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Title: WOTD
Post by: Phinnaeus Gage on April 08, 2012, 04:57:54 PM
Prior to joining this forum, I used to be one of those that posted #WOTD (Word of the Day) on Twitter. I felt it increased my word power. Felt, hell! It most certainly did. Often times I muse about twitting my newly found word to fellow tweeps, but lack of time no longer affords me to do such. Thank you, Bitcoin.

Unless, of course, I restart the practice here on BitcoinTalk, albeit a smaller group of cohorts, I believe such a thread would be most receptive. That said, today's WOTD (linked) is...

Apotropaic (http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/apotropaic?s=t)

http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=Bb1OAAAAIBAJ&sjid=ZgsEAAAAIBAJ&pg=1920,4535221&dq=apotropaic&hl=en
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His attempts to disguise his writing as being apposite and apotropaic is emetic. He could use some improvement in resolution in the coming new year.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gorgoneion
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In Ancient Greece, the Gorgoneion was originally a horror-creating apotropaic pendant showing the Gorgon's head.

I'll used http://dictionary.reference.com daily for my inspiration, although a handful of other sites offer up their own WOTD. My daily posts will consist of gleaning references from the internet that have incorporated the WOTD in text and images. I'll even Google it with the word "Bitcoin" to see if I'll be able to relay a prior or obscure connection. For instance:

http://th07.deviantart.net/fs70/150/i/2011/236/2/a/sweetie_belle_by_apotropaic_puppet-d47no76.jpg
Sweetie Belle by Apotropaic Puppet (http://apotropaic-puppet.deviantart.com/)

Feel free to post and discuss any word that recently has tickled your fancy, coupled with commenting on a current or past WOTD on this thread.

One final thought: Consider incorporating the current WOTD in your very next post.

~Bruno~


Title: Re: WOTD
Post by: Phinnaeus Gage on April 08, 2012, 07:20:49 PM
You have and unwonted bent for logoleptic posts. FTFY

BRB! I need to Google "bent" so that when I reply, it'll be in proper context.

~Cackling Bear~

EDIT: Yes!



Title: Re: WOTD
Post by: Garr255 on April 09, 2012, 02:33:48 AM
Haha, I'd like a vocabulary expansion... following!


Title: Re: WOTD
Post by: Phinnaeus Gage on April 09, 2012, 06:47:11 PM
Cumshaw (http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/cumshaw?s=t)

High Cost Of Cumshaw (http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=StgzAAAAIBAJ&sjid=LTIHAAAAIBAJ&pg=5704,3133524&dq=cumshaw&hl=en)

http://nl.newsbank.com/nl-search/we/Archives?p_product=BX&s_site=sunherald&p_multi=BX&p_theme=realcities&p_action=search&p_maxdocs=200&p_topdoc=1&p_text_direct-0=0F36623229E508D0&p_field_direct-0=document_id&p_perpage=10&p_sort=YMD_date:D&s_trackval=GooglePM
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A more obscure, perhaps even arcane, art of the Pacific Rim region is that of cumshaw, a term deriving from the beggars of Amoy, China...

http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=jtIvAAAAIBAJ&sjid=LPkDAAAAIBAJ&pg=4968,35190&dq=cumshaw&hl=en
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Cumshaw, the old Chinese word for the "squeeze" is in the news again, this time with the indictment of four mcdonnell Douglas officials on felony charges of bribery.

http://history.cultural-china.com/chinaWH/upload/upfiles/2009-03/31/details3e4685398fba7115518a.jpg


Title: Re: WOTD
Post by: Phinnaeus Gage on April 10, 2012, 04:06:51 PM
Caparison (http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/caparison?s=t)

http://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20120331/local/Knights-of-old-ride-bold-again.413438
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The silky dark brown horse snorts, its head reared downwards, eyes fixed on the opponent metres away. Its caparison, featuring his rider’s heraldic signs, flaps in the warm spring breeze. Stamping its front right hoof nervously, it curls its head inwards, eyes never leaving the opponent.

http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=30wbAAAAIBAJ&sjid=_0sEAAAAIBAJ&pg=4099,1517340&dq=caparison&hl=en
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It is best to study conditions of neighborhoods and schools and then caparison the children accordingly.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/3/32/Decorated_Indian_elephant.jpg/640px-Decorated_Indian_elephant.jpg
A colorful caparison adorns the elephant for this festival.


