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  auzjeweii
 
03:01pm 02/07/2007
 
mood: calm
I found this article last night and thought I'd share it with my fellow logophiles. :D
 
     

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  miss_fancy
 
03:39pm 01/10/2006
  I love this word:

PHANTASMAGORIA

phan‧tas‧ma‧go‧ri‧a
[fan-taz-muh-gawr-ee-uh, -gohr-]
–noun
1. a shifting series of phantasms, illusions, or deceptive appearances, as in a dream or as created by the imagination.
2. a changing scene made up of many elements.
3. an optical illusion produced by a magic lantern or the like in which figures increase or diminish in size, pass into each other, dissolve, etc.

[Origin: 1795–1805; < F fantasmagorie, compound based on fantasme; second element perh. repr. Gk agorá assembly, gathering; see]
 
     

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sesquipedalian 
  summersdreamer
 
02:48pm 19/12/2005
 
mood: impressed
I learnt a new word today: sesquipedalian. It comes from the Latin sesquipedalis, meaning a foot-and-a-half long. As you can guess, it refers to words that are both lengthy and a little obscure. For example, proverbs expressed in sesquipedalian terms!
 
     

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and I think to myself, what a wonderful word 
  phlegm_noir
 
08:06pm 17/08/2005
 

her·pan·gi·na
n.

A mild disease of children caused by a coxsackievirus and marked by fever, dysphagia, and vesicopapular lesions of the mucous membranes of the throat.

Source: The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company




Doctors have all the fun, don't they?

 
     

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All from wikipedia.org 
  sophos7
 
09:30am 20/07/2005
  White supremacy is an ideology which holds that the white race (variously defined) is superior to other races (also variously defined). White supremacy is most often thought of in connection with anti-black racism and anti-Semitism, though it has also been used to justify discrimination against Native Americans, Chinese, Irish, Southeast Asians, and others. For example, politically, socially and economically, the United States before and after Reconstruction was white supremacist, as was apartheid-era South Africa. The extent and nature of white supremacy's continuing influence in Western culture is a subject of ongoing, intense debate.

Capitalist has been defined in various ways (see Capitalism). In common usage it refers to an economic system in which all or most of the means of production are privately owned and operated (commonly for profit), and where investments, production, distribution, income, and prices are determined largely through the operation of a free market rather than by centralized state control (as in a command economy).

A patriarch (from Greek: patria means father; arché means rule, beginning, origin) is a male head of an extended family exercising autocratic authority, or, by extension, a member of the ruling class or government of a society controlled by senior men. The word patriarch also denotes certain high-ranking bishops in some hierarchical churches; see patriarch; the word patriarchy (or patriarchate) in that case refers to his seat and domain.

"white supremacist capitalist patriarchy"

 
     

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new word! 
  jrisa
 
12:29am 10/07/2005
  i made up a word:
Fantastical

i'm sure someone else has thought of it first, but i just thought i'd put it out there.
 
     

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made up words... 
  jrisa
 
03:02pm 29/05/2005
  my sister and i are weird... we have make up words all the time... i thought you could appreciate them:

derkage - a word meaning... like dork, only , like... you have a dorkiness about you, (you are derkage)
100% natural yellow - mustard
Lip-parry - library
nanners - bananas
ingrown bunny ear - dude
tooky - honey (term of endearment)
I'm tour - I'm sure
Mountian Yountain - Mountain Dew
Lovish-Lye - lovely
Ita vero - yes indeed
ita - yes
Bla-blation - (frustration) (possible profanity replacement)
Mergtom - (grumble)(frustration)
Chine - yes
China - Darn it (expression of frustration)
Door Hinge - Orange
Sterabilize - sterilize
Egg-salad - excellent

we didn't make up ALL of them, but this is our "dictionary" of sorts... hope you enjoy it.
 
     

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Just Fun 
  illicit_ire
 
09:21pm 26/04/2005
  From an e-mail. They make me laugh... Some are funny, some are dumb, and some take a second to understand. Enjoy...


1.) A bicycle can't stand alone because it is two-tired.

2.) What's the defination of a will? (It's a dead giveaway).

3.) Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana.

4.) A backward poet writes inverse.

5.) In democracy it's your vote that counts; in feudalism, it's your count that votes.

6.) A chicken crossing the road is poultry in motion.

7.) If you don't pay your exorcist you get reposessed.

