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Words That are Somewhat Obscure, But Still Quite Usable

 
 
DrewDad
 
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Reply Tue 12 Sep, 2006 04:12 pm
I almost used hight in a poem once, yclept the editor made me change it.
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Merry Andrew
 
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Reply Tue 12 Sep, 2006 04:14 pm
Never knew those words existed in Strine, Deb. I'll have to check out my McQuarrie's.
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dlowan
 
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Reply Tue 12 Sep, 2006 04:18 pm
Merry Andrew wrote:
Never knew those words existed in Strine, Deb. I'll have to check out my McQuarrie's.


I onl;y speak modified Strine.

Mainly I speak English.
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Merry Andrew
 
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Reply Tue 12 Sep, 2006 04:26 pm
DrewDad wrote:
I almost used hight in a poem once, yclept the editor made me change it.


Smart editor, I trow and wot.
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Setanta
 
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Reply Tue 12 Sep, 2006 06:10 pm
OK, Wabbit, i'm callin' yer bluff . . .

Use feuter properly in a sentence.
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dlowan
 
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Reply Wed 13 Sep, 2006 03:19 pm
Setanta wrote:
OK, Wabbit, i'm callin' yer bluff . . .

Use feuter properly in a sentence.



Ha! Call that calling a bluff?


I shall not even bother unfeutering my lance for THAT one.
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Setanta
 
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Reply Wed 13 Sep, 2006 03:20 pm
Oooo speakers of early modern English make me so HOT ! ! !

I'd like to clip that wabbit closely, forsooth . . .
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dlowan
 
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Reply Wed 13 Sep, 2006 03:25 pm
Setanta wrote:
Oooo speakers of early modern English make me so HOT ! ! !

I'd like to clip that wabbit closely, forsooth . . .


Ok...NOW I am unfeutering....
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Dartagnan
 
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Reply Wed 13 Sep, 2006 03:26 pm
benedight (blessed)

Here in this room she died, and soul more white
Never through martyrdom of fire was led
To its repose; nor can in books be read
The legend of a life more benedight.

--Longfellow
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Setanta
 
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Reply Wed 13 Sep, 2006 03:28 pm
Mickle
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Brandon9000
 
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Reply Thu 14 Sep, 2006 08:09 am
ineluctable - adj - not to be avoided, changed, or resisted; inevitable

Examples:

(1) Thus, the ineluctable conclusion must be that the whole concept is flawed.

(2) It is an ineluctable fact that where we go is profoundly influenced by where we have already been.

(3) Truth is whatever we have the will, power and willpower to make it (except for those two majestic and ineluctable mysteries, Love and Death).

(4) The battle today is against a foreign power that is a palpable and ineluctable presence alongside us, and no single, drastic act will eliminate their hostility.
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Setanta
 
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Reply Thu 14 Sep, 2006 08:11 am
You consider ineluctable to be an obscure word? Earlier, you made the same inferential claim about sobriquet. What standard of vocabulary are you using here . . . Yogi Berra's?
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Brandon9000
 
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Reply Thu 14 Sep, 2006 08:15 am
Setanta wrote:
You consider ineluctable to be an obscure word? Earlier, you made the same inferential claim about sobriquet. What standard of vocabulary are you using here . . . Yogi Berra's?

Even if you choose to come into my threads to post purely gratuitous insults, you may be sure that I won't lower myself to doing the same in your threads.
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Francis
 
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Reply Thu 14 Sep, 2006 08:41 am
But you do the same, Brandon, while using your supposed obscure words to bash other posters, who came here only with learning intentions...
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Setanta
 
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Reply Thu 14 Sep, 2006 08:42 am
I begin to think, Brandon, that you are paranoid delusive. What, precisely, do you allege constitutes an insult to you?
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Brandon9000
 
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Reply Thu 14 Sep, 2006 08:44 am
Francis wrote:
But you do the same, Brandon, while using your supposed obscure words to bash other posters, who came here only with learning intentions...

And how have I used word postings in this thread, which I started for the purpose of listing such words, to bash or trouble anyone?
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Francis
 
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Reply Thu 14 Sep, 2006 01:30 pm
My atticisms, and related lenity, intended to be paciferous, only meet bletcherous comments...
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Brandon9000
 
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Reply Thu 14 Sep, 2006 01:34 pm
Francis wrote:
My atticisms, and related lenity, intended to be paciferous, only meet bletcherous comments...

Until now, I haven't responded to any comment of yours in this thread. Therefore, I repeat, what did you mean when you said:

"But you do the same, Brandon, while using your supposed obscure words to bash other posters, who came here only with learning intentions...?"

Please give an example.
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Francis
 
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Reply Thu 14 Sep, 2006 01:54 pm
Do you really think "supercilious" is an obscure word? Weird...
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Brandon9000
 
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Reply Thu 14 Sep, 2006 02:00 pm
Francis wrote:
Do you really think "supercilious" is an obscure word? Weird...

Whether or not you disagree with my opinion on what's obscure is irrelevant to your accusation. You said that I was using word postings to bash other posters. I repeat, how?
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