Title: Re: WOTD
Post by: Phinnaeus Gage on April 11, 2012, 09:07:53 AM
Tony (http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/tony?s=t&ld=1030)

http://www.norwalkplus.com/nwk/information/nwsnwk/publish/travel/The-J-Hotel-and-eleven14-Kitchen-to-open-in-Greenwich_np_16455.shtml
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Behind the steel fencing that hides the former Howard Johnson Hotel, a fixture in the tony Riverside neighborhood for many years,

http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?section=news/local/peninsula&id=8616337
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Residents in a tony Marin County neighborhood just north of San Francisco have balked at filmmaker George Lucas' plans to build his next Industry Light & Magic campus in their upscale, rural community.

http://images.travelpod.com/users/ostrowski/1.1306856927.upscale-window-shopping.jpg


Title: Re: WOTD
Post by: organofcorti on April 12, 2012, 08:09:53 AM
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A more obscure, perhaps even arcane, art of the Pacific Rim region is that of cumshaw, a term deriving from the beggars of Amoy, China...

Ha! Rim and cumshawin one sentence. You're adding to my childish humour vocab, but not my adult one.


Title: Re: WOTD
Post by: Phinnaeus Gage on April 12, 2012, 12:30:47 PM
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A more obscure, perhaps even arcane, art of the Pacific Rim region is that of cumshaw, a term deriving from the beggars of Amoy, China...

Ha! Rim and cumshaw in one sentence. You're adding to my apotropaic vocabulary, but not my tony one.

FTFY


Title: Re: WOTD
Post by: Phinnaeus Gage on April 12, 2012, 12:43:30 PM
Macaronic (http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/macaronic?s=t&ld=1030)

http://select.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=F00612F7345D17738DDDA80994D1405B8285F0D3
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Certain Latin phrases of the style known as Macaronic have had some circulation of late, as "I sabilli haeres ago, fortibus es in aro."

http://pqasb.pqarchiver.com/thestar/access/499277521.html?FMT=ABS&FMTS=ABS:FT&type=current&date=Dec+16%2C+2003&author=Leonard+Turnevicius&pub=The+Spectator&desc=Laing+Singers+capture+the+joy+of+the+season&pqatl=google
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How odd it was to hear the Latin of Johann Walter's macaronic carol, Joseph lieber, sung with an Italian not a German pronunciation.

http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m1bkjopf1i1qajjdco1_400.jpg


Title: Re: WOTD
Post by: organofcorti on April 12, 2012, 12:47:09 PM
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A more obscure, perhaps even arcane, art of the Pacific Rim region is that of cumshaw, a term deriving from the beggars of Amoy, China...

Ha! Rim and cumshaw in one sentence. You're adding to my apotropaic vocabulary, but not my tony one.

FTFY


Ha! Rim and cumshaw in one sentence. You're adding to my jejune vocabulary, but not my tony one.


FT(FTFY)FY


Title: Re: WOTD
Post by: Phinnaeus Gage on April 12, 2012, 01:34:02 PM
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A more obscure, perhaps even arcane, art of the Pacific Rim region is that of cumshaw, a term deriving from the beggars of Amoy, China...

Ha! Rim and cumshaw in one sentence. You're adding to my apotropaic vocabulary, but not my tony one.

FTFY


Ha! Rim and cumshaw in one sentence. You're adding to my jejune vocabulary, but not my tony one.

FT(FTFY)FY
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Considered fixed!


Title: Re: WOTD
Post by: Phinnaeus Gage on April 13, 2012, 12:28:57 PM
Approbate (http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/approbate)

http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=lxcaAAAAIBAJ&sjid=PCIEAAAAIBAJ&pg=2553,352622&dq=approbate&hl=en
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Celebrating by the approbate act of going to the polls, there to register "the freeman's vote" in the nation for whose freedom Washington fought.

http://allafrica.com/stories/201203290641.html
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Coupled with this is the autonomy that the university is enjoying and likely to enjoy. The government cannot approbate and reprobate at the same time.

http://www.orthodoxherald.com/wp-content/uploads/catholicos-didymos-I.jpg


Title: Re: WOTD
Post by: organofcorti on April 13, 2012, 12:43:49 PM
What about autonomy?


