Funny, Interesting, Unusual English Words -- Like Sardoodledom

Discussion in 'Humor' started by TezriLi, Jun 13, 2014.

  1. Ha ha haaaa....that reminds of some silly movie where they pronounced Socrates the philosopher So-Crates. :p
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  2. That reminded me this video:
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  3. I needed that. Thanks for posting it.

    Okay, I'll leave you with this word, Geedunk. It's an old Navy slang word for those vending machines with the spiral heavy wire things that spin or rotate to drop your choice down where you can reach thru the flapper door and retrieve your selection. It comes from the noise the machine makes and when the snack drops down making the dunk sound.
  4. Sounds,

    How's about a peewit (lapwing) I guess a few birds get names by their noises. A curlew makes that sort of sound then of course there is the cuckoo... Although according to some songs it never say's that until the 4th of July. There are English cuckoo songs but I'll leave you with an American one I think is really nice.

  5. Aonther cuckoo,one I remember a variant of from childhood, remembering that (at least supposedly over here) in June she changes her tune.

    The Cuckoo comes in April
    She sings her song in May
    She changes her tune
    In the month of June
    And July she flies away
  6. And for Ghid, as we mentioned Wales, it's best I can find. I do remember singing this in primary school in Wales.

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  7. Thank you Mr Boltardy. I'm sorry that I took so long to respond to this. Last week, the United States celebrated Turkey Day. It has become a very big thing. The President pardon's turkeys. The various governments, including schools, banks, and post offices, shut down. Celebrities feed homeless people. Santa Claus arrives at Macy's. For me the most important part: I get to visit my brothers or like this year, they visited me. And another very important part, we all make lists for what we are thankful.

    I'm thankful or a lot of things. Some of them are really trivial like for example my little sister and I donated our pony tails to to a charity that makes wigs for people who have become bald because of chemo or radiation therapy. I'm still a little shocked every time I look at the mirror. My boyfriend says I look "perky." I'm thankful to have him for a friend. I think that we are BFF. On second thought, that is not so trivial. A BFF is an important thing.

    I know that in Britain, you don't celebrate Turkey Day, but I hope you had a good Turkey Day.
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  8. I had to look up BFF! I'm not that easy at talking to young people about their relationships but on this one, I think I can pass comment. If you have found someone who is really a good friend, I think you have a very good thing.

    You are right that we don't have your Thanksgiving. I don't eat a lot meat (part convenience as my parents are vegetarian and part as I don't always have a great taste for meat) but I plan on turkey for Christmas.
  9. BFF, I suppose that qualifies as a word.

    My great grandmother had a BFF. They had known each other since grade school. My grandfather called her to tell her about the funeral. Her health kept her from attending. They went to school with a man named Elvis Johnson. He sued the IRS, and he received a $10 million settlement. Maybe Elvis would have been a good BFF.:)

    My father's mother has a BFF. They have known each other since grade school, Immaculate Conception on 14th Street, just west of Dirty Tony's. and east of Horn and Hardarts in New York City. That's the way she describes it.

    A cousin of mine wrote a story about girls, the school, and Horn and Hardets. I think it is on the internet. Maybe I can find it.

    Tony sold fruit flavored ice drinks.

    "In the Doris Day - Cary Grant romantic comedy "That Touch of Mink" (1962), Doris Day's roommate (played by Audrey Meadows) works in a Horn and Hardart Automat in Midtown Manhattan. The movie also has several amusing comic bits involving the Automat's glass-door vending hatches. (Wikipedia.)"

    My father and mother are BFF. They knew each other in high school. According to Dad, Mom was a nerd like me, and he was bad boy like his father. He says that she made him want to be a better man.

    I'm lucky that I have friends who might become BFF. After high school, we will scatter to different schools. That might be the test.
  10. person
    PERSON, n. per'sn. [L. persona; said to be compounded of per, through or by, and sonus, sound; a Latin word signifying primarily a mask used by actors on the state.]
    5. A human being represented in dialogue, fiction, or on the state; character.
    8. In law, an artificial person, is a corporation or body politic.
  11. appear
    APPE'AR, v.i. [L. appareo, of ad and pareo, to appear, or be manifest.]

    1. To come or be in sight; to be in view; to be visible.

    The leprosy appeareth in the skin of the flesh. Lev. 13.

    And God said, Let the dry land appear. Gen. 1.

    2. To become visible to the eye, as a spirit, or to the apprehension of the mind; a sense frequent in scripture.

    The Lord appeared to Abram, and said. Gen 12.

    The angel of the Lord appeared to him in a flame of fire out of the midst of the bush. Ex. 3.

    3. To stand in presence of, as parties or advocates before a court, or as persons to be tried. The defendant, being called, did not appear.

    We must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ. 2Cor. 5.

    4. To be obvious; to be known, as a subject of observation or comprehension.

    Let thy work appear to thy servant. Ps. 90.

    It doth not yet appear what we shall be. 1John 3.

    5. To be clear or made clear by evidence; as, this fact appears by ancient records.

    But sin that it might appear sin. Rom 7.

    6. To seem, in opposition to reality.

    They disfigure their faces, that they may appear to men to fast. Mat. 6.

    7. To be discovered, or laid open.

    That they shame may appear. Jer. 13.
  12. A word I came across back when I was gainfully employed causing computers to misbehave is <<Guillemet>>
    Guillemets are those symbols I just used to surround the word <<Guillemet>>.

    Not that you should care, but in a programming language called 'Ada' Guillemets surround a label.
    The purpose of a label in that language was to be the target of a "goto" statement, which was usually way out of favor by those that looked after style issues. Sometimes the discussions concerning goto (and associated labels) got so heated that it becomes almost reminiscent of some Christian doctrinal discussions.
  13. 10 goto WORD
    20 print 'glad you're here Hunter'
    30 print 'thanks for posting'

  14. loop -- I Thes 5:17
    end loop; -- this is an endless loop
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  15. On computing. Today I was looking at an alternative to "rhino" and came across "nashorn". Apparently, as well as being German for rhinoceros, it is a WWII tank.

    (I use the rhino javascript engine in my occasional dabbling with home automation just for home use. I use it for something that allows "user code" from some crude form of management interface, eg.

    function sensor(){
        darkvar = Server.getGlobalVar("isDark");
        darkval = darkvar.getString();
        if (darkval.equals("dawn"))
        command = Server.getNewProperty("command");
        if (!command.equals("on"))
        light = Server.getDevice("COR1");
        light.setDeviceTimer("off", 1 * 60);
  16. My wife came up with this one from a magazine while we were driving:

    Hangry (Hungry + Angry): The condition of being so hungry that one is emotionally unable to cope with irritation and the result is being very cross without cause.

    Unfortunately, she was using it to describe how I get.

    And the even worse thing is she is right.

    I am trying to lose weight, and I have diabetes, and I have other problems related to being older after a life of self indulgence.
    Yes, I need to take it to the Lord in prayer, but I also need to be less self-centered.
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  17. A word we had so much laughter over playing Balderdash years ago, was "clodpolish"! It means "awkward". My husband, who hates the game, cracked us all up with his definition, "The guy who cleans cars at a used car lot."
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  18. I was trying to come up with a word today for someone who just comes out with things without consideration.

    I don't think it exists but I quite like the sound of a "blurtmonger".
  19. I know the feeling.

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