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12"razormix 01-30-2006 10:51 AM

megapterine, n.

a child that came into being during the course of an exceptionally passionate one night stand

dddrum 01-30-2006 04:06 PM

megapterine - the result of the horticultural mating of a nectarine with a megapeach, the mutant fruit popularized by author Roald Dahl in his book James and the Giant Peach. Extreme Botanist Robson Carflimp, pictured above at the World BioMod Researchers' JuicedUp2005 convention in Bern, was initially quite excited at the prospects posed by the new breed. "You're going to need a bigger lunchbox," he said, doing a passing fair Roy Scheider impression in the process. "Seriously, folks," Professor Carflimp continued, "this will revolutionize the smoothie industry." However, when a reporter from Splice magazine remarked upon the fact that the giant peach is purely fictional, Carflimp responded by yelping in a high pitched voice while he ran around in circles, his arms flailing like flagellae. "Next you'll be telling me there's no such place as Narnia!" he howled, before running into a supply closet. He has not been heard from since.

Marcus Bales 01-30-2006 10:31 PM

megapterine - a person or thing from Megaptera, a city founded in the Trigonometric period, although it is also mentioned in the Curvilinear B tablets found at B Dalton during the Prologmenon Mall period. Megaptera translates roughly as "hunched with greed", and descriptions of its citizens leaning forward, their hands grasping avariciously for lucre, are rife in the literature of the time. It reached its peak in population and importance during the Advanced Calculus period, with intense commercial and political activity after the discovery of the Chain Rule. In the Roman period, the town had a more rural character, named Hic, noted for his drinking, which later became a synonym for agrarian naivete.

Megaptera was largely destroyed by an earthquake in the 7th century, made famous by a play popular in its time Megapteropalypse Now, of which no copies, fortunately, have come down to us. Then, in the 12th century, the Nunnery of Hagios Ioannus Collinses (St. Joan the Gin-drinker) was founded at the site, the ruins of which were excavated by Lucas Ford in 1981 in search of the Lost Ark after a series of warnings about global warming and rising oceans terrorized Hollywood, because even though he was a descendant of both the Apostle and the Inventor, he didn't know the difference between one kind of Ark and another.

Now a quiet tourist spot visited recently by Steve Rick, Steve George, and Steve Steve, hosts of a travel show (The StevABores) in which the hosts are shown to be such nerdy dweebs that the TV audience roots for them to be ripped off by the venal hosts of the mostly Mediterranean sites they visit, Megapterine is the site where the various restaurateurs of the area were so successful in vending bad fish and meat to the cast and crew that the show was, after far too long, cancelled. Megaptera's citizens are still called "Megapterine", but not too successfully unless they are more drunk than you are, you're bigger than the biggest one, and you have a gun.

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xfox 01-31-2006 11:09 AM

megapterine alternate, unused title considered by Herman Melville for his sixth novel.

Is it any wonder the book was unpopular with the public at first what with the obscene title he chose?

dinzdale 01-31-2006 04:45 PM

megapterine n.

Paleantology.
from the Latin "mega" = thousand times (large), and "pterine" = tortoise.
The correct name for a fvcking huge tortoise that roamed during the early iron age, eating only prehistoric lettuce. Died out through lack of interest, the only remains were discovered in a large cardboard box where one had gone to hibernate and was forgotten by it's ungrateful early iron age children owners.

dddrum 01-31-2006 05:59 PM

megapterine n. - an efreakingnormous casserole.

trisherina 01-31-2006 06:18 PM

Judging tomorrow, probably late.

Coffee 01-31-2006 07:47 PM

Megapterine

A variable unit that expresses the largest size serving bowl one can reasonably use in a small apartment.

Brynn 01-31-2006 10:46 PM

megapterine

1. (adj.) anything pertaining to the ancient Latin game of "megapter," a battle of wits during which one person triumphantly finishes the thought of their opponent in a way that trumps the original intent of their opponent's words. An excellent contemporary example of this can be found in numerous scenes of the movie "8 Mile" wherein the protagonist Emminem competes with other rap artists for musical and linguistic supremacy.
2. (adj.) to be linguistically agile; beyond apt.
3.(n. - archaic) person who performs the winning linguistic move.

Few may know that vintage game shows such as "Super Password" and "$100,000 Pyramid" can trace their roots to megapterine origins.




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trisherina 02-02-2006 02:06 AM

Thanks for all the excellent entries. The real definition for megapterine is: a.,n. (pertaining to a) humpback whale.

daverbee and xfox win the Too Close for Comfort Award, which consists of a date with Paul Reubens, aka Pee Wee Herman, for:

Giant flying fish from the Neogene Period.
It bore some resemblance to Charlie the Tuna but without the sunglasses and hat and with more teeth and a pair of giant batlike wings.
The Megapterine ate other flying creatures and was also responsible for the extinction of the Carcharodon Megalodon, ancestor to the Great White Shark.
When the last Carcharodon Megalodon was eaten by a Megapterine, all the other fish nearby were so grateful they had a big party in his honor.
The Megapterine Guest-of-Honor repaid their gratitude by eating every last attendee and then flying off into the sunset.
It should be noted that the Great White Shark family was so bitter over the loss of their Patriarch they vowed to eat every other living thing they encountered. A quest they are still on to this very day.


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alternate, unused title considered by Herman Melville for his sixth novel.

Is it any wonder the book was unpopular with the public at first what with the obscene title he chose?


respectively. Wear something comfortable on your date!

footlong razormix wins the It's Not Unusual Award, which consists of a date with Tom Jones, for:

a child that came into being during the course of an exceptionally passionate one night stand.

