Twisted definitions

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Re: Twisted definitions

Post by PhilHunt » Tue Mar 17, 2009 8:05 pm

Along the lines of Erik's Grailway.

Idle Worship - Idolatry for the lazy
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Re: Twisted definitions

Post by Erik_Kowal » Sat Mar 21, 2009 6:26 am

Loiterature - The merchandise that airport bookshops pacify you with during a 4-hour layover.

Avomination - A cat's infuriating habit of throwing up all over your freshly-cleaned carpets.

Orchasm - The discrepancy between a romantic fantasy and the disappointing reality.
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Re: Twisted definitions

Post by Phil White » Wed Apr 22, 2009 2:45 am

bawdlerize - To gratuitously insert obscenities and lewd descriptions into classical literature in order to spice it up for modern schoolchildren.
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Re: Twisted definitions

Post by Erik_Kowal » Wed Apr 22, 2009 4:22 am

Very nice, Phil.

But the little blighters will download the bawdlerized classics to their iPhones only after they have finished sexting each other during English; some of them may do so before the main part of the class spurts off to the local park for a spot of après-school dogging.
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Re: Twisted definitions

Post by Erik_Kowal » Wed Apr 22, 2009 7:32 am

Blablacadabra – The jargon of magicians.

Ankhlave – A camp established by Egyptian archaeologists.

Whingeing streak – What the majority of Britain’s population is permanently on.
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Re: Twisted definitions

Post by Erik_Kowal » Tue May 05, 2009 8:49 am

Arlington Specter – Name given to a doughty old warrior who stages an unexpected return from near-oblivion.
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Re: Twisted definitions

Post by Shelley » Thu May 07, 2009 9:25 pm

Erik_Kowal wrote:Whingeing . . .
How do you pronounce this word, Erik? Does "whinge" rhyme with "wine", "wing" or "hinge"?
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Re: Twisted definitions

Post by Erik_Kowal » Thu May 07, 2009 10:22 pm

Hinge.
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Re: Twisted definitions

Post by Edwin F Ashworth » Wed Feb 24, 2010 5:23 pm

Shelley - haven't you seen Harry Potter? (I heard there was one person, but I thought they lived in Albania.) (I hate s/he.)
Sveltering - losing those extra pounds in the sauna.
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Re: Twisted definitions

Post by trolley » Wed Feb 24, 2010 5:42 pm

Alliterate (ā-lĭt-ər-ĭt)
Having the ability to read and write but choosing not to.
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Re: Twisted definitions

Post by Shelley » Fri Feb 26, 2010 7:48 pm

Edwin, of course I've read and seen all of Harry Potter. "Whingeing" flew under my radar, I guess.
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Re: Twisted definitions

Post by Erik_Kowal » Mon Apr 19, 2010 7:31 pm

Cwmera -- A photogenically grotesque but obedient monster of the Welsh valleys.
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Re: Twisted definitions

Post by Edwin F Ashworth » Tue Apr 27, 2010 9:09 am

Shelley - is radar a type of Muggle sneakoscope?
In homage to Erik: Cwm-hither : the Welsh Tourist Board
Icelandair : mirbane
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Re: Twisted definitions

Post by Erik_Kowal » Tue Apr 27, 2010 9:43 am

When someone comes whingeing their way towards you, expect negative lift.
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Re: Twisted definitions

Post by Edwin F Ashworth » Wed Apr 28, 2010 11:12 am

The Last Night of the Poms isn't over till the Fat Lady whinges.
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