Word of the day


#1

mucus trooper

(MYOO.kus troo.pur) n. An employee with a cold or the flu who insists on showing up for work.


#2

Jactation
(jack-tay’-shun) n. boasting; bragging.


#3

No-Tacular


#4

earworm

(EER.wurm) n. A song or tune that repeats over and over inside a person’s head. Also: ear-worm, ear worm.


#5

ding ding ding ding ding ding ding bananaphone!


#6

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Word of the Day for Friday May 7, 2004

hardscrabble \HARD-skrab-uhl, adjective:

  1. Yielding a bare or meager living with great labor or
    difficulty.
  2. Marked by poverty.
 I  remember  it  being  green  and humid, nothing like this
 hardscrabble land.
 --Elmore Leonard, [1]Cuba Libre

 Most  inhabitants  scratched out a living from hardscrabble
 farming, yet these newcomers were hopeful and enterprising.
 --Ron  Chernow,  [2]Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller,
 Sr.

 A scenic town fed by rich snowbirds who reside a few months
 a  year  in  gated communities, High Balsam also is home to
 the   hardscrabble   residents   who   frequent  Margaret's
 food-pantry giveaways.
 --Deirdre  Donahue,  "A  sweet  'Evensong,' " [3]USA Today,
 December 2, 1999
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Hardscrabble is formed from hard (from Old English heard) +
scrabble (from Dutch schrabbelen, “to scratch”).

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#7

My word of the day: tinyurl.com/yw3w9


#8

bibliobibuli

noun. People who read too much and so are generally oblivious to world around them.


#9

LOOK OUT CHEE CHOO!!!


#10

sexual frustration is my word for the day hahahaha :smiling_imp: :smiley:


#11

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#12

Here is a word that should exist…

Percussive-Maintenance : \purr-q-siv main-ten-ense\ The fine art of whacking the crap out of an electronic device to get it to work again


#13

[quote=“Prudence”]Here is a word that should exist…

Percussive-Maintenance : \purr-q-siv main-ten-ense\ The fine art of whacking the crap out of an electronic device to get it to work again[/quote]

That could be a snigglet. Waitaminit…thats a good word of the day, Snigglet.


#14

meh word for today

immortalityyyyyyyyyy infadalityyyyyy injunalityyyyyyy heh

so im bored…


#15

Oh, folks is so darf?
That they makes me larf
Till I nearly splits
Me face in ?arf.


#16

Frisbeetarianism (n.), The belief that, when you die, your soul goes up on the roof and gets stuck there.


#17

juxtaposition


#18

When the shit really hits the fan and you realize that your principles are juxtaposition?


#19