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1RickHarsch
apr 22, 2011, 2:26pm

laphroig

2Porius
apr 22, 2011, 3:04pm

Maenad

3RickHarsch
apr 22, 2011, 3:36pm

ademan

4Sandydog1
apr 23, 2011, 1:18pm

parakeet!

5Sandydog1
apr 23, 2011, 10:41pm

tatterdemalion
cartasons
piscicultural
crocutus
cunny-fructify
tremulous
cercopitheci...

Finally! I finally, after over a year on and off, have finished with Rabelais!

6Porius
apr 23, 2011, 11:04pm

Finished or finished with or both. Tatterdemalion is a great word. Piscicultural, well I don't know, sounds on the, nah, it's just fine.

7Sandydog1
apr 24, 2011, 8:22am

Yes both I guess, Por. What a long strange trip it's been. It's a great book to be savored, like Clif Fadimon suggests, a dozen or so pages at a time.

8Porius
apr 24, 2011, 1:17pm

Many books can be enjoyed that way.

9RickHarsch
apr 26, 2011, 11:18am

rheum

10RickHarsch
apr 26, 2011, 11:19am

battleaxe

11RickHarsch
apr 26, 2011, 11:21am

amboge, flexuosity

12RickHarsch
apr 26, 2011, 11:21am

amboge, flexuosity

13RickHarsch
apr 26, 2011, 11:25am

desultories, in the equine sense

14RickHarsch
apr 27, 2011, 12:18pm

pandemonium

15anna_in_pdx
apr 27, 2011, 1:13pm

Nefandous. Chris just learned this word yesterday while reading the third book of the Cthulu series.

16RickHarsch
apr 27, 2011, 4:25pm

fandango

17slickdpdx
apr 29, 2011, 12:07pm

desquamations

18RickHarsch
apr 29, 2011, 12:10pm

squamous

19Mr.Durick
apr 29, 2011, 4:06pm

How do you pronounce that?

Robert

20RickHarsch
apr 29, 2011, 4:08pm

You simply step on a jellyfish.

21ChocolateMuse
maj 3, 2011, 1:40am

I regularly carry a jellyfish for that purpose.

22RickHarsch
maj 3, 2011, 2:00am

Yes, I've heard of you people who are by birth unable to pass a day without spouting 'squamous'. I guess one gets used to anything.

23RickHarsch
maj 3, 2011, 4:57pm

Heigh-ho?

24RickHarsch
maj 31, 2011, 2:41pm

glamph

25RickHarsch
maj 31, 2011, 2:41pm

oederite

26Sandydog1
jun 5, 2011, 11:22am

mansuetude

(Did I post on an obsolete thread - 'sposed to use this one, I guess)

27MeditationesMartini
jun 5, 2011, 11:33am

manservantuetude

28slickdpdx
jun 20, 2011, 11:58am

papillaceous

29ChocolateMuse
jun 20, 2011, 10:51pm

flabbergasted.

Hey we haven't seen much of Rick lately. Are you out there Rick?

32anna_in_pdx
jun 21, 2011, 11:30am

29 I was just thinking the same thing. Was he going on a trip somewhere?

33copyedit52
jun 21, 2011, 12:04pm

A couple of weeks ago Rick said he would be going to India around now.

34RickHarsch
Redigeret: maj 29, 2012, 5:41am

intubulated

I am IN HERE, thanks for asking. I am going to India on the 29th, expecting martinimartini about the 25th.

I would like to suggest that on this page we supply definitions, though I refuse to be the first.

Otherwise, I am busy selling books. We haven't gotten to the English language countries yet, Ireland and England being targets, but I am awful close to covering publisher costs after which I get 50% minus 15 to my editor. The publisher will pay my agent. I will let you know when I get it on Amazon UK if I manage (in august).

reviews have been great so far, my favorite a woman in Belgium who missed her train stop because she was caught up in the book. Someone else shouted 'it's great' to my wife as she drove by her.

My reading has been haphazard til this past weekend when I picked up Slavoj Žižik's Defense of Lost Causes. Powys is shelved til the return from India.

Meanwhile I fell a long ways down some stairs in Maribor at a friend's apartment, which left me with two remarkable bruises on my ass and a pain in the back that causes an unseemly limp. I also fell into a pond there and rode a Lipizzaner with an enormous cock that I touched briefly, shocking my friend's father, my reason being that it is not something many can say they have done. Tonight I was teaching my son how to whittle and gave him an excellent lesson in what not to do, slicing my thumb so bad it was still bleeding three hours later when I took the bandage off. The second lesson is to leave the bandage on.

35Porius
Redigeret: jun 21, 2011, 4:45pm

Rick old boy you've got to be more careful. Or you will whittle yourself away to next to nothing. I' still pondering the pond story.
http://www.lipizzaner.com/images/intropic_1.jpg
How did you manage to come in such close proximity with the horses member. A members' only moment, doubtless. Who needs Powys, already.

36slickdpdx
jun 21, 2011, 4:42pm

You'd think the Lippenzaner touch would have changed your luck. Seems like the kind of thing that would, if anything could.

37copyedit52
jun 21, 2011, 4:52pm

He's a wildman, this Rick Harsch. No doubt about it.

38geneg
jun 21, 2011, 5:12pm

Sounds to me, Peter, like Rick could teach you some tricks about leading the life authorial. Start with a big bottle of slivovitz and work from there.

39copyedit52
jun 21, 2011, 5:31pm

I like my thumb, gene. It's what I use to grip my pen.

40RickHarsch
jun 21, 2011, 5:41pm

On the way to a book event in Ljubljana I was given by neighbors of a woman we picked up in mountains near Lj a large shot of Slivo, about 2 deciliters, which is to say at least two shots. dictated by politesse I quaffed it...had a good night.

Re lipdick: it was just a-hangin there within a stoop and a reach...

41Sandydog1
jun 23, 2011, 10:50pm

flabellum

42RickHarsch
jun 26, 2011, 1:41pm

flagellum---the one where you have to use a vice to hold the two parts together for 10 hours.

43RickHarsch
jun 26, 2011, 1:42pm

'I like my thumb, gene. It's what I use to grip my pen.' one of my favorite June posts.

44slickdpdx
jul 11, 2011, 7:26pm

borborygm

45Sandydog1
jul 11, 2011, 7:44pm

traduce

46Sandydog1
jul 11, 2011, 7:48pm

seiche

47copyedit52
jul 11, 2011, 7:50pm

I second seiche

48RickHarsch
jul 12, 2011, 7:05am

tounce

49Sandydog1
jul 12, 2011, 8:03pm

anabasis

50RickHarsch
jul 15, 2011, 11:13pm

katabasis

51Sandydog1
jul 16, 2011, 10:43pm

Ah, Rick, 'such the "downer"...

52absurdeist
jul 16, 2011, 11:22pm

Valium

53RickHarsch
jul 17, 2011, 12:47am

Quaalude

54absurdeist
jul 17, 2011, 1:26am

Pieroin

55tomcatMurr
jul 17, 2011, 7:07am

clitwart

56RickHarsch
jul 17, 2011, 7:44am

bachmaniasma

57absurdeist
jul 17, 2011, 10:13am

rectalthermometer

58RickHarsch
jul 17, 2011, 10:57am

the-modulus-of-elasticity

59Porius
jul 17, 2011, 11:20am

The ineluctable bo-diddley of the risible.

60Sandydog1
jul 17, 2011, 6:30pm

glebe

61RickHarsch
jul 17, 2011, 11:19pm

the grievous grebe of the glabrous glade

62RickHarsch
jul 17, 2011, 11:19pm

...of the risible

63Sandydog1
jul 18, 2011, 9:45pm

That's one pissed-off podiceps...

64anna_in_pdx
jul 19, 2011, 2:08pm

chthonian

65slickdpdx
jul 19, 2011, 4:15pm

subfusc

66RickHarsch
jul 19, 2011, 5:17pm

subchthonian

67Sandydog1
jul 19, 2011, 7:33pm

sempiternal

68RickHarsch
jul 21, 2011, 1:50am

fancypants

69ChocolateMuse
jul 25, 2011, 8:34pm

sprezzatura

70copyedit52
jul 26, 2011, 6:51pm

Valium ... Quaalude ... and ... Pieroin?

71absurdeist
jul 26, 2011, 6:58pm

yessirree!

And don't forget "rectalthermometer" -- as Archie & Edith once sang at the opening of All in the Family, "those werrrrrrrrrrreeeee the dayyyyyyyyys"

72copyedit52
jul 31, 2011, 5:14pm

Sturm und Drang

73dmsteyn
aug 3, 2011, 5:11am

Otiose

74absurdeist
Redigeret: aug 3, 2011, 7:03pm

collossal tits

testosterone

75Sandydog1
aug 3, 2011, 9:48pm

abecedarian

76dmsteyn
aug 5, 2011, 10:26am

cloaca (as in a sewer, not a, well, yeah)

77PeterKein
aug 5, 2011, 10:51am

>34 RickHarsch:

The way most of my father's wisdom was passed onto me - via negativa... viz. dont do it that this way....

78Porius
aug 6, 2011, 6:39pm

cnicin

79Tuirgin
Redigeret: aug 6, 2011, 6:43pm

cnicin

(ˈknaɪsɪn)

f. L. cnīc-us (see below) + -in.

A bitter principle obtained from the leaves of Cnicus benedictus, and other Composite plants.

1863–72 Watts Dict. Chem. I. 1029 Cnicin forms white transparent silky needles, having a pure bitter taste.

(OED)

80Porius
Redigeret: aug 6, 2011, 6:53pm

81Sandydog1
aug 6, 2011, 7:18pm

inspissate

82Porius
aug 6, 2011, 7:44pm

incrassate

83dmsteyn
Redigeret: aug 7, 2011, 8:38am

Denne meddelelse er blevet slettet af dens forfatter.

84tomcatMurr
Redigeret: aug 7, 2011, 10:18am

AWESOME (I love this word. It really does express a feeling of positive awe, and has the added benefit of making me feel so young when I use it)

85Porius
aug 7, 2011, 11:25am

capriole

86Sandydog1
aug 7, 2011, 12:32pm

Oh, I know that one; that's what I love to get on my sammich at the Italian deli!

87PeterKein
Redigeret: aug 8, 2011, 9:08pm

paseo

&

heteroclite

88Porius
aug 9, 2011, 9:47pm

lagotic

89RickHarsch
aug 10, 2011, 6:06am

langur

90RickHarsch
aug 10, 2011, 6:06am

languor

91RickHarsch
aug 10, 2011, 6:06am

linger

92RickHarsch
aug 10, 2011, 6:07am

ligula, liguloid, liguliform, especially ligula

93RickHarsch
aug 10, 2011, 6:08am

lingereeeeeeee

94RickHarsch
aug 10, 2011, 6:09am

languescent

95RickHarsch
aug 10, 2011, 6:09am

lagopous

96RickHarsch
aug 10, 2011, 6:10am

laggard

97RickHarsch
Redigeret: aug 10, 2011, 6:11am

lagoon--bad French for the thug

99dmsteyn
aug 10, 2011, 8:17am

lingulate

100RickHarsch
aug 10, 2011, 9:44am

I have two excellent brass lingams, one just bought in India. As opposed to my balls...

101RickHarsch
Redigeret: aug 10, 2011, 8:35pm

99> I prefer when she lingues me early.

102PeterKein
aug 10, 2011, 10:58am

tonsure - it just feels good saying it

103Porius
aug 10, 2011, 11:04am

lutulent

104anna_in_pdx
aug 10, 2011, 11:26am

thaumaturge

105PeterKein
aug 10, 2011, 11:27am

did I upset the universe? Is it 'L' day or something? lutulent is a wonderful word.. I will use it to denigrate a colleague's consciousness post-haste.

106Porius
aug 10, 2011, 11:42am

cincture

107RickHarsch
aug 10, 2011, 8:35pm

More to the point: tincture

108MeditationesMartini
aug 10, 2011, 8:37pm

TORSION

109Porius
aug 11, 2011, 1:08pm

terraqueous

110RickHarsch
aug 11, 2011, 4:26pm

Name of one of my turtles, who had been run over or something, a giant, shell deformed: Terrapinstein.

111Sandydog1
aug 11, 2011, 7:30pm

tergiversate

112Porius
aug 11, 2011, 7:45pm

or tergiversation: abandoning cause or irreligion.

113RickHarsch
aug 12, 2011, 2:32pm

there you go, complete with definitions, that's the way it should be

or, as Haiku

Complete the way it should
be without definitions
Did you not go there?

114Sandydog1
aug 12, 2011, 5:07pm

anile

115RickHarsch
Redigeret: aug 13, 2011, 4:30am

anole--commonly mistakenly called a chameleon

116urania1
aug 13, 2011, 5:48pm

perfricate

117RickHarsch
aug 13, 2011, 6:45pm

imperfricate

118urania1
aug 13, 2011, 7:53pm

fric'n fricative imperfric perfrication

119RickHarsch
aug 14, 2011, 5:36pm

fork

120slickdpdx
aug 15, 2011, 12:14pm

rotgut

121Macumbeira
aug 15, 2011, 12:45pm

crotchrot

122isabelle612
aug 15, 2011, 1:34pm


Absquatulate

123RickHarsch
aug 15, 2011, 7:12pm

second absquatulate

124MeditationesMartini
aug 15, 2011, 7:19pm

yunk

125slickdpdx
aug 15, 2011, 7:46pm

Absquatulate is no refudiate.

126Sandydog1
aug 15, 2011, 10:01pm

noumenon

127isabelle612
aug 16, 2011, 2:45am

abderian

128isabelle612
aug 16, 2011, 2:45am

pyknic

129slickdpdx
aug 16, 2011, 5:26pm

tomfoolery

130isabelle612
aug 17, 2011, 2:01am

Mallemaroking, basorexia, brontide.

Brontide is my favourite word. Ever.

131absurdeist
Redigeret: aug 17, 2011, 2:52am

Well, not quite my favourite word ever (pleasure to make your acquaintance, isabelle!), but in reading tonight, Isaac Babel's story, "In the Basement," came across the word

brio

"My schoolmates listened mouths agape to the fantastic tale I told with so much brio,..."

132RickHarsch
aug 17, 2011, 4:39am

And just then, Feodor bit off the end of my brio--

133isabelle612
aug 17, 2011, 12:29pm

Actually, I am known for having lots of brio! ha ha ... And I don't like it when someone bites off the end of my brioche... Nice to meet you too! Both of you.

134anna_in_pdx
aug 17, 2011, 12:38pm

I love "brio" too. It is one of those words that comes from music, I think. We need to use those words more!

"He's a bit piano for my taste" - Admiral Croft from Persuasion

135slickdpdx
Redigeret: aug 17, 2011, 2:01pm

Not a grand piano?

syzygy

136RickHarsch
aug 17, 2011, 7:07pm

farthing

(Slick--I dated his Syz. sister in high school)

137Sandydog1
aug 17, 2011, 7:46pm

brannigan

138RickHarsch
aug 17, 2011, 7:51pm

You mean the P.I. starring Stacey Keach?

139Sandydog1
aug 17, 2011, 8:01pm

Did Brannigan ever put on a brannigan?

140RickHarsch
aug 17, 2011, 8:13pm

He put dozens of them behind bars.

141RickHarsch
aug 18, 2011, 5:54am

gigantomachy

142isabelle612
aug 18, 2011, 6:08am

batrachophagous

143isabelle612
aug 18, 2011, 4:22pm

Umbrage. Great word. Just stole it from Freeque Enrique.

144anna_in_pdx
aug 18, 2011, 5:17pm

Hopefully he won't take any at you.

145isabelle612
aug 19, 2011, 3:15am

I'm perturbed.

146RickHarsch
aug 19, 2011, 3:55am

perturbation

147Sandydog1
aug 19, 2011, 6:36am

desipient

148slickdpdx
aug 19, 2011, 10:45am

I thought that'd be the antonym of incipient. Like "never happening" or something. I was wrong, apparently, unless with use it came to mean what it does. I can see how it might. No OED at hand.

149dmsteyn
aug 19, 2011, 2:54pm

peccant

150Sandydog1
aug 20, 2011, 6:53pm

obeah

As in "hey you, come obeah!"

151dmsteyn
aug 21, 2011, 1:40pm

hereticate

152henkmet
aug 22, 2011, 10:49am

>134 anna_in_pdx: when discussing a CD project our conductor asked what were the 'tutti costs' ...

153anna_in_pdx
aug 22, 2011, 11:26am

152: I love it!

155RickHarsch
aug 24, 2011, 6:01pm

frag

156DanMat
aug 24, 2011, 7:05pm

fellmonger

157RickHarsch
aug 24, 2011, 7:28pm

any monger will do here

158MeditationesMartini
aug 24, 2011, 7:35pm

'climinalistic'

159RickHarsch
aug 24, 2011, 7:39pm

clitoralistically

160PabloItalo
aug 24, 2011, 8:13pm

decay

161tomcatMurr
aug 24, 2011, 8:24pm

Welcome! (to pabloItalo, who seems to have recently joined both the salon and LT!!)

162RickHarsch
Redigeret: aug 28, 2011, 3:04pm

deracinate. (benvenuti, Pablo)

163DanMat
aug 25, 2011, 11:20am

clerisy (merhba Pablo)

157: Even the whoremonger? Wait, don't answer that...on a sidenote, whoremongery is a nice word.

164Sandydog1
aug 25, 2011, 11:26am

comminute

165dmsteyn
aug 25, 2011, 12:26pm

nympholepsy

166RickHarsch
aug 28, 2011, 3:05pm

ratfink

167urania1
aug 28, 2011, 5:30pm

lachrymose

168slickdpdx
Redigeret: aug 29, 2011, 10:37am

impeccable

another that sounds like what it means

169pyrocow
sep 1, 2011, 7:00pm

torschlusspanik

170RickHarsch
sep 2, 2011, 1:38pm

urgestrian

171MeditationesMartini
sep 2, 2011, 2:38pm

whereas

172MeditationesMartini
sep 2, 2011, 2:40pm

gibes

173MeditationesMartini
sep 2, 2011, 2:40pm

japes

174MeditationesMartini
sep 2, 2011, 2:40pm

gambols

175geneg
sep 2, 2011, 4:50pm

gumballs

176theaelizabet
sep 2, 2011, 5:25pm

swizzle sticks

177anna_in_pdx
sep 2, 2011, 5:44pm

geoducks

178RickHarsch
sep 3, 2011, 4:32am

whereass

179urania1
sep 3, 2011, 12:56pm

interdisciplinary spanking

180urania1
sep 3, 2011, 12:56pm

pubic health

181absurdeist
Redigeret: sep 3, 2011, 3:46pm

178> I love that one, Rick!

