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Old 07-29-2010, 10:33 AM   #4156
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semordnilap - a bore; a person who knows his or her subject frontwards and backwards -- and who won't stop talking about it.

"Let's invite that tall guy with the pony tail."
"Do we have to? He's a poetry semordnilap."
"Good heavens! I had no idea! All right, I'm putting him on the 'Never List'.
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Old 07-29-2010, 11:12 PM   #4157
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Old 07-30-2010, 09:36 PM   #4158
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Thanks - I needed time to tap dance there.
Hi everybody, sorry for the incessant stalling - things have been pretty busy.
Semordnilap, is “palindrome” spelled backwards, of course. Yes, it’s too bad that whoever devised the word “palindrome” in the first place didn’t give it just a little more thought, but we’re going with that theme today anyway.

Welcome, ironicgoose, to the dictionary game :-) You win the
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A semordnilap is a word or phrase that reads differently when read backwards.
Words like 'fish' and 'exasperation', and phrases like 'cellar door' are semordnilaps, along with most words and phrases in most languages.
Well done!

CLEVER BOY Award, and this German palindrome:
“Ein leder gurt trug Redel nie.”
(A leather belt never carried Redel.)
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semordnilap - a mild psychological disorder, newly-named in DSMV, for inverting the normal grammatcial order of words in a sentence, most frequently observed in native English speakers learning German.

As the pretty German girl whose boyfriend had stayed in Berlin swayed away with a glance back over her shoulder at him, he winked back at her and his semordnilap kicked in as he murmured "When the cat on a journey is, dance the mice!"
Well done!


THE TULSA NIGHT LIFE: FILTH, GIN, A SLUT / OGRE, FLOG A GOLFER - GO! AWARD for:
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Semordnilap - Illegitimate sister of Grendel

Semordnilap was at a sleepover at her girlfriend Aixelsyd's lair when Beowulf showed up at her ancestral home, and so escaped to Lithuania, where she terrorized the population until a dwarf named Frawd used a straight-backed chair and a regimental tie to subdue her.
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sem*ord*nil*ap - a situation where half of the chicago airport is nullified by journalists
Excellent! And thanks for the brainworm - for some reason I couldn’t get this definition out of my mind.

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semordnilap - the perception of seeing whole words backwards; an advanced form of dyslexia.

When the school counsellor discovered Ezor's semordnilap, he shook his head sadly, and wrote out his prescription backwards, so she could read it.

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semordnilap - the lap of a semordni, the mythical Icelandic creature responsible for volcanoes; by extension, the embrace of disaster, or being too close to disaster.

Coffee courted the semordnilap by asking what the secret definition was -- it was secret! And no one came close! So it's still secret!
THE NOTHING PERSONAL / SIT ON A POTATO PAN, OTIS AWARD and this lovely poem:
"To I, Lester"

A cotton eve,
O, trap! Eden!
O, television sad as night.

I wonder if senile sirs tell war days,
Words selfless, drowsy...

A drawl lets rise lines fired
[No!]
With gin:
Sad as "no" is,
I've let one depart.
O, eve--
Not to care...

--T. S. Eliot

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semordnilap - a bore; a person who knows his or her subject frontwards and backwards -- and who won't stop talking about it.

"Let's invite that tall guy with the pony tail."
"Do we have to? He's a poetry semordnilap."
"Good heavens! I had no idea! All right, I'm putting him on the 'Never List'.

THE “I COULDN’T AGREE MORE/AMARYLLIS SILLYRAMA AWARD goes to:
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THE THIS IS USEFUL/SNUG ALL L.A. GUNS AWARD:
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semordnilap - a jockstrap worn by Norse gods
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semordnilap - single malt Scotch whisky. The name itself is derived from Gaelic 'se' (head) Norse 'mord' (kill) and Anglo-Saxon 'lap' (drink by savouring it with the tongue).
THE NIAGRA, O ROAR AGAIN /O, NEVERMIND AWARD:
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semordnilap, n.

a rant that has been abridged due to the ranter's compelling laziness.
BIG BROTHER Award AND COVETED SECOND-RUNNER-UP AWARD goes to:
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semordnilap -the name of newest smart phone ap that lets you know if you're operating within all local, city, state and federal ordinances.
In addition, you may or may not have fun with this computer thingy, xfox:
This is not only a palindromic program, it's actually a palindromic self-replicating program. That means that if you take your C compiler, compile this code, and then run it, the output of the program is exactly the code of the program.
You'll need to remove the newline characters (i.e. make it one long line), and you may need to add #include <stdio.h>, which slightly blemishes the program, but it really is still incredibly cool.

