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Flash Company 08 Aug 05 - 05:13 AM
Paul Burke 08 Aug 05 - 07:23 AM
Le Scaramouche 08 Aug 05 - 07:32 AM
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Flash Company 08 Aug 05 - 10:28 AM
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Tannywheeler 08 Aug 05 - 03:00 PM
Liz the Squeak 08 Aug 05 - 04:00 PM
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Cluin 08 Aug 05 - 04:24 PM
Paul Burke 09 Aug 05 - 04:51 AM
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R. Padgett 10 Aug 05 - 03:50 AM
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Flash Company 11 Aug 05 - 10:43 AM
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Subject: BS: Useful New Words
From: Flash Company
Date: 08 Aug 05 - 05:13 AM

Oliver Pritchett in The Telegraph at the weekend coined a useful new word:-

Umbilibling: A stud or ring inserted in the navel as decoration.

Well worth incorporating into the OED I think.

FC


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Subject: RE: BS: Useful New Words
From: Paul Burke
Date: 08 Aug 05 - 07:23 AM

How about a verb, to sherp. It's what Sherpas do- it means to do all the hard work, while someone else gets the credit.

"I've been sherping for you all these years.."


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Subject: RE: BS: Useful New Words
From: Le Scaramouche
Date: 08 Aug 05 - 07:32 AM

Well if one can butle, sherp sounds good.


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Subject: RE: BS: Useful New Words
From: Mr Red
Date: 08 Aug 05 - 07:33 AM

We coined a word to define the units of waffle based on the manager we had at the time. the Fergie (after his name - Ferguson)

However the actual size of the definitive unit was too large for normal use so we usually detected micro-Fergies in normal use.


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Subject: RE: BS: Useful New Words
From: GUEST,Joe_F
Date: 08 Aug 05 - 09:37 AM

Cf. the millihelen (the amount of facial beauty required to launch one ship) and the microhelen (the amount required to arouse one sailor).

It has annoyed me for a long time that English has no exact antonym of "slippery" -- that is, no word that means precisely "presenting much friction". I propose a plain word "rubby" & a fancy word "frictitious". Opportunities for metaphorical use abound: "We are getting into a rubby situation"; "Their marriage was frictitious but lubricious".

German words generally do not go over well into English, but I happened on one recently that would be a valuable addition to the language: "Besserwisserei". It means the habit of knowing better than one's neighbor, or thinking one does -- an amusement or vice particularly prevalent on the Internet, present company not excepted.

--- Joe Fineman    joe_f@verizon.net

||: Look yonder, partner, see that eagle rise. He was born on land, but he sure enjoys the skies. :||


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Subject: RE: BS: Useful New Words
From: Emma B
Date: 08 Aug 05 - 10:01 AM

Why look for new words when there are such glorious old ones that have fallen into disuse?

e.g. glumsh - be or look sulky or gloom
    to be in a glumsh....sullen or surly mood

    cawker - a glass of strong whisky taken in the morning

    boul - an obstinate old man

    rippet - the noise of great mirth

just a few of many from "The Old Scots Tongue" by Clieshbotham the Younger 1858


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Subject: RE: BS: Useful New Words
From: Flash Company
Date: 08 Aug 05 - 10:28 AM

Paul Burke... love the verb 'To Sherp', Spent most of my working life doing it!
Emma B... too late in the day here to raise a cawker to you, but I'll do it anyway, being a bit of a boul about such niceties as time!

FC


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Subject: RE: BS: Useful New Words
From: mooman
Date: 08 Aug 05 - 10:38 AM

One unit that is creeping in in the science fiction book world is:

the "hamilton" (= 1000 pages)

after the SF author Peter F. Hamilton who tends to write very long books indeed. Example:

"Have you seen the new Iain M. Banks novel? It's 0.6 hamiltons long."

