Uncommon Vocabulary

codemonkeymike wrote:Capricious, every once in a long while I hear someone use that word. It's one way of getting someones attention. Another one would be whenceforth, one of my favorites to slip into a conversation, very much an under used word.

Do you mean “whence” or “henceforth”, perchance?

“Whenceforth” is such a limited/inflexible construction that I don’t think I’ve ever seen it used (it doesn’t even appear in the 3 dictionaries I just looked at). It would take some work to fit it into a sentence.
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nincompoopery

nincompoopism

...but sadly nincompooply isn't a word, notwithstanding:
depletedvespene wrote:I'd say "Good for him." had he not contaminated many, many people with his nincompooply ideas.
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infodroid wrote:nincompoopery

nincompoopism

...but sadly nincompooply isn't a word, notwithstanding:
depletedvespene wrote:I'd say "Good for him." had he not contaminated many, many people with his nincompooply ideas.

Jobs was such a grade-A nincompoop that I had no choice but to coin that neologism. Yay! (Yay?)
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shenanigans, the provenance of this word is unclear.
" capricious " is a fairly common word to me, frequently used to describe women and children.

whereas=however
whereby=by which
wherein=in which
whereupon=upon which
thereupon=then
thereafter=from then on
hereafter=from now on
therefore=hence=thus=so
heretofore=hitherto=until now=up to now

And words like these are deliberately used on the law-related/commercial contracts/insurance policies to confuse you, they use tons of other jargons as well to make you feel incompetent/inadequate in order to force you to hire professionals.

Yeah, I'm going to insert a Youtube video here...(some people used to pick me on doing this, but when I ask "what's wrong with inserting videos? " they can't answer. :lol: )
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Mr.Nobody wrote:[…] " capricious " is a fairly common word to me, frequently used to describe women and children. […]

I never heard any child nor woman describing themselves as capricious, so apparently your perception is somewhat biased :lol:
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... not to mention misogynist
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matt3o wrote:... not to mention misogynist

Indubitably.
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kbdfr wrote:
Mr.Nobody wrote:[…] " capricious " is a fairly common word to me, frequently used to describe women and children. […]

I never heard any child nor woman describing themselves as capricious, so apparently your perception is somewhat biased :lol:

No they won't describe themselves that way, oftentimes this word comes out of the mouths of men.

EDIT:
Women tolerate men of being aggressive and short-tempered sometimes, so men should tolerate women of being capricious sometimes, fair enough. As for kids...they are kids after all, don't be too hard on them.
EDIT 2:

All of us are biased in one way or another, all of us have got ideologies of some kind implanted into our mind through years of biased education and inevitable exposure to stories sold to us by state-owned or corporate media. There is no true free will, quote:"None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free."---Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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Mr.Nobody wrote:
kbdfr wrote:
Mr.Nobody wrote:[…] " capricious " is a fairly common word to me, frequently used to describe women and children. […]

I never heard any child nor woman describing themselves as capricious, so apparently your perception is somewhat biased :lol:

No they won't describe themselves that way, oftentimes this word comes out of the mouths of men.

QED

EDIT:
Women tolerate men of being aggressive and short-tempered sometimes, so men should tolerate women of being capricious sometimes, fair enough. As for kids...they are kids after all, don't be too hard on them.

See above :lol:

EDIT 2:

All of us are biased in one way or another, all of us have got ideologies of some kind implanted into our mind through years of biased education and inevitable exposure to stories sold to us by state-owned or corporate media. There is no true free will, quote:"None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free."---Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Verbosity.
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Or how to connect off-topic and on-topic :mrgreen:
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kbdfr wrote:Or how to connect off-topic and on-topic :mrgreen:

:o You mean that's actually possible...? :mrgreen:
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That's the best you can do? Has my elocution reduced you to the state of speechless? ;)
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Mr.Nobody wrote:[…] Has my elocution […]

Elocution? You probably mean eloquence. Anyway, no, it' simple verbosity on your part.
And attacking me out of the blue in your new propaganda thread won't help that :lol:
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Pugnacious, irascible, opprobrious -- but why not affable, cordial and gregarious?
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How about archaic? Does anybody still use the word?
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shodx11 wrote:How about archaic? Does anybody still use the word?

No. It's too archaic.
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shodx11 wrote:
How about archaic? Does anybody still use the word?

Yes, I use that and "ancient" (sometimes in a partially sarcastic or ironic sense) fairly often.

Another great word that should be used more is obstreperous.
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kbdfr wrote:
Mr.Nobody wrote:[…] Has my elocution […]

Elocution? You probably mean eloquence. Anyway, no, it' simple verbosity on your part.
And attacking me out of the blue in your new propaganda thread won't help that :lol:

No attack, but a little satire is true,or you can deem it to be a thank for accusing me of being sexist out of blue. Then should I say it's simple speechlessness on your part? :lol:

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"Archaic" appears frequently in dictionaries, coz dictionaries want to tell you there're many words are archaic.
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Mr.Nobody wrote:
kbdfr wrote:
Mr.Nobody wrote:[…] Has my elocution […]

Elocution? You probably mean eloquence. Anyway, no, it' simple verbosity on your part.
And attacking me out of the blue in your new propaganda thread won't help that :lol:

No attack, but a little satire is true,or you can deem it to be a thank for accusing me of being sexist out of blue. Then should I say it's simple speechlessness on your part? :lol:
[…].

I don't just think (not out of the blue, but based on your own words) you're sexist,
I think you're rather simply dumb.

I am aware this will trigger another flood of hollow verbiage on your part :lol:

On topic: exegesis.
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