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Re: Word of the day

Postby Corona Man » Fri Feb 17, 2017 6:24 pm

mighty_tiger_79 wrote:This thread reminds me of a caller to the overnight talk show probably over 10yrs ago, Graham from Yankalilla and he would ring up with words like these.
Always good to try and broaden your vocabulary, but my problem is remembering them all.... :shock:


My problem is remembering the name of the bloke I met yesterday for work..... a bloke I met 25 years ago is not a problem.... feck getting older!
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Re: Word of the day

Postby Booney » Mon Feb 20, 2017 11:01 am

Oscitant - adjective - drowsy, or inattentive, yawning, dull, lazy

"...I dread the arrival of the delivery man, who will be even more oscitant than this man on the phone....."
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Re: Word of the day

Postby Booney » Tue Feb 21, 2017 9:10 am

Statecraft - noun - the art of government and diplomacy

"....lacking in any real statecraft, President Trump opens his mouth again...."
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Re: Word of the day

Postby mighty_tiger_79 » Wed Feb 22, 2017 4:40 pm

I'm quite aghast that there isn't an entry for today.
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Re: Word of the day

Postby Booney » Thu Feb 23, 2017 9:46 am

Dudgeon - noun - a feeling of offence, or resentment, anger

"...MT_79 left the thread in a state of dudgeon..."

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Re: Word of the day

Postby Booney » Thu Feb 23, 2017 9:50 am

Excoriate - verb - to denounce or berate severely, flay verbally

"...MT_79 cornered Booney to excoriate him for no "word of the day" being posted yesterday...."

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Re: Word of the day

Postby Booney » Fri Feb 24, 2017 8:29 am

Craquelure - noun - a network of fine cracks or crackles on the surface of a painting, caused chiefly by shrinkage of paint film.


"..She made more coffee and ate sitting on the sofa, looking closely at the craquelure that the ageing process, exposure to light and movement of the wooden support had inevitably inflicted on the painted surface..."
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Re: Word of the day

Postby HH3 » Fri Feb 24, 2017 9:21 am

Booney wrote:Craquelure - noun - a network of fine cracks or crackles on the surface of a painting, caused chiefly by shrinkage of paint film.


"..She made more coffee and ate sitting on the sofa, looking closely at the craquelure that the ageing process, exposure to light and movement of the wooden support had inevitably inflicted on the painted surface..."


Any chance of pronunciations mate?
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Re: Word of the day

Postby mighty_tiger_79 » Fri Feb 24, 2017 10:49 am

Cra que lure
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Re: Word of the day

Postby Booney » Fri Feb 24, 2017 12:44 pm

HH3 wrote:
Booney wrote:Craquelure - noun - a network of fine cracks or crackles on the surface of a painting, caused chiefly by shrinkage of paint film.


"..She made more coffee and ate sitting on the sofa, looking closely at the craquelure that the ageing process, exposure to light and movement of the wooden support had inevitably inflicted on the painted surface..."


Any chance of pronunciations mate?


Krak-loo r

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Re: Word of the day

Postby Booney » Mon Feb 27, 2017 10:21 am

Meritorious - adjective - deserving praise, reward, esteem etc.

mer-i-tawr-ee-uhs

"....It wasn't exactly a misdemeanor to be late to breakfast--it began promptly at eight o'clock--but it was distinctly meritorious not to be...."
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Re: Word of the day

Postby Booney » Tue Feb 28, 2017 10:00 am

Bumbershoot - noun - an umbrella ( Bumber, English facetious name for umbrella and "shoot" short for parachute, so a large umbrella )

buhm-ber-shoot

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Re: Word of the day

Postby Booney » Wed Mar 01, 2017 10:20 am

Shrive - verb - to impose penance on ( a sinner ), to hear the confession of ( a person )

"...Father Hugo says that in time of war, even if there is no priest to shrive you, your sins can be forgiven this way...."
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Re: Word of the day

Postby HH3 » Wed Mar 01, 2017 11:40 am

Booney wrote:Shrive - verb - to impose penance on ( a sinner ), to hear the confession of ( a person )

"...Father Hugo says that in time of war, even if there is no priest to shrive you, your sins can be forgiven this way...."


I've been looking for a word to use for that situation. Thanks mate.
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Re: Word of the day

Postby Booney » Wed Mar 08, 2017 8:32 am

Missed a couple of days, so :


Middlescence - noun - the middle age period of life, especially when considering a difficult time of self doubt or readjustment

"...He can tint out the gray in his hair, tone up the doughy muscles of middlescence on the latest gym equipment...."
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Re: Word of the day

Postby Booney » Thu Mar 09, 2017 8:18 am

Portmanteau - noun - a word made by putting parts of two words together. ie - Brunch ( breakfast / lunch )

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"Portmanteaus, or “blends”, according to Ian Roberts, linguistics professor at the University of Cambridge, have been around for more than a century. They exist "mainly as a journalistic fad"—to describe a phenomenon to a mass audience. For example, the word “smog” was first coined in 1905 by one Dr H.A des Voeux of the Coal Smoke Abatement Society to describe the smoky fog, or “smog”, prevalent in British cities."
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Re: Word of the day

Postby Magellan » Thu Mar 09, 2017 8:25 am

Booney wrote:Portmanteau - noun - a word made by putting parts of two words together. ie - Brunch ( breakfast / lunch )

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"Portmanteaus, or “blends”, according to Ian Roberts, linguistics professor at the University of Cambridge, have been around for more than a century. They exist "mainly as a journalistic fad"—to describe a phenomenon to a mass audience. For example, the word “smog” was first coined in 1905 by one Dr H.A des Voeux of the Coal Smoke Abatement Society to describe the smoky fog, or “smog”, prevalent in British cities."

And for all this time I thought it was something to do with blokes wearing thongs at Alberton Oval.
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Re: Word of the day

Postby Booney » Thu Mar 09, 2017 8:28 am

Magellan wrote:
Booney wrote:Portmanteau - noun - a word made by putting parts of two words together. ie - Brunch ( breakfast / lunch )

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"Portmanteaus, or “blends”, according to Ian Roberts, linguistics professor at the University of Cambridge, have been around for more than a century. They exist "mainly as a journalistic fad"—to describe a phenomenon to a mass audience. For example, the word “smog” was first coined in 1905 by one Dr H.A des Voeux of the Coal Smoke Abatement Society to describe the smoky fog, or “smog”, prevalent in British cities."


And for all this time I thought it was something to do with blokes wearing a thong at Alberton Oval.


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Re: Word of the day

Postby Magellan » Thu Mar 09, 2017 8:35 am

Booney wrote:
Magellan wrote:
Booney wrote:Portmanteau - noun - a word made by putting parts of two words together. ie - Brunch ( breakfast / lunch )

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"Portmanteaus, or “blends”, according to Ian Roberts, linguistics professor at the University of Cambridge, have been around for more than a century. They exist "mainly as a journalistic fad"—to describe a phenomenon to a mass audience. For example, the word “smog” was first coined in 1905 by one Dr H.A des Voeux of the Coal Smoke Abatement Society to describe the smoky fog, or “smog”, prevalent in British cities."


And for all this time I thought it was something to do with blokes wearing a thong at Alberton Oval.


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If that's a reference to saucy knickers, then the term should be a 'Portman-No!'
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Re: Word of the day

Postby HH3 » Thu Mar 09, 2017 9:13 am

I thought that was when Booneys daisy dukes are pulled up too high in the front, giving him a portmantoe.
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