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smilee


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Location: San Diego,CA,USA

Total posts: 40
Posted: I like to indulge in words that are out of the ordinary. I thought I may transpire some of this fun to you. Unfortunately, I am only familiar with the english language; please feel free to ad whatever you may wish == in fact it is encouraged!!

DEFENESTRATE - to throw somebody or something out of a window.

GARBOLOGY - the study of garbage.

NO-NO - usually used to describe vodka, also aplies to other alcoholic beverages

HALLUX - the scientific word for your big toe

POIGNANT - synanym to sad

REPUGNANT - disgusting


later - Smilee

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arsn


arsn

How do you change this thing???
Location: Behind the couch...

Total posts: 1903
Posted:... you have to much time on your hands...

I can't hear you... I have a banana in my ear.

"You mean I'll have to use my brain?... but I use staff!!!" ~ ben-ja-men

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arsn


arsn

How do you change this thing???
Location: Behind the couch...

Total posts: 1903
Posted:What about Purlpe eating monkey loving zebras... which means "I like cheese"...

[ 11 May 2002, 22:33: Message edited by: Arsn ]


I can't hear you... I have a banana in my ear.

"You mean I'll have to use my brain?... but I use staff!!!" ~ ben-ja-men

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Cantus
SILVER Member since Jul 2001

Cantus

Tantamount to fatuity
Location: Down the road, United Kingdom

Total posts: 15965
Posted:Defenestration is actually a legitamate means of deposing monarchy.

I was told recently that horses don't have ankles thay have CORONETS(sp).


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

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Cantus
SILVER Member since Jul 2001

Cantus

Tantamount to fatuity
Location: Down the road, United Kingdom

Total posts: 15965
Posted:Durbs says he likes cheese and who am I to argue?

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

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Paddy


back from the dead...sort of
Location: 4341'N 7938'W

Total posts: 884
Posted:is there a word for tossing something out a window? I'd have good use for it.

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Cassandra


Cassandra

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

Total posts: 4224
Posted:I feel "thank you" and "hello" are words some people apparently don't know in france (yeah yeah ... someone will say "that's because it's english )
or is that off topic ?


"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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SaBBaS


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Location: Madrid, Spain

Total posts: 215
Posted:in spanish "defenestrar" means to throw somebody out of a window, i think it could mean the same in english...
it could have something to do with the monarchy thing, but that would be because of the revolutions and the way they deposed monarchy... or perhaps i'm just thinking too much...
peace
SaBBaS


Don't you destroy your enemy by making him your friend?? - Rev Bem (Magog), Andromeda

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Kinudin (Soul Fyre)


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Location: San Diego, California, USA

Total posts: 1325
Posted:*facepalm* I used to do this in 6th grade and look up random words then use them for the week. I forgot their meaning, so I just used the word in a random sentence and made myself look cool and smart

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Durbs
BRONZE Member since Sep 2001

Durbs

Classically British
Location: Epsom, Surrey, England

Total posts: 5688
Posted:Time to prove how sad I am...

Philology - The study of learning (More commonly though the study of Greek history)

Sesquipidianalism - The joy of using long words
Sesquipidianalist - Someone who uses long words
Sesquipidology - The study of long words

Bwana - The only english word beginning with "Bw", means African chief (or something simliar)

Paddy, what I'd like to know is the word for Tossing someone out of a window


Burner of Toast
Spinner of poi
Slacker of enormous magnitude

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TheBovrilMonkey
SILVER Member since Sep 2001

TheBovrilMonkey

Liquid Cow
Location: High Wycombe, England

Total posts: 2629
Posted:It's already been posted once on the board, but it's such a cool word I'm going to have to put it in here....

quote:Originally posted by arashi in the vocabulary expansion thread:
"callipigious" means "having shapely buttocks" tho my spelling is probably wrongThe spelling is indeed wrong, taztastic checked and it's spelt 'Calipygous'


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

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starbuk


member
Location: East Side

Total posts: 75
Posted:A nice word is

ONOMATOPOEIA

its a word that sounds like it should.

i.e sizzel, froth etc


Dont forget to bring a towel

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starbuk


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Location: East Side

Total posts: 75
Posted:ooooooo and

OXYMORON

which is the word used to describe a phrase with a double negative in.

i.e The silence was defining. or Definatly maybe


Dont forget to bring a towel

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Salinger


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Location: Southampton

Total posts: 382
Posted:"to metagrobolise with grandiloquence"

If I remeber right it refers to the methods used by people trying to impress the listener with the over use of long complicated words which are actually outside of the speakers's vocabulary.
i.e. they don't know what it means but they like the air of intelligence it creates by using them.


A conspiracy of silence speaks louder than words...

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greenfyregirl
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

greenfyregirl

journeyman
Location: Cheltenham, England

Total posts: 55
Posted:One of my favorite words is tryptych.
(a painting with 3 parts)

and one that people SHOULD know about is 'merkin'
A hair piece/toupee for your pubic area!!!


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Dru Lee Parsec


member
Location: Santee California, USA

Total posts: 78
Posted:OXYMORON:
This is a contradictory phrase. i.e.

Military Intelligence.
Civil Divorce.
Jumbo Shrimp
Charger's Highlights (The Chargers are our local football team).

One of my favorite words is: Wankel Rotary Engine.


