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Macrocephalic

Having an unusually large head.


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Re: A Brand new word a day 1

on Tue Jan 27 2015, 09:43
Ultracrepidarian....

MEANING:
adjective: Giving opinions beyond one’s area of expertise.
noun: One who gives opinions beyond one’s area of expertise.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin ultra (beyond) + crepidarius (shoemaker), from crepida (sandal). Earliest documented use: 1819.

NOTES:
The story goes that in ancient Greece there was a renowned painter named Apelles who used to display his paintings and hide behind them to listen to the comments. Once a cobbler pointed out that the sole of the shoe was not painted correctly. Apelles fixed it and encouraged by this the cobbler began offering comments about other parts of the painting. At this point the painter cut him off with “Ne sutor ultra crepidam” meaning “Shoemaker, not above the sandal” or one should stick to one’s area of expertise.
Addition: The story was told by the Roman writer Pliny the Elder, hence Latin.

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Re: A Brand new word a day 1

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Re: A Brand new word a day 1

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Parthenogenesis

noun: Reproduction without fertilization.

USAGE:
“If men are obsolete, then women will soon be extinct -- unless we rush down that ominous Brave New World path where women clone themselves by parthenogenesis, as famously do Komodo dragons, hammerhead sharks, and pit vipers

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Re: A Brand new word a day 1

on Sun Feb 22 2015, 14:35
Pit head vipers. Were they a nasty relative of the pit brow lasses?
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Re: A Brand new word a day 1

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Re: A Brand new word a day 1

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Eating snots?
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Re: A Brand new word a day 1

on Sat Mar 28 2015, 16:41
Netiquette

the rules of etiquette that apply when communicating over computer networks, especially the Internet.

blend of network + etiquette

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Re: A Brand new word a day 1

on Sat Mar 28 2015, 16:46
Brobdingnagian
ˌbrɒbdɪŋˈnaɡɪən/
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1.
huge; gigantic.
"a beam engine of Brobdingnagian proportions"
noun
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a giant.
2.
That big lad wot left.

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Gethsemane

An instance or a place of suffering.

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Re: A Brand new word a day 1

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CamelCase

I came across this word recently while watching TV. One of my favourite progs for us hinterlectewal types is BBC Two's "Only Connect" starring Victoria Corren Mitchell, a bonny wench indeed.

CamelCase (also "camel case" or "dromedary case") is a naming convention in which the first letter of each word in a compound word is capitalized. Examples include the video game "StarCraft," the band "FireHouse," and the company "MasterCard." The term "CamelCase" itself incorporates the CamelCase naming convention. While CamelCase has many applications, in computing, it is most often used in programming languages and website names.
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Re: A Brand new word a day 1

on Tue Apr 21 2015, 10:34
High-muck-a-muck.


An important, influential, or high-ranking person, especially one who is pompous or conceited.

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Re: A Brand new word a day 1

on Tue Apr 21 2015, 13:38
BATHYKOLPIAN = Deep bosomed

CALLIPYGEAN = Having well shaped buttocks

Two of my favourite word indeed!!!!!!!!!! ha ha Very Happy Embarassed
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Re: A Brand new word a day 1

on Mon Apr 27 2015, 16:14
Muffineer Shocked


 a shaker for sifting sugar on muffins.   phew Very Happy


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Re: A Brand new word a day 1

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See also pounce (not ponce) pot.
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Re: A Brand new word a day 1

on Sun May 03 2015, 14:03
interrobang also interabang (in-TER-uh-bang) noun

A punctuation mark (‽) used especially to end a simultaneous question and exclamation.
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"Emunction" - The act of removing obstructions from or cleaning bodily passages!!!!!! yuk No
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on Mon May 11 2015, 15:06
hotsy-totsy (HOT-see TOT-see) adjective, also hotsie-totsie

Just right; perfect.

Coined by Billy DeBeck, cartoonist (1892-1942), famed for his comic strip "Barney Google and Snuffy Smith". Another of his coinage that has found a place in the English language dictionaries is heebie-jeebies meaning jitters or creeps

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Re: A Brand new word a day 1

on Wed May 13 2015, 14:05
Loblolly

loblolly



MEANING:
noun:
1. A thick gruel.
2. Mire; mudhole.
3. An assistant to a ship's surgeon.
4. A pine tree with long needles and strong wood (Pinus taeda).
5. An evergreen, loblolly-bay (Gordonia lasianthus).
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Re: A Brand new word a day 1

on Fri May 15 2015, 09:05
Clickbait.

(On the Internet) content whose main purpose is to attract attention and encourage visitors to click on a link to a particular web page:



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Re: A Brand new word a day 1

on Fri May 15 2015, 10:24
To Farage: to do the opposite of what you say you will do.
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Re: A Brand new word a day 1

on Fri May 15 2015, 11:08
Should that not be on politics Ragbru scratch

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Re: A Brand new word a day 1

on Fri May 15 2015, 11:16
Heard one of Tesco's staff complaining about their boss use the term this morning!

Hot enough to boil a monkey's bum, your majesty!
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Re: A Brand new word a day 1

on Fri May 29 2015, 17:47
Smellfungus Shocked

Our language contains a glorious profusion of words for critics of all stripes. We have terms for an inferior critic (criticaster), a jealous critic (zoilus), and a severe critic (aristarch). None of them has quite the same bite as smellfungus, a lovely morsel of an insult, which comes from the name of a character in Laurence Sterne's 1768 book, A Sentimental Journey through France and Italy. study

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