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Euphemism

A mild or indirect word or expression substituted for one considered to be too harsh or blunt when referring to something unpleasant or embarrassing.

Example: 'Lets go Brandon'
 

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a·thwart | əˈTHwôrt |
preposition
1 from side to side of; across: a long counter thrown athwart the entranceway.
2 in opposition to; counter to: these statistics run sharply athwart conventional presumptions.

adverb
1 across from side to side; transversely: one table running athwart was all the room would hold.
2 so as to be perverse or contradictory: our words ran athwart and we ended up at cross purposes.
 

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Malaphor

A Malaphor is a statement in which two similar figures of speech are merged, producing an often nonsensical result.

Some examples:
You can take one man's trash to another man's treasure but you can't make it drink​
We'll burn that bridge when we get to it​
It's not rocket surgery​
He's not the sharpest egg in the attic​
Not until the cows freeze over​
You opened that can of worms, now you'll have to lay in it.​
He doesn't have a leg to stand on or a window to throw it out of.​
There's more than one way to bury a dead horse​
Don’t count your blessings before they hatch​
You made your bed, now you've got to eat it too.​
Burning the midnight oil at both ends​
A bird in the hand is worth two with one stone​
That ship has left the station​
He has a bee in his belfry.​
Whatever fluffs your boat.​
I like to have all my ducks on the same page. <my fave​
One man's day is another man's dollar​
Kill two worms with one can​
Back to the bump and grind​
There's more than one way to beat a dead horse​
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I read brandon's report of last night and come across more of his plagiarism with the words "Shovel Ready", heard eight or ten years ago by the second most popular president in history. So, I ast myself; "WTF is Shovel Ready??


Shovel Ready

What Is Shovel Ready?
Shovel ready is a phrase used to describe a construction project that is considered to be at an advanced enough stage of development for building to begin soon. The term generally implies that planning is more or less complete, approval permits are in place, and laborers can get to work once sufficient funding is secured.
 

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Petard

A small bomb made of a metal or wooden box filled with powder, used to blast down a door or to make a hole in a wall.
A kind of firework that explodes with a sharp report.

What does the phrase hoisted by your own petard mean?
Aside from historical references to siege warfare, and occasional contemporary references to fireworks, petard is almost always encountered in variations of the phrase "hoist with one's own petard," meaning "victimized or hurt by one's own scheme." The phrase comes from William Shakespeare's Hamlet: "For 'tis the sport to have the engineer hoist with his own petard; and 't shall go hard, but I will delve one yard below their mines, and blow them at the moon."
 

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petard is almost always encountered in variations of the phrase "hoist with one's own petard," meaning "victimized or hurt by one's own scheme."
Used in a sentence - "The Petard is a Retard" :beer::beer::beer:
 

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Of, relating to, or being the person or thing for whom or which something is named.
 

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Petard

A small bomb made of a metal or wooden box filled with powder, used to blast down a door or to make a hole in a wall.
A kind of firework that explodes with a sharp report.

What does the phrase hoisted by your own petard mean?
Aside from historical references to siege warfare, and occasional contemporary references to fireworks, petard is almost always encountered in variations of the phrase "hoist with one's own petard," meaning "victimized or hurt by one's own scheme." The phrase comes from William Shakespeare's Hamlet: "For 'tis the sport to have the engineer hoist with his own petard; and 't shall go hard, but I will delve one yard below their mines, and blow them at the moon."
A pee-tard. Really?
Now that is stretching credulity.
 

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A pee-tard. Really?
Now that is stretching credulity.
Actually, almost all petards at first were church bells. This was because they were heavy, and they concentrated the gunpowder blast in ons direction (mostly).

To be hoist by one's own petard was not so difficult. You may consider the dudes that set these things as the equivalent of Tunnel Rats. You had to prop up the loaded bell against a wall being defended by folks who do not want to hear that bell. Then you have to set a fuse and light it.

Then you have to run away FAST. If you have ever been to medieval castles, you will find them on sorta vertical ground... not on great flat plains like you see in the movies. So "running" away may be just trying to get quickly down the narrow path on the steep slope.

BOOM! Goes the bell. And here comes the bell. BOINK.

Hoisted.
 

