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smilee
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Location: San Diego,CA,USA
Member Since: 20th Sep 2001
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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Paddy
back from the dead...sort of
Location: 4341'N 7938'W
Member Since: 23rd Feb 2002
Total posts: 884
Posted:eh...unrinate backwards?

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faith enfire
faith enfire

wandering thru the woods of WI
Location: Wisconsin
Member Since: 27th Jan 2006
Total posts: 3556
Posted:*bump*
i enjoy words such as penchant and vernacular
irony is a word people need to learn to use properly


Faith
Nay, whatever comes one hour was sunlit and the most high gods may not make boast of any better thing than to have watched that hour as it passed

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JonnyRok
JonnyRok

Look! I'm Darth Bunny!
Location: Sunny South Africa
Member Since: 2nd May 2005
Total posts: 446
Posted:I found one once... "pettifogging"- paying too much attention to unimportant details, and I like the way the word "opulent" rolls off my tongue

Do what you want coz a pirate is free,
You are a pirate!
Yo ho fiddle dee dee, being a pirate is alright to be,
Do what you want coz a pirate is free,
You are a pirate!

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BEZERKER
BEZERKER

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Member Since: 29th Apr 2001
Total posts: 237
Posted:One of my favorites is 'discombobulate'. Means confused. The first place I heard it used? On an episode of fracking 'Neighbours' of all things back in the early 90s. "Daphne.....I'm discombobulated." I was like WTF!?

Others:

Concatination: a series of interconnected or interdependent things or events.

Contumacious: Willfully and obstinantly stubborn.

As an aside, does anyone remember the episode of Black Adder where the guy who creates the first dictionary comes to see Prince George. Black Adder decides to screw him because he thinks he has EVERY word ever used in the book by using words that don't exist.

"I hope you will not object if I also offer the Doctor my most enthusiastic contrafribblarities."

"Oh, I'm sorry, sir. I'm anus-peptic, phrasmotic, even compunctious to have caused you such pericombobulation."

"Certainly, sir. I shall return interphrastically."

lol ubbloco


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silly_rilly
silly_rilly

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Location: Kelowna, B.C.
Member Since: 7th Jul 2006
Total posts: 24
Posted:Uvula
pronounced: yoo-vyuh-luh
-The small, fleshy, conical body projecting downward from the middle of the soft palate.

in other words, the dangly thing in the back of your mouth. tongue




on a side note, if you poke it and then smell your finger... well, that's the worst case of halitosis ever!


oh yeah, and halitosis is really foul breath.


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VampyricAcid
VampyricAcid

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Location: My House
Member Since: 27th Jun 2005
Total posts: 1286
Posted:I once met someone called Emmanuel Valentine, and thought that was a perfect use of the english language, the fact he was a bit of a t*** is irrelivant

another favourite is "floccinaucinihilipilification" credited as the longest non-technical word in the english language, its meaning?
"The act or habit of describing or regarding something as worthless. "


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CaffeinatedKatie
CaffeinatedKatie

Teacher, Dancer, Artist, and General Smartass
Location: Portland, OR
Member Since: 29th Jan 2005
Total posts: 149
Posted:Salacious. salAYshuss.
fun to say because it's like delicous, but even better.
"arousing or appealing to sexual desire or imagination. See also lustful, lecherous, and lascivious." (which happen to be good words, too.)


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Brenn
Brenn

Will carpal your tunnel in a minute.
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Member Since: 28th Jun 2004
Total posts: 3286
Posted:ROTOLACTOR

A giant device used for milking cows biggrin


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FoxInDocs
FoxInDocs

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Location: Adelaide, SA
Member Since: 10th Jul 2005
Total posts: 1848
Posted:ugh! vampyric, you stole my word!



Though, isn't it "the act or habbit of wrongly describing or regarding something as worthless"?



i could be wrong, it's been a couple of years since i've seen a dictionary that good.









oh, and with doc's mecical terms, i like "mild cardio infarction" which i believe is a minor heart attack... and sphygmomonomometer (sp??) which is the pumpy thingy they use to take your blood pressure... (my sister's a nursing student.....)

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"i am exotic, and must keep my arms down" - Rougie

"i don't understand what penises have to do with getting married" - Foxie

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poig
poig

marmite and nutella sandwich
Location: Farnborough, Hampshire
Member Since: 19th Jun 2006
Total posts: 1590
Posted:debauchery-what's that mean, pogo mentioned it biggrin

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gita
gita

.:*distracted by shiny things*:.
Location: brizvegas
Member Since: 13th Oct 2003
Total posts: 3776
Posted:i quite like salubrious (long word for "good) & splendiferous (long word for "splendid")! these are pretty easy to slip into everyday conversation too! (i know, cos i use them both often!) ubblol

do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and good to eat!

if at first you do succeed, try not to look too astonished!

smile! grin it confuses people!