Title: Re: WOTD
Post by: Phinnaeus Gage on April 13, 2012, 04:19:37 PM
What about autonomy?

http://rlv.zcache.com/i_love_autonomy_tshirt-p235707289595514471zvit4_400.jpg


Title: Re: WOTD
Post by: Phinnaeus Gage on April 15, 2012, 01:14:01 PM
Palladium (http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/palladium?s=t&ld=1030)

A Primer On Palladium (http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/g/a/2012/04/09/investopedia6646.DTL)
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Palladium is one of the rarest metals on earth, about 15 times more rare than platinum and 30 times more rare than gold.

http://www.forexpros.com/analysis/russia-could-completely-run-out-of-this-rare-metal-by-2014-120107
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With more cars on the road and fewer supplies coming out of key mines, market forecasters are bracing for a palladium shortage of 215,000 ounces this year.

http://www.palladiumcoinbullion.com/coins/images/palladium-coin_2005-canadian-maple-leaf.jpg


Title: Re: WOTD
Post by: Phinnaeus Gage on April 16, 2012, 02:05:34 PM
Aperçu (http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/aper%C3%A7u?s=t&ld=1030)

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2012/apr/13/missing-shade-blue-jennie-erdal-review?newsfeed=true
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Too much of the book, though, is aperçu-stuffed and relentlessly discursive, whether it's Edgar and Harry conducting boozy Socratic dialogues or Edgar and Carrie earnestly agreeing with each other about how ineffable and mysterious translation and painting are.

http://www.nashvillescene.com/nashvillecream/archives/2012/04/06/brian-siskind-live-at-the-rothko-chapel
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Whether that is an unfortunate aesthetic miscalculation or simple common sense--many folks like a well-turned aperçu and down-home metaphor--it’s always a relief to encounter a Nashville musician who dispenses with most of that words-and-music linkage.

http://www.cge-news.com/contenus//145/cms_pc/paragraphe/259/100930094440_ga11_apercu.jpg


Title: Re: WOTD
Post by: organofcorti on April 16, 2012, 02:09:40 PM
... and I still have no idea what aperçu could possibly mean. At the moment, I'm thinking it's either a kind of turkey, or possibly a bed of some sort.


Title: Re: WOTD
Post by: Phinnaeus Gage on April 16, 2012, 02:21:42 PM
... and I still have no idea what aperçu could possibly mean. At the moment, I'm thinking it's either a kind of turkey, or possibly a bed of some sort.

I've opt to not give the definitions of the WOTD but do link the words to dictionary.com. Then I provide a couple instances, along with a link, showing the word used in context. The accompanied image, albeit sometimes abstract, helps in defining the term.

~Bruno~


Title: Re: WOTD
Post by: organofcorti on April 16, 2012, 02:28:40 PM
I know, I just like to try to figure out what a word mean from context. Its way funner!

Then I give up and look at the definition, which in this case had nothing to do with turkeys or beds.


Title: Re: WOTD
Post by: Phinnaeus Gage on April 16, 2012, 04:00:43 PM
I know, I just like to try to figure out what a word mean from context. Its way funner!

Then I give up and look at the definition, which in this case had nothing to do with turkeys or beds.

An apercu general of Turkish nationalism till the end of the First War World, died today in, ironically, his own bed.

~Cackling Bear~


Title: Re: WOTD
Post by: Phinnaeus Gage on April 17, 2012, 11:15:40 PM
Xenophilia (http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/xenophilia?)

http://pqasb.pqarchiver.com/dailyrecord/access/1826058671.html?FMT=ABS&FMTS=ABS:FT&type=current&date=Aug+11%2C+2003&author=&pub=Daily+Record&desc=How+do+you+want+to+be+welcomed+into+a+group+if+you're+a+stranger%3F&pqatl=google
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On the other hand, the very same strangeness may not only pique our interest, but blossom into xenophilia--an intrigued, fascinated love of that which is different.

http://pqasb.pqarchiver.com/boston/access/61455492.html?FMT=ABS&FMTS=ABS:FT&type=current&date=Apr+20%2C+1989&author=&pub=Boston+Globe+(pre-1997+Fulltext)&desc=WALL-POSTER+POWER&pqatl=google
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The hard-liners also accused Hu of "xenophilia" for preaching an opening to the outside world, in particular to Japan.

http://cdn.guyism.com/wp-content/uploads/pillow-marriage-630x507.jpg


Title: Re: WOTD
Post by: organofcorti on April 17, 2012, 11:21:53 PM
I know, I just like to try to figure out what a word mean from context. Its way funner!

