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stickyfish


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Location: Lingfield, Surrey, England

Total posts: 39
Posted:I love using big words and really impressing people (well, make me feel like I'm impressong them anyway) however reading through the dictionary is a real bore (trust me, I've done it). I always seem to find the page with all the most uninteresting words on it.

What I thought was people could post up big/long/interesting words with a definition and we could all expand our vobaularys and become pretentious farts and strut around with our noses in the air while using stupidly long and complicated words.

B.T.W. This would probably help us spot other HOPers in the general public.


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TheBovrilMonkey
SILVER Member since Sep 2001

TheBovrilMonkey

Liquid Cow
Location: High Wycombe, England

Total posts: 2629
Posted:The word of the day from dictionary.com is pretty good.
today's word is:

perfunctory \pur-FUNGK-tuh-ree\, adjective:
1. Done merely to carry out a duty; performed mechanically or routinely.
2. Lacking interest, care, or enthusiasm; indifferent.

The best thing is that you can sign up for the word of the day to be emailed to you, for those of us (like me) who are too lazy to look stuff up every day


But there's no sense crying over every mistake. You just keep on trying till you run out of cake.

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Kyrian


Dreamer
Location: York, England

Total posts: 4308
Posted:I'm just going to add "obstreperous" because i use it all the time (mostly to describe myself) and no one knows what it means. It's sort of like stubborn and pig-headed to the third degree. I have all these wonderful examples of it in my house...

Keep your dream alive
Dreamin is still how the strong survive

Shalom VeAhavah

New Hampshire has a point....

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Cassandra


Cassandra

Froggie ... Ribbit !!!
Location: Back in Paris... for now !

Total posts: 4224
Posted:anticonstitutionnellement...

means "against the constitution" in French

interesting and impressive word though a little bit hard to use in a regular conversation, especially in english


"I want brown bread... no, that is diesel oil..."
"So I was raised in Europe, where History comes from ..."
"NON !!! La Plume de mon oncle n est pas Bingibangibungi !!!"

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taztastic
BRONZE Member since Apr 2002

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Location: London, U.K

Total posts: 35
Posted:We have a similar word in English:

Antidisestablishmentarianism

It means: opposition to the withdrawal of state support or recognition from an established church

i think it is the longest word in the dictionary. But.... I could be wrong!!

P.S Cassandra: Just wanted to say hello. I'm a friend of Smokybowl Dave. I look forward to meeting u when u come to London, as I've heard LOTS of good things about you!! Vive La France!!

[ 17 April 2002, 03:20: Message edited by: taztastic ]


If I could turn back time and take back what I just said; I wouldn't - The Wise Words Of Taztastic (Excerpt)

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taztastic
BRONZE Member since Apr 2002

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Location: London, U.K

Total posts: 35
Posted:Another word that I like a lot is "Lacertiform".

It describes something that is shaped like a lizard!! I don't know many things apart from lizards that are shaped like lizards but if you find one, you can describe it as being lacertiform!!!


If I could turn back time and take back what I just said; I wouldn't - The Wise Words Of Taztastic (Excerpt)

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arashi


arashi

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Location: austin,tx

Total posts: 2364
Posted:"callipigious" means "having shapely buttocks" tho my spelling is probably wrong

-Such a price the gods exact for song: to become what we sing
-Seek freedom and become captive of your desires. Seek discipline and find your liberty.
-When the center of the storm does not move, you are in its path.

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taztastic
BRONZE Member since Apr 2002

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Location: London, U.K

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Posted:Arashi, What a brilliant word!! I think I'll be using that one a lot!!

Just checked the spelling for you:

callipygous

Can't wait to use it out in the wild!!!


If I could turn back time and take back what I just said; I wouldn't - The Wise Words Of Taztastic (Excerpt)

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FirePoi-boy


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Location: Bantry, Ireland

Total posts: 71
Posted:Two words that sound dirty but aren't.
Procastinate
Masticate


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Cantus
SILVER Member since Jul 2001

Cantus

Tantamount to fatuity
Location: Down the road, United Kingdom

Total posts: 15965
Posted:I paint pretty pictures.....

