Favourite word?

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    Oct 08, 2007 11:30 AM GMT
    Today, I'm nominating "Bumptious"
  • Laurence

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    Oct 08, 2007 1:11 PM GMT
    I like the word Rococco and most words related to chocolate.

    Lozx
  • jc_online

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    Oct 08, 2007 3:43 PM GMT
    I vote for disestablishmentarialism

    obscure reference from a DVDI saw recently; anyone recognize it?icon_question.gif
  • Alan95823

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    Oct 08, 2007 3:50 PM GMT
    I kind of like Pusillanimous, especially when followed by Twit.
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    Oct 08, 2007 4:47 PM GMT
    Splendiferous.

    A close second was ginormous.
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    Oct 08, 2007 4:48 PM GMT
    Thistle.


    and NNJFitandbi: I categorize "moist" as a dirty word, like "panty" and "damp." I find them quite unpleasant to pronounce.
  • iHavok

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    Oct 08, 2007 4:48 PM GMT
    JC- Isn't that the longest word in the english language?
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    Oct 08, 2007 4:53 PM GMT
    Antidisestablishmentarianism beats it by four letters
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    Oct 08, 2007 5:02 PM GMT
    Gobbledegook.
  • Alan95823

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    Oct 08, 2007 5:08 PM GMT
    Well, if you're going for long words..

    Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis

    Floccinaucinihilipilification
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    Oct 08, 2007 5:14 PM GMT
    Pseudopseudohypoparathyroidism is longer than
    Antidisestablishmentarianism, and
    Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateapokaiwhenuakitanatahu is longer than either (it is the officially recognised place name - the Māori name - for an otherwise unremarkable hill, 305 metres high, close to Porangahau, south of Waipukurau in southern Hawke's Bay, New Zealand

    My favorite word however is still:

    Synchronicity

    - The coincidental occurrence of events and especially psychic events (as similar thoughts in widely separated persons or a mental image of an unexpected event before it happens) that seem related but are not explained by conventional mechanisms of causality —used especially in the psychology of C. G. Jung

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    Oct 08, 2007 5:39 PM GMT
    "You know, I've always liked that word...'gargantuan'... so rarely have an opportunity to use it in a sentence."

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    Oct 08, 2007 6:21 PM GMT
    I think that 'peradventure' is deserving of a comeback to the English language. I also really like to say 'flummoxed,' but find I rarely get the opportunity. I might be hanging out with the wrong crowd.

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    Oct 08, 2007 6:25 PM GMT
    toss up between, "please," and, "thank you."
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    Oct 08, 2007 6:33 PM GMT
    amen nickster! two simple words oft left out from normal conversation....
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    Oct 08, 2007 7:58 PM GMT
    joescorpio1970"You know, I've always liked that word...'gargantuan'... so rarely have an opportunity to use it in a sentence."



    I love that movie!

    but my favorites are facetious, audacity, badingo and slinkiedoo (the last 2 are made up but i love them anywho)
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    Oct 08, 2007 8:27 PM GMT
    MONOCHROMATICicon_idea.gif
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    Oct 08, 2007 8:30 PM GMT
    Salubrious gives me a warm feeling. And I love posthaste!
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    Oct 08, 2007 8:33 PM GMT
    Some of my favorite words are in this skit:

    http://www.ferin.com/words.mp3/bb.mp3
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    Oct 08, 2007 8:42 PM GMT
    "Dave"
  • eckilegs

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    Oct 08, 2007 8:42 PM GMT
    Inadvertently
    Advantageous
    Qualm
    Debacle
    Subliminally

    Are all words I've enjoyed using for several years.
  • Salubrious

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    Oct 08, 2007 8:43 PM GMT
    So, besides my sn (which it appears someone else agrees with, heh), I really love the german word "Kugelschreiber" which means "ball-point pen".
  • MikePhilPerez

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    Oct 08, 2007 9:10 PM GMT
    Colm,

    Could you not have started a thread that I could contribute toicon_question.gificon_mad.gif

    Those words are way to big for me, and I would not know where to start, to try and pronounce them. They would confuse my spellcheckericon_confused.gif

    I think you guys are just making those up anyway.

    They are a load of Gobbledegook icon_lol.gif

    Thanks Areo for that one.

    It's the only one I can pronounceicon_lol.gif

    Well what do you knowicon_question.gif the spellchecker has Gobbledygookicon_eek.gif

    And guess what Areoicon_question.gif you spelled it wrongicon_lol.gif

    Maybe I can contribute after allicon_lol.gif

    Mike
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    Oct 08, 2007 9:19 PM GMT
    "Sympathy"

    It's in the dictionary between "shit" and "syphillis".
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    Oct 08, 2007 9:28 PM GMT
    I always enjoy a blustery day.