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Defenestrated

remove or dismiss (someone) from a position of power or authority.

throw (someone) out of a window.
 

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Demiurge
a being responsible for the creation of the universe.
(in Gnosticism and other theological systems) a heavenly being, subordinate to the Supreme Being, that is considered to be the controller of the material world and antagonistic to all that is purely spiritual.

egregious
extraordinary in some bad way; glaring; flagrant

Epiphyte
(botany)
A plant that grows on another plant but is not parasitic, such as the numerous ferns, bromeliads, air plants, and orchids growing on tree trunks in tropical rain forests.

Internecine
marked by slaughter mutually destructive

labiodental
Sound made with the lips and teeth, pronounced by bringing the bottom lip into contact or near contact with the upper teeth, as for the fricative "F" in English; fat, puff or the "V" sound as in very, or average.

Lachrymose
tearful or given to weeping, inducing tears; sad.

Postlapsarian
occurring or existing after the Fall of Man
Pertaining to anything which follows a lapse or failure.

Pseudopseudohypoparathyroidism
Pseudopseudohypoparathyroidism (PPHP) is an inherited disorder. It is more properly Albright hereditary osteodystrophy although without resistance of parathyroid hormone frequently seen in that affliction. It is used to describe a condition where the individual has the phenotypic appearance of pseudohypoparathyroidism type 1a, but has (unexpected for the phenotype) normal labs including calcium and PTH.

Shibboleth
A shibboleth is any custom or tradition, usually a choice of phrasing or even a single word, that distinguishes one group of people from another. Shibboleths have been used throughout history in many societies as passwords, simple ways of self-identification, signaling loyalty and affinity, maintaining traditional segregation, or protecting from real or perceived threats.

Suzerainty
Suzerainty is any relationship in which one region or nation controls the foreign policy and relations of a tributary state, while allowing the tributary nation to have internal autonomy.

Suzerainty differs from true sovereignty in that, though the tributary state or person is technically independent and enjoys self-rule, in practice this self-rule is limited. Although the situation has existed in a number of historical empires, it is considered difficult to reconcile with 20th- or 21st-century concepts of international law, in which sovereignty either exists or does not. While a sovereign nation can agree by treaty to become a protectorate of a stronger power, modern international law does not recognize any way of making this relationship compulsory on the weaker power. Suzerainty is a practical, de facto situation, rather than a legal, de jure one.

Tchoupitoulas (Street)
Tchoupitoulas Street is an integral part of the history of New Orleans. The street got its name from a now extinct Native American tribe côte des Chapitoulas meaning those who live by the river. As a matter of fact, Tchoupitoulas Street is the through street closest to the Mississippi River. To pronounce Tchoupitoulas, we can break it down as CHOP-ah-too-lus.

(words of the weeks <heh>)
 

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forbearance

fôr-bâr′əns

noun​

  1. Tolerance and restraint in the face of provocation; patience.
  2. The act of giving a debtor more time to pay rather than immediately enforcing a debt that is due.
  3. The act or state of forbearing; the cessation or intermission of an act commenced, or a refraining from beginning an act.
 

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Been reading a bit the last two weeks...

Demiurge
a being responsible for the creation of the universe.
(in Gnosticism and other theological systems) a heavenly being, subordinate to the Supreme Being, that is considered to be the controller of the material world and antagonistic to all that is purely spiritual.

egregious
extraordinary in some bad way; glaring; flagrant

Epiphyte
(botany)
A plant that grows on another plant but is not parasitic, such as the numerous ferns, bromeliads, air plants, and orchids growing on tree trunks in tropical rain forests.

Internecine
marked by slaughter mutually destructive

labiodental
Sound made with the lips and teeth, pronounced by bringing the bottom lip into contact or near contact with the upper teeth, as for the fricative "F" in English; fat, puff or the "V" sound as in very, or average.

Lachrymose
tearful or given to weeping, inducing tears; sad.

Postlapsarian
occurring or existing after the Fall of Man
Pertaining to anything which follows a lapse or failure.

