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ProlescumWebhamsterUser avatarPosts: 4985Joined: Thu Dec 31, 2009 8:41 pmLocation: Peptone-upon-Sores

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Gnug215 wrote:Heh, I knew about "pecuniary", but I did not know there was an "im" version of it. :)


English: it's a bit like Lego :D
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Wed Oct 26, 2011 10:51 pm
LallapalalableUser avatarPosts: 1205Joined: Mon Feb 01, 2010 10:35 pmLocation: That place between childhood and adulthood Gender: Male

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Cagamosis: n. Marital unhappiness
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Fri Mar 16, 2012 10:08 am
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FrengerBloggerUser avatarPosts: 831Joined: Mon Nov 07, 2011 12:50 pmLocation: Derby, UK Gender: Male

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Con-fab-u-late: To fabricate imaginary experiences as compensation for loss of memory
Fri Mar 16, 2012 3:09 pm
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The Felonius PopePosts: 324Joined: Wed Feb 08, 2012 12:19 amLocation: Arizona

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Triskaidekaphobia= Fear of the number 13
Fri Mar 16, 2012 3:46 pm
WarKChat ModeratorUser avatarPosts: 1154Joined: Wed Aug 12, 2009 9:59 am Gender: Tree

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Lallapalalable wrote:Cagamosis: n. Marital unhappiness


Isn't that synonymous with marriage?
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Fri Mar 16, 2012 10:31 pm
LallapalalableUser avatarPosts: 1205Joined: Mon Feb 01, 2010 10:35 pmLocation: That place between childhood and adulthood Gender: Male

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Quite possibly, but I think the difference lies in that when using marriage, you imply happiness, no matter how rare or superficial (eg birthday sex, or that part in a romantic comedy where the bitter old married couple remember their love for each other), where as cagamosis paints the extreme unhappiness, such as "staying together for the kids," or learning you truly hate your spouse while also retaining the fact that you're a devout catholic.
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Fri Mar 16, 2012 11:22 pm
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LallapalalableUser avatarPosts: 1205Joined: Mon Feb 01, 2010 10:35 pmLocation: That place between childhood and adulthood Gender: Male

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Omnilegent: adj. Having read everything.
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Fri Mar 23, 2012 6:41 am
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ProlescumWebhamsterUser avatarPosts: 4985Joined: Thu Dec 31, 2009 8:41 pmLocation: Peptone-upon-Sores

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Oligophrenia - Feeblemindedness; of extreme mental deficiency.
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Mon Jul 09, 2012 9:57 pm
DeanBlog EditorUser avatarPosts: 593Joined: Sun May 22, 2011 1:49 pmLocation: United Kingdom Gender: Pinecone

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Prolescum wrote:Oligophrenia - Feeblemindedness; of extreme mental deficiency.

National Spelling Bee:
For those of you who were never aware of it, a person named Snigdha Nandipati took the prize this time around. But the reason I mentioned this here, is because I watched a portion of the semi-finals somewhere on the internet, and as such I recall some of the words they either spelt correctly, or misspelt. Since this topic seems the appropriate place on the site, and since I jotted the words down on a piece of paper, I felt compelled to take this list ... and show it to you all:

    ouabain
    heiau
    phrontistery
    kanaima
    cholecystitis
    pejerrey
    kahikatea
    tirthankara
    pissaladiere

:lol:
Indeed, can you use any of those in a sentence?
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LallapalalableUser avatarPosts: 1205Joined: Mon Feb 01, 2010 10:35 pmLocation: That place between childhood and adulthood Gender: Male

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Dean wrote:...and as such I recall some of the words they either spelt correctly, or misspelt.

Wait, wouldnt that be, um, all the words in the bee? :P

Anyway, here are a bunch to make up for the lack of recent contribution on my part:

Scrannel - adj. unmelodious,

Felicificability - n. capacity for happiness,

Agnoiology - n. the study of ignorance,

Windlestraw - n. a tall, thin person,

Blatteroon - n. a senseless babbler or boaster,

Pernoctation - n. the act of staying up all night,

and

Gelogenic - adj. producing laughter
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Sun Jul 15, 2012 10:47 pm
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ProlescumWebhamsterUser avatarPosts: 4985Joined: Thu Dec 31, 2009 8:41 pmLocation: Peptone-upon-Sores

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Lactivorous - One who lives exclusively on milk.
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Thu Mar 14, 2013 11:13 pm
forgotten observerUser avatarPosts: 99Joined: Tue Jan 01, 2013 1:21 am

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Ah, I've missed this thread, I have one contribution, I'm not sure if it has already been said , and I have not the time to check the whole thread so anyway.

Taciturn: Reserved or uncommunicative in speech; saying little.
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Thu Mar 14, 2013 11:17 pm
malicious_blokeUser avatarPosts: 305Joined: Tue Feb 28, 2012 10:12 pmLocation: Proper Westcountry Gender: Male

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Lutrinaciously - In the manner of something Otter-like

There is a possibility I just made that up, but then every other word in our languages was invented by people so NER NER NER etc.

;)
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Sat Apr 13, 2013 11:06 pm
forgotten observerUser avatarPosts: 99Joined: Tue Jan 01, 2013 1:21 am

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malicious_bloke wrote:Lutrinaciously - In the manner of something Otter-like

There is a possibility I just made that up, but then every other word in our languages was invented by people so NER NER NER etc.

;)


Maybe we need a thread called random and possibly untrue facts about otters :lol:
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Sun Apr 14, 2013 8:43 pm
LallapalalableUser avatarPosts: 1205Joined: Mon Feb 01, 2010 10:35 pmLocation: That place between childhood and adulthood Gender: Male

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Brabble v. - to quarrel about trifles
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Sat Apr 20, 2013 2:24 am
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LallapalalableUser avatarPosts: 1205Joined: Mon Feb 01, 2010 10:35 pmLocation: That place between childhood and adulthood Gender: Male

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I expected this thread to have tens of pages by now. Muy disappoint. Here's a stimulus:


Lambitive - n. a medicine to be licked, such as a cough drop

Theic - n. one addicted to immoderate tea-drinking

Murgeon - n. a grimace

Frantling - n. the noise made by peacocks

Abequitate - v. to ride away

Anatiferous - adj. producing ducks or geese

Aspectabund - adj. having an expressive face

Noctuary - n. an account of what happens during a particular night

Maledicent - adj. given to evil-speaking; slanderous

Nefandous - adj. not to be spoken of, unmentionable

Ughten - n. the part of the night immediately before daybreak (my favorite time of day, just saying)

Ruelle - n. the space between a bed and the wall

Burgh-bote - n. a tax for the repair of fortresses

Periscii - n. the inhabitants of the polar circles: so called because in summer their shadows revolve around them

Euphuistic - adj. using high-flown and affected language

Epeolatry - n. the worship of words
"I'm not stupid, I just have a command of thoroughly useless information." Watterson
Sat Dec 28, 2013 12:45 pm
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