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Parihaka
03 May 17,, 21:40
An occasional series by anyone who want to chip in, only rules being the word must be outside the normal milieu of everyday international conversation.

I'll kick off with:

Doolally (https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/doolally)


British
informal
1Temporarily deranged or feeble-minded.
‘Uncle's gone doolally again’

1.1 Transported with excitement or pleasure.
‘a return on capital that the City would go doolally over’
Origin
Early 20th century: originally doolally tap, Indian army slang, from Deolali (the name of a town with a military sanatorium and a transit camp) + Urdu tap ‘fever’.

Toby
03 May 17,, 23:07
kaylied (ˈKay lied' )

adjective
British slang

intoxicated; drunk

From the northern name "kali" for sherbet powder

PeeCoffee
16 May 17,, 06:52
schmutz

North American informal noun...dirt or similar unpleasant substance

DOR
16 May 17,, 11:38
Codswallop [cod’s wallop], noun.

Senseless talk, an expression of disbelief.
“That’s a load of old codswallop gone bad!”

Origin unknown.
Possibily 1959 UK TV series "Hancock’s Half Hour."

Possibly from cod (scrotum, cf., codpiece) + wallop (beer) = imitation beer.

Possibly from Hiram Codd’s British soft drinks (ca. 1870s), which were produced in bottles with a glass marble stopper. The marble was “walloped” (hit hard) to open the bottle. “Is that a Codd’s ‘beer’ (ha!) you’re drinking?”


(The reason I chose this word is because I first heard it from an Irishman who had spent the last 55 years in rural Hong Kong. There’s not much chance he heard it in HK, and only a small possibility he saw / heard the 1959 TV program.)

Toby
17 May 17,, 23:46
cack
kak

BRITISH informal noun
1.
excrement; dung.
"cow cack"
verb
1.
defecate in (one's clothes)."he's cackin his pants"

Toby
11 Jun 17,, 23:06
Hubris

Excessive pride or self-confidence.

(in Greek tragedy) excessive pride towards or defiance of the gods, leading to nemesis.

overweening presumption that leads a person to disregard the divinely fixed limits on human action in an ordered cosmos

Toby
13 Jun 17,, 00:25
Machiavellian

ˌmakɪəˈvɛlɪən/Submit
adjective
1.
cunning, scheming, and unscrupulous, especially in politics.
"a whole range of outrageous Machiavellian manoeuvres"
synonyms: devious, cunning, crafty, artful, wily, sly, scheming, designing, conniving, opportunistic, insidious, treacherous, perfidious, two-faced, Janus-faced, tricky, double-dealing, unscrupulous, deceitful, dishonest; informalfoxy
"there were press accusations of Machiavellian deception"
noun
1.
a person who schemes in a Machiavellian way.