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araqyl 03.11.2011 19:50

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Quote:

Originally Posted by TidakApa (Post 1396491)
Contrafibularity


... and here I thought it was "C - big blue wobbly thing with fish in it" ...

Captain Greybeard 03.11.2011 23:36

Re: Word of Today
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by John McClane (Post 1394914)
Here's my word for the day -


Apodyopsis

:cheers:

Come on, admit it, it's not the word but the meaning that appeals to you. :)

Sky 03.11.2011 23:50

Re: Word of Today
 
Magniloquent ? .. this thread :msnnerd:

darkhorsedrea 04.11.2011 00:36

Re: Word of Today
 
The word 'bog' has come up a few times this week.

MusicChick 04.11.2011 12:44

Re: Word of Today
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by darkhorsedrea (Post 1397428)
The word 'bog' has come up a few times this week.

I would opt for gob this week...innit

dino 04.11.2011 13:45

Re: Word of Today
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Nicolaschulz (Post 1385509)
Discombobulated. Lovely word

isn't that just a discombobulating way to say 'confused'?

Chemmie 04.11.2011 14:49

Re: Word of Today
 
A misused word that I hear too much from ESLers (mostly European), is the improper use of the word 'funny'.

If something is fun, it is not necessarily funny.

If a party is fun, you can't call it a funny party (unless there were funny jokes involved or something like that).

This irritates me beyond compare, however I do realize how the mistake is made, but hopefully we can slowly fix it.

swissotter 07.11.2011 04:03

Re: Word of Today
 
threesome


araqyl 07.11.2011 19:01

Re: Word of Today
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Chemmie (Post 1397972)
A misused word that I hear too much from ESLers (mostly European), is the improper use of the word 'funny'.

If something is fun, it is not necessarily funny.

If a party is fun, you can't call it a funny party (unless there were funny jokes involved or something like that).

This irritates me beyond compare, however I do realize how the mistake is made, but hopefully we can slowly fix it.

I spend a lot of time fixing that at school - if I fix it (and "don't can") well enough, it will spread through the high schools as well ... just need to sow my graduates across Switzerland, so the corrections spread far and wide ...

Actually, "sow" - as in, planting seeds in the ground. That's a good, woody word!

Sky 07.11.2011 20:08

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Abide and succour.. :msnsarcastic:

..would much prefer, exquisite, splendiferous, exhalting creativity

swissotter 10.11.2011 15:15

Re: Word of Today
 
Wikipedia reference-linkComputer_widow more specifically call of duty widow...:msncrazy:

Ouchboy 10.11.2011 15:16

Re: Word of Today
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by swissotter (Post 1402957)

But that facebook page is for Black Ops... we've moved onto MW3. :D

swissotter 10.11.2011 15:19

Re: Word of Today
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Ouchboy (Post 1402960)
But that facebook page is for Black Ops... we've moved onto MW3. :D

groan is for the fact that you don't have a widow (yet...) :msntongue:

also MW3 widow FB page not created yet :P

Ouchboy 10.11.2011 15:31

Re: Word of Today
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by swissotter (Post 1402962)
groan is for the fact that you don't have a widow (yet...) :msntongue:

Well, they would lose me constantly I guess... :msncrazy:

http://verydemotivational.files.word...ll-of-duty.jpg

MusicChick 15.11.2011 21:48

Re: Word of Today
 
Toda's Special is

capybara

http://lib.store.yahoo.net/lib/yhst-...rous-thumb.png

And another one, dismal, since it looks like Italian authorities managed to close down my favorite image bank, a weird blog ran by an eccentric artist. RIP.

jrspet 15.11.2011 21:50

Re: Word of Today
 
How about Hubris ?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hubris

Quote:

In ancient Greece, hubris (ancient Greek ὕβρις) referred to actions that shamed and humiliated the victim for the pleasure or gratification of the abuser.

Sky 15.11.2011 21:59

Re: Word of Today
 
That's sad.. :(

Erm how about:
How about the adoxography written by agelast aolists on EF ? :)

(nothing to do with you jrspet, you're a nice guy)

MusicChick 15.11.2011 22:04

Re: Word of Today
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by jrspet (Post 1407772)

Hubris sounds pretty, like some kind of dance or food, until one realizes the ugly meaning...words are fab, aren't they, the sounds, flavors and colors. Greek arete with the accent I can't find coz I am typing on a wrong computer, does not sound pretty at all, yet the meaning is lovely and noble.

amaraya 15.11.2011 22:10

Re: Word of Today
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by MusicChick (Post 1407770)

i love the capybara. another big rodent (we would collect their teeth when i was little :msnblush: tepezcuinte...

i'm putting incinerate out there.

my son told me his friend's grandfather will be incinerated tomorrow :eek:
that was information i wasn't really expecting to hear...

MusicChick 16.11.2011 13:43

Re: Word of Today
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by amaraya (Post 1407800)
i love the capybara. another big rodent (we would collect their teeth when i was little :msnblush: tepezcuinte...

i\'m putting incinerate out there.

my son told me his friend\'s grandfather will be incinerated tomorrow :eek:
that was information i wasn\'t really expecting to hear...

Incinerate? Spooky...!

I thought about it the other day, why my grandparent wanted to have his partner incinerated and in the room with him for the rest of his life, I think I kinda get it. I thought about the poets I translated who\'s bodies after executions didn\'t even make it from prisons to their families..weird how little we appreciate the choices we have.

My today\'s special will be a term I found in the ESL Vocab site today, made me chuckle, since we were drilled with the exact content of Lenin\'s Mausoleum and I have no idea it could be usefull for peoples elsewhere these days, aside of some travels..mais, voila.

http://www.british-in-germany.de/Ima.../mausoleum.gif

mausoleum - "You may end up in a mausoleum"

That\'s a beautiful example of use they officially had there, innit :D


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