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  • Albin0_Rhino

    Albin0_Rhino

    #30307818 - 6 years ago

    In reply to Maru, #901:

    I feel like you're talking about me. smiley0.gif

  • TacoPowerPhD

    TacoPowerPhD

    #30307819 - 6 years ago

    I learned this yesterday and needed to tell someone.

    Yebo is Zulu for Yes.

    That is all.

  • Maru

    Maru

    #30307820 - 6 years ago

    In reply to TacoPowerPhD, #904:

    Now playing "Owner Of A Lonely Heart" by Zulu cover band Yebo?

  • Maru

    Maru

    #30307821 - 6 years ago

    Today's Word of the day is Oxford Dictionaries USA Word of the Year 2012

    gif

    -verb

    to create a GIF file of (an image or video sequence, especially relating to an event).

    I wouldn't have been surprised if it had been something like yolo but that's not officially in the dictionary yet I believe.

    tumblr_m7101wROM71rx3ul6o1_500.gif

  • Rev_Pleb

    Rev_Pleb

    #30307822 - 6 years ago

    In reply to Maru, #906:

    I wouldn't have been surprised if it had been something like yolo but that's not officially in the dictionary yet I believe.


    And may it never be so

  • Maru

    Maru

    #30307823 - 6 years ago

    Word of the day!

    obdurate

    -adjective

    1. unmoved by persuasion, pity, or tender feelings; stubborn; unyielding.
    2. stubbornly resistant to moral influence; persistently impenitent: an obdurate sinner.

    I think I am quite obdurate but that's usually not a very helpful quality. I do like the sound of the word though, obdurate... oh, you can't hear me.

  • Kairi15

    Kairi15

    #30307824 - 6 years ago

    In reply to Maru, #908:

    Yea, i cave to pity and tender feelings.
    -Getting-Up-To-Mischief-cute-kittens-982

    SEE LOOK AT THAT FACE!!!!!! YOU CAN'T SAY NO!

  • Kairi15

    Kairi15

    #30307825 - 6 years ago

    >_> ...... -Vacant_Hope

  • Kairi15

    Kairi15

    #30307826 - 6 years ago

    :<

  • Vacant_Hope

    Vacant_Hope

    #30307827 - 6 years ago

    In reply to Kairi15, #911:

    =D

  • Rev_Pleb

    Rev_Pleb

    #30307828 - 6 years ago

    I feel like i'm intruding on something here...
    Good thing i'm also obdurate.

  • Vacant_Hope

    Vacant_Hope

    #30307829 - 6 years ago

    In reply to Rev_Pleb, #913:

    Kairi15 had double posted. Since I didn't want to have the post be censored, I edited it and posted my name on it.

  • Kairi15

    Kairi15

    #30307830 - 6 years ago

    In reply to Vacant_Hope, #914:

    lol I saw that and got worried that my computer blew up or something XD

  • Rev_Pleb

    Rev_Pleb

    #30307831 - 6 years ago

    In reply to Vacant_Hope, #914:
    In reply to Kairi15, #915:

    That would actually be an awesome way to mess with someone's head. Or reputation. Or both.

    And I'm watching my posts now >_<

  • Vacant_Hope

    Vacant_Hope

    #30307832 - 6 years ago

    By the way, congratulations to Maru for becoming an Admin!

    Hopefully we can avoid despotism....

  • Maru

    Maru

    #30307833 - 6 years ago

    In reply to Vacant_Hope, #917:

    Taking over the internet one thread at a time!

    Word of the day

    despotism

    -noun

    1. the rule of a despot; the exercise of absolute authority.
    2. absolute power or control; tyranny.
    3. an absolute or autocratic government.
    4. a country ruled by a despot.

    Doesn't sound that bad to me.

  • Rev_Pleb

    Rev_Pleb

    #30307834 - 6 years ago

    In reply to Maru, #918:

    I for one welcome our new overlords...

  • Maru

    Maru

    #30307835 - 6 years ago

    Word of the day

    pauciloquy

    -noun

    brevity in speech, economical speech.

    Yup.

  • Albin0_Rhino

    Albin0_Rhino

    #30307836 - 6 years ago

    In reply to Maru, #920:

    uh-huh.

  • Rev_Pleb

    Rev_Pleb

    #30307837 - 6 years ago

    In reply to Maru, #920:

    Noted.

  • Maru

    Maru

    #30307838 - 6 years ago

    Word of the day

    aunt

    -noun

    1. the sister of one's father or mother.
    2. the wife of one's uncle.
    3. Chiefly New England and South Midland U.S. (used as a term of respectful address to an older woman who is not related to the speaker).
    4. Slang. an aging male homosexual.

    Didn't even know number three and four. By the way, do you pronounce it as "ant" or more like the British "can't"? I've heard both varieties from American speakers.

  • Rev_Pleb

    Rev_Pleb

    #30307839 - 6 years ago

    In reply to Maru, #923:

    We pronounce it Aah-nt, like the British do.
    Interestingly it is quite common for Maori and Pacific Islanders to call older women 'Aunty,' regardless of any real familial relationship. I was surprised to see that it's the same in New England!

  • Kairi15

    Kairi15

    #30307840 - 6 years ago

    This post has been deleted by a group admin.

  • Maru

    Maru

    #30307841 - 6 years ago

    Word of the day

    atrophy

    -noun

    Also, atrophia
    1. Pathology: a wasting away of the body or of an organ or part, as from defective nutrition or nerve damage.
    2. degeneration, decline, or decrease, as from disuse.

    Not a very nice thing but the word sounds cool and impressive. I wonder if it's related to the word trophy, (a-trophy?) although probably not.

  • Maru

    Maru

    #30307842 - 6 years ago

    So, the other day I explained some psychology term to a friend as it came up in conversation, and we thought about how there must be a word for "seeing faces in things". And of course there is one:

    Word of the day

    pareidolia

    -noun

    the imagined perception of a pattern or meaning where it does not actually exist, as in considering the moon to have human features.

    Bonus: the rare condition where people cannot recognize faces is called prosopagnosia or face blindness.