Monday, January 25, 2010

Dictionary Highlights: Day 24

Bias - Greek philosopher, born in Ionia.

I wonder if he sold his views as fair and balanced

stick one's bib in - Australian Informal. to interfere.

bib and tucker - clothes: to dress in one's best bib and tucker.

bibliomancy - divination by means of a book, esp. the Bible, opened at random to some verse or passage, which is then interpreted.

Ok. Let's open the Bible to a random verse and..."There shall not be found among you anyone who burns his son or his daughter as an offering, anyone who practices divination or tells fortunes or interprets omens, or a sorcerer or a charmer or a medium or a necromancer or one who inquires of the dead, for whoever does these things is an abomination to the LORD" (Deuteronomy 18:10-12)

Big O - orgasm

Maybe Wilt Chamberlain would have been a better candidate for this name

bingle - Australian Informal. a collision, esp. an automobile accident.

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