179> classic! And, um, how's your "pubic health" dear?

and since we're speaking of pubic health, how 'bout a mouthful of a word from Ulysses:

contransmagnificandjewbangtantiality

word above's no joke. ImNotDedalus (remember him, our first genius academic hereabouts?; besides Murr, of course) defines the word here.

also, Murr's explication of the same word.

182Sandydog1
sep 3, 2011, 4:41pm

sciamachy

183RickHarsch
sep 3, 2011, 6:08pm

word for the day: gefundite

appreciations to Ur for interdisciplinary spanking

and DanMesicknthrowp for the references, the two blues, brillaint tag team litwrestling, i think Murr especially has jimmy down

184Macumbeira
sep 4, 2011, 9:17am

181 still impressive after all these years

who was this jjskye ? A first rebel ? an avatar ? : )

185urania1
sep 4, 2011, 11:21am

Would someone please explain to me what penal code is?

Confused in Tennessee

186absurdeist
Redigeret: sep 4, 2011, 11:34am

184> Isn't it? So much material there just waiting to be discovered, re-explored. Ahhh, jj. I sincerely miss her (and her creative quilts). May The Quest's first casualty ever R.I.V.P.

U, if you have Kafka's The Penal Colony handy, it may help illumine your inquiry.

187urania1
sep 4, 2011, 1:39pm

>186 absurdeist: Never ask a misanthropic Dick anything.

188RickHarsch
sep 4, 2011, 3:02pm

Ur, a visit to any male locker room will answer 93% of your question.

189urania1
sep 4, 2011, 5:03pm

Rick,

Be more specific.

190RickHarsch
sep 4, 2011, 5:30pm

93.71899999%

191RickHarsch
sep 4, 2011, 5:31pm

Exhibit A: Two stalls side by side: does one look?

192urania1
sep 4, 2011, 5:33pm

Do stalls look? And if so where? Much confused.

193Sandydog1
sep 5, 2011, 12:27pm

lapidation

I just found a choice use of this word in, A Tramp Abroad.

194RickHarsch
sep 5, 2011, 1:31pm

Urp,

stalls look
royal one
or not

Jeanie Tayla

195dmsteyn
sep 5, 2011, 2:09pm

auriferous (like this forum)

196anna_in_pdx
sep 5, 2011, 4:55pm

Pelagic

197urania1
sep 5, 2011, 5:17pm

196 is that like Peptobismal?

198RickHarsch
sep 5, 2011, 6:37pm

patagia

199landskip
sep 5, 2011, 6:41pm

cocasse

200Sandydog1
sep 5, 2011, 9:32pm

alula

201RickHarsch
sep 6, 2011, 6:49am

essacoque

202urania1
sep 6, 2011, 11:12am

Rick what kind of chicken is an essa. Show pictures please.

203urania1
sep 6, 2011, 11:13am

Or more to the point what is essa.

204geneg
sep 6, 2011, 11:57am

When I lived in DC during the sixties, I and some friends would go to Baltimore to the strip clubs. They were very easy to find. Just head for the big Pepto-Bismol sign. It was visible from all over downtown and signified the armpit of Baltimore.

205RickHarsch
sep 6, 2011, 12:23pm

As Chico Marx would say, 'essa good one, eh boss?'

206RickHarsch
sep 6, 2011, 12:23pm

Gene, lqarl, but apropos of what?

207geneg
sep 6, 2011, 12:25pm

Urania at #197 reminded me of that sign. At the time, it was the quintessential landmark of downtown Baltimore.

208Porius
sep 6, 2011, 12:32pm

Baltimore always con-jurrs up images of Brooks Robinson, Jim Palmer, Frank Robinson, Mike Cuellar (spelling?), Johnny Unitas and Raymond Berry.

And the movie DINER.

ESSACOQUE, a Rick made-up werd, distaffruester? Essa can always signal Jesus the Christ. Or as old Melville would say: cockadoodledoo.

209urania1
sep 6, 2011, 12:47pm

I am still not any closer to enlightenment than I was. Alas a lass.

210RickHarsch
sep 6, 2011, 1:07pm

I remember the big sign in Detroit: ESSACOQUE, you could see it from the French neighborhood in Toronto...

Paul Blair! Cuellar is indeed Cuellar, that screwball. Mark Belanger: what a pleasing name, though it was tough for him to coax a ball into the gap when he batted.

And that, of course brings up those wild visitors of the whorehouses beneath that giant Exxon sign that gave fair Detroit light: Norm Cash (.361), Mickey Lolich, Denny McClain, and another gorgeous name: Al Kaline, and Bill Freehan...Dave Campbell!

211geneg
sep 6, 2011, 1:10pm

My bat, when I played Little League was named for Ferris Fain. I hit six home runs with that sucker one year.

212urania1
sep 6, 2011, 1:21pm

I get it. Like a Peptobismal bottle essacoque is a phallic symbol as in urania says to beloved "Essa cocoque! And what a coque it essa. Oh baby I come." . . . or something to that effect.

213slickdpdx
sep 6, 2011, 3:17pm

211: Don't you mean that you "homered" six times?

214Porius
Redigeret: sep 6, 2011, 3:30pm

Al Kaline. A single to right field. Al would lope in and gather in the ball and prepare to make the routine throw to second. Meanwhile the guy who hit the single would take a big turn towards second, for no apparent reason, and Al of course bluffed his routine throw to second, snapped a laser to first as the runner tried desperately to double back. Result: out by five feet. They don't play that game within the game these days, do they?