Peace

moo


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Subject: RE: BS: Useful New Words
From: mack/misophist
Date: 08 Aug 05 - 10:53 AM

1 milton = the amount of force/strain needed to break a fitting. This term was once used by sailors on the bay, in honour of a crewman who was stronger than he needed to be.


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Subject: RE: BS: Useful New Words
From: GUEST
Date: 08 Aug 05 - 10:56 AM

Deplitavorte


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Subject: RE: BS: Useful New Words
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 08 Aug 05 - 12:16 PM

I kinda like "Automagically" (how most people think their computer works....)


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Subject: RE: BS: Useful New Words
From: Strollin' Johnny
Date: 08 Aug 05 - 12:27 PM

Or 'handraulic' - as in 'it doesn't work by electricity, it's handraulic'


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Subject: RE: BS: Useful New Words
From: Little Hawk
Date: 08 Aug 05 - 12:41 PM

B'ft'squillynock!


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Subject: RE: BS: Useful New Words
From: Uncle_DaveO
Date: 08 Aug 05 - 02:29 PM

Nothing new, but one of my favorite OLD words, which I use quite a bit, is slantindicular   Not horizontal, not vertical, but slantindicular.   Or, on a planar surface, neither parallel nor at right angles.

Dave Oesterreich


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Subject: RE: BS: Useful New Words
From: Tannywheeler
Date: 08 Aug 05 - 03:00 PM

Ummmm---Joe F, I think you'll find lots of (originally) German words that got adopted as "English". A LARGE percentage of Old or Middle English was derived from Germanic roots.       Tw


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Subject: RE: BS: Useful New Words
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 08 Aug 05 - 04:00 PM

rippet - the noise of great mirth

Isn't that the fart that won't stay quiet when its owner is overtaken by hysterical laughter?

I like Bummocks. It's a good word for swearing with in polite company.

I'm also fond of chesticles which should be self explanitory....

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: Useful New Words
From: John Hardly
Date: 08 Aug 05 - 04:08 PM

"rubby" roflmao!


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Subject: RE: BS: Useful New Words
From: Cluin
Date: 08 Aug 05 - 04:24 PM

A term going around the CanFolk circuit a few years ago: a lenny.

It is an extremely small physical adjustment of the direction of a stage monitor, possibly less than 1/2 a degree. Named in honour of Lenny Gallant by soundmen everywhere he has played.

"Uh, can you turn that monitor about three and a half lennies towards me? Thanks."

Or so Ray Bonneville said, anyway.


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Subject: RE: BS: Useful New Words
From: Paul Burke
Date: 09 Aug 05 - 04:51 AM

Is a lenny more or less than a cat's knock?

Germanic? OE WAS a Germanic language, that's where the Saxons came from!


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Subject: RE: BS: Useful New Words
From: GUEST
Date: 09 Aug 05 - 05:11 AM

Thrust


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Subject: RE: BS: Useful New Words
From: open mike
Date: 09 Aug 05 - 07:59 PM

ever heard of sniglets?
http://humor.about.com/cs/jokesfiles/p/ds042304.htm
one i often use is the job descroption of a waiter or waitress
who comes to your table with that gian pepper grinder tucked
under their arm pit....they are Peppiers....


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Subject: RE: BS: Useful New Words
From: R. Padgett
Date: 10 Aug 05 - 03:50 AM

A Pavarotti a £10 note (tenor)!


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Subject: RE: BS: Useful New Words
From: GUEST,Mr Red
Date: 10 Aug 05 - 08:39 AM

the antonym oF "slippery" is surely grippy or maybe sticky . There is a perfectly valid word in engineering - "stiction" which is friction without motion cf the friction during motion. Stiction is why it takes more force to get something started than when it is moving slowly and why gentle pushes can result in surges. But I ain't never see a word like stictious.

I think words like torpor and turgid would suffice for human relationships (or volatile at the other end of the continuum).


