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  1. Write4U Valued Senior Member

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    Had me intrigued.

    Bloomfield, Robert (2018). "The LAAPs that foster productive conversations and the crebit that undermines them".
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sealioning#cite_note-2

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  3. wegs Matter & Pixie Dust Valued Senior Member

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    Forenoon. It is considered old English for morning. I like it, but not sure I would actively use it in everyday conversation. But, if I’m speaking with a fan of Henry David Thoreau, then...

    Come over in the forenoon, and we will chat about it over coffee.
     
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    Foretaste/aftertaste

    You'd think they might be opposites but they aren't really.
     
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  7. Write4U Valued Senior Member

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    "legally drunk" according to George Carlin:
    " But officer, leave my friend alone, he is legally drunk".

    (warning, crude language)
     
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    broccoli

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    its supposed to be broccoli underpants
    but i thought the picture might moot a theme which mods might feel the need to adjudicate
     
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  10. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

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    I saw it on a TV show:

    "Conspicuity" - the quality or state of being conspicuous : conspicuousness.

    The context was "conspcuity tape", red-and-white-striped tape that they put on tanker trucks to make the explodey buts conspicuous - Don't step on this, etc.
     
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  12. Write4U Valued Senior Member

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    schlemiel, schlimazel, hazenpfeffer.

    Schlemiel! Schlimazel! Hasenpfeffer Incorporated!
    11/09/2015 01:17 pm ET Updated Nov 09, 2016
    https://www.huffpost.com/entry/schlemiel-schlimazel-hase_b_8512356
     
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  13. wegs Matter & Pixie Dust Valued Senior Member

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    Elflocks - a tangled mass of hair

    A sweeter version of “bed-head.”



     
  14. Write4U Valued Senior Member

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    Elf's can have "bad hair days"?

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  15. Michael 345 New year. PRESENT is 70 years old Valued Senior Member

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    Looks more like haystack head to me

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  16. Write4U Valued Senior Member

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    Somebody must have been looking for a needle.....

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