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message 1: by Arpit (new)

Arpit (arpitjoshi) We often get stuck for words that truly describe your feelings. Lots of words come rushing to our mind but not the true one.
Here, post the expressions/feelings/phrases that you want to describe in one word. Basically the opposite of what a dictionery does.
so lets start-
Give one word for-"Running with short quick steps".


message 2: by Tyler (new)

Tyler  (tyler-d) | 268 comments Would "jiggling" do?


message 3: by David (new)

David | 4568 comments Trotting? Yea or neigh?


message 4: by Debbie, sardonic princess of cheerfulness (new)

Debbie (sardonicprincessofcheerfulness) | 6387 comments Mod
Whinny! (I'm laughing!) Which bits are jiggling Tyler? (Snort!)
Heigh ho!


message 5: by Ken (new)

Ken | 18313 comments Mod
It's a military term he's looking for, no? Quick step? Two step? Shuffle off to Buffalo?


message 6: by Ruth (new)

Ruth | 15767 comments Mod
I don't get it. Are you asking us to think of an existing word, a sort of backwards dictionary? Or do you think it would be fun to make up a word?

Going with the later, how about "piggling"




message 7: by Debbie, sardonic princess of cheerfulness (new)

Debbie (sardonicprincessofcheerfulness) | 6387 comments Mod
We don't get it either Ruth but it's OK...it's fun anyway!
It is a bit like a reverse dictionary, and I think making words up is a great idea.....in which case....woggling. Added to yours....piggle-woggle. Says it all really.....


message 8: by Tyler (new)

Tyler  (tyler-d) | 268 comments Well, the only people I could think of "running with short quick steps" are the late Edwardian fashionistas who got caught up in the Oriental chic, brought in their hems way close, and as a result had to strap their legs together so as to avoid tearing their dresses while ... well, while jiggling, I guess! Or piggling, depending on how much they weighed.

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One thing I thought Arpit might mean is reducing an existing expression, even a cliché, to a single word, e.g., "At the end of the day ... " could be truncated to "Finally ..." (assuming you don't want to throw the cliché completely out).



message 9: by Arpit (new)

Arpit (arpitjoshi) No!.Dont.find.new.words...just.give.the.existing.word.for.the.given.expression.


message 10: by Debbie, sardonic princess of cheerfulness (new)

Debbie (sardonicprincessofcheerfulness) | 6387 comments Mod
Maybe there is in another language Donna....we are just assuming he means in English.......


message 11: by Ken (new)

Ken | 18313 comments Mod
Damn Nation (Sister of Carrie), and I used to know the Polish word for "piggle-woggle-jiggling."


message 12: by Arpit (new)

Arpit (arpitjoshi) So we got so many words for that expression..Wat about- "push somebody in rough manner, may not be intentional though. Like in a crowdy place people keep pushing from behind/sides."



message 13: by Ken (new)

Ken | 18313 comments Mod
to jostle


message 14: by Debbie, sardonic princess of cheerfulness (new)

Debbie (sardonicprincessofcheerfulness) | 6387 comments Mod
I concur.....jostle


message 15: by Arpit (new)

Arpit (arpitjoshi) "to find out information about other people’s private lives in a way that is annoying"


message 16: by Debbie, sardonic princess of cheerfulness (new)

Debbie (sardonicprincessofcheerfulness) | 6387 comments Mod
spy


message 17: by Ken (new)

Ken | 18313 comments Mod
meddle


message 18: by Ruth (new)

Ruth | 15767 comments Mod
pry




message 19: by Debbie, sardonic princess of cheerfulness (new)

Debbie (sardonicprincessofcheerfulness) | 6387 comments Mod
We are poets.......


message 20: by Ruth (new)

Ruth | 15767 comments Mod
and don't know it.




message 21: by Ken (new)

Ken | 18313 comments Mod
thank god for free verse


message 22: by David (last edited Feb 01, 2009 02:14PM) (new)

David | 4568 comments It's illusory.
Verse has its price.
Call it usury--
It's a word to the wise.

We think we are
A clever bunch.
I'll tell you true,
Ain't no free lunch.


message 23: by Ruth (new)

Ruth | 15767 comments Mod

Ain't no free lunch."


Yeah?

