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Postby dogmeat » Mon Jan 29, 2007 10:37 pm

Today's word is sodality.
so·dal·i·ty
–noun, plural -ties.
1. fellowship; comradeship.
2. an association or society.
3. Roman Catholic Church. a lay society for religious and charitable purposes.

[Origin: 1590–1600;French sodalité, from Old French, from Latin sodālitās, fellowship, from sodālis, companion.]

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Postby Bag of Ass » Tue Jan 30, 2007 4:29 pm

Today's word is: columella nasi.
COLUMELLA NASI - The bottom part of the nose between the nostrils.

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Postby Bag of Ass » Thu Feb 01, 2007 4:25 pm

Today's word: misopedist.
mis·o·pe·di·a
–noun
hatred of children, esp. one's own.

Also, mis·o·pae·di·a.

—Related forms
mis·o·pe·dist, noun

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Postby . » Thu Feb 01, 2007 5:50 pm

That should have been my middle name.

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Postby Bag of Ass » Fri Feb 02, 2007 11:15 pm

Tomorrow's word is: ejecta.
e·jec·ta
pl.n. Ejected matter, as that from an erupting volcano.

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Postby Bag of Ass » Mon Feb 05, 2007 4:07 pm

Today's word is: sinistral.
sin·is·tral
adj.
1. Of or facing the left side.
2. Left-handed.
3. Zoology Relating to or being a gastropod shell that has its aperture to the left when facing the observer with the apex upward.

All you southpaws are a bunch of evil gastropods.

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Postby dogmeat » Tue Feb 06, 2007 10:06 pm

Sorry for the lapse, I'm back now. Although I don't want to backfill.

So today's word is wuthering.
wuth·er·ing
adjective Northern England

1. blowing strongly: describes a wind that blows strongly and makes a loud roaring sound

2. having blustery winds: subject to persistent blustery or noisy winds

[Late 18th century. < obsolete wuther "to rush"]

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Postby Bag of Ass » Wed Feb 07, 2007 4:15 pm

Today's word is: hebephrenic.
he·be·phre·ni·a
n. A type of schizophrenia characterized by foolish mannerisms, senseless laughter, delusions, hallucinations, and regressive behavior.

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Postby dogmeat » Fri Feb 09, 2007 1:38 pm

Thursday's word was circadian.
cir·ca·di·an
–adjective
Noting or pertaining to rhythmic biological cycles recurring at approximately 24-hour intervals.

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[Origin: 1955–60; < Latin circa; about + di(és) day + -an]

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Postby Bag of Ass » Fri Feb 09, 2007 4:29 pm

Today's word are: ancilla,
an·cil·la
–noun, plural -las.
1. an accessory; auxiliary or adjunct.
2. Archaic. a maidservant.

and famulus.
fam·u·lus
n. pl. fam·u·li
A private secretary or other close attendant.

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Postby Bag of Ass » Sun Feb 11, 2007 3:17 pm

Today's word is: minimus.
min·i·mus
–noun, plural -mi
1. a creature or being that is the smallest or least significant.
2. Anatomy. the little finger or toe.

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Postby dogmeat » Tue Feb 13, 2007 12:46 pm

Saturday's word was muss.
muss
–noun 1. a state of disorder or untidiness.
–verb (used with object) 2. to put into disorder; make messy; rumple (often followed by up).
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[Origin: 1820–30; perh. b. mess and fuss]

And Monday's word was salmagundi.
sal·ma·gun·di
–noun 1. a mixed dish consisting usually of cubed poultry or fish, chopped meat, anchovies, eggs, onions, oil, etc., often served as a salad.
2. any mixture or miscellany.

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[Origin: 1665–75; < MF salmingondin (later salmigondis), compound based on salemine salted food (see salami) and condir to season (see condiment)]

Yarr!

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Postby Bag of Ass » Tue Feb 13, 2007 4:18 pm

Today's word is: eyeservice.
eye·serv·ice
–noun
work or service done only when the employer is watching.

