Word of the day

A slight rejig, all your Games and Quizzes are now here!

Re: Word of the day

Postby Magellan » Thu Mar 09, 2017 9:37 am

HH3 wrote:I thought that was when Booneys daisy dukes are pulled up too high in the front, giving him a portmantoe.

Portmanflyseyes?
"Religion is like a blind man looking in a black room for a black cat that isn't there...and finding it." - Oscar Wilde
User avatar
Magellan
Assistant Coach
 
 
Posts: 4719
Joined: Sat May 12, 2007 1:04 pm
Has liked: 431 times
Been liked: 1151 times

Re: Word of the day

Postby Booney » Thu Mar 09, 2017 9:42 am

HH3 wrote:I thought that was when Booneys daisy dukes are pulled up too high in the front, giving him a portmantoe.


I knew it. Mowing the lawn last night I could just feel some eyes were watching me.
PAFC. Forever.

LOOK OUT, WE'RE COMING!
User avatar
Booney
Coach
 
 
Posts: 46011
Joined: Thu Oct 27, 2005 1:47 pm
Location: Alberton proud
Has liked: 4517 times
Been liked: 7489 times

Re: Word of the day

Postby Booney » Fri Mar 10, 2017 8:28 am

Newspeak - noun - an official or semiofficial style of writing or saying one thing in the guise of its opposite, “increased taxation” as “revenue enhancement.”

"....in the official Newspeak, "the broadening of the sphere of commodity and money relations." In translation: moves toward a market economy....."
PAFC. Forever.

LOOK OUT, WE'RE COMING!
User avatar
Booney
Coach
 
 
Posts: 46011
Joined: Thu Oct 27, 2005 1:47 pm
Location: Alberton proud
Has liked: 4517 times
Been liked: 7489 times

Re: Word of the day

Postby Magellan » Fri Mar 10, 2017 8:52 am

Booney wrote:Newspeak - noun - an official or semiofficial style of writing or saying one thing in the guise of its opposite, “increased taxation” as “revenue enhancement.”

"....in the official Newspeak, "the broadening of the sphere of commodity and money relations." In translation: moves toward a market economy....."

Courtesy of George Orwell, of course, a man very much ahead of his time.
"Religion is like a blind man looking in a black room for a black cat that isn't there...and finding it." - Oscar Wilde
User avatar
Magellan
Assistant Coach
 
 
Posts: 4719
Joined: Sat May 12, 2007 1:04 pm
Has liked: 431 times
Been liked: 1151 times

Re: Word of the day

Postby Booney » Tue Mar 14, 2017 1:24 pm

Stravage - verg - to stroll, wander aimlessly

"...What made you stravage about the cliffs, looking for nothing in particular...."
PAFC. Forever.

LOOK OUT, WE'RE COMING!
User avatar
Booney
Coach
 
 
Posts: 46011
Joined: Thu Oct 27, 2005 1:47 pm
Location: Alberton proud
Has liked: 4517 times
Been liked: 7489 times

Re: Word of the day

Postby Booney » Wed Mar 15, 2017 9:53 am

Arithmancy - noun - divination by the use of numbers, especially by the number of letters in names.

"In modern languages such as English, many different systems of arithmancy have been produced, none of them entirely satisfactory. The most basic, which is much used in the popular numerology but also can be found in Renaissance occult writings, simply gives each letter the number of its place in the alphabet ..."
PAFC. Forever.

LOOK OUT, WE'RE COMING!
User avatar
Booney
Coach
 
 
Posts: 46011
Joined: Thu Oct 27, 2005 1:47 pm
Location: Alberton proud
Has liked: 4517 times
Been liked: 7489 times

Re: Word of the day

Postby Booney » Fri Mar 17, 2017 8:11 am

Cimmerian - adjective - {si-meer-ee-uhn} - very dark, gloomy.


