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BS: Useful New Words

Flash Company 08 Aug 05 - 05:13 AM
Paul Burke 08 Aug 05 - 07:23 AM
Le Scaramouche 08 Aug 05 - 07:32 AM
Mr Red 08 Aug 05 - 07:33 AM
GUEST,Joe_F 08 Aug 05 - 09:37 AM
Emma B 08 Aug 05 - 10:01 AM
Flash Company 08 Aug 05 - 10:28 AM
mooman 08 Aug 05 - 10:38 AM
mack/misophist 08 Aug 05 - 10:53 AM
GUEST 08 Aug 05 - 10:56 AM
Clinton Hammond 08 Aug 05 - 12:16 PM
Strollin' Johnny 08 Aug 05 - 12:27 PM
Little Hawk 08 Aug 05 - 12:41 PM
Uncle_DaveO 08 Aug 05 - 02:29 PM
Tannywheeler 08 Aug 05 - 03:00 PM
Liz the Squeak 08 Aug 05 - 04:00 PM
John Hardly 08 Aug 05 - 04:08 PM
Cluin 08 Aug 05 - 04:24 PM
Paul Burke 09 Aug 05 - 04:51 AM
GUEST 09 Aug 05 - 05:11 AM
open mike 09 Aug 05 - 07:59 PM
R. Padgett 10 Aug 05 - 03:50 AM
GUEST,Mr Red 10 Aug 05 - 08:39 AM
GUEST 10 Aug 05 - 08:44 AM
skipy 10 Aug 05 - 09:25 AM
Liz the Squeak 10 Aug 05 - 02:25 PM
R. Padgett 11 Aug 05 - 10:29 AM
Flash Company 11 Aug 05 - 10:43 AM
GUEST,Clint Keller 11 Aug 05 - 06:03 PM
*daylia* 11 Aug 05 - 06:09 PM
Flash Company 12 Aug 05 - 10:45 AM
Celtaddict 12 Aug 05 - 07:23 PM
Paul Burke 13 Aug 05 - 08:28 AM
Liz the Squeak 13 Aug 05 - 11:12 AM
Mr Happy 20 May 06 - 02:09 PM
katlaughing 21 May 06 - 10:52 AM
wysiwyg 21 May 06 - 10:56 AM
GUEST 21 May 06 - 11:00 AM
Nigel Parsons 21 May 06 - 02:09 PM
GUEST 22 May 06 - 03:00 AM
JohnInKansas 22 May 06 - 04:04 AM
skipy 22 May 06 - 08:26 AM
skipy 22 May 06 - 12:42 PM
Bill D 22 May 06 - 12:56 PM
Bert 22 May 06 - 01:53 PM
skipy 23 May 06 - 08:23 AM
Bill D 23 May 06 - 09:50 AM
dick greenhaus 23 May 06 - 10:27 AM
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Subject: BS: Useful New Words
From: Flash Company
Date: 08 Aug 05 - 05:13 AM

Oliver Pritchett in The Telegraph at the weekend coined a useful new word:-

Umbilibling: A stud or ring inserted in the navel as decoration.

Well worth incorporating into the OED I think.

FC


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Subject: RE: BS: Useful New Words
From: Paul Burke
Date: 08 Aug 05 - 07:23 AM

How about a verb, to sherp. It's what Sherpas do- it means to do all the hard work, while someone else gets the credit.

"I've been sherping for you all these years.."


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Subject: RE: BS: Useful New Words
From: Le Scaramouche
Date: 08 Aug 05 - 07:32 AM

Well if one can butle, sherp sounds good.


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Subject: RE: BS: Useful New Words
From: Mr Red
Date: 08 Aug 05 - 07:33 AM

We coined a word to define the units of waffle based on the manager we had at the time. the Fergie (after his name - Ferguson)

However the actual size of the definitive unit was too large for normal use so we usually detected micro-Fergies in normal use.


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Subject: RE: BS: Useful New Words
From: GUEST,Joe_F
Date: 08 Aug 05 - 09:37 AM

Cf. the millihelen (the amount of facial beauty required to launch one ship) and the microhelen (the amount required to arouse one sailor).

It has annoyed me for a long time that English has no exact antonym of "slippery" -- that is, no word that means precisely "presenting much friction". I propose a plain word "rubby" & a fancy word "frictitious". Opportunities for metaphorical use abound: "We are getting into a rubby situation"; "Their marriage was frictitious but lubricious".

