mat8iou has looked up 109 words, created 1 list, listed 140 words, written 13 comments, added 12 tags, and loved 0 words.

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  • Used by British Prime Minister David Cameron (who does not believe in Returnism), with reference to the Koh-i-Noor diamond & the Parthenon Marbles.

    February 25, 2013

  • Used in this article in the Independent based around the predilections of the late Jimmy Saville.
    http://blogs.independent.co.uk/2012/10/24/jimmy-savile-paedophilia-and-necrophilia/

    October 24, 2012

  • When a beam or surface bends under load, some parts bend up & some bend down. The point of contraflexure is the zone where the deflection is lowest where two opposing directions of movement intersect.

    October 23, 2010

  • When a beam or surface bends under load, some parts bend up & some bend down. The point of contraflexure is the zone where the deflection is lowest where two opposing directions of movement intersect.

    September 13, 2010

  • Seen in Thailand on the sign for a shop selling boots. Its not in any dictionaries I can fins, although searching online reveals a lot more examples of its use.

    May 3, 2010

  • I'm amazed this term isn't used more often, as the situation it describes is something that crops up very frequently.

    March 14, 2010

  • Many public museums & similar institutions in the UK have anti-deaccessioning clauses in their governing charters that forbid them of removing any items from their collections (with occasional exceptions such ass if the item is damaged to the extent of being worthless).

    March 14, 2010

  • I have (for want of a better word) described the act of something becoming totemised as totemification - however, a search of the internet suggests that this is not a word that has ever really been used. Would be interested to know of a better term for the describing the action by which something become a focus of totemism.

    March 14, 2010

  • An interesting term - with a fairly clear definition & etymology. I wonder what word would describe the action if Lord Elgin hadn't done what he did? Others did similar, but in all other cases the artefacts are renowned more than the accquirer.

    March 14, 2010

  • Does anyone know what the etymology of this term is?

    March 14, 2010

  • I liked the definition of is as to butt / poke.

    March 21, 2009

  • Words that are interesting / useful - and maybe ought to be used more often

    March 21, 2009

  • According to the news this word describes British MP George Galloway.

    March 21, 2009

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