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Stone_Wolf_
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flense
–verb (used with object), flensed, flens·ing.
1.
to strip the blubber or the skin from (a whale, seal, etc.).
2.
to strip off (blubber or skin).

Example: "Get your bloated carcass in here so I may flense you!"
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Thank you, Sir. You just made my day that much brighter.
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Welcome.

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bloviate
[bloh-vee-eyt]
–verb (used without object), ‐at·ed, ‐at·ing.
to speak pompously.

Example: "I swear to God, Bob, if you bloviate one more time, I will flense you alive."

[ April 29, 2011, 09:27 AM: Message edited by: Stone_Wolf_ ]

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or flense, maybe?
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Too early...thanks.
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gubbins
— noun
1. ( functioning as singular ) an object of little or no value
2. ( functioning as singular ) a small device or gadget
3. ( functioning as plural ) odds and ends; litter or rubbish
4. ( functioning as singular ) a silly person

Example: That's it Bob, you bloviating gubbins, I'm going to flense you!
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I'm sensing a bit of animosity toward Bob here...
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Do you know Bob?...because if you did, you would know he deserves it.
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quote:
Originally posted by Stone_Wolf_:
Welcome.

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bloviate
[bloh-vee-eyt]
–verb (used without object), ‐at·ed, ‐at·ing.
to speak pompously.

Example: "I swear to God, Bob, if you bloviate one more time, I will flense you alive."
Do you really think that, of all places, Hatrack doesn't know what bloviate means?

[Wink]

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Pandiculation
[pan-dik-yuh-ley-shuhn]
-Noun
The act of stretching and yawning (or sometimes just stretching or just yawning).

Disperse you mangy rapscallions, before I flense you thoroughly. I'm so tired of your inane rambling, it's causing me continual pandiculation!

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quote:
Originally posted by Stone_Wolf_:
Do you know Bob?...because if you did, you would know he deserves it.

Oh, believe me, I do, and yes, he does.
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quote:
Originally posted by Lyrhawn:
Do you really think that, of all places, Hatrack doesn't know what bloviate means?

[Big Grin] [Big Grin] [Big Grin]
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bob deserves it
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I assumed "Word of the Day" meant it would be every day.
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To Dobbie: Day ain't over yet.

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turophile
[toor-uh-fahyl]
–noun
a connoisseur or lover of cheese.

Example: Covering yourself from head to toe in Velveta doesn't actually qualify you as a turophile.
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I miss Bob already.
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batrachomyomachy

bć-trę-kę-mai-om-ę-ki

Part of Speech: Noun, mass

Meaning: A tempest in a teacup, a mountain made of a molehill, a federal case, a very big deal.

Example: No batrachomyomachy now people, Bob died of flensing related wounds.
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quote:
Originally posted by Dobbie:
I assumed "Word of the Day" meant it would be every day.

I knew a man who looked like you who used to do this.
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jentacular
(comparative more jentacular, superlative most jentacular)
Adjective
1. Of or pertaining to a breakfast taken early in the morning, or immediately on getting up.

Example: I'm so groggy after drinking so much at Bob's funeral last night that I need immediate jentacular action.
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billingsgate
–noun
coarsely or vulgarly abusive language.

Example: "Did Bob's widow order such billingsgate on his tombstone?"
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nurdle (plural nurdles)
(cricket) Such a shot
1. A cylindrical shaped pre-production plastic pellet used in manufacturing and packaging.
2. A "blob of toothpaste shaped like a wave", which is often depicted on toothpaste packaging

I learned this at work today. It is now occupying precious space in my brain.
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Of course there's a name for the wave shaped toothpaste picture. Why wouldn't there be?

Though a graemlin to convey dry humor seems to be sorely lacking.

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What's that "(cricket) Such a shot"?
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It doth not seem such a hurdle
To make the tooth paste Nurdle
But mine doth seem to curdle.
Still, tis such a nice ol' word-le.

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Points to D_M for inventing the word "word-le".
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quote:
Originally posted by Darth_Mauve:
It doth not seem such a hurdle
To make the tooth paste Nurdle
But mine doth seem to curdle.
Still, tis such a nice ol' word-le.

I lol'ed.
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A nurdle (or Knurdle) is also a lump of frozen steel that forms on the end of a tuyere.

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TUYERE
: a nozzle through which an air blast is delivered to a forge or blast furnace

Note: tuyere rhymes with queer. That is, anyone in the steel industry I've ever heard use the word pronounces it that way. The pronunciation in the link maybe more accurate from the french, but I've never heard it that way.
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widdershins or withershins
— adv
1. in the direction contrary to the apparent course of the sun; anticlockwise
2. Compare deasil in a direction contrary to the usual; in the wrong direction

Example: I usually attempt to be witty here, but today I'm going widdershins.
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naff

–adjective
1.unstylish; lacking taste; inferior.

–verb (used without object)
2.to goof off; fool around (often followed by around or about ).

3. naff off, go away: used as an exclamation of impatience.

Example: Did you see the handle on Bob's flensing knife, so naff!
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tired

1. exhausted, as by exertion; fatigued or sleepy: a tired runner.

2. weary or bored (usually followed by of ): tired of the same food every day.

3.hackneyed; stale, as a joke, phrase, or sermon.

Example: I'm too tired to look up a good word.
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[Laugh]
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landmark

A post of importance which usually coincides with a large number of posts, such as 1000.

Example: I needed one more post so I could post my landmark.
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laggard [lag-erd]
–noun
1.
a person or thing that lags; lingerer; loiterer.

2.
moving, developing, or responding slowly; sluggish; dilatory; backward.

Example: I have been a laggard in keeping this thread up to date.
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quote:
Androphilia is sexual attraction to men, and its counterpart gynephilia[1][2] is attraction to women.
Source.
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un·ripe
   [uhn-rahyp]
adjective
1.
not ripe; immature; not fully developed: unripe fruit.
2.
too early; premature.


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