215RickHarsch
sep 6, 2011, 5:16pm

Vladimir Guerrero will have been the last. Also the last to simply decide to keep running no matter what. And of course, Clemente probably rarely got an out at first because of his reputation.

216dmsteyn
sep 8, 2011, 11:04am

ghoti (yes, I know it's not a real word)

217urania1
sep 8, 2011, 4:30pm

proleptic

218RickHarsch
sep 8, 2011, 4:41pm

gonif

219RickHarsch
sep 8, 2011, 4:41pm

antileptic

220RickHarsch
sep 8, 2011, 4:41pm

dysleptic

221RickHarsch
sep 8, 2011, 4:41pm

cryptoleptic

222RickHarsch
sep 8, 2011, 4:42pm

prokleptic

223theaelizabet
sep 8, 2011, 4:50pm

dyspeptic

224RickHarsch
sep 8, 2011, 6:37pm

dysapoplectic

225Sandydog1
sep 10, 2011, 2:12pm

apoplectic

226RickHarsch
sep 10, 2011, 2:43pm

ineptic

227slickdpdx
sep 10, 2011, 5:24pm

voluptuary

228baswood
sep 10, 2011, 5:35pm

puppyism

229Porius
sep 10, 2011, 6:09pm

hirrient

230guido47
Redigeret: sep 10, 2011, 8:00pm

too many posts to read, but a word I have loved for at least 50 years...

Velleity, perhaps a reflection on my personality?

Guido.

231Porius
sep 10, 2011, 8:05pm

A rare word indeed guido47, i had a slight inclination to look it up but decided against it.

232slickdpdx
sep 10, 2011, 11:56pm

LQARL, having looked it up...

233urania1
sep 11, 2011, 12:03am

Also LQARL, having looked it up.

234RickHarsch
sep 11, 2011, 1:08pm

moribund velleity is one of my favorite phrases

235Porius
sep 11, 2011, 1:47pm

haecceity

236guido47
sep 11, 2011, 11:53pm

#235,

What a beautiful word for a Haiku.

237slickdpdx
sep 11, 2011, 11:57pm

Makes me think of the hee haw show. I am probably pronouncing it wrong.

238Porius
Redigeret: sep 12, 2011, 12:39am

hek-see-i-tee, not unrelated to quiddity, or the essence or nature of a thing. To go on, that which, maybe, answers the question (not so perfect for haiku, maybe), quid est=what is it?

A subtle distinction; cavil, quibble.

Something intangible.

Maybe g47, I try not to think about haiku too much. The more you analyze the worse it is for you.

239Macumbeira
sep 12, 2011, 1:28am

that word is a haiku on itself

240Sandydog1
sep 17, 2011, 9:46pm

matutinal

I've a busy day tomorrow, time to call it a day...

241anna_in_pdx
okt 26, 2011, 12:42pm

concatenate

242citygirl
okt 26, 2011, 12:50pm

cakesniffer

243slickdpdx
Redigeret: okt 26, 2011, 2:06pm

242: Another word for a dieter? Oh, now I see its something a bit more per-Snickety!

244Porius
okt 26, 2011, 2:24pm

Peck-sniffer

245citygirl
okt 26, 2011, 3:06pm

Funny, slick. It's true. When I did a fast a few months ago, I did a lot of food sniffing. Surprising how satisfying it was.

Por, I don't know what means. Do I want to know what that means?

246Porius
okt 26, 2011, 3:13pm

Just being silly. Mr. Pecksniff from Dickens.

247citygirl
okt 26, 2011, 3:49pm

Oh. Haven't read Chuzzlewit. Damn! Just when I was feeling well-read!

circumfusion

248Porius
Redigeret: okt 26, 2011, 4:42pm

249RickHarsch
nov 4, 2011, 9:33am

harp

250Mr.Durick
nov 4, 2011, 6:23pm

harpy

251slickdpdx
nov 4, 2011, 7:03pm

I read a story in Brooklyn Noir last week that used 'harp' as a derogatory term for Irishmen.

252baswood
nov 4, 2011, 7:38pm

Harp larger - an irish larger brewed at the Guinness brewery

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harp_Lager

253citygirl
nov 5, 2011, 7:09am

pancakes

As in, I'm craving them and about to see if I can convince Husband to take me to IHOP right now. Wish me luck!

254RickHarsch
nov 5, 2011, 12:48pm

husbands suck. take it from me, I've been one for...well, I don't know, but a while, at least a decade

255RickHarsch
nov 5, 2011, 12:48pm

suck

256Mr.Durick
nov 5, 2011, 2:40pm

IHOP

257RickHarsch
nov 5, 2011, 2:57pm

POHI--Personal Orodontal Hygiene Instructor

IHOP--I Had an Orgasm, Paul

258slickdpdx
jan 19, 2012, 1:13pm

Rumbustious!

259quicksiva
jan 19, 2012, 4:27pm

aporia

260MeditationesMartini
jan 19, 2012, 11:56pm

bishonen

261guido47
jan 20, 2012, 3:39am

OK, I give up, Not in my OED.

262MeditationesMartini
jan 20, 2012, 4:10am

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bishōnen

(I posted the song over in urania's thread.)

263Sandydog1
maj 28, 2012, 10:17am

thagomizer

264anna_in_pdx
maj 28, 2012, 3:01pm

263: let's hear it for Gary Larsen. A true genius!

265RickHarsch
maj 28, 2012, 8:00pm

geophagous

266Mr.Durick
maj 28, 2012, 8:17pm

dammit, they're fish. I thought they'd be people who ate worlds.

Robert

267RickHarsch
Redigeret: maj 29, 2012, 5:38am

you mean the orbophages?

268Sandydog1
maj 29, 2012, 9:06pm

264 (oh, Anna Dear),

I didn't even know that term's origins. Hilarious! I picked that one up while reading Spalding's Dinosaur Hunters. There was absolutely no reference to one of our most famous of naturalists, Mr. Larsen.

269Sandydog1
jul 7, 2012, 8:07pm

Opprobious

Look out, I haven't been so full of it since I read Rabelais

'Currently reading Milton.

270RidgewayGirl
jul 18, 2012, 9:44am

cullion

271Porius
jul 18, 2012, 11:58am

A rascally fellow.

