May 31, 2009 3:09 pm at 3:09 pm #923358
Aussie- sorry pal!June 1, 2009 3:21 pm at 3:21 pm #923366
aussie… you may want to see someone with a medical degree… lol
i hope you’re kidding, man!June 1, 2009 3:26 pm at 3:26 pm #923367
and a few more for the phobia lovers:
ephebiphobia – fear of teenagers
agateophobia – fear of insanity [it’s probably too late!]
autodysomophobia – fear of people with bad body odorJune 1, 2009 8:06 pm at 8:06 pm #923370feivelParticipant
although i found the definition you gave on numerous places, i think this is a mistake.
everywhere in the medical literature that the prefix: “auto” is used it is used in reference to oneself.
i did find a few places that gave the correct definition. it is a fear, usually associated with OCD, that one himself has a bad odor that others find repulsive in him, leading to taking extreme measures, such as the excessive and repetitive application of deodorants and perfumes and bathing multiple times in one day.June 1, 2009 8:09 pm at 8:09 pm #923371feivelParticipant
this is from medline medical dictionary”
Main Entry: aut-
Variant(s): or auto-
: self : same one <autism> a : of, by, affecting, from, or for the same individual <autograft> <autotransfusion> <autovaccination> b : arising or produced within the individual and acting or directed toward or against the individual or the individual’s own body, tissues, or molecules <autoimmunity> <autosuggestion> <autoerotism>June 2, 2009 1:50 am at 1:50 am #923372
noitallmr the polymath..doesn’t quite sound right does it???June 2, 2009 2:34 am at 2:34 am #923373
Jax the polymath sounds really great! & i’m with ames on deleting math out of the equation! 😉June 2, 2009 2:35 pm at 2:35 pm #923374
feivel – i believe you are right. that is the only definition that would make sense. thanks.
to make up for that mistake:
hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia – fear of the number 666
[no, i wouldn’t know that one off the top of my head… i looked it up]June 2, 2009 3:32 pm at 3:32 pm #923375
ames: nice word but why add on the grand”ILOQUENT”???
Thats what “grand” means no?
How do I know? Everyone always tells me “you look grand!!!”June 2, 2009 3:38 pm at 3:38 pm #923376
ames: probably ‘obesity’.
lolJune 2, 2009 4:43 pm at 4:43 pm #923377
“loquent” refers to speech, from the Latin root loqui, to speak. So grandiloquent is used for someone who has a pompous or lofty style of speech, specifically.June 2, 2009 8:46 pm at 8:46 pm #923378
Squeak: ahhhhhhh….I was wondering why nobody ever called me grandiloquent!!! 😉June 2, 2009 10:03 pm at 10:03 pm #923379JewessMember
Noitallmr, are you engaging in gasconade or are you wheedling yourself to conjecture that “grand” is indeed panegyric?June 2, 2009 10:42 pm at 10:42 pm #923380
Jewess: please speak English mate!June 3, 2009 3:50 am at 3:50 am #923382
(n): the branch of chemistry concerned with fermentation (as in making wine or brewing or distilling)
(n): the organic chemistry of compounds and processes occurring in organisms; the effort to understand biology with
in the context of chemistryJune 3, 2009 3:54 am at 3:54 am #923383
(n): the straight line configuration of 3 celestial bodies (as the sun and earth and moon) in a gravitational system
(n): a natural phenomenon involving the physical properties of matter and energyJune 3, 2009 3:56 am at 3:56 am #923384
(n): a fire-breathing dragon used in medieval heraldry; had the head of a dragon
(n): a creature of Teutonic mythology; usually represented as breathing fire and having a reptilian body and sometimes wings
these words are all awesome hang man words! love these wacky words!June 3, 2009 5:56 pm at 5:56 pm #923385
let’s keep this going!
a person who attacks cherished beliefs or institutions as foolish or wrongJune 3, 2009 6:48 pm at 6:48 pm #923386areivimzehlazehParticipant
1. it’s what lies within that is the amazement
2. the epitome of something amazing
3. beyond amazingJune 4, 2009 1:16 am at 1:16 am #923387
areivim: nice definition of my word there buddy! 😉June 4, 2009 6:20 am at 6:20 am #923388
the sensation and the false belief that one can hear his or her mobile phone ringing or feel it vibrating, when in fact the telephone is not doing so!
i usually get this on shobbos!
