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(Science News)   Today I learned a new word: flocculent. I still have no idea what it means, but I'm going to work it into conversation anyway   (sci-news.com) divider line
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2020-06-30 10:24:16 AM  
it also works when trying to describe smelly tofu or other aged bean curd products
 
2020-06-30 11:36:00 AM  
"Flocculation is a desirable and important characteristic that is unique to brewers yeast. When brewers yeast nears the end of fermentation, single cells aggregate into clumps of thousands of cells, and drop to the bottom of the fermentor, leaving clear beer behind. If yeast flocculate too early, the beer will be underattenuated and sweet. If yeast do not flocculate, the beer will be cloudy and have a yeasty taste."
 
2020-06-30 11:36:33 AM  
Dave, have you herd about the flocculent Bill? They've gone grazey.
 
2020-06-30 11:38:03 AM  

cousin-merle: "Flocculation is a desirable and important characteristic that is unique to brewers yeast. When brewers yeast nears the end of fermentation, single cells aggregate into clumps of thousands of cells, and drop to the bottom of the fermentor, leaving clear beer behind. If yeast flocculate too early, the beer will be underattenuated and sweet. If yeast do not flocculate, the beer will be cloudy and have a yeasty taste."


Floc me?  No, floc you pal.  Floc you!

/aggregate and fall, you!
//makes about as much sense as fark you does when you think about it
///three just to have enough to floccuate
 
2020-06-30 11:39:16 AM  
Yeah, like WLP002, 1768-PC, and ECY10, right?
 
2020-06-30 11:39:32 AM  
It's a perfectly cromulens photography term.
 
2020-06-30 11:42:15 AM  
Or get a swimming pool, and you'll find out what flocculant is.

Oh, and subby? -ant, not -ent.
 
2020-06-30 11:48:51 AM  

pdieten: Or get a swimming pool, and you'll find out what flocculant is.

Oh, and subby? -ant, not -ent.


Try again. Flocculant is a substance used to promote flocculation.

Flocculent is the physical characteristic of Flocculence.
 
2020-06-30 11:52:36 AM  
That's quite flocculent of you subby.

/cheers
 
2020-06-30 11:53:59 AM  

KRSESQ: pdieten: Or get a swimming pool, and you'll find out what flocculant is.

Oh, and subby? -ant, not -ent.

Try again. Flocculant is a substance used to promote flocculation.

Flocculent is the physical characteristic of Flocculence.


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Oh, I'm sorry, sir. I'm anaspeptic, frasmotic, even compunctuous to have caused you such pericumbobulation.
 
2020-06-30 11:58:42 AM  
I actually use the term quite often.  Part of my company designs water treatment systems and we use flocculants.

I love having the discussion for the first time
So what does a flocculant do?
Causes flocculation
Oh ok...carry on then I suppose
 
2020-06-30 12:06:11 PM  
You
Will
Be
Flocculant, you're gonna be floc-youuuu-lent
You'll sink with the chunky bits and suspended grit,
Little flecks of dirt and schmutz, ooh!
 
2020-06-30 12:08:46 PM  
You would think that "flocculance" was the avian equivalent to "herd immunity".

You would think...

...or a group bird fart
 
2020-06-30 12:12:43 PM  
You attain flocculence when someone pulls your finger.
 
2020-06-30 12:18:00 PM  
Man - I had a flocculent spiral this morning, I tell ya!
It took three flushes to floc that culent.
 
2020-06-30 12:30:36 PM  
Wait until they discover "floccinaucinihilipilification"...
 
2020-06-30 12:48:56 PM  
Don't be flocculent, Jeffrey.
 
2020-06-30 12:51:12 PM  
flocci non facio
 
2020-06-30 1:11:56 PM  
I gave up mutton for Flocculent.
 
2020-06-30 1:20:32 PM  
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2020-06-30 1:28:32 PM  
it describes my penis fairly well, i must say.
 
2020-06-30 1:30:55 PM  
Flocculent Green is people!!!!
 
2020-06-30 1:33:04 PM  
So you learned a new word but you didn't learn what it means? Stupid Farker.
 
2020-06-30 3:19:46 PM  
I've known about it since college, when I had to take a course on sewage treatment plants, as it's the mechanism behind type 2 settling.  (the particles are attracted to each other, and as they gather into a clump (ie, flock) gravity overcomes the buoyant forces)

These days, I mostly use it to describe snow -- the big huge flakes that will stick to things, as opposed to the 'powder' stuff that skiers love but is absolutely crap for making snowballs.
 
2020-06-30 3:47:02 PM  
That is that shiat in the pool when oak trees bloom
 
2020-06-30 3:56:04 PM  

FormlessOne: Wait until they discover "floccinaucinihilipilification"...


It'll do them no good.
 
2020-06-30 4:10:20 PM  

Some Junkie Cosmonaut: cousin-merle: "Flocculation is a desirable and important characteristic that is unique to brewers yeast. When brewers yeast nears the end of fermentation, single cells aggregate into clumps of thousands of cells, and drop to the bottom of the fermentor, leaving clear beer behind. If yeast flocculate too early, the beer will be underattenuated and sweet. If yeast do not flocculate, the beer will be cloudy and have a yeasty taste."

Floc me?  No, floc you pal.  Floc you!

/aggregate and fall, you!
//makes about as much sense as fark you does when you think about it
///three just to have enough to floccuate


Wrong word Einstein.
 
2020-06-30 4:10:51 PM  
Ever notice how the solids in your salad dressing sink to the bottom? A Flocculant prevents that by keeping particles, in a liquid, in suspension.
 
2020-06-30 4:56:40 PM  
For those too lazy to google it, flocculent means a loosely clumping texture.
 
2020-06-30 6:51:26 PM  
Get some milk, a glass of water, a spoon, and some vinegar, and you should be able to make your own flocculent galaxy.
 
2020-06-30 7:12:54 PM  
"Flocculent?" "Could it be?"
 
2020-07-01 12:30:37 AM  

You'd turn it off when I was halfway across: FormlessOne: Wait until they discover "floccinaucinihilipilification"...

It'll do them no good.


...and I even like your user name.
 
2020-07-01 12:31:39 AM  

NotARocketScientist: For those too lazy to google it, flocculent means a loosely clumping texture.


More "Irish moss" than "cat litter," though.
 
2020-07-01 12:36:42 AM  

SirDigbyChickenCaesar: I actually use the term quite often.  Part of my company designs water treatment systems and we use flocculants.

I love having the discussion for the first time
So what does a flocculant do?
Causes flocculation
Oh ok...carry on then I suppose


If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the precipitate, as the saying goes.
 
2020-07-01 4:18:46 PM  

joker420: Some Junkie Cosmonaut: cousin-merle: "Flocculation is a desirable and important characteristic that is unique to brewers yeast. When brewers yeast nears the end of fermentation, single cells aggregate into clumps of thousands of cells, and drop to the bottom of the fermentor, leaving clear beer behind. If yeast flocculate too early, the beer will be underattenuated and sweet. If yeast do not flocculate, the beer will be cloudy and have a yeasty taste."

Floc me?  No, floc you pal.  Floc you!

/aggregate and fall, you!
//makes about as much sense as fark you does when you think about it
///three just to have enough to floccuate

Wrong word Einstein.


I'm crushed - my screed of utter seriousness revealed as a repellent travesty.  Woe, me, etc.
 
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