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    Default Re: Wordish Wednesdays - Wednesday word of the day

    This is the best thread today.

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    Default Re: Wordish Wednesdays - Wednesday word of the day

    Quote Originally Posted by Colinmclelland View Post
    On a fair day you'd have made it "kakistocracy" I appreciate it's probably LMGTFY but WTF is that?

    I feel more ignorantur than usuol...
    Ha! Good pick up.

    The Urban Dictionary is always enlightening (warning for the faint of heart, there's some bad language demonstrating its usage).

    Urban Dictionary: kakistocracy

    If the Urban Dictionary is not sufficient, the term has snuck into some lyrics via The Raconteurs:

    I've got a rabbit, it likes to hop
    I've got a girl and she likes to shop
    The other foot looks like it won't drop
    I had an uncle and he got shot

    Is this greeting the type that's meant for me?
    Are you part of this kakistocracy?

    This ringing in my ears won't stop
    I've got a red Japanese tea-pot
    I've got a pen but I lost the top
    I've got so many things you haven't got

    This fellow's craft is just not for sharing
    He's not an intimate secretary!

    I've got a rabbit it likes to hop
    I've got a girl and she likes to shop
    The other foot looks like it won't drop
    I had an uncle but he got shot

    Then on rubble of scummest malarchy
    Down with luck we'll see Ecclesiarchy
    Our fellow's craft is just not for sharing
    He's not an intimate secretary!

    The Ex-? Inspector Inquisitor
    The Demockery lust streets master
    Are you part of this kakistocracy?
    Is this greeting the type that's meant for me?

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    It's not Wednesday, but what the hell.

    Dither or differing. A great word.

    "The Australian Prime Ministered dithered over directing a nation wide lock down in the face of a highly infectious virus."

    "The Vice President and other nervous nellies were seen to dither about invoking the 25th amendment due to Trump's incapacity to discharge the role and duties of the President in the face of a highly infectious virus."

    You get the drift.

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    Word of the day:

    Reamer (noun) device used to widen or refine the bore of a hole. Ream (verb) to widen or refine the hole by use of said tool. From the Old English ryman, to widen or extend.

    Contrast to:

    Ream (noun) bundle of paper, usually 500 sheets; by extension a large quantity of anything. From the Old French raime, bundle

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    So I amuse myself with Wordle and then like to look at the Wordlebot to see how well I guess.

    Today my first guess was 'fecal' just so the bot response would be '"Solid choice."

    I really need to get out more.

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    "Duplicity". I just sat through an hour meeting where a guy kept saying duplicity when he meant duplication. Fortunately when I forgot to mute my phone what I said was "Oh, come on man" instead of my usual, taking the Lord's name in vain adding a modifying middle, so I was able to make an excuse for the interruption.
    Tom Ambros

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    cavaletti

    "We are not just going thru the hoops my friend, cavaletti teach consistency and poise."

    "Sir, I am not a horse".

    "So you say."

    cavaletti
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinclair View Post
    Give up cycling, keep riding the bike.

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