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BigPapaSmurf
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Posted - 01/30/2008 :  12:16:15  Show Profile Send BigPapaSmurf a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I have three which I just love,

Spagetification, this happens to coincide with one of my prefered methods of dying

Posterize, The basketball equivalent of pwning someone

And Faceplant, the ultimate skate trick

Websters is a bit behind on the last two, but they will make the cut eventually.

"...things I have neither seen nor experienced nor heard tell of from anybody else; things, what is more, that do not in fact exist and could not ever exist at all. So my readers must not believe a word I say." -Lucian on his book True History

"...They accept such things on faith alone, without any evidence. So if a fraudulent and cunning person who knows how to take advantage of a situation comes among them, he can make himself rich in a short time." -Lucian critical of early Christians c.166 AD From his book, De Morte Peregrini

Chippewa
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USA
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Posted - 01/30/2008 :  14:40:39   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Chippewa's Homepage Send Chippewa a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Archaeopteryx – A prehistoric reptilian bird.

Boötes – A Constellation (Pronounced: "boh-Woe-tess", not "Boo-Teez")

Spanakopita – A small Greek pie made with spinach and cheese.
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H. Humbert
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Posted - 01/30/2008 :  14:56:46   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send H. Humbert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Na zdorovje!


"A man is his own easiest dupe, for what he wishes to be true he generally believes to be true." --Demosthenes

"The first principle is that you must not fool yourself - and you are the easiest person to fool." --Richard P. Feynman

"Face facts with dignity." --found inside a fortune cookie
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Cuneiformist
The Imperfectionist

USA
4954 Posts

Posted - 01/30/2008 :  16:45:57   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Cuneiformist a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I always liked "raze"-- the meaning, "to knock down, demolish" coupled with the spelling (the z, in particular) made it a harsh, violent word. And then, its homophone means the exact opposite!
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filthy
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Posted - 01/30/2008 :  16:47:29   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send filthy a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Axolotl



Megalodon



Crotalus








"What luck for rulers that men do not think." -- Adolf Hitler (1889 - 1945)

"If only we could impeach on the basis of criminal stupidity, 90% of the Rethuglicans and half of the Democrats would be thrown out of office." ~~ P.Z. Myres


"The default position of human nature is to punch the other guy in the face and take his stuff." ~~ Dude

Brother Boot Knife of Warm Humanitarianism,

and Crypto-Communist!

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Chippewa
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Posted - 01/30/2008 :  17:48:23   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Chippewa's Homepage Send Chippewa a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by filthy

...Axolotl...

An Ocelot walked passed an Axolotl, who jumped on him and rode to Quetzaquatl!

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filthy
SFN Die Hard

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Posted - 01/30/2008 :  18:07:49   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send filthy a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by Chippewa

Originally posted by filthy

...Axolotl...

An Ocelot walked passed an Axolotl, who jumped on him and rode to Quetzaquatl!


I remember that! It happened over there at Tollan Xicocotitlan city....




"What luck for rulers that men do not think." -- Adolf Hitler (1889 - 1945)

"If only we could impeach on the basis of criminal stupidity, 90% of the Rethuglicans and half of the Democrats would be thrown out of office." ~~ P.Z. Myres


"The default position of human nature is to punch the other guy in the face and take his stuff." ~~ Dude

Brother Boot Knife of Warm Humanitarianism,

and Crypto-Communist!

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bngbuck
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Posted - 01/30/2008 :  18:49:25   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send bngbuck a Private Message  Reply with Quote
So many words, so little space......

Aleatory, Blanagram, Contronym, Dysphemism, Engrish, Feghoot, Gambrel, Homograph, Icterus, Jactitation, Kore, Lipogram, Mondegreen, Nerdcore, Oronym, Paraprosdokian, Qualmish, Retronym, Semordnilap, Taurine, Univocalic, Vacuole, Weald, Xylography, Yenta, Zambo,.......

.......also; Brillig, Slithy, Toves, Gyre, Gimbal, etc. as in:

JABBERWOCKY



'Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe:
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.




"Beware the Jabberwock, my son!
The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!
Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun
The frumious Bandersnatch!"



He took his vorpal sword in hand:
Long time the manxome foe he sought—
So rested he by the Tumtum tree,
And stood awhile in thought.