Then I give up and look at the definition, which in this case had nothing to do with turkeys or beds.

An apercu general of Turkish nationalism till the end of the First War World, died today in, ironically, his own bed.

~Cackling Bear~


Now I'm seriously impressed. Your Google Fu knows no bounds.


Title: Re: WOTD
Post by: Phinnaeus Gage on April 18, 2012, 12:37:02 AM
I know, I just like to try to figure out what a word mean from context. Its way funner!

Then I give up and look at the definition, which in this case had nothing to do with turkeys or beds.

An apercu general of Turkish nationalism till the end of the First War World, died today in, ironically, his own bed.

~Cackling Bear~


Now I'm seriously impressed. Your Google-Fu knows no bounds.

FTFY ~ http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=google-fu

http://www.naascon.org/conferences/emory08/images/hyphen_logo.jpg
Matthew tell me eat!


Title: Re: WOTD
Post by: Phinnaeus Gage on April 19, 2012, 02:06:38 AM
Reconnoiter (http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/reconnoiter)

http://www.boston.com/Boston/businessupdates/2012/04/irobot-gears-for-national-robotics-week/QHf8n4qXZ0gmAw2hncqb7O/index.html
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The company's military robots, meanwhile, can reconnoiter battlefields and other dangerous areas while troops stay out of harm's way.

http://www.comicsbeat.com/2012/04/10/were-on-the-road-to-comic-con-the-heros-journey-continues/
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Also take the opportunity to reconnoiter inside and outside the center, before it fills up with crowds.

http://loisleveen.com/images/blog-images/reconnaissance-balloon.jpg


Title: Re: WOTD
Post by: Phinnaeus Gage on April 19, 2012, 04:17:31 AM
Somebody, please tell me that there's not a word for this:

http://www.minddisorders.com/photos/pica-884.jpg


Title: Re: WOTD
Post by: Bitcoin Oz on April 19, 2012, 04:24:31 AM
http://www.rainydayrose.com/interesting/crowimages/crows3.jpg

Attempted murder

 ;)


Title: Re: WOTD
Post by: Phinnaeus Gage on April 19, 2012, 12:55:23 PM
That's item #3 here:

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=scat

I learnt a new word today. When I first read it, I thought it was this guy:

http://zoraw.2draw.net/data/9/91813/91813-v8.jpg


Title: Re: WOTD
Post by: Phinnaeus Gage on April 19, 2012, 01:23:55 PM
bona fides (http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/bona+fides)

http://www.journalgazette.net/article/20120418/BLOGS06/120419390/1008/sports
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Message boards abound where fans (who often remain anonymous) trumpet the virtues and bona fides for their favorite players and teams.

http://www.sandiegoreader.com/news/2012/apr/18/movie-reviews/
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His bona fides are poor, but the principal (appealing Danielle Proulx) is rattled and desperate.

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41Vyp2TlRxL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA300_SH20_OU01_.jpg


Title: Re: WOTD
Post by: Phinnaeus Gage on April 20, 2012, 09:04:13 PM
Agnomen (http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/agnomen)

http://www.sbwire.com/press-releases/sbwire-135158.htm
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PCCare247 is a proverbial agnomen in doling out online technical support for computer and peripherals.

http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=9XYDAAAAIBAJ&sjid=tSkDAAAAIBAJ&pg=5790,2323310&dq=agnomen&hl=en
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She is the feminine of Felix, which seems to have been an agnomen assumed by any individual at will when he considered himself unusually fortunate.

http://a4.ec-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/22/2207b52188e3068ff18d6dc6cdd67f4b/l.jpg


Title: Re: WOTD
Post by: Phinnaeus Gage on April 22, 2012, 02:58:51 AM
Hsien (http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/hsien)

http://pqasb.pqarchiver.com/courant/access/960165752.html?dids=960165752:960165752&FMT=ABS&FMTS=ABS:AI&type=historic&date=Feb+23%2C+1969&author=&pub=Hartford+Courant&desc=China's+8+Immortals&pqatl=google
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Chung Li-ch'uan, chief of the "hsien," many centuries ago discovered the secret of immortality and of assuming various forms.

