DETRITUS a $50 word

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  1. joebryant

    joebryant Overrun With Chickens

    Detritus, a new word that I just learned this week, should be the title of this forum, not Everything Else BST. Look it up.
     
  2. d.k

    d.k red-headed stepchild

    * How about "flotsom and jetsom"?? [​IMG]
     
  3. GracefulBantams

    GracefulBantams Hatching and Showing

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    Wikipedia says, "In biology, detritus is non-living particulate organic material (as opposed to dissolved organic material). It typically includes the bodies of dead organisms or fragments of organisms or fecal material. Detritus is normally colonized by communities of microorganisms which act to decompose (or remineralize) the material."
    ???
     
  4. joebryant

    joebryant Overrun With Chickens

    d.k :

    * How about "flotsom and jetsom"?? [​IMG]

    Flotsam would be good. I really like that!
    Jetsam's sort of limited.​
     
  5. joebryant

    joebryant Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:Ain't talkin' biology...

    Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary:
    detritus


    Main Entry:
    de·tri·tus Listen to the pronunciation of detritus
    Pronunciation:
    \\di-ˈtrī-təs\\
    Function:
    noun
    Inflected Form(s):
    plural de·tri·tus Listen to the pronunciation of detritus \\-ˈtrī-təs, -ˈtrī-ˌtüs\\
    Etymology:
    French détritus, from Latin detritus, past participle of deterere
    Date:
    1802

    1: loose material (as rock fragments or organic particles) that results directly from disintegration2 a: a product of disintegration, destruction, or wearing away : debris b: miscellaneous remnants : odds and ends <sifting through the detritus of his childhood — Michael Tomasky>
    — de·tri·tal Listen to the pronunciation of detrital \\-ˈtrī-təl\\ adjective
     
  6. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    Quote:Flotsam would be good. I really like that!
    Jetsam's sort of limited.

    I dunno -- stuff that the mods move to this category could be considered jetsam, maybe [​IMG]

    Detritus can be used in a general sense, as a figure of speech, but its main meaning remains the biological one of 'chunks o' dead organic matter". I am doubting that too many people want to buy, sell or trade THAT [​IMG]

    Pat
     
  7. d.k

    d.k red-headed stepchild

    * Compost! [​IMG]
     
  8. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

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    JoeBryant, stop clicking on the BST thread! Perhaps you could click on the Valium thread instead.
     
  9. joebryant

    joebryant Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:Flotsam would be good. I really like that!
    Jetsam's sort of limited.

    I dunno -- stuff that the mods move to this category could be considered jetsam, maybe [​IMG]

    Detritus can be used in a general sense, as a figure of speech, but its main meaning remains the biological one of 'chunks o' dead organic matter". I am doubting that too many people want to buy, sell or trade THAT [​IMG] Pat

    'tain't not!
    I think that it's a neat word. I'd never heard it before this weekend.
     

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