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Old 05.08.2008, 13:14
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Your favourite words

I have just read a thread where someone had typed one of my favourite words, parsimony. This got me thinking of all the words I really love, some because they feel wonderful to say, some just sound good.

What's your favourite words?

Mine are:

Pyroclastic flow- the cloud of dust and smoke and molten rock blown out by a volcano.

Onomatopoeia- a word that is formed from the sound of the thing it describes (woof or sizzle).

Confabulate - chatting!

Okay you wordsmiths out there.. what's your favourites?
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Old 05.08.2008, 13:15
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Re: Your favourite words

Dictionary (it's endless)
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Old 05.08.2008, 13:21
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Re: Your favourite words

I wish it were endless vwild... I was the weird kid who asked for a thesaurus for their 12th birthday!

Actually there are 171,476 full entry words in current use, and 47,156 obsolete words. To this may be added around 9,500 derivative words included as subentries in the Oxford English Dictionary...
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undulating
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Old 05.08.2008, 13:24
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Old 05.08.2008, 13:25
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Re: Your favourite words

my mind is blank for english words, but my favourite french word
is L'oiseau (bird) i like the way it sounds...

english words? i like photosynthesis (reminds me of school)
so does plebian...lol


i also like the sound of baba ghanoush...though that is more middle eastern???

german words...flughafen...love the sound of it, love the place
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Old 05.08.2008, 13:27
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Re: Your favourite words

slackadaisical!
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Old 05.08.2008, 13:32
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Re: Your favourite words

Ah Swissotter, yes, German words..

Schmitterling-butterfly, has a pleasant reverberating sound on the tongue
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Nacktschnecke - A naked snail...hahahahahahahah.
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German: Genau
English: Because
Portuguese: Sal

Only because of the sound...
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"Lugubrious" - it just sounds a bit gloomy

"Weekend" isn't bad though
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Re: Your favourite words

I've always found that ****struck does exactly what it says on the tin.

(There are no number like vowels to prevent the profanity filter asterisking it out)
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Is that STARstruck then?
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Re: Your favourite words

German: Genau... yes I love this sound. Can you give me a definition too?

Exactly!

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I think GBN might have been trying to pull a cunning stunt there.....
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You mean he is a cunning linguist?
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Re: Your favourite words

Fastidious: Excessively particular,critical,or demanding,hard to please.

Intergalactic gurgle blaster: a cocktail i used to make
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Gurgle is an onomatopoeia!!
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Ah Swissotter, yes, German words..

Schmitterling-butterfly, has a pleasant reverberating sound on the tongue
i think living here so long I've forgotten all my english (another reason we need EF!)
so all i can think of is swiss german slang...ie
schiki micki
or affenpistole (banana)

and the most important malay word...makan (to eat)
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Gurgle is an onomatopoeia!!
Very true and just one of these cocktails will have you gurgling and giggling all night
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