Me too!June 4, 2009 6:26 am at 6:26 am #923389
mod: it’s pretty cool they have a term for our condition! 😉June 4, 2009 6:30 am at 6:30 am #923390kapustaParticipant
Jax, you just reminded me of a quote,
“When writing, be careful you didnt any words out.”
it might take a second to get it.June 4, 2009 6:31 am at 6:31 am #923391
kapusta: i edited it thanx morah! 😉June 4, 2009 6:34 am at 6:34 am #923392kapustaParticipant
I’m glad you got it in time for an edit, it usually takes people a while!June 4, 2009 9:15 pm at 9:15 pm #923393JewessMember
(HA HA HA HA HA!!!)
noun. commotion, uproar.June 4, 2009 11:57 pm at 11:57 pm #923394
Do you mean like hullabalo, balagan, bedlam, or tintinnabulation? (I know balagan is Ivrit, but I love that word)June 5, 2009 12:17 am at 12:17 am #923395oomisParticipant
Serendipitious is a nice sounding word for something that one discovers by a stroke of luck.June 5, 2009 1:32 pm at 1:32 pm #923397
Not really hashgacha, more like the Princes of Serendip.June 5, 2009 2:05 pm at 2:05 pm #923398SJSinNYCMember
Jax, when my mother was a teenager (or so she tells me, she was always an adult in my mind) her phone was next to her bed. For Shabbos, she always moved it to her desk. One morning, the phone rang, and she answered her shoe 🙂 It was Shabbos. Maxwell smart with a kippah LOL.June 5, 2009 2:07 pm at 2:07 pm #923399
ames, you just did…June 5, 2009 3:45 pm at 3:45 pm #923400
squeak!! tintinnabulation’s one of my favorite words, and it has nothing to do with a brouhaha…June 5, 2009 4:11 pm at 4:11 pm #923401
SJS, your mom wore a kippah? 🙂 🙂 🙂 Just kidding.
DE, it certainly can….June 5, 2009 4:53 pm at 4:53 pm #923402areivimzehlazehParticipant
It is assur to use “balagan” in an english sentence. You can only use it while speaking hebrew very rapidly, very loudly, waving your hands & red in the face
😉June 5, 2009 8:15 pm at 8:15 pm #923403
SJSinNYC: ha good one there!June 8, 2009 5:35 pm at 5:35 pm #923404
risible [riz ih bull]
amusing, makes you laughJune 8, 2009 5:47 pm at 5:47 pm #923405mepalMember
That word is SO risibleJune 9, 2009 2:39 am at 2:39 am #923406havesomeseichelMember
I know someone already posted this word…
antidisestablishmentarianism… but does someone know the definition to this? i heard this word and cannot find a definition to it- i have been searching for years….June 9, 2009 3:51 am at 3:51 am #923407
havesomeseichel: Antidisestablishmentarianism is usually used as an example of one of the longest English words that actually means something. Used mostly in reference to the Anglican Church in 19th-century England, it refers to opposition to the separation of Church and State.
& welcome back to the CR! i’m the former poster asdf, i got a transformation!June 9, 2009 2:08 pm at 2:08 pm #923408havesomeseichelMember
so that’s who you are! multiple personality disorder or just switching identification? dont know how long will be on but glad to be back for what I am able to!
thanks for the definition. I had heard it was against the disestablishing (so it is for establishing) a common unified church for England. But i wanted to know if there was a different definition (someone was playing a joke when they defined it to me) or if it really means that! just curious! its not in most dictionaries, by the way.June 9, 2009 2:39 pm at 2:39 pm #923409
ames, why would Jewishfeminist be upset with this word? oh… and how about giving using “avuncular” in a sentence – it seems like a hard word to fit into conversation.June 9, 2009 2:53 pm at 2:53 pm #923410
seichel, the word originated in the 19th century, but can still be used today to describe the position of opposition to the belief that there should be no official church in a country. Do you have an opinion?June 9, 2009 2:59 pm at 2:59 pm #923411
ouch! couldn’t you have at least picked on Mod25, I haven’t seen him on the boards in at least a week…June 9, 2009 5:46 pm at 5:46 pm #923412mepalMember
’72, that’s what happens to popular people…(unless you’re really not a person; just a mod)June 10, 2009 1:16 am at 1:16 am #923413
ames: yeah i downloaded it & love it! i was ganna tell you about it, but seems like you hang with the higher leagues in the CR now! <<insert sad face here>> thank you ames!
havesomeseichel: plastic surgery it is! i got a new face!June 10, 2009 2:06 am at 2:06 am #923414
ames: ha thank ya for that! i’m just saying you don’t hang with the CR Gang anymore!June 10, 2009 2:06 am at 2:06 am #923415
Jax, I gave you post 5,000 on the hangman thread and a chance to edit something… what else could you want?June 10, 2009 2:07 am at 2:07 am #923416an open bookParticipant
slang a detectiveJune 10, 2009 2:07 am at 2:07 am #923417
72: thank you! i count my blessings around here everyday! 😉June 10, 2009 2:19 am at 2:19 am #923418
an open book: good one! perfect for the Espionage thread!
here’s a sentence-Jax & ames are good gumshoes!
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