tamf has looked up 54 words, created 12 lists, listed 181 words, written 12 comments, added 2 tags, and loved 13 words.

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  • Archaic French euphemist swearword. Short for "Sacre Corpus Christi" (sacristi is a variant). Frequently used by eminent detectives like Hercule Poirot. Also by Tintin.

    March 26, 2011

  • done, and released the reins. (heh)

    November 20, 2010

  • Britannica on Merino sheep: "Although they have a considerable growth of wool on their faces, it is seldom extensive enough to cause wool blindness."

    February 19, 2010

  • Named by Ray Jennings. Is often found in elementary logic texts "whose authors are desperate for a convincing example of an ‘exclusive “or�?’ (either p or q, but not both). Numerous writers offer examples such as the following. A parent says to a child, ‘You may have pie or cake if you eat your vegetables’. In fact, the consequent of this conditional is not any kind of disjunction."

    From The Oxford Companion to Philosophy (2005).

    September 23, 2009

  • Name, the Arabic/Muslim equivalent of Moses.

    August 5, 2009

  • Wikipedia: The Brown Noddy or Common Noddy (Anous stolidus) is a seabird from the tern family.

    August 5, 2009

  • OED: One who has a soft head; hence, in mod. use, a silly or stupid person; a simpleton.

    April 21, 2009

  • french for thirst. i always thought it sounded sort of parched.

    April 18, 2009

  • Mot kabyle signifiant confédération, parti. (French Wiktionary)

    Kabyle word, used in French, which basically means posse.

    April 18, 2009

  • Happy, joyous/Fortunate, prosperous.

    April 17, 2009

  • i am pleased.

    April 15, 2009

  • In parts of South Asia, the part of a house or living complex where the women of the family live.

    April 15, 2009

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