"...The sunny English noon had swallowed him as completely as if he had gone out into cimmerian night...."
PAFC. Forever.

LOOK OUT, WE'RE COMING!
User avatar
Booney
Coach
 
 
Posts: 46011
Joined: Thu Oct 27, 2005 1:47 pm
Location: Alberton proud
Has liked: 4517 times
Been liked: 7489 times

Re: Word of the day

Postby Booney » Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:01 am

Anthophilous - (an-thof-uh-luh s) - adjective - Attracted by or living among flowers.

... we are probably justified in concentrating our attention on adaptation to the needs and preferences of flower-visiting ( anthophilous) animals that may be effective pollinators.
PAFC. Forever.

LOOK OUT, WE'RE COMING!
User avatar
Booney
Coach
 
 
Posts: 46011
Joined: Thu Oct 27, 2005 1:47 pm
Location: Alberton proud
Has liked: 4517 times
Been liked: 7489 times

Re: Word of the day

Postby Booney » Fri Apr 07, 2017 12:55 pm

Fanfaronade - noun - bragging, bravado, bluster.

"I mean, that sometimes you baffle me by the fanfaronade behind your foolish words."
PAFC. Forever.

LOOK OUT, WE'RE COMING!
User avatar
Booney
Coach
 
 
Posts: 46011
Joined: Thu Oct 27, 2005 1:47 pm
Location: Alberton proud
Has liked: 4517 times
Been liked: 7489 times

Re: Word of the day

Postby Booney » Fri Apr 07, 2017 12:57 pm

Nescience - noun - nesh-ee-uh ns - lack of knowledge, ignorance.

"... quiz shows merely expose our appalling national nescience"
PAFC. Forever.

LOOK OUT, WE'RE COMING!
User avatar
Booney
Coach
 
 
Posts: 46011
Joined: Thu Oct 27, 2005 1:47 pm
Location: Alberton proud
Has liked: 4517 times
Been liked: 7489 times

Re: Word of the day

Postby Booney » Mon Apr 10, 2017 2:07 pm

Inveterate - adjective - in-vet-er-it - settled or confirmed in a habit, practice, feeling, or the like

"...It was an ideal wintering home in every respect but one: it was owned by the Turlocks, the most inveterate hunters of Maryland..."
PAFC. Forever.

LOOK OUT, WE'RE COMING!
User avatar
Booney
Coach
 
 
Posts: 46011
Joined: Thu Oct 27, 2005 1:47 pm
Location: Alberton proud
Has liked: 4517 times
Been liked: 7489 times

Re: Word of the day

Postby mighty_tiger_79 » Mon Apr 10, 2017 3:37 pm

Have you tried using these words in day to day conversation?
Booooooooooo
User avatar
mighty_tiger_79
Coach
 
Posts: 46966
Joined: Tue Jan 03, 2006 7:29 pm
Location: at the TAB
Has liked: 8220 times
Been liked: 2205 times

Re: Word of the day

Postby Booney » Mon Apr 10, 2017 3:42 pm

mighty_tiger_79 wrote:Have you tried using these words in day to day conversation?


I did, but I found the lugubrious look on some people's faces, the ones who clearly didn't understand, quite distressing.

Fortunately the ataraxia I felt when I walked away meant I could move on quickly.
PAFC. Forever.

LOOK OUT, WE'RE COMING!
User avatar
Booney
Coach
 
 
Posts: 46011
Joined: Thu Oct 27, 2005 1:47 pm
Location: Alberton proud
Has liked: 4517 times
Been liked: 7489 times

Re: Word of the day

Postby Booney » Tue Apr 11, 2017 9:43 am

Mensch - noun - [ mench ] - ( informal ) a decent, upright, mature and responsible person.

"..I understand that people make mistakes but a real man, a mensch, shoulders his responsibilities and faces people and at least explains..."
PAFC. Forever.

