Little known english words

Here you will find forum type games to play.
User avatar
Herpscott
Legendary
Legendary
Posts: 134
Joined: Mon Nov 07, 2005 7:33 pm
Location: California

Post by Herpscott » Thu Apr 20, 2006 5:57 pm

Neomaxizoomdweebie (n) an uncool person :D
"Ignorance is Bliss to those Uneducated" -Nick Hexum of 311

Please don't shoot me!!

User avatar
Syzygy
Legendary
Legendary
Posts: 385
Joined: Sun Apr 02, 2006 3:17 pm
Custom Title: Wergild Collector
Location: My Acre of Africa

Post by Syzygy » Fri Apr 21, 2006 2:25 pm

Shadowblaze wrote:Nice name. astronomy!

convoluted:

complex, involved
Thanks!

dilettante:
A dabbler in a field of knowledge or an art.

tryptych:
A work of art consisting of three painted/carved panels hinged together.
Eat more tobasco.

User avatar
vrikasatma
Legendary
Legendary
Posts: 2062
Joined: Tue Aug 02, 2005 11:59 am
Custom Title: Sometimes, ya just gotta say ... BLEEEE!!
Gender: Female
Additional Details: Digg: Gemfinder
Dragon Cave: http://dragcave.net/user/Xocowolf
Twitter: @Xocowolf
Mood: Busy
Location: EugeneOR
Contact:

Post by vrikasatma » Fri Apr 21, 2006 3:44 pm

bourn (born) noun

1. A destination or goal.

2. A boundary or limit.

[From Middle French bourne, from Old French bodne (boundary). Ultimately
from Indo-European root bhendh- (to bind) that is also the source of band,
bend, bind, bond, bundle, and bandanna.]
ImageImageImageImage

User avatar
Figarou
Legendary
Legendary
Posts: 13085
Joined: Sun Nov 28, 2004 5:27 am
Custom Title: Executive Producer (Red Victoria)
Gender: Male
Location: Tejas

Post by Figarou » Fri Apr 21, 2006 3:57 pm

a-oooo a-oooo. :howl:  :oo

n. the howling of a wolf.


Don’t leave Ely, Minnesota without joining a nighttime wolf howl with the International Wolf Center…. "Stand at the edge of the forest and let “er rip: A-oooo, A-oooo. Sometimes, the wolves even answer back."

—Diane Bair and Pamela Wright, “Ely, Minnesota,”


http://gorp.away.com/gorp/eclectic/fami ... towns3.htm



:D

User avatar
vrikasatma
Legendary
Legendary
Posts: 2062
Joined: Tue Aug 02, 2005 11:59 am
Custom Title: Sometimes, ya just gotta say ... BLEEEE!!
Gender: Female
Additional Details: Digg: Gemfinder
Dragon Cave: http://dragcave.net/user/Xocowolf
Twitter: @Xocowolf
Mood: Busy
Location: EugeneOR
Contact:

Post by vrikasatma » Fri Apr 21, 2006 4:27 pm

Man, I can't wait for Burning Man. There'll be a waxing moon this year and the evening is always heralded by a running citywide howl at moonrise and you haven't heard a howling until you hear 32,000 humans do it in a travelling wave along a 3.5-mile crescent...

There'll be a waxing gibbous rising behind the Man on Burn Night and I hope to get a picture of that.
ImageImageImageImage

User avatar
23Jarden
Legendary
Legendary
Posts: 514
Joined: Mon Jul 25, 2005 11:20 am
Custom Title: You guys want some cookIES!?
Location: Under your bed.
Contact:

Post by 23Jarden » Tue May 09, 2006 3:00 pm

barrel rolling (v)
to run at someone with the intent of hurting them.
"There are no stupid questions. However, there are many inquistive idiots."

User avatar
Xaltar
Legendary
Legendary
Posts: 82
Joined: Fri May 05, 2006 1:42 pm
Contact:

Post by Xaltar » Tue May 09, 2006 3:48 pm

Quagmire

Shaky, miry ground; as a political term used to describe a foreign military campaign
Image

User avatar
vrikasatma
Legendary
Legendary
Posts: 2062
Joined: Tue Aug 02, 2005 11:59 am
Custom Title: Sometimes, ya just gotta say ... BLEEEE!!
Gender: Female
Additional Details: Digg: Gemfinder
Dragon Cave: http://dragcave.net/user/Xocowolf
Twitter: @Xocowolf
Mood: Busy
Location: EugeneOR
Contact:

Post by vrikasatma » Tue May 09, 2006 6:11 pm

gyrovague (JYE-ro-vayg) noun

A monk who travels from one place to another.

