Wednesday, 15 July 2020

Borborygmi


I've just eaten my first meal in 24 hours
As a friend has just texted
" Things could go either way!!!"
I am reminded of my favourite medical term here
Borborygmi
It's a fantastic word
Bor-Bor-yg-mi
It means abnormal and loud bowel sounds 

What a great word
It pissing down today and I don't want to venture out more than a frenetic wriggle walk away from the nearest loo just in case!
Subsequently I'm a bit bored.
The girls have just been taken out by the sexy bearded dog walker and are all wet and doggy smelling

I have a lump of clay underneath the sink
I think I may start my chess set

My borborygmi is loud !
Am I gonna blow?

Favourite words please , the odder the better

166 comments:

  1. Neither particularly odd just my favourites as they roll off the tongue
    Ophiopogon planiscapus nigrescens (black lily grass)
    and ....
    a more familiar one
    Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!

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    1. I hate to even mention this, M.M. (honest!), but in my blog profile I describe myself as a 'pogOnophile'. I've just checked in case there's an alternative spelling but can't find one. It may be, of course, that you just made a typo slip or, quite likely, that you know more than me. ;-)

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    2. Excuse my typo 🤣

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    3. We all do it, M.M. So easily done.

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  3. Sfumato - a term in painting where an object or person appears to emerge from a dark background without the viewer being able to make out, for example, the back or side of the body. It has been blurred into the background, translated as "in smoke".

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  4. That sounds like a trendy new form of yoga! I am rather fond of emporium, not very odd, but much more satisfying than department store.

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  5. Thank you for the new word. I shall see if I can somehow introduce it into the conversation when we meet up with our friends at the weekend.

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    1. PS: my favourite word is micturate. No idea why.

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  6. I've always liked 'anosmia/anosmic', because very few people know what it is, even though it's a common complaint. It simply means a person's lack of the ability to smell aromas.

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  7. ooooh, a homemade chess set! an ambitious project for sure.

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  8. The noun jot (as opposed to the verb).

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  9. As in the first comment, I was thinking of the same Poppins word. Topical for me because of another blog I read, and it is a pair of words, slut shaming. If you are not not in a magnanimous relationship, then why shouldn't men or women have a variety of experiences with a variety of people and not be shamed for it. Of course that falls much harder on women, who are more judged but I tell you sisters, have some fun if you are not in a committed relationship. I won't shame you as a slut and not should anyone else. You just have a healthy interest in sex and that is perfectly normal. (I am learning about straight women and sex from a 75 year female blog friend).

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    1. What an odd comment
      Well you've got it off your chest

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    2. I haven't come across magnanimous in that context before and like it. And agree. I have always been a bit peeved that nymphomania is a much better known word than the male equivalent - Satyriasis:

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    3. Andrew, did you intend magnanimous or monogamous?

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  11. Fanny Blower : what fans were called in the 19th century 🤣
    Hope it’s all starting to firm up now ! XXXX

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    1. On reflection, Fanny blower is more of a phrase. My favourite word is antidisestablishmentarianism .... reminds me of my Dad as it was his favourite word ! XXXX

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    2. Fanny blower
      It's rather fun
      Reminds me of Gerald Durrell' boat
      The Bootlebumtrinket

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    3. Barbara Anne3:16 pm

      Antidisestablishmentarianism was my father's favorite word, too!

      Hugs!

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  12. Favourite words? How can you choose? -discombobulated, apoplectic, cacophony, pristine, osmosis...
    I do hope you are feeling better soon! -Jenn

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    1. Discombobulated is great fun

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    2. "Discombobulated" is my entry too. Because I often am--and more often, now!

      Also, it cracks me up that it's a made-up, fake-Latin word.

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    3. P.S. To give one that's not already been mentioned: persiflage, "frivolous bantering talk".
      Going Gently revels in the fun of persiflage!


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  13. Scottish words just roll off the tongue. Clarty or maukit[dirty]. Scunner [non complimentary term for a person you don't take to]. There are hundreds of Scottish words that I use when I occasionally meet up with my sister in California USA, and these are words that she hasn't heard for a long long time.

