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stellykazz



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PostPosted: Tue May 04, 2010 10:28 pm    Post subject: words that you like, possibly for no reason. Reply with quote

my most recent:
shitbuckle.

but others:
multitude. bandito. luxembourg. nicaragua. facsimile.

more later.


for bonus points and added fun stupidity, try to make a sentence using your words.
The Luxembourg Banditos ate a whole multitude of bananas while discussing how Nicaragua is merely a facsimile for hope.

yeah, that probably didnt make any sense, and i know i probably used "facsimile" wrong, but eh.....
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PostPosted: Tue May 04, 2010 10:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

crapulent...

fuckwit...

verisimilitude...

good words...and says a lot about my vocabulary.
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PostPosted: Wed May 05, 2010 12:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Deemster - the name for a judge on the Isle of Man. It conjures up the image of a Judge Dredd type of character to me.
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PostPosted: Wed May 05, 2010 4:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

on the flipside, as of today, i have a newfound irrational HATRED of the word "pastries". its like the words "sofa" instead of couch, "rubbish" instead of trash, "supper" instead of dinner. if this doesnt make anysense, dont worry. i don't make much sense even on my good days.
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alison



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PostPosted: Wed May 05, 2010 4:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What's your problem with Britishisms?
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stellykazz



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PostPosted: Wed May 05, 2010 5:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

well, not to be hating on the brits, as they bring great laughter generally 85% of the time, and i do enjoy most other "britishisms" Smile just those in particular rub me wrong.
probably a case of unconscious association with negative things in my mind.
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PostPosted: Wed May 05, 2010 5:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good job you live in America then. Should be nice and easy to avoid there.
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PostPosted: Wed May 05, 2010 5:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

now that youve said that, i bet something terrible will happen and everyone in britain will have to move to america to seek asylum. geez, thanks alison. thanks. now i get to hear pastry, sofa, dinner and rubbish all the time. GOD THE AGONY
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PostPosted: Wed May 05, 2010 5:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

stellykazz wrote:
now that youve said that, i bet something terrible will happen and everyone in britain will have to move to america to seek asylum.


It's okay. I have a list of civilised countries to head to first.
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stellykazz



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PostPosted: Wed May 05, 2010 5:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i'm glad to hear it. as "free" of a country this place is, i wouldnt wish the amount of bullshit and the disgustingness that comes with it on anyone.
its downright scary to be here sometimes.
hey, hey- take me with you!!!! i can bake cookies!
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PostPosted: Wed May 05, 2010 5:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

stellykazz wrote:
on the flipside, as of today, i have a newfound irrational HATRED of the word "pastries". its like the words "sofa" instead of couch, "rubbish" instead of trash, "supper" instead of dinner. if this doesnt make anysense, dont worry. i don't make much sense even on my good days.

I heard those words all the time when I was growing up. Granted there were people who tried to turn it into a class thing, but they were still used on a regular basis by all kinds of people.
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PostPosted: Wed May 05, 2010 6:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Conversations about 'Britishisms' verses 'Americanisms' always makes me think of Eddie Izzard

You say “’erbs” and we say “herbs,” because there’s a fucking “H” in it…
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PostPosted: Wed May 05, 2010 6:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i'd love to use the excuse "my grandmother is on fire" in order to escape a situation i dont want to be in.
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PostPosted: Wed May 05, 2010 7:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love the Izzard....
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PostPosted: Wed May 05, 2010 8:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"The force is really rather strong with you...as strong as a small pony!"

Mr. Green
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PostPosted: Wed May 05, 2010 9:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

alison wrote:
What's your problem with Britishisms?


are those particularly British? pastries, sofa and supper are all daily usage where I've lived (outside NYC my whole life) rubbish less so, used more for "nonsense" rather than garbage (garbage and trash used more commonly for that)

But i've always LOVED regional words, phrases and colloquialisms in general! I love your hoovers, biros and cello tape! Smile I had a friend from Georgia (USA) who had so many neat ones like gumbands for what we call rubberbands.

i really like Swings and Roundabouts. threw it into a conversation with DH the other day and he didn't get me at all lol
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PostPosted: Tue May 11, 2010 8:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"soda" vs "tonic water" vs "cokes" vs "pop"
ITS THE SAME THING AAAAAAAAAAAAAA
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PostPosted: Tue May 11, 2010 10:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

stellykazz wrote:
"soda" vs "tonic water" vs "cokes" vs "pop"
ITS THE SAME THING AAAAAAAAAAAAAA


not here. how is tonic water the same as coke?? and I drink seltzer which is not the same as tonic water either!

i've HEARD that in the south you can order a coke then be asked "what kind" and specify a Sprite. That, to ME is lunacy!!
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PostPosted: Tue May 11, 2010 10:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Little Spy wrote:
Conversations about 'Britishisms' verses 'Americanisms' always makes me think of Eddie Izzard

You say “’erbs” and we say “herbs,” because there’s a fucking “H” in it…


FAVORITE!
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PostPosted: Tue May 11, 2010 10:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nanner wrote:
stellykazz wrote:
"soda" vs "tonic water" vs "cokes" vs "pop"
ITS THE SAME THING AAAAAAAAAAAAAA


not here. how is tonic water the same as coke?? and I drink seltzer which is not the same as tonic water either!

i've HEARD that in the south you can order a coke then be asked "what kind" and specify a Sprite. That, to ME is lunacy!!


I think this is pretty regional. In my area soda and pop are interchangeable. Coke and tonic water however are very specific.

I hate the word Moist. I love the words ersatz, and squidgy, and wonky.
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PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2010 3:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

nanner wrote:

i've HEARD that in the south you can order a coke then be asked "what kind" and specify a Sprite. That, to ME is lunacy!!

