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FROSTY X RIME
Posted: Tuesday, September 22, 2020 9:05:17 AM

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This game is to list any words or phrase that have aroused your emotions, such as fear, happiness, laugh, sadness.
Name the words and the definition of them and what kind of emotion they have aroused in you.


Cowpat roulette or cow dingo
: a game in which villagers bet on which plot of land will be the first to receive a cow's calling card.

It makes me laugh endlessly.
tautophile
Posted: Tuesday, September 22, 2020 12:06:44 PM
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Is the game called "Cow[pat]dingo", or "cow[pat] bingo"? (A "dingo" is an Australian wild dog. "Bingo" is a game.)

There is a sort of divination that works the other way: "Alectryomancy". Here is the definition from Wikipedia: [A] form of divination in which the diviner observes a bird, several birds, or most preferably a white rooster or cockerel pecking at grain (such as wheat) that the diviner has scattered on the ground. .... The observer may place grain in the shape of letters and thus discern a divinatory revelation by noting which letters the birds peck at, or the diviner may just interpret the pattern left by the birds' pecking in randomly scattered grain.
anton exobio
Posted: Tuesday, September 22, 2020 2:43:31 PM

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FROSTY X RIME
Posted: Tuesday, September 22, 2020 3:09:41 PM

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tautophile wrote:
Is the game called "Cow[pat]dingo", or "cow[pat] bingo"? (A "dingo" is an Australian wild dog. "Bingo" is a game.)



Aha, dingo is a typo. It is bingo.
FROSTY X RIME
Posted: Thursday, September 24, 2020 1:49:55 PM

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Duvet day

A day's absence which an employee is allowed to take at short notice when they can not face work but don't have the energy to pretend to be sick.

I find it funny and it also causes me agony.
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Posted: Sunday, September 27, 2020 5:18:11 PM

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Hen-hussy:

A man who meddles with women's affair


Funny
FROSTY X RIME
Posted: Sunday, September 27, 2020 5:43:15 PM

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Himbo:

A male bimbo

Funny
jacobusmaximus
Posted: Monday, September 28, 2020 6:24:36 AM

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Ramba

A large fierce-looking woman - the female equivalent of Rambo).

Funny (if she doesn't hear you)
FROSTY X RIME
Posted: Monday, September 28, 2020 5:19:46 PM

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Horse-godmother:

A awkard fat woman

Funny..but makes me sweat and judder with fear at the thought that she might read this here and pinch me.
FROSTY X RIME
Posted: Tuesday, September 29, 2020 10:22:13 AM

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kickie-wickie:

wife

funny- it sounds like kick wicked.

FROSTY X RIME
Posted: Tuesday, September 29, 2020 10:27:46 AM

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killcrop:

a greedy, insatiable baby;


funny
FROSTY X RIME
Posted: Wednesday, September 30, 2020 11:42:32 AM

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monology:

The habit of monopolizing a conversation, turning it into monologue

Funny
FROSTY X RIME
Posted: Thursday, October 29, 2020 11:18:04 AM

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slug (slŭg)
intr.v. slugged, slug·ging, slugs
To wait for or obtain a ride to work by standing at a roadside hoping to be picked up by a driver who needs another passenger to use the HOV lanes of a highway.
n.
A commuter who slugs.


Amused. Who on earth do this and there is a vocabulary for them?
anton exobio
Posted: Thursday, October 29, 2020 12:40:30 PM

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No idea ^



Poudre de perlimpinpin (French) \pudʁ də pɛʁ.lɛ̃.pɛ̃.pɛ̃\ ("perlimpinpin powder)


Etymology: probably coined in 1690, "poudre pour le pinpin" = "powder for the credulous man".


Poudre de perlimpinpin:


- Original meaning: a powder that charlatans sold as cure to many kinds of ailments.


- Common meaning (pretty outdated though): fake magic remedies, both literally and figuratively.



Amused.
anton exobio
Posted: Sunday, November 8, 2020 5:23:37 PM

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Saperlipopette! (French) = "Good heavens!"

It's a dated interjection that sounds funny.


Etymology
:

- early 19th century in France: "Sacré Christ!" -> "Sacristi!";

- "Sacristi!" -> "Sapristi!" (to make it sound less Christ-related)

- -> "Saprelotte!" or "Saperlotte!" (sort of diminutive);

- since 1861 at least: -> "Saperlipopette!"



Amused.





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