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    Word of the Week: GASP

    Jonray has suggested our new word for the week:

    GASP

    Gasp means:
    1. to inhale suddenly, as in surprise
    2. Garritan Authorized Steinway Piano;
    3. "to reflect the obvious euphoric effect it's having on everyone who's heard it so far" (jonray definition)

    Now we know what to call that reaction that people are having to the Virtual Steinway - could be gasping in astonishment.

    Thanks Jon for this week's word.
    And feel free to volunteer some of your favorite words for the next Word of the Week.

    Gary


    Previous Words of the Week: ALACRITY, BORBORYGMI, RECALCITRANT, TRANSMOGRIFY, BODACIOUS, THAUMATURGICALl, SWIMMINLY, WOOLGATHERING, WINDBROACH, SINECURE, NOMOPHOBIA

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    Re: Word of the Week: GASP

    Rofl... hmmm, BORBORYGMI comes to mind, just now... lol!

    David
    www.DavidSosnowski.com

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    Oh! Since you've done phobia, I have some phobia words!

    Consecotaleophobia- Fear of chopsticks.
    Geniophobia- Fear of chins.
    Kathisophobia- Fear of sitting down.
    Phobophobia- Fear of phobias. (Vicious cycle, eh?)
    Pteronophobia- Fear of being tickled by feathers.
    Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia- Fear of large words (ROFL)

    And last but not least *drumroll*... (and I swear, I can't make this kind of thing up. Google it.)



    Luposlipaphobia — the fear of being pursued by timber wolves around a kitchen table while wearing socks on a newly-waxed floor.



    string quartet (ˈstriŋ kwȯr-ˈtet) n. a good violinist, a bad violinist, an ex-violinist, and someone who hates violinists, all getting together to complain about composers

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    Luposlipaphobia — the fear of being pursued by timber wolves around a kitchen table while wearing socks on a newly-waxed floor.





    ROFL! That one's so good it bears repeating...

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    Re: Word of the Week: GASP

    Quote Originally Posted by etLux View Post


    Luposlipaphobia — the fear of being pursued by timber wolves around a kitchen table while wearing socks on a newly-waxed floor.





    ROFL! That one's so good it bears repeating...
    Gary Larson illustrated this in a Far Side panel.....
    Trent P. McDonald

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    Re: Word of the Week: GASP

    I too suffer from this malady


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    Nice socks, Gary.

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    I hope no one confuses your fine product with...

    G.A.S.P. - Games Adolescents Shouldn't Play
    G.A.S.P. - Group Against Smog and Pollution
    G.A.S.P. - Globally Accessible Statistical Procedures initiative
    G.A.S.P. - Group to Alleviate Smoking in Public
    G.A.S.P. - Gallery Artists Studio Projects
    G.A.S.P. - Great Adventures to Scenic Places
    G.A.S.P. - Georgia Association of School Psychologists

    There needs to be an Acronym clearing house like they have for Domain names.
    "An artist is someone who produces things that people don't need to have, but that he - for some reason - thinks it would be a good idea to give them."

    - Andy Warhol

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