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austinlinda

An adjective,
A word from the Walt Disney film production of Mary Poppins, in 1964, describing any quality that is so wonderful, and so indescribable that you have no other word to say it with!

Here are the lyrics---
"It's Supercalafragilisticexpialidocious, Even though the sound of it is something quite atrocious
If you say it loud enough you'll always sound precocious, supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!"
(hopefully this is right- remembering is getting harder and harder since 1964. )


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:-) I think your answer is GREAT!! Loved it but can't understand why you would ever get a thumbs down. Unless it's other people that answered the question is trying to become the Favorite. If that's the case I wish they would stop this unfair behavior!
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carolleecarol
Hey Can you tell me how you put the pink for the cure under your name?
I would like to do that for the Crohns Foundation. Thanks!!!
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austinlinda
Actually I am a supporter of a group that supports research for Crohns.

The pink star I have here is support for Komen for the Cure (breast cancer) For every answer I make (and the others who are also signed up, for Komen, like me) ask.com donates $.25 to Komen.
Ask.com supports Komen, that's the reason for the "pink star"---but they don't support any other charity groups as far as I know.
What you should do is email the ask.com customer service department and find out if they would consider donating in the same way to the Crohns group.
Let me know if they're interested, and I will support it too.
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To get the pink star:
Click on the link that comes up under the star---it will take you to the Komen sign up screen.
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carolleecarol
Thank you your so sweet!! I will.
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Rubber

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carolleecarol
May I ask how did you come up with Rubber? :-) Thanks for tying.
Have you ever seen Mary Poppins? It was made (I'm sure) way before your time but it's still great!!! I can see where Nanny McFee took a lot of liberties from Mary Poppins:-)
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its a ridiculously long word made of pre- and suffixes that means:

su?per?cal?i?frag?i?lis?tic?ex?pi?al?i?do?cious
[soo-per-kal-uh-fraj-uh-lis-tik-ek-spee-al-i-doh-shuhs]
adjective
(used as a nonsense word by children to express approval or to represent the longest word in English.)

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carolleecarol
That is correct!! Thumbs up!!!!! Why would you get a thumbs down?
I think you should have to give an explanation for the thumbs up or down.
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You use this term when you don't know what to say.

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It is from the Mary Poppins movie.
That movie must be 40 years old, at least!

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Older!
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carolleecarol
Yes It's 47 years old.. Just Like me, Some things get better with age.:-)
If you get a chance rent this Movie & watch it again. You will all be amazed on how far ahead of their time they where.
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A really long way of sayin WOW!!! ;)

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carolleecarol

Don't really know but it always makes me smile:-) thanks

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Aww ! I would really like for you to let me know!(: Thank you so much for all of your support !! I also think you're beautiful, nice, smart women !!(: I use to be REALLY shy when i was younger but now, I'm slowly coming out of my shell !!(: I would really love to read your poem so here you go , my e-mail is : Stephaniemathe@Yahoo.com ! I'm so excited !! I can't wait to read your poem !! I think I'm gonna love it !!!<3
Thank You so much for telling me about the cook book !!(: I really appreciate it !(: And I'm glad you are famous for those recipes! Do you like cooking? If so, maybe you should open up a restaurant !(:
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Hi, Took me a moment to find you in the Q & A I sent it the poem to your email. Please let me know if u got it.:-)
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Did u get it?
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That was such a BEAUTIFUL POEM !! sorry I didn't tell you once I read it ! But, i really loved it ! It's awesome!(: you should publish it(:
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carolleecarol
No, It was a gift to her now I've given it to you to use in a song at some point in your life. It mite be only one line that helps you threw a low point in your song writing efforts. No charge no obligation just a gift. If it warmed your heart or made you smile then I'm happy:-)
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O Thank You!
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Awww ! (: I'd love to use some parts in my song , Thank You so much and no problem!
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Its a long, complicated made up word used to impress and amuse. According to the song it can gain you a spouse and impress your companions and relatives and gain you favors.

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Spaajir and AustinLinda both have the right of it and it's the most quoted non-word that never quite made it into the language. It even gave rise to the most famous sporting headline in newspaper history.

About 10 years ago in the Scottish FA Cup, the underdogs, "Inverness Caledonian Thistle" whose fans abbreviate their name to "Cally" defeated the mighty Celtic United team.

The next day's headline read, "Super Cally go ballistic, Celtic are atrocious."

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Did you make that up or was it an actual headline?? Either way, it's cool
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Nope, it was a real headline. The guy who wrote it is now famous.
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Hi David, you are getting red thumb attacted, as am I, when we 1st had this discussion about a week ago I wrote down what you had at that time, it was 442, you have an increase of 446 since then for a total of 888.
Your answers are so solid, and interesting, you don't deserve this.
I think you have gotten about 300 more today.

I am about done with this site.
Do you think it could be a mod ?
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No, it's not a Mod. I actually suspected that for a while but this is a software problem.

Ask must have the most incompetent programmers on the web. My reds went up about 300 this morning and my greens went up about 40. Well 50, actually, but I had ten of them before she garbage started. And that was before all the other trouble started.

Like yourself I'm about ready to quit. Between the programming glitches and the inconsistent Mods, it's getting too frustrating. I like the contact with people like yourself and a few dozen of the others, but there's a limit to how much garbage we can reasonably be expected to put up with.

When I Love My Kids was badly hit with reds a few weeks ago I suggested a software glitch, but one of the Mods insisted that no such glitch was known.

Bulldust! They know about it but they think we're all as easy to hoodwink as the kids who want to know about whether Justin Bieber will be coming back for his Rapture in 2012.

But whether the more competent members stay or go is of no interest to the Ask admin. They only want people to log in and they don't care how puerile the content becomes. It's no accident that they won't permit the answers to be accessed from a search engine.
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Thank you for that response, and the accompanying humor.
I just answered a question that will get a lot of responses, I did so only to see what happens over the next 1/2 hour or so.
Kind of a beta test.

The interesting thing that may throw your theroy out is why when so many responding to the same ?, are they not getting hit ?

And I agree about the mod indifference...
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austinlinda
I've got 7 thumbs down for s straight answer like yours. Right out of Wikipedia.
I don't think it's software. I think we are being stalked. I have 50 reds more than yesterday--and I only answered 4 questions in the past 24-48 hours.
I'm about done here. When school starts here next week, if it continues I'm quitting completely.
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I'd be sorry to see you go, Linda. Yes, there are a lot of haters on the site, but there are a lot of great people too. It's people like yourself who'll keep me coming back. We've lost quite a few of the more gifted contributors and, from the grumblings I've heard, more will go.

Even so, the quality of the questions has deteriorated to such a point that it's becoming less attractive. The moderation inconsistencies don't help much, despite denials.

It's a shame to see such a potentially interesting site go down the gurgler.
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