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message 24: by David (new)

David | 4568 comments It'll be salty.

You'll be buying beer.

That's the deal.

Nice graphics, though. Why does the blue one say "Om" on the lower right corner?


message 25: by Ken (new)

Ken | 18313 comments Mod
Buddha Plate Special


message 26: by Ruth (new)

Ruth | 15767 comments Mod
David wrote: "It'll be salty.

You'll be buying beer.

That's the deal.

Nice graphics, though. Why does the blue one say "Om" on the lower right corner?"


Ain't that Issue 33?




message 27: by Boreal Elizabeth (new)

Boreal Elizabeth | 401 comments looks like the symbol for om though
and today-denny's was offering free breakfast
something about an egg surplus?


message 28: by Debbie, sardonic princess of cheerfulness (new)

Debbie (sardonicprincessofcheerfulness) | 6387 comments Mod
Close....


message 29: by David (new)

David | 4568 comments "Om, om on the range,
Where the eggs at Denny's are free . . . "


message 30: by Debbie, sardonic princess of cheerfulness (new)

Debbie (sardonicprincessofcheerfulness) | 6387 comments Mod
"Where seldom is seen,
A wilted mung bean
And kai oats are in every tree..."


message 31: by Savvy (new)

Savvy  (savvysuzdolcefarniente) | 1456 comments 'How often at night when the thread is bright
With the might from the glittering posts
Have I sat there amazed at how cunningly phrased
Is our language by Internet ghosts!...'



message 32: by David (last edited Feb 05, 2009 08:40PM) (new)

David | 4568 comments By the flickering fire
I sometimes aspire
To the heights of the scribbler's trade
When the fire goes out
I'm a grey-haired old lout
With a brain that seems mostly decayed.


message 33: by Ken (new)

Ken | 18313 comments Mod
roses are red
violets are blue
I cannot possibly
keep up with you


message 34: by Old-Barbarossa (new)

Old-Barbarossa I look at each thread,
I'm like that, I'm nosey
but after some posts
it descends into poesy


message 35: by Savvy (new)

Savvy  (savvysuzdolcefarniente) | 1456 comments Me thinks we're really O.T
And here, we be shouldn't be.

The suzerain'll soon give out his chase,
(or erase?) and haul us o'er to poets place...

Hi N.E.! :-)



message 36: by David (new)

David | 4568 comments Violets are red, dilly-dilly
Shamrocks are green,
With any luck , dilly-dilly,
Prince Charles would be Queen.


message 37: by Jeannette (new)

Jeannette (jeannetteh) | 22 comments Looks like Arpit grew weary of the poesy and went to bed.


message 38: by Ken (new)

Ken | 18313 comments Mod
No, jogging is short, slow steps. I should know. I specialize in it during 10K races.


message 39: by Tyler (new)

Tyler  (tyler-d) | 268 comments Is there one word to describe a look of stupid or dismayed wonder?


message 40: by Ken (new)

Ken | 18313 comments Mod
agog



message 41: by Tyler (new)

Tyler  (tyler-d) | 268 comments Any nouns that can do it?


message 42: by Ken (new)

Ken | 18313 comments Mod
bewilderment


message 43: by Old-Barbarossa (new)

Old-Barbarossa awestruck


message 44: by Debbie, sardonic princess of cheerfulness (new)

Debbie (sardonicprincessofcheerfulness) | 6387 comments Mod
flummoxed


message 45: by Debbie, sardonic princess of cheerfulness (new)

Debbie (sardonicprincessofcheerfulness) | 6387 comments Mod
Oh....a noun.......hmmmmm.....


message 46: by Savvy (new)

Savvy  (savvysuzdolcefarniente) | 1456 comments befuddle-headed (does that count as 1 word?)

befuddlement


message 47: by Ken (new)

Ken | 18313 comments Mod
As played on cruise ships: Scuttleboard!


message 48: by David (new)

David | 4568 comments scuttling makes one crabby


message 49: by Savvy (new)

Savvy  (savvysuzdolcefarniente) | 1456 comments befuddling and scuttling
cuddling and shuttling

The newest cruise ship game!


message 50: by Ruth (new)

Ruth | 15767 comments Mod
Note to self: Ask Jeeves about buttling.




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