"I'll carry this....It's harder to spill a hat" - Chellybean
"...like a rabbit caught in a lighthouse?" - Chellybean

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stickyfish


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Location: Lingfield, Surrey, England

Total posts: 39
Posted:WOW, loads of impressive words for me to play with. This is so cool but I do feel as though it has been carried out in a slightly perfunctory manner, I personally think it is most obstreperous not to be better about the whole thing. [skip the next two because they're just impossible without starting a whole new thread] Do not worry though, I don't hold it against you, I know that because of your lacertiform appearance people are often cruel to you and this is bound to couse a certain amount of bitterness.Besides, how could I stay angry at such callipigious people for long? So with no more procrastination I hereby sentence myself to 20mins mastication on a rubber apple before painting a pretty picture of it.


Love and Peace from Lingfield

Rob


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Cantus
SILVER Member since Jul 2001

Cantus

Tantamount to fatuity
Location: Down the road, United Kingdom

Total posts: 15965
Posted:I'd like to thank you Mr Sticky for not drawing attention to my stupidity and my not knowing any big words. Oh, wait, you did.....

"I'll carry this....It's harder to spill a hat" - Chellybean
"...like a rabbit caught in a lighthouse?" - Chellybean

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SickpuPpy


SickpuPpy

Ninja Rockstar!
Location: Denver, Co. U.S.A.

Total posts: 1100
Posted:I always thought "dangling participle" sounded really dirty, that had me rolling on the floor in seventh grade english class, but I also used to smoke a lot of pot back then.

Can't think of any clever big words off of the top of my head, so don't feel too bad Cantus. I must be losing my perspicacity...............


Jesus helps me trick people.

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PHL9te


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Location: Leeds, England

Total posts: 57
Posted:OK, tragic attempt at spelling coming up: Brogdignabian. It means 'big'. For example: "Wow, that's a pretty Brogdignabian dog/cow/chicken." It's very useful for impressing small children, I find. T

It was like Hell's kitchen on the day that all seven deadly sins came to dinner and the Devil was trying to do a complex Taiwanese banquet that he'd never attempted before...

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Cantus
SILVER Member since Jul 2001

Cantus

Tantamount to fatuity
Location: Down the road, United Kingdom

Total posts: 15965
Posted:I see you're awake again PHL9te

"I'll carry this....It's harder to spill a hat" - Chellybean
"...like a rabbit caught in a lighthouse?" - Chellybean

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Auspoiboy


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Location: Melbourne Australia

Total posts: 219
Posted:Fricative

Good on usGood on us all

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BEZERKER


BEZERKER

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Total posts: 237
Posted:I'm disconbobulated by some of these words

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PHL9te


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Location: Leeds, England

Total posts: 57
Posted:Well C@ntus, there's no time like two in the morning for writing essays about the role of the mind qua consciousness in the coalesence of classical properties from the miasmic flux of quantum uncertainty. Although I'm reasonably sure it can be summed up by 'pie'. Mmmm... pie. T

It was like Hell's kitchen on the day that all seven deadly sins came to dinner and the Devil was trying to do a complex Taiwanese banquet that he'd never attempted before...

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Pele
BRONZE Member since Dec 2000

Pele

the henna lady
Location: WNY, USA

Total posts: 6193
Posted:I liked the first one that had the pronounciation written out, because it actuallyhad an accent to me! That made me laugh.

I like the word quintessential, it means the absolute, the peak, the ultimate...in brief.

I like the word lackadaisical, though I have no clue how to spell it, it means to be lazy, essentially.

And the fun one to say....Onomonopia, again I am sure my spelling sucks. A word which is spelled as it sounds such as "ribbit", "woof", "bawk" and "meow"...at least according to my professor!


Pele
Higher, higher burning fire...making music like a choir
"Oooh look! A pub!" -exclaimed after recovering from a stupid fall
"And for the decadence of art, nothing beats a roaring fire." -TMK

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Cantus
SILVER Member since Jul 2001

Cantus

Tantamount to fatuity
Location: Down the road, United Kingdom

Total posts: 15965
Posted:Isn't that onomatopoeia, Pele?

The formation or use of words such as buzz or murmur that imitate the sounds associated with the objects or actions they refer to.


"I'll carry this....It's harder to spill a hat" - Chellybean
"...like a rabbit caught in a lighthouse?" - Chellybean

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Pele
BRONZE Member since Dec 2000

Pele

the henna lady
Location: WNY, USA

Total posts: 6193
Posted:That's what I said, even if I couldn't spell it.
Spelling sounds.
Gotta love it!