German words generally do not go over well into English, but I happened on one recently that would be a valuable addition to the language: "Besserwisserei". It means the habit of knowing better than one's neighbor, or thinking one does -- an amusement or vice particularly prevalent on the Internet, present company not excepted.

--- Joe Fineman    joe_f@verizon.net

||: Look yonder, partner, see that eagle rise. He was born on land, but he sure enjoys the skies. :||


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Subject: RE: BS: Useful New Words
From: Emma B
Date: 08 Aug 05 - 10:01 AM

Why look for new words when there are such glorious old ones that have fallen into disuse?

e.g. glumsh - be or look sulky or gloom
    to be in a glumsh....sullen or surly mood

    cawker - a glass of strong whisky taken in the morning

    boul - an obstinate old man

    rippet - the noise of great mirth

just a few of many from "The Old Scots Tongue" by Clieshbotham the Younger 1858


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Subject: RE: BS: Useful New Words
From: Flash Company
Date: 08 Aug 05 - 10:28 AM

Paul Burke... love the verb 'To Sherp', Spent most of my working life doing it!
Emma B... too late in the day here to raise a cawker to you, but I'll do it anyway, being a bit of a boul about such niceties as time!

FC


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Subject: RE: BS: Useful New Words
From: mooman
Date: 08 Aug 05 - 10:38 AM

One unit that is creeping in in the science fiction book world is:

the "hamilton" (= 1000 pages)

after the SF author Peter F. Hamilton who tends to write very long books indeed. Example:

"Have you seen the new Iain M. Banks novel? It's 0.6 hamiltons long."

Peace

moo


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Subject: RE: BS: Useful New Words
From: mack/misophist
Date: 08 Aug 05 - 10:53 AM

1 milton = the amount of force/strain needed to break a fitting. This term was once used by sailors on the bay, in honour of a crewman who was stronger than he needed to be.


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Subject: RE: BS: Useful New Words
From: GUEST
Date: 08 Aug 05 - 10:56 AM

Deplitavorte


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Subject: RE: BS: Useful New Words
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 08 Aug 05 - 12:16 PM

I kinda like "Automagically" (how most people think their computer works....)


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Subject: RE: BS: Useful New Words
From: Strollin' Johnny
Date: 08 Aug 05 - 12:27 PM

Or 'handraulic' - as in 'it doesn't work by electricity, it's handraulic'


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Subject: RE: BS: Useful New Words
From: Little Hawk
Date: 08 Aug 05 - 12:41 PM

B'ft'squillynock!


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Subject: RE: BS: Useful New Words
From: Uncle_DaveO
Date: 08 Aug 05 - 02:29 PM

Nothing new, but one of my favorite OLD words, which I use quite a bit, is slantindicular   Not horizontal, not vertical, but slantindicular.   Or, on a planar surface, neither parallel nor at right angles.

Dave Oesterreich


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Subject: RE: BS: Useful New Words
From: Tannywheeler
Date: 08 Aug 05 - 03:00 PM

Ummmm---Joe F, I think you'll find lots of (originally) German words that got adopted as "English". A LARGE percentage of Old or Middle English was derived from Germanic roots.       Tw


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Subject: RE: BS: Useful New Words
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 08 Aug 05 - 04:00 PM

rippet - the noise of great mirth

Isn't that the fart that won't stay quiet when its owner is overtaken by hysterical laughter?

I like Bummocks. It's a good word for swearing with in polite company.

I'm also fond of chesticles which should be self explanitory....

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: Useful New Words
From: John Hardly
Date: 08 Aug 05 - 04:08 PM

"rubby" roflmao!


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Subject: RE: BS: Useful New Words
From: Cluin
Date: 08 Aug 05 - 04:24 PM

A term going around the CanFolk circuit a few years ago: a lenny.

It is an extremely small physical adjustment of the direction of a stage monitor, possibly less than 1/2 a degree. Named in honour of Lenny Gallant by soundmen everywhere he has played.

"Uh, can you turn that monitor about three and a half lennies towards me? Thanks."

Or so Ray Bonneville said, anyway.


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Subject: RE: BS: Useful New Words
From: Paul Burke
Date: 09 Aug 05 - 04:51 AM

Is a lenny more or less than a cat's knock?

Germanic? OE WAS a Germanic language, that's where the Saxons came from!


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Subject: RE: BS: Useful New Words
From: GUEST
Date: 09 Aug 05 - 05:11 AM

Thrust


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Subject: RE: BS: Useful New Words
From: open mike
Date: 09 Aug 05 - 07:59 PM

ever heard of sniglets?
http://humor.about.com/cs/jokesfiles/p/ds042304.htm
one i often use is the job descroption of a waiter or waitress
who comes to your table with that gian pepper grinder tucked
under their arm pit....they are Peppiers....