http://tjbuggey.ancients.info/images/HsienFeng.jpg


Title: Re: WOTD
Post by: Phinnaeus Gage on April 22, 2012, 02:52:00 PM
Obtuse (http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/obtuse)

http://www.joystiq.com/2012/04/20/how-the-community-solved-fezs-hardest-puzzle/
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The other half is solving puzzles, some of which hide their solutions in plain sight, while others taunt players with obtuse, seemingly indecipherable clues.

http://opinion.publicfinance.co.uk/2012/04/tax-and-mend/
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The continuing furore over the Budget--ranging from charitable giving to pasties--reflects the enormous complexity of the world's most obtuse tax system.

http://www.cartoonstock.com/lowres/cgo0147l.jpg


Title: Re: WOTD
Post by: Phinnaeus Gage on April 23, 2012, 06:36:18 PM
Germinal (http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/germinal)

http://thirdcoastdigest.com/2012/04/frankly-music-walton-and-elgar-at-wisconsin-lutheran/
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But you could feel the organic probing of this germinal little figure, wiggling relentlessly on its evolutionary way from start to finish.

http://www.mxdwn.com/2012/04/03/reviews/electric-flower-group-ep-i-and-ep-ii/
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Where the first triptych, simply titled Electric Flower EP, is a little shakier and germinal under the microscope, the second threesome, conveniently called Electric Flower EP II, proves a more robust man-eating disease.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/b6/Gil_Blas_-_Germinal.jpg


Title: Re: WOTD
Post by: Phinnaeus Gage on April 24, 2012, 03:49:37 PM
Fard (http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/faud)

http://books.google.com/books?id=5QExAQAAIAAJ&pg=PA9&dq=%22layer+of+fard%22&hl=en&sa=X&ei=SMuWT7HlMu306AGdwNHKDg&ved=0CD4Q6AEwAQ#v=onepage&q=%22layer%20of%20fard%22&f=false
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I fancy I shall have sufficient ingenuity to reverse the process, or better still, to hide the ravages of despair beneath a layer of fard.

http://www.onislam.net/english/family/moms-and-dads/cyber-life/456488-meet-counselor-sakeena-abdulraheem.html
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Moreover, his ideas are very disturbing - for example he thinks that a headscarf is not fard and it's enough just to wear modest clothes and so on.

http://spookylogistics.files.wordpress.com/2011/09/fard.jpg


Title: Re: WOTD
Post by: organofcorti on April 25, 2012, 12:31:20 AM
Fard  (http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/fard?s=ts)me up, baby.


Title: Re: WOTD
Post by: Phinnaeus Gage on April 26, 2012, 10:35:25 PM
Barnburner (http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/barnburner) (I was going to pass up yesterday's word-of-the-day, until I saw was it was--sorry for the delay)

http://prommanow.com/index.php/2012/04/26/go-fight-live-announces-five-events-to-air-this-weekend/
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Steele has only had 1 of his 9 bouts go to a decision so his fight with Hall is shaping up to be a barnburner as neither man likes to go for the decision.

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-501708_162-57410194/fact-check-is-obama-like-ike-on-spending/
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Twice in his barnburner campaign speech this week, Obama likened his administration to Republican Dwight Eisenhower's in asserting that he's got domestic spending on a path to be the lowest, as a share of the economy, since Ike was president.

http://s2.hubimg.com/u/1377433_f520.jpg


Title: Re: WOTD
Post by: Phinnaeus Gage on April 28, 2012, 01:38:31 AM
Nosh (http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/nosh)

http://poway.patch.com/articles/nosh-your-heart-out-at-jewish-food-festival
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Ready to nosh on what could arguably be some of the best food in town? The 2012 San Diego Jewish Food Festival is this weekend in Poway.

http://www.newswire.ca/en/story/963501/daily-bread-food-bank-brown-boxes-it-for-the-love-of-feeding-those-in-need
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Enjoy drink, gourmet nosh and support Daily Bread while chefs whip an ordinary food box into something worthy of applause.

http://www.biltongstmarcus.co.uk/ekmps/shops/stmarcusfine/images/beacon-nosh-bar-2525-p.jpg


Title: Re: WOTD
Post by: Phinnaeus Gage on April 28, 2012, 01:32:20 PM
Littoral (http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/littoral)

http://www.eurasiareview.com/28042012-can-china-become-a-major-arctic-player-analysis/
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As it stands, China will definitely need to convince the five littoral states of its benign intentions.

