Topic: Awesome words

There has been some talk about words on the forums lately, so this topic is for the discussion of the greatest words you guys know. It sound stupider now that I typed it...

Defenestrate = (verb) To throw out a window.
Floccinaucinihilipilification = To announce the worthlessness of an item.

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Lopadotemachoselachogaleokranioleipsanodrimhypotrimmatosilphioparaomelitokatakechymenokichlepikossypho-phattoperisteralektryonoptekephalliokinklopeleiolagoiosiraiobaphetraganopterygon --a Greek dish in a play, according to Wikipdia.

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Lamp string- the string to turn on a lamp...i picked it because who says ths word at all? noone. its either lip the switch or turn on the lamp...noone says oh just use the lamp string

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Dageen Fett wrote:

Lamp string- the string to turn on a lamp...i picked it because who says ths word at all? noone. its either lip the switch or turn on the lamp...noone says oh just use the lamp string

From now on I will. Just like i decided to say "behest" in common speech since seeing it used waaaay too much in a short story.

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Dageen Fett wrote:

Lamp string- the string to turn on a lamp...i picked it because who says ths word at all? noone. its either lip the switch or turn on the lamp...noone says oh just use the lamp string

I say lampstring. But I also say words like fornight, invenomated, and myriad in common speech.

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still its extremely rare to hear anywhere ( lamp string manufacturers dont count)

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Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis--it's a lung disease caused by silica dust, as well as an all around wonderful word!


Blithe (joyous) is also a good word.

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LOL, "fire plug" because most people call them hydrants and plug is an old term from like the old,old days. "Plug ugly" actually comes from guys who use to try and hide the hydrants from other fire companies, back when they made money from shaking folks down to put out their houses.

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"Mule Skinner" ... what I am. Old word for a person that trains mules. Always raises eyebrows in conversation.
"Off his/her/my rocker"... don't hear this much any more. Vernacular for nutcase.
As a matter of fact... vernacular is a nice word!
Also Haflinger (breed of small horse from Austria), cantle, (rear part of a saddle that holds your butt in) and "baked" as in a person that's fried their brains on a certain substance.

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Nifty is a nifty word. Also, geek. Geeks were the people who bit the heads off of chickens in old circues and carnivals.

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SD_Chick wrote:

Haflinger (breed of small horse from Austria)

I find this funny because I work with Belgian Draft horses, and one day a guy insisted that this huge mare I was driving was a "Haflinger". He dead out refused to hear otherwise, so finally I gave in and told him it was a "Fullinger". LOL.

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virtualbettie wrote:

LOL, "fire plug" because most people call them hydrants and plug is an old term from like the old,old days. "Plug ugly" actually comes from guys who use to try and hide the hydrants from other fire companies, back when they made money from shaking folks down to put out their houses.

I am writing a report about the Sicilian Cosa Nostra and the American Mafia, and I am readind a book about different gangs. The part about the Plug Uglies is "Their name came from large plug hats, which they stuffed with wool and leather to serve as protective helmets in battle." The book is Street Gangs Yesterday and Today.

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draco fett wrote:

Lopadotemachoselachogaleokranioleipsanodrimhypotrimmatosilphioparaomelitokatakechymenokichlepikossypho-phattoperisteralektryonoptekephalliokinklopeleiolagoiosiraiobaphetraganopterygon --a Greek dish in a play, according to Wikipdia.

Draco, for the win...

RC-3222 wrote:

Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis--it's a lung disease caused by silica dust, as well as an all around wonderful word!

Man, I love that word! It's fun to say...

Here's a couple words I can think of:

Muckracker. It sounds so filthy, yet is isn't.

Also Trisadekaphobia, fear of the number 13, is a fun word to say.

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Thylacine wrote:

Also Trisadekaphobia, fear of the number 13, is a fun word to say.

It's fear of the number or the day Friday the 13th. Pretty cool, otherwise. There are STILL people out there who think it's fear of a Triscuit cracker.

http://dictionary.reference.com/wordoft … 09/13.html

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It's not? Oops.

Foxy-noone uses it anymore.

Bombastic-VERY seldom used.

Seldom-rarely used.

narkoleptic-just rolls of the tongue.

Franchesco-see the Will Ferrel movie "Elf."

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I am going to make sure that I use all of these words in common speech.

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rheology- the study of flow.
phrenology- a pseudo science from the late 1800's
fugazy- fake.
...i love word-smithery.

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The only reason that I know of phrenology is because of a story by Edgar Allen Poe.

http://www.phrenology.com/americanphrenology.jpg

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draco fett wrote:

The only reason that I know of phrenology is because of a story by Edgar Allen Poe.

http://www.phrenology.com/americanphrenology.jpg

word. whats the story? i have a omnibus of poe-but am unaware of it.
phrenology always caught my attention that, and physiognamy. i liked the idea of seeing what a person was about by just observing body language and features.

the devil had a flat nose- so a flat nose became a trait of an evil person...cool huh?
have you ever looked at someone and known they were a tool, or that they were smart?- a rhetorical question.
but thats physiognamy in a nutshell.

back on topic rhetorical is a cool word too.

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The story is the "Imp of Perverse." Speaking of which, Poe's definition of perverse is nifty.

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Ion just sounds cool to me....

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I also like photon, proton, electron, and neutron. Also, pi. You do not here maser, Grecko-Roman or Arabesque often. And for some reason I like the words camoflague, grandmaster, maze, aether, serpentine, infrared, ultraviolet, and blacklight.

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Illusions of granduer - Used by Han during episode VI. I use that all the time.

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Paraphernalia.  I love over-pronouncing the 'r'.  par-a-PHER-nal-i-a.

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Gargantuan is a pretty cool word tongue.

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