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RandomAnthony | 14536 comments I know we've talked about this before, but I saw a couple articles on the topic today...

http://www.good.is/post/the-words-we-...

http://www.good.is/post/why-do-we-hat...


message 2: by RandomAnthony (last edited Aug 21, 2009 02:51PM) (new)

RandomAnthony | 14536 comments Oh, here's another one that claims to list the 100 most beautiful words in the English language...

http://www.alphadictionary.com/articl...


message 3: by Heidi (new)

Heidi (heidihooo) | 10825 comments NO HATERS!


message 4: by Heidi (new)

Heidi (heidihooo) | 10825 comments I ♥ "gypsy."


message 5: by RandomAnthony (new)

RandomAnthony | 14536 comments Heidi hates the word "hate".


message 6: by Heidi (new)

Heidi (heidihooo) | 10825 comments RandomAnthony wrote: "Heidi hates the word "hate"."


NO. I'm just most definitely not particularly fond of it.



Jackie "the Librarian" | 8993 comments I liked this phrase from the first article:

"irrational lexical exuberance"

Exuberance is a wonderful word. :)


message 8: by Nuri (last edited Aug 21, 2009 06:40PM) (new)

Nuri (nools) | 538 comments re: Word Love
What at charming article! I smiled the whole way through. Then I went back and read it aloud. It felt wonderful. : )


I always really, really liked inevitable.


message 9: by Félix (new)

Félix (habitseven) Inevitable is very compelling.

Incontrovertible is an all-time favorite of mine.


message 10: by Félix (new)

Félix (habitseven) I would certainly hope so.


Jackie "the Librarian" | 8993 comments I love woebegone. My mind always pictures a sad-eyed hound when I hear that word.


message 12: by Félix (new)

Félix (habitseven) Woebegone and bedraggled.


message 13: by Félix (new)

Félix (habitseven) Those words sound very surgical to me.


message 14: by Zen (new)

Zen (zentea) | 515 comments I like ROFLMAO. That's a word, right? Like BRB?


message 15: by Félix (new)

Félix (habitseven) I'd hate to play scrabble with you, Zen. Hey ... where's mARY?


message 16: by Zen (new)

Zen (zentea) | 515 comments Did you know that "os" is a sanctioned Scrabble word?


message 17: by Félix (new)

Félix (habitseven) Shut up! Prove it, tea drinker!


message 18: by Zen (new)

Zen (zentea) | 515 comments OS
os \ n pl. ORA an orifice


message 19: by Félix (new)

Félix (habitseven) Well, maybe so. But it wouldn't be worth much in points. It seems a lot like the lame words I use.


message 20: by Zen (last edited Aug 21, 2009 09:14PM) (new)

Zen (zentea) | 515 comments Who cares about points, I'm talkin' bout stealin' that triple-word-score from other people with my crappy 2-letter submissions....HAHAHA!


message 21: by Félix (new)

Félix (habitseven) Oh, you're diabolical!


message 22: by Angie (new)

Angie (angabel) I just tried to pronounce some of these words and I can't. Partly because I just couldn't... and partly because when approached with a new word I tend to give it an accent now, as if I'm looking at a word in a foreign language (since that's what I've done for the past year). It's quite funny. Murrrrrrrrrrrrmmmmmmmuuuuuuurrrrrrrrrrouuuuuuuuuuus.


message 23: by RandomAnthony (new)

RandomAnthony | 14536 comments tatterdemalion.

(first saw that one in a Cormac McCarthy book)


message 24: by Nuri (new)

Nuri (nools) | 538 comments McCarthy (of the Cormac sort) uses the craziest words. I just remember reading the road and finding some that weren't in the dictionary.


message 25: by Kevin (new)

Kevin  (ksprink) | 11469 comments i love the word "retrospectively" and overuse it every chance i get.

for some reason the name/word "faizon" totally skeeves me out. whenever i am in a dark weird place i think of that name. how odd is that?


Jackie "the Librarian" | 8993 comments That IS odd, Kevin. It sounds like it's got you pretty fazed.


message 27: by Sally, la reina (new)

Sally (mrsnolte) | 17320 comments Mod
Speaking of good scrabble words, "qi" always brings the house down.


message 28: by Sally, la reina (new)

Sally (mrsnolte) | 17320 comments Mod
Word I ♥ = specificity.


message 29: by Félix (new)

Félix (habitseven) Specificity is the spice of life to a behaviorist.


message 30: by Melissa (new)

Melissa | 74 comments Flexible - good word, good imagery.


message 31: by Dgold (new)

Dgold | 9 comments sometime we love and hate things


message 32: by Kevin (new)

Kevin  (ksprink) | 11469 comments oh yeah. i have. like when someone says "oh SNAP!"

then i go into my waynes/world-Alice Cooper routine


message 33: by [deleted user] (new)

Lilly wrote: "I love the word onomatopoeia, but have never successfully dropped into a conversation."

Until now.



message 34: by Félix (new)

Félix (habitseven) Lilly wrote: "I love the word onomatopoeia, but have never successfully dropped into a conversation."

That word just clangs clangs clangs in my head.




message 35: by Anita (new)

Anita | 28 comments Larry, you're a scream!


message 36: by Stephen (new)

Stephen (stephenT) I used onomatopoeia today, but I meant to use palindrome, so I had to go back and apologize. What is the word for when you use the wrong word?


message 37: by Félix (new)

Félix (habitseven) screw-up


message 38: by Heidi (last edited Dec 31, 2012 07:52PM) (new)

Heidi (heidihooo) | 10825 comments I ♥ "phalanges." As in...



I also ♥ "metatarsals" a lot.


message 39: by Heidi (last edited Aug 25, 2009 03:26PM) (new)

Heidi (heidihooo) | 10825 comments BunWat wrote: "I like cuneiforms! I didn't know those bones back there were called cuneiforms, how fun!"

:) It makes me think of:





message 40: by Heidi (last edited Aug 25, 2009 03:34PM) (new)

Heidi (heidihooo) | 10825 comments !!!!!

              :D


message 41: by Stephen (new)

Stephen (stephenT) Larry, no, no. A screw up is when you use salt instead of sugar in your muffins.


message 42: by Félix (new)

Félix (habitseven) My mistake, Stephen. :)


message 43: by Stephen (new)

Stephen (stephenT) It's okay, you're friends with RandomAnthony, Books Ring My Bell, and Isaiah, so what could be wrong with you? Perhaps we can all imagine a lovely collation, with wine and cheese. :-)


message 44: by Heidi (new)

Heidi (heidihooo) | 10825 comments Stephen wrote: "Larry, no, no. A screw up is when you use salt instead of sugar in your muffins."

My grandmother did that to an apple pie once. My uncle's friend still ate it.




message 45: by Félix (new)

Félix (habitseven) [image error]


message 46: by Heidi (new)

Heidi (heidihooo) | 10825 comments I did. :)


message 47: by Félix (new)

Félix (habitseven) ::bows down deeply::


message 48: by Heidi (new)

Heidi (heidihooo) | 10825 comments Aw, shucks.


message 49: by Heidi (new)

Heidi (heidihooo) | 10825 comments Larry wrote: ""


Hey Larry... what is it? I just see a large white space.



message 50: by Félix (new)

Félix (habitseven) Wine and cheese. For the celebration of having you as a moderator.


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