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#361617 - 12/22/11 12:04 PM And WORDS are all I ha-have
BobKay Offline
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I thought I'd start a "word" thread. Word discussions, jokes, etc., happen here all the time and it seems that a lot of people have fun with them.

Words you like, repulse you, never made any sense, don't jive with their meaning(s), newly discovered words, new words, usage, syntax, etc. are all game.

I never use it, but I've always liked mellifluous, though I think it's spelled incorrectly.

I have a friend who cannot tolerate moist--and she's a food critic! It makes her recall only festering wounds.

Now there's an icky word----fester.

I think that petite and pity should be antonyms.

On one side of the womens' department you have the petite sizes, and on the other you have the pity sizes.

Use and usage are not interchangable.

I saw Impactful in a print ad yesterday. Sounds like a punch in the jaw.

Sleuce has nothing to do with what it is.
(A double-sized piece o' pie?)

And I sorely need a replacement for F. In the future, as portrayed on TV sci-fi, the new words will be frack and frell. Really? What? Is the future for pussies only?

Forget sounds contrary to its meaning.

And I love syzygy, just 'cause of how it looks.
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#361619 - 12/22/11 12:10 PM Re: And WORDS are all I ha-have [Re: BobKay]
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If you overuse myself, then you sound like a doofus trying to sound sophistimicated.
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#361622 - 12/22/11 12:26 PM Re: And WORDS are all I ha-have [Re: Ken.C]
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Words eh? How about "Bob"

Verb:
(of a thing) Make a quick short movement up and down: "the boat bobbed up and down".
Cut (someone's hair) in a bob.
Noun:
A movement up and down.
A style in which the hair is cut short and evenly all around so that it hangs above the shoulders.
A shilling.
A change of order in bell-ringing.

The word is as diverse as it's owner.

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#361628 - 12/22/11 12:59 PM Re: And WORDS are all I ha-have [Re: Murph]
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I hate it when my teenage patients (and a few young adults) ask if I can higher their medication. As far as I can tell, this has not yet made it into the language officially as the opposite of "lower". It exists only to show one's selective amnesia regarding the word raise.
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#361631 - 12/22/11 01:28 PM Re: And WORDS are all I ha-have [Re: medic8r]
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Raised education? grin confused

I liked the below word recently, although it's hard to work into a conversation - bonus points for those that can!

Hemidemisemiquaver


Edited by cb919 (12/22/11 01:30 PM)
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#361633 - 12/22/11 01:32 PM Re: And WORDS are all I ha-have [Re: cb919]
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Oh, yeah, I meant exists as a verb ...
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#361634 - 12/22/11 01:35 PM Re: And WORDS are all I ha-have [Re: medic8r]
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Yeah, I knew that, since you're all edumicated and stuff.
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#361638 - 12/22/11 02:12 PM Re: And WORDS are all I ha-have [Re: medic8r]
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Believe it or not, I used to read the Oxford Dictionary for hours on end.

One of my favorite words is onomatopoeia. I also like vagina. That word always makes me happy.

To me, one of the most aggravating grammatical err's people often make is the proper use of lay and/or lie. You don't lay down in bed!


Edited by Powertothepeople (12/22/11 02:57 PM)
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#361639 - 12/22/11 02:15 PM Re: And WORDS are all I ha-have [Re: Ya_basta]
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#361669 - 12/22/11 09:38 PM Re: And WORDS are all I ha-have [Re: CatBrat]
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I like abstemious and facetious because all five vowels are present in order.

I am partial to the word crocodile.




Edited by Lampshade (12/22/11 09:53 PM)
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