http://www.marinelink.com/news/rollsroyce-littoral343788.aspx
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Designed to operate in combat zones close to the shore (littoral waters), each LCS will be equipped with two Rolls-Royce MT30 gas turbines, powering four large Mk1 water jets.

http://www.photoatlas.com/photo/ca_whirlpool_lake_manitoba.jpg


Title: Re: WOTD
Post by: Phinnaeus Gage on April 29, 2012, 01:43:39 PM
Ensconce (http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/ensconce)

http://www.slashfilm.com/week-trailers-keye-luke/
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It's a shame that this is the tease because I want more, it's a story that I want to sit and enjoy, a time period that I want to ensconce myself in.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/myra-chanin/a-survivor-of-the-titanic_b_1443839.html
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Its purpose was to ensconce visiting warmongers in elegant lodgings while they priced munitions.

http://www.cartoonoftheword.com/cartoons/04_26_2011_ensconce.gif


Title: Re: WOTD
Post by: Phinnaeus Gage on April 30, 2012, 02:57:46 PM
Aphotic (http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/aphotic)

http://www.uen.org/Lessonplan/preview.cgi?LPid=8258
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The aphotic zone receives no light at all, and this region's inhabitants live in complete darkness…with the exception of the lights they emit from their own bodies.

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/08/29/books/review/29BISSELL.html
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This urge does not necessarily result in novels with nameless characters, mutating typography or unpunctuated attempts to explore the aphotic realm of human consciousness.

http://betterpropaganda.com/images/artwork/Stillness_Grows-Aphotic_480.jpg


Title: Re: WOTD
Post by: organofcorti on May 01, 2012, 10:56:00 PM
After reading this thread, I now win most of my "Words with friends" games. Alsomy tallywhacker is three inches longer, and I'm more regular.

Thank you Bruno.


Title: Re: WOTD
Post by: Phinnaeus Gage on May 02, 2012, 03:50:37 AM
After reading this thread, I now win most of my "Words with friends" games. Alsomy tallywhacker is three inches longer, and I'm more regular.

Thank you Bruno.

You're such a prick! You made be Google "Alsomy" because I thought it was a word.  :-[


Title: Re: WOTD
Post by: rjk on May 02, 2012, 03:52:18 AM
After reading this thread, I now win most of my "Words with friends" games. Alsomy tallywhacker is three inches longer, and I'm more regular.

Thank you Bruno.

You're such a prick! You made be Google "Alsomy" because I thought it was a word.  :-[
hahahahahaha
Context means everything.

Also, tallywhacker? Are you from the mountains?


Title: Re: WOTD
Post by: organofcorti on May 02, 2012, 03:59:05 AM
After reading this thread, I now win most of my "Words with friends" games. Alsomy tallywhacker is three inches longer, and I'm more regular.

Thank you Bruno.

You're such a prick! You made be Google "Alsomy" because I thought it was a word.  :-[

...and? You didn't find this?

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Alsomy
Definition: A sexual act undertaken with anyone having the moniker 'Al'.


Title: Re: WOTD
Post by: organofcorti on May 02, 2012, 04:00:08 AM
Also, tallywhacker? Are you from the mountains?

No, I'm coastal. I just have a multi-purpose tool.


Title: Re: WOTD
Post by: Phinnaeus Gage on May 02, 2012, 05:03:44 AM
After reading this thread, I now win most of my "Words with friends" games. Alsomy tallywhacker is three inches longer, and I'm more regular.

Thank you Bruno.

You're such a prick! You made be Google "Alsomy" because I thought it was a word.  :-[

...and? You didn't find this?

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Alsomy
Definition: A sexual act undertaken with anyone having the moniker 'Al'.

LOL! Edsomy came to mind.


Title: Re: WOTD
Post by: organofcorti on May 02, 2012, 05:15:26 AM
Unfortunately, 'organosomy' doesn't have quite the same ring to it. Otherwise I'd be encouraging it (well, for females, anyway).


Title: Re: WOTD
Post by: Garr255 on May 02, 2012, 05:30:23 AM
Also, tallywhacker? Are you from the mountains?

No, I'm coastal. I just have a multi-purpose tool.

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/418GKY7FBHL.jpg

That's an odd tool to have... Or unique rather?

