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plutoman commented on the word awesome
David Tua, a famous boxer here in NZ, once asked for an "O for awesome" on Wheel of Fortune. And that was the main part of the game where you can only choose consonants.
April 10, 2011
plutoman commented on the word barbabietola
Italian for beetroot
April 8, 2011
plutoman commented on the word beetroot
I think barbabietola, the Italian for beetroot, is a pretty cool word.
April 7, 2011
plutoman commented on the word feverish
It's definitely got a long 'e' when I pronounce it, but I don't know if that's universal. For instance I say 'leverage' with a long 'e' but many people don't.
July 26, 2009
plutoman commented on the word dongle
A couple of weeks ago in a meeting I had to explain the meaning of this word to the whole marketing department. I think I got as far as "it's a device..."
plutoman commented on the word rutabaga
And it went downhill from there. Yanks 2, Planks 0 if I remember rightly.
They're swedes in NZ too, by the way.
July 23, 2009
plutoman commented on the word rat's razoo
Always used in the negative: I don't give a rat's razoo.
July 22, 2009
plutoman commented on the word ponsonby
A suburb of Auckland, New Zealand. I find it hard to say this word without cracking up. It's just so ... poncy.
plutoman commented on the word emascapate
To suck the lifeblood out of someone. I've been totally emascapated from spending the last five years in a cubicle staring at a computer screen.
plutoman commented on the word latte
Here in New Zealand, latte culture is huge. And it's definitely "laaah-tay". I now refuse to drink latte or anything ending in -cino as a matter of principle, and just stick to the bog-standard flat white.
plutoman commented on the word tfi
Three ****ing initials.
plutoman commented on the word gwedham
This word appears in a Goldenhorse song and I've got no idea what it means, but it's kind of cool! It sounds Welsh but I'm not so sure about the -ham bit.
July 21, 2009
plutoman commented on the word cunctatory
MUST use this word at work this week.
plutoman commented on the word badugi
It's the name of an intriguing and highly underrated poker game. In fact it's really a kind of anti-poker: you only use four cards and try to avoid high cards, pairs and cards of the same suit like the plague!
plutoman commented on the word translucify
To make something translucent.
plutoman commented on the word up the ying-yang
A synonym for galore. See also up the wazoo.
plutoman commented on the word up the wazoo
A synonym for galore: see also up the ying-yang.
plutoman commented on the word screwage
The charge at a restaurant for bringing your own wine, in this modern cork-free age.
July 20, 2009
plutoman commented on the word forgettory
The opposite of memory.
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