Word of the Day!

Discussion in 'General Chatter' started by Nobody's Home, Jan 9, 2019.

  1. Nobody's Home

    Nobody's Home I'm a Greg Coded Tom Girl

    Sacrosanct
     
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  2. Nobody's Home

    Nobody's Home I'm a Greg Coded Tom Girl

    Phrase of the day is changed irrevocably
     
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  3. Loq

    Loq facedown in nanowrimo

    exquisite
     
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  4. Nobody's Home

    Nobody's Home I'm a Greg Coded Tom Girl

    Winsome
     
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  5. Nobody's Home

    Nobody's Home I'm a Greg Coded Tom Girl

    Todays word is Yield
     
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  6. bushwah

    bushwah a known rule consequentialist

    Achievement
     
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  7. Acey

    Acey hand extended, waiting for a shake

    Wanderlust!
     
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  8. Acey

    Acey hand extended, waiting for a shake

    I’ve been reminded of this because one of the hosts of a podcast I’ve gotten really into habitually does this! I think it’s probably a matter of it being a word that’s honestly really nonintuitive as far as the English language goes—there’s enough going on there that I suspect a lot of people are using the nonstandard pronunciation as a…crutch sounds mean and I don’t intend it that way at all, but as a way to get the point across without having to struggle with a set of sounds they may find physically difficult to make? Which is fascinating as hell, imo!

    I actually did something very similar with the word “pretzel” as a kid—I knew how it was “supposed” to be pronounced, but I couldn’t get my fucking mouth to make the sounds happen, so I habitually said “prentzel” for years because that was somehow easier for me to say? We still sometimes call ‘em prentzels in my family as a bit of an in-joke.
     
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  9. bushwah

    bushwah a known rule consequentialist

    geezer
     
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  10. Acey

    Acey hand extended, waiting for a shake

    Geezer is another one of those words that looks and sounds exactly like it should somehow and I love it.
     
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  11. chthonicfatigue

    chthonicfatigue Bitten by a radioactive trickster god

    HIBERNACLE, meaning a winter retreat, shelter, or hiding place.
     
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  12. hyrax

    hyrax we'll ride 'till the planets collide

    TIL that the "-ward" in "awkward" is the same as the one in forward, backward, and toward, and that "awkward" originally meant "going the wrong way"!
     
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  13. chthonicfatigue

    chthonicfatigue Bitten by a radioactive trickster god

    Today's word is BUBBLY-JOCK

    the Scots word for a turkey :)
     
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  14. Raire

    Raire Turquoise Helicoid

    I’m sorry what how does that mean turkey what steps and associations had to be made to get there?!
     
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  15. chthonicfatigue

    chthonicfatigue Bitten by a radioactive trickster god

    It's imitating the sound a turkey makes!
     
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  16. Raire

    Raire Turquoise Helicoid

    I see! Thank you for that explanation XD
     
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  17. Nobody's Home

    Nobody's Home I'm a Greg Coded Tom Girl

    Resplendent
     
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