1) sardoodledum sor doo' del dum (noun) : stereotyped or unrealistic characterization in drama; staginess, melodrama
2) moliminous moe lim' in es (adjective) : massive; momentous
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IRS TAX FORM CHANGE ALERT:
We've just been informed that the Internal Revenue Service has simplified its 1040 forms for next year in the spirit of becoming a "kinder, gentler" IRS. It goes like this:
(A) HOW MUCH DID YOU MAKE LAST YEAR?____________
(B) HOW MUCH DO YOU HAVE LEFT?_________________
(C) SEND IN AMOUNT ON LINE B.
An asterisk is a star-shaped symbol (*) that marks an omission or footnote within text. It also appears on the keypads of telephones as the "star button", where it is used to trigger special dialing functions.
Literally, an asterisk is a small star, reflecting its origin from Late Latin asteriskus, from Greek asteriskos, the diminutive of aster (star).
Here are more "starry" words from Greek aster: * aster: flower with petals radiating like a star * asterism [n. AS-tuh-riz-um]: starlike shape, cluster of stars * asteriated [adj. a-STEER-ee-ay-tid]: showing asterism * asteroid: planetoid (sun-orbiting body that looks starlike) * disaster: catastrophe, grave misfortune (once thought to be caused by ill-omens from the stars) * astriferous (obsolete) [adj. as-TRIF-er-us]: starry
NEW INVENTIONS BY UNC GRADS ------------------------------------------------- -- The water-proof towel -- Glow in the dark sunglasses -- Submarine screen doors -- A book on how to read. -- Inflatable dart boards -- A dictionary index. -- Mechanical Pencil sharpeners -- Powdered water -- Pedal-powered wheel chairs -- Waterproof tea bags -- Watermelon seed sorter -- Zero proof alcohol -- Reusable ice cubes -- See-through toilet tissue -- Skinless bananas -- Do-it-yourself road map -- Turnip ice cream -- Toe implants -- An all white flag -- Rolls Royce pickup truck
How do you keep a UNC freshman busy for hours?
Give him a piece of paper with "Please turn over" written on both sides.
Two UNC basketball players were taking an important final exam. If they failed, they would be on academic probation & not allowed to play in the big game the following week against N.C. State. The exam was fill-in-the-blank.
The last question read, "Old MacDonald had a ________."
Putty Duh was stumped. He had no idea what to answer. But he knew he needed to get this one right to be sure he passed.
Making sure the professor wasn't watching, he tapped Tiny on the shoulder. "Pssst. Tiny. What's the answer to the last question?"
Tiny quietly laughed. He looked around to make sure the professor hadn't noticed, then he turned to Putty Duh. "Putty, you're so stupid. Everyone knows Old MacDonald had a FARM."
"Oh yeah," said Putty Duh. "I remember now."
He picked up his No. 2 pencil and started to write the answer in the blank. He stopped. Tapping Tiny's shoulder again, he whispered, "Tiny, how do you spell farm?"
"You are really dumb, Putty Duh. That's so easy. Farm is spelled E-I-E-I-O."
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A policeman spots a woman driving and knitting at the same time. Driving up beside her, he shouts out the window... "Pull over!"
December 24, 1808 One of the best-loved Christmas carols, "Silent Night" (Stille Nacht), was first performed in a church in Oberndorf, Austria. The words were written by the Rev. Joseph Mohr and the music by Franz Xaver Gruber, the organist and choir director of the church.
"Silent Night" has been translated into 300 languages: