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Word of the Day "APRICATE", 2nd Shift

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Word of the Day "APRICATE", 2nd Shift


This is today�s �Word of the Day� for the Second Shift.  Is this Word a noun, verb, adjective, adverb, or what?

We�ve had some fun with the answers so far.  Here is a link to the replies from the First Shift.


Come on!  Join in and let�s hear from your part of the world!  Try to define its meaning in the wittiest, most comical, or most stupid way.  If you know what it means, don�t tell us, please, but give us a daft definition of it, instead.

The Member with the best definition will go on and choose tomorrow�s Word.  The Winner will be announced at Midnight, Spanish Time.  

Remember, NO INTERNET, NO DICTIONARIES � just ideas from your head!

The Word is �Apricate�.

Good Luck!


17 Oct 2010      

United Kingdom

In phonetics, an apricate is an affricate which is bursting for the toilet. So instead of the stern injunction �Watch it!�, what you hear is the pathetically confused �Wossit?�.

17 Oct 2010     


For me it means to applicate the apricot straight into your mouth (i.e. put the fruit in one �s oral cavity):):):):):):):):):):)

17 Oct 2010     


some kind of abreviation:apricate
apricots I hate
apricots I ate
a prick (not slang Embarrassed) that made me suffocate (when sewing)
appreciate (in texting)
approve to confiscate (among cops)
approach and defecate (instruction in the toilet of secret services)
appearances that cause to mate
You see, it all depends on the context. It �s a multifaceted term, really.

17 Oct 2010     



It �s the nickname for a person whose name is Cate/Kate and was born in the month of April ;)

17 Oct 2010     

Czech Republic

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18 Oct 2010     

United States

With the traditional American Halloween just around the corner, I feel this word is very fitting.  Traditionally, in America if one goes trick or treating at a house and receives no treat that house is subjected to a trick.  This trick quite often involves donnng the house with eggs (preferably rotten) and toilet paper.
As we all know, traditions change as they are imported to other countries and cultures.  Often these differences are based on the conditions at the new location.  This is how we come upon the word apricate.
In a small rural area of a miniscule country whose name is hardly worth mentioning a "world traveller" went tot he USA and experienced Halloween first-hand.  He was so enamored by the idea that he brought it home to his miniscule land.  In this land chickens are worshipped so the thought of throwing eggs was appalling.  Because they are of similar size and weight, they are quite abundant in this land, and they have a similarly terrible stench when rotten, the young man subsituted the eggs for apricots.  They young rapscalions of the town loved th eidea and to this day in our small far-off land apricating houses is a time-honored tradition.
"Hey Joey, let �s go apricate ole man Geezer �s house, he �s not giving out candy this year."

18 Oct 2010