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smileemember
40 posts
Location: San Diego,CA,USA


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


arsnarsnHow do you change this thing???
1,903 posts
Location: Behind the couch...


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


arsnarsnHow do you change this thing???
1,903 posts
Location: Behind the couch...


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


CantusCantusSILVER Member
Tantamount to fatuity
15,966 posts
Location: Down the road, United Kingdom


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

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

Meh


CantusCantusSILVER Member
Tantamount to fatuity
15,966 posts
Location: Down the road, United Kingdom


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

Meh


Paddyback from the dead...sort of
884 posts
Location: 4341'N 7938'W


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

CassandraCassandraFroggie ... Ribbit !!!
4,224 posts
Location: Back in Paris... for now !


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 !!!"


SaBBaSenthusiast
215 posts
Location: Madrid, Spain


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


Kinudin (Soul Fyre)veteran
1,325 posts
Location: San Diego, California, USA


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

DurbsDurbsBRONZE Member
Classically British
5,688 posts
Location: Epsom, Surrey, England


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


TheBovrilMonkeyTheBovrilMonkeySILVER Member
Liquid Cow
2,629 posts
Location: High Wycombe, England


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 wrong
The 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.


starbukmember
75 posts
Location: East Side


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


starbukmember
75 posts
Location: East Side


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


Salingermember
382 posts
Location: Southampton


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...


greenfyregirlgreenfyregirlSILVER Member
journeyman
55 posts
Location: Cheltenham, England


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!!!

Dru Lee Parsecmember
78 posts
Location: Santee California, USA


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.

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starbukmember
75 posts
Location: East Side


Posted:
So im just a

MORON

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

Dont forget to bring a towel


Gruffmember
106 posts
Location: Gloucester


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

Aurora (1/2 a firesister)GOLD Member
enthusiast
249 posts
Location: Canada, Ontario, Toronto


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

Om Namah Sivaya


Aurora (1/2 a firesister)GOLD Member
enthusiast
249 posts
Location: Canada, Ontario, Toronto


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


SupermanSupermanBRONZE Member
member
829 posts
Location: Houston, Texas, USA


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


Paddyback from the dead...sort of
884 posts
Location: 4341'N 7938'W


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.

Fairy Ladymember
63 posts
Location: fairieland


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

fluffy napalm fairyfluffy napalm fairyCarpal \'Tunnel
3,638 posts
Location: Brum / Dorset / Fairy Land


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


KyrianDreamer
4,308 posts
Location: York, England


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....


MikeGinnyMikeGinnyGOLD Member
HOP Mad Doctor
13,923 posts
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA


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


MikeGinnyMikeGinnyGOLD Member
HOP Mad Doctor
13,923 posts
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA


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


ThistleThistleold hand
950 posts
Location: Nottingham UK


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

Are we nearly there yet?


Trippie HippieTrippie HippieBRONZE Member
old hand
733 posts
Location: Bewildered state of nothingness, United Kingdom


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.


MentalMandmember
5 posts
Location: West Midlands, UK


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
SaBBaS

wow 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


wanderinglintonmember
31 posts
Location: Taiwan


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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