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Old 07-14-2008, 09:55 PM   #3271
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thank you YPEC!

the new word is...

splanchnic
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Old 07-15-2008, 01:37 AM   #3272
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splanchnic: To give up a thing all at once.

Alistair gave up all pretensions with his transcriptionist, and Blanche left her marriage in a splanchnic paroxysm.
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Old 07-15-2008, 08:40 AM   #3273
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splanchnic - an extreme pessimist; one who sees the negative, the ugly, the bad in everything. From the Russian splanch, ill-formed.

He's not even an interesting splanchnic: he only sees the surface issues, which makes him depressing rather than profound.
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Old 07-15-2008, 09:55 AM   #3274
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splanchnic n

stems originally from Russian criminals' slang;
means roughly "the one who's got the plan",
someone smart, tricky, witty, possessing natural authority,
but tending to play the bigshot, exhale arrogance in every breath

Modest, as usual, she said: "OK, I'm with you in this story, you fledglings need a splanchnic after all...."
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Old 07-15-2008, 02:25 PM   #3275
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splanchnic - Russian word for kankle.

Olga, you're not going to pick her for the lead in this ballet number are you? Her legs are flabby and God forbid, she's got splanchnics...achh!!

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Old 07-15-2008, 03:04 PM   #3276
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splanchnic n. a member of the “anti-beatnik” movement in the United States in the 1950s, writing conventional poetry characterised by spleen and melancholy. Splanchnics are not well known, because nobody else read their literary work besides them.

Do you know who wrote ‘My Heart Is a Red, Bleeding Rose’?
No idea. Must’ve been some bloody splanchnic. Can’t stand their wailing.
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Old 07-15-2008, 03:21 PM   #3277
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splanchnic n. slang - an excessively thin, perhaps anorexic, and neurotic person; a high maintenance customer. The expression is believed to be invented by Greek immigrant waiters at a New York City luncheonette to describe a picky type of customer that always would try to order something not on the menu and expect to pay very little for it. The word is believed to be a corruption of "spinach, lettuce and chicken."

The @%!#ing splanchnic left me thirty-five cents! What kind of a tip is that?!
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Old 07-16-2008, 11:15 PM   #3278
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splanchnic - that special feeling that one is special.

I feel splanchnic; oh, so splanchnic; it's so splanchnic how splanchnic I feel!
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Old 07-17-2008, 03:06 AM   #3279
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splanchnic

The oratorical art of skillfully explaining away a problem.

Lucy felt her splanchnic preparing to rev into high gear even as Ricky was saying the words "you got some 'splainin' to do".
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Old 07-17-2008, 10:38 PM   #3280
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splanchnic - what's left on your hands after rubbing them in the grass after neglecting to check for holes in the bag you used to clean up after your dog.

Um, be careful on the keyboard, I got some splanchnic on my fingers and forgot to wash my hands before checking email ...
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Old 07-19-2008, 12:37 PM   #3281
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splanchnic:

a particular kind of sinking feeling one gets in the pit of one's stomach upon realizing that one has just eaten a foodstuff to which one is deathly allergic

I was splanchnic, but not yet anaphylactic, when Marcus Bales handed me my epi-pen
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Old 07-19-2008, 01:08 PM   #3282
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splanchnic:

a particular kind of sinking feeling one gets in the pit of one's stomach upon realizing that one has just eaten a foodstuff to which one is deathly allergic

I was splanchnic, but not yet anaphylactic, when Marcus Bales handed me my epi-pen
[For your sake, lukku, I hope Marcus' hands were clean]
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Old 07-19-2008, 07:25 PM   #3283
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splanchnic - one who enjoys grilling wild chinook salmon on a cedar plank by seasoning it perfectly, making sure that the hickory chips underneath it are glowing perfectly, and then methodically mashing the salmon into the wood until it is a gooey, unrecognizable mess.
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Old 07-20-2008, 02:05 PM   #3284
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splanchnic a person who regularly agrees, but not wholeheartedly.

Life is a series of compromises as any splanchnic will attest.
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Old 07-23-2008, 03:20 AM   #3285
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splanchnic – 1. a representative of a different generation

2. anyone younger than the user of this word; therefore necessarily less experienced, less smart and basically just a weird little nonentity. (usually accompanied by envious tone)

Did you see that freak on the video zero advertised yesterday? Oh my, what a splanchnic!
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