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  14. Anonymous1:23 pm

    I like the words cornucopia and superfluous, but my favourite is the word alchemy, it evokes all thoughts of witchy medlings, both scary and wonderous, sort of fatal fascination.
    Yeah, yeah l know l sound a bit weird!
    Tess xx

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    1. No more weird than what we have had already

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  15. Hope your tummy is better today!
    My favorite word is solipsism.

    XOXO

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  16. I like the word "dramedy" as it defines me existence.

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    1. Drama and comedy ...
      Lol, a new one on me too

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  17. Anonymous1:40 pm

    All you baby boomers had to do was FREEZE the economy for 4 months. Freeze bills, rent, mortgage, taxes, and make it illegal for companies to fire their workers. You did not do this because you are greedy bastards. Now the entire Western world is going to collapse as a result. The best case scenario for you boomers is to end up in a retirement home where you will be treated like utter trash. And you deserve this. You boomers are completely evil people. The younger generation will look at your suffering with glee and joy. Just drop dead, you boomer scum!

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  18. I was a medical transcriptionist for 30 years here in the US. Two of my favorite words are bezoar and sternocleidomastoid.

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  19. Petrichor. The smell of rain. Feel better soon.

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    1. Another new one....I'm learning loads

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    2. I like that one too - and love the scent as well.

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  20. Otorinolaringoiatra ~ ENT specialist (in italian) and after 40 odd years here I still can't pronounce it. Ro

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  21. Ngengere - wet dogs (or wet hair).

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    1. I can't be.ieve there is a name for it

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  22. Popocatépetl, an active volcano in Mexico. It's (Aztac) name means 'smoking mountain'.

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    1. Yes I absolutely agree with this one x

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  23. Nephelococcygia. Cloud Cookoo Land.

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  24. My favourite word is honeysuckle

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  25. Litigious (because of the way it rolls off the tongue)

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  26. My favorite word since my 20s and here I am 76 now and it has always been and so simple to say is this: SHIT
    Sorry, John ... just saying it may cause you a twinge!
    I was once told that I was the only person this other person knew who could say "shit" and not have it sound dirty! 😊

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    1. Oh I love a good shit ( except this week ) lol

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  27. Borborygmi- I love that word to, although young nurses don't seem to know it.

    My favorite word, Fuck.

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  28. So boring... but my favorite word is the Poppins word like your first commentor.. lol Take care John... Hope your on the mend.. Your first meal should have been crackers or toasted bread with nothing on it.. Hope you chose wisely what to eat.. Hugs! deb

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  29. countrygal3:11 pm

    My favourite word is numpty but also 'please' and 'thanks' because the numpties' don't usually say them.

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  30. When you gotta blow you gotta blow! Some lovely words have come up, and scunner reminded me of lots of the Scottish terms my grandparents used like many a mickle maks a muckle. But my favourite words remains mucilaginous, of a gooey, mucus-like texture. Apropos of nothing, I remember reading as a child that J R R Tolkien's favourite words were cellar door.

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    1. I also favour the north-eastern cockfond - much nicer than saying slag, somehow.

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  31. Heidi3:14 pm

    Malarkey.

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  32. Barbara Anne3:24 pm

    Salpingooopherectomy - the surgical removal of an ovary and fallopian tube. For some reason it tickles me that there are three Os in a row. :)

    Add "Bilateral" if both are removed.


    Hugs!

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  33. Scrumptious. It sounds like what it means.

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    1. Do you remember TRULY SCRUMPTIOUS ?

      She from chitty chitty bang bang?

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    2. Truly, I do.
      Why the lovely Ms Howes was never recognised enough to have her talents used to the full remains one of those mysteries to me. I've always thought she ought to have been a shoo-in for the role of Anna in 'The King and I'.

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  34. Onomatopoeia. It has a certain KAPOW! and SIZZLE! to it.

