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EmperorChaos 01-04-2011 12:25 AM

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Originally Said by Yugoloth (Post 368024)
defenestrate
-vTo throw someone or something out or through a window

[QUOTE=Zanahoria_Picante;368028]^ Again, always a classic. A highly underused word. ;D

That's because right-minded people don't usually throw things out windows.

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Quantus es il cannus in il fenustrum?

Zanahoria_Picante 01-04-2011 11:52 PM

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Originally Said by EmperorChaos (Post 368160)
Quote:

Originally Said by Zanahoria_Picante (Post 368028)
^ Again, always a classic. A highly underused word. ;D

That's because right-minded people don't usually throw things out windows.

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Quantus es il cannus in il fenustrum?

*Scoffs* "Right-minded." There is nothing right about the minds of men. You know this. You have foreseen it.

"What is the purpose of the window?" <:D

Yeah! Makeshift Latin translation (fail).

plucky
–adjective
having or showing pluck or courage; brave: The drowning swimmer was rescued by a plucky schoolboy.

Weird example, dictionary.com. Just, a little strange.

Zanahoria_Picante 01-18-2011 08:51 PM

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So, I got sucked into dictionary.com when looking up the word "flummox," and scored a series of strange, made-up words that I will share:




(Here are the best of them:)

flumadiddle
-noun
1. utter nonsense.
2. worthless frills.

gimcrack
noun
a showy, useless trifle; gewgaw.

redivivus
adjective
living again; revived

(Not as strange and made-up) obfuscate
verb (used with object)
1. to confuse, bewilder, or stupefy.
2. to make obscure or unclear: to obfuscate a problem with extraneous information.
3. to darken.





From an article about an incredible photorealist artist (note the common medium and surface, charcoal on paper--amazing):

inveterate
adjective
settled or confirmed in a habit, practice, feeling, or the like: an inveterate gambler.





From various poets, and the like:

insular
adjective
1. of or pertaining to an island or islands: insular possessions.
2. detached; standing alone; isolated.
3. narrow-minded or illiberal; provincial.
4. Pathology, occurring in or characterized by one or more isolated spots, patches, or the like.

loam
noun
1. a rich, friable soil containing a relatively equal mixture of sand and silt and a somewhat smaller proportion of clay.
2. a mixture of clay, sand, straw, etc., used in making molds for founding and in plastering walls, stopping holes, etc.
3. earth or soil.

demur
verb
1. to make objection, esp. on the grounds of scruples; take exception; object.

fusty
-adjective
1. having a stale smell; moldy; musty: fusty rooms that were in need of a good airing.
2. old-fashioned or out-of-date, as architecture, furnishings, or the like: They still live in that fusty, gingerbread house.
3. stubbornly conservative or old-fashioned; fogyish





Not very useful, but nice:

synecdoche
noun
a figure of speech in which a part is used for the whole or the whole for a part, the special for the general or the general for the special, as in ten sail for ten ships or a Croesus for a rich man.



Yes, that's all. :paranoid:

EmperorChaos 01-19-2011 11:59 PM

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Originally Said by Zanahoria_Picante (Post 368168)
*Scoffs* "Right-minded." There is nothing right about the minds of men. You know this. You have foreseen it.

"What is the purpose of the window?" <:D

Yeah! Makeshift Latin translation (fail).

"How much is that doggie in the window?"

Quote:

plucky
–adjective
having or showing pluck or courage; brave: The drowning swimmer was rescued by a plucky schoolboy.

Weird example, dictionary.com. Just, a little strange.
Ahh, yes, plucky. Reminds me of a great character in Tom Robbins's Another Roadside Attraction. A character named Plucky who helps Jesus finally ascend into Heaven after 2000 years.

Zanahoria_Picante 01-20-2011 04:31 PM

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Originally Said by EmperorChaos (Post 368436)
"How much is that doggie in the window?"

Ha. Well, I got the "window" part right.

That phrase is so much more epic in Latin.

Quote:

Ahh, yes, plucky. Reminds me of a great character in Tom Robbins's Another Roadside Attraction. A character named Plucky who helps Jesus finally ascend into Heaven after 2000 years.
That's peculiar. o.O

...I first read it in an E.E. Cummings poem.

EmperorChaos 01-23-2011 04:01 AM

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Originally Said by Zanahoria_Picante (Post 368447)
Ha. Well, I got the "window" part right.

That phrase is so much more epic in Latin.

That's peculiar. o.O

...I first read it in an E.E. Cummings poem.

I'm pretty sure I have told you before to read some Tom Robbins.

Plucky Purcell! Great character. All of Robbins's characters are great.

