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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 Sat Jan 03 2015, 14:16
Yes, I recall when the manufacturers of IT stuff in Taiwan suffered from this.

If you required to communicate with them, you needed to ensure it was on a .tw site. (.tw is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Taiwan.)

Names like gigabyte.com, and gigabyte.uk had already been taken and where being used by fraudsters.

I think the companies gave in to such blackmail, and eventually paid up, to acquire the said names.
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Re: A Brand new word a day 1

on Sat Jan 03 2015, 17:26
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Re: A Brand new word a day 1

on Sat Jan 03 2015, 17:31
Fump, you find the meaning silent
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Re: A Brand new word a day 1

on Sat Jan 03 2015, 18:31
@Admin wrote:Please feel free to add your own  word,  please add the meaning


Macrocephalic

Having an unusually large head.


Macrocephalic??? ....Which head is this referring to?
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Re: A Brand new word a day 1

on Sun Jan 04 2015, 11:07
Derf! Shocked

plutarchy
1. Rule by the wealthy. 2. A wealthy ruling class.

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Re: A Brand new word a day 1

on Tue Jan 06 2015, 09:12
Not so much a new word - more the meaning......

Shambles - in the general sense means a mess or chaos, however its origins lie in the butchery trade. Every town and city had a 'shambles' and it was the area in which animals were slaughtered and then butchered. I watched Hidden Histories on BBC4 last night and it featured Britain's oldest family business headed by Richard Balson.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b03q0177/hidden-histories-britains-oldest-family-businesses-1-balson-the-butcher

http://www.thefreedictionary.com/shambles
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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 Tue Jan 06 2015, 12:51
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Re: A Brand new word a day 1

on Wed Jan 07 2015, 19:31
aboulomania

pathological indecisiveness (sounds like me!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: A Brand new word a day 1

on Wed Jan 07 2015, 21:27
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And Wavy Mavis from Open All Hours.
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Re: A Brand new word a day 1

on Wed Jan 07 2015, 21:49
Corks Laughing

I've definitely got Les Dennis' voice in me head.
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Re: A Brand new word a day 1

on Wed Jan 07 2015, 22:36
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Re: A Brand new word a day 1

on Thu Jan 08 2015, 21:22
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Stammering
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Re: A Brand new word a day 1

on Fri Jan 09 2015, 14:57
Just been reading an article about a vile sex-offender and learned a couple of new words.  As I'm sure did the Bays and Grils at the WEP.

Inculate - Sodomise (Please don't check the UD)

Blndishments -

blandishment

/ˈblandɪʃm(ə)nt/

noun

plural noun: blandishments

a flattering or pleasing statement or action used as a means of gently persuading someone to do something.



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Re: A Brand new word a day 1

on Sun Jan 11 2015, 11:02
calumniate

to slander; misrepresent; besmirch
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Re: A Brand new word a day 1

on Thu Jan 15 2015, 21:49
Brobdingnagian... you may well ask....

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In Jonathan Swift's novel Gulliver's Travels, Brobdingnag is the name of a land that is populated by a race of human giants "as tall as an ordinary spire steeple." In Gulliver's first close-up encounter with the giants, he is attempting to get past a stile of which every step is six feet high when a group of field-workers approach with strides ten yards long and reaping hooks as large as six scythes. Their voices he at first mistakes for thunder. Swift's book fired the imagination of the public and within two years of the 1726 publication of the story, people had begun using Brobdingnagian to refer to anything of unusually large size. (Swift himself had used Brobdingnagian as a noun to refer to the inhabitants of Brobdingnag.)
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Re: A Brand new word a day 1

on Thu Jan 15 2015, 21:55
^^^^

Similar to the accepted term 'Lilliputian'.
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Re: A Brand new word a day 1

on Fri Jan 16 2015, 09:13
Here's some more words for you logophiles

Caterwaul

– A shrill howling or wailing noise

Concinnity

– The skilful and harmonious arrangement or fitting together of the different parts of something

Flapdoodle

– Nonsense

Knavery

– A roguish act

Melange

– A mixture of different things

Obambulate

– To walk about

Opsimath

– A person who studies late in life

Philistine

– A person who is hostile or indifferent to culture and the arts

Rapscallion

– A rascal

Subtopia

– Unsightly sprawling suburban development

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Re: A Brand new word a day 1

on Fri Jan 16 2015, 18:02
Tan pin.

An doings made of metal what an wooden lock gate swivels on.

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Re: A Brand new word a day 1

on Sun Jan 18 2015, 11:45
I dont think its a real word but I like

Webliography

a list of references gathered from Internet sites
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Re: A Brand new word a day 1

on Tue Jan 20 2015, 11:24
Bumptious....


adjective: Self-assertive in an obnoxious way.


Probably a blend of bump + fractious or a blend of bump + presumptuous.
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Re: A Brand new word a day 1

on Sun Jan 25 2015, 13:03
Mugwump.... An independent politician who does not follow any party.

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Re: A Brand new word a day 1

on Sun Jan 25 2015, 15:00
Members of 'The Municipal and General Workers Union' were often called that.
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Re: A Brand new word a day 1

on Sun Jan 25 2015, 15:06
Gabbyratchet.

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Re: A Brand new word a day 1

on Sun Jan 25 2015, 20:25
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