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January 31, 2017, 15:17
Geoff
The dis- game
DISPENSE Knock the former governor of Indiana who's now T. Rump's sidekick.
February 03, 2017, 11:52
arnie
Too American for me.


Build a man a fire and he's warm for a day. Set a man on fire and he's warm for the rest of his life.
February 03, 2017, 12:45
haberdasher
Don't blame you one bit. It's too Unamerican for me. The current Vice President is Michael Pence, the former governor of Indiana.
February 03, 2017, 13:08
Proofreader
dispensation: the feeling you get when making fun of the VP.


Give a man a fish and he can eat for one day; give a man a fishing pole and he will find an excuse to never work again.
Nollidj is power.
February 11, 2017, 14:42
bethree5
DISMOUNTED - stole his horse

DISFROCK - point out a dress (in Brooklyn)

DISORIENTED - travelled West
February 11, 2017, 15:39
Proofreader
disgorge: fill the Grand Canyon.


Give a man a fish and he can eat for one day; give a man a fishing pole and he will find an excuse to never work again.
Nollidj is power.
February 13, 2017, 15:48
Proofreader
microwave: a midget's "Hello" gesture.


Give a man a fish and he can eat for one day; give a man a fishing pole and he will find an excuse to never work again.
Nollidj is power.
February 14, 2017, 20:27
Proofreader
bigotry: a California redwood


Give a man a fish and he can eat for one day; give a man a fishing pole and he will find an excuse to never work again.
Nollidj is power.
February 15, 2017, 04:53
haberdasher
BEGOTTEN - the fetch-ee
February 15, 2017, 05:19
Greg S
quote:
BEGOTTEN

Yeah, but A got twenty!


Regards Greg
February 15, 2017, 05:24
Greg S
Which reminds me of my favourite New Zealand joke (we make New Zealand jokes in Oz like Americans make Mexican jokes).

An Aussie sees some graffiti on the wall in the Gents loo at Auckland Airport that says "Australia sucks". Offended by it, the Aussie pulls out a permanent marker from his briefcase and underneath it, he writes "New Zealand five!"


Regards Greg
February 15, 2017, 05:47
Proofreader
quote:
An Aussie sees some graffiti on the wall in the Gents loo at Auckland Airport that says "Australia sucks". Offended by it, the Aussie pulls out a permanent marker from his briefcase and underneath it, he writes "New Zealand five!"

?

It is no longer politically correct to do Mexican jokes, according to my Wetback Humor Guodebook.


Give a man a fish and he can eat for one day; give a man a fishing pole and he will find an excuse to never work again.
Nollidj is power.
February 16, 2017, 13:26
Proofreader
Dijon ve: When you believe you've had that mustard before.


Give a man a fish and he can eat for one day; give a man a fishing pole and he will find an excuse to never work again.
Nollidj is power.
March 20, 2017, 17:54
haberdasher
DISTANCE - taking two positions at the same time
March 21, 2017, 05:25
Geoff
DIURNAL Cremated remains in two pots
March 22, 2017, 13:11
haberdasher
DISTRICT
- 1. Simultaneous residencies in two different political divisions
- 2. twice as demanding
March 22, 2017, 13:18
haberdasher
DETERGENT - to discourage unwanted advances from one who hitherto you had thought was a well-behaved male
March 23, 2017, 07:06
Geoff
DYSTROPHY When they take away your award.

DYSPEPSIA When all they have is Coca-Cola
March 23, 2017, 08:24
haberdasher
DILIGENT - two male lawyers doing their needed background work
March 25, 2017, 16:53
Geoff
DISCUS Condemning profanity following a bad throw.
March 25, 2017, 18:09
haberdasher
DIRECTOR - this parish has two Spiritual Leaders
March 26, 2017, 18:04
Geoff
DISLODGE Henry Cabot's detractor
or, thrown out of The Elks.
April 14, 2017, 09:46
haberdasher
AMUSE: without any inspiration whatsoever

(How's that for a paradox!)

And the related - AMUSING: thoughtless
April 15, 2017, 09:57
Geoff
No more pair of docs-ical than AMORAL CF the opera by Gian Carlo Menotti, "Amoral and The Night Visitors," and numerous current limericks.
May 21, 2017, 06:24
Proofreader
account: forgot the numbers.


Give a man a fish and he can eat for one day; give a man a fishing pole and he will find an excuse to never work again.
Nollidj is power.
June 07, 2017, 16:50
Geoff
Dispensation What happened in Indiana when its governor became Vice President.
June 13, 2017, 18:57
bethree5
Dismiss to marry

Disorient to move West

Dispense impeach VP

Disperse to pickpocket

Dissipate remove that wig!
July 03, 2017, 18:34
haberdasher
DISEASE - worry

DISCUSS - wash your mouth out with soap!

DISJOINT - ditch the marijuana

DISTANT - my mother's sister lives far away in Paris

DISSUADE - Don't you tell ANYONE what the scale said!
July 04, 2017, 07:14
Geoff
It seems to me we're repeating ourselves. Time for another game! Perhaps an "un" or a "re" game?