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Subject: RE: BS: Useful New Words
From: GUEST
Date: 10 Aug 05 - 08:44 AM

Eliapotarationation


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Subject: RE: BS: Useful New Words
From: skipy
Date: 10 Aug 05 - 09:25 AM

The word "stiction" was first coined during the mid 1970's to describe a critical tape/head condition that began to occur when the newer high speed tape drives were being introduced at that time. In effect, the computer tape that was manufactured prior to the mid-seventies was not completely compatible with the newer tape drives, and as a result, when certain conditions were present, the tapes would actually "stick" to the read-write heads, thus creating the term "stiction".

Skipy


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Subject: RE: BS: Useful New Words
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 10 Aug 05 - 02:25 PM

OOh... I like turgid...

Tumnescent is another one I like.....

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: Useful New Words
From: R. Padgett
Date: 11 Aug 05 - 10:29 AM

AWW Liz these conjure up some awful images, what do think they mean and pray in what context or shouldn't I ask!!

Ray


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Subject: RE: BS: Useful New Words
From: Flash Company
Date: 11 Aug 05 - 10:43 AM

Liz... A girl I used to work with reckoned that any word beginning with 'b' was a good substitute for swearing. She said 'When Keith annoys me I say OH BILLINGTON!, and I feel a lot better.'

FC


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Subject: RE: BS: Useful New Words
From: GUEST,Clint Keller
Date: 11 Aug 05 - 06:03 PM

Ran across a Japanese word by accident the other day:

wai-wai: the sound of an excited cute person.

I don't know it this fills anyone's need, but I'll try to use it.

clint

--and "slantindicular" has long been one of my favorite words.


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Subject: RE: BS: Useful New Words
From: *daylia*
Date: 11 Aug 05 - 06:09 PM

ooo this thread is spectaculous!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Useful New Words
From: Flash Company
Date: 12 Aug 05 - 10:45 AM

Or even Stupendular!

FC


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Subject: RE: BS: Useful New Words
From: Celtaddict
Date: 12 Aug 05 - 07:23 PM

FC: You may be onto something with the "b" idea. When really peeved at her two big brothers, or anyone else much bigger than she was, at three, my daughter would call them "bumbyflako" and there was no doubt they were being insulted.
LTS: I have long been fond of words that sound ruder than they are. Formicate: to swarm like ants.


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Subject: RE: BS: Useful New Words
From: Paul Burke
Date: 13 Aug 05 - 08:28 AM

Enough of the perisynousia and circumurination.


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Subject: RE: BS: Useful New Words
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 13 Aug 05 - 11:12 AM

turgid - swollen; inflated... like a river that flows slowly across a flood plain or one's own opinion of oneself.

tumescent (sorry, too many Ns in the first post) - swollen; partially distended, like a balloon three days after the party or a lazy lob-on.

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: Useful New Words
From: Mr Happy
Date: 20 May 06 - 02:09 PM

My current fave werd is 'Irregardless'!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Useful New Words
From: katlaughing
Date: 21 May 06 - 10:52 AM

Flash Company, I misread your initial posting and thought it said "Unbibleing" which I figure some folks were using in reference to the Da Vinci Code and the uproar it is causing in certain religious corners.:-)


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Subject: RE: BS: Useful New Words
From: wysiwyg
Date: 21 May 06 - 10:56 AM

Multifuntuated-- but you'll have to ask Bill D what it means.

~Susan


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Subject: RE: BS: Useful New Words
From: GUEST
Date: 21 May 06 - 11:00 AM

The word 'Blindmoose' is a good word but as for what it means.........No eyed deer!


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Subject: RE: BS: Useful New Words
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 21 May 06 - 02:09 PM

Flash Company & Celtaddict:

The comments about any word starting with "B.." being suitable for a swearword is only about 100 years too late:

MARGARET
How strange! Oh, Master! Master!--how shall I express the all-absorbing gratitude that--(about to throw herself at his feet).      