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    1. SpikesBestMate9:04 pm

      Yes, onomatopoeia - my favourite too. It just rolls off the tongue. And I love all those vowels in one word.

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  35. And saying the name 'Aphrodite' always makes me giggle, although I'm not at all sure why.

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  36. Yes, i also like the word borborygmi. I have lots of favourites. In my tenth grade English class (we were 15), the teacher had us each provide a word a week and that would be the weekly spelling/vocabulary word list. We tried for the weird and wacky.

    The teacher offered omphalaskepsis, which means meditating while gazing at one's navel. I offered Quinquagesima, which (according to Webster's it's obsolete, but when i was in tenth grade it wasn't) is the period extending from the Sunday before Lent to Easter Sunday or the first week of this period. Now it's the Sunday before Ash Wednesday.

    I thought it a fun word to say.

    I also like the words codswallop, truculent, and whee. That last one I pretty much say as Wheeeeeeeeeee!

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    1. Quinquagesima
      /ˌkwɪŋkwəˈdʒɛsɪmə/
      noun
      the Sunday before the beginning of Lent.

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  37. oxymoron. Polyglot. Absinthe. More for how they sound than what they mean. But also words like---slacker, summer, November, freedom, lackadaisical, daisy, pickles....

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  38. Waffalo is the made up word me and the husband use for a huge cup of coffee. Our daughters are used to it, but our daughter-in-law and son-in-law were confused at first. I have been known to ask a poor confused barista for one. Oops x

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    1. A love words made upnwith love....thank u for sharing

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    2. My pleasure, hope you're feeling less explosive x

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  39. Aubergine.
    Bonnie in Minneapolis

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  40. Lollygag.........to meander, go aimlessly or not go at all.

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    1. and smackerel (Winnie the Pooh)

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    2. Lollygag.....I liked this one
      Very CALL MY BLUFF

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  41. "Sussurant" is always a good word, though I don't have an opportunity to use it much. (Now I'm going to try to work it into my blog post tomorrow!) I have never heard the word borborygmi, but I think I am acquainted with the condition!

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    1. [ soo-sur-uh nt ]SHOW IPA
      SEE SYNONYMS FOR susurrant ON THESAURUS.COM
      adjective
      softly murmuring; whispering.

      I never knew

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    2. SpikesBestMate9:24 pm

      and soughing - as in the soughing of trees or the sea. Lovely.

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    3. That's one we won't know how to pronounce and the dictionaries are showing two choices sou and sef. [ing].

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  42. John....related to your word for bowel noise, isn't peristalsis wonderful?

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    1. As long as it's not over active mike

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  43. To dogs-Monkey and Baby and I hope I don't offend-but at the moment to certain individuals-Arsehole and Bastard (thankyou)x

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    1. Out with anger in with love

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    2. Thank you John-I needed to be reminded of that-its all luverely againnnn x

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  44. Funny fanny x

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  45. Floccinaucinihilipilification, meaning to describe something as worthless, which rather describes the word itself.

    Perhaps, more appropriately, my husband told me about a little known Roman emperor. His name was Pupianus.

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  46. Not a fancy word, but I love the word imagination because the most creative people have a great imagination. I hope you feel better soon and can get some food down safely!

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  47. 'Accretion" the increase in the size of a parcel of land, as a result in a change in high water level, or change in the course of a stream where the stream in the boundary. My grandfather's farm grew in size as a result of this. We never knew about it until rumor went around that we were thinking of selling, the owner of the farm next to us, made a generous offer, then explained after settlement that he figured we had gained 10 acres and he had lost it over 30 years.

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  48. Phantasmagoria - a sequence of real or imaginary images like those seen in a dream

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    1. Try getting that in everyday parlance

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    2. Ey up John, ow's tha goin' on? Last neet I went int bar ont West Street called Phantasmagoria. It were reet good.

