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English Vocabulary Words for Beginners

 
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MissMolly



Joined: 10 May 2003
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Location: China (USA)

PostPosted: Wed May 14, 2003 7:57 am    Post subject: English Vocabulary Words for Beginners Reply with quote

Words that should be in the dictionary, but are not, due to some massive oversight

Aquadextrous - adj. Possessing the ability to turn the bathtub faucet on and off with your toes.

Aqualibrium (ak wa lib' re um) - n. The point where the stream of drinking fountain water is at its perfect height, thus relieving the drinker from (a) having to suck the nozzle, or (b) squirting himself in the eye.

Arachnidiot (ar ak ni' di ot) - n. A person, who, having wandered into an "invisible" spider web, begins gyrating and flailing about wildly.

B+ Stampede (bee' plus stam peed) - n. The attempt by half the classroom to claim the paper with no name on it.

Backspackle (bak' spak uhl) - n. Markings on the back of one's shirt from riding a fenderless bicycle.

Beelzebug (n.): Satan in the form of a mosquito that gets into your bedroom at 3 in the morning and cannot be cast out.

Blithwapping - v. Using anything BUT a hammer to hammer a nail into the wall, such as shoes, lamp bases, doorstops, etc.

Blivett (blih' vit) - v. To turn one's pillow over and over, looking for the cool spot.

Blurfle (bler' ful) - v. To be caught talking at the top of one's lungs when the music at the bar or disco suddenly stops.

Bovilexia (bo vil eks' e uh) - n. The uncontrollable urge to lean out the car window and yell "Moo!" every time you pass a cow.

Bozone (n.): The substance surrounding stupid people that stops bright ideas from penetrating. The bozone layer, unfortunately, shows little sign of breaking down in the near future.

C'mon guys, there's C - Z left. I gave these to my students last night and told them their dictionaries were outdated.
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Glenski



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PostPosted: Wed May 14, 2003 9:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You're not serious, are you?
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MissMolly



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PostPosted: Wed May 14, 2003 12:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Of course I'm not serious!
You weren't really worried, were you?
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PostPosted: Wed May 14, 2003 3:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Spandle: the strap on top of a sandal.
Haikiatry: the treating of mental illness using phrases of seventeen syllables.
Purplexion: not understanding what happens when blue and red are mixed.
Socratoes: a Greek philosopher who thought with his feet.
TEFALer: a teacher of English as a Foreign Language who can't keep his students.
TEFAL student: a student of English as a foreign language who forgets everything he's taught.
Platoes: Somebody who never uses their feet during sex.
Euripidesert: a specially prepared pudding that's gone tragically wrong.
Chalkafkaesque: a descriptive term for illegible writing on a blackboard.
Sarciatry: the treating of mental illness using sarcasm.
Visalon: an imaginary place where one sits in a plush sofa and is treated to beverages and naked dancing girls while their visa is processed.
Odyssalad: a large and complex meal made of lettuce and assorted vegetables.
Dai-kwondo: a martial art in which the combatants fight using large Japanese radishes.
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