An admiral is standing by a candy machine at the Naval Academy in Annapolis when he stops a plebe walking by.
- "Sailor, do you have change for a dollar?"
- "Sure, buddy," - says the plebe, rooting around his pocket.
- "That"s no way to address an officer! Now let"s try it again. Do you have change for a dollar?"
The plebe snaps to attention and barks,
- "No, sir!"
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n. Colloq. Familiar form of address to a young boy.
n. Archaic truth. [old english]
adj. (-ier, -iest) 1 covered with soot.
- black or brownish-black. SOPPY
adj. (-ier, -iest) colloq. Mawkishly sentimental; silly; infatuated. soppily adv. Soppiness n. [from *sop]
—adj. (-ier, -iest) 1 pained, regretful, penitent (sorry about the mess).
- (foll. By for) feeling pity or sympathy for. - (attrib.) Wretched (a sorry sight). —int. Expression of apology. sorry for oneself dejected. [old english: related to *sore] SOTTO
voce adv. In an undertone. [italian]
—v. Moan or whisper like the wind in trees etc. —n. This sound. [old english]
barrier n. High resistance of air to objects moving at speeds near that of sound.
- bite n. Short pithy extract from an interview, speech, etc., as part of a news etc. Broadcast. - effect n. Sound other than speech or music made artificially for a film, broadcast, etc. - system n. Equipment for sound reproduction. - wave n. Wave of compression and rarefaction, by which sound is transmitted in the air etc. - —n. - sensation caused in the ear by the vibration of the surrounding air or other medium. - vibrations causing this sensation. - what is or may be heard. - idea or impression conveyed by words (don't like the sound of that). - mere words. —v. - (cause to) emit sound. - utter, pronounce (sound a warning note). - convey an impression when heard (sounds worried). - give an audible signal for (an alarm etc.). - test (the lungs etc.) By the sound produced. sound off talk loudly or express one's opinions forcefully. soundless adj. [latin sonus] - —adj. - healthy; not diseased, injured, or rotten. - (of an opinion, policy, etc.) Correct, well-founded. - financially secure. - undisturbed (sound sleeper). - thorough (sound thrashing). —adv. Soundly (sound asleep). soundly adv. Soundness n. [old english] - v. - test the depth or quality of the bottom of (the sea or a river etc.). - (often foll. By out) inquire (esp. Discreetly) into the opinions or feelings of (a person). [french sonder from latin sub unda under the wave] - n. Strait (of water). [old english, = swimming] SOUPY
adj. (-ier, -iest) 1 like soup.
- sentimental. SOUSE
—v. (-sing) 1 immerse in pickle or other liquid.
- (as soused adj.) Colloq. Drunk. - (usu. Foll. By in) soak (a thing) in liquid. —n. - a pickle made with salt. B us food in pickle. - plunge or drench in water. [french sous]
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