/**/main(){char*a=/*/}q,q,a,q,q,811+a(ftnirp;'"'=q,/**/"/**/main(){char*a=/*/
}q,q,a,q,q,811+a(ftnirp;'c%'=q,/**/c%s%c%/**/,q='c%';printf(a+118,q,q,a,q,q);
}/*/=a*rahc{)(niam/**/main(){char*a=/*/}q,q,a,q,q,811+a(ftnirp;'%c'=q,/**/%c%
s%c/**/,q='%c';printf(a+118,q,q,a,q,q);}/*/=a*rahc{)(niam/**/"/**/,q='"';printf
(a+118,q,q,a,q,q);}/*/=a*rahc{)(niam/**/

THE CLEVEREST BOY OF ALL AWARD, heartfelt thanks for diving in first, FIRST PLACE and this palindrome:
“A tin mug for a jar of gum, Nita. “

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semordnilap

mug for a jar of gum
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semordnilap:

The act of observing that there is more or less nothing to see, and then putting the observation itself completely out of one's mind.

Homer slept soundly most of the night certain that forgetting whether or not he reviewed the pressure relief standby valve settings, was proof that he semordnilaped the safety check, probably sometime between a doughnut break, and that all was well...until the reactor alarms went off at 4am...d'oh
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Old 08-01-2010, 02:54 PM   #4159
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No, that's not the word...i'll come up with something soon...i mistakenly checked the Zeboard just before shutting down the comp...must get to work now.
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Old 08-02-2010, 09:16 PM   #4160
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No, that's not the word...i'll come up with something soon...i mistakenly checked the Zeboard just before shutting down the comp...must get to work now.

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Old 08-03-2010, 10:30 AM   #4161
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Old 08-03-2010, 06:13 PM   #4162
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Refractoritis:
An obsession with fracting, and refracting - over and over and over again, until madness ensues.

"Hasn't this glass been fracted yet? What about the houseplants? They like to be fracted in the morning, along with all the pets and the entire contents of the refrigerator,and now that I look around, I see that you haven't even begun fracting the inside of the medicine cabinet! You know what? Just refract it all over again - the whole house! And then do the inside and outside of the car! Then you should go refractorize the whole population of Trenton, and all the shrubberies too! Do as I say!" said Blanche.
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Old 08-05-2010, 09:01 AM   #4163
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refractoritis - the 'terrible twos' at any age.

No! I don't wanna define 'refractoritis'! And you can't make me!
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Old 08-05-2010, 12:39 PM   #4164
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refractoritis: a type of synovitis affecting the metacarpophalangeals, attributed to wringing one's hands over untreatable conditions.

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I am so thrilled and honored, Brynn! Thanks! And, for the spiffy code which I'll be sure to try out soon. Coffee's definitions were indeed winners! So,

refractoritis a condition suffered by the patient of an ophthalmologist with the erroneous assumption that 20/50 vision due to a damaged cornea can be successfully refracted.

Every year Louis kept his appointment with Dr. Gordon who, again, tweaked his prescription for glasses thinking, "This will improve his vision." Not.
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refractoritis - Rhet. Also known as "The Big Lie", repeating and repeating a position until its familiarity suggests that there must be something to it.

Over and over Coffee posted about his job, the petty office politics, the annoyng boss, the even more annoying work itself, until, by refractoritis, everyone on the Zefrank board believed that he had one.
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refractoritis - the compulsive urge to lead someone astray

Marcus refractoritis worsened with age: in spite of taking his medicaments daily he still put on his wolfskin coat every evening and lurked at the edge of the wood, radiating lust and hope.
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refractoritis - unwillingness to play one's part, even in spite of others playing theirs

Ysa's refractoritis was the stuff of legend: even though Marcus still put on his wolfskin coat every evening and lurked at the edge of the wood, radiating lust and hope, Ysa refused to go to Grandma's house.
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