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    • Rex_Mundi
    • By Rex_Mundi 11th Jan 18, 8:33 PM
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    Do you have a favourite word?
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    • 11th Jan 18, 8:33 PM
    Do you have a favourite word? 11th Jan 18 at 8:33 PM
    I do a lot of crosswords. I read a lot of books ( my weakness, I can't stop buying them).

    I love words. When I come across a word I never knew before I try to use it in a sentence to fix it in my mind (like when I came across steatopygia to describe big backside.......that was funny).

    My favourite word of all time has always been ameliorate. I love that word. Not only because of how it rolls out of your mouth but what it means.

    Do you have a favourite word?
    Last edited by Rex_Mundi; 11-01-2018 at 8:36 PM.
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    • z1a
    • By z1a 12th Jan 18, 8:06 PM
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    • 12th Jan 18, 8:06 PM
    Yes - NO .
    • uberalles
    • By uberalles 12th Jan 18, 8:12 PM
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    • 12th Jan 18, 8:12 PM
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    • 12th Jan 18, 8:12 PM
    I quite like juxtaposition.
    • MothballsWallet
    • By MothballsWallet 12th Jan 18, 8:57 PM
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    • 12th Jan 18, 8:57 PM
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    • 12th Jan 18, 8:57 PM
    I quite like using "borked" when things don't work, for example:

    Following Google's security checkup process can cause your email program to be borked when accessing your Gmail account.
    Always ask yourself one question: What would Gibbs do?

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    • Cornucopia
    • By Cornucopia 12th Jan 18, 8:59 PM
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    • 12th Jan 18, 8:59 PM
    Serendipitous
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    • welshbookworm
    • By welshbookworm 13th Jan 18, 11:50 AM
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    • 13th Jan 18, 11:50 AM
    Discombobulate - as in when I am told I have posted a comment and can't do it twice when I know I have only done it once
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    • Rex_Mundi
    • By Rex_Mundi 13th Jan 18, 6:28 PM
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    • 13th Jan 18, 6:28 PM
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    • 13th Jan 18, 6:28 PM
    I quite like using "borked" when things don't work, for example:

    Following Google's security checkup process can cause your email program to be borked when accessing your Gmail account.
    Originally posted by MothballsWallet
    I haven't heard that word for years.

    Good use of language
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    • Rex_Mundi
    • By Rex_Mundi 13th Jan 18, 6:29 PM
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    • 13th Jan 18, 6:29 PM
    Discombobulate - as in when I am told I have posted a comment and can't do it twice when I know I have only done it once
    Originally posted by welshbookworm
    Im confused
    How many surrealists does it take to change a lightbulb?
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    • Rex_Mundi
    • By Rex_Mundi 13th Jan 18, 6:34 PM
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    • 13th Jan 18, 6:34 PM
    Serendipitous
    Originally posted by Cornucopia
    Good word!

    My last vase I made started up upside down from how it finished it. I regarded that as serendipity
    How many surrealists does it take to change a lightbulb?
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    • Rex_Mundi
    • By Rex_Mundi 13th Jan 18, 6:39 PM
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    I quite like juxtaposition.
    Originally posted by uberalles
    I take it you dont like crossing psople
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    • Rex_Mundi
    • By Rex_Mundi 13th Jan 18, 7:24 PM
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    Until recently I thought there were only two words that had all the vowels in the right order.

    Facetious and abstemious

    Then I came accross a couple of medical words that made me think twice.

    Do scientific words count in everday language?
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    • ceredigion
    • By ceredigion 13th Jan 18, 7:36 PM
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    Apanthropinization
    • ceredigion
    • By ceredigion 13th Jan 18, 7:43 PM
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    My favourite past time, dysania
    • tommix
    • By tommix 13th Jan 18, 7:59 PM
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    Circumlocution..

    A word full of vitality. An enigmatic word of irresistable power. In a garden of words it is a word that stands out like an Orchid among the Tulips.

    It resonates with me like the aroma of musk on a beautiful woman, like the dawn mist rising from an english field, like the sound of Autumn leaves beneath ones feet.

    It is a word that creates a symphony within my soul. As though the angels themselves were summoned by god to perform the siren song of love, peace and tranquility to the multitudes that reside within the kingdom of heaven.

    It is a word whose explosive power is equal to a thousand thermo-nuclear warheads exploding in unison.

    I could go on......
    Last edited by tommix; 13-01-2018 at 8:33 PM.
    • z1a
    • By z1a 13th Jan 18, 8:05 PM
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    Until recently I thought there were only two words that had all the vowels in the right order.

    Facetious and abstemious

    Then I came accross a couple of medical words that made me think twice.

    Do scientific words count in everday language?
    Originally posted by Rex_Mundi
    AFAIK only one word with all 5 vowels in reverse order, uncomplimentary.
    • Rex_Mundi
    • By Rex_Mundi 13th Jan 18, 8:11 PM
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    AFAIK only one word with all 5 vowels in reverse order, uncomplimentary.
    Originally posted by z1a
    Brilliant.

    I hope you are right so I learnt something
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    • Sam Fallow
    • By Sam Fallow 16th Jan 18, 2:54 AM
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    Defenestration.
    I don't like morning people. Or mornings. Or people.
    • fredandwilma
    • By fredandwilma 16th Jan 18, 9:00 AM
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    Yabba dabba doo.
    Fred - Where's your get up and go?

    Barney - It just got up and went.



    Carpe diem
    • Wild_Rover
    • By Wild_Rover 16th Jan 18, 9:05 AM
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    Place name...

    Ecclefechan

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    Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities. Voltaire
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    • onomatopoeia99
    • By onomatopoeia99 16th Jan 18, 10:01 AM
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    One might be able to guess my favourite word from my username. I also like discombobulate.
    INTP, nerd, libertarian and scifi geek.
    Home is where my books are.
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