And, as in uffish thought he stood,
The Jabberwock, with eyes of flame,
Came whiffling through the tulgey wood,
And burbled as it came!





One, two! One, two! And through and through
The vorpal blade went snicker-snack!
He left it dead, and with its head
He went galumphing back.


"And hast thou slain the Jabberwock?
Come to my arms, my beamish boy!
O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!"
He chortled in his joy.


'Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe:
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.

Rev. Charles Lutwidge Dodson


Edited with tutoring from Dave for better arrangement






Edited by - bngbuck on 01/31/2008 18:14:00
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Chippewa
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1496 Posts

Posted - 01/30/2008 :  19:36:17   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Chippewa's Homepage Send Chippewa a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Pablum (Processed baby food)

Horseradish (Armoracia rusticana, not to be confused with the opera Cavalleria rusticana)

Snooze (May involve Pandiculation)

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Cuneiformist
The Imperfectionist

USA
4954 Posts

Posted - 01/30/2008 :  19:37:09   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Cuneiformist a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Huh. One advantage to playing D&D as a kid was that it helped expand one's vocabulary beyond that of the typical pre-teen (when I first started playing in the early, early 80's, the game was almost certainly geared towards college aged kids). But I never knew until right now that vorpal was a made-up word coined by Lewis Carroll.

Still. My +5 vorpal blade will cut your arm off with a successful d20 roll.
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moakley
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Posted - 01/30/2008 :  19:49:58   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send moakley a Private Message  Reply with Quote
In-A-Godda-Da-Vida

Seems to last for ever or at least the song does.

Life is good

Philosophy is questions that may never be answered. Religion is answers that may never be questioned. -Anonymous
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bngbuck
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2437 Posts

Posted - 01/30/2008 :  21:09:28   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send bngbuck a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Cune.....

You've got to get a copy of The Annotated Alice by Martin Gardner. Absolutely essential reading!
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HalfMooner
Dingaling

Philippines
15831 Posts

Posted - 01/31/2008 :  03:17:37   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send HalfMooner a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Schadenfreude, I'm ashamed to admit. It's German. English just doesn't have a single equivalent word.




Biology is just physics that has begun to smell bad.” —HalfMooner
Here's a link to Moonscape News, and one to its Archive.
Edited by - HalfMooner on 01/31/2008 03:43:39
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Chippewa
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Posted - 01/31/2008 :  03:58:35   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Chippewa's Homepage Send Chippewa a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by moakley

In-A-Godda-Da-Vida

Seems to last for ever or at least the song does.


The story goes that Iron Butterfly's "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" is due to Doug Ingle slurring the original title, or the band's drummer Ron Bushy didn't hear him through headphones correctly. The song was originally "In the Garden of Eden."

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filthy
SFN Die Hard

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14408 Posts

Posted - 01/31/2008 :  05:20:05   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send filthy a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I dunno -- lessee...

Ok, those two & fuckwit, shithead, scumbag, poltroon, spitoon, buffoon, popinjay, scallywag, caitlif, dastard, niggard, blackguard, rapscallion, churl, lout, vulgarien, oaf, Republican, bungler, miscreant, dybbuk, knave, craven, keelhaul, bug-hunter, milksop, gormerl, nincompoop, goober, simpleton, turkey, Bush, tomfool, cretin, ignoramous, proflgate, reprobate, Cheney, slacker, Congress, Scalia, Alito, Rice, fundamentalist, blatherskite, Dobson, Robertson, Falwell, Huckabee, Hovind, Ham, hoohah,....

Oops.... Kinda got away from me, there. Sorry 'bout that.




"What luck for rulers that men do not think." -- Adolf Hitler (1889 - 1945)

"If only we could impeach on the basis of criminal stupidity, 90% of the Rethuglicans and half of the Democrats would be thrown out of office." ~~ P.Z. Myres


"The default position of human nature is to punch the other guy in the face and take his stuff." ~~ Dude

Brother Boot Knife of Warm Humanitarianism,

and Crypto-Communist!

Edited by - filthy on 01/31/2008 05:54:09
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furshur
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Posted - 01/31/2008 :  07:23:58   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send furshur a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Counterintuitive and nitwit.

If I knew then what I know now then I would know more now than I know.
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