BTW, DISSUADE, to me, is knocking fuzzy leather.
July 04, 2017, 09:07
haberdasher
quote:
...DISSUADE, to me, is knocking fuzzy leather.
What, you've never heard of an English word having more than one meaning? Smile
July 04, 2017, 17:32
Geoff
Oh, you mean DAT suede, not DIS suede? My error! Such a weighty mistake. Roll Eyes
July 05, 2017, 05:51
Proofreader
Yes, Geoff, we could go to de:

detract: immobilize a tank
debate: take the worm off the hook
deposit: make negative


Give a man a fish and he can eat for one day; give a man a fishing pole and he will find an excuse to never work again.
Nollidj is power.
July 06, 2017, 05:48
Geoff
DEUS We're not ourselves

DERIDE Get off your horse

DELICATE Tell Cate the truth
July 06, 2017, 12:23
Proofreader
debunk: toss out of bed
decision: close a cut
decrepit: shovel the outhouse


Give a man a fish and he can eat for one day; give a man a fishing pole and he will find an excuse to never work again.
Nollidj is power.
July 07, 2017, 16:35
arnie
DEBATE What you use to catch de fish with.


Build a man a fire and he's warm for a day. Set a man on fire and he's warm for the rest of his life.
July 08, 2017, 01:30
Greg S
deliberate - incarcerate
deter - exhume
define - remove the financial penalty
defense - remove barriers
depart - bring back together
denude - clothe
demean - sanctify
detest/degrade - void results
defer - polish


Regards Greg
July 08, 2017, 08:01
bethree5
Debonaire French chef's knife
Decoupage Raising free-range hens
Dedicate transgender surgery
July 08, 2017, 11:59
Proofreader
quote:
Decoupage Raising free-range hens

Banishment from Groupon.


Give a man a fish and he can eat for one day; give a man a fishing pole and he will find an excuse to never work again.
Nollidj is power.
July 13, 2017, 08:30
haberdasher
DEAL - to impeach a former Vice-President

DEBONAIRE - to afflict with Malaria

DEDUCT - Donald was fired by Disney Studios

DEER - to remove hesitation-syllables from your speech

DEFLATE - presbycusis (age-related hearing loss)

DERELICT - removed all items of historical import
July 13, 2017, 10:31
Geoff
quote:
Originally posted by bethree5:
Debonaire French chef's knife
Tres, tres drĂ´le!!! Big Grin

DESCANT Make plentiful
DEFIBRILATOR Lie detector
DEPENDANT What the thief stole in The Pink Panther
July 13, 2017, 18:51
Proofreader
decipher: toss out Cheerios
Denise: my sister's daughter
depart: make whole


Give a man a fish and he can eat for one day; give a man a fishing pole and he will find an excuse to never work again.
Nollidj is power.
July 13, 2017, 22:19
Greg S
quote:
Denise: my sister's daughter

Not any more, it's DEnise remember?


Regards Greg
July 14, 2017, 05:22
haberdasher
Aha! It's other both at the same time! Does that make it some kind of oxymoron?
July 14, 2017, 06:49
arnie
DENY - Far
DENIAL - River in Africa


Build a man a fire and he's warm for a day. Set a man on fire and he's warm for the rest of his life.
July 14, 2017, 10:46
Proofreader
quote:
DENIAL - River in Africa

Re-route the river
descent: take the skunk away
deliver: not an operation to look forward to (especially at the hands of Jeremiah Johnson).
debunk: toss out of bedto


Give a man a fish and he can eat for one day; give a man a fishing pole and he will find an excuse to never work again.
Nollidj is power.
July 14, 2017, 13:50
Geoff
DECANT Enable or ditch the attitude
DEODORANT Give your mother's sister a bath
DEMI Forget the third note
July 14, 2017, 14:05
Geoff
quote:
Originally posted by Proofreader:

descent: take the skunk away

This reminds me of a recent incident: I was repairing my decrepit lawn mower in the lean-to section of our old barn. I began to smell skunk, so stopped to see why. I looked to my left and found a skunk just an arm's length away, patiently waiting for me to remove my left foot from the entrance to its den. I am very glad we have courteous skunks around here!
July 14, 2017, 17:45
Greg S
quote:
DEODORANT Give your mother's sister a bath

This one reminds me of all the things I hate about American English pronunciation - I just don't get them??

AUNT - My mother's sister is not an insect (ANT), she should be my AWNT by the spelling, but in Australia and probably England (where the language oddly enough actually comes from) she is our ARNT

ALUMINIUM - Why do Americans think the 2nd "I" is silent - IT ISN'T

NUCLEAR - How the F... do Americans turn this into NUCULAR - it defies comprehension

OFF OF - You don't jump, or break OFF OF something, you simply jump or break OFF it. How did this even creep into American English and eventually become accepted as the norm, it makes zero sense grammatically??

There are many more but they're the 4 that really make my blood boil. Please excuse my rant, but I really would love to know how these came to be accepted as not only the norm, but accepted as "CORRECT"??


Regards Greg
July 14, 2017, 17:56
Greg S
And while I'm here:

deify - remove doubt
decry - soothe
determination - resurrection (cf. deter - exhume)


Regards Greg
July 14, 2017, 18:31
Proofreader
quote:
OFF OF - You don't jump, or break OFF OF something, you simply jump or break OFF it. How did this even creep into American English and eventually become accepted as the norm, it makes zero sense grammatically??

Ditto.
What about "Where are you at?" Isn't "Where are you?" sufficient?

Before my cataract surgery, I was blind without my glasses. Everything more than arm's length was a blur. I went outside to move the garbage cans to the sidewak. It had snowed and the driveway was the only cleared avenue to the street.
For some reason I left my glasses inside, so when I saw the neighbor's black cat it was as a blur coming toward me. I bent to give it a pat and saw the white strip when I was two feet away from touching a skunk. I froze and the critter ambled by just inches from my leg and disappeared down the road.


Give a man a fish and he can eat for one day; give a man a fishing pole and he will find an excuse to never work again.
Nollidj is power.