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Postby Bunyip » Wed Feb 14, 2007 12:16 am

A friend of mine is studying to be an English teacher in Japan. Here follows a discussion about an obscure rule I'd never heard of.

[10:16] Alistair: would you say you always use 'have to' when an external authority of some kind means you have to.
[10:16] Alistair: as opposed to 'must' where what you must do is done for you?
[10:17] Adrian: i think i need examples
[10:17] Alistair: IE. I have to go
[10:17] Alistair: (used when you have an appointment or something)
[10:17] Alistair: I must go
[10:18] Alistair: (used when you want to do chores or go home and read or something, um i think)
[10:18] Adrian: i would use them both interchangeably
[10:19] Adrian: i don't use must very often but when i do it means the same as have to
[10:19] Alistair: that's the thing, the rule is have to is for an external authority and we tend to do this but there is interchanging going on
[10:20] Adrian: there's a rule?
[10:20] Alistair: yeah
[10:20] Adrian: huh.
[10:20] Adrian: i think fair enough to have external authority for have to
[10:20] Adrian: but must is never really used in the way you said
[10:21] Adrian: must is kind of imperative
[10:21] Adrian: if you were indicating it's your own preference you would say "i want to"
[10:21] Adrian: but manners would mean you'd probably lie and say i have to anyway :)
[10:22] Alistair: reading for more information
[10:22] Alistair: stand by red eagle
[10:22] Adrian: "i want to go now, you are boring me"
[10:22] Adrian: vs "i have to go and vacuum my dog"
[10:22] Alistair: hehe
[11:00] Alistair: a good example:
You ____ pass the test before you are allowed to join the course.
[11:01] Alistair: what's the answer?
[11:02] Adrian: i would use must!
[11:02] Alistair: really?
[11:02] Adrian: I would be WRONG
[11:02] Alistair: ok
[11:06] Alistair: what about this:
[11:06] Alistair: We ____ catch that train
[11:07] Adrian: n love comes to town, you gotta
[11:07] Alistair: A+
[11:07] Alistair: I would have also accepted must
[11:08] Adrian: i think i'd probably use have to there
[11:08] Alistair: man
[11:08] Alistair: you're not helping
[11:08] Adrian: i am CONFOUNDING the experts
[11:08] Alistair: I think there needs to be a branching of English:
[11:08] Alistair: Adrianlish
[11:09] Adrian: there's Adrianlish and there's STUPIDlish
[11:09] Alistair: um, which one do I use?
[11:09] Adrian: do i really need to tell you
[11:09] Alistair: no :(

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Postby Eolh » Wed Feb 14, 2007 12:20 am

In the example sentences he asked I would have chosen the exact same responses.
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Postby Bag of Ass » Wed Feb 14, 2007 12:39 am

I wonder how "shall" fits into it.

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Postby Bag of Ass » Thu Feb 15, 2007 5:13 pm

Today's word is: batiks.
ba·tik
n.
1.
a. A method of dyeing a fabric by which the parts of the fabric not intended to be dyed are covered with removable wax.
b. A design that is created by this method.
2. Fabric dyed by this method.

tr.v. ba·tiked, ba·tik·ing, ba·tiks
To dye (fabric) using this method: batiked a T-shirt.

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Postby nobody_important » Fri Feb 16, 2007 12:01 am

Eolh wrote:In the example sentences he asked I would have chosen the exact same responses.


Me too...

Mr. Of Ass wrote:Today's word is: columella nasi.


Col Ume'lla N'asi sounds something that George Lucas might name a galactic diplomat. Maybe that's how he picks all of his names (except for Kit Fisto... the less said of his inspiration, the better.)
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Postby Bag of Ass » Sat Feb 17, 2007 8:40 pm

Today's word is: corker.
cork·er
–noun
1. a person or thing that corks.
2. Informal. something that closes a discussion or settles a question.
3. Informal. someone or something that is astonishing or excellent.

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Postby Bag of Ass » Tue Feb 20, 2007 4:27 pm

Today's word is: saltant.
sal·tant
–adjective
dancing; leaping; jumping.


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