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Old 02-02-2000, 12:24 AM
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You are all aware that Uncle Beer's nefarious plan is to take this thread and create one of those novelty books about little-known words, aren't you?

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Old 02-02-2000, 10:06 AM
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Joeiffism: A kinder, gentler form of Stalinist Communism practiced in Outer Mongolia.

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Old 02-02-2000, 01:50 PM
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feldersnap

(German)Term used to describe how a person broke a bone. Most usually used to describe a broken hip.

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(German)Term used to describe how a person broke a bone. Most usually used to describe a broken hip.

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Old 02-02-2000, 01:58 PM
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Feldersnap: 1. The semi-onomopoietic sound resulting from when the band encircling a tight felt hat, having been stretched, is suddenly released.
2. The act of so snapping one's hatband, often used as a gesture in medieval Hallamshire when dismissing obviously false or stupid statements
3. Hence, a false or stupid statement

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Old 02-03-2000, 12:08 AM
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vesskerflocution- The actions taken by a cat upon being given a piece of fish.

Rasporussien- A very hard and gritty sponge used to clean barnacles off of swimmers who have been in the ocean too long.

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Old 02-03-2000, 12:57 AM
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Pheroleonic

1. Relating to mating rituals among the big cats.

Technically, this refers to the use of body language or other non-vocalic cues by a non-alpha female to attract the attentions of the alpha male; but the term was soon generalized to include any mating language among the dominant cats of the pride.

The term achieved some popularity in the late 1980s as a result of the management-technique book Grin with the Big Cats, which briefly achieved a #4 ranking on the New York Times best-seller list. Pheroleonic behaviour among cats was introduced as a metaphor for communications among the movers and shakers of society.

The would-be rich and powerful, of course, took to it immediately. Upwardly-mobile urban professionals in Toronto, New York, Los Angeles, London and Tokyo were soon twitching their ears, reclining limply in elevated positions, and yawning mightily with bored expressions as they sipped their cappucinos, all in an attempt to appear on top of the heap.

The fad for pheroleonic behaviour did not last long, however; mutual embarrassment after the stock-market crash of October 1989 quickly erased it from the English-speaking world's collective consciousness.

The word only survived in an ironic sense, as an adjective referring to the kind of showy but fake high-level corporate behaviour used in vain attempts to hide serious internal problems. This new meaning was quickly applied to personal behaviour.

After a slight change in grammatical class, the word took on its modern meaning:

Pheroleonics:

2. Pretentious and tacky social display intended to distract.

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Old 02-03-2000, 12:59 AM
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...And, of course, my next word:

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Old 02-03-2000, 02:19 AM
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Yumsquiddly

What Ned Flanders says when he finds seafood to exceptionally palatable...As in: "This seafood is yumsquiddly-umptious!!"

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Old 02-03-2000, 10:03 AM
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Skvisky - Swedish rotgut

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Wilmead ; A long mythical book about the adventures of Wilma Flintstone.

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Epsorial - A lesson taught outdoors. ie; "Can we have class outside today?"

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Epsorial - A lesson taught outdoors. ie; "Can we have class outside today?"

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Thippletwang - Unmistakable sound of the rare Thipple guitar

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Eandrophene

A medieval ancestor of cellophane, made from the shaved male skin of goats.

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Old 02-04-2000, 09:50 AM
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Padmeing
1. Any electronic component whose primary purpose is to turn other electronic components off. (from Thai)
2. Hence, any one of a number of negative advertising techniques.
3. Hence, the one ex-date whose company you never want to endure again.

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Padmeing-

This is the sound created by running a ferret through a series of complex vynyl tunnels, lined in maple syrup and having the then syrup covered ferret land on a bass drum filled with squeaty rubber dog toys, amplified through a baby monitor.

First heard by Howard Hughes, during a night of a Full Moon.

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Padmeing-

This is the sound created by running a ferret through a series of complex vynyl tunnels, lined in maple syrup and having the then syrup covered ferret land on a bass drum filled with squeaty rubber dog toys, amplified through a baby monitor.

First heard by Howard Hughes, during a night of a Full Moon.

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sorry about the double post..
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squegilomikantusdilaberry

One of Coca-Cola's secret ingredients.

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Old 02-04-2000, 01:24 PM
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Yarker: 1. An inhabitant of the city of N'Yark
2. A dog with a speech impediment

Slutch: An indispensible portion of the transmission in standard-shift vehicles equipped with alto voders which consider themselves female, and irresistible to men. See any episode of "Knight Rider."