272anna_in_pdx
jul 18, 2012, 12:00pm

Enantiomer which is a term in chemistry (which I did NOT ever take in school) meaning non superimposable mirror image (yes, I don't understand that either). Funnily enough, the word was used in a political article discussing similar-yet-different congressional campaigns. I am impressed by the policy wonk using such a high octane word.

273RickHarsch
jul 19, 2012, 1:43pm

haughty

274baswood
jul 19, 2012, 5:27pm

wellaway

275RickHarsch
jul 19, 2012, 5:53pm

frump

276Sandydog1
jul 21, 2012, 5:40pm

draff

277Porius
jul 21, 2012, 5:53pm

Johnson 1755: sweepings, refuse, lees, dregs. eg, a draff of filthy errors - 1755; of filthy stories -1205.
Residue of husks after fernenration of grain. Feed for cattle.
draf - Old Norse
trebir - Old High German
drob - Russian

- a draff of wickershams.

278RickHarsch
aug 1, 2012, 5:02pm

knout

280RickHarsch
aug 1, 2012, 6:17pm

lqarl

281RickHarsch
sep 29, 2012, 6:53pm

snout

282Sandydog1
okt 29, 2012, 6:17pm

tempest

283tomcatMurr
okt 29, 2012, 10:20pm

dejecta

284RickHarsch
okt 31, 2012, 6:15am

mortambulo

285Sandydog1
nov 3, 2012, 5:13pm

marathon

286RickHarsch
nov 6, 2012, 5:56am

tripartisan

287anna_in_pdx
nov 6, 2012, 11:27am

landslide

288RickHarsch
nov 6, 2012, 3:36pm

avelaunch

289baswood
nov 15, 2012, 6:08pm

lunch

290ChocolateMuse
nov 16, 2012, 1:27am

^ especially in France.

291Mr.Durick
nov 16, 2012, 4:47am

Especially at the Costco food court.

Robert

292ChocolateMuse
nov 16, 2012, 4:56am

delurk

293Macumbeira
nov 16, 2012, 1:59pm

especially at "La Perouse" in Paris

294Mr.Durick
nov 16, 2012, 4:09pm

Especially the hot turkey and provolone sandwich at Costco.

Robert

295urania1
nov 16, 2012, 8:59pm

puissant as in the most high, noble, and puissant urania.

296RickHarsch
nov 17, 2012, 12:51pm

pissant

297Sandydog1
nov 17, 2012, 9:43pm

pissoire

298baswood
nov 18, 2012, 5:16pm

epistle

299Sandydog1
nov 18, 2012, 5:33pm

pistil

300RickHarsch
nov 21, 2012, 5:06am

pissilious

301RickHarsch
nov 21, 2012, 5:06am

psst

302anna_in_pdx
nov 21, 2012, 12:12pm

cesspool

303RickHarsch
nov 21, 2012, 4:20pm

pottymouth

304Mr.Durick
nov 21, 2012, 5:48pm

veeblefetzer

305baswood
nov 21, 2012, 6:17pm

fossick

306Mr.Durick
nov 21, 2012, 7:14pm

axolotl

307RickHarsch
nov 22, 2012, 5:50pm

double axolotl

308Porius
nov 22, 2012, 7:33pm

pfook

309baswood
nov 23, 2012, 4:47am

akubra

310Mr.Durick
nov 23, 2012, 2:44pm

I have to say it or I may never be rid of it:

kerf

313RickHarsch
nov 25, 2012, 7:23am

hejnał (Polish. Trumpet. Ten seconds to each of the four directions, breaking off at the end as if the trumpeter was shot in the neck by an arrow, commemorating the 1242 (?) attack by the Tatars, who shot the warning trumpeter in the neck with an arrow. Pronounced Heynow.)

314Sandydog1
nov 25, 2012, 1:34pm

exogeny

316RickHarsch
nov 25, 2012, 6:50pm

excorporal

317RickHarsch
nov 28, 2012, 5:17pm

scarm

318Mr.Durick
nov 28, 2012, 5:26pm

Scandinavian

319baswood
nov 28, 2012, 5:45pm

scaramouche

320I-_-I
nov 29, 2012, 5:44pm

scarab

321I-_-I
nov 29, 2012, 5:44pm

arable

322I-_-I
nov 29, 2012, 5:45pm

blazes

323Mr.Durick
nov 29, 2012, 5:59pm

oleaginous

324RickHarsch
nov 29, 2012, 6:30pm

gin

325Porius
nov 29, 2012, 6:34pm

lea-gin

327guido47
dec 3, 2012, 2:36am

#310,

My Dear Sir,

Is your 'kerf' a 1) notch
2) slit
3) channel
4) other

Inquiring minds would like to know.

Your servant,

Guido.

328Mr.Durick
dec 3, 2012, 4:38am

It is the build up alongside the cut in a sawed piece of wood.

Robert

329guido47
dec 3, 2012, 4:59am

My Dear Mr.Durick,

May I call you 'Robert'?

Well, this is (I think) only the 4th time that I have had a chance to show off my "Complete OED". OK only on CD. And definitely "Show Off" :-)
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kerf

(kɜːf)

Forms: α. 1 cyrf, 4 kyrf, 5 kirf, 6 kyrfe. β. 4–7 kerfe, (4–5 -ff(e), 4– kerf, (9 dial. curf, kurf). γ. See carf.

OE. cyrf, app.:—*kurƀi-, f. *kurƀ- (cf. ON. kurf-r chip, kyrfa to cut), ablaut-form of *kerƀ, stem of OE. ceorfan to carve. Hence ME. kirf, giving later kerf and karf; cf. kernel and carnel from ME. kirnel, OE. cyrnel. Cf. (with different stem vowel) Du. kerf, Ger. kerb, kerbe; also ON. kjarf, Icel. kerfi, bundle (of twigs, etc.), Sw. kärfve sheaf.

