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Describing one's brunneous bowel movements might be a good conversation starter .....
 
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Describing one's brunneous bowel movements might be a good conversation starter .....
Seems like a conversation for your fellow aquatic aerobics classmates at the YMCA rather than a conversation at the bar with that cute woman who smiled at you.
 
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It was fun to play at the YMCA with my aquatics aerobics mates until meddlesome moralists told the Sheriff.
And ... that "cute woman" was Flirting Dragqueen, a special friend of mine.
 
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Today's word is:

variegate

Pronounced: VAR-ee-uh-gayt, VAR-i-gayt (strange as I've only heard this word pronounced differently VARE-a-gayt)

This word is a verb that means to diversify, enliven, or to make more interesting, especially with colors. I've only used this word as an adjective to describe leaves on a plant having multiple colors as being variegated.

From the Latin variegare (to diversify with colors), from varius (various) + agere (to do). Earliest documented use: 1653.
 
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I admit to being quite the word nerd. My brothers just accuse me of being a pompous a-hole because I like 25 cent words. LOL Sometimes I'll read a sentence, and just love the way the writer used a word or a phrase. Here's a phrase I read today:

Yeah dude my chick loves to call me a pompous bitch. I regularly pull up the thesaurus as I'm writing emails to mix up my vocab.
 
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Going to attempt to revive this thread, for those of you that like words. Today's word is:

lentitude; pronounced LEN-tuh-tood/tyood

This word is a noun meaning slowness or sluggishness.

From Latin lentus (slow). Earliest documented use: 1623.

When carb depleted during the final weeks of contest prep, I think it's fair to say many bodybuilders experience lentitude.

Will this always be a noun? Or can it sometimes be an adjective?



 
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I got a redneck word

" Man'nays "

Used in a sentence - Man'nays always a lot of folks at the gin mill, y'all should come on out with us tonight.
 
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Going to attempt to revive this thread, for those of you that like words . . . .

. . . . Will this always be a noun? Or can it sometimes be an adjective?


I talked to Richard Gere about this, and He said he would ask his pet gerund when the gerund stops mumbling so much. Told Rich gerunds don't know shit about adjectives, but you know how Rich is no longer Patient or even hospitable.
 
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Today's word is:

virid

Pronounced VIR-id

This word is an adjective that means bright green

From Latin viridis (green). Earliest documented use: 1600.

This is a new word for me. Not really sure what "bright" means in terms of green. I'm guessing not a neon green, but perhaps a bold kelly green.

Both my boys are color blind, so bright colors they like because they can see them. Especially for reds and greens. Unless that are very bright, those colors, along with browns, all look the same.
 
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Today's word is:

coterminous

pronounced: koh-TUHR-muh-nuhs

This word is an adjective that has a couple, somewhat related meanings:
1. Having the same or coincident boundaries.
2. Meeting at the ends.
3. Contained within the same boundaries.
4. Having the same scope, meaning, extent, etc.: synonymous.

From Latin con- (with) + terminus (boundary). Earliest documented use: 1799.

This word makes sense to me. Almost sounds like its meaning in one respect. Now I need to find an opportunity to use the word in real life....
 
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