Words of the Day for July 2009
People leave us lovely words in the amusingly named dick, along with short, factual and concise definitions. No really. Here's this month's words so far...
Friday July 31st, 2009
Thursday July 30th, 2009
You hate it, and you’ll know you have to leave.
Wednesday July 29th, 2009
One of the three modes of persuasion in rhetoric. Pathos appeals to the audience’s emotions.
NOT one of the three musketeers
Tuesday July 28th, 2009
Noun. A useless thing. Usually heard in phrases such as “as useful as a chocolate teapot.” E.g. "A car without wheels is as useful as a chocolate teapot."
Saturday July 25th, 2009
Someone who isn’t blessed with the clever clogs and is frequently battered with the stupid stick
Wednesday July 22nd, 2009
result of eating dodgey food in the developing world
Tuesday July 21st, 2009
The cultural gap between the person using sarcasm and the person failing to understand it.
Monday July 20th, 2009
Also has a *fantastic* ring road. Much amusement is had watching non-locals try to drive on it and promptly shit themselves when they realise the junctions are 3ft apart.
Thursday July 16th, 2009
Easy to get lost in, as everywhere looks the same.
Wednesday July 15th, 2009
the habit of poking bits of metal through yourself mostly
Tuesday July 14th, 2009
The Lion from the Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe
Monday July 13th, 2009
singing in the car
Get funny looks from other road users, sometimes they join in.
Friday July 10th, 2009
Tries really hard to pretend that it’s not a right wing scaremongering piece of trash but occasionally forgets and prints a ranty and rather special article or two.
Thursday July 9th, 2009
adj. To get all worked up about something, to the point of obssession. As Christina is about Peter in The Sweetest Thing.
“You are so bejiggity”
“I am not bejiggity about Peter”
"Oh my god. You named him"
Wednesday July 8th, 2009
Great with chocolate.
Custard cremes aren’t that bad. Jaffa cakes are horrid.
Sunday July 5th, 2009
A far more enjoyable alternative to alcohol. Symptoms (in me, at least) include mellowness, giggliness and feelieness (qv)
Saturday July 4th, 2009
Bipedal denizens of a largely unremarkable but not entirely unpleasant ball of rock, floating aimlessly somewhere in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable Western Spiral arm of
the Galaxy. Their greatest accomplishments include the construction of the Pyramids at Giza, their triumphant defeat of gravity in 1961, and the cancellation of an (un)popular science fiction series called ‘Enterprise’. Their greatest failures, which significantly outnumber their achievements, include the development of musical ringtones, their evolutionary (and rather vulgar) method of reproduction, the ‘mullet’ hairstyle, and the gratuitous and belligrerently spiteful existence of Gail Porter.
The greatest human mystery remains, of course, Lisa Riley.
Friday July 3rd, 2009
One of the sexiest men to walk the Earth...
Thursday July 2nd, 2009
rameses kitchen nightmares
Ancient Egyptian television programme where the great pharoah helped out underperforming restaurants