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Intresting Words

Fri Feb 13, 2009 1:23 am

I i like interesting words, the only problem is i try to use them later but then forget the pronunciation and sound like an idiot... but thats not related

any interesting words?
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Re: Intresting Words

Fri Feb 13, 2009 1:30 am

Onomatopoeia
Expediency
Deflagration
Tobacconist
Scratched
Hovercraft
Eels
Badger
Cheesemakers
Creosote
What we have today is way too much pluribus and not enough unum.
 
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Re: Intresting Words

Fri Feb 13, 2009 1:38 am

Thank you!
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Re: Intresting Words

Fri Feb 13, 2009 1:54 am

Defenestration
 
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Re: Intresting Words

Fri Feb 13, 2009 1:59 am

Prague
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Re: Intresting Words

Fri Feb 13, 2009 2:05 am

I am gonnna love this thread :D :D :D 8) :P 8) 8) 8)
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Re: Intresting Words

Fri Feb 13, 2009 2:48 am

Does the title contain one that isn't in my dictionary?

Isthmus
Ephemeris
Antinomy (note: not the element Antimony)
cnidaria
Patagium
"nutation in obliquity" (ok, it's a phrase, but just say it aloud like you know what it means)
Desquamation
dirndl (this is a great one for image search)
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Prague
Ok, if we're going to do place names:
Gdansk
Samarkand
Shakhrisabz
Antananarivo
Bella Coola
Sooke
Puyallup
Saanich
Squamish
Skykomish
Snohomish
Tsawwassen
Skookumchuck

(I'll keep adding more as I think of them)
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Re: Intresting [sic] Words

Fri Feb 13, 2009 2:58 am

Just a few that came to mind because I like either the concept or the pronunciation:
Pleonasm
Froward
Synecdoche
Imbroglio
Milquetoast
Peccadillo
Ichthyology
Prolix
Lapidary
Tintinnabulation

and I'm always amused by the ones that people confuse for other, "bad" words:
Masticate
Niggardly
... I'm sure there are some others in this category that don't come to mind which other people will point out
 
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Re: Intresting [sic] Words

Fri Feb 13, 2009 3:08 am

Good ones!
bitvector wrote:
Synecdoche
Oh, yeah, and the related:
metonymy
 
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Re: Intresting Words

Fri Feb 13, 2009 3:15 am

How about "irony"....to reflect the spelling of "interesting" in the thread title. :wink:
 
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Re: Intresting Words

Fri Feb 13, 2009 7:15 am

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Poofter

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Re: Intresting Words

Fri Feb 13, 2009 9:23 am

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Re: Intresting Words

Fri Feb 13, 2009 9:38 am

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Fri Feb 13, 2009 10:02 am

Yinzer.
 
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Re: Intresting Words

Fri Feb 13, 2009 10:25 am

No se nunca palabras que es interesante, excepto "absotively" y "posolutely". :)
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Fri Feb 13, 2009 10:30 am

Idempotent and omnipotent :)
 
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Re: Intresting [sic] Words

Fri Feb 13, 2009 10:30 am

bitvector wrote:
...

and I'm always amused by the ones that people confuse for other, "bad" words:
Masticate
Niggardly
... I'm sure there are some others in this category that don't come to mind which other people will point out

How about:
thespian
pedagogical (scroll down to #13)
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Re: Intresting Words

Fri Feb 13, 2009 10:41 am

Words used in england that americans have no idea what they mean but they use them anyway.

Bloody
Bugger - As in "You're a cute little bugger" when talking to or about a child. lol

Bloody - reference to a woman's menstrual cycle
Bugger - umm well look it up under "slang" :D
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Re: Intresting Words

Fri Feb 13, 2009 11:24 am

Facetious(ly) is my favorite word. It has all of the vowels, in the correct order, including sometimes "y".
 
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Re: Intresting Words

Fri Feb 13, 2009 12:41 pm

lugubrious
triskadecaphobia
bodacious
lackadaisical
lachrymose
locusts
exalted

Bonus word: Friggatriskadecaphobia - fear of Friday the 13th
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Re: Intresting Words

Fri Feb 13, 2009 1:01 pm

SpotTheCat wrote:
Facetious(ly) is my favorite word. It has all of the vowels, in the correct order, including sometimes "y".


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Re: Intresting Words

Fri Feb 13, 2009 1:13 pm

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Re: Intresting Words

Fri Feb 13, 2009 1:58 pm

Ultradispensationalism
Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis
tangential
zootic
pernicious
didactic
effervescent
columnar
nebulous
pillory
glomular
succor
zootrope
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Fri Feb 13, 2009 2:15 pm

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Re: Intresting Words

Fri Feb 13, 2009 2:15 pm

Food.

No, really, think about it: This is our word for sustenance.

Food.

Fooooooooood.

Say it a bunch.
 
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Re: Intresting Words

Fri Feb 13, 2009 2:35 pm

Perspicacity.
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Re: Intresting Words

Fri Feb 13, 2009 3:02 pm

Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg

The Indian name for Lake Webster in MA
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Re: Intresting Words

Fri Feb 13, 2009 3:10 pm

Seeker wrote:
Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg

The Indian name for Lake Webster in MA

Also what my college roommate said over the toilet after drinking a case of Top Hat beer.
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Re: Intresting Words

Fri Feb 13, 2009 3:29 pm

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Re: Intresting Words

Fri Feb 13, 2009 4:15 pm

pithy (Bill O'Reilly's favorite word)
obsequious (often used to describe George Bush's cabinet)
sycophant (sometimes used to describe anyone with a SBR pass)
platitude (not to be confused with platypus)
idiomatic (not to be confused with idiotic)
proselityze (something I used to have to do on Saturday mornings)
sententious (something I wish I was more so)
capricious (because I just felt like it)

and finally, a 2nd for
antidisestablishmentarianism (just because I'm hot for Hot For Words ;-) )
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