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Old 03.09.2007, 19:20
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Word of the day

There have been some real great words mentioned recently on the forum which, IMHO, don't get enough use these days.

ex. dullard, poppycock

My word of the day is kakistocracy.

Points will be given to whoever uses it the best in a sentence.
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Old 03.09.2007, 19:32
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Re: Word of the day

Kakistocracy abbreviated to Bush...
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Old 03.09.2007, 21:52
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Re: Word of the day

The Kakistrophic machinations of the country's government landed them repeatedly in the sh*t.
I love this word. I'm all for keeping obscure words alive.
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Old 04.09.2007, 08:42
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Re: Word of the day

Curmudgeon: a bad-tempered, difficult, cantankerous person.

Oooohhh, Cantankerous is also good.
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Old 04.09.2007, 09:13
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Flippertigibbet.

Two popular deinitions:

1. One who is unreservedly reticent, hence resilient. whose facade would suggest nothing but pure boredom,
whose mind and thoughts wander aimlessly in the midst of everyday life affairs.
2. Foolish young woman

I opt for 2.
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Old 04.09.2007, 09:18
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Curmudgeon: a bad-tempered, difficult, cantankerous person.

Oooohhh, Cantankerous is also good.
This is a great thread Chemgoddess as I love our language. See this (earlier) thread:
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It certainly exists. It's all part of my private campaign to make use of little known / used words to prevent them dying out.
Found in the post "Whatever happened to literacy?" Started by Mark.

What about smatchet? "n. - a small, nasty person or a nasty child"

Found at:http://www.kokogiak.com/logolepsy/
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Old 04.09.2007, 09:24
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Re: Word of the day

Thanks Flashman, I really do love it to. My appreciation for the preciseness/creativity of the English language has markedly increased since moving over here.

Smatchet? I've never even heard that one before, but I love it.

I've found since moving here my vocabulary is atrocious, I need to build it back up again.

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This is a great thread Chemgoddess as I love our language. See this (earlier) thread:

Found in the post "Whatever happened to literacy?" Started by Mark.

What about smatchet? "n. - a small, nasty person or a nasty child"

Found at:http://www.kokogiak.com/logolepsy/
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Old 04.09.2007, 12:24
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Re: Word of the day

My favs include: Discombobulate, Obfuscate and Scallywag
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Old 06.09.2007, 12:53
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ABSQUATULATE
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Old 06.09.2007, 12:56
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Re: Word of the day

From JVC's link - Skedaddle. Excellent word.
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Re: Word of the day

Totalitarianism
 




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