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Old 23.10.2011, 20:11
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Word of Today

Ok, calling all the word geeks - state a word, that stayed in your mind lately, that you haven't used for a while, or rediscovered..

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Roughhousing

Is there a French equivalent, by the way?
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Old 23.10.2011, 22:44
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Re: Word of Today

The translation in the dictionary is chahuter, bousculer.

The french equivalent could be chahut, bousculade, bagarre, émeute (with violence).

As for an equivalent in any of the patois romands I don't know.
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Old 23.10.2011, 22:50
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Re: Word of Today

Word of the day in our house has been "vomit"
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Old 23.10.2011, 22:53
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Old 23.10.2011, 23:06
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The translation in the dictionary is chahuter, bousculer.

The french equivalent could be chahut, bousculade, bagarre, émeute (with violence).

As for an equivalent in any of the patois romands I don't know.
That's great. I have heard of chahut, mostly it's "arretez les conneries" or something similarly sounding..if you want to stop the roughhousing.

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Ew, poor you. Too much fondue? That's projectile..
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Re: Word of Today

Roughhousing is not a word I had ever heard until an American friend used it, so I rather assumed it was American English ... but of course it could just be my own ignorance. I would instead use boisterous or rowdy play, or rough and tumble.

I do (British) English localisation work with an environmental consultancy and I recently had reason to include "salubrious" in a document. My (Swiss) colleagues all thought this was a fabulous word, mostly because of the way "it rolls around the mouth" as one of them said. We were only discussing last week how it now keeps popping up in our heads and we are finding it difficult not to use it.
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The translation in the dictionary is chahuter, bousculer.

The french equivalent could be chahut, bousculade, bagarre, émeute (with violence).

As for an equivalent in any of the patois romands I don't know.
Bagarre is generally more violent than rough and tumble play. An émeute is a collective violent display of behavior (a riot).

So for friendly scuffles, chahut works best.

As for a word in my head, I keep thinking of whimsical for some reason.
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Is there a French equivalent, by the way?
Dunno. Is there an English equivalent?
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Old 24.10.2011, 10:57
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Wasn't "gonorrhoea" once voted the most beautiful word in the English language?
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Old 24.10.2011, 13:05
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Rough play. When you chase and bug somebody, throw stuff. It's still a play, though.
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Old 24.10.2011, 13:48
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Rough play. When you chase and bug somebody, throw stuff. It's still a play, though.
Yes, I was able to find it in an American dictionary, thanks anyway.

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Collop.

Definition is actually similar to how it sounds.
I know where you saw that word :P
Which also means I know what kind of smartphone you have and I know one of the apps you use!
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Re: Word of Today

perhaps strikhedonia ?
or simply capernoited
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Re: Word of Today

quidnunc...
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Old 06.12.2011, 07:35
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Re: Word of Today

nothing.. just a nelipot's tarantism perhaps
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Diaspora


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I know where you saw that word :P
Which also means I know what kind of smartphone you have and I know one of the apps you use!
Wrong.
I don't have a smartphone at all, in fact my phone was built before smartphones had hit the market. It does have a camera, though, and bluetooth - does that count?
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Codswallop.
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Codswallop.
No, it's true! I am definitely not wandering around the poles of veracity!
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Old 06.12.2011, 22:08
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No, it's true! I am definitely not wandering around the poles of veracity!
Ha ha! I didn't think to check the post above before I posted my word of the day. Kind of a forum "Tourettes" moment...
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