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Subject: RE: BS: Useful New Words
From: R. Padgett
Date: 10 Aug 05 - 03:50 AM

A Pavarotti a £10 note (tenor)!


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Subject: RE: BS: Useful New Words
From: GUEST,Mr Red
Date: 10 Aug 05 - 08:39 AM

the antonym oF "slippery" is surely grippy or maybe sticky . There is a perfectly valid word in engineering - "stiction" which is friction without motion cf the friction during motion. Stiction is why it takes more force to get something started than when it is moving slowly and why gentle pushes can result in surges. But I ain't never see a word like stictious.

I think words like torpor and turgid would suffice for human relationships (or volatile at the other end of the continuum).


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Subject: RE: BS: Useful New Words
From: GUEST
Date: 10 Aug 05 - 08:44 AM

Eliapotarationation


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Subject: RE: BS: Useful New Words
From: skipy
Date: 10 Aug 05 - 09:25 AM

The word "stiction" was first coined during the mid 1970's to describe a critical tape/head condition that began to occur when the newer high speed tape drives were being introduced at that time. In effect, the computer tape that was manufactured prior to the mid-seventies was not completely compatible with the newer tape drives, and as a result, when certain conditions were present, the tapes would actually "stick" to the read-write heads, thus creating the term "stiction".

Skipy


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Subject: RE: BS: Useful New Words
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 10 Aug 05 - 02:25 PM

OOh... I like turgid...

Tumnescent is another one I like.....

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: Useful New Words
From: R. Padgett
Date: 11 Aug 05 - 10:29 AM

AWW Liz these conjure up some awful images, what do think they mean and pray in what context or shouldn't I ask!!

Ray


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Subject: RE: BS: Useful New Words
From: Flash Company
Date: 11 Aug 05 - 10:43 AM

Liz... A girl I used to work with reckoned that any word beginning with 'b' was a good substitute for swearing. She said 'When Keith annoys me I say OH BILLINGTON!, and I feel a lot better.'

FC


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Subject: RE: BS: Useful New Words
From: GUEST,Clint Keller
Date: 11 Aug 05 - 06:03 PM

Ran across a Japanese word by accident the other day:

wai-wai: the sound of an excited cute person.

I don't know it this fills anyone's need, but I'll try to use it.

clint

--and "slantindicular" has long been one of my favorite words.


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Subject: RE: BS: Useful New Words
From: *daylia*
Date: 11 Aug 05 - 06:09 PM

ooo this thread is spectaculous!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Useful New Words
From: Flash Company
Date: 12 Aug 05 - 10:45 AM

Or even Stupendular!

FC


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Subject: RE: BS: Useful New Words
From: Celtaddict
Date: 12 Aug 05 - 07:23 PM

FC: You may be onto something with the "b" idea. When really peeved at her two big brothers, or anyone else much bigger than she was, at three, my daughter would call them "bumbyflako" and there was no doubt they were being insulted.
LTS: I have long been fond of words that sound ruder than they are. Formicate: to swarm like ants.


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Subject: RE: BS: Useful New Words
From: Paul Burke
Date: 13 Aug 05 - 08:28 AM

Enough of the perisynousia and circumurination.


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Subject: RE: BS: Useful New Words
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 13 Aug 05 - 11:12 AM

turgid - swollen; inflated... like a river that flows slowly across a flood plain or one's own opinion of oneself.

tumescent (sorry, too many Ns in the first post) - swollen; partially distended, like a balloon three days after the party or a lazy lob-on.

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: Useful New Words
From: Mr Happy
Date: 20 May 06 - 02:09 PM

My current fave werd is 'Irregardless'!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Useful New Words
From: katlaughing
Date: 21 May 06 - 10:52 AM

Flash Company, I misread your initial posting and thought it said "Unbibleing" which I figure some folks were using in reference to the Da Vinci Code and the uproar it is causing in certain religious corners.:-)


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Subject: RE: BS: Useful New Words
From: wysiwyg
Date: 21 May 06 - 10:56 AM

Multifuntuated-- but you'll have to ask Bill D what it means.

~Susan


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Subject: RE: BS: Useful New Words
From: GUEST
Date: 21 May 06 - 11:00 AM

The word 'Blindmoose' is a good word but as for what it means.........No eyed deer!