DESPARD
Now! (Warningly).   

MAR
Yes, I know, dear--it shan't occur again. (He is seated--she sits on the ground by him.) Shall I tell you one of poor Mad Margaret's odd thoughts? Well, then, when I am lying awake at night, and the pale moonlight streams through the latticed casement, strange fancies crowd upon my poor mad brain, and I sometimes think that if we could hit upon some word for you to use whenever I am about to relapse--some word that teems with hidden meaning--like "Basingstoke"--it might recall me to my saner self. For, after all, I am only Mad Margaret! Daft Meg! Poor Meg! He! he! he!   

DES
Poor child, she wanders! But soft--some one comes--Margaret--pray recollect yourself--Basingstoke, I beg! Margaret, if you don't Basingstoke at once, I shall be seriously angry.

MAR
(recovering herself). Basingstoke it is!



From Gilbert & Sullivan's Ruddigore (or The Witch's Curse)

Nigel


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Subject: RE: BS: Useful New Words
From: GUEST
Date: 22 May 06 - 03:00 AM

I asked my young daughter if she liked the garlic mushrooms which she had not tasted before. She replied "They're fungilicious"


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Subject: RE: BS: Useful New Words
From: JohnInKansas
Date: 22 May 06 - 04:04 AM

The word "stiction" was first coined during the mid 1970's

Rather doubtful. A recording tech may have discovered the word in the mid 1970s, but it was used in my 1950s high school physics book, which was an 11th edition probably only because a new edition made everyone buy new books - not because anything new was added.

In mechanics, the term has been most often used to describe the "stick-slip" phenomenon where a sliding object doesn't move smoothly. The "static coefficient of friction" would normally be used in full for something not moving, to describe the force required to produce the first motion. "Coefficient of friction" applies to the steady force required in most sliding situations, when the motion is smooth or when the measurement is too crude to detect variations. "Stiction" usually is applied only where a "grabby" surface causes irregular motion after intial sliding begins.

The usage, as you describe it, would be an appropriate one, but I believe the term is much older than that.

So far as I know the term probably has been around since the 1800s, although I don't have references at hand for documentating anything that might be a "first usage."

John


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Subject: RE: BS: Useful New Words
From: skipy
Date: 22 May 06 - 08:26 AM

I'm VERY, VERY fond of chesticles, but thats no secret.
Skipy


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Subject: RE: BS: Useful New Words
From: skipy
Date: 22 May 06 - 12:42 PM

Grutle
Draggle
Frote
Skipy


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Subject: RE: BS: Useful New Words
From: Bill D
Date: 22 May 06 - 12:56 PM

my wife's mother used to rent a room to a guy who had this habit of opening the refrigerator and eating half of whatever leftover was there....and then half of the remainder. Soon there was this tiny bite left that was not big enough for a serving, but which you hated to throw away...so he got the honor of having an entire food category named for him....the weisiger

"Hon, is there any of the chocolate cake left?"
"Only about a weisiger...sorry"

a VERY useful word, and it even sounds right.


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Subject: RE: BS: Useful New Words
From: Bert
Date: 22 May 06 - 01:53 PM

Then there's that mic cable that intermittently cuts out while you're singing. That should be called a DeFranco.


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Subject: RE: BS: Useful New Words
From: skipy
Date: 23 May 06 - 08:23 AM

dasypygal (da-si-PYE-gul) adjective. Having hairy buttocks.
Skipy


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Subject: RE: BS: Useful New Words
From: Bill D
Date: 23 May 06 - 09:50 AM

I guess it would be interesting to have a dasypygalous ischial callosity.


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Subject: RE: BS: Useful New Words
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 23 May 06 - 10:27 AM

Thurber created "carcinomenclature" for malignant neologisms.