Most of us have dual purpose tools, such as this:
http://www.acetoolonline.com/Klein-701-S-Dual-Purpose-Hacksaw-w-12-Blade-p/kle-701-s.htm


Title: Re: WOTD
Post by: organofcorti on May 02, 2012, 05:31:45 AM
Also, tallywhacker? Are you from the mountains?

No, I'm coastal. I just have a multi-purpose tool.

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/418GKY7FBHL.jpg

That's an odd tool to have... Or unique rather?

Most of us have dual purpose tools, such as this:
http://www.acetoolonline.com/Klein-701-S-Dual-Purpose-Hacksaw-w-12-Blade-p/kle-701-s.htm

Well, I'll let you go ahead and use a leather-man for a tallywhacker. I know I'm not too keen.


Title: Re: WOTD
Post by: Phinnaeus Gage on May 02, 2012, 04:02:01 PM
Kowtow (http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/kowtow)

http://www.myelomabeacon.com/headline/2012/05/01/seans-burgundy-thread-are-you-listening/
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While there will be times in my ongoing struggles with myeloma and life in general, I don't have to kowtow to the lunacy that sometimes abounds.

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContentP/4/40557/Opinion/Dont-shoot-the-jester.aspx
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And if he is in any way punished, it had better be for his political position—not for failing to kowtow to the bearded inquisitors.

http://www.langenberg.org/images/manifesto-kowtow.jpg


Title: Re: WOTD
Post by: Phinnaeus Gage on May 03, 2012, 01:34:52 PM
Numen (http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/numen)

http://books.google.com/books?id=7qmAAAAAMAAJ&q=%22is+numen%22&dq=%22is+numen%22&hl=en&sa=X&ei=yIiiT77rB4Xq8wSd7ID5CA&ved=0CC0Q6AEwADgU
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A simple way of representing this hierarchy is a pyramid. Each contour is numen from the point of view of the contour below, and gaudens in comparison with that above.

http://books.google.com/books?id=-MFVEhw9hS8C&pg=PA65&dq=%22is+numen%22&hl=en&sa=X&ei=XYiiT5WCJ4GQ9QTOkfXUCA&ved=0CDMQ6AEwATgK#v=onepage&q=%22is%20numen%22&f=false
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It is numen, a god- or witch-like power that asserts itself in the contrast between dark and light, night and day, sickness and health, power and powerlessness, vivisectionist and corpse on the operating table.

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Vq_YDc3GYrM/T4gMjJzK7WI/AAAAAAAACTg/WcmbUuPypsg/s1600/numen+contest+of+heroes.jpg


Title: Re: WOTD
Post by: organofcorti on May 03, 2012, 01:42:33 PM
What did Seinfeld say when he walked into the ruins of an ancient Roman temple? NUMEN!!!!!

See, I can do crap jokes too.


Title: Re: WOTD
Post by: Phinnaeus Gage on May 04, 2012, 01:58:44 AM
What did Seinfeld say when he walked into the ruins of an ancient Roman temple? NUMEN!!!!!

See, I can do crap jokes too.

http://mrwriteon.files.wordpress.com/2010/09/cardinal_newman_443x572.jpg
I'm Cardinal Newman, and I laughed at this crappy joke.


Title: Re: WOTD
Post by: Phinnaeus Gage on May 04, 2012, 08:00:20 PM
Fulcrum (http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/fulcrum)

http://my.hsj.org/Schools/Newspaper/tabid/100/view/frontpage/articleid/520475/newspaperid/20/What_Wed_Do_Without_Our_Artifical_Hearts.aspx
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Aren’t you just ripping at the seams with joyous ecstasy at having been born in time to witness the development of what has to be the most significant technological advance in the history of life on this planet since the wheel, the fulcrum, and indoor plumbing?

http://www.boston.com/ae/music/blogs/localmusic/2012/04/lights_camera_bad_girlsmusicia.html
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Since it's opening in 2009, Cambridge's Oberon has been the of the fulcrum of Greater Boston's multi-media music scene.