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  49. Callipygian (having shapely buttocks)
    Amanuensis (a person employed to write what another dictates)
    Factotum (any employee or official having many different responsibilities)
    Sassenach (a term used by the Gaelic inhabitants of the British Isles to refer to the English inhabitants)

    I could go on and on. I am a retired former English teacher and school librarian and an avid reader. I love words.

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  50. "Gruntled", which I presume must mean very content as it is the opposite of disgruntled, surely? I am in a hotel bar in Oban looking out over the bay and feeling nicely gruntled. Cheers.

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    1. I am jealous !
      You social butterfly x

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    2. I have been called an unsociable pig... You may have misjudged me.

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    3. I'm only going on your description of the evening
      You could I guess be sat by yourself with a face like a bulldog chewing a wasp

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    4. You are getting so much closer to the truth. Have I left the laptop camera on?

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    5. I wasn't dining, I was drinking. I dined with my lovely wife earlier in the evening but went alone to the bar with my laptop for a while, ostensibly to check up on some work but it seems I spent some of it writing rubbish to you. Thereafter I rejoined my lovely wife upstairs.

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  51. John, some of my favorite words: obelisk, statuesque, gossamer. They so clearly are what they represent. And I send much sympathy for your bowel issues! When that particular disaster strikes me, I head for the charcoal pills! Great little "vacuums of bacteria" those things are! Good luck and feel better!

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    1. What's coming over today is peoples' love of words x

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    1. Lol titter
      Oh titter is another of mine too

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  53. My favourite words are imperturbable and shenanigans. But I also love wibbly wobbly just cos It's so much fun to say! x

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    1. Shenanigans has had a few votes today x

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  54. Nonetheless. Shillelagh.

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  55. I was very pleased when I visited Ireland to hear the word "idjit" thrown around just like my relatives in the hills of East Tennessee used to say it. I rather like the words "discombobulated" and "perturbed," usually preceded with "a mite" with a very flat i.

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  56. My 5 1/2 year old grand son collects interesting words. This week he was taking delight in cattywampus (one of my old favorites) - "Synonym of catawampus (“askew”).
    'Measure carefully before cutting, or the entire structure will turn out cattywampus.'
    Synonym: skewampus
    Grandson's use was "Swing me cattywampus!" as in, higgledy-piggledy.

    Hope you are better tomorrow. x0 N2

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  57. I love the word Gobby.... because I have a tendency to be Gobby occasionally!

    Jo in Auckland

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  59. I love the word "exacerbate." I use it as a weapon, a finely sharpened weapon. When someone, usually an incompetent customer service person cannot make a decision due to lack of comprehension of company policy, i pull it out--"You know, you are just exacerbating the problem." Usually, the person shifts her eyes from one side to the other, then down, and tries to make sense of the world while i watch. Because it sounds so much like "masturbation," the person decides to allow what i need, something allowed in her rules anyway. I love to watch the person squirm with this word.

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  60. Cleaners got rid of that Banksie yesterday.

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  61. Shoogly
    Conniptions
    Murmuration
    Plangent

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  62. I just love words ... so this post has been heaven.

    My favourite words at the moment, it's subject to change if I learn a new one ... superfluous and psoriasis (never had it, and feel sorry for anyone that has ... but I love the word).

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  63. You are probably a little peelie-wally (pale and ill-looking) yourself at present.
    Hoping you feel better soon
    Angela

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  64. Thankyou Morag for shoogly. I haven't heard it since I was little! (or peelie-wally either)

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  65. Sorry, I should have added a word... Dreich to describe grey, drizzly chilly weather.

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  66. Gloaming. That's a fine word. Roaming in the gloaming and all that...

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    1. Very moria Anderson

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    2. You are beginning to learn too much about me.

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    3. But I'd say it was more Andy Stewart or Harry Lauder ("...my heart is centred noo on bonnie Kate McBride... Roaming in the gloaming wi' ma lassie by my side..."). Not that I am aware of the intimate predelictions of Moira, however.

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  70. Groaking - to stare envously at someone eaying in the hope that they'll share food with you. My dogs groak at anyone who has food.

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