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Online Etymology dictionary for pedantic twats by ev on 12 July 2009 9:12am
 
http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?search=twat&;searchmode=none
 
Re: Online Etymology dictionary for pedantic twats by Ken Dunn on 12 July 2009 10:27am
 
There you are, I've learned something today. I thought the word was entymology but when I looked it up I found that entomology is the study and classification of insects.
 
Re: Online Etymology dictionary for pedantic twats by kazzzz on 12 July 2009 12:20pm
 
bum (1)
"buttocks," 1387, "probably onomatopoeic, to be compared with other words of similar sound and with the general sense of 'protuberance, swelling.'

Uh huh.
 
Re: Online Etymology dictionary for pedantic twats by bIG bLOGGER on 12 July 2009 2:00pm
 
bum(2)
"loafer,idler",from German "bummler" =loafer,or "bummeln" (verb)=to waste time idling.ETC.

bum(3)
verb "to bum"=to scrounge,for example "I have just bummed a cigarette"
 
Re: Online Etymology dictionary for pedantic twats by ev on 13 July 2009 9:14am
 
python

1590, the fabled serpent, slain by Apollo, near Delphi, from L. Python, from Gk. Python, probably related to Pytho, the old name of Delphi, perhaps itself related to pythein "to rot." Zoological application to large non-venomous snakes of the tropics is from 1836, originally in Fr.

pythoness

1375, "woman with the power of soothsaying," from O.Fr. phitonise (13c.), from L.L. pythonissa, used in Vulgate of the Witch of Endor (I Sam. xxviii. 7), and often treated as her proper name, lit. fem. of pytho "familiar spirit;" which ultimately is connected with the title of the prophetess of the Delphic Oracle, Gk. pythia hiereia, from Pythios, an epithet of Apollo, from Pytho, older name of the region of Delphi (see python).
 
Re: Online Etymology dictionary for pedantic twats by kazzzz on 13 July 2009 9:15am
 
Pythonesque
1975, in ref. to the style of humor popularized by British TV series "Monty Python's Flying Circus."
 
Re: Online Etymology dictionary for pedantic twats by Spursfan on 13 July 2009 9:49am
 
Ann (presume AnnE is similar)

"fem. proper name, from L. Anna, from Gk., from Heb. Hannah, lit. "grace," from base hanan "he was gracious, showed favor." In U.S. black slang, "white woman," also "a black woman who is considered to be acting 'too white;' " also Miss Ann. She is the spouse of Mr. Charlie."

Oh really.
 
Re: Online Etymology dictionary for pedantic twats by kazzzz on 13 July 2009 10:58am
 
Acting too white? Ooh Anne you really ARE Hyacinth Bucket!
 
Re: Online Etymology dictionary for pedantic twats by Spursfan on 13 July 2009 1:41pm
 
Shhhhh!! Don't let Johnny hear you !!

:)
 
Re: Online Etymology dictionary for pedantic twats by Amaia on 13 July 2009 6:27pm
 
Oh, I have a "did you know?"!
I won't put it in the right thread because it's related to the Pythoness of Delphi.

Did you know, that the Delphi cave where the pythoness "worked" was, because of a geological reason that I can't really explain because I hardly know the words in French, filled with vapour of alcohol (due to a reaction in the ground). Therefore, the pythoness was completely drunk all of the time.
Which also explains that she never told a intelligible word for her prophecies(that the priests had to "interpret" afterwards anyway).
 



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