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Mynci
Mynci

Macaque of all trades
Location: wombling free...
Member Since: 27th Apr 2005
Total posts: 8737
Posted:PNEUMONOULTRAMICROSCOPICSILICOVOLCANOCONIOSIS

45 letters long the longest word in the english language (one for doc lightning wink )

means:
a form of silicosis caused by microscopic volcanic dust.

and quincunx - an arrangement of 5 things in a square or rectangle with one at each corner and 1 iin the middle biggrin


A couple of balls short of a full cascade... or maybe a few cards short of a deck... we'll see how this all fans out.

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faith enfire
faith enfire

wandering thru the woods of WI
Location: Wisconsin
Member Since: 27th Jan 2006
Total posts: 3556
Posted:salacious behavior:debauchery

Faith
Nay, whatever comes one hour was sunlit and the most high gods may not make boast of any better thing than to have watched that hour as it passed

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The Tea Fairy
The Tea Fairy

old hand
Location: Behind you...
Member Since: 2nd Jul 2004
Total posts: 853
Posted:I thought 'antidisestablishmentarianism' was the longest non-technical word...

*counts letters*

Darn, one short!


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Bugs
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Member Since: 28th Nov 2006
Total posts: 8
Posted:My two favourite words which haven't cropped up yet:

Sussurus (noun) / sussuration (verb) (english): the whispery sound that a field of corn makes when it's waving in the breeze.

Sgriob (Scottish Gaelic): The ticking sensation on your upper lip just before you take a sip of whisky.

Hehe, also "canoodling" -- kissing, cuddling and being all coupley. It's a slang word I've only ever heard in the South Welsh Valleys, and hilarious in a proper welsh accent! (the stress is on the middle "noodl" syllable).


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faith enfire
faith enfire

wandering thru the woods of WI
Location: Wisconsin
Member Since: 27th Jan 2006
Total posts: 3556
Posted:we canoodle over here, i thought it was german or polish (that's the city's ethnic background)
sussurus is onomonopeia (sp) ubbrollsmile


Faith
Nay, whatever comes one hour was sunlit and the most high gods may not make boast of any better thing than to have watched that hour as it passed

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poig
poig

marmite and nutella sandwich
Location: Farnborough, Hampshire
Member Since: 19th Jun 2006
Total posts: 1590
Posted:I like onomatopeia

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faith enfire
faith enfire

wandering thru the woods of WI
Location: Wisconsin
Member Since: 27th Jan 2006
Total posts: 3556
Posted:oooh did i spell it wrong?

Faith
Nay, whatever comes one hour was sunlit and the most high gods may not make boast of any better thing than to have watched that hour as it passed

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poig
poig

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Location: Farnborough, Hampshire
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Total posts: 1590
Posted:probably unless it was a different word wink it just reminded me of onomatopeia and the game frown

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Bugs
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Member Since: 28th Nov 2006
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Posted: Written by: faithinfire


we canoodle over here, i thought it was german or polish (that's the city's ethnic background)
sussurus is onomonopeia (sp) ubbrollsmile



It definately isn't Welsh in origin, so you're probably right. I have friends who speak both of those languages so I'll ask next time I see them.

Whichever languange it's oringinally from, I guarruntee it's funnier when shouted in a valleys accent! I still remember hiding with my first girlfriend at the back of my high school's DT workshop one lunchtime, only to hear a teacher yell "You'd better not be canoodling back there" redface

Aah, the scars our teachers give us...

And another good word to justify this post: emoliate -- to sooth or heal. I don't know the root, but I suspect it's Latin and the same root as the French "emolier" -- to improve.


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Dangerousmind66
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Posted:PNEUMONOULTRAMICROSCOPICSILICOVOLCANOCONIOSIS- The black lung, right?

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LilBBoy
LilBBoy

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Location: Inverness, Scotland.
Member Since: 1st May 2006
Total posts: 143
Posted: Written by: The Tea Fairy


I thought 'antidisestablishmentarianism' was the longest non-technical word...

*counts letters*

Darn, one short!



You could always invent 'antidisestablishmentariamism-ists'! rolleyes lol biggrin wink


Time does not exist. In theory, everything with a beginning has an end. Therefore, only things with an end can have a beginning. As time has no end, it has no beginning, therefore does not exist. GO PHILOSOPHY!!!
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