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Great words

Post by JohnDurvin » February 28th, 2011, 11:56 pm

Figured this would be a good thread to get going. I learned a new one earlier when I started wondering: if something can be new-fangled, can it be old-fangled? Just plain fangled? Turns out 'fangle' is an old word meaning 'create, manufacture, build, invent,' so yes, it sure can.
Also, I'd never realized 'technetronic' was a real word, but apparently it is, meaning exactly what it sounds like. Note that it's 'techn-e-tronic', not 'techn-o-tronic' as you might expect.
Other good ones: ultracrepidarianism, the practice of acting like you know what you're talking about when you don't; jiggery-pokery, underhand scheming; zenzizenzizenzic, raised to the eighth power.
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Post by Moni12 » March 1st, 2011, 9:07 am

I always liked parsimonious, addlepated and persnickety; just to name a couple.

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Post by jzweig » March 4th, 2011, 12:50 pm

Bamboozle. It's just fun to say.
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Post by Mira » March 14th, 2011, 9:24 pm

I like the word February.

That is because I am inordinately proud that I know an "r" goes after the "b".

It really doesn't take much to make me happy. :)

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Post by dios4vida » March 17th, 2011, 4:42 pm

Snarky. Definitely up at the top of the favorite word list. I love me some snark.
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Post by Nathan Bransford » March 17th, 2011, 11:36 pm

I just love the world archipelago. Not only is a fun word to say, but where is there a bad chain of islands? Islands are awesome!

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Post by Mira » March 18th, 2011, 5:24 pm

I just realized I really like the word:

yummy.

It's a great word. You get that "hmmmmmm" feeling of contentment and deliciousness.

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Post by mnaylor3 » March 23rd, 2011, 1:37 pm

'Riparian' will make you sound just like a pedant. Totally.

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Post by Evelyn » March 23rd, 2011, 7:59 pm

Heat prostration.

My daughter came home from school several years ago, amazed and bewildered because she heard her teacher say he was "dying of heat prostration" - but how could that be? It wasn't a real saying! She was convinced, absolutely and completely convinced, that "heat prostration" was something that my husband and I had made up and we said it just because we liked the sound of it.

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Post by Robin » March 24th, 2011, 10:02 pm

My fave came from my 6 yr old son. He was frustrated and said, "I'm discombobulated!"
It was so cute. I had to give him a cupcake and a hug.
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Post by Mira » March 25th, 2011, 3:30 pm

Robin wrote:My fave came from my 6 yr old son. He was frustrated and said, "I'm discombobulated!"
It was so cute. I had to give him a cupcake and a hug.
That's pretty adorable.

While we're at it, I like the word adorable. :)

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