Author Topic: Words  (Read 9956 times)

Re: Words
« Reply #50 on: November 08, 2015, 03:27:03 pm »
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Re: Words
« Reply #51 on: November 08, 2015, 04:22:02 pm »

Basil

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Re: Words
« Reply #52 on: November 08, 2015, 04:34:23 pm »
Cunt.

No, really.
I used to hate the word.  All the connotations to sexual politics and such.
But now I think I like it.  (Not so much as an expletive, but as a word that describes what it is).
It's so short, pithy and neat.  Sounds good too.

YMMV.  :o
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Re: Words
« Reply #53 on: November 08, 2015, 05:02:35 pm »
Plumply.

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Re: Words
« Reply #54 on: November 08, 2015, 05:21:52 pm »
Cunt.

No, really.
I used to hate the word.  All the connotations to sexual politics and such.
But now I think I like it.  (Not so much as an expletive, but as a word that describes what it is).
It's so short, pithy and neat.  Sounds good too.

YMMV.  :o

Reminds me of my Eng Lit O Level:
'Her Cs her Us and her Ts'
"Modern version has an N in it." said Master drily...

T42

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Re: Words
« Reply #55 on: November 09, 2015, 07:36:34 am »
Areopagitica, Milton's vapouring against censorship, bears a curious resemblance to the French aérophagie, meaning an accumulation of gas in the stomach or gut which leads to ill-timed eructations etc.

What would you call that - satirical homophony?
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ian

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Re: Words
« Reply #56 on: November 09, 2015, 08:17:58 am »
Incorrigible.
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Re: Words
« Reply #57 on: November 09, 2015, 10:46:15 am »
egregious
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Re: Words
« Reply #58 on: November 09, 2015, 04:16:20 pm »
juglandaceous
monumental (particularly in the expression 'monumental masons')
maneno (strictly just means 'discussion', but since it's a Swahili word it has connotations of chaotic palaver)

hellymedic

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Re: Words
« Reply #59 on: November 09, 2015, 07:00:37 pm »
Monumental masons seems apt for those who make gravestones.
Monumental cock-ups sound inappropriate in comparison.

slope

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Re: Words
« Reply #60 on: November 09, 2015, 07:01:35 pm »
deliquium
etiolation (randomly found by opening a Chambers and using it a a poem when I was all of 15 - I won a national prize = £10 record/book token
flitch
slope (obviously)
acatalectic
underachievement
strenuous
odd
tingle

Mr Larrington

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Re: Words
« Reply #61 on: November 09, 2015, 07:23:19 pm »
Wanker (usually pronounced "WANKAAAAAH!"). In the past hour it has been shouted at:
  • David Cameron
  • George Osborne
  • Michael Gove
  • Boris Johnson
  • David Cameron again
  • Chris Boardman1
  • Christiano Ronaldo
  • That myopic neck-free twat who used to be in charge of the IAAF
  • The proprietor of a jewellers in Enfield
Also USAnians don't know what it means.

1: By accident.  It was aimed at Andrew Gilligan but he moved.
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Re: Words
« Reply #62 on: November 09, 2015, 10:50:24 pm »
Pennorth, as in "Can I have 10 pennorth of chips please?"

clarion

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Re: Words
« Reply #63 on: November 10, 2015, 01:04:10 pm »
Wazzock
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Wombat

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Re: Words
« Reply #64 on: November 10, 2015, 01:08:25 pm »
Spawny eyed, or non-spawny eyed variant, Clarion?
Wombat

clarion

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Re: Words
« Reply #65 on: November 10, 2015, 01:15:13 pm »
Useless, spawny-eyed, parrot-faced!
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Re: Words
« Reply #66 on: November 10, 2015, 06:19:16 pm »
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  • rorqual
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Re: Words
« Reply #67 on: November 10, 2015, 06:35:06 pm »
bork
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Pedaldog

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Re: Words
« Reply #68 on: November 10, 2015, 10:01:36 pm »
Zimbabwe.

"Zym-bahb-whe"

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Re: Words
« Reply #69 on: November 10, 2015, 10:32:31 pm »
Ndabaningi Sithole
Eating's a serious business. Don't bollocks around wagging your tail.

Re: Words
« Reply #70 on: November 11, 2015, 09:33:06 am »
Tessellate
and
Woogle - this one made up by Pcolbeck junior, it's a verb that describes the way a dog moves when its aimlessly wandering around with that swinging motion where its front and back halves seem connected like a bendy bus. Typical usage: "what's the dog doing ?"  "She's woogling in the kitchen"
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

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Re: Words
« Reply #71 on: November 11, 2015, 10:56:49 am »
Grackle.
Eating's a serious business. Don't bollocks around wagging your tail.

Re: Words
« Reply #72 on: November 11, 2015, 02:54:22 pm »
Pulchritudinous

Deliequescence

Sublimation

Antirrhinum

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Re: Words
« Reply #73 on: November 11, 2015, 04:07:46 pm »
Pantechnicon

Supernumerary.

Tump and the related mump.

Tump is even better when prefexed with "Hetty Peggler's".
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Re: Words
« Reply #74 on: November 11, 2015, 04:12:27 pm »
And what, pray, of Wormelow Tump?
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