A Conversation for The h2g2 Word of the Day (Discontinued)

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Post 81


I always thought it was the 'people who oppose the people who oppose the government'

This word does work when you're doing most syllables in a sentence.
smiley - smiley

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Post 82

TechnicolorYawn (Patron Saint of the Morally Moribund)

'Plinth' is nice.

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Post 83

Dragonfly. "A poet can survive everything but a misprint"-- Oscar Wilde

All this searching for new words is exhausting. I need some chitterlings--n., pl. small intestines of pigs as a food. Also, chit'lins, shit'lings....

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Post 84

TechnicolorYawn (Patron Saint of the Morally Moribund)

As an addition to 'the most syllables' above, I just realised that Antiantidisestablishmentarianismically has slightly more (16) and, to complete the definition -
'In the the manner of one who is in opposition of those opposed to the disestablishment of the Church of England in the English government'

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Post 85

Sookie (a.k.a Hipskitch)

Hate to break it to you, TechnicolorYawn, but the longest official word is the formual for the genetic code of a pig.
The DNA is made of 4 different chemicles, each abbreviated to a single character:
Using only these characters the written formual would take up the same amount of space as the entirety of the Encyclopaedia Britanica.
(Please excuse spelling, It's very late at night for me, and I've been up since 2 in the morning last night when I wrote my article on mimes: http://www.h2g2.com/A282610
And remember, next time your feeling down, just think to yourself: "I'm so happy, I could s**t!"
(sorry, I had to add that)

Oh, and I'd like to try "S**t" again for word of the day. Since it is a _very_ nice word, and it would be such a shame to waste it.
It is the past tense of s**t
Example: Oh no! The dog s**t all over the sofa!
Have a nice day!

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Post 86

Boys and Cake Girl

How about Pellucid - meaning very clear. fistula - a long pipe like ulcer. 2 an abnormal or surgically made passage in the body. 3 a natural pipe or spout in whales etc. (sounds vaguly rude as wellsmiley - smiley )

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Post 87

Clive the flying ostrich: Amateur Polymath | Chief Heretic.

Great! I didn't now this had been started already, My new favourite word is:

' Qaudripartite ' - which means simply to be divide into four parts.

It surplants, ' Concomitant ' which meant to go together with. Two things are concomitant if they.....

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Post 88


I quite like

zugzwang (tsktsväng) n. Games

A situation in a chess game in which a player is forced to make an undesirable or disadvantageous move.

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Post 89

Boys and Cake Girl

Thought of another one. Osculation - Kissing. Great for getting out of those tricky situations... I hold hands but I don't indulge in osculation.

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Post 90

John of Acklam

I have always had a penchant (inclination or liking) for penurious (poverty stricken, scanty or grudging and stingy ) possibly because I am a lot of the time (the first definition at least, I'm not owning up to the second or third).
In response to a call for x's how about xylem (woody tissue in the stem of a plant)
Can I also add to the definition of nimby that it's an acronym for the common cry of such people "Not In My Back Yard", but then you all knew that anyway.

J of A

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Post 91


"Potentate": a monarch or ruler.

As in "bluDragon is the potentate of Damogran."

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Post 92

TechnicolorYawn (Patron Saint of the Morally Moribund)

OK, beat this one..

vicissitude (vi-SIS-i-tyood), noun

1. A change or variation. The quality of being changeable; mutability.

2. Often vicissitudes. One of the sudden or unexpected changes or
shifts often encountered in one's life, activities, or surroundings.

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Post 93


I think I win the prize for last entry (alphabetically). Can anyone beat this?

zythum (Zy"thum), n.

a kind of beer; -- so called by the Egyptians. A kind of ancient malt beverage; a liquor made from malt and wheat. [Written also zythem.]

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Post 94


gentamicin n. A broad-spectrum antibiotic derived from an anctinomycete of the geunus Micromonospora.

xyster n. A surgical instrument for scraping bones.

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Post 95


Onomatopoetic - word describing a sound, eg. "things that go bump in the night", or: to hiss, to squeak.

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Post 96


Oh, and lugubrious is pretty good as well.

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Post 97

Magic Walrus

I like REAVE (vb 'pillage, rape, plunder') because its past tense has given us the Modern English adjective 'bereft'.


Post 98


I like this word I really do. Just cheers one up when your feeling down and that's always a good thing. It rolls of the tongue. Not sure it is a real word though, but we use it in my company all the time. Refering not to a person but to tool that organises and manages data.
There you go.

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Post 99


Tempestuous is a pretty cool word, much favoured by ex "It's a knockout" host Stuart Hall.

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Post 100


Urtication = Flagellation with fresh nettles

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