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posted on Mar, 30 2009 @ 08:16 PM
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jackassery



self explanatory really.

"Enough of your jackassery!"




posted on Mar, 30 2009 @ 09:31 PM
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Perforation

n.
meaning pinhole, punch, puncture, stab
prick




posted on Mar, 30 2009 @ 09:43 PM
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A word we used to have fun with at school was antidisestablishmentarianism. It wasnt till years later that I realised what it meant....it was just a cool word to baffle people with.

For those curious enough to give a crap....

opposition to the withdrawal of state support or recognition from an established church, esp. the Anglican Church in 19th-century England.


I also like acronyms that are used in general conversation.
My favorite has always been DILLIGAF and is probably best explained by Kevin Bloody Wilson....


[edit on 30/3/2009 by VIKINGANT]



posted on Mar, 31 2009 @ 05:28 AM
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Today I have two words stuck in my head today. The first is rambunctious, meaning boisterous and disorderly. I just love it! Perphaps if I combine it with yesterday's word, I could be rambunctiously nefarious, and all hell would break loose really....or nefariously rambunctious...I don't know which is better.

The other word I woke up with is noodle. I don't know why. It can mean so many things...a noun for stringy food obviously, or a verb as in" No, I'm not busy, just noodling around...", or as an insult as in "Don't talk to me like that, Noodle Boy!!" Combine it with yesterday's word and I would be noodling nefariously.....*ebil grin!*



posted on Mar, 31 2009 @ 06:13 AM
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Originally posted by schrodingers dog

jackassery



self explanatory really.

"Enough of your jackassery!"



LOVE IT!
Gonna add that one to my rotation.



posted on Mar, 31 2009 @ 06:18 AM
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FACETIOUS
meaning:
1. not meant to be taken seriously or literally: a facetious remark.
2. amusing; humorous.
3. lacking serious intent; concerned with something nonessential, amusing, or frivolous: a facetious person.

[hidelombozo] Boyfriend uses this word ALL THE TIME and it DRIVES ME FREAKIN' NUTS.[/hidelombozo]



posted on Mar, 31 2009 @ 09:03 AM
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perennial:


perennial • \puh-REN-ee-ul\ • adjective
1 : present at all seasons of the year
2 : continuing to live from year to year
*3 : recurring regularly : permanent


Just like ATS is perennial to me



posted on Mar, 31 2009 @ 09:07 AM
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egregious

–adjective 1. extraordinary in some bad way; glaring; flagrant: an egregious mistake; an egregious liar. 2. Archaic. distinguished or eminent.






Always like this....just sounds lovely.



[edit on 31/3/09 by blupblup]



posted on Mar, 31 2009 @ 06:06 PM
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Sphragistics

n.
the scientific study of seals & signet rings


^random smiley which matches my mood^
^gave up smoking today^
^me not well^



posted on Apr, 2 2009 @ 10:06 PM
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craptastic - Kinda bad and good at the same time.

Regards......KK
(I'm somewhat new down here again.)



posted on Apr, 7 2009 @ 04:23 PM
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dodecahedron - a three-dimensional figure having 12 faces

What a beauty!




posted on Apr, 10 2009 @ 08:21 AM
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One of my favorites:

"Serendipity", meaning to discover something quite by chance, while looking for something else entirely.

Maybe, when something serendipitous happens, it feels something akin to how it feels when a person experiences "synchronicity" in his/her everyday activities?

Neither of these, in my opinion, occur frequently enough which is what makes these experiences so meaningful. Do you think this is a correct assessment?

Thank you!
FMF



posted on Apr, 10 2009 @ 09:34 AM
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An interesting one is Logorrhoea or logorrhea- which is defined as "excisive word flow".



posted on Apr, 10 2009 @ 12:13 PM
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reply to post by pause4thought
 


So please feel free to throw in any inspirational or favorite words, plus whatever new and interesting ones you come across or occur to you in future!

Not exactly 'inspirational,' but still an 'interesting' word -


crapulous

Stupefied, excited, or muddled with alcoholic liquor: besotted, crapulent, drunk, drunken, inebriate, inebriated, intoxicated, sodden, tipsy. Informal cockeyed, stewed. Slang blind, bombed, boozed, boozy, crocked, high, lit (up), loaded, looped, pickled, pixilated, plastered, potted, sloshed, smashed, soused, stinking, stinko, stoned, tight, zonked. Idioms: drunk as a skunk, half-seas over, high as a kite, in one's cups, three sheets into the wind.

Source : Answers.com


Although I'm not sure the term is used in precisely that way in the following quote from somewhere in Patrick O'Brian's Aubrey-Maturin series -


Steven woke to a grey crapulous dawn.




posted on Apr, 10 2009 @ 12:29 PM
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FLUSTERGATED (my word)
combination of:
FLUSTERED & AGITATED

Self explanatory.
I have this funky habit of word combining.



posted on Apr, 10 2009 @ 03:44 PM
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Here's another pretty good one -


simian

Pronunciation: \si-mē-ən\
Function: adjective
Etymology: Latin simia ape, from simus snub-nosed, from Greek simos
Date: 1607
: of, relating to, or resembling monkeys or apes

Source : Webster Online Dictionary



Simian

The simians (infraorder Simiiformes) are the "higher primates" familiar to most people: the monkeys and the apes, including humans. Simians tend to be larger than the "lower primates" or prosimians.

ORDER PRIMATES
  • Suborder Strepsirrhini: non-tarsier prosimians
  • Suborder Haplorrhini: tarsiers, monkeys and apes
    • Infraorder Tarsiiformes
    • Infraorder Simiiformes
      • Parvorder Platyrrhini: New World monkeys
        • Family Cebidae: marmosets, tamarins, capuchins and squirrel monkeys
        • Family Aotidae: night or owl monkeys (douroucoulis)
        • Family Pitheciidae: titis, sakis and uakaris
        • Family Atelidae: howler, spider and woolly monkeys
      • Parvorder Catarrhini
        • Superfamily Cercopithecoidea
          • Family Cercopithecidae: Old World monkeys
        • Superfamily Hominoidea
          • Family Hylobatidae: gibbons
          • Family Hominidae: great apes and humans


Source : Wikipedia



posted on Jun, 1 2009 @ 04:35 PM
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Well it's your prerogative to accept that your great-great grandfather was an ape, and that the forebear of the same was an amphibian. ("While researching my family tree I stumbled across one Aunty Mae, whose predilection for mealworms was said to have been a throw back to times immemorial...") Notwithstanding the strength of your conviction, you thereby unwittingly engage in an act of adscititious personification:

personify - to conceive of or represent as having human qualities or form.

By the same token you arguably open yourself up to accusations of having engaged in flagrant anthropomorphism:

anthropomorphism - the ascribing of human behaviour, form, etc., to what is not human.


Time for another favorite:

maelstrom - a powerful, often violent whirlpool

or

- something resembling a maelstrom in turbulence and violence.

...Did someone mention my wife?




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