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Contrafibularity

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

Come on, admit it, it's not the word but the meaning that appeals to you.
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Old 04.11.2011, 00:50
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Re: Word of Today

Magniloquent ? .. this thread
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Old 04.11.2011, 01:36
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Re: Word of Today

The word 'bog' has come up a few times this week.
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Old 04.11.2011, 13:44
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The word 'bog' has come up a few times this week.
I would opt for gob this week...innit
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Old 04.11.2011, 14:45
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Discombobulated. Lovely word
isn't that just a discombobulating way to say 'confused'?
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Old 04.11.2011, 15:49
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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.
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Old 07.11.2011, 05:03
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Re: Word of Today

threesome

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Old 07.11.2011, 20:01
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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!
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Old 07.11.2011, 21:08
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Re: Word of Today

Abide and succour..

..would much prefer, exquisite, splendiferous, exhalting creativity
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Old 10.11.2011, 16:15
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Re: Word of Today

Wikipedia reference-linkComputer_widow more specifically call of duty widow...
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Old 10.11.2011, 16:16
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Re: Word of Today

But that facebook page is for Black Ops... we've moved onto MW3.
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Old 10.11.2011, 16:19
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But that facebook page is for Black Ops... we've moved onto MW3.
groan is for the fact that you don't have a widow (yet...)

also MW3 widow FB page not created yet :P
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Old 10.11.2011, 16:31
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groan is for the fact that you don't have a widow (yet...)
Well, they would lose me constantly I guess...

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Re: Word of Today

Toda's Special is

capybara



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.
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Old 15.11.2011, 22:50
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Re: Word of Today

How about Hubris ?

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

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Old 15.11.2011, 22:59
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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)
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Old 15.11.2011, 23:04
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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.
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Old 15.11.2011, 23:10
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[I]capybara


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

i'm putting incinerate out there.

my son told me his friend's grandfather will be incinerated tomorrow
that was information i wasn't really expecting to hear...
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Old 16.11.2011, 14:43
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i love the capybara. another big rodent (we would collect their teeth when i was little tepezcuinte...

i'm putting incinerate out there.

my son told me his friend's grandfather will be incinerated tomorrow
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.



mausoleum - "You may end up in a mausoleum"

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