Wear something with the silky feel of the nylon, and maybe a little elastic, on your date!

dinzdale wins the Captain Kangaroo Award, and a date with Mr. Green Jeans, for:

Paleantology.
from the Latin "mega" = thousand times (large), and "pterine" = tortoise.
The correct name for a fvcking huge tortoise that roamed during the early iron age, eating only prehistoric lettuce. Died out through lack of interest, the only remains were discovered in a large cardboard box where one had gone to hibernate and was forgotten by it's ungrateful early iron age children owners.


Wear something denim on your date!

dddrum wins the Close, But No Cigar Award, consisting of a date with Monica Lewinsky, for the following two definitions -- I was going to make him the winner for the first but then he had to go and spoil it with the second:

1. the result of the horticultural mating of a nectarine with a megapeach, the mutant fruit popularized by author Roald Dahl in his book James and the Giant Peach. Extreme Botanist Robson Carflimp, pictured above at the World BioMod Researchers' JuicedUp2005 convention in Bern, was initially quite excited at the prospects posed by the new breed. "You're going to need a bigger lunchbox," he said, doing a passing fair Roy Scheider impression in the process. "Seriously, folks," Professor Carflimp continued, "this will revolutionize the smoothie industry." However, when a reporter from Splice magazine remarked upon the fact that the giant peach is purely fictional, Carflimp responded by yelping in a high pitched voice while he ran around in circles, his arms flailing like flagellae. "Next you'll be telling me there's no such place as Narnia!" he howled, before running into a supply closet. He has not been heard from since.

2. an efreakingnormous casserole.


Please note: unless you are Warren Zevon or Colin Meloy, please don't try to get funny with sacred words like tureen in my presence. Oh, and don't forget to bring an extra dress from The Gap on your date!

Coffee wins the Muted Approval Award and a date with Martha Stewart for his definition:

A variable unit that expresses the largest size serving bowl one can reasonably use in a small apartment.

Don't forget to wear something that matches for your date!

Brynn wins Coveted Second Place and a date with a basketful of Sheltie puppies for:

1. (adj.) anything pertaining to the ancient Latin game of "megapter," a battle of wits during which one person triumphantly finishes the thought of their opponent in a way that trumps the original intent of their opponent's words. An excellent contemporary example of this can be found in numerous scenes of the movie "8 Mile" wherein the protagonist Emminem competes with other rap artists for musical and linguistic supremacy.
2. (adj.) to be linguistically agile; beyond apt.
3.(n. - archaic) person who performs the winning linguistic move.

Few may know that vintage game shows such as "Super Password" and "$100,000 Pyramid" can trace their roots to megapterine origins.


A marvelous definition, and don't forget to wear something dark and wool on your date!

First Place and a date with The Dictionary Game goes to Marcus Bales, who swept us all away with the irrepressible:

a person or thing from Megaptera, a city founded in the Trigonometric period, although it is also mentioned in the Curvilinear B tablets found at B Dalton during the Prologmenon Mall period. Megaptera translates roughly as "hunched with greed", and descriptions of its citizens leaning forward, their hands grasping avariciously for lucre, are rife in the literature of the time. It reached its peak in population and importance during the Advanced Calculus period, with intense commercial and political activity after the discovery of the Chain Rule. In the Roman period, the town had a more rural character, named Hic, noted for his drinking, which later became a synonym for agrarian naivete.

Megaptera was largely destroyed by an earthquake in the 7th century, made famous by a play popular in its time Megapteropalypse Now, of which no copies, fortunately, have come down to us. Then, in the 12th century, the Nunnery of Hagios Ioannus Collinses (St. Joan the Gin-drinker) was founded at the site, the ruins of which were excavated by Lucas Ford in 1981 in search of the Lost Ark after a series of warnings about global warming and rising oceans terrorized Hollywood, because even though he was a descendant of both the Apostle and the Inventor, he didn't know the difference between one kind of Ark and another.

Now a quiet tourist spot visited recently by Steve Rick, Steve George, and Steve Steve, hosts of a travel show (The StevABores) in which the hosts are shown to be such nerdy dweebs that the TV audience roots for them to be ripped off by the venal hosts of the mostly Mediterranean sites they visit, Megapterine is the site where the various restaurateurs of the area were so successful in vending bad fish and meat to the cast and crew that the show was, after far too long, cancelled. Megaptera's citizens are still called "Megapterine", but not too successfully unless they are more drunk than you are, you're bigger than the biggest one, and you have a gun.


Enjoy your date, Marcus!!

12"razormix 02-02-2006 05:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by trisherina
a date with Tom Jones

:D

Marcus Bales 02-02-2006 08:52 AM

The new word is paludal

12"razormix 02-02-2006 09:28 AM

paludal, adj.

relating to the fear of rosepetal-shaped ice cubes

Tiffany did not quite enjoy her engagement festivities as much as she had anticipated. The caterer had mixed up their order with the Finkelstein's 30th anniversary celebration and delivered huge buckets of rosepetal-shaped ice chips. Clifford watched helplessly as Tiffany's paludal hysteria went into full bloom while the guests started to fill the dance floor.

kaskeens 02-02-2006 11:27 AM

paludal
 
paludal-a type of pasta stemming from the samoan islands that somewhat resembles a piece of fettucini. Not to be confused with the dessert type of eastern europe that is similar to struedal.

dinzdale 02-02-2006 11:48 AM

paludal n.

A really earnest yet ultimately futile attempt at locating a woman's G-spot.

also to paludal vb.
to rummage about in a ladies private parts unsuccesfully.

see also: paluded, paludaling (about).


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