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who here just loves plosives by the way because they make all the best words
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prestidigitation!

turbinatostipitate
tetrasubstituted
protopteridophyte

are other high-plosive "words" in my list of 212k English words.
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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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sotic wrote:prestidigitation!
I can get on board with that word
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Hockety pockety wockety wack,
Odds and ends, and bric-a-brac!
Higitus Figitus migitus mum,
Prestidigitonium!
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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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Robust. Such a nice word.
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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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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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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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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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