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  1. Seattle Valued Senior Member

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    Or advertising for a trendy cafe "Come in for a slurp, and a bibble or even a little nibble" Weg's Cafe
     
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  3. wegs Matter and Pixie Dust Valued Senior Member

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    Lol! Not sure I’d want to hang out at a cafe with bibblers.

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  5. ThazzarBaal Registered Senior Member

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    The bibble stone streets lacked no luster making the cobble stone sidewalk less desirable as a path to walk. The bibbles shined like jewels. The red, blue, and yellow hues of polished agate were more like a rainbow type bridge than a roadway, although the bibble road didn't lead to Asgard. It ended at a crossroads with no signs. The only words to be read were these:

    "I'm Thorry"
     
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    The woman stepped up to the podium, opened her lectern bible book and began to speak that to some in the audience sounded like babble. The mouths of the hacklers were, by no stretch of the imagination relentless, but the lecturer became a bibbler that day.

    Nay! She became a bonafide bibbler without a rainbow bibble street to take her to Asgard.
     
  8. ThazzarBaal Registered Senior Member

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    Zaftig

    Her zaftig figure allured even the most faithful of men.

    Zaftig
     
  9. ThazzarBaal Registered Senior Member

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    Prerequisite

    I once thought I knew the definition of the term, then I made effort to verify, only to find my current understanding at that time to be contrary to the definition I found.

    I did the same thing today. I made another effort to look it it up to find my original understanding to be accurate.

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    Definition: at my first verification it was defined as a perk, at the second verification it was defined as I originally understood the term, as a type of requirement

    At this point, the needing to second guess my understanding of terms has me pulling my hair out (figuratively speaking) and has become more than a little aggravating.

    Prerequisite:

    Accuracy should be a prerequisite for information or it should be for certain areas on the web who provide information to the general public
     
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  10. geordief Valued Senior Member

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    "is that"
    Commonly heard and disliked by me ,anyway.

    eg "That is the problem they have ,is that....."

    Thought it was evidence of senility or functional illiteracy in the US population but the above example was lifted from an Irish sports commentary.
     
  11. wegs Matter and Pixie Dust Valued Senior Member

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    Wheedle

    Definition - to flatter or ''sweet talk'' someone, in hopes of getting something in return

    The next time you're pulled over by the police for speeding, you might try wheedling your way out of a ticket.
     
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    Yeah, she was a wheedler, but not the best I had known. She grew up that way, wheedling her way through life. She apparently picked up new methods along the way. Last time I saw her, she had wheedled herself into a nice cushy job at the court house. She didn't even know how to type.
     
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    I wonder if AI/bots can wheedle? Hmm.

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    Can they even "whead" for real?
     
  16. geordief Valued Senior Member

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    Widdle for riddle?
     
  17. ThazzarBaal Registered Senior Member

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    For wheal ...
     
  18. wegs Matter and Pixie Dust Valued Senior Member

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    Chuffed - feeling happy or very pleased

    Came across it in a book I'm reading written by a British author.

    It doesn't sound (phonetically) like that would be the definition. lol
     
  19. geordief Valued Senior Member

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    I wonder if it comes from the look a bird has when ,say it has had a dust bath and its feathers are all "chuffed up"

    Edit: you could try introducing the word into a conversation with the meaning you first assumed (annoyed?) and watch the look on the faces of the group.

    When challenged or asked for clarification,just say "oh,I thought it meant "annoyed" in the British isles "
     
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  21. Michael 345 New year. PRESENT is 72 years oldl Valued Senior Member

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    I do seem to remember that rape is not confined to the penis

    Seems a little odd but might be connected with the sentence available to be given ie if his action was tried as assault punishment would be less

    So law framed to have rape include items other than penis

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    enthusiastic (adj.)

    "c. 1600, "pertaining to possession by a deity," from Greek enthousiastikos "inspired," from enthousiazein "be possessed or inspired by a god" (see enthusiasm). Meaning "pertaining to irrational delusion in religion" is from 1690s. The main modern sense, in reference to feelings or persons, "intensely eager, rapturous," is from 1786. Related: Enthusiastically."--- https://www.etymonline.com/search?q=enthusiastic
     
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    Technetium: Technetium is the first element to be artificially produced, by bombarding Molybdenum with neutrons in 1937. (Atomic Number 43)
     

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