LOOK OUT, WE'RE COMING!
User avatar
Booney
Coach
 
 
Posts: 46011
Joined: Thu Oct 27, 2005 1:47 pm
Location: Alberton proud
Has liked: 4517 times
Been liked: 7489 times

Re: Word of the day

Postby Corona Man » Tue Apr 11, 2017 8:15 pm

Booney wrote:Mensch - noun - [ mench ] - ( informal ) a decent, upright, mature and responsible person.

"..I understand that people make mistakes but a real man, a mensch, shoulders his responsibilities and faces people and at least explains..."

I will get shot down here... but what the hang. Mensch is the opposite of Jaensch then?
1961, 1971, 1976, 1978, 1983, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1991, 2008, 2013, 2014, 2015.... And don't you forget it!
User avatar
Corona Man
Coach
 
 
Posts: 8562
Joined: Thu Oct 02, 2014 2:28 pm
Location: Near the Beer Fridge
Has liked: 825 times
Been liked: 2292 times
Grassroots Team: Echunga

Re: Word of the day

Postby bennymacca » Wed Apr 12, 2017 10:21 am

Corona Man wrote:
Booney wrote:Mensch - noun - [ mench ] - ( informal ) a decent, upright, mature and responsible person.

"..I understand that people make mistakes but a real man, a mensch, shoulders his responsibilities and faces people and at least explains..."

I will get shot down here... but what the hang. Mensch is the opposite of Jaensch then?



FFS!

I read Booney's original post and was about to make the exact same joke haha.

well played CM
User avatar
bennymacca
Coach
 
 
Posts: 15028
Joined: Wed May 06, 2009 12:22 pm
Has liked: 2253 times
Been liked: 1803 times
Grassroots Team: Freeling

Re: Word of the day

Postby Booney » Fri Apr 21, 2017 3:39 pm

Leporine - noun - lep-uh-rayn - Zoology of, relating to, or, resembling a hare

"During an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel, the fun dad discussed how difficult it is to explain leporine mythical figures to 17-month-olds without getting too deep into biology "
PAFC. Forever.

LOOK OUT, WE'RE COMING!
User avatar
Booney
Coach
 
 
Posts: 46011
Joined: Thu Oct 27, 2005 1:47 pm
Location: Alberton proud
Has liked: 4517 times
Been liked: 7489 times

Re: Word of the day

Postby Booney » Fri Apr 21, 2017 3:41 pm

Rampike - noun - ram-pahyk - Chiefly Canadian, a dead tree, especially the bleached skeleton or splintered trunk of a tree killed by fire, lightning, or wind.

"Along the crest of the ridge, among the rampikes, silhouetted dark and large against the sunrise, moved a great herd of caribou, feeding as they went."
PAFC. Forever.

LOOK OUT, WE'RE COMING!
User avatar
Booney
Coach
 
 
Posts: 46011
Joined: Thu Oct 27, 2005 1:47 pm
Location: Alberton proud
Has liked: 4517 times
Been liked: 7489 times

Re: Word of the day

Postby mighty_tiger_79 » Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:41 pm

Might use that word in a sledge at golf tomorrow..
Booooooooooo
User avatar
mighty_tiger_79
Coach
 
Posts: 46966
Joined: Tue Jan 03, 2006 7:29 pm
Location: at the TAB
Has liked: 8220 times
Been liked: 2205 times

Re: Word of the day

Postby Booney » Fri Apr 28, 2017 11:26 am

Perfidious - adjective - per-fid-ee-uh s - deliberately faithless, treacherous, deceitful

"It's impossible to believe a close friend could be so perfidious"
PAFC. Forever.

LOOK OUT, WE'RE COMING!
User avatar
Booney
Coach
 
 
Posts: 46011
Joined: Thu Oct 27, 2005 1:47 pm
Location: Alberton proud
Has liked: 4517 times
Been liked: 7489 times

PreviousNext

Board index   General Talk  Games and Quiz Forum

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest