bear in mind, too, that you run the risk of annoying Buzzsaw Lillith if you express an an opinion that raises her ire. It's difficult in the extreme to come out ahead in an argument with Lillith -- even if you were dealing with
    From The Quote Verifier: Who Said What, Where, and When

    "Never pick a FIGHT with anyone who buys ink by the barrel." Some-times including "and newsprint by the ton," this piece of advice usually gets passed around without an attribution ("As they say," "In the old adage," etc.). When credit is given to anyone at all, it most often goes to Mark Twain, sometimes to Ben Franklin, or Oscar Wilde, Winston Churchill, H. L. Mencken, Will Rogers, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Bill Clinton, New York mayor Jimmy Walker, University of Texas football coach Darrell Royal, or Los Angeles Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda. William Greener, a press aide to President Gerald Ford and other political and corporate figures in the 1970s-1980s, called the admonition "Greener's Law." According to Barbara P. Semonche, director of the Park Library at the University of North Carolina School of Journalism and Mass Communication, no one has ever determined the origins of this commonly cited quotation. "Ink by the barrel" was a phrase often used in the late nineteenth century.

    Verdict: Author undetermined.

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    pooripheral vision - The seeming lack of ability to notice someone trying to get around you.

    e.g., "Though the store was not what you might call crowded the pooripheral vision of some of the customers made the shopping experience less than pleasant!"

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