Words that should be common use in US English, but aren't

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Re: Words that should be common use in US English, but aren't

Postposted on Tue Dec 01, 2009 8:07 pm

Defenestration.

I win. :D


One of the best scenes in Bravehart. :wink:

Could someone defenestrate that dingleberry that hung the picture catawumpus?
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Re: Words that should be common use in US English, but aren't

Postposted on Wed Dec 02, 2009 1:49 am

Military lingo isn't used enough either.
I believe a lot of CoD6 players are going to pepper their speech with "hooah" and "oscar mike" any time now.
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Re: Words that should be common use in US English, but aren't

Postposted on Wed Dec 02, 2009 10:17 am

Military lingo isn't used enough either.


Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, that picture is hung all catawampus. Defenstration would be too good for you dingleberrys !!!
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Re: Words that should be common use in US English, but aren't

Postposted on Wed Dec 02, 2009 1:14 pm

Captain Ned wrote:
BooTs wrote:And also, "irregardless" is still not a word. "agreeance" also is not a word.

It's in Webster's Third New International Directory. It's a word, like it or not.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irregardless

Oh, and agreeance is in the OED. You willing to call something in the OED not a word?

http://www.thudfactor.com/journal/item/agreeance/

Yes. Abhor.
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Re: Words that should be common use in US English, but aren't

Postposted on Fri Dec 11, 2009 12:27 am

Jazzercize.
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Re: Words that should be common use in US English, but aren't

Postposted on Fri Dec 11, 2009 6:41 am

Meadows wrote:I believe a lot of CoD6 players are going to pepper their speech with "hooah" and "oscar mike" any time now.
Oh, I hope not. I hated "hooah" when I was in. And whenever I hear non-military poser types use the lingo, a little piece of me dies.
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Re: Words that should be common use in US English, but aren't

Postposted on Fri Dec 11, 2009 6:43 am

Swell.

Nobody's swell anymore. Everyone or everything is fine, or okay, or good. What happened to being swell?
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Re: Words that should be common use in US English, but aren't

Postposted on Fri Dec 11, 2009 6:50 am

Vrock wrote: I hated "hooah" when I was in.


But 'V' HOOAH had so many meanings... it could literally mean eff you at times. (Or most of the time in my case)

My vice is 'Roger'. "roger that.".....
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Re: Words that should be common use in US English, but aren't

Postposted on Fri Dec 11, 2009 7:25 am

tanker27 wrote:
Vrock wrote: I hated "hooah" when I was in.


But 'V' HOOAH had so many meanings... it could literally mean eff you at times. (Or most of the time in my case)
True. The last few years I was in, I only said 'hooah' when I wanted to say '**** you'. So whenever I heard something I didn't care for, or was given an order that I thought sucked, my response was 'hooah sir'. It was nice. I don't think anyone ever caught on that I never used the word except on special occasions. :)
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Re: Words that should be common use in US English, but aren't

Postposted on Fri Dec 11, 2009 7:28 am

Vrock wrote:
tanker27 wrote:
Vrock wrote: I hated "hooah" when I was in.


But 'V' HOOAH had so many meanings... it could literally mean eff you at times. (Or most of the time in my case)
True. The last few years I was in, I only said 'hooah' when I wanted to say '**** you'. So whenever I heard something I didn't care for, or was given an order that I thought sucked, my response was 'hooah sir'. It was nice. I don't think anyone ever caught on that I never used the word except on special occasions. :)


tanker27 wrote:My vice is 'Roger'. "roger that.".....
Yeah, I find myself typing or saying 10-4 sometimes now as that's the Roger equivalent in trucking. But, I'm trying to use it the same way I used hooah. :)
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Re: Words that should be common use in US English, but aren't

Postposted on Sat Dec 12, 2009 12:49 am

Vrock wrote:Yeah, I find myself typing or saying 10-4 sometimes now as that's the Roger equivalent in trucking. But, I'm trying to use it the same way I used hooah. :)

Ten four means "f- you" for you? That's a new one.
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Re: Words that should be common use in US English, but aren't

Postposted on Sat Dec 12, 2009 1:30 am

Trucker CB lingo is hip again? I remember the CB craze of the mid-70s and all of the books printed then that translated trucker lingo.

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Re: Words that should be common use in US English, but aren't

Postposted on Sat Dec 12, 2009 6:11 am

Meadows wrote:
Vrock wrote:Yeah, I find myself typing or saying 10-4 sometimes now as that's the Roger equivalent in trucking. But, I'm trying to use it the same way I used hooah. :)

Ten four means "f- you" for you? That's a new one.
I say it when that's what I want to say, but can't. It's cathartic. Try it.
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Re: Words that should be common use in US English, but aren't

Postposted on Sat Dec 12, 2009 6:13 am

Captain Ned wrote:Trucker CB lingo is hip again?
No, not at all. But I work in the trucking industry, so there yo ugo. Actually, many truckers don't bother with CBs anymore.
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Re: Words that should be common use in US English, but aren't

Postposted on Sat Dec 12, 2009 4:39 pm

Meadows wrote:Ten four means "f- you" for you? That's a new one.


It's all in the delivery.....
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Re: Words that should be common use in US English, but aren't

Postposted on Sun Dec 13, 2009 11:17 am

I know that "outwith" is Scottish. Which I find mental cause I have no idea how you would live without that word. So I reckon you should adopt that.
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Re: Words that should be common use in US English, but aren't

Postposted on Thu Dec 17, 2009 8:05 am

Vrock wrote:Swell.

Nobody's swell anymore. Everyone or everything is fine, or okay, or good. What happened to being swell?

I am swell all the time. I love it.

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Re: Words that should be common use in US English, but aren't

Postposted on Thu Dec 17, 2009 8:15 am

steelcity_ballin wrote:persnickety.


Dagnabbit, you took my word !!! :x
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