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Subject: RE: BS: Useful New Words
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 21 May 06 - 02:09 PM

Flash Company & Celtaddict:

The comments about any word starting with "B.." being suitable for a swearword is only about 100 years too late:

MARGARET
How strange! Oh, Master! Master!--how shall I express the all-absorbing gratitude that--(about to throw herself at his feet).      

DESPARD
Now! (Warningly).   

MAR
Yes, I know, dear--it shan't occur again. (He is seated--she sits on the ground by him.) Shall I tell you one of poor Mad Margaret's odd thoughts? Well, then, when I am lying awake at night, and the pale moonlight streams through the latticed casement, strange fancies crowd upon my poor mad brain, and I sometimes think that if we could hit upon some word for you to use whenever I am about to relapse--some word that teems with hidden meaning--like "Basingstoke"--it might recall me to my saner self. For, after all, I am only Mad Margaret! Daft Meg! Poor Meg! He! he! he!   

DES
Poor child, she wanders! But soft--some one comes--Margaret--pray recollect yourself--Basingstoke, I beg! Margaret, if you don't Basingstoke at once, I shall be seriously angry.

MAR
(recovering herself). Basingstoke it is!



From Gilbert & Sullivan's Ruddigore (or The Witch's Curse)

Nigel


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Subject: RE: BS: Useful New Words
From: GUEST
Date: 22 May 06 - 03:00 AM

I asked my young daughter if she liked the garlic mushrooms which she had not tasted before. She replied "They're fungilicious"


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Subject: RE: BS: Useful New Words
From: JohnInKansas
Date: 22 May 06 - 04:04 AM

The word "stiction" was first coined during the mid 1970's

Rather doubtful. A recording tech may have discovered the word in the mid 1970s, but it was used in my 1950s high school physics book, which was an 11th edition probably only because a new edition made everyone buy new books - not because anything new was added.

In mechanics, the term has been most often used to describe the "stick-slip" phenomenon where a sliding object doesn't move smoothly. The "static coefficient of friction" would normally be used in full for something not moving, to describe the force required to produce the first motion. "Coefficient of friction" applies to the steady force required in most sliding situations, when the motion is smooth or when the measurement is too crude to detect variations. "Stiction" usually is applied only where a "grabby" surface causes irregular motion after intial sliding begins.

The usage, as you describe it, would be an appropriate one, but I believe the term is much older than that.

So far as I know the term probably has been around since the 1800s, although I don't have references at hand for documentating anything that might be a "first usage."

John


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Subject: RE: BS: Useful New Words
From: skipy
Date: 22 May 06 - 08:26 AM

I'm VERY, VERY fond of chesticles, but thats no secret.
Skipy


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Subject: RE: BS: Useful New Words
From: skipy
Date: 22 May 06 - 12:42 PM

Grutle
Draggle
Frote
Skipy


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Subject: RE: BS: Useful New Words
From: Bill D
Date: 22 May 06 - 12:56 PM

my wife's mother used to rent a room to a guy who had this habit of opening the refrigerator and eating half of whatever leftover was there....and then half of the remainder. Soon there was this tiny bite left that was not big enough for a serving, but which you hated to throw away...so he got the honor of having an entire food category named for him....the weisiger

"Hon, is there any of the chocolate cake left?"
"Only about a weisiger...sorry"

a VERY useful word, and it even sounds right.


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Subject: RE: BS: Useful New Words
From: Bert
Date: 22 May 06 - 01:53 PM

Then there's that mic cable that intermittently cuts out while you're singing. That should be called a DeFranco.


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Subject: RE: BS: Useful New Words
From: skipy
Date: 23 May 06 - 08:23 AM

dasypygal (da-si-PYE-gul) adjective. Having hairy buttocks.
Skipy


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Subject: RE: BS: Useful New Words
From: Bill D
Date: 23 May 06 - 09:50 AM

I guess it would be interesting to have a dasypygalous ischial callosity.


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Subject: RE: BS: Useful New Words
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 23 May 06 - 10:27 AM

Thurber created "carcinomenclature" for malignant neologisms.


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Subject: RE: BS: Useful New Words
From: Chief Chaos
Date: 23 May 06 - 10:43 AM

For supposedly intelligent people who acted retarded my brother combined the words moron and retard to come up with "Motard". It sounds cruel out of context but witness the following:

"This administration is certainly motarded!"


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Subject: RE: BS: Useful New Words
From: Kaleea
Date: 23 May 06 - 03:47 PM

And Bugs Bunny said, "Wotta maroon!"


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