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  1. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    All words are invented.

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    Long ago when I was in highschool, I was sitting on the couch at my girlfriend/lover's house watching fireing line and her dad came in and asked what we were doing, to which, she responded: "engaging in premarital interdigitation" (holding hands)
     
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    Now casting

    A list of names of actors waiting to go to bed in the hopes of landing a movie role

    Also known as a Harvey

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    Irony: When the girl who had to put up with so much to get the role becomes famous enough that people listen to her complaints.
     
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    Ants = Formicidae
     
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    Formica is presumably so called because it resembles in its hardness an ant's exo-skeleton (am I wrong?)
     
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    Don't ants smell of formic acid?

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    They also nip your bollocks if not addressed correctly
     
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    Never bothered putting mine anywhere ants

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    Ain't it so?
     
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    Hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia

    Fear of the number 666

    QI Series 4 Episode 9

    http://phobia.wikia.com/wiki/Hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia

    This word is derived from Ancient Greek roots hexakósioi, "six hundred", hexékonta, "sixty", héx, "six", and phóbos, "fear"; literally meaning "fear of six hundred sixty-six

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    Friggatriskaidekaphobia - fear of Friday the 13th

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