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What is your favourite word?
« on: October 25, 2016, 07:32:57 pm »
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    Re: What is your favourite word?
    « Reply #1 on: October 25, 2016, 07:34:40 pm »
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    Re: What is your favourite word?
    « Reply #2 on: October 25, 2016, 07:39:25 pm »
    Extraordinary

    Kind of ordinary, but I like it.

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    Re: What is your favourite word?
    « Reply #3 on: October 25, 2016, 08:31:33 pm »
    Some fabulous words here.

    My long-time favorite is "subsumed."

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    Re: What is your favourite word?
    « Reply #4 on: October 26, 2016, 04:05:35 am »
    I love words, therefore the list is never-ending.

    Elegant, Regal, Relish, Lucid, gorgeous... are some that popped into my mind right away.

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    Re: What is your favourite word?
    « Reply #5 on: October 26, 2016, 07:46:27 am »
    There are way too many to pick one favorite, but the first one that comes to my mind this morning is "discombobulate", which seems to me like onomatopoeia* for a concept that doesn't actually have a sound, but if it did, might sound like that. :)
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    Re: What is your favourite word?
    « Reply #6 on: October 26, 2016, 09:54:38 am »
    Serendipity. It is the most beautiful word, with the sense of wonder and thankfulness. And very difficult to translate to other languages :)

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    Re: What is your favourite word?
    « Reply #7 on: October 26, 2016, 01:21:42 pm »
    There are way too many to pick one favorite, but the first one that comes to my mind this morning is "discombobulate", which seems to me like onomatopoeia* for a concept that doesn't actually have a sound, but if it did, might sound like that. :)
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    Excellent word. I also love an obsolete version of it in "jargogled". Same "concept onomatopoeia" (did you just create a thing?).

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    Re: What is your favourite word?
    « Reply #8 on: October 26, 2016, 02:06:36 pm »
    Too many.  But growing up, I like the word, "abattoir" - more because the pronunciation fascinated me vs. what it really meant.

    Then I started using it in phrases like 'an abattoir of ideas'.  Blah blah - I've grown up since then.
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    Re: What is your favourite word?
    « Reply #9 on: October 26, 2016, 09:03:43 pm »
    Love for creation...

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    Re: What is your favourite word?
    « Reply #10 on: October 27, 2016, 05:38:57 am »
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    Re: What is your favourite word?
    « Reply #11 on: October 27, 2016, 08:04:29 am »
    Luscious....and lascivious...and indulgence...and....voluptuous.....and....

    You get the idea. There's so many words that, when spoken aloud, just sound a little bit 'Byron-in-a-brothel-with-pre-raphaelite-twin-sisters'.

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    Re: What is your favourite word?
    « Reply #12 on: October 27, 2016, 08:34:59 am »
    Facetious

    I like what it means and I think it's cool that it has all the vowels in it and they are alphabetical



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    Re: What is your favourite word?
    « Reply #13 on: November 09, 2016, 07:34:33 pm »
    Atrium

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    Re: What is your favourite word?
    « Reply #14 on: November 10, 2016, 09:16:54 am »
    Aspiring ... it says so much.

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    Re: What is your favourite word?
    « Reply #15 on: November 10, 2016, 09:19:37 am »
    Egregious!

    But I also have a soft spot for "Transmogrify."
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    Re: What is your favourite word?
    « Reply #16 on: November 15, 2016, 03:58:16 am »
    Hiraeth (n.) a homesickness for a home to which you cannot return, a home which maybe never was; the nostalgia, the yearning, the grief for the lost places of your past.

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    Re: What is your favourite word?
    « Reply #17 on: November 15, 2016, 07:02:18 am »
    Hiraeth (n.) a homesickness for a home to which you cannot return, a home which maybe never was; the nostalgia, the yearning, the grief for the lost places of your past.

    Thank you. I learned a new word today.

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    Re: What is your favourite word?
    « Reply #18 on: November 15, 2016, 07:29:27 pm »
    Atrium

    I love the idea of a Roman style house with a cool, outside green area surrounded by stone. The idea of a private outside where only me and my friends are allowed fascinates me.

    I agree.  Great word.
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    Re: What is your favourite word?
    « Reply #19 on: November 18, 2016, 03:00:43 pm »
    ninny

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    Re: What is your favourite word?
    « Reply #20 on: November 18, 2016, 04:58:55 pm »
    ineffable- too great or extreme to be expressed or described in words. Love this word, Neil Gaimon and Terry Pratchett's Good Omens taught it to me. Great book.

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