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Re: Words you love.

Postby Gigano » Wed Jun 29, 2011 11:28 am UTC

Sanjuricus wrote:Floccinoccinihifillipication (again, sp?)


It's floccinaucinihilipilification.
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Re: Words you love.

Postby Hardisk » Wed Jun 29, 2011 5:14 pm UTC

Hence,
Nonetheless

Don't ask me why, just like them :)
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Re: Words you love.

Postby Sanjuricus » Wed Jun 29, 2011 6:44 pm UTC

Gigano wrote:
Sanjuricus wrote:Floccinoccinihifillipication (again, sp?)


It's floccinaucinihilipilification.

Thanks. I had an acute attach of "couldn'tbearsedtogooglethecorrectspellingitus" whilst making that post. :)
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Re: Words you love.

Postby Felstaff » Thu Jun 30, 2011 8:23 am UTC

Hardisk wrote:Hence,
Nonetheless

Don't ask me why, just like them :)

I prefer nevertheless, which I usually contract to ne'ertheless.

However, I dislike ne'er-do-wells. It sounds like something your Aunt in Kentucky would say.
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Re: Words you love.

Postby rolandoftheeld » Fri Jul 01, 2011 4:34 am UTC

"Australopithicus." It has such a range of sounds that just slide into one another.
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Re: Words you love.

Postby Gigano » Fri Jul 01, 2011 8:21 am UTC

Quintessential. I don't know why, it just sounds rather posh and sophisticated.
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Re: Words you love.

Postby Chuff » Sat Jul 02, 2011 6:02 am UTC

Felstaff wrote:However, I dislike ne'er-do-wells. It sounds like something your Aunt in Kentucky would say.
Au contraire, "ne're-do-wells ne'er gonna do well" has actually become somewhat of a new trend among the young folk.
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Re: Words you love.

Postby modularblues » Sat Jul 02, 2011 7:41 am UTC

Scintillate and gossamer. They suggest magic within.

Gigano wrote:Quintessential. I don't know why, it just sounds rather posh and sophisticated.
I like this one too.
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Re: Words you love.

Postby mojacardave » Mon Jul 04, 2011 1:20 pm UTC

I'm a big fan of:

Vespertine

though I can't remember off the top of my head exactly what it means. I think it means something like 'of the night'.
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Re: Words you love.

Postby Monika » Mon Jul 04, 2011 1:27 pm UTC

That's a pretty word.

It seems to relate to the evening: http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/vespertine
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Re: Words you love.

Postby deskjethp » Sat Aug 06, 2011 10:51 pm UTC

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I think it's the r sound they make...
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Re: Words you love.

Postby ShootTheChicken » Tue Aug 09, 2011 1:07 pm UTC

Smarmy.

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Re: Words you love.

Postby mind404 » Tue Aug 09, 2011 6:47 pm UTC

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Re: Words you love.

Postby Anonymously Famous » Tue Aug 09, 2011 7:14 pm UTC

mind404 wrote:defenestration

I concur.

Also, "concur."
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Re: Words you love.

Postby Microscopic cog » Wed Aug 10, 2011 10:40 am UTC

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Re: Words you love.

Postby darthchazza » Tue Sep 20, 2011 5:05 am UTC

Ensconce (doubly points if I do so with a scone)
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Re: Words you love.

Postby freakingce » Mon Sep 26, 2011 10:34 pm UTC

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Re: Words you love.

Postby Gigano » Tue Sep 27, 2011 6:12 pm UTC

فلم [qalam] and صندلی [sandali], 'pen' and 'chair' respectively. They are Persian words. I just love the way they are totally dissimilar from any word for pen and chair that I know, even though Persian is an Indo-European language like English, French, German and Dutch.
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Re: Words you love.

Postby Softfoot » Tue Mar 20, 2012 10:28 am UTC

Feel like I've just seriously necro'd this... Been looking for some inspiration for a workshop I and some colleagues are running on vocabulary learning. One of the exercises is to get teachers to talk about their favourite words - and why. Needed some things to get them started - and I've been drawing a blank on some of my favourite words.
So... Currently liking 'marsh'. It sounds like a nice, boggy, squelchy kind of word. Now that I think about it, I like squelch. There's something about all those chewy sounds as you mash them together to evoke an idea. And now I'm thinking about the word 'evoke'. I could be here awhile...
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Re: Words you love.

Postby UniqueScreenname » Tue Mar 20, 2012 7:56 pm UTC

Thrice is such a great word.
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Re: Words you love.

Postby MightGrabYou » Thu Mar 22, 2012 8:13 pm UTC

I have a certain love for the word Meta.

Which means I have a metafetish.
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Re: Words you love.

Postby UniqueScreenname » Tue Mar 27, 2012 7:27 pm UTC

MightGrabYou wrote:I have a certain love for the word Meta.

Which means I have a metafetish.

I recently met a sixty-something-year-old named Meta Ball. Nuff said.
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