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29459.  Thu Nov 03, 2005 4:37 pm Reply with quote

DENTICULATED adj. Set with fmall teeth.

29464.  Thu Nov 03, 2005 4:41 pm Reply with quote

Quite right Gaazy.

COUGH n. A convulfion of the lungs vellicated by fome fharp ferofity. It is pronounced coff.

To COUGH v. To have the lungs convulfed; to make a noife in endeavouring to evacuate the peccant matter from the lungs.

29467.  Thu Nov 03, 2005 4:45 pm Reply with quote

DEAR n. A word of endearment.

29470.  Thu Nov 03, 2005 4:53 pm Reply with quote

It didn't have the meaning of expenfive in those days then?

29471.  Thu Nov 03, 2005 4:59 pm Reply with quote

Dr Samuel Johnson wrote:
A gentleman attacked Garrick for being vain. Johnson: "No wonder, Sir, that he is vain; a man who is perpetually flattered in every mode that can be conceived. So many bellows have blown the fire, that one wonders he is not by this time become a cinder."

Now I'm sure I've met Garrick and he didn't seem that old unless he's been at the botox

29557.  Fri Nov 04, 2005 9:38 pm Reply with quote

Whither Garrick, eh?

29580.  Sat Nov 05, 2005 9:06 am Reply with quote

He got banned from GU two or three weeks ago and I haven't seen anything that looks like a reincarnation yet.

29611.  Sat Nov 05, 2005 5:32 pm Reply with quote

Crikey - what did he do?

29627.  Sat Nov 05, 2005 10:34 pm Reply with quote

I think he was rather rude and sweary to some Freeper who complained and got him banned.

29632.  Sat Nov 05, 2005 11:00 pm Reply with quote

Sic Transit Garrickus Mundi.

Why doesn't he come over here then?

29643.  Sun Nov 06, 2005 2:47 am Reply with quote

Can I just add that is a wonderful word I shall find a use for it and treasure the day I discovered it

29691.  Sun Nov 06, 2005 10:59 am Reply with quote

Lblm - I wish I could claim to have coined it, but it is in usage on GUT.

Jack - good question! I believe he's working rather hard for his newspaper at the moment. You could always email him and give him a shove in our direction. I miss him! I'm very fond of Garrick.

30090.  Tue Nov 08, 2005 4:18 am Reply with quote


I just invited him to the QI DVD launch party on Thursday but no response as yet.

30091.  Tue Nov 08, 2005 4:20 am Reply with quote

HYPERMETER n. Anything greater than the ftandard requires.

When a man rifes beyond fix foot, he is an hypermeter, and may be admitted into the tall club.
Addifon's Guardian

30092.  Tue Nov 08, 2005 4:24 am Reply with quote

NETWORK n. Any thing reticulated or decuffated, at equal diftances, with interftices between the interfections.


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