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From: DMaA2/15/2019 4:53:30 PM
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Tasseography - fancy word for reading tea leaves.

en.wikipedia.org

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To: DMaA who wrote (64)2/16/2019 9:26:02 AM
From: Tom Clarke
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hackles

>>Mel Brooks actually pinpointed “k” as the comedy catch-all in Melvin Helitzer’s book Comedy Writing Secrets. “Instead of saying ‘salmon’, ‘turkey’ is a funnier sound,” he says. He is also said to have called the “k” sound the funniest sound in the English language.

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To: goldworldnet who wrote (66)2/21/2019 6:37:01 PM
From: Tom Clarke
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loquacious and bodacious, often used in the same sentence by the immortal Walt Clyde Frazier when calling Knicks games.

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From: DMaA3/4/2019 9:09:30 PM
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Fantod:
1. a: a state of irritability and tension
b: Fidgets.

2: an emotional outburst.

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From: DMaA3/4/2019 9:38:05 PM
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Ausonia - the ancient Greek name for lower Italy, extended poetically to all Italy

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From: DMaA3/16/2019 11:07:13 AM
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Hypocorism

A hypocorism is a diminutive form of a name. Hypocorisms include pet names or calling names, often a diminutive or augmentative form of a word or given name when used as a nickname or term of endearment.

Hat Tip to carranza2 for using it to explain Beto's nickname.

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To: DMaA who wrote (75)3/16/2019 11:13:26 AM
From: Ken Adams
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That probably explains why Hannity calls him "Bozo" O'Rourke.

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From: goldworldnet3/31/2019 6:09:25 PM
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Yeshua, Jesus, Joshua translation.

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No pretension here.

My faults are numerous.

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From: SmoothSail4/10/2019 4:45:39 AM
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Halitoxic.

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From: Stan4/18/2019 9:33:08 PM
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Penultimate: It's a word that's not all that uncommon, but it's often used with the wrong meaning, like "absolute greatest" or something like that.

Its meaning is "next to the last" because "ultimate" means "last in a series."

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