1.1 The act of cutting or carving; a cut, stroke; †power of cutting. Now rare.

c 1000 Ælfric Hom. II. 406 ‘Ælc treow ðe ne wyrcð godne wæstm bið forcorfen.‥’ Be ðisum cyrfe spræc se Hælend on oðre stowe. 13‥ Gaw. & Gr. Knt. 372 ‘Kepe þe cosyn’, quoth þe kyng, ‘þat þou on kyrf sette’. 1390 Gower Conf. II. 152 With sondri kerf and pourtreture Thei made of goddes the figure. 1398 Trevisa Barth. De P.R. xvii. clxxvii. (MS. Bodl.) lf. 234 b/1 Þe kuttinge of vines schal be aslonte‥so þat in þe oþer side afore þe knotte þe kerfe schal passe. 1892 Vizetelly tr. Zola's Débâcle 289 Then, with a single kerf of the saw, he lopped them off.

†b.1.b Humorous term for a company of pantry-men. Obs.

1486 Bk. St. Albans F vij, A Kerff of Panteris; a Credens of Seweris; an vnbrewyng of Kerueris. 1678 Phillips (ed. 4) App., A Kerf of Panthers (among some Venatory writers), is taken for a company of Panthers.

2.2 The result of cutting; the incision, notch, slit, etc., made by cutting, esp. by a saw.

1523 Fitzherb. Husb. §136 Bycause it a saw is thyn, it wyll cut the narowe kyrfe. 1664 Evelyn Sylva (1776) 132 Cut your kerfe near to the ground, but have a care the Tree suffer not in the fall. 1792 J. Belknap Hist. New Hampsh. III. 156 The felling of such a tree must require much labour, since those of but one inch have eight or ten strokes, distinctly marked, and a very good kerf is allowed. 1812–16 J. Smith Panorama Sc. & Art I 99 The saw, when cutting, takes away the wood at the two sides of the kerf. 1890 W. J. Gordon Foundry 121 A matter-of-fact place is a sawmill.‥ Its great problem is how to minimize the ‘kerf’, the kerf being the track of the saw.

†b.2.b fig. The furrow made by a ship's keel. rare.

c 1422 Hoccleve Learn to Die 203 As a ship þat is sayllynge‥Whos kerfe nat fownden is whan past is shee.

3.3 The place at which a tree or branch is or has been cut across; the cut end or surface either on a felled or pruned tree.

c 1420 Pallad. on Husb. i. 190 Turne euery kirf aweyward from the grape; Lest droppyng do hit harm. 1664 Evelyn Sylva 85 A Tree‥thirteen foot diameter at the Kerf, or cutting place neer the Root. Ibid. 92 One foot of Timber neer the Root (which is the proper kerfe, or cutting place) is worth three farther off. 1677 Plot Oxfordsh. 161 The Oaks had none of them any roots, but plainly cut off at the kerf, as is used in felling Timber. 1868 Blackley Word Gossip (1869) 161 (E.D.D.) A woodman will say that a felled tree ‘measures so and so, not counting the kurf’.

4.4 A piece or quantity cut off; a cutting (of anything).

1678 Phillips (ed. 4) App. s.v., Among Woodmen Kerf signifieth a parcel of Loppings of wood. 1730 in Swayne Churchw. Acc. Sarum (1896) 352 Carrying away a Kerfe of half a foot of earth. 1890 Cent. Dict., Kerf, in a cloth-shearing machine, the wool taken off in one passage through the cutter.

5.5 Comb. as †kerf-shears.

1356 in Riley Mem. London (1868) 283 4 small anfeldes for goldsmiths, and 2 kerfsheres.

Hence ˈkerfed a., having kerfs or slits. ˈkerfing-machine, a machine for sawing kerfs in a board (Knight Dict. Mech. 1875).
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I do wonder what "pantry men" are/do?

Guido.

330anna_in_pdx
dec 3, 2012, 2:27pm

If I remember correctly there is an entire essay about kerfs and sawing. I think it might be by Aldo Leopold. It is a great word, isn't it?

331Mr.Durick
dec 3, 2012, 3:56pm

I cannot find in Google images what kerf means to me. When you cross cut a board on a table saw you can get a neat line of sawdust right alongside the cut (which itself apparently can be called a kerf); I have heard that line of sawdust called a kerf.

Robert

332RickHarsch
dec 6, 2012, 3:10pm

pantry-men

The Kerf of the Pantry-Men

by the author of

Riders of the Purple Sage

333baswood
apr 22, 2013, 4:03am

dingus

334jbbarret
apr 22, 2013, 4:19am

trunnion

335jbbarret
Redigeret: apr 22, 2013, 4:34am

Denne meddelelse er blevet slettet af dens forfatter.

336RickHarsch
apr 22, 2013, 4:51am

mephitine

337Sandydog1
apr 26, 2013, 9:39pm

grunion

338varielle
apr 27, 2013, 12:13pm

Maharani

339MeditationesMartini
apr 27, 2013, 8:18pm

Mantovani

340RickHarsch
apr 28, 2013, 5:42am

mortadella

341jbbarret
apr 28, 2013, 3:02pm

futtocks

342baswood
maj 7, 2013, 4:15am

cornucopia

343Macumbeira
maj 7, 2013, 12:16pm

Flabbergasted

344pcaidis
maj 7, 2013, 12:19pm

url=http://www.jupi.ltLinksmi, juokingi/url
url=http://www.scriptai.ltscriptai.lt/url
url=http://www.durniuok.ltJUokingos/url

346MeditationesMartini
maj 7, 2013, 12:49pm

it's not an easy choice, but I'll take "durniuok" over "scriptai."

347anna_in_pdx
maj 7, 2013, 2:43pm

Wow, spam is getting so surreal.

348jbbarret
maj 7, 2013, 2:45pm

>346 MeditationesMartini: What's wrong with us jupis?

349Macumbeira
maj 7, 2013, 3:45pm

Why am I not surprised it is the Lithuanians again...?

350RickHarsch
maj 7, 2013, 4:40pm

candelabra

351Macumbeira
maj 12, 2013, 2:33pm

antidiluvian

352Mr.Durick
maj 12, 2013, 3:20pm

cisdiluvian

353RickHarsch
maj 12, 2013, 4:40pm

invalidiluvian

354Sandydog1
maj 12, 2013, 8:36pm

idiopathicodiluvian?

