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Reply Tue 18 Apr, 2017 11:15 am
GRUMBLE should be the definition of the sound a healthy muscle car makes.

MILK should be the word to describe throwing up in your mouth a little bit.

What common word, based solely on it's sound, should mean something else?
 
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Blickers
 
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Reply Tue 18 Apr, 2017 01:31 pm
@boomerang,
Here's a word which already has changed meaning because of the way it sounds: Fulsome. It used to mean disgusting. But it's name suggests "full", (which has positive associations), and so it was mistakenly used to mean something nice and abundant. As a result it now can be used to mean just that.
Blickers
 
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Reply Tue 18 Apr, 2017 01:37 pm
@boomerang,
Quantum Mechanics sounds like an auto repair shop owned by a Native American.
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Reply Tue 18 Apr, 2017 02:17 pm
@Blickers,
Similarly, "awesome" original meant filled with awe and "awe" originally meant terror or dread, so if something was awesome it was dreadful.
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boomerang
 
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Reply Tue 18 Apr, 2017 02:20 pm
CHLAMYDIA should be a beautiful spring flower:

You should see the chlamydias in my yard! They're awesome!
Blickers
 
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Reply Tue 18 Apr, 2017 02:29 pm
@boomerang,
MARSUPIAL sounds like a spicy seafood soup.
(Mar means sea in Spanish).

I had a nice marsupial for lunch, and here at 4 pm I can still taste it.
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boomerang
 
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Reply Tue 18 Apr, 2017 02:45 pm
Marzipan should be an exotic city that smells of cinnamon and oregano.

The next James Bond movie started filming in Marzipan this month...
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Wed 19 Apr, 2017 01:04 am
Sean Locke said if you didn't know what cottaging was, you might want to give it a go because it sounds quite nice, cream teas and picnics by the riverbank, that sort of thing.

(This is my second post today about casual sex in public lavatories btw. Must be one of those days.)
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ekename
 
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Reply Wed 19 Apr, 2017 02:06 am
@boomerang,
Boom should mean bust.
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coluber2001
 
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Reply Wed 19 Apr, 2017 12:58 pm
Restive should mean relaxing instead of fidgety.
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Setanta
 
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Reply Wed 19 Apr, 2017 02:12 pm
Reticule -- that uncomfortable feeling you get being around someone who is always right about everything.
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Setanta
 
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Reply Wed 19 Apr, 2017 02:33 pm
Reticule -- that uncomfortable feeling you get when you're around someone who is never wrong about anything.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Wed 19 Apr, 2017 02:48 pm
migraine
a farmer admires his crop
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Roberta
 
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Reply Wed 19 Apr, 2017 03:30 pm
Enervate should mean energize.
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Setanta
 
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Reply Wed 19 Apr, 2017 05:47 pm
OOps . . . I repeated myself . . . it should have been:

Loquacious -- Nervous about the neighborhood you're in.
ossobucotemp
 
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Reply Wed 19 Apr, 2017 05:51 pm
@Setanta,
good one
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Blickers
 
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Reply Wed 19 Apr, 2017 09:36 pm
@boomerang,
To be "debriefed" sounds like it means somebody is pulling your jockey shorts off.

At least that's what I thought when I was in 7th grade and they were pulling the astronauts out of the sea after they returned from space. "All three astronauts will be immediately medically examined and then debriefed by NASA", the TV said.

In seventh grade, I was considering trying to be an astronaut when I grew up. I started wondering just what they actually expect you to go through to get the job.
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Reply Fri 21 Apr, 2017 11:26 am
@boomerang,
CHOCOLATE--Literary works written on blackboards

LAVATORY--Grade school erupting volcano project

COFFEE--Physician's charge for treating a respiratory symptom
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Reply Fri 21 Apr, 2017 09:19 pm
Brazen - Being a complete donkey (esp.in philosophistry) and/or nothingness.
 

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