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The word you learned today

Discussion in 'Whatnots' started by Runescarred, Oct 22, 2010.

  1. Morgoth

    Morgoth La lune ne garde aucune rancune Veteran

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    I don't think your tongue is supposed to move when pronouncing syzygy ;)
     
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    Well, d'oh - I pronounced the word wrongly, and bit it as a result! :D

    'mistophoroi' - ancient Greek for 'mercenaries'.
     
  3. Morgoth

    Morgoth La lune ne garde aucune rancune Veteran

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    Pronouncing words is dangerous business. Don't try to pronounce this at home kids, proper supervision is advised.

    Sjibbolet, a Dutch word with Hebrew roots (Yiddish?) Indictates a sentence or word that when pronounced shows that the speaker either is or is not a native speaker. Examples: Scheveningen, Scilt ende Vrient.
     
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  4. Master of Nuhn

    Master of Nuhn Wear it like a crown Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!)

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    Jeremiah's Lament (Klaagliederen van Jeremia). Morgy, you should go to church! You'd love the words you'll learn there. :D Church had an important eefect on the growth of my Dutch vocabulary. :D

    I learned that the word Yankee most likely comes from either Jan Kees (common Dutch name, esp back in the 17th century) or Janke (Flemish for little John, a nickname for the Dutchies).
     
  5. Kitrax

    Kitrax Pantaloons are supposed to go where!?!?

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    Apparently it didn't help with your English spelling. :p
     
  6. Master of Nuhn

    Master of Nuhn Wear it like a crown Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!)

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    :lol: You meen speeling, right? :p
     
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    'piacere' - italian for 'pleasure'.

    Stole it from Haendel ;)
     
  8. Master of Nuhn

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    I never heard of 'regurgitate' before. Apparently it means Rush/flow/pour back. Is it also used as "throw up"?
     
  9. Silvery

    Silvery I won't pretend to be your friend coz I'm just not ★ SPS Account Holder Adored Veteran

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    Yeah but it's more the kind of thing that birds do to feed their young
     
  10. 8people

    8people 8 is just another way of looking at infinite ★ SPS Account Holder Veteran

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    [​IMG] Hence the 'throwing up' definition :p
     
  11. Silvery

    Silvery I won't pretend to be your friend coz I'm just not ★ SPS Account Holder Adored Veteran

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    I was meaning that there is a difference to emitting due to illness, drink or whatever than to doing it to feed the young
     
  12. Master of Nuhn

    Master of Nuhn Wear it like a crown Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!)

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    Would regurgitating include some wilfulness/intend, where throwing up is more or less uncontrolled?
     
  13. Silvery

    Silvery I won't pretend to be your friend coz I'm just not ★ SPS Account Holder Adored Veteran

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    Yeah. Well, it does to my mind. Not sure though
     
  14. Arabwel

    Arabwel Screaming towards Apotheosis Veteran

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    Do acronyms count? cause I learned "GTFOOB" today where the last "OB" is "of bed" :D
     
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    Hahahaha! Imagined people texting each other post coitum... O tempora, o mores! :D

    andskotinn - Icelandic for 'damn' (lit.: 'the devil')

    ---------- Added 7 hours, 17 minutes and 17 seconds later... ----------

    panhandling - the act of begging

    (Thanks, BlackthorneTA :)!)
     
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    I thought OB was ... well ... the OB/GYN. It sounded uncomfortable ... GTFO ... of there doctor....
     
  17. Shell

    Shell Awww, come and give me a big hug!

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    I learn the names of weird and wonderful medical conditions all the time, do they count?
     
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    Montresor Mostly Harmless Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder

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    "Stickiness" - when the inconvenience in changing a supplier outweighs the inconvenience caused by bad service.

    For example, consider switching bank. Each time your bank slaps you with yet another fee for using their services, and/or cuts down on these same services, you might want to find another bank. But it's more than moving your savings account - you will also have to move automatic payments for utilities and rent etc., tell your clients (if you're running a business) to send money to the new account number, move your credit cards, your retirement fund, and a whole lot more.
     
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    Sure! :D

    Runoilija - Finnish for 'poet', 'bard'
     
  20. Silvery

    Silvery I won't pretend to be your friend coz I'm just not ★ SPS Account Holder Adored Veteran

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    Shakepear walks into a bar and the barman says 'Get out, you're bard!'. Old ones are the best :lol:
     
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