Create a new word

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  1. geordief Valued Senior Member

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    Just heard "Nontroversy"
     
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  3. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

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    I thought a dullathon was where you call in to donate to some charity but they keep interrupting the entertainment every two minutes with, "We have a total...."
     
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  5. wegs With brave wings, she flies . . . Valued Senior Member

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    Nonversation - I’m going to start using that one.
     
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  7. Seattle Valued Senior Member

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    There are several terms I hear actually used although more by the 20 something generation (maybe that's you?).

    Adulting and Arting. I'm guessing you can take any noun and make it a verb by adding "ing".

    Adulting is when you have to clean your place, take care of some kids, pay some bills.
    Arting is when you draw, paint, etc.
     
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  8. wegs With brave wings, she flies . . . Valued Senior Member

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    I’ve heard those too ^^

    I heard one today “bankster.” Basically, this is a banker who makes underhanded transactions or knows the inside scoop when it comes to stock trading. I kinda like this one

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  9. Seattle Valued Senior Member

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    Haha...I do too.
     
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  10. Truck Captain Stumpy The Right Honourable Reverend Truck Captain Valued Senior Member

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    Here's one I am still trying to find the source of - Cidiot: The person who dwells in a city but ventures into rural areas to perform acts of stupidity.


    cidiot
    Noun, adjective.
    Derived from City+idiot.

    Someone from the city who's utterly crippled by an inability to survive outside city limits or comprehend any merit or logic in rural life or people. A classic cidiot cannot read a map, is terrified of "rednecks" (anyone the cidiot perceives to be rural is a redneck) and cannot take directions. The cidiot will typically say asinine things in conspicuous places to apparently deliberately embarrass themselves. For instance, at a livestock show, "oooh my, that cow needs to be milked!" upon seeing a Bull's scrotum. Or, at the goat show, "oh my, how can you cut off that poor little goat's ears!" upon seeing a LaMancha goat (the LaMancha is bred earless). They regard rural people as servants and assume anyone who doesn't wear sunscreen and loafers has an IQ of 1oo or below. They tend to dress inappropriately, often wearing flip flops on "hikes", which are usually awkward walks down state highways which they consider "country roads," or expensive high-end outdoor gear for a country picnic. Cidiots can be found entangled in their own fishing lines along streams or hovering alongside farmers' markets, asking really dumb questions like, "do the mushroom trees grow big around here?" Some cidiots have been known to break into rural homes off-season, saying, "I saw the sign for fresh produce! Do you have any arugala now?", when there are 4 feet of snow on the ground. They generally are not dangerous unless they are attempting to use firearms, ATV's, woodstoves, or chainsaws in which case, they should be immediately disabled for the sake of the general community.

    Many cidiots have temporarily migrated to semi rural (read "suburban") settings to try their hand at organic farming after reading one of several books on Dexter cows, beekeeping, raising llamas or sheep dairying, but they usually retreat after a very short time. They generally loathe manual labour and tend to surround themselves w/ a variety of cidiot-enablers who help them figure out how to use a woodstove, a hammer, a drill, and other basics. The cidiots never actually develop these skills, however, as the enablers usually end up just doing their jobs for them, often free of charge. Much has been done to educate these enablers so that they would detach themselves, forcing the cidiots to become more self-sufficient, but alas, the cycle continues, even now.
     
  11. geordief Valued Senior Member

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    Some urbanites being treated like eejits?
     
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  12. Michael 345 New year. PRESENT is 69 years old Valued Senior Member

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  13. Michael 345 New year. PRESENT is 69 years old Valued Senior Member

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    frunk

    Found this

    Frunk = trunk of car not at back position, placed in front

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  14. wegs With brave wings, she flies . . . Valued Senior Member

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    Haha this is funny sounding ^_^
     
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  15. Gawdzilla Sama Valued Senior Member

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    VW beetle.
     
  16. Michael 345 New year. PRESENT is 69 years old Valued Senior Member

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    Has a frunk ✓

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  17. geordief Valued Senior Member

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    Has anyone told these Yanks what a trunk actually is?

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    Do they imagine VW Beetles are elephant powered?(or are somehow front loaded with suitcases)
     
  18. Seattle Valued Senior Member

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    Good Geordief!
    Means a blunder so silly as to belie belief as in Good Grief! or Mon Dieu!
     
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  19. Truck Captain Stumpy The Right Honourable Reverend Truck Captain Valued Senior Member

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    totally frunking cool
     
  20. Michael 345 New year. PRESENT is 69 years old Valued Senior Member

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    Beats friging

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  21. Truck Captain Stumpy The Right Honourable Reverend Truck Captain Valued Senior Member

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    methinks you might be doing it wrong...

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  22. geordief Valued Senior Member

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    Josheria : an outlet dispensing good natured banter and wisecrackery.
     
  23. Michael 345 New year. PRESENT is 69 years old Valued Senior Member

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    Methinks you might be frunking correct

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