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  1. geordief Valued Senior Member

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    They are all around ,hiding in plain sight.(even in the bathroom)
     
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  3. Michael 345 New year. PRESENT is 72 years oldl Valued Senior Member

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    I know

    Just found this

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  5. RainbowSingularity Valued Senior Member

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    word i read today i have not heard before while i was reading about the australian chef who is selling cures for coronavirus
    Australian celebrity chef Pete Evans.

    Spruiking
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    spruik
    /spruːk/

    verb
    informal•Australian
    gerund or present participle: spruiking
    1. speak in public, especially to advertise a show.
      "men who spruik outside striptease joints"
      • promote or publicize.
        "the company forked out $15 million to spruik its digital revolution"
    Collins Dictionary on line definition
    Definition of 'spruik'


    spruik in British English
    (ˈspruːɪk)
    verb
    (intransitive) Australian archaic, slang
    to speak in public (used esp of a showman or salesman)
    Collins English Dictionary. Copyright © HarperCollins Publishers
    Derived forms
    spruiker (ˈspruiker)
    noun
    Word origin
    C20: of unknown origin
     
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    Deepity
    https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Deepity
     
  8. Michael 345 New year. PRESENT is 72 years oldl Valued Senior Member

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    milquetoast

    noun

    a timid or feeble person.

    "Jennings plays him as something of a milquetoast"

    adjective

    feeble, insipid, or bland.

    "a soppy, milquetoast composer"

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  9. Michael 345 New year. PRESENT is 72 years oldl Valued Senior Member

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    retronym

    noun

    a new term created from an existing word in order to distinguish it from the meaning that has emerged through progress or technological development

    (e.g., cloth diaper is a retronym necessitated by the fact that diaper now more commonly refers to a disposable diaper).

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    Watchugot .....retro music version
     
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    akratic

    adjective PHILOSOPHY

    characterized by weakness of will resulting in action against one's better judgment.

    "an akratic person goes against reason"

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    palter

    verb

    ARCHAIC

    gerund or present participle: paltering

    equivocate or prevaricate in action or speech.

    "if you palter or double in your answers, I will have thee hung alive in an iron chain"

    trifle with.

    "this great work should not be paltered with"

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    parosmia

    noun MEDICINE

    abnormality in the sense of smell.

    "currently, just over seven months after the accident, I have parosmia"

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  14. Pintsize Registered Member

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    Is it Magnum?
     
  15. Saint Valued Senior Member

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    sucker = timid person
     
  16. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

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    No, a sucker is a gullible person - like a person who believes we never landed on the moon.
     
  17. Michael 345 New year. PRESENT is 72 years oldl Valued Senior Member

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    Gyrification

    is the process by which the brain undergoes changes in surface morphology to create sulcal and gyral regions. The period of greatest development of brain gyrification is during the third trimester of pregnancy, a period of time in which the brain undergoes considerable growth.
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2815169/#:~:text=Gyrification is
    %20the%20process%20by,the%20brain%20undergoes%20considerable%20growth.

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    Does Gyrofication mean spinning?
     
  20. geordief Valued Senior Member

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    Is there not something ,you know ...like disinfects?
     
  21. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

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    Since this is a language thread, allow me to be a definition Nazi: "During the third trimester of pregnancy" suggests that it is the mother's brain that is developing. I would have said, "during the third trimester of gestation."

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  22. Michael 345 New year. PRESENT is 72 years oldl Valued Senior Member

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    Gyrification

    Is the word being defined and if you use the link, the link takes you to the the site

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    Under which is the cut and paste

    Gyrification

    is the process by............

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    If you Google GYRIFICATION DEFINE you will find this Wikipedia article

    Gyrification is the process of forming the characteristic folds of the cerebral cortex.[1] The peak of such a fold is called a gyrus (plural: gyri), and its trough is called a sulcus (plural: sulci). The neurons of the cerebral cortex reside in a thin layer of gray matter, only 2–4 mm thick, at the surface of the brain.[2] Much of the interior volume is occupied by white matter, which consists of long axonal projections to and from the cortical neurons residing near the surface.

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    during the third trimester of gestation applies to the fetus as well the potential mother

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  23. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

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    Pregnancy is the word I'm contesting. Pregnancy happens to the mother, not the fetus.
     

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