For a good Prime, call:29819592777931214269172453467810429868925511217482600306406141434158089

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starbuk


member
Location: East Side

Total posts: 75
Posted:So im just a

MORON

Someone who doesnt know what he/she is on about!?


Dont forget to bring a towel

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Gruff


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Location: Gloucester

Total posts: 106
Posted:The one I like is: DISGRUNTLED

Meaning to be unhappy or upset.

Imagine a coversation:
"How are you today?" If you were a little upset you may say "Im feeling quite DISGRUNTLED today!"

What if you were happy? "How are you today?" - "Yes, yes, Im quite GRUNTLED, thank you very much!"

Quite amusing/confusing!

Try it tomorrow when you are asked how you are - the face you get are quite a treat!

Gruff


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Aurora (1/2 a firesister)
GOLD Member since Jan 2002

enthusiast
Location: Canada, Ontario, Toronto

Total posts: 249
Posted:Chillaxed-a state of calm one feels after defenstrating someone who has been annoying them

Om Namah Sivaya

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Aurora (1/2 a firesister)
GOLD Member since Jan 2002

enthusiast
Location: Canada, Ontario, Toronto

Total posts: 249
Posted:Oh and...
Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia- Fear of long words......ummm...so how does the doctor tell the person what he's been diagnosed with?...you'd think they would have made this a short word


Om Namah Sivaya

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Superman
BRONZE Member since Mar 2001

Superman

member
Location: Houston, Texas, USA

Total posts: 829
Posted:ya know, ya just dont hear the word COLON that much anymore.

Just an observation.

"If it weren’t for my horse, I wouldn’t have spent that year in college..."



Super


Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear--not absence of fear.


- Mark Twain

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Paddy


back from the dead...sort of
Location: 4341'N 7938'W

Total posts: 884
Posted:the: 1 used to refer to one or more people or things already mentioned or easily understood; the definite article. 2 used to refer to someone or something of its kind. 3 used to refer to something specific in a general way.

Don't know how'd I'd get along without this one.


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Fairy Lady


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Location: fairieland

Total posts: 63
Posted:alright my favorite word is Beligirent. In my experience it is a drunken disorderly person.
Example: The girl passed out on the couch has been beligirent all night.
I guess I like this cause people use it to refer to me often. Beligerent and "that drunk giggly girl" usually.
The other word is smarmy. One of my friends use this to discribe the fuzzy drunken state when you know everything, again use to discribe me often.
speaking of drinking sorry gotta go


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fluffy napalm fairy


fluffy napalm fairy

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

Total posts: 3638
Posted:I love the word facetious - it means kind of inoppertunely amusing. I quite often get accused of being facetious - mainly by parents/nominal parents........

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

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Kyrian


Dreamer
Location: York, England

Total posts: 4308
Posted:I'm sure I posted thsi elsewhere, but I still like "obstrepeous" (possibly mispelt). It takes stubborn to a whole new level

liek me:)

*skips off humming some annoying little song*


Keep your dream alive
Dreamin is still how the strong survive

Shalom VeAhavah

New Hampshire has a point....

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Doc Lightning
GOLD Member since May 2001

Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

Total posts: 13922
Posted:My personal favorite is "Anterosuperiopancreatoduodenal artery."

It's an artery that runs over your small intestine and your pancreas.

Peace.


-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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Doc Lightning
GOLD Member since May 2001

Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

Total posts: 13922
Posted:Want a few more medical ones?

"Purpura" Bruise

"Abasia" Inability to walk

"Abarognosis" Inability to appreciate the weight of objects held in the hand.

"Micturition" Urinating.


-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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Thistle


Thistle

old hand
Location: Nottingham UK

Total posts: 950
Posted:One of my favourites is loquatious, a word I use to describe myself. It means talkative.

Are we nearly there yet?

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Trippie Hippie
BRONZE Member since May 2002

Trippie Hippie

old hand
Location: Bewildered state of nothingnes...

Total posts: 733
Posted:RETROMINGEANT- (Pronounced: RETRO-MINGE-ANT)
Meaning- An animal that urinates backwards, such as a cow!!!!
Nice!!!!



Trippie Hippie- Monty Dons secret love child

Fly like a mouse, run like a pillow, be the small book case.

"Last night i met some pixies and we danced around a stone".

Because dressing up is fun.

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MentalMand


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Location: West Midlands, UK

Total posts: 5
Posted:quote:Originally posted by SaBBaS:
in spanish "defenestrar" means to throw somebody out of a window, i think it could mean the same in english...
it could have something to do with the monarchy thing, but that would be because of the revolutions and the way they deposed monarchy... or perhaps i'm just thinking too much...
peace
SaBBaSwow i LOVE your signature, thats cool. and whilst i'm here i'll say Sanguineous as being a pretty bizarre and unnecessary word meaning blood like


yep, i think i have this move goin nicely now SSMMMAAACCCKKKKK ow ow

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wanderinglinton


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Location: Taiwan

Total posts: 31
Posted:Defenestrate is my favourite english word - I use it continually to threaten students into doing their homework - hehe. Others are Vermicular - wormlike, and Belligerent (which someone else mentioned).

However I have to say that the most inappropriate word in the English language is Monosyllabic - why do we have a word with five syllables to mean a word with one syllable????


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