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lukkucairi 04-17-2008 12:04 AM

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Originally Posted by Coffee (Post 384529)
Is this thread dead????

no, it's resting.

and you went and stunned it just as it was waking up :p

OK OK if everyone's done, I'll judge the damn thing

Marcus Bales 04-17-2008 12:34 AM

tranche - resentment toward duty or obligation

He was too deeply entranched about it to be able to work up any enthusiasm.

lukkucairi 04-17-2008 02:23 AM

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Originally Posted by YsaPur EsChomuw (Post 383443)
tranche – n.
a fresh fashion trend among the newly rich. A long green dress with the approximate length of a trench-coat, its material consists of interwoven, shredded one hundred dollar bills, designed to evoke feelings of dizziness and greenish-yellowish envy in those less fortunate, eventually leading to a trance-like state. It’s worn with a French accent, a compulsory accessory. (accent gràve or accent aigu)

The haute argent award goes to Ysa, for this stunning little catwalk number, though she loses points for omitting to mention the "old penny" eau de toilette that is de rigueur for properly worn tranche

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Originally Posted by Stephi_B (Post 383473)
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tranche n

apparent cul-de-sac which in the end turns out as the right way out


After months of despair a tranche popped up for him, all of a sudden - and he rode it well.

The creative exit strategy award goes to Stephi, along with all the orphaned keys from the bottom of my kitchen junk drawer :)

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Originally Posted by trisherina (Post 383474)
tranche: A developmental stage marked by persistent wonder over things considered commonplace by adults.

Bonnie knew the tranche years had arrived when Andie asked her, "Mum, why don't you get excited when you and Mrs. LaGrange have the same jacket?"

Trish wins the ZOMG! award: a set of identical jackets and a sense of thunderstruck and completely irrational awe.

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Originally Posted by YsaPur EsChomuw (Post 383488)
tranche: thye pulp that remains after being run over by a road roller

Ysa again! She wins a bottle of Baldrick's Best Possum Juice and a career as a Shakespearean thespian.

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Originally Posted by Brynn (Post 383496)
tranche - a botched hypnotherapy treatment.

The Office Space award, complete with a fresh 15 lb seabass and a custom filet knife, goes to Brynn

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Originally Posted by xfox (Post 383509)
tranche much like touché, but much more so.

Tranche was heavier than the easy touché, even though today paper and other methods work well.

xfox wins the coveted blue touché paper award. Light fuse and stand well back.

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Originally Posted by Marcus Bales (Post 383542)
tranche - the dry residue left over from making soylent green, tranche is used in lieu of the extinct "oyster shells" to make the driveways of the very rich very white.

Simonson stood looking at a single green leaf in the middle of his long curved driveway. "Roth, tell Thorn to order a new shipment of tranche and spread it."

Bales, heaving to with the heavy hand of Heston, wins the dystopia prize - a 12-gauge shotgun and a "get out of euthanasia clinic free" card.


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Originally Posted by Coffee (Post 383549)
tranche

Lower than gutter trash. From; trench trash.

Captain Coffee the Mistrustful, sitting in his favorite chair with his back to the wall and a good view of the clientel, became wary upon spotting YsaPur drinking fermented pulp juice in a darkened corner of the Captain's favorite tranche bar.

Coffee wins the Pirate Bogey prize. As time goes by, he'll discover the joys of pulp juice for himself, as I'm awarding him a 10,000 gallon lifetime supply of the stuff.

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Originally Posted by treekisser (Post 383841)
tranche, n. a French term of disdain, intended to denigrate an article of clothing, its wearer, or both; a heavily soiled article of outerwear popular among cutting edge designers and the Grunge subculture. v.t. to intentionally soil one's own clothing for artistic or faddish purposes

"Louis, where on earth did you get that tranche you are wearking?!" sneered Calvin.

Claudette tranched her new coat by leaving it in the trash can overnight to remove the "just bought" smell.

treekisser, I'm giving you the Oscar the Grouch memorial Project Runway award. You've made it work.

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Originally Posted by Hyakujo's Fox (Post 383856)
The Complete Dummies Guide to Municipal Bonds and Stuff defines tranche as "a tropical hideaway cut directly into the virgin rainforest, faraway from the suckers left squabbling over how to split up the three cents in the dollar return from their unwisely invested live savings."

The Frighteningly Near the Mark prize goes to Hfox, along with a machete, a flask of ayahuasca, and a lifetime subscription to Morningstar.

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Originally Posted by Marcus Bales (Post 384163)
tranche - to make statements, or ask questions, so provocatively, or that are so provocative, or both, that the subject and manner of the posts are just barely within the bounds of a forum's discussion rules.

He's practiced the same tactics on several other lists, to enormous annoyance, but he's such an accomplished trancher it makes it difficult to toss him off lists.

Bales comes roaring back to take the coveted MichaelG award, which consists of a bunny hand puppet and a trolling motor.

Two consolation prizes to Bales and Hfox for provoking me into the Final Judgment. A bushel of fortnight-old marshmallow peeps apiece for the following two gems:

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Originally Posted by Marcus Bales (Post 384566)
tranche - a dead thread of discussion on an online bulletin board.

The Dictionary Game used to be very popular, but now it's tranche.