355RickHarsch
maj 13, 2013, 3:04am

I take that as an insult

356Sandydog1
maj 14, 2013, 10:11pm

prelapsarian

357jbbarret
maj 21, 2013, 10:55am

merrythought

358RickHarsch
maj 22, 2013, 2:51am

frank

359RickHarsch
maj 22, 2013, 2:51am

lank

360RickHarsch
maj 22, 2013, 2:52am

wank

361RickHarsch
maj 22, 2013, 2:52am

skank

362RickHarsch
maj 22, 2013, 2:52am

flank

363RickHarsch
maj 22, 2013, 2:52am

rank

364RickHarsch
maj 22, 2013, 2:52am

stank

365RickHarsch
maj 22, 2013, 2:53am

yank

366MeditationesMartini
maj 22, 2013, 3:41am

some Izola wags decided to have some fun at the expense of the ...?

367MeditationesMartini
maj 22, 2013, 3:41am

sherman tank

368jbbarret
maj 22, 2013, 3:48am

sank

369jbbarret
maj 22, 2013, 4:16am

spank

370jbbarret
maj 22, 2013, 4:16am

drank

371jbbarret
maj 22, 2013, 4:18am

hank

372jbbarret
maj 22, 2013, 4:18am

bank

373jbbarret
maj 22, 2013, 4:19am

thank

374RickHarsch
maj 22, 2013, 4:19am

See, I just don't like some ank words.

Now, this one is good

hanky

375RickHarsch
maj 22, 2013, 4:20am

Panky, with hanky

376RickHarsch
maj 22, 2013, 4:20am

hijinks

377RickHarsch
maj 22, 2013, 4:20am

jinx

378RickHarsch
maj 22, 2013, 4:20am

stinks

379RickHarsch
maj 22, 2013, 4:20am

The Maeterlincks

380RickHarsch
maj 22, 2013, 4:20am

lynx

381jbbarret
maj 22, 2013, 4:21am

blank

382jbbarret
maj 22, 2013, 4:21am

crank

383jbbarret
maj 22, 2013, 4:21am

clank

384RickHarsch
maj 22, 2013, 4:21am

prinx (to flitter between tables at a public dinner event to which you weren't invited--so and so prinxed passed our table...)

385jbbarret
maj 22, 2013, 5:32am

psithurism

386Macumbeira
maj 22, 2013, 2:02pm

The good thing about this String is that it pumps up our activity statistics

387MeditationesMartini
maj 22, 2013, 2:27pm

ha

388RickHarsch
maj 22, 2013, 7:44pm

gruel

389anna_in_pdx
maj 23, 2013, 2:22pm

hygienist

390RickHarsch
maj 23, 2013, 3:01pm

stygian

391RickHarsch
maj 23, 2013, 3:02pm

giantism

392RickHarsch
maj 23, 2013, 3:02pm

magnet

393janeajones
maj 23, 2013, 8:55pm

let's go somewhere else -- postlapsarianism

394RickHarsch
maj 24, 2013, 9:47am

plaguer

395varielle
maj 24, 2013, 11:03am

plongeur

396RickHarsch
maj 24, 2013, 12:27pm

Vagleur

397Sandydog1
maj 24, 2013, 10:41pm

poutine

398RickHarsch
maj 24, 2013, 10:45pm

entrepot

399varielle
maj 25, 2013, 8:21pm

Escargot

400Mr.Durick
maj 28, 2013, 5:46pm

Escargot is such a good word that I considered just putting it in again. But then, this morning, I discovered 'cronut.'

Robert

401RickHarsch
maj 28, 2013, 7:04pm

Crogargot is next.

402Mr.Durick
Redigeret: maj 28, 2013, 9:24pm

A really buttery fresh croissant with plenty of very garlicky snail butter added and so loaded with escargot that the croissant can't hold it all -- that's a good word.

Robert

PS They haven't quite achieved it, but this might be something to eat while waiting for the real thing.



R

403RickHarsch
maj 29, 2013, 3:42am

I can't get it off my screen.

404Sandydog1
maj 29, 2013, 9:42pm

I don't know. I don't eat too much from the class gastropoda. But then again, I rarely eat anything that doesn't have a backbone...

405Mr.Durick
maj 30, 2013, 2:37am

Now there's a good reason not to eat summer squash -- no backbone. On the other hand 'summer squash' is a mighty fine word, in a manner of speaking.

Robert

406RickHarsch
maj 31, 2013, 11:43am

drygulcher

407baswood
jun 1, 2013, 1:54pm

quiddities

408RickHarsch
jun 1, 2013, 3:05pm

Squiddities

409baswood
jun 1, 2013, 6:43pm

sapid

410RickHarsch
jun 1, 2013, 7:44pm

talpine

411jbbarret
jun 2, 2013, 4:06am

sabretache

412Macumbeira
Redigeret: jun 2, 2013, 5:16am

Detumescence

413RickHarsch
jun 2, 2013, 7:20am

she's lying

414Macumbeira
jun 2, 2013, 2:03pm

down ?

415baswood
jun 19, 2013, 5:37am

asinine

416RickHarsch
jun 19, 2013, 9:15am

flattened

417anna_in_pdx
jun 19, 2013, 12:25pm

Yesterday I got teased by my team for saying "anodyne" in a meeting. I retracted it and went with "bland."

:(

418RickHarsch
jun 19, 2013, 12:53pm

tepid minds at work?

419Macumbeira
jun 19, 2013, 2:02pm

417 Oh come on Anna, so disappointing ! Never descend to their level ! If they don't understand you, it is not your fault they are philistines...Just give them the Kramskoi "look"

http://www.macumbeira.com/2010/11/grushenka.html

420RickHarsch
jun 19, 2013, 2:32pm

That would do me in.

421Sandydog1
jun 25, 2013, 9:23pm

Mac,

I could never have thought of a better retort and compliment to Anna. That painting was perfection.

422janeajones
jun 26, 2013, 3:12pm

gorgeous painting

423baswood
aug 19, 2013, 4:43pm

synderesis

424RickHarsch
aug 20, 2013, 7:05am

hedge

425Sandydog1
aug 22, 2013, 9:26pm

askutasquash

426RickHarsch
aug 24, 2013, 8:31am

I'll bet you would at that.