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A Brand new word a day 1

on Sun Sep 07 2014, 17:50
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Please feel free to add your own  word,  please add the meaning


Macrocephalic

Having an unusually large head.


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Re: A Brand new word a day 1

on Wed Sep 24 2014, 17:46
He did manage to spell frottage wrongly though Very Happy

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Re: A Brand new word a day 1

on Wed Sep 24 2014, 17:47
Sod off and start an Gilbert thread. Very Happy
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Re: A Brand new word a day 1

on Fri Sep 26 2014, 21:57
palpebration winking
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Re: A Brand new word a day 1

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Re: A Brand new word a day 1

on Sat Sep 27 2014, 16:08
@erontquay wrote:palpebration winking

Is that akin to 'heavy petting'.
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Re: A Brand new word a day 1

on Sun Oct 12 2014, 19:47
Yes. Shocked

Flapdoodle...... Nonsense



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Re: A Brand new word a day 1

on Wed Oct 15 2014, 12:00
gradgrind. study

MEANING:
noun: Someone who is solely interested in cold, hard facts.

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Re: A Brand new word a day 1

on Wed Oct 15 2014, 12:08
Ah, but what is the name for the phenomenon it exemplifies?

sim to Hoover

Gerrymander

Boycott

etc

ie to take a persons name, and apply it to the general phenomena with which they had been associated
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Re: A Brand new word a day 1

on Wed Oct 15 2014, 12:20
After Thomas Gradgrind, the utilitarian mill-owner in Charles Dickens's novel Hard Times. Gradgrind runs a school with the idea that hard facts and rules are more important than love, emotions, and feelings. Earliest documented use: 1855.

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Re: A Brand new word a day 1

on Wed Oct 15 2014, 12:24
But what do you call the phenomenon of doing that sort of thing, in general?
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Re: A Brand new word a day 1

on Wed Oct 15 2014, 12:26
Stumped I'm afraid ragbru. You will have to tell me Smile

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Re: A Brand new word a day 1

on Wed Oct 15 2014, 12:28
I do not know: that is why I asked.
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Re: A Brand new word a day 1

on Wed Oct 15 2014, 12:52
I am still not knowing what the verb of 'eponimising' should be!
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Re: A Brand new word a day 1

on Fri Oct 17 2014, 11:47
I like this one,Very Happy

flummadiddle

USAGE:
"Gilly talks to hear his head rattle. He passes the time with flummadiddles. I learned right away that he says things without giving any thought to them."
Dorothy Garlock; Larkspur; Warner Books; 1997.

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Re: A Brand new word a day 1

on Fri Oct 17 2014, 18:52
farraginous


Composed of a variety of substances.
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Re: A Brand new word a day 1

on Tue Oct 21 2014, 13:58
Osculation

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1. the act of kissing.

2. a kiss.

3. close contact.

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Re: A Brand new word a day 1

on Fri Nov 14 2014, 12:17
Assoil.... No Not what you think Very Happy

To pardon.

To atone for.

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Re: A Brand new word a day 1

on Sun Dec 28 2014, 09:29
Quondam.......Former, onetime.
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Re: A Brand new word a day 1

on Mon Dec 29 2014, 15:59
Obsequious

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1 characterized by or showing servile complaisance or deference; fawning:
an obsequious bow.

2 servilely compliant or deferential:
obsequious servants.

3 obedient; dutiful.
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Re: A Brand new word a day 1

on Mon Dec 29 2014, 21:33
Déshabillé


Seems to be one of them borrowed foreign words which roughly translates as nakky.

Bung it in Google images.


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Re: A Brand new word a day 1

on Tue Dec 30 2014, 13:02
Freegan......an activist who scavenges for free food (as in waste receptacles at shops and restaurants) as a means of reducing consumption of resources
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Re: A Brand new word a day 1

on Fri Jan 02 2015, 13:30
bardolatry

Humourous and excessive admiration of Shakespeare, 'The Bard of Avon'
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Re: A Brand new word a day 1

on Sat Jan 03 2015, 13:49
A modern one :-

Cybersquatting
The practice of registering well-known names as Internet domain names, in the hope of reselling them at a profit.
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