Yugoloth 01-23-2011 04:30 AM

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sym·bi·o·sis Noun /ˌsimbēˈōsis/ /-bī-/
symbioses plural
1. Interaction between two different organisms living in close physical association, typically to the advantage of both
2. A mutually beneficial relationship between different people or groups

Zanahoria_Picante 01-26-2011 07:14 PM

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Originally Said by EmperorChaos (Post 368480)
I'm pretty sure I have told you before to read some Tom Robbins.

Plucky Purcell! Great character. All of Robbins's characters are great.

Yes. It's just...I don't read so good.

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Originally Said by Yugoloth (Post 368484)
sym·bi·o·sis Noun /ˌsimbēˈōsis/ /-bī-/
symbioses plural
1. Interaction between two different organisms living in close physical association, typically to the advantage of both
2. A mutually beneficial relationship between different people or groups

Always loiked that one.

Well, apparently this word exists:

inchoate
[in-koh-it, -eyt or, especially Brit., in-koh-eyt]
–adjective
1. not yet completed or fully developed; rudimentary.
2. just begun; incipient.
3. not organized; lacking order: an inchoate mass of ideas on the subject.

ablethevoice 03-04-2011 11:45 AM

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Borborygmus (n)

Background:
From the Greek word meaning "to rumble." Borborygmus is onomatopoeic – because it sounds, at least to the Ancient Greeks, just like the thing it describes.


Simply put:
The noises your stomach makes when you're hungry

SketchImpressions 03-04-2011 02:38 PM

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got through reading half the first page before i had to post out of sheer wordyness excitement!!! (will read second page after post so sorry if i duplicate words)

my love of vocabulary might surprise all of you who must suffer though my mis-spelled/typo's/rambling and grammar lacking posts.... ;)
and now for words!!

par·a·digm
1.
a.
a set of forms all of which contain a particular element, especially the set of all inflected forms based on a single stem or theme.
b.
a display in fixed arrangement of such a set, as boy, boy's, boys, boys'.
2.
an example serving as a model; pattern.

prag·mat·ic

1.
of or pertaining to a practical point of view or practical considerations.
2.
Philosophy . of or pertaining to pragmatism ( def. 2 ) .
3.
of or pertaining to pragmatics ( defs. 1, 2 ) .
4.
treating historical phenomena with special reference to their causes, antecedent conditions, and results.
5.
of or pertaining to the affairs of state or community.
6.
Archaic .
a.
busy; active.
b.
officious; meddlesome; interfering.
c.
dogmatic; opinionated.

ep·i·cu·re·an (adj)
1.
fond of or adapted to luxury or indulgence in sensual pleasures; having luxurious tastes or habits, especially in eating and drinking.

Zanahoria_Picante 03-04-2011 10:29 PM

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Quote:

Originally Said by ablethevoice (Post 369306)
Borborygmus (n)

Background:
From the Greek word meaning "to rumble." Borborygmus is onomatopoeic – because it sounds, at least to the Ancient Greeks, just like the thing it describes.


Simply put:
The noises your stomach makes when you're hungry

For the record, that's pronounced: bawr-buh-rig-muhs.

It seems that it's still pretty onomatopoeic (YES, first-try spelling succeed!) in English. That's magical. :biggrin:

And, Sketch, lovely choices! I actually don't recall those being posted before--they are "the good."

Now, try this on for size:

Dord
(n?)


1934, a ghost word printed in "Webster's New International Dictionary" and defined as a noun used by physicists and chemists, meaning "density." In sorting out and separating abbreviations from words in preparing the dictionary's second edition, a card marked "D or d" meaning "density" somehow migrated from the "abbreviations" stack to the "words" stack. The "D or d" entry ended up being typeset as a word, dord, and defined as a synonym for density. The mistake was discovered in 1939.

Crembrandt1606 03-05-2011 02:00 AM

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^ Oh, Dord, that's one of my favorites!

But my undying passion for this word...well...will never die:

quag·mire

http://sp.dictionary.com/dictstatic/g/d/speaker.gif /ˈkwægˌmaɪər, ˈkwɒg-/ http://sp.dictionary.com/dictstatic/...on_default.gif Show Spelled[kwag-mahyuhhttp://sp.dictionary.com/dictstatic/...una/thinsp.pngr, kwog-] http://sp.dictionary.com/dictstatic/...on_default.gif Show IPA
–noun 1. an area of miry or boggy ground whose surface yields under the tread; a bog.

2. a situation from which extrication is very difficult: a quagmire of financial indebtedness.

3. anything soft or flabby.

SketchImpressions 03-05-2011 12:05 PM

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^ love quagmire!


and had no idea!!!!!! about Dord. very intresting

SketchImpressions 03-20-2011 11:57 PM

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ooo ooo oo word related link! http://ranajune.com/post/64352844/wo...glish-language <words that exist, but not in English.


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