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Word of the Day!

Discussion in 'General Chatter' started by GlassesBlu, Jan 9, 2019.

  1. GlassesBlu

    GlassesBlu GOING FERAL FOR HANDSOME FOOLS

    Hello! I wanted to try out a thread where folks can share words they really like!

    You can share words you find interesting, or cool sounding, cute, pretty, or any sort of descriptors one can use. It can be nouns or adjectives or verbs, what have you.

    And you can share you feelings toward the word! (or not, that's cool too)


    Here's a short list of words I've been into recently

    • Firmament - it just sounds real fun to me
    • Bereft - I really like how this sounds, a word about something taken or denied. I also just enjoy the -eft
    • Ache - feels to me like a word for when you're hollow, when you feel it in your bones
     
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  2. jacktrash

    jacktrash absentee sperglord

    my absolute favorite word to say: perihelion.
     
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  3. Lebesgue Integreat

    Lebesgue Integreat Lesbian Intrigue

    I think gulch is a fun word.
     
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  4. Deresto

    Deresto Your Friendly Neighborhood Hypocrite

    Oh I Really like ache. I kinda add a little to your description feel with a hint of longing. Longing for what? Who knows.

    One of my utmost favorites has always been copacetic. It means "in excellent order" and it sounds so peaceful. Copaceeetic. Like the world's comfyest "everything is okay"
     
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  5. keltka

    keltka the green and brown one

    been learning french and I heckin love the way adjectives end on the "ment" that sounds like...mon, or something? it's got a very soft curving down into description feeling

    EDIT: hit post too soon! my favorites of these are: tellement (very) and absolument (absolutely)
     
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  6. hyrax

    hyrax had a handle on my life, but i broke it

    my favorite words! bracken, as in the fern, or brackish, as in the mixed salty and fresh water. good mouthfeel. liminal is also super fun to say. and ephemeral, because it feels kind of loose and floaty and fits the meaning of the word.
     
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  7. keltka

    keltka the green and brown one

    new day new word? mine right now: wicker
    "pliable twigs, typically of willow, plaited or woven to make items such as furniture and baskets."
    it's like...hm I really like curly words
    but it's a slightly more solid curl of not-quite-chocolate
     
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  8. GlassesBlu

    GlassesBlu GOING FERAL FOR HANDSOME FOOLS

    here's a fun word I named an old aesthetic playlist after - Alveoli

    Love the shapes of this word, two triangles, two circles, and then 3 bars. It's also fun to say, I especially like the transition from a tongue sound to a teeth on lip sound, and then the word picks back up at the end
    It's also such a pretty word for some air sacs in the lungs - useful things though! Glad to have them in my body
     
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  9. Verily

    Verily invests her cash in stock in Cyber Disney

    When I was a kid I wanted to name a toy "Glossary" because it has such a nice mouth feel. There is no improvement one could make to such a good word.

    Also the Welsh pronunciation of Llewellyn. It has a soft "sh" at the beginning. My favorite video about it is this one, even though the sound is very quiet:

     
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  10. vuatson

    vuatson [delurks]

    Fucktangular

    Though maybe this belongs in the cussin’ thread
     
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  11. jacktrash

    jacktrash absentee sperglord

    what a wonderfully useful word!
     
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  12. Lebesgue Integreat

    Lebesgue Integreat Lesbian Intrigue

    I like the thought of using it like "well this shit has just gone fucktangular" as an alternate usage of "shit's hit the fan".
     
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  13. jacktrash

    jacktrash absentee sperglord

    i think it's a new station on the snafu scale. it goes between fubar and janfu.
     
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  14. GlassesBlu

    GlassesBlu GOING FERAL FOR HANDSOME FOOLS

    A bit of a phrase, but I like saying

    I Jest


    Jest is just fun
     
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  15. Codeless

    Codeless Cheshire Cat

    Whats janfu?
     
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  16. jacktrash

    jacktrash absentee sperglord

    Joint Army Navy Fuck-Up
     
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  17. GlassesBlu

    GlassesBlu GOING FERAL FOR HANDSOME FOOLS

    Word of the day is Ass!!!!!!!
     
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  18. Saro

    Saro Where is wizard hut

    Verklempt
     
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  19. Lazarae

    Lazarae Everything is wrong so why behave?

    Apotheosis. A regularly pick for my echolalia. Also balsamic. Balsaaaamic.
     
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  20. Lebesgue Integreat

    Lebesgue Integreat Lesbian Intrigue

    Reading this reminded me that the word echolalia exists and how much I love it.
     
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