What is a Zygapophysis? Get your dictionary out for this one.

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Home Inspector with Square One Home Inspection

I am pretty new to AR. I have gotten tons of help from a lot of peole here and I thank them for that. I am glad my friend Russel has helped me out. He can help you to, just go to

Russel's blog

I am amazed every time I log into to AR at what I find and learn here. But, sometimes it's the little things that mean the most in a group or association. One thing I can count on everyday now, is the possibility of learning a new word.

You all know what I'm talking about here. When you submit a comment to someone's blog you have to enter in some text to verify.

Some of these words can be humorous and others I wonder, what the heck is that? I have googled some of these words, but I have started keeping a dictionary handy so I can look up some of these words.

Just by posting a new comment I can learn a different word everyday. It is an educational tool that probably goes unnoticed by most. Take advantage of what you are presented and learn from it.

If you want, present unique or strange words that you stumble upon here for the rest of us to learn from.

What is a Zygapophysis? Heck, I don't know, I had to look it up.

One of two usually paired processes of the neural arch of a vertebra that articulates with corresponding parts of adjacent vertebrae.

You can also look at The Free Dictionary  for easy access to defiinitions.

Thanks and have a great day.

Ian Niquette

WI Home Inspector
Square One Home Inspection proudly serves Green Lake, Fond du Lac, Dodge, Marquette, Columbia, Winnebago, and Waushara Counties. Complete home inspections and Radon testing available. Call today for a free price quote. Available 7 days a week.
Markesan WI 53946

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Rainer
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Alisha Harrison
John L. Scott, Belfair - Belfair, WA
Allyn, Belfair and Hood Canal real estate expert!

That is a fantastic idea. I usually just chuckle at the words, but actually looking up the more obscure ones is kinda cool! ~A:)

Jan 31, 2009 03:15 AM #1
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Joanne O'Donnell
Chic Home Interiors - Oakland, CA

Ian, I had no idea all of them were actually words  - I thought they were just letters used to verify!  Well, I will definitely be looking them up from now on - www.m-w.com is my favorite website (well, maybe active rain is pushing them aside... this is the same as the site you give - it redirects to the longer version, but much easier to get to quickly.  I just type m-w, hold control while clicking enter and  I'm there...

Joanne O'Donnell, Chic Home Interiors

Jan 31, 2009 03:39 AM #2
Rainer
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Zane Coffin
Century-21 Homestar - Geneva, OH
(Geneva Ohio Real Estate Agent)

Ian, thanks for the dictionary.....I always wondered why some were words and I thought others were not.......peace zane

Jan 31, 2009 04:35 AM #3
Rainmaker
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Jack Gilleland
Home Inspection and Investor Services, Clayton - Clayton, OH

You mean those are words?  Wow, I'm going to start looking them up.

Jan 31, 2009 06:37 AM #4
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTORĀ®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Ian, I am beginning to wonder if these are new words or people not using the spell checker in most cases. I do believe that Russel Ray is a great person to rely on...

Jan 31, 2009 12:30 PM #5
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J. Philip Faranda
J. Philip Faranda (J. Philip R.E. LLC) Westchester County NY - Briarcliff Manor, NY
Broker-Owner

That is one beautiful black lab.

Jan 31, 2009 11:54 PM #6
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Ian Niquette
Square One Home Inspection - Markesan, WI

Paul, they are words. I had to wonder about some of them , so I started looking them up. Sure enough, they are words. Words can be so much fun.

 

Maypop

NOUN (1)

1. of southern United States; having an insipid berry the size of a hen egg;
[syn: maypop,

 

myrobalan

NOUN (1)

1. small Asiatic tree bearing edible red or yellow fruit;
[syn: cherry plum, myrobalan, myrobalan plum, Prunus cerasifera]

 

WI Home Inspector
Square One Home Inspection proudly serves Green Lake, Fond du Lac, Dodge, Marquette, Columbia, Winnebago, and Waushara Counties. Complete home inspections and Radon testing available. Call today for a free price quote. Available 7 days a week.
Markesan WI 53946

Feb 02, 2009 04:53 AM #7
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Hey, Ian. Thanks for the little plug. When I first started here at ActiveRain, I recognized many of the words as being plants, fruits, or vegetables, so I started keeping a list. I got to about 500 different words, and every one was a plant, fruit, or vegetable, many of them from Australian, Japan, and the Western U.S. I came to the conclusion that the ActiveRain computer programmers came from Australia via Japan and had agriculture as an avocation. Jim did a blog on the words back in September or October 2007, and as soon as he did it, they added a ton of new words, many which are not related to agriculture.

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