Pele
Higher, higher burning fire...making music like a choir
"Oooh look! A pub!" -exclaimed after recovering from a stupid fall
"And for the decadence of art, nothing beats a roaring fire." -TMK

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PHL9te


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Location: Leeds, England

Total posts: 57
Posted:Another late night Cantus? Not indulging in a spot of somnambulatory activities, I hope? T

It was like Hell's kitchen on the day that all seven deadly sins came to dinner and the Devil was trying to do a complex Taiwanese banquet that he'd never attempted before...

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sarah...


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Location: Central coast / Sydney, Austra...

Total posts: 339
Posted:My word for the day is "Transubstantiation" - 1.The changing of one substance into another. 2. Something to do with christ and the bread and wine, the bread and wine "transubstantiates" into the blood and body of christ.. (theology the doctrine of the catholic church)

Fire... A bushmans telly

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Cantus
SILVER Member since Jul 2001

Cantus

Tantamount to fatuity
Location: Down the road, United Kingdom

Total posts: 15965
Posted:No

"I'll carry this....It's harder to spill a hat" - Chellybean
"...like a rabbit caught in a lighthouse?" - Chellybean

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Cassandra


Cassandra

Froggie ... Ribbit !!!
Location: Back in Paris... for now !

Total posts: 4224
Posted:Taztastic , thanks

Arashi, Thank you for bringing up that word... Callipygous ...
I love that word. It is often used to describe the venus sculptures from Prehistorical times... It refers to large "hips" and all indeed. But here is what I like about it (not only because I am ... damn callipygous myself ) :
etymologically speaking it comes from
kale = BEAUTIFUL and
Puge = Bottom, butt

gotta love those greeks

I personnaly *love* all the japanese words based on sounds AND repeated twice for example :
Butsu butsu = bubbles

Can't get enough of those

And besides... Cantus paints pretty pictures

(I think If you say that sentence cvery fast, it will sound very cool )

shine on
Cassandra


"I want brown bread... no, that is diesel oil..."
"So I was raised in Europe, where History comes from ..."
"NON !!! La Plume de mon oncle n est pas Bingibangibungi !!!"

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Cantus
SILVER Member since Jul 2001

Cantus

Tantamount to fatuity
Location: Down the road, United Kingdom

Total posts: 15965
Posted:Odd how people keep using my admission that I'm not that clever as a positive thing......

"I'll carry this....It's harder to spill a hat" - Chellybean
"...like a rabbit caught in a lighthouse?" - Chellybean

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Cassandra


Cassandra

Froggie ... Ribbit !!!
Location: Back in Paris... for now !

Total posts: 4224
Posted:Come on, Cantus, Come on. You just said that and I found it sweet and funny.
"Clever" is one of the words that first pop up in my head when I think of you
Did I offend you ? certainly hope not...
Can I make it up to you with Crepes ?


"I want brown bread... no, that is diesel oil..."
"So I was raised in Europe, where History comes from ..."
"NON !!! La Plume de mon oncle n est pas Bingibangibungi !!!"

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Cantus
SILVER Member since Jul 2001

Cantus

Tantamount to fatuity
Location: Down the road, United Kingdom

Total posts: 15965
Posted:Remember how I said you never offend me Cass? No, I'm just on the verge of one of my little rants. Don't mind me.

"I'll carry this....It's harder to spill a hat" - Chellybean
"...like a rabbit caught in a lighthouse?" - Chellybean

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taztastic
BRONZE Member since Apr 2002

member
Location: London, U.K

Total posts: 35
Posted:I must somehow get Cassandra to offend me, so she can owe me some crepes!!! Cassandra's crepes are flying around HOP like....... hot cakes!!

If I could turn back time and take back what I just said; I wouldn't - The Wise Words Of Taztastic (Excerpt)

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fluffy napalm fairy


fluffy napalm fairy

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Brum / Dorset / Fairy Land

Total posts: 3638
Posted:will a hug make it better? *hugs the lovely fraggle*

Geologists do it in the dirt................ spank

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Cantus
SILVER Member since Jul 2001

Cantus

Tantamount to fatuity
Location: Down the road, United Kingdom

Total posts: 15965
Posted:I can offend you if you like, Taztastic?

Nice name BTW

[ 19 April 2002, 22:11: Message edited by: C@ntus ]


"I'll carry this....It's harder to spill a hat" - Chellybean
"...like a rabbit caught in a lighthouse?" - Chellybean

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