[From French, from Late Latin gyrovagus gyro- (circle) + vagus (wandering).]
ImageImageImageImage

User avatar
Syzygy
Legendary
Legendary
Posts: 385
Joined: Sun Apr 02, 2006 3:17 pm
Custom Title: Wergild Collector
Location: My Acre of Africa

Post by Syzygy » Wed May 17, 2006 1:51 pm

Somniloquy:

The act or habit of talking in one's sleep.
Eat more tobasco.

User avatar
anirbas
Legendary
Legendary
Posts: 132
Joined: Thu Jan 05, 2006 12:34 pm
Custom Title: Red headed duck lady
Location: Southern Ohio
Contact:

Post by anirbas » Thu May 18, 2006 1:28 pm

Hey I Do that!

(talk in my sleep that is.) :D
Image

User avatar
Syzygy
Legendary
Legendary
Posts: 385
Joined: Sun Apr 02, 2006 3:17 pm
Custom Title: Wergild Collector
Location: My Acre of Africa

Post by Syzygy » Thu May 18, 2006 1:32 pm

:lol: My sister does it as well. Sometimes I hear her having an argument with me - it hilarious.
Eat more tobasco.

User avatar
anirbas
Legendary
Legendary
Posts: 132
Joined: Thu Jan 05, 2006 12:34 pm
Custom Title: Red headed duck lady
Location: Southern Ohio
Contact:

Post by anirbas » Thu May 18, 2006 1:39 pm

I've actually had conversations with people in my sleep! :lol:
Image

Lukas
Legendary
Legendary
Posts: 1604
Joined: Mon May 15, 2006 9:29 pm
Custom Title: living
Gender: Male
Mood: Indifferent
Location: Lakeland,Florida
Contact:

Post by Lukas » Thu May 18, 2006 3:53 pm

Nascent- emerging
bam!
Image
(for every afro avatar, a funky man loses his hair, please, think of undercover brother)

User avatar
Teenwolf
Legendary
Legendary
Posts: 86
Joined: Mon Mar 06, 2006 2:34 pm
Custom Title: Having the light to lead them...
Location: Germany/ Koblenz

Post by Teenwolf » Tue May 30, 2006 3:46 pm

hmmm, this game isn't very interesting for someone who only hardly can speak english :(
PROUD TO BE A FURRY

Lukas
Legendary
Legendary
Posts: 1604
Joined: Mon May 15, 2006 9:29 pm
Custom Title: living
Gender: Male
Mood: Indifferent
Location: Lakeland,Florida
Contact:

Post by Lukas » Tue May 30, 2006 4:55 pm

yob :lol:
Image
(for every afro avatar, a funky man loses his hair, please, think of undercover brother)

User avatar
Scott Gardener
Legendary
Legendary
Posts: 4731
Joined: Wed Dec 15, 2004 11:36 pm
Gender: Male
Mood: Excited
Location: Rockwall, Texas (and beyond infinity)
Contact:

Post by Scott Gardener » Sat Jun 03, 2006 8:01 pm

Teenwolf:
this game isn't very interesting for someone who only hardly can speak english
But, I bet you could easily ace almost all of us on little-known German words, given that most of us don't know the commonly used ones.

How about unusual words in your native language, and what they mean in English? I'm sure there's some pretty colorful ways of describing things once you get out of the bottleneck of just the cultures that speak primarily English. That goes for anyone else here whose main cerebral operating system is something else besides the language you're reading right now.
Taking a Gestalt approach, since it's the "in" thing...

Lukas
Legendary
Legendary
Posts: 1604
Joined: Mon May 15, 2006 9:29 pm
Custom Title: living
Gender: Male
Mood: Indifferent
Location: Lakeland,Florida
Contact:

Post by Lukas » Sat Jun 03, 2006 8:15 pm

luft- air
Auf wiederzehn- good bye!(proper)
vierundzweizig-24
siebenunddreissig-37

I took german 1 so i know a few words
:D
Image
(for every afro avatar, a funky man loses his hair, please, think of undercover brother)

User avatar
Syzygy
Legendary
Legendary
Posts: 385
Joined: Sun Apr 02, 2006 3:17 pm
Custom Title: Wergild Collector
Location: My Acre of Africa

Post by Syzygy » Mon Jun 05, 2006 2:07 pm

Goeie aand, how about some Afrikaans?

Kripvreter - (derogatory) nickname for a politician.
Laventelhaan - a man who is obsessed with his appearance.
And there's always the simpler stuff...
Hou jou bek! - Shut up.
Eat more tobasco.