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Originally Posted by Hyakujo's Fox (Post 384590)
tranché (adj) passed out of favour. [Fr. Literally an open trench, a latrine, a site for waste disposal]

The dinner party conversation turned suddenly inappropriate when Blanche casually remarked, "Marcus, Daaaahling, don't you find The Dictionary Game has become just so, so, tranché?"

And the winner is...

HYAKUJO'S FOX, who has been granted an audience with Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva to discuss real estate. What are the lending rates on prime rainforest anyway?

and the conventional meaning of tranche:

the word tranche (misspelled as traunch or traunche) refers to one of several related securitized bonds offered as part of the same deal. The word tranche is French for slice, section, series, or portion; in the financial sense of the word, each bond is a slice of the deal's risk. Legal documents (see indenture) usually refer to the tranches as "classes" of notes identified by letter (e.g. the Class A, Class B, Class C securities). Although the English borrowing of "tranche" is technically limited to this specialized financial meaning, familiarity with this use has led many English speaking businesspeople to employ the term for any subset of items within a larger identified set, thus generalizing back to the broader French meaning.

Hyakujo's Fox 04-17-2008 04:43 AM

Why thank you Lukky. I guess I brought it on myself there.

Now I sense that there's a lot of pent-up defining about. So why not let yourself loose with

propiolic?

YsaPur EsChomuw 04-17-2008 05:56 AM

propiolic adj. a supporter of those who exhibit religious reverence or extreme ardour towards bees.

When Granddad, the bee-worshiper, passed away, Grandma left for the beehives in a propiolic trance and told them the heartbreaking news.

Stephi_B 04-17-2008 07:18 AM

propiolic adj/n

supporting /supporter of the cause of π-addicts



A huge crowd of propiolics gathered in front of Reichstag and joined the who-is-who of Germany's piolic organisations in their protest against the new bill to gradually replace π as the most revered irrational number by Euler's number.

Marcus Bales 04-17-2008 08:28 AM

propiolic - a white crystalline powder, extremely water-soluble, effect when snorted or injected is an ecstatic response to any music usually manifested by rapid scat singing, street name "props" or "proppers".

Her incessant nonsense humming and constant demands to be given her "props" betrayed her propiolic addiction, and made her an annoying background noise that none of the rest of us opium smokers could ever work up the enthusiasm to stop by holding her upside down in a butt of Malmsey because Malmsey had left to get a job as CEO of an insurance company, and there was nothing special about his butt, anyway, and besides, she was a big-boned woman and wouldn't have fit.

lukkucairi 04-17-2008 10:54 AM

propiolic - n. An anti-cavitation device that eases the flow of propeller blades through seawater by means of a steady flow of moose saliva across the upstream faces.

Captain Easy spent the day installing his new propiolic, and then bellied up to the Tiki Hut bar for a white russian or five.

treekisser 04-17-2008 10:58 AM

propiolic - adj. dramatically and unconventionally different; literally of, pertaining to, or resembling Pope Propio XIII, the first of the punk pontiffs. Once considered to be among the most traditional and conservative of prelates, Propio precipitously underwent drastic and abrupt changes after celebrating communion in Rome. Casting millennia of religious tradition to the wind, Propio awoke the following morning abandoning his white papal robes for metal-studded black leather clothing and shunning the papal jewels for body piercing hardware. To this day, the transformation of Propio is believed by many to be a miracle while non-believers attribute the phenomenon to a white crystalline powder, extremely water-soluble, slipped into the communion cup.

Shocking fellow Republicans with his propiolic behavior, Senator McCain arrived at the convention in a red satin dress, pink wig, and heavy makeup.

YsaPur EsChomuw 04-17-2008 01:52 PM

propiolic – the latest new weasel-word of the beauty industry, the food industry and many other industries. Cosmetics containing propiolic substances are claimed to be beneficial to health, beauty, overall fitness and even intelligence by restoring balance in the skin, flesh, muscles, bones and brain cells. The idea is that friendly propiolic substances will crowd out all evil from the body. It can be eaten, rubbed on, injected, even snorted and makes people instantly beautiful, healthy and smart.

Origin: a mispronounced word by the child of a – formerly – poor scientist who had a good idea of turning it into a great fortune.

Many people’s bank accounts were swept clean by this new propiolic craze when everybody rushed to get more of this priceless substance.

trisherina 04-18-2008 12:39 AM

propiolic: Pertaining to the ability to gracefully ignore malapropisms or maledictions such that the assembled are able to move on truly unfettered.

Eleanor marveled at her mother-in-law's propiolic deftness, and noted with satisfaction the pout of the sarcastic dinner guest whose mark had been so broadly missed.

Marcus Bales 04-18-2008 10:05 AM

propiolic - a type of foot in classic meter in poetry, consisting of three straight accented syllables. See also tranche, three straight unaccented syllables.

Just say no.
No no no
don't do that
kiss my ass
make my day

YsaPur EsChomuw 04-18-2008 10:29 AM

propiolic - similar to vitriolic or trenchant, i. e. bitterly scathing; caustic, even to the point of causing mental pain or anguish.

She was renowned for her propiolic remarks, so wherever she appeared, the premises - as if by magic - were soon vacated .

xfox 04-20-2008 01:42 PM

propiolic an Internet search term that produces many different and interesting links making a shut down very unlikely.

funkytuba 04-20-2008 10:56 PM

propiolic - the state of being in favor of 3.14159 tongue lashings


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