I've seen that happen in New Mexico. My friends ordered a Coke, then responded that she wanted a Dr Pepper. She knew the drill, being from the area.
I prefer the word soda myself, though here in MN pop is the norm.

Stellykazz, what word do you think pastry is being used in place of? Pastry simple encompasses all sorts of sweet treats.

I really like the word odiferous. And opine.
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PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2010 8:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love the word squabble!
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She's In Parties



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PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2010 10:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

stellykazz wrote:
on the flipside, as of today, i have a newfound irrational HATRED of the word "pastries". its like the words "sofa" instead of couch, "rubbish" instead of trash, "supper" instead of dinner. if this doesnt make anysense, dont worry. i don't make much sense even on my good days.



really?! hahaha those are fairly inoffensive terms if you ask me.

If I was to pick two Americanisms that irritated me it'd be 'chips' and 'fags'. A friend of mine received many filthy looks for referring to her Dad as 'Mr. Fag Man' when visiting New York. All she meant was that he constantly had a cigarette hanging out of his mouth for the entire trip. Unfortunately, everyone else didn't see it that way...
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PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2010 10:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

She's In Parties wrote:


If I was to pick two Americanisms that irritated me it'd be 'chips' and 'fags'. A friend of mine received many filthy looks for referring to her Dad as 'Mr. Fag Man' when visiting New York. All she meant was that he constantly had a cigarette hanging out of his mouth for the entire trip. Unfortunately, everyone else didn't see it that way...


yeah, i can see that causing probs here. my 1st time in london i kept telling this guy i met about something that happenend and how pissed i was. he thought i was a party animal lol i was just mad! we finally figured out we were talking about 2 different things!

the chips thing, oh big deal. We have fries and chips. you have chips and crisps. i think the accompanying condiments is more of an issue!
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PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2010 11:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I always remember to say fries but it drives me crazy when people I'm with say 'chips' and are always bewildered when they are brought a bag of 'crisps'.


I also really like saying and writing the word 'hibakusha'. However it has a really unfortunate meaning, being a name for those who were disfigured in the atomic bomb over Hiroshima
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PostPosted: Thu May 13, 2010 3:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been trying and trying to contribute but I only can think of words that irritate the hell out of me:

- eclectic, especially when used by someone describing their music collection
- devoid, when in the sentence 'the image is devoid of people' - just say 'there's no people in the image', oh but you wouldn't, that doesn't sound pretentious enough, does it? /art rant
- vibrant, when used as a euphemism for neighbourhoods/cultures of colour
- attractive, when used by a nice bloke to describe a gorgeous woman. A lot of blokes use this around me because they know I'm feminist and think I'll be angry if they say 'hot'. I'm not really being very fair here, I should appreciate their politeness.

Ooh! I know words I like! I love really fancy compound words like this:
notwithstanding
nevertheless
wherewithal

I also like words which are definitely words you'd use normally, but still make you feel a bit historical:
bellwether (see election)
exchequer
albeit

I'll think of some more soon.
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PostPosted: Thu May 13, 2010 3:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Perdita wrote:

- attractive, when used by a nice bloke to describe a gorgeous woman. A lot of blokes use this around me because they know I'm feminist and think I'll be angry if they say 'hot'.


It's so hard being you. :p
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PostPosted: Thu May 13, 2010 5:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh wait, I didn't mean I think blokes say that ABOUT me, if that's what you thought! Cos they don't do that.

I mean when I'm talking to a bloke and he describes *another* woman as 'attractive'.

Or am I now just digging a hole? aaaaaaaaaa.
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PostPosted: Thu May 13, 2010 5:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Insofar as!

another lovely compound. Smile

*is made happy by self*
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PostPosted: Thu May 13, 2010 6:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've loved the word "pseudonym" since I had it in my spelling book in primary school Mr. Green my favourite words in Hungarian, in the order I learned them, are meztelen, krumpli, egészségedre, and szerelem Smile
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PostPosted: Fri May 14, 2010 7:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stem.

Especially when used in conjunction with the word brain and cells. I don't know why and it kind of freaks me out a bit.
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PostPosted: Sat May 15, 2010 11:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

cocteau wrote:
Stem.

Especially when used in conjunction with the word brain and cells. I don't know why and it kind of freaks me out a bit.


Weirdly, I can understand that.

RustyKnuckles: krumpli! That is so adorable. TELL ME THAT IT MEANS 'CRUMPLY' AND I WILL LOVE YOU FOREVER.
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PostPosted: Sat May 15, 2010 12:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lol, it doesn't mean "crumply," I'm afraid; it means potato (or, more accurately, "spud"). This came about because we had a McDonalds toy that was a potato (a bit like this one: http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2377/2131801882_7a09023e3e.jpg although it had a pair of shoes and a wig with a javelin, for the olympics or something..) and my grandad always described it as a "meztelen krumpli" - meaning "naked potato" Mr. Green the other two words mean "cheers/to your health/bless you" and "love," respectively Smile
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PostPosted: Mon May 17, 2010 7:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

you know, im not quite sure what general word you could use instead of "pastries". guess youd have to just get specific. just one of those words that make me shudder, like i know "moist" does to a lot of people...... buhhhhhhhh

i think you might be right about the tonic water being something different, or maybe thats just really old school. my mum would tell me how they'd order "tonics" (meaning sodas) when she was a teenager, and using that word DOES manke me smile. Smile
thats a word i could say all day
tonic tonic tonic tonic tonic

todays favourite words:
bungle
bugle
isotope
metronome
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 13, 2010 8:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Defenestrate is a favorite.
As for the Couch/Sofa thing, I say Setee.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2010 2:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a love/hate relationship with the word 'snog'. It's so horrible but I find something girlishly charming and highly amusing in its usage.
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