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hornation

A ceremony that occasions the assumption of a unicorn to the unicorn throne.

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Fadulam - The small part of a male's brain that gives them their irresistible charm and peridoic signal to scratch themselves in public places.

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Old 02-04-2000, 02:21 PM
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Trecksuchob: A spider from the works of J.R.R. Tolkien which is a fan of a certain group of S.F. television shows.

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Spondulative:

A condition where one spends so much time considering a reply that they miss their chance to speak.

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Old 02-04-2000, 02:40 PM
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Spondulative
Describes a coating applied to clothes to afford protection during full-contact poetry competitions.

There has been some controversy associated with spondulative coatings. While most spondulative coatings are designed to absorb words as they wear away under the impact of epic sagas, some recent models actually deflect light verse. The spray of deflected words is claimed to unfairly handicap adjacent competitors.

Officials from the Ministry of Poetry and Gaming are currently investigating the matter.

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[b]sproingbok

The release of a hormone that causes the excitement when a teeny-bopper first hears the unmistakelable, wonderful sound of NSync on the radio.


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Frognostulous

A word used to describe a catastrophic event that involves frogs anid is usually found to involve irony. See movie Magnolia.

Flabterkt N.

(German) Pronounced (flah-bee'-ter-kut). Slang 1. An old car. 2. A car that deserves to be on a scrapheap.

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Old 02-05-2000, 01:12 AM
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Purgastify v.
1. tr. and intr. To remove unwanted guests from the home.
(intr.) Yesterday the plumbing broke down, so we had to purgastify in a hurry.
(tr.) Uncle Dave's feet were too smelly, so we purgastified him. Now he's at the Holiday Inn.

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2. tr To remove pests.
Maggie, our beagle, got fleas, so we took her to the vet and he purgastified her.

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Old 02-06-2000, 12:52 AM
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Kungfee: A form of martial arts used by credit bureaus, law firms, and the like, to extract payment from recalcitrant or deadbeat debtors.

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Wrudge: A reprisal maneuver used in horse racing in which two jockeys conspire to push (wrudge) an opponent against the rail.

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abrophadalia

a disbelief in nonexistent languages

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daiorha: the uncontrollable release of one's bladder upon seeing the Dalai Lhama (sic?, well I know it is sick.)

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A type of chocolate-and-vanilla-flavoured swirled yoghourt from Prague.

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Let's bring this thread back to life:

Squornfillicious
from: [i]Squorn[/b] (slang for squished) +
filius (Latin for son)
The condition of vertigo and cramped muscles common in children cause by an older larger relative crushing him/her in a tight bear-hug.

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Frauponium:
Element in periodic table with atomic number 123, relative mass 499.98479 and properties similar to those of cellulite. Discovered by little old German lady, claiming to be descendent of Albert Einstein, butactually just wierd.

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The matter of George W. Bush's brain.

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grufetta

the assorted trash and goo that is found on the floor of movie theaters.

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[b]Tygomery[b]: The process used in synthetic fabrics plants to produce tiger-striped polymers

Fructster: One who retails a variety of fruit from a pushcart

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Old 02-15-2000, 12:27 AM
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Pysamajoniac: NounA person with a neurotic condition in which he or she is consumed with the desire to set mayonnaise on fire.

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Thronguliac: A term used by bureaucrats in Stalinist Russia to describe overcrowding in Siberian prisons.

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Shortlived device to make ones pubic hair more bushier.

The product's infomercial was voted "World's Worse" in 1992, and is banned in 27 states.

The product itself was recalled after it set a dozen crotches on fire in a freak accident.

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Bristlepump

A shoe popular amoung hedgehogs.

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grufetta

A type of malodorous cheese banned by the Geneva Convention.

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Wonklebeam: Any piece of wood which is located at such a height as to cause injury without the person seeing it.

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agromecious

Descriptive of the emotion felt by green-plant farmers whose crops fail to grow in fields that are too wet and shady.

Direct opposite: desiccafritzy, "agitated due to excessive dryness".

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fulmenti: those little sweets they give you after a big Italian meal.


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Old 05-02-2000, 09:52 AM
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Oops, I too forgot a new word

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Opticarp: Techinical term for a fish-eye lense.

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Telekerflumpkin. The act of dropping a house on a witch.

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