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Old 16.11.2011, 20:07
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Re: Word of Today

For me, I've been hearing the word "Brassica" a lot recently, meaning the collective name for cabbages, cauliflowers, turnips and the like.

"She wasn't much of a cook but she could certainly serve up her brassicas."

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Re: Word of Today

My wife likes the word convivial which you here over here quite often but not very much in the Unitied states!
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My wife likes the word convivial which you here over here quite often but not very much in the Unitied states!
I was really thinking about this word a lot, lately, since it is on all the raclette commercials here, isn't it..all over.

It's a warm fuzzy word, just wish it did it for me, I think it will when I actually hear people using it, apart from ads.

I love the synonyms, though, merry, jolly..makes me laugh. Jolly good.
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Old 16.11.2011, 21:23
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Re: Word of Today

obsequious is a good one also!
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Re: Word of Today

Today's special will be...can't really decide between alacrity and celerity.

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Old 18.11.2011, 11:00
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Re: Word of Today

celerity

grynch, please use celerity in a sentence

" I love celerity, it's tasty and crunchy and so useful for stirring my Bloody Merrity "

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grynch, please use celerity in a sentence

" I love celerity, it's tasty and crunchy and so useful for stirring my Bloody Merrity "

I know, hahah...I was thinking how much it makes me think of celery, and alacrity of acrylic fibers..

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Old 18.11.2011, 11:15
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Re: Word of Today

quintessentially
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Old 18.11.2011, 11:38
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Re: Word of Today

OT this goes, hold yer hats..
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Old 18.11.2011, 17:35
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Re: Word of Today

From the extensive oral tradition of Castle Greyskull:

"Your precious Sorceress, an old crone. Weak. Withering. Dying. Are you ready to kneel now, proud warrior?" Skeletor

Crone: a withered old woman




What word did your cartoons teach you today?


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Old 18.11.2011, 21:59
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Re: Word of Today

Ah, read a classic English story to my class this week ... well, the first chapter anyway. They were desperate for me to start reading the full version of a particular story (of which we have a severely shortened summarised version in the classroom) to them. I brought it in, told them I'd read the first (two-page) chapter, and then let them vote on whether or not to read the rest ... I lost most of them when the main character was struggling to "take on the office of respiration" shortly after his birth. Four still wanted to continue with it, I said they can read it for themselves in silent reading time and put it on the bookshelf in class.

Oliver Twist, btw, & they're in awe that the copy I have is 27 years old ... the fact that the story itself is almost 175 years old sort of scares some of them a little.
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Old 18.11.2011, 22:05
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Re: Word of Today

Honorificabilitudinitatibus

Honorificabilitudinitatibus is the dative and ablative plural of the mediæval Latin word honorificabilitudinitas, which can be translated as "the state of being able to achieve honours". It is mentioned by the character Costard in Act V, Scene I of William Shakespeare's Love's Labour's Lost.

As it appears only once in Shakespeare's works, it is a hapax legomenon in the Shakespeare canon. It is also the longest word in the English language featuring alternating consonants and vowels.

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Old 18.11.2011, 22:25
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Re: Word of Today

The first word I ever learnt in English in the 60s- taught to me by a girl from Broadstairs of all places

supercallifragilisticexpialadocious
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Re: Word of Today

Typed SICCITY accidentally and discovered it was a true EN word that meant dryness.

http://www.encyclo.co.uk/define/Siccity
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Re: Word of Today

non-orthodox
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Re: Word of Today

Gynecomastia

I'd explain, but I fear I might make a small tit of myself....
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Re: Word of Today

The practice of panupunitoplasty.
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My googling skills are substandard today, hey, what is this?
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Re: Word of Today

"deprivation"

( no fish, no chips )
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( no fish, no chips )
Could be worse

Today's Special Word would be...uhmmm....surreptitious, me thinks.
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