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Subject: RE: BS: Useful New Words
From: Chief Chaos
Date: 23 May 06 - 10:43 AM

For supposedly intelligent people who acted retarded my brother combined the words moron and retard to come up with "Motard". It sounds cruel out of context but witness the following:

"This administration is certainly motarded!"


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Subject: RE: BS: Useful New Words
From: Kaleea
Date: 23 May 06 - 03:47 PM

And Bugs Bunny said, "Wotta maroon!"


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Subject: RE: BS: Useful New Words
From: wysiwyg
Date: 23 May 06 - 03:55 PM

the weisiger

That's GREAT!

When Hardi and I are out for a lunch treat, there is always an additional, to-be-shared dish we didn't really need, but that looked interesting enough to try. It sits between us. We consume it equitably during the main meal, till there is a bit left. But then we spontaneously sort of have a gracious duel to the end, to be the nicest, most self-sacrificing (and let the other "finish" it off). We "weisiger" it between us till it's gone, turning the dish toward one another with each "gifting" of the delicacy. Each eats half of what has been offered, until there's just a crumb left.

And now I have a word for it!

It's a version of the couple's pretense that SHE will order the cheesecake becasue HE is "full" or "dieting". (Of course HE eats at least half of it!)

~Susan


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Subject: RE: BS: Useful New Words
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 24 May 06 - 11:12 AM

We see vans belonging to a company called Curbishley. I always think that should be an adverb.

He was lying in the gutter, curbishley...

:D (tG)


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Subject: RE: BS: Useful New Words
From: Splott Man
Date: 24 May 06 - 11:34 AM

WYSIWYG

If you both weisiger it, then the person who starts will get about twice as much as the other, therefore a gentleman will always ask his partner to start.

8-)

Splott Man


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Subject: RE: BS: Useful New Words
From: catspaw49
Date: 24 May 06 - 11:44 AM

A fun thread!!! At the very least it is not Shamblecentric, at least yet............

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: Useful New Words
From: wysiwyg
Date: 24 May 06 - 02:37 PM

Splott Man, yes and no. A lady always offers food to the other, first. Were it not for The Weisiger, there'd be a standoff long enough for the food to spoil!

~S~


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Subject: RE: BS: Useful New Words
From: Doug Chadwick
Date: 24 May 06 - 03:38 PM

Making two words out of one to express the degree of astonishment in which I find myself:

My flabber has never been so gasted.


DC


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Subject: RE: BS: Useful New Words
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 24 May 06 - 06:44 PM

Over-decorating your house for Christmas is called Griswolding. It comes from the character Clark Griswold, played by Chevy Chase in the 1989 film "Christmas Vacation" a.k.a. "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation." I just Googled "Griswolding" and got 23 hits. Not everyone is using the word quite the same way, but several are. Amazing that there are only 23. If it's that rare, I'm surprised I heard of it at all.

Of course, to Google is a verb I couldn't do without.


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Subject: RE: BS: Useful New Words
From: Desert Dancer
Date: 25 May 06 - 01:34 AM

These have probably been posted before, but it seems there are a few that might be of use, even to folkies! ;-)

NEW MUSICAL TERMS
(by Tom Hurd on piano-teachers@yahoo.com)

In order to keep you abreast of the ever-developing world of musical
terminology, we provide herewith the latest additions to the esteemed
Harvard Dictionary of Music:

ALLREGRETTO
When you're 16 measures into the piece and realize you took too fast a tempo

ANGUS DEI
To play with a divinely beefy tone

A PATELLA
Accompanied by knee-slapping

APPOLOGGIATURA
A composition that you regret playing

APPROXIMATURA
A series of notes not intended by the composer, yet played with an "I meant to do that" attitude

APPROXIMENTO
A musical entrance that is somewhere in the vicinity of the correct pitch

CACOPHANY [aka CACOUGHONY -psl]
A composition incorporating many people with chest colds

CORAL SYMPHONY
A large, multi-movement work from Beethoven's Caribbean Period

DILL PICCOLINI
An exceedingly small wind instrument that plays only sour notes

FERMANTRA
A note held over and over and over and over and . . .

