Word of the Day!

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  1. Loki

    Loki Assault Admin Staff Member

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    Expand your vocabulary! Post your word of the day, with a dictionary defintion. Remember, this is NOT TBS, so keep it sister friendly. And there can be multiple words of the day, and anyone can post one. Post-whore-count away!!

    As a bonus, you'll get a Bears Buck for every post that contains the daily word. Of course, you'll get a Bears Buck for every post anyway!

    Today's word, since I've already put it out there is....

    Verklempt

    Overcome with emotion; clenched; also written ferklempt
    Etymology: Yiddish
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  2. rich1978

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    UHTCEARE
    (n.) Pronounced- oot-key-are-a
    An Old English word meaning
    ‘lying awake before dawn and worrying’

    we've all been there at one point.
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    and one of my faves....

    de·fen·es·tra·tion

    noun \(ˌ)dē-ˌfe-nə-ˈstrā-shən\



    Definition of DEFENESTRATION

    1
    : a throwing of a person or thing out of a window
    2
    : a usually swift dismissal or expulsion (as from a political party or office)




    Apparently there was a time in Europe when it was fashionable for heated political arguments to be ended by a decisive act of defenestration. Normally the other guy's sorry ass.
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    You can't say that any better!
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    Ok I don't know where he picked it up but my little man's been walking around lately saying :

    [​IMG]
    I told him to use it sparingly .
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    Ok, this one is German, but boy do we need it in the English language

    Backpfeifengesicht (German)

    it's pronounced

    back-fife-en-ger-sickht

    basically it means 'a face badly in need of a punch'! You know when you see that dude and you get an overwhelming desire to just pummel him? (maybe thats just me and I'm psychotic, entirely plausible, even probable) but seriously, I bet there's a few who know what I mean!? some people just LOOK like they need a slap! Great word!
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    Petrichor, noun

    the pleasing smell of the first rain on the ground after a period of prolonged drought.




    poetically, it comes from the greek words petros (stone / earth) and ichor - 'a fluid that flows in the veins of the gods' apparently
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    "Disproportionate"

    Term used by old hippies as the sole rebuttal to every other point offered, regardless of how relevant it is.
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    shark86x Pro-Bowler SuperFan

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    Since the last two words are related to smells (old hippies are known for their disproportionate amount of odor - what do you think patchouli is for), here's another one...
    EFFLUVIUM

    ef·flu·vi·um


    noun \e-ˈflü-vē-əm\
    plural ef·flu·via also ef·flu·vi·ums

    Definition

    1: an invisible emanation; especially : an offensive exhalation or smell
    2: a by-product especially in the form of waste


    I first learned this word in high school. In English class after learning all the rules, we had to write an essay breaking as many rules as we could. I won the best of class award for being the worst. So why did I use effluvium? I took the old Dead Skunk in the Middle of the Road song and turned it into a really badly written story.
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    Catamite

    noun

    A boy kept for the purposes of sexual pleasure.


    not PC I appreciate but at least you'll know to chin someone if they ever call you one!
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    Since the Black Unicorn seems to be the topic of the week, i thought I'd look up the word unicorn. I was surprised to find this...

    unicorn is slang for a single, attractive, bisexual female woman interested in a relationship (including sex) with a pre-established couple (male and female). There are so many couples seeking this type of third partner that the demand far outstrips the supply, to the point of the scarcity making them almost mythical – thus, unicorns.
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    Ok.... I realize I'm asking for it.... but what is the slang for a single, UNATTRACTIVE, bisexual female....?

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