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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.

en.wikipedia.org.

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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From: Neeka7/21/2019 11:53:52 AM
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Word of the day:

Popple

to move in a tumbling, irregular manner, as boiling water.

dictionary.com

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To: Neeka who wrote (80)7/21/2019 12:48:30 PM
From: DMaA
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It's also what we call aspens up here.

Popple tree.

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To: DMaA who wrote (81)7/21/2019 2:10:40 PM
From: Ken Adams
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Poplar trees where I grew up. Same family as the cottonwood. Grow fast, tall and short lived by tree standards. The cottonwood is a great, fast shade producer. Unfortunately, it dies at some 30-50 feet in height and great width if left un-pruned, at about the same number of years. Then they become an expensive removal from a once beautiful yard. Experience here....

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