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sockfullofpennies commented on the word kinetinaut
One that participates in a Kinetic Sculpture Race. For more information see:
July 31, 2007
sockfullofpennies commented on the word douche-baggery
During last night's American Idol, Ryan Seacrest was spreading the douche-baggery on pretty thick.
March 1, 2007
sockfullofpennies commented on the word cartographer
Guildenstern: What a shambles! We're just not getting anywhere.
Rosencrantz: Not even England. I don't believe in it anyway.
Guildenstern: Just a conspiracy of cartographers, you mean?
February 3, 2007
sockfullofpennies commented on the word ambulatory
After a minor skiing accident my mother tried to express to everyone that she was fine by saying she was ambulatory. I told her it was probably a bad time to exercise her vocabulary. I suspect most everyone thought she was saying she needed an ambulance.
January 30, 2007
sockfullofpennies commented on the word dirigible
The adjective: capable of being steered.
Hence a zeppelin or airship was in fact a "dirigible balloon"; or a balloon that could be steered.
sockfullofpennies commented on the word simultaneity
The special theory of relativity describes how velocities near the speed of light may effect the simultaneity of two events.
January 27, 2007
sockfullofpennies commented on the word uncouple
Decouple refers to the removal of a logical association: decouple ideology from foreign policy.
Uncouple refers to the removal of a physical connection: uncouple the train cars.
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