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Great words

Posted: February 28th, 2011, 11:56 pm
by JohnDurvin
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.

Re: Great words

Posted: March 1st, 2011, 9:07 am
by Moni12
I always liked parsimonious, addlepated and persnickety; just to name a couple.

Re: Great words

Posted: March 4th, 2011, 12:50 pm
by jzweig
Bamboozle. It's just fun to say.

Re: Great words

Posted: March 14th, 2011, 9:24 pm
by Mira
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. :)

Re: Great words

Posted: March 17th, 2011, 4:42 pm
by dios4vida
Snarky. Definitely up at the top of the favorite word list. I love me some snark.

Re: Great words

Posted: March 17th, 2011, 11:36 pm
by Nathan Bransford
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!

Re: Great words

Posted: March 18th, 2011, 5:24 pm
by Mira
I just realized I really like the word:

yummy.

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

Re: Great words

Posted: March 23rd, 2011, 1:37 pm
by mnaylor3
'Riparian' will make you sound just like a pedant. Totally.

Re: Great words

Posted: March 23rd, 2011, 7:59 pm
by Evelyn
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.

Re: Great words

Posted: March 24th, 2011, 10:02 pm
by Robin
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.

Re: Great words

Posted: March 25th, 2011, 3:30 pm
by Mira
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. :)