I don't believe this is a real word, though I've heard several people using it to mean, variously: a kind of hug; a to-do or fuss or hullaballoo; a mish-mash or odd mixture of something. Real or not, it makes me giggle.
Definition: (noun) A person who debates in a fierce manner, refusing to be distracted from the topic at hand, and who chomps down on the flaws in his or her opponent's logic with the power of a pit bull terrier's vise-like jaws.
Definition: (noun) A person who engages in illicit spamming of public forums, tagboards, blogs or other internet community discussion areas, especially one who engages in repeated, excessive and promiscuous spamming of the same community in a short span of time, and linking to sex-related sites. A bot programmed to perform the same activity.
Definition: (noun) A person whose beliefs or actions seem designed to purposely prevent the realization of Darwin's theory of evolution through natural selection. A nanny-activist who wants to save fools from themselves, instead of letting them be weeded out of the gene pool by natural selection. Anti-Darwinism.
Example: Only an anti-Darwinist would insist that a chainsaw come with a label to warn users of the dangers of licking the chain while it's in motion.
Definition: (noun) A person who engages in political activism in order to encourage laws to protect people from themselves, such as the laws that have required hair dryers to be tagged with warnings about the possibility of electrocution if the appliance is used in the bathtub, or warnings on food blenders stating the dangers of sticking one's finger into the spinning blades.
Also, Nanny-activism: (noun) The state of being a nanny-activist. Also, the actions, themselves.
Example: A nanny-activist group in California is now lobbying for the state to require warnings on fast-food french fry containers and advertisements for same, which state that eating too many greasy french-fried potatoes is bad for you.
Curse that extra "h"!! Well, in true poet's fashion, I must declare this a new word. I'll say it's a noun, perhaps meaning the peek-a-boo move of an exotic dancer who wears only a thong. As in, "She fixed him with her sultry eyes, and did a little dipthong for his twenty." Building on that, I could change the initial "d" to a "t," and have it refer to the thong, itself. "He gingerly tucked his sweaty twenty into her tipthong."
There's a town in Texas called Waxahachie ("Wox uh HATCH ee" to us Texans). The NA names are always fun to say! Two other faves of mine are Cucamonga and Lompoc, both in California, and both (along with Lake Titicaca, which you list, here) appeared in various W. C. Fields scripts. Fields was apparently a logophile, like us! (^-^)
Some of us cantankerous and curmudgeonly lovers of puddlejumpers like to do things the oldfangled way, with those nifty E6B's, a handful of good old dead reckoning and a whole lot of by-the-seat-of-yer-pants pilotage. I've only got a private ticket and haven't flown in a while, but I always LOVED doing all those calculations on the "computer," helped along with a freshly-sharpened number 2 pencil. (^-^)
Thanks, yoshiyahu! I had forgotten about "drowning" coming out as "drownding." People here do that, too. And I don't know many people who use "clitoris," but if they did, they'd probably stumble on it, too. ;P
"Ambulance" gets changed into "AMBA lance" around here. Just as "library" often becomes "LIE berry." *shudders* I also just remembered "tubular," which sometimes sounds like "toobler."
"Vietnamese" often becomes "Vietmanese," in my area (Texas). "Spaghetti" sometimes turns into "Pasketti," and "macrame" is, on occasion, pronounced "muh KRAYME" by those who don't know how to use the pronunciation guides in their dictionaries.
Thanks to sarra for "itinerary," as well, which stuck another one into my head: "potpourri," which I have heard someone say as "POT purry." ;P
Bravo, amigo. I must say however, until 9/11 flying was a dream job to have...never was there a time I didn't love it except for those few times when the chips were down and unpleasant decisions had to be made. Alas, I can't really recommend the career field anymore.
Re: "but I always LOVED doing all those calculations on the "computer," helped along with a freshly-sharpened number 2 pencil. (^-^)"
Good for you! I suppose it could be likened to doing sudoku and X-word puzzles, which I love, but when flying's been a career, you tend to think differently about manual flight planning. I just love that a whiz wheel exists and does what it does (along with the slipstick).