Thursday, August 20, 2009

These Can Both Be Gross...

funny word of the day: dumpster

Definition from Merriam-Webster:

Pronunciation: \ˈdəm(p)-stər\
Function: trademark
—used for a large trash receptacle

Dumpter diving has become a popular pasttime, particularly in this economy and because it's eco-friendly (you're "recycling" items). According to Wikipedia, Dumpster diving is the practice of sifting through commercial or residential trash to find items that have been discarded by their owners, but which may be useful to the dumpster diver. The practice of Dumpster diving is also known variously as urban foraging, curb shopping, binning, alley surfing, aggressive recycling, Curbing, D-mart, Dumpstering, garbaging, garbage picking, garbage gleaning, dumpster-raiding, dump-weaseling, tatting, trash picking, treasure hunting, skally-wagging, skipping, or trashing. The term originates from the best-known manufacturer of commercial trash bins, "Dumpster," and the fanciful image of someone leaping head first into a dumpster as if it were a swimming pool. In practice, the size and design of most dumpsters makes it possible to retrieve many items from the outside of dumpsters without having to "dive" inside.

Yesterday's word of the day was: pimple

Pronunciation: \ˈpim-pəl\
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English pymple; akin to Old English piplian to break out in pimples, and probably to English pimp — more at pimp
Date: 14th century
1 : a small inflamed elevation of the skin : papule; especially : pustule

Ew, pustule is even grosser tham pimple!

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