http://etc.usf.edu/clipart/63100/63109/63109_fulcrum_lg.gif


Title: Re: WOTD
Post by: Phinnaeus Gage on May 05, 2012, 12:38:59 PM
Besot (http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/besot?s=t)

http://books.google.com/books?id=SpJJAAAAYAAJ&pg=RA3-PA1532&dq=%22was+besot%22&hl=en&sa=X&ei=6h6lT__6E8LzggeC2rjcAQ&ved=0CD4Q6AEwAg#v=onepage&q=%22was%20besot%22&f=false
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It seemed to him that it was much more economical to dispose of it as they did, though the arrangement was besot with some little difficulty, and it was only reasonable that they should try and save £15000 out of the fire.

http://books.google.com/books?id=vn1HAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA114&dq=%22was+besot%22&hl=en&sa=X&ei=6h6lT__6E8LzggeC2rjcAQ&ved=0CDkQ6AEwAQ#v=onepage&q=%22was%20besot%22&f=false
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Corbitant's village was besot, and some of his people were wounded. Squanto, the interpreter, who was supposed to have been killed, had, it turned out, suffered no harm.

http://www.underconsideration.com/speakup/archives/kingsley_dick_york.jpg
“Derwood' was besot with a meddling mother-in-law.


Title: Re: WOTD
Post by: Phinnaeus Gage on May 06, 2012, 03:17:07 PM
Mensch (http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/mensch)

http://www.recordnet.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20120427/A_LIFE/204270303
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Mostly, though, they'll celebrate the man they variously describe as "a nurturing teacher," "fantastic," "welcoming," and "a mensch."

http://www.jewishjournal.com/keepingthefaith/item/an_englishman_and_a_canadian_walk_into_a_bar_20120430/
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He is a mensch and it shines through whether or not he goes to temple. He is not defined by being Jewish, he simply is Jewish.

https://encrypted-tbn3.google.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQPAO0xrjYKL5H409P1v0r13GegxwVEErBhAqBs01pXfurwBLKS


Title: Re: WOTD
Post by: Phinnaeus Gage on May 07, 2012, 04:02:09 PM
Sudorific (http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/sudorific)

http://books.google.com/books?id=RT0-AAAAYAAJ&pg=PA220&dq=sudorific&hl=en&sa=X&ei=y_GnT4OVF4r2ggef_eXIAQ&ved=0CFQQ6AEwBjgK#v=onepage&q=sudorific&f=false
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Every sudorific hitherto employed had failed to produce this result upon a skin which horrible diseases had left impervious.

http://books.google.com/books?id=v5lUAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA553&dq=sudorific&hl=en&sa=X&ei=SvGnT4CQN8jqggfr_vGuAQ&ved=0CEwQ6AEwBA#v=onepage&q=sudorific&f=false
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Its sudorific effects, when once begun, should be maintained by copious dilution with tepid fluids.

http://levity.com/alchemy/images/jfren12.gif


Title: Re: WOTD
Post by: Phinnaeus Gage on May 08, 2012, 03:32:22 PM
Pother (http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/pother)

http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=K_o_AAAAIBAJ&sjid=m6QMAAAAIBAJ&pg=6888,3938131&dq=pother&hl=en
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The pother, in final analysis, is to no avail, because the matter is not one chronic worries to decide.

http://www.timesunion.com/local/article/No-chairs-for-chitchat-DEC-workers-find-in-move-3509948.php
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Cries of a chair crisis and parking pother are badly overblown, said Heather Groll, an Office of General services spokeswoman.

http://lh4.ggpht.com/_pDbHxU8U8sg/TDSvLCMfb2I/AAAAAAAAEG4/c-QLL9sr3m0/pother.jpg


Title: Re: WOTD
Post by: Phinnaeus Gage on May 09, 2012, 02:37:59 PM
Cicatrix (http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/cicatrix)

http://books.google.com/books?id=BDwBAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA316&dq=cicatrix&hl=en&sa=X&ei=zoCqT_TsBoa2gwed1NDMAQ&ved=0CGcQ6AEwCQ#v=onepage&q=cicatrix&f=false
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Another class of affection and injuries of the nerves which are very troublesome, is when the nerve has not been cut off itself, but happens to get tied down in a cicatrix.

http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=5C8sAAAAIBAJ&sjid=1MoEAAAAIBAJ&pg=6981,2284870&dq=cicatrix&hl=en
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Most Manhattan oldsters who try to main tain the pace after middle years have the unhealthy shine of a cicatrix.

http://www.medbc.com/annals/review/vol_15/num_2/images/gr0000005.jpg