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Re: Mr. Mxy's Word Corner
« Reply #15 on: September 27, 2007, 02:59:41 AM »
...women...

KIDDING!


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Re: Mr. Mxy's Word Corner
« Reply #16 on: September 27, 2007, 05:13:14 AM »
bookkeeper

noun

one who attends to account books or systematic records of money transactions




Ok, I am no English professor or scrabble junkie, I am not even too good at account keeping.  But I love my books, I even according to my wife horde books - why can I not be a bookkeeper ?
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Re: Mr. Mxy's Word Corner
« Reply #17 on: September 27, 2007, 08:45:02 AM »

     I have a contribution. "Fid".

     A fid is a conical tool made of wood or bone. It is used to work with rope and canvas in marlinespike seamanship. A fid differs from a marlinspike in material and purpose. A marlinespike is meant to pry and is normally made of metal. A fid is used to hold open knots and holes in canvas. As I learned as a bosomate in The CG. Makes one really wonder where
that word originated.

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Re: Mr. Mxy's Word Corner
« Reply #18 on: September 27, 2007, 11:27:27 AM »

- TY for the correction and additional interesting multi-pair letter words, Hydra!

- Ya, ContACT, I always wondered why we book collectors don't qualify as "bookkeepers!"  In fact, I initially assumed that would be the first meaning listed for the two meanings of the word! Not so!  :-\

- RUSTY0: Your word has been added to the end of my list (but don't hold your breath! At the current rate it won't show up here until mid NEXT YEAR!  ::) )
As for the etymology of "fid": it was a 17th century Old Irish word for "tree, or any chunk of wood." (Prolly were a LOT of things called a "fid" back then, but I can see how such a nautical use would stick, name-wise, given all the deep tradition in seamanship....)

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Re: Mr. Mxy's Word Corner
« Reply #19 on: September 27, 2007, 07:17:42 PM »
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Ok, I am no English professor or scrabble junkie, I am not even too good at account keeping.  But I love my books, I even according to my wife horde books - why can I not be a bookkeeper ?

LOL! Most people won't have got that :)


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Re: Mr. Mxy's Word Corner
« Reply #20 on: September 27, 2007, 08:02:24 PM »
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Ok, I am no English professor or scrabble junkie, I am not even too good at account keeping.  But I love my books, I even according to my wife horde books - why can I not be a bookkeeper ?

LOL! Most people won't have got that :)

Exodus: You mean "most ppl" won't get what a "scrabble junkie" is?!?

I'll bet that MOST of the ppl who read this thread are scrabble junkies!

(Why do you think I know these words?!?!  :winkgrin:  Not just because I'm a bookkeeper::) )

You know what ContACT?  In writing the above I just figured out why we're not "bookkeepers!"

Because there's already a word for ppl like us!:
bookworms!

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Re: Mr. Mxy's Word Corner
« Reply #21 on: September 28, 2007, 01:35:37 AM »
You louse!

Another word that isn't the same as "bookkeeper": bibliophile. And it's fun to say, too!

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Re: Mr. Mxy's Word Corner
« Reply #22 on: September 28, 2007, 02:44:41 AM »
LOL! Most people won't have got that :)

Exodus - your right, Hydra can fill everyone else in one day.

Nice one Jane - bibliophile is a word I have never heard or used before.

Anyhow, I better go contact my account to see if my bookkeeping is all in order for him to finalise my tax return.   ;)


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Re: Mr. Mxy's Word Corner
« Reply #23 on: September 28, 2007, 03:32:48 AM »
One word:

-.-'

Well, it's more of an emotion. So here's the word:

*SIGH*

That's all I have to say.


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Re: Mr. Mxy's Word Corner
« Reply #24 on: November 06, 2007, 01:53:15 PM »
Well!  Long time, no new word!

Okay then, here's one of my second-favorite oddball words!:

Time for a new word!:

penultimate   pe·nul·ti·mate      [pi-nuhl-tuh-mit]

–adjective

next to the last: the penultimate scene of the play.


It's safe to say that my word this time is NOT the penultimate one!  I have a WHOLE BUNCH MORE to go!


Once again: You have two weeks (and only the next two weeks!) to put this new word to good - somewhat appropriate - use, so don't be the penultimate one to post your use!

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Re: Mr. Mxy's Word Corner
« Reply #25 on: November 06, 2007, 03:07:13 PM »
The penultimate person and the ultima person in line failed to receive their 50% off coupons.


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Re: Mr. Mxy's Word Corner
« Reply #26 on: November 06, 2007, 10:07:59 PM »
Quick! Someone post after me so that I have the penultimate post in this thread!

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Re: Mr. Mxy's Word Corner
« Reply #27 on: November 07, 2007, 02:14:27 PM »
Ok, but I can't guarantee that I have the ultima post, because I'm sure someone will make another post after me!


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Re: Mr. Mxy's Word Corner
« Reply #28 on: November 07, 2007, 02:17:12 PM »
And here I thought it meant the Penultimate T-1000 from "The Dig". Equal parts radio, locator, and moonlander game in a package the size of a space pen.




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Re: Mr. Mxy's Word Corner
« Reply #29 on: November 07, 2007, 02:24:23 PM »
And here I thought it meant the Penultimate T-1000 from "The Dig". Equal parts radio, locator, and moonlander game in a package the size of a space pen.


That was penultimately the most incomprehensible comment I've ever read/heard, with "I hate cheese"  boggling the mind completely.


MODIFY: Heee! 12 hours later and I'm still giggling about this one!



Who in their right mind would hate cheese...
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