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    Quote Originally Posted by jenboxer77 View Post
    Yet another...

    trammel
    GREAT word....love the multiple meanings.

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    Bhang: (Hindi) A mildly intoxicating preparation of the leaves and flowering tops of uncultivated hemp.

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    Several years ago I saw a documentary on Coney Island. Very good program, but at one point, they mentioned that "Coney Island was the popiosis of the ridiculous". I have never been able to locate a definition of the word popiosis and have attempted several variations of the spelling of it. Anyone have a clue?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cowboy View Post
    Several years ago I saw a documentary on Coney Island. Very good program, but at one point, they mentioned that "Coney Island was the popiosis of the ridiculous". I have never been able to locate a definition of the word popiosis and have attempted several variations of the spelling of it. Anyone have a clue?

    Did you perhaps hear it wrong? My first thought is that they said "apotheosis".


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    Quote Originally Posted by Moderator View Post
    Did you perhaps hear it wrong? My first thought is that they said "apotheosis".
    I thought I heard it correctly, but you know...I would not be one bit surprised if I did hear it wrong and that is the word used. My family tells me that my hearing is going quick. I call it selective hearing. Thanks Marsha!

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    Hi,

    There was a great moment on the BBC news a few years ago when the newsreader said 'The government say it's an elephant' and after a short baffled pause said 'I'm sorry, I'll read that again. The government said it's irrelevant'.

    Long days and pleasant nights

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    wyvern

    Pronunciation:
    \ˈwī-vərn\
    Function:
    noun
    Etymology:
    alteration of Middle English wyvere viper, from Anglo-French wivre, guivre, from Latin vipera
    Date:
    1610

    : a mythical animal usually represented as a 2-legged winged creature resembling a dragon

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    trull: trel (the "e" is upside down in pronunciation...not sure how to create that) (noun): probably from Middle English trollen (in trollen forth to travel about, wander), ultimately from Old French troller, treiller to hunt for game without a scent or path : prostitute, strumpet;

    Sister Coquina called Jenna a little trull when she was found to be aiding Roland's escape.

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    pother \POTH-er\, noun:

    1. A commotion; a disturbance.
    2. A state of nervous activity; a fuss.
    3. A cloud of smoke or dust that chokes or smothers.
    4. To make confused; trouble; worry.
    5. To be overly concerned with trifles; fuss.

    Let's hope that none of Mr. King's book signings will be a pother.

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    I took that to be a variation of Trollop.

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