User avatar
Lupin
Legendary
Legendary
Posts: 6129
Joined: Sun Jun 19, 2005 11:26 pm
Custom Title: Ninja BOFH
Gender: Male
Location: 29°30.727'N 98°35.949'W
Contact:

Post by Lupin » Mon Jun 05, 2006 2:28 pm

Syzygy wrote:Kripvreter - (derogatory) nickname for a politician.
There are non-derogatory nicknames for politicians? :grinp:
I don't suffer from lycanthropy, I enjoy every minute of it! Image

User avatar
PariahPoet
Legendary
Legendary
Posts: 2865
Joined: Tue Jul 12, 2005 4:05 pm
Custom Title: The one and only were-jaguarundi!
Gender: Female
Location: Texas
Contact:

Post by PariahPoet » Mon Jun 05, 2006 5:28 pm

Pariah- A social outcast. ^_^

Thwart- to hinder or prevent
Image

User avatar
Syzygy
Legendary
Legendary
Posts: 385
Joined: Sun Apr 02, 2006 3:17 pm
Custom Title: Wergild Collector
Location: My Acre of Africa

Post by Syzygy » Wed Jun 07, 2006 2:28 pm

Lupin wrote:There are non-derogatory nicknames for politicians? :grinp:
:lol: Not that I know of.
Eat more tobasco.

User avatar
Teenwolf
Legendary
Legendary
Posts: 86
Joined: Mon Mar 06, 2006 2:34 pm
Custom Title: Having the light to lead them...
Location: Germany/ Koblenz

Post by Teenwolf » Wed Jun 21, 2006 6:59 am

LoyalReaperDragon wrote:luft- air
Auf wiederzehn- good bye!(proper)
vierundzweizig-24
siebenunddreissig-37

I took german 1 so i know a few words
:D
:lol: well thats funny stuff for me..... :wink:
let me correct it for you....24 vierundzwanzig
good bye- auf wiedersehen ( another word for that) Tschööö lol
37- siebenunddreiéig well you where better in german then me in english
PROUD TO BE A FURRY

User avatar
Teenwolf
Legendary
Legendary
Posts: 86
Joined: Mon Mar 06, 2006 2:34 pm
Custom Title: Having the light to lead them...
Location: Germany/ Koblenz

Post by Teenwolf » Wed Jun 21, 2006 7:07 am

well, you asked for some words...here they come

Guess what means...( i took some words that what i think sound very strange to you guys......:D
-Dummschwätzer
-Dorfmatratze
:evil:
-Fliese
mmmmmhhh..not that easy as i though.... :P
-Aschenbecher
-Kühlschrank
-Frisör
-Drehmomentschlüssel
-Bedürfnissanstalt
-Fliegenklatsche
??
let me hear what you think and i can give you tomorrow the solutions....same time like today.... :P
PROUD TO BE A FURRY

Lukas
Legendary
Legendary
Posts: 1604
Joined: Mon May 15, 2006 9:29 pm
Custom Title: living
Gender: Male
Mood: Indifferent
Location: Lakeland,Florida
Contact:

Post by Lukas » Wed Jun 21, 2006 3:50 pm

Teenwolf wrote:
-Dummschwätzer
-Kühlschrank
the 1st one i make out as dumb s***
and the 2nd one i think means coll migit(since Kuehl is cool as in tempature and schrank is tiny or small)
Image
(for every afro avatar, a funky man loses his hair, please, think of undercover brother)

User avatar
Teenwolf
Legendary
Legendary
Posts: 86
Joined: Mon Mar 06, 2006 2:34 pm
Custom Title: Having the light to lead them...
Location: Germany/ Koblenz

Post by Teenwolf » Thu Jun 22, 2006 6:42 am

Teenwolf wrote:well, you asked for some words...here they come

Guess what means...( i took some words that what i think sound very strange to you guys......:D
-Dummschwätzer
-Dorfmatratze
:evil:
-Fliese
mmmmmhhh..not that easy as i though.... :P
-Aschenbecher
-Kühlschrank
-Frisör
-Drehmomentschlüssel
-Bedürfnissanstalt
-Fliegenklatsche
??
let me hear what you think and i can give you tomorrow the solutions....same time like today.... :P
-Dummschwätzer is a blithering idiot....
-Dorfmatratze ( for adults only) a girl who sleeps with everyone in the same village
:evil:
-Fliese is a Flagstone
mmmmmhhh..not that easy as i though.... :P
-Aschenbecher Ashtrey
-Kühlschrank fridge... lol
-Frisör is a hair stylist
-Drehmomentschlüssel is a torque wrench
-Bedürfnissanstalt is another word for toilett
-Fliegenklatsche is a fly swatter
PROUD TO BE A FURRY

Post Reply