8.) With her marriage she got a new name and a dress.

9.) Show me a piano falling down a mine shaft and I'll show you A-flat minor.

10.) When a clock is hungry it goes back four seconds.

11.) The man who fell inot an upholstery machine is fully recovered.

12.) A grenade thrown into a kitchen in France would result in Linoleum Blownapart.

13.) You feel stuck with your debt if you can't budge it.

14.) Local Area Network in Australia: the LAN down under.

15.) He often broke into song because he couldn't find the key.

16.) Every calendar's days are numbered.

17.) A lot of money is tainted. 'Taint yours and 'taint mine.

18.) A boiled egg in the morning is hard to beat.

19.) He had a photographic memory which was never developed.

20.) A plateau is a high form of flattery.

21.) The short fourtuneteller who escaped from prison was a small medium at large.

22.) Those who get too big for their britches will be exposed in the end.

23.) When you've seen one shopping center, you've seen a mall.

24.) Those who jump off a Paris bridge are in Seine.

25.) When an actress saw her first strands of gray hair she thought she'd dye.

26.) Bakers trade bread recipes on a knead to know basis.
 
     

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there's something about palindromes 
  digito_x
 
08:37pm 20/02/2005
 
mood: anxious
deified
racecar
boob
tenet
level
 
     

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PS 
  phlegm_noir
 
04:05pm 19/11/2004
  Gigaflops.  
     

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  phlegm_noir
 
04:03pm 19/11/2004
  Megaflops.  
     

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i love this word 
  somedaygirl
 
01:32pm 17/11/2004
 
mood: tired
lin·ger
v. lin·gered, lin·ger·ing, lin·gers
v. intr.
1. To be slow in leaving, especially out of reluctance; tarry. See Synonyms at stay1.
2. To remain feebly alive for some time before dying.
3. To persist: an aftertaste that lingers.
4. To proceed slowly; saunter.
5. To be tardy in acting; procrastinate.

v. tr.
To pass (a period of time) in a leisurely or aimless manner.


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[Middle English lengeren, frequentative of lengen, to prolong, from Old English lengan. See del-1 in Indo-European Roots.]

I love this word.
 
     

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  posmodmistress
 
05:40pm 19/10/2004
  Hello there. New poster here. Just wondering what you guys would think of my "Lexicon-In-Progress". Spot any inaccuracies? Any additional words you would suggest?  
     

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Know the basics. Know the advancics. 
  phlegm_noir
 
09:17pm 13/09/2004
  http://users.tinyonline.co.uk/gswithenbank/divert.htm

Know what an oronym is and double your entendres.  And many other onyms. &c
 
     

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  somedaygirl
 
01:53pm 01/09/2004
 
mood: pensive
Here's a word that I've been obsessing about for awhile . . . nutmeat.

Finally, some meat that I don't mind eating!
 
     

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How many people in the U.S. looked up this word today? 
  10021
 
10:58am 31/08/2004
 
mood: amused
My candidate for word of the day is: disingenuous. They keep repeating it on the radio because of the remark McCain made about Michael Moore at the Republican National Convention.

Main Entry: dis·in·gen·u·ous
Pronunciation: "di-s&n-'jen-y&-w&s
Function: adjective
Date: 1655
: lacking in candor; also : giving a false appearance of simple frankness : CALCULATING
- dis·in·gen·u·ous·ly adverb
- dis·in·gen·u·ous·ness noun
 
     

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  wiggly
 
02:26am 30/08/2004
 
mood: quixotic
Is Snickerdoodle a word?
 
     

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Words 
  myla_loquelle
 
03:01pm 30/08/2004
 
mood: cheerful
Hey everyone! I'm Rose, and I'm new to the group. I love words and alnguage! It's so fun... Anyways, here's a list of some words I find funny/interesting:

Discombobulated
Cambana
Dufflebags
Giblet
Schmickles
Nasturchum
Pop
Meth
Antidisestablishmentarianism
 
     

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Tough Question 
  wiggly
 
11:58am 19/08/2004
 
mood: bouncy
What's your all-time favorite word?
 
     

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  no_eyelashes
 
10:55am 16/08/2004
  Good word: syzygy.

I don't know. There's just something beautiful about a word with three y's.

Also, the word 'gnosis'.

I know, I steal from Hedwig and the Angry Inch's list of possible names for Tommy. So shoot me. Hedwig is creative. I am not. Period.
 
     

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