Pseudopseudohypoparathyroidism
Pseudopseudohypoparathyroidism (PPHP) is an inherited disorder. It is more properly Albright hereditary osteodystrophy although without resistance of parathyroid hormone frequently seen in that affliction. It is used to describe a condition where the individual has the phenotypic appearance of pseudohypoparathyroidism type 1a, but has (unexpected for the phenotype) normal labs including calcium and PTH.

Shibboleth
A shibboleth is any custom or tradition, usually a choice of phrasing or even a single word, that distinguishes one group of people from another. Shibboleths have been used throughout history in many societies as passwords, simple ways of self-identification, signaling loyalty and affinity, maintaining traditional segregation, or protecting from real or perceived threats.

Suzerainty
Suzerainty is any relationship in which one region or nation controls the foreign policy and relations of a tributary state, while allowing the tributary nation to have internal autonomy.

Suzerainty differs from true sovereignty in that, though the tributary state or person is technically independent and enjoys self-rule, in practice this self-rule is limited. Although the situation has existed in a number of historical empires, it is considered difficult to reconcile with 20th- or 21st-century concepts of international law, in which sovereignty either exists or does not. While a sovereign nation can agree by treaty to become a protectorate of a stronger power, modern international law does not recognize any way of making this relationship compulsory on the weaker power. Suzerainty is a practical, de facto situation, rather than a legal, de jure one.

Tchoupitoulas (Street)
Tchoupitoulas Street is an integral part of the history of New Orleans. The street got its name from a now extinct Native American tribe côte des Chapitoulas meaning those who live by the river. As a matter of fact, Tchoupitoulas Street is the through street closest to the Mississippi River. To pronounce Tchoupitoulas, we can break it down as CHOP-ah-too-lus.

(words of the weeks <heh>)
Thanks for those BF
 

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Shibboleth
A shibboleth is any custom or tradition, usually a choice of phrasing or even a single word, that distinguishes one group of people from another. Shibboleths have been used throughout history in many societies as passwords, simple ways of self-identification, signaling loyalty and affinity, maintaining traditional segregation, or protecting from real or perceived threats.

In recent times, the word-equivalent of Shibboleth was parsely. Check out the Trujillo Parsley Massacre of 1937.

But the original Shibboleth word itself being used to slaughter those who could not pronounce it "properly" were executed on the spot was in Biblical times. IIRC, it was Judges 12:6

Just checked. Yup. My packrat memory was spot on:

"...say ‘Shibboleth.’” If he said, “Sibboleth,” because he could not pronounce the word correctly, they seized him and killed him at the fords of the Jordan. Forty-two thousand Ephraimites were killed at that time."
 

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From Unca Walt's Useless And Nearly Unlimited Store of Weird Facts:



In recent times, the word-equivalent of Shibboleth was parsely. Check out the Trujillo Parsley Massacre of 1937.

But the original Shibboleth word itself being used to slaughter those who could not pronounce it "properly" were executed on the spot was in Biblical times. IIRC, it was Judges 12:6

Just checked. Yup. My packrat memory was spot on:

"...say ‘Shibboleth.’” If he said, “Sibboleth,” because he could not pronounce the word correctly, they seized him and killed him at the fords of the Jordan. Forty-two thousand Ephraimites were killed at that time."

 

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Useless trivia upon useless trivia (that you will now be stuck with having it at your mental fingertips for the rest of your life, bwahahahaha):

These guys were a tad on the cruel side of harsh... There were tents made from the scrotums of the defeated army.

But that is not the trivia that will bring you back to my above post:

Just like the Japanese wind up with "rorripop" for "lollipop" with "r" , or the Chinese with names like "Walt" <-- comes out "Wort" or "Wirt". "Bill" comes out "Beer" <-- Jack Elam's nephew Bill and I were roaming the streets of Taipei referring to each other as Wort and Beer.

Don't get smug. My Mandarin has always had a fargin hole in it. I -- and you!! -- just cannot say the number "4" properly. The nearest it can be spelled was the Yale Romanization "sz" the closest I can come is to say "siu" spoken in a falling tone with my tongue dragging the top of my palate. I am told I sound like a typical 'Merkin Big Nose.
 

