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#16 jannism

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Posted 29 April 2008 - 10:32 AM

compotation (noun) - A drinking party; the act of drinking together

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Posted 29 April 2008 - 11:32 AM

callipygian (adjective) - for those of us who are traditionally built...

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Posted 29 April 2008 - 06:18 PM

Leeward

This was a word one of my bosses used today when trying to persuade someone to work outside in the rain but on the 'leeward side' of the building!
It would have meant the bloke working at the 'leeward' side of the building which would have been partially sheltered from the rain!

Needless to say, it didnt work.

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Posted 30 April 2008 - 07:15 AM

hinny (noun) - 1. The offspring of a male horse and a female donkey. 2. Darling, sweetheart (Scottish and north-eastern expression)

My wife often calls me this and now I'm unsure as to which meaning she refers...

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Posted 30 April 2008 - 09:24 PM

callipygian (adjective) - for those of us who are traditionally built...

Yes, callipygious good ... steatopygious less so!

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Posted 02 May 2008 - 08:13 AM

bavardage (noun) - idle chatter [quite apt here]

#22 RachelF

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Posted 02 May 2008 - 08:43 AM

pococurante - someone who is indifferent or careless.

Incidentally, bavarder is the french for 'to chat'.
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Posted 12 May 2008 - 12:28 PM

bucolic (adjective) - relating to the countryside or those living there; pastoral; rural

(I spent years thinking it was related to ill-health)

Edited by jannism, 12 May 2008 - 12:29 PM.


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Posted 12 May 2008 - 02:00 PM

omphaloskeptic

One who contemplates or meditates upon one's navel.

#25 jannism

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Posted 15 May 2008 - 08:09 AM

Ochlophobia (noun) - an abnormal fear of crowds. Derived from the Greek Ochlos 'crowd' and phobia 'fear', in which case I think I have a mild case of ochlomisia...

#26 RachelF

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Posted 21 May 2008 - 09:37 AM

Facinorous (adjective) - extremely wicked
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Posted 21 May 2008 - 01:34 PM

corollary (noun) - something that directly follows - with little or no further proof - from some other proven thing; a natural or obvious consequence.

#28 RachelF

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Posted 21 May 2008 - 01:54 PM

Have you come across this book, jannism? It may appeal to you.


Foyle's Philavery

Edited by RachelF, 21 May 2008 - 01:55 PM.

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#29 jannism

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Posted 21 May 2008 - 02:03 PM

Hehe.

I made the briefest of allusions to that book in the initial post of this thread, which I started exactly ten minutes after this post.

So yes, RachelF. I have and I love it! ^_^

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Posted 21 May 2008 - 02:38 PM

Did you? Sorry I forgot. That's probably where I came across it! Doh! I just might have to order it. I see there's a sequel too.
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