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#1 Old 05-09-2005, 04:56 AM
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I thought I'd try something new, so welcome to the Word of the Day thread. My intent is to post a new Word of the Day each day. Reactions of praise, derision, or outright silliness are encouraged, but please let's do keep at least vaguely related to the WotD.



The very first WotD is ....





Lenticular
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#2 Old 05-09-2005, 07:49 AM
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Okaaaaaayy.. I'll bite... I have no dictionary in front of me (And I DON'T "Google-Cheat") so I have to admit I have no idea what this word is....



Are you going to tell us or do we have to guess? My guess would be something to do with lentils, but that seems too obvious... I'll look it up at work and check back.



Great idea for new thread though...
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http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=Lenticular



You're making us look them up? Meanee.
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I'm not making anyone do anything, Hummy . The intent is not a vocabulary boast-fest, or anything like Reader's Diget's "Build Your Word Power", but rather to precipitate .... whatever cross's one's mind. Maybe next week's word will be "deck" or something equally less obscure.



I learned this one as a kid from a book about unusual sky/weather phenomena. Here's a site with lovely photos of lenticular clouds:



http://www.crystalinks.com/lenticular.html



It occurred to me yesterday that lentils must be named for their shape.
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aww anthony, you're gonna help me build my vocab thanks



this is so cool ! i still need to learn to read that pronounciation key thing .... i can say lenticular all on my own though btw that is the coolest cloud i have ever seen in my life
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I learned this one as a kid from a book about unusual sky/weather phenomena. Here's a site with lovely photos of lenticular clouds:



http://www.crystalinks.com/lenticular.html



Some of those pics are creepy, especially the last one witht he pink UFO.
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Yep, that sure looks like some sort of internal reflection to me. I've seen a number of "ghost" and "UFO" photos that clearly were just that. I've seen a few lenticular clouds, in Texas and in Washington, though they weren't quite as spectacular as some of these.
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Well, I thought this thread was about this: http://www.wordsmith.org/awad/index.html



I read about it in a magazine article years ago and have been a listserv subscriber ever since.

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Clearly there will be some words that are new to some VBers, that's not really my intent. Feel free to go off on a tangent, just so it has something to do with the word. Talk about the great lentil soup your mom made, or the cool new lens you got for your camera.
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I thought I'd try something new, so welcome to the Word of the Day thread. My intent is to post a new Word of the Day each day. Reactions of praise, derision, or outright silliness are encouraged, but please let's do keep at least vaguely related to the WotD.



The very first WotD is ....





Lenticular



Lenticular: of, or being, very picky about what you give up for lent.







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We had lunch at an Indian restaurant for Mother's Day yesterday and the dal (lentil of the day) was freakin' fantastic.



There ya go.

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thank you for trying to expand my not very extensive vocabulary!
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Actually as a medical transcriber, I hear the word "lenticular" a lot. Such as in "lenticular nucleus".

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Did someone say... "Lenticular"?





...AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH HHHHH!!!!!!!!



(anyone watch pee wee's playhouse? )
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I thought it had something to do with lentils..



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Did someone say... "Lenticular"? ...AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH HHHHH!!!!!!!! (anyone watch pee wee's playhouse? )

I have *no* idea what this means. Exactly the sort of followup I like to see here.
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We had lunch at an Indian restaurant for Mother's Day yesterday and the dal (lentil of the day) was freakin' fantastic. There ya go.

I really like Azzifa, but most Ethiopian restaurants around Seattle don't seem to make it
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Thanks for posting the site with the photos, Anthony. I had never seen a lenticular cloud before - truly awesome.
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I really like Azzifa, but most Ethiopian restaurants around Seattle don't seem to make it

Queen of Sheba in Portland does - if I remember correctly... We all need to go there on the Portland VB weekend...
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This one can be taken in a number of directions, including Bullwinkle.



Excelsior
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Lenticular: of, or being, very picky about what you give up for lent.







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*makes note to play balderdash with the rev someday*
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Well, here's my take on that:



Excelsior Software makes a grading and class management set of software that a lot of teachers use...

You'd only know that if you were a teacher probably though...
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WHAT!?!?!? No "Word-of-the-Day" fans around here today? pathetic...
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For anyone that gets RSS feeds, you can get a Word of the Day sent to you daily from dictionary.com (you might be able to get it via email as well).



Today's word was:



wayworn: wearied by traveling.
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I guess either people don't get the point, or don't care. Sigh.
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This one can be taken in a number of directions, including Bullwinkle.



Excelsior



This word is clearly destined to be a name of a hotel chain, or someone who is a master at using Excel.



"This is my friend Billy Bob. He's an Excelsior. "



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Brandon gets the idea.
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Brandon gets the idea.



Wooohooo! I like the idea, then.
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