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"Word of the Day" MONDAY



ldthemagicman
United Kingdom

"Word of the Day" MONDAY
 

chrestomathic

Im sorry for the late submission, but Ive only just discovered that there was no Word of the Day posted earlier.

This is todays Word: is it a noun, verb, adjective, adverb, or what?

Try to define its meaning in the wittiest, most comical, or most stupid way.  If you know what it means, dont tell us, please, but give us a daft definition of it, instead.

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

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

The Word is chrestomathic.

Good Luck!

Les

18 Oct 2010      



edrodmedina
United States

chrestomathic--- an automated toothpaste (Crest) dispenser

18 Oct 2010     



douglas
United States

Ed s is too good-- I can t top it.
 
 
OBTW: what happened to apricate?

18 Oct 2010     



ldthemagicman
United Kingdom

I posted a WINNER, as shown below, but there was no reply, so I ve been obliged to set another "Word of the Day".
 
 
Les

18 Oct 2010     



GIOVANNI
Canada

chrestomathic
 
As October is breast cancer awarness month, I believe a chrestomathic is
an automatic machine that lets you rest your chest  on a mat when you have a mammogram.

18 Oct 2010     



olgumco
Colombia


Chrestomatic, it is an adjective. from the Latin Cresta, meaning the spikes of a punk hairstyle. Chrestomatic refers to a gel especially used to avoid the spikes to become weak during the day and give the user a fresh punk style all day long. 

The chrestomatic gel comes in different colors and exotic scents!

18 Oct 2010     



Ide_Bere
Mexico

Chrestomatic is the person who is in charge to choose the most embarazing 15 seconds of any program to show them in a celeb news show.

Someone like this:



Bere

18 Oct 2010     



douglas
United States

Thanks for the info Les--I missed that post.

18 Oct 2010     



ueslteacher
Ukraine

2 Ed:Clap

My definition: At school we used to have texbooks on Literature, which had compilations of literary works. We called them chrestomatia. So I guess chrestomathic is an adjective describing the looks and state of mind of a student who has been studying his chrestomatia all night.
"Hi, pal! You look so chrestomathic today. Have been up all night, eh?"
Sophia

18 Oct 2010     



almaz
United Kingdom

Well, in music, a chromath is an expert on western-tempered 12-tone scales, but if that person is, for example, a New Yorker, their expertise is obviously coloured by the local time zone (Eastern Standard Time, or EST). If this person wants to question a particular musical theory, they will do it in a typically robust NY fashion ( Whaddaya mean outta toon, you **@$*@&*!). 
This type of interruption (originating on the east coast and all too common, alas, in the chromath community these days) has led to a new coinage which reflects its intrusive nature: chr - EST - omath , the adjective, of course being chrestomathic .

I thank yew.

18 Oct 2010     



ituska
Slovakia

ch (chronic) + rest + math

chrestomathic - is a person who suffers from the serious disease mathmania and a doctor suggested him/her to take a chronic rest from maths (the longer the better) LOL
that s why I dont teach maths anymore Wink

18 Oct 2010     

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