FERMOOTA
A note of dubious value held for indefinite length

FIDDLER CRABS
Grumpy string players

FLUTE FLIES
Those tiny mosquitos that bother musicians on outdoor gigs

FRUGALHORN
A sensible and inexpensive brass instrument

GAUL BLATTER
A French horn player

GREGORIAN CHAMP
The title bestowed upon the monk who can hold a note the longest

GROUND HOG
Someone who takes control of the repeated bass line and won't let anyone else play it

PLACEBO DOMINGO
A faux tenor

SCHMALZANDO
A sudden burst of music from the Guy Lombardo band

THE RIGHT OF STRINGS
Manifesto of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Violists

SPRITZICATO
An indication to string instruments to produce a bright and bubbly sound

TEMPO TANTRUM
What an elementary school orchestra is having when it's not following the conductor

TROUBLE CLEF
Any clef one can't read: e.g., alto clef for pianists

VESUVIOSO
An indication to build up to a fiery conclusion

VIBRATTO
Child prodigy son of the concertmaster


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Subject: RE: BS: Useful New Words
From: GUEST,Skipy
Date: 25 May 06 - 09:51 AM

1. Cashtration (n.): The act of buying a house, which renders the subject financially impotent for an indefinite period.

3. Intaxication: Euphoria at getting a tax refund, which lasts until you realize it was your money to start with.

4. Reintarnation: Coming back to life as a hillbilly.

5. Bozone (n.): The substance surrounding stupid people that stops bright ideas from penetrating. The bozone layer, unfortunately, shows little sign of breaking down in the near future.

7. Giraffiti: Vandalism spray-painted very, very high.

8. Sarchasm: The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn't get it.

9. Inoculatte: To take coffee intravenously when you are running late.

10. Hipatitis: Terminal coolness.

11. Osteopornosis: A degenerate disease. (This one got extra credit.)

12. Karmageddon: It's like, when everybody is sending off all these really bad vibes, right? And then, like, the Earth explodes and it's like, a serious bummer.

13. Decafalon (n.): The grueling event of getting through the day consuming only things that are good for you.

15. Dopeler effect: The tendency of stupid ideas to seem smarter when they come at you rapidly.

16. Arachnoleptic fit (n.): The frantic dance performed just after you've accidentally walked through a spider web.

17. Beelzebug (n.): Satan in the form of a mosquito, that gets into your bedroom at three in the morning and cannot be cast out.


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Subject: RE: BS: Useful New Words
From: GUEST,Skipy
Date: 25 May 06 - 11:21 AM

Just found these by accident:-

plastician - plastics technician

plastorium - plastics auditorium, a museum for plastic artefacts

imagineer - imaginative engineer
Skipy


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Subject: RE: BS: Useful New Words
From: Bill D
Date: 25 May 06 - 11:35 AM

Oh, I LOVE "bozone"!
and "decafalon"


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Subject: Permission to use terms in our newsletter
From: GUEST,mccollomp@sbcglobal.net
Date: 31 May 06 - 01:20 PM

To: Tom Hurd


From: Patty McCollom

May we have permission to use some of your musical "terms" in our Living Tradition newsletter, with the appropriate attribution, of course?

We are a non-profit organization promoting traditional music and dance and our web site is: www.thelivingtradition.org.

All the best,
Patty McCollom
Editor


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Subject: RE: BS: Useful New Words
From: ard mhacha
Date: 31 May 06 - 04:36 PM

How about one bloody word that I cannot stand, now used frequently, sibling, up to a very few years ago this word was never used to describe a brother or sister, it describes perfectly a family of snails,
I have never heard anyone greet me with, "how`s the oul siblings".


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Subject: RE: BS: Useful New Words
From: Desert Dancer
Date: 31 May 06 - 11:20 PM

(I've responded directly to Patty McCollum)


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Subject: RE: BS: Useful New Words
From: Midchuck
Date: 01 Jun 06 - 02:45 PM

Quote from Ian Tyson giving a seminar on songwriting at a big Cowboy gathering;

He was talking about how important good clear enunciation is, when you sing your songs, if you want to put them across. He said something like:

"...if you emmylou those lyrics, no one's going to get them, no matter how well written they are..."

Peter


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Subject: RE: BS: Useful New Words
From: wysiwyg
Date: 19 Dec 07 - 11:00 AM

Here's a new one accidentally coined as a typo:

expectaton

An "expectaton" would be someone with unreasonable, rigid, judgmental expectations of how others should behave/speak/think, and who rigidly interprets reality in accordance with those perpetually-outraged expectations.

~S~


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Subject: RE: BS: Useful New Words
From: Midchuck
Date: 19 Dec 07 - 11:09 AM

Maybe half the human race?

P.


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Subject: RE: BS: Useful New Words
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 20 Dec 07 - 12:01 AM

it's important to gruntle employees who do a good job...


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Subject: RE: BS: Useful New Words
From: GUEST
Date: 20 Dec 07 - 12:07 PM

WYSIWYG, and would the recipient be an expectorant?
Liz, we gotta talk. Your place or mine?

"opterectomy" a surgical procedure that severs the misrouted optical nerve from the rectum thus changing you sh-ty outlook on life.

Brrr! I consider the foregoing disgustipating!


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Subject: RE: BS: Useful New Words
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 20 Dec 07 - 06:38 PM

It's not a word, but I recently came across a new phrase - helicopter parent. It's a parent who hovers constantly and monitors a kid's every move.

I don't think it's too clear, myself. At first I thought it meant a parent who only shows up when something's seriously wrong. i.e drops down from the sky and takes the kid to the hospital.


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Subject: RE: BS: Useful New Words
From: Rowan
Date: 20 Dec 07 - 07:36 PM

Rock climbers when I was a tiger 40 years ago used to pride themselves on the elegance with which they could perform difficult manouvres and, in fact, the most energy efficient moves tend to be a bit like dance. They also tended to believe in controlled moves, where reversing was as easily performed as moving forward. Then came the new generation.

To make an uncontrolled thrust towards the nexst hold, desperately hoping you could clutch it was "to thrutch", a regular verb more and more frequently applied.

Cheers, Rowan


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Subject: RE: BS: Useful New Words
From: Joe_F
Date: 20 Dec 07 - 11:11 PM

I have always found it curious that English has no single word for "to be quiet". Russian, German, French, Hebrew, and Latin, at least, all have such a word in common usage. Latin, indeed, has three, of which we have taken in participles (silent, tacit, quiescent) but not the bare verbs. I think we could use them all:

We siled an affectionate hour on the hilltop.
Tace! (Briefer & less rude than Shut up!)
Just one more point, and then I will quiesce.

What would the ancestor of the German "schweigen" look like if it had survived into English? "Swow"?


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Subject: RE: BS: Useful New Words
From: Uncle_DaveO
Date: 21 Dec 07 - 09:16 AM

Okay, I'll be the first one to bite: What do "scheigen" or "swow" mean?

Dave Oesterreich


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Subject: RE: BS: Useful New Words
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 21 Dec 07 - 10:44 AM

Dave, they are hypothetical one-word ways of meaning 'to be silent'.

The current thread on singing the blues has a good new word: fleedle

'Woke up this morning' feeling bad (harmonica fleedle)'

I love it!


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Subject: RE: BS: Useful New Words
From: GUEST,Slag
Date: 21 Dec 07 - 11:12 AM

Arthur Feedler and the Boston Pops?


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Subject: RE: BS: Useful New Words
From: Bert
Date: 21 Dec 07 - 02:42 PM

Silence! or Shhh!


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