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A Brand new word a day 1

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Macrocephalic

Having an unusually large head.


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Re: A Brand new word a day 1

on Thu Apr 07 2016, 12:14
bankster


A banker who engages in dishonest or illegal behavior.

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Re: A Brand new word a day 1

on Thu Apr 07 2016, 13:07
A lot of them, no doubt.... Embarassed Embarassed Embarassed
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Re: A Brand new word a day 1

on Tue Apr 12 2016, 09:40
Ecdysiast

A person who disrobes to provide entertainment for others.

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Re: A Brand new word a day 1

on Tue Apr 12 2016, 12:39
An photo example.



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Re: A Brand new word a day 1

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Bacchant

A boisterous reveller.

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Re: A Brand new word a day 1

on Sat May 28 2016, 12:10
Illiteration

1. The repetition of spelling mistakes in the consonant sounds of words.

“Sychologists pstudy sychology” is an example of illiteration.



2. The use of illiteracy and general lack of knowledge of the English language to embarrass oneself.

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Re: A Brand new word a day 1

on Sat May 28 2016, 12:19
Scarper or Scarpa


vb (intr)
to depart in haste
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a hasty departure
[C19: probably an adaptation of Italian scappare to escape; perhaps influenced by folk etymology Scapa Flow Cockney rhyming slang for go]
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Re: A Brand new word a day 1

on Wed Jun 29 2016, 19:06
Just heard a word on the news which I was unfamiliar with.


Frisson.



frisson


/ˈfriːsɔ̃,ˈfrɪsɒn/


noun

noun: frisson; plural noun: frissons




a sudden strong feeling of excitement or fear; a thrill.
"a frisson of excitement"
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Re: A Brand new word a day 1

on Wed Jun 29 2016, 19:47
More knowledge.... cheers
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Re: A Brand new word a day 1

on Thu Jun 30 2016, 16:43
Pescatarian woman...........Fish wife
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Re: A Brand new word a day 1

on Thu Jun 30 2016, 17:29
But what is a 'stondin pauper'?


Best I can find is a Welsh word.

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Re: A Brand new word a day 1

on Thu Jun 30 2016, 21:42
It's a workhouse term Corky. It means a person who will not work, even when capable, and there is work outside.  You could say it was an early form of benefit cheat. Very Happy
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Re: A Brand new word a day 1

on Thu Jun 30 2016, 21:58
New one on me.
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Re: A Brand new word a day 1

on Thu Jul 07 2016, 09:03
Lunkhead



MEANING:
noun: A dull or slow-witted person.

ETYMOLOGY:
From lunk (a blend of lump + hunk) + head. Earliest documented use: 1884.

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Re: A Brand new word a day 1

on Thu Jul 07 2016, 09:04
Lunkhead



MEANING:
noun: A dull or slow-witted person. a slack necked walsh

ETYMOLOGY:
From lunk (a blend of lump + hunk) + head. Earliest documented use: 1884.

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Re: A Brand new word a day 1

on Sun Jul 10 2016, 08:49
argle-bargle

A vigorous discussion or noisy dispute. 2. Nonsense.

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Re: A Brand new word a day 1

on Fri Jul 22 2016, 09:23
Jobbery. No not what you might think.

noun: The use of a public office for private gain.

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Re: A Brand new word a day 1

on Fri Jul 22 2016, 12:10
Jobbery

Similar to jobs for the boys, perhaps????
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Re: A Brand new word a day 1

on Fri Jul 22 2016, 12:21
Callipygian


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Re: A Brand new word a day 1

on Wed Jul 27 2016, 09:35
os

PRONUNCIATION:
(aws)

MEANING:
noun:
1. A mouth or an orifice. [plural ora]
2. A bone. [plural ossa]

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Re: A Brand new word a day 1

on Fri Aug 19 2016, 12:16
From stumpy's thread

Petrichor

A pleasant smell that frequently accompanies the first rain after a long period of warm, dry weather:

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Re: A Brand new word a day 1

on Fri Aug 26 2016, 17:08
Sometimes I use words that I don't understand so I can sound more photosynthesis.

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Re: A Brand new word a day 1

on Fri Aug 26 2016, 17:11
Rolling Eyes  Don't be ruwining my brill thread


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Re: A Brand new word a day 1

on Fri Aug 26 2016, 17:14
Good song, educational...


Fave poem is  the 'Dearest creature in creation' one.

Here's a similar prose.


We’ll begin with a box, and the plural is boxes,
But the plural of ox should be oxen, not oxes.
Then one fowl is a goose, but two are called geese,
Yet the plural of moose should never be meese,
You may find a lone mouse or a whole nest of mice,
But the plural of house is houses, not hice.
If the plural of man is always called men,
Why shouldn’t the plural of pan be called pen?
The cow in the plural may be cows or kine,
But a bow if repeated is never called bine,
And the plural of vow is vows, never vine.
If I speak of a foot and you show me your feet,
And I give you a boot would a pair be called beet?
If one is a tooth, and a whole set are teeth,
Why shouldn’t the plural of booth be called beeth?
If the singular’s this and the plural is these,
Should the plural of kiss ever be nicknamed keese?
Then one may be that and three would be those,
Yet hat in the plural would never be hose,
And the plural of cat is cats, not cose.
We speak of a brother, and also of brethren,
But though we say mother, we never say methren,
Then the masculine pronouns are he, his and him,
But imagine the feminine she, shis and shim,
So the English, I think, you all will agree,
Is the queerest language you ever did see.

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Re: A Brand new word a day 1

on Fri Aug 26 2016, 17:30
and all those poor immigrants and asylum seekers will find it much harder to learn to ask for benefits... Shocked Embarassed
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