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Favorite word?

 
 
jjorge
 
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Reply Thu 11 Feb, 2010 04:48 pm
@Joe Nation,
Another Anu Garg devotee here!

I get the daily wordsmith word and also the one from dictionary.com

here's another of my faves:

eructation*

'Each evening at camp the boys showed off their eructations.'









*the act of belching
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Thu 11 Feb, 2010 04:55 pm
*the act of belching
Whew!
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sat 27 Feb, 2010 10:18 am
Did anyone mention the quintessential Yiddish master exclamation:
Oy vey!
http://i49.tinypic.com/10p0sjq.jpg
I just love it soooo much!
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jjorge
 
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Reply Sat 27 Feb, 2010 11:33 am
One of my long time faves is: SARDONIC

...perhaps because it describes ME much of the time.
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Rockhead
 
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Reply Sat 27 Feb, 2010 11:53 am
sobriquet
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Eva
 
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Reply Sat 27 Feb, 2010 12:15 pm
I like that word too, Rockhead, but it always reminds me of a sorority girl at a party who doesn't drink.
Francis
 
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Reply Sat 27 Feb, 2010 12:17 pm
@Eva,
Pffft! That's funny!!
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Francis
 
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Reply Sat 27 Feb, 2010 12:33 pm
jjorge wrote:
SARDONIC

Years ago, I had a nice conversation, tongue in cheek, with The Dys where this word and its origin was involved.

The now very poor search device used on A2K doesn't allow me to find it anymore..
jjorge
 
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Reply Sat 27 Feb, 2010 01:43 pm
@Francis,
sardonic (sahr-DON-ik) adjective

Marked by scorn, mockery, and cynicism.

"In no time the plot becomes less and less tangible as Merde Happens evolves into one long, sardonic diatribe by a Brit about the (exaggerated) strangeness of America -- when his French girlfriend isn't snarking about it." -Alan Wong; Sardonic Mirth; The Star, Kuala Lumpur, 5/9/08.

ORIGIN:
[After Sardinia, a large island in the Mediterranean. Eating a Sardinian plant was believed to produce facial convulsions as if in a maniacal laughter.]
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patiodog
 
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Reply Sat 27 Feb, 2010 01:52 pm
Excluding anatomical terms:

"Garbanzo"





or





"****"
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Rockhead
 
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Reply Sun 28 Feb, 2010 12:14 pm
rhythm

harmony as well.
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sat 11 Sep, 2010 11:13 am
I just found a new fun word ...
fungible.

Quote:
fun·gi·ble   [fuhn-juh-buhl]
–adjective Law .
(esp. of goods) being of such nature or kind as to be freely exchangeable or replaceable, in whole or in part, for another of like nature or kind.

Origin:
1755–65; < ML fungibilis, equiv. to L fung ( ī ) to perform the office of + -ibilis -ible

Thank you maxdancona for the inadverdant word introduction! Smile
http://able2know.org/topic/161225-1#post-4347815
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sat 8 Dec, 2012 02:16 pm
@tsarstepan,
purveyor
Quote:
pur·vey·or [per-vey-er]
noun
1.
a person who purveys, provides, or supplies: a purveyor of foods; a purveyor of lies.
2.
Old English Law. an officer who provided or acquired provisions for the sovereign under the prerogative of purveyance.


http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/purveyor?s=t
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Ticomaya
 
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Reply Sat 8 Dec, 2012 09:00 pm
@tsarstepan,
tsarstepan wrote:
I just found a new fun word ...
fungible.

I think that was my Contracts professor's favorite word.
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