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jonasword commented on the word spintria
Latin for male prostitute. As far as I know (and I am no scholar of Latin by any means) this is the only feminine noun referring to a masculin subject. Apparently the Romans did not like the sound of "-int" and words containing this combination ended up having negative or derogatory meanings.
April 19, 2009
jonasword commented on the word interociter
Don't know how to edit it
Thanks! Digit failure.
jonasword commented on the word chuffing (chuffin')
50's teenage slang, Ottawa Valley- make out, spoon, pet Perhaps from Fr Canadian echauffee, hot, heated, chauffer, warm upWhat're ya doin' tonight? Chuffin'! -with a grin
April 11, 2009
jonasword commented on the word snarf
Adolescent slang- someone who farts in the bathtub and bites at the bubbles
"The Interocitor is an alien communications device with unusual and strange properties. The concept was invented by science fiction writer Raymond F. Jones, who wrote the original novel This Island Earth beginning as a series of three sci-fi short stories now known as “The Peace Engineers Trilogy�? appearing in the sci-fi pulp magazine Thrilling Wonder Stories from 1949 to 1951." -Wikipedia. Made into a movie, This Island Earth" was popular in the fifties and has become cult classic.
jonasword commented on the word acrocephalic
Pointy headed- I shall be using this word a lot
April 9, 2009
jonasword commented on the word picaroon
My Gr 12 girlfriend introduced me to this word for pirate
jonasword commented on the word foofy
I use it to mean something frilly, frivolous, silly, effete, swishy or overdecorated. I heard it used this way by someone unremembered a long time ago.
April 8, 2009
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