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Forum: Writer's Corner 03-04-2011
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Posted By Zanahoria_Picante
Re: Logophiles Unite!

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...
Forum: Writer's Corner 01-26-2011
Replies: 33
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Posted By Zanahoria_Picante
Re: Logophiles Unite!

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

Always loiked that one.

Well, apparently this word exists:

inchoate

[I]–adjective
1. not yet completed or fully developed; rudimentary.
Forum: Writer's Corner 01-20-2011
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Posted By Zanahoria_Picante
Re: Logophiles Unite!

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...
Forum: Writer's Corner 01-18-2011
Replies: 33
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Posted By Zanahoria_Picante
Re: Logophiles Unite!

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...
Forum: Writer's Corner 01-05-2011
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Posted By Zanahoria_Picante
Re: Logophiles Unite!

-=-=-

Quantus es il cannus in il fenustrum?[/QUOTE] *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...
Forum: Writer's Corner 01-03-2011
Replies: 33
Views: 8,269
Posted By Zanahoria_Picante
Re: Logophiles Unite!

The first two keep popping into my head completely at random; the second two I simply like:

somnambulation
-noun
sleepwalking.

ambivalence
–noun
uncertainty or fluctuation, esp. when caused...
Forum: Writer's Corner 12-28-2010
Replies: 33
Views: 8,269
Posted By Zanahoria_Picante
Re: Logophiles Unite!

^ Again, always a classic. A highly underused word. ;D

recalcitrant
–adjective
1. resisting authority or control; not obedient or compliant; refractory.
2. hard to deal with, manage, or...
Forum: Writer's Corner 12-25-2010
Replies: 33
Views: 8,269
Posted By Zanahoria_Picante
Re: Logophiles Unite!

perspicuous
–adjective
1. clearly expressed or presented; lucid.

convivial
–adjective
1. friendly; agreeable: a convivial atmosphere.
2. fond of feasting, drinking, and merry company;...
Forum: Writer's Corner 12-23-2010
Replies: 33
Views: 8,269
Posted By Zanahoria_Picante
Re: Logophiles Unite!

Indeed! :biggrin: I quite like it, too.

A word that randomly popped into my clone's head while driving:

pervasive
-adj
spreading or spread throughout

Not obscure, but a good word.
Forum: Writer's Corner 12-21-2010
Replies: 33
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Posted By Zanahoria_Picante
Re: Logophiles Unite!

^ Jolly good!

Yet another word that randomly came to mind during the day...

laconic
-adjective
(From the etymology dictionary (http://www.etymonline.com/):)

"concise, abrupt," 1580s,...
Forum: Writer's Corner 12-18-2010
Replies: 33
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Posted By Zanahoria_Picante
Re: Logophiles Unite!

^ Are you writing these definitions from memory? Just out o' curiosity.

"Bellicose" = Awesome.

"Quixotic" = Classic.

"Tryptych" is just fun to say. 8)

...
Forum: Writer's Corner 12-16-2010
Replies: 33
Views: 8,269
Posted By Zanahoria_Picante
Re: Logophiles Unite!

Never heard "distaff" before. But somehow, somehow, have encountered "avuncular" before. Probably on some random, obscure-word site. -.- Or maybe if you posted it on AS before? <:)

Actually, it...
Forum: Writer's Corner 12-16-2010
Replies: 33
Views: 8,269
Posted By Zanahoria_Picante
Re: Logophiles Unite!

That is on my clone's and my "daily movie play list." Meaning, we have watched more times than is natural. <:)

Ha to "Bindle Stiff." And vomitory, for that matter. I actually don't think I've ever...
Forum: Writer's Corner 12-15-2010
Replies: 33
Views: 8,269
Posted By Zanahoria_Picante
Re: Logophiles Unite!

Thank you-all. It might be sad how much these responses delight me. <:D

That is an excellent word. Where did you first read / hear it that started this "cycle" of repetition, do ye remember?
...
Forum: Writer's Corner 12-14-2010
Replies: 33
Views: 8,269
Posted By Zanahoria_Picante
Logophiles Unite!

You know what to do.

Well, okay, maybe you don't. :paranoid:

Share words you love, words that are ringing (in a good way) through your head, obscure words (or word references / sites) that...
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