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Postby carbonstealer » Mon Apr 16, 2012 1:11 pm

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Re: +++WHAT ARE YOUR FAVRID WORDS++++

Postby carbonstealer » Tue Apr 24, 2012 4:52 am

who here just loves plosives by the way because they make all the best words
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Re: +++WHAT ARE YOUR FAVRID WORDS++++

Postby sotic » Tue Apr 24, 2012 3:17 pm

prestidigitation!

turbinatostipitate
tetrasubstituted
protopteridophyte

are other high-plosive "words" in my list of 212k English words.
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Postby Jiro » Wed Apr 25, 2012 8:01 am

I have been abusing the word "obtuse" lately. I am pretty sure it gets to the point where I use obtuse incorrectly because I couldn't think of the correct word.
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Postby carbonstealer » Wed Apr 25, 2012 9:59 am

sotic wrote:prestidigitation!

I can get on board with that word
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Re: +++WHAT ARE YOUR FAVRID WORDS++++

Postby Felstaff » Thu Apr 26, 2012 10:55 am

Hockety pockety wockety wack,
Odds and ends, and bric-a-brac!
Higitus Figitus migitus mum,
Prestidigitonium!
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Postby smiley_cow » Thu Apr 26, 2012 6:34 pm

Felstaff wrote:Hockety pockety wockety wack,
Odds and ends, and bric-a-brac!
Higitus Figitus migitus mum,
Prestidigitonium!



Also a useful phrase if you need to pack a lot of stuff!
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Postby sotic » Mon May 14, 2012 12:28 pm

Robust. Such a nice word.
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Postby Lethal Interjection » Wed May 30, 2012 8:17 pm

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Re: +++WHAT ARE YOUR FAVRID WORDS++++

Postby Sandwiches » Wed May 30, 2012 8:24 pm

I'll tell you what Sartre's favourite word is, Truculent.

Actually I don't know, maybe there are like 5 french words that mean truculent and english has only one so that's why I keep on seeing it. But really? Truculent is not a common word, why is it appearing so many times?

I'll tell you, truculent more like truckloadsulent. Yeah.
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Postby Lethal Interjection » Wed May 30, 2012 8:45 pm

Sandwiches wrote:I'll tell you what Sartre's favourite word is, Truculent.

Actually I don't know, maybe there are like 5 french words that mean truculent and english has only one so that's why I keep on seeing it. But really? Truculent is not a common word, why is it appearing so many times?

I'll tell you, truculent more like truckloadsulent. Yeah.


That's a word that got a lot of press in the Toronto area about a year or so ago. Me and my previous roomate still use it a lot.
Mostly because the General Manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs used it as one of the characteristics he looks for in players, and it became something of a buzz word.
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Postby smiley_cow » Wed May 30, 2012 9:16 pm

Sandwiches wrote:I'll tell you what Sartre's favourite word is, Truculent.

Actually I don't know, maybe there are like 5 french words that mean truculent and english has only one so that's why I keep on seeing it. But really? Truculent is not a common word, why is it appearing so many times?

I'll tell you, truculent more like truckloadsulent. Yeah.


That is weird, because there's no real counterpart to 'truculent' in French. You'd have to translate it as aggressif, féroce, etc. So if they're using that word, it means it's probably the translator who likes it, not Sartre.

What's the context? Maybe he's using the French word 'truculent'* and they mistranslated.


*Which could roughly mean Earthy or colourful.
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Postby Sandwiches » Wed May 30, 2012 9:23 pm

hmmm that's interesting

I'll look out for that, earthy or colourful, that could be it. MAYBE. If I remember right I think he's mainly used it to describe soldiers. But I don't really remember every context in which the word was used.

Probably the translator as you say.
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