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intoxication​


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Related to intoxication: Alcohol intoxication

intoxication​

[in-tok″sĭ-ka´shun]
1. stimulation, excitement, or impaired judgment caused by a chemicalsubstance, or as if by one.
2. substance intoxication, especially that due to ingestion of alcohol (seediscussion at alcoholism). Alcohol intoxication is defined legally according to aperson's blood alcohol level; the definition is 0.10 per cent or more in moststates in the U.S. and 0.8 per cent or more in Canada.
3. poisoning.
alcohol idiosyncratic intoxication a term previously used for markedbehavioral change, usually belligerence, produced by ingestion of smallamounts of alcohol that would not cause intoxication in most persons. It is nowfelt that there is no evidence for a distinction between this condition and anyother form of alcohol intoxication.
caffeine intoxication caffeinism (def. 2).
cannabis intoxication physiological and psychological symptoms followingthe smoking of marijuana or hashish, including euphoria, preoccupation withauditory and visual stimuli, and apathy. Intoxication occurs almost immediatelyafter smoking and peaks within 30 minutes.
pathological intoxication alcohol idiosyncratic i.
substance intoxication a type of substance-induced disorder, consisting ofreversible, substance-specific, maladaptive behavioral or psychologicalchanges directly resulting from the physiologic effects on the central nervoussystem of recent ingestion of or exposure to a drug of abuse, medication, ortoxin. Specific cases are named on the basis of etiology, e.g., alcoholintoxication.
water intoxication a condition resulting from undue retention of water withdecrease in sodium concentration, marked by lethargy, nausea, vomiting, andmild mental aberrations; in severe cases there may be convulsions and coma.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and AlliedHealth, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

poi·son·ing​

toxicophobia, iophobia.

poi·son·ing

(poy'zŏn-ing),
1. The administering of poison.
2. The state of being poisoned. Synonym(s): intoxication (1)
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

intoxication​

(ĭn-tŏk′sĭ-kā′shən)
n.
1. The impaired condition caused by use of alcohol or a drug or otherchemical substance: slurred speech and other signs of alcohol intoxication.
2. Poisoning by a toxic substance: spoiled silage that caused intoxication of cattle.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 byHoughton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

intoxication​

1. A pathologic state induced by an exogenous or,less commonly,endogenous toxic substance.
2. Drunkenness, inebriation Toxicology Too much of a bad or, lesscommonly, a good thing. See Arsenic intoxication, Chromium intoxication, Iodine intoxication, Scombroid intoxication, Selenium intoxication, Toxicology, Vitamin A intoxication, Vitamin C intoxication, Vitamin D intoxication, Vitamin E intoxication, Vitamin K intoxication,Water intoxication, Zinc intoxication.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

in·tox·i·ca·tion​

(in-tok'si-kā'shŭn)
1. Synonym(s): poisoning.
2. Temporary acute alcoholism.
Synonym(s): inebriation.
[L. in, in, + G. toxikon, poison]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

intoxication​

1. The action of a poison of any kind on an organism.
2. Drunkenness or alcoholic poisoning. From the Latin intoxicare , meaningto smear with poison.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

Intoxication​

The desired mental, physical, or emotional state produced by a substance.
Mentioned in: Substance Abuse and Dependence
 

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I learned that word in 1949. It was in a "Ripley's Believe It Or Not" section of a newspaper. It said, "INTOXICATED: Shot with a poisoned arrow."
 

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One for biden

gormless meaning: 1. stupid and slow to understand: 2. stupid and slow to understand...
 

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loquacious

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adjective​

  1. Very talkative; garrulous.
Never loquacious, Sarah was now totally lost for words.
 

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a person who acts obsequiously toward someone important in order to gain advantage.
a self-seeking, servile flatterer; fawning parasite.
 

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Gematria [ɡəˈmeɪtriə]

The practice of assigning a numerical value to a name, word or phrase according to an alphanumerical cipher.
Example: Computer — c18 o90 m78 p96 u126 t120 e30 r108 = 666

(A single word can yield several values depending on the cipher which is used.)
 

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a person who acts obsequiously toward someone important in order to gain advantage.
a self-seeking, servile flatterer; fawning parasite.
AKA Ass Kisser ! :gracious::finished:
 

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felcher

a person who takes ass-kissing to a whole new concept.
examples are: Biden Pres, Biden Son, Biden Brother