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Ms Robbie 03-23-2005 03:35 AM

Ruction - a type of auction dealing exclusively in backpacks.

funkytuba 03-23-2005 04:02 AM

Ruction -- what Paul Rubins (Pee Wee Herman) got in trouble for showing in public down in Florida. Honestly, y'honor, ah could see his 'Ruction

xfox 03-23-2005 04:16 AM

Bruce Springsteins' godfathers' middle name.

sparticle 03-23-2005 05:01 AM


A rolling platform, akin to a dolly, used to transport scolding ideologues from one public gathering place to the next to deliver freshly crafted harangues before they fall flat. (The harangues, that is, not the ideologues nor the ructions on which they are wheeled about. Harangues must be carefully prepared and promptly delivered or they go flat and stale.)

zenbabe 03-23-2005 05:35 AM

What occurs after a rupture, that gets sold to the highest bidder

Smartypants 03-23-2005 06:12 AM

RUCTION - (n. slang) - Late 20th century term referring to injurious interpersonal energy produced in crowded places, e.g., in dance club mosh pits or during clearance sales at Filene's or Loehmann's department stores. A contraction of the term "ruckus" and "friction."

funkytuba 03-23-2005 06:18 AM


Originally Posted by Smartypants
during clearance sales at Filene's or Loehmann's department stores

<img src=http://www.loehmanns.com/images/2003_fall/logo_230x30.gif>
<img align=top src=http://www.loehmanns.com/images/email/20040414_designersho/desingersho_02.gif><img src=http://www.loehmanns.com/images/email/20040414_designersho/desingersho_03.jpg>
(check the image name)

melissa 03-23-2005 06:24 AM

I wish I could be a designer ho.

Marcus Bales 03-23-2005 02:02 PM


The sound a fellow makes before a Gorgon
Changes corpore sano to campagna sano,
Or makes when there are tulips on the organ
Instead of merely roses on the piano.

dinzdale 03-23-2005 04:32 PM

Ruction n. usually plural (ructions)
A tsunami like reaction by one's mother when caught swinging on the gate, throwing plasticine, eating mud, punching the dog etc...
Normally prefaced by threats up to and including waiting for your father to get home.
"If you dont stop that right this minute young man, there will be ructions"

Coffee 03-23-2005 09:07 PM


Ruction: A riotous disturbance; a noisy quarrel.
[altered - Insurrection, orig. with reference to the Irish Inssurrection of 1798]

Ok..the judging.wonderful entries all....soo hard to decide...exept this first one :rolleyes:

xfox pfft...perhaps your submission might have swayed of judge of the female persuasion...but it fell flat with me, esp since I don't care for B. Springstains. Thanks though for your submission, I have to admit that it is a great picture of the BS.

honorable mentions, but still throw outs for being to close to the truth:

Dinzdale Thanks for sharing a series of fond familial scenes. However, it really just made me feel sorry for poor Mrs Dinz ( I wonder how she is doing?) for having to put up with your wild childhood pranks. Thank you though, for your submission.

Smartypants creative use of the word with a twist on the word origin, but the altercationish nature of your definition is too close to the actual definintion for comfort. ty for your submission.

Honorable mentions without reference to actual word deffinition.

Marcus Bales...I'm not sure what the hell any of that meant...but the tulips on an organ comment made my blood preasure rise a bit...so thanks for that.

Zenbabe one can only wonder what kind of rupture you refer to that might result in auctionable items...I couldn't figure anything out, but I bet it is on Ebay somewhere. Thanks for your submission.

Third place runner up:
MsRobbie An inspired definition that sounds very very pluasible, if not very funny. But high marks for consise definition with great plausibility.

Second Place runner up:
Funkytuba for Pee Wee Herman 'ruction def. I almost gave the first place to this one since it was so near to the sort of definition I thought the word might elicit...but the winners suprise submission won out.

Sparticle for a variety of reasons. The very subtle inclusion of a "altercationist" theme but with a vehicular twist scored very high by not using the word as "the riot" as per SP and Dinz's submissions, but rather as a device to tranport one to a riotious type of scene. Extra points for including an impromptu extra definition (harrangue) and for using the extra Def as a food theme (and a funny one at that) which also coincidentally served to propel me into the winners circle last go around. And, to top it all off... she is Irish which ties into the actual word root origin, probably closer than we imagine, as I am fairly certain her fiesty ancestors caused or had a hand in the Irish Insurrection of 1798 and thus we wouldn't have had that fine word to play with today were it not for Spart's cantankerous ancestors. Kudos to Sparticle. I anxiously await your Dictionary word.

sparticle 03-23-2005 10:52 PM

*ahem* Is this thing on? Good, good.......thank you, thank you. I am currently partying in Boston, but you can send the check here if you don't mind....

What's that? NO CASH PRIZES? Goddammit!

Well. *ahem-hem* Anyway...

The word is:


edited to add: And BTW, thanks very, very much. The dictionary has been ver-a ver-a good to me. :)

Dinzsmum 03-23-2005 11:03 PM

"Dinzdale Thanks for sharing a series of fond familial scenes. However, it really just made me feel sorry for poor Mrs Dinz ( I wonder how she is doing?) for having to put up with your wild childhood pranks. Thank you though, for your submission."

I am just fine, Coffee dear. Thank you for asking after me.

Smartypants 03-23-2005 11:17 PM

hagiography -- the icy patterns caused on smooth surfaces by freezing moisture when it's colder than a witch's tit.

madasacutsnake 03-23-2005 11:27 PM

hagiography - the study of scottish sausage, namely that made from sheep offal; scots sl. Hoo abit a bit ay hagiography Morag?

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