Word of the day

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by slobake, Apr 2, 2013.

  1. slobake

    slobake resident ... something Supporting Member

    Hey how about a word of the day thread where we can share our favorite words.
    One of my all time favorites is 'fusty'. It means impaired by age or dampness : moldy
    As in 'The fusty old curmudgeon yelled at us for walking on his lawn.'
    Okay 'fusty old curmudgeon' is actually redundant but it sounds cool.
  2. mine is Coprolite...which, basically, means a fossilized fece (or t*rd to our less discriminating members).

    used in a sentence..."hey, coprolite, bring me another beer"

  3. slobake

    slobake resident ... something Supporting Member

    Sounds like the face of my old high school counseler. :p as in "Hey coprolite face, get me out of my first period class with that fusty old curmudgeon."
  4. bluesblaster


    Jan 2, 2008
    spagnum........its a type of moss,

    say it to yourself a few times and see if it doesnt make you want to smile.... :D see, there ya go

    "hey! theres a bunch of fusty spagnum"
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  5. fixed it for ya...:D

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  6. So a rolling Coprolite gathers no sphagnum?
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  7. slobake

    slobake resident ... something Supporting Member

    :p:p:p It depends on how fusty it is.
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  8. gustobassman

    gustobassman I'm only here for the after party.. Supporting Member

    Mar 31, 2011
    Sandy Eggo
    Alright.. here's mine... INTONATION.. yes, intonation. After playing bass for the better part of my existence i finally learned how to set my intonation today. AND the proper way to adjust a truss rod. I just never bothered before.

    Dog + New trick = awesome. :p

    Now my bass won't sound like a fusty piece of coprolite. Or FPOC as i will now refer to it.
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  9. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Moderator Staff Member

    Apr 12, 2001
    Olympia, WA
    I like the word deke, a hockey term for fake out an opponent.

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  10. curbowkid

    curbowkid Guest

    Jun 27, 2011
    Brooklyn, New York
    Ive been enjoying the word cerfaffle (kerfaffle?) lately.

    My that was a cerfaffle.
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  11. geeza


    Mar 15, 2009
    Earth, but just barely.
    I'm not wearing pants
    Scoche: a little bit. e.g. "need to sand this down a scoche so it fits better."
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  12. bluesblaster


    Jan 2, 2008
    Isnt that Nova Scotian ?
  13. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    Well played. Good form Cpt. Hook!
  14. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    I'm in school for electronics. Here's my recent favorite.

    Quiescent: being still or at rest, in an inactive state. The quiescent current in an amplifier is that current drawn when the amplifier is "at rest" - i.e. not amplifying a signal, but supplied with power.
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  15. Tituscrow

    Tituscrow Inactive

    Feb 14, 2011
    NW England
    I have 3 favourite words: serendipity, loquacious and doing.

    Yes, doing. Because it looks like it should rhyme with boing. As in the cartoon noise a spring makes. This has amused me for 3 decades.
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  16. word of the day is legs
  17. Bloodhammer

    Bloodhammer Twinkle Twinkle Black Star

    Jul 7, 2009
    Shreveport, Louisiana
    I need to dig up my copies of the first two Carcass albums and get back to this thread...
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  18. MatticusMania

    MatticusMania LANA! HE REMEMBERS ME!

    Sep 10, 2008
    Pomona, SoCal
    Homoerotic word of the day... Scrum

    a rugby play in which the forwards of each side come together in a tight formation and struggle to gain possession of the ball using their feet when it is tossed in among them
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  19. Richland123


    Apr 17, 2009
    As in


    My word is Obfuscate - to hide an intended meaning in communication, making communication confusing, wilfully ambiguous, and harder to interpret

    When telling the story, he obfuscated the information so as to confuse the audience.
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  20. Stunge. Used by my 3 year old a couple of weeks ago. The toilet was clogged and he said "are you going to stunge it down?" I said "stunge?" and he said "yeah, with the stunger!"

    It's now my favourite "word."

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