Uncommon Vocabulary

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rsbseb
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16 Apr 2017, 18:09

Anyone have any favorite words or vocabulary that they don't get to use or hear used often?

Heretofore is one of several for me. I'm curious what interesting vocabulary strikes a cord with others

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seebart
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16 Apr 2017, 18:18

Jabberwocky
noun, plural Jabberwockies.
1.
a playful imitation of language consisting of invented, meaningless words; nonsense; gibberish.
2.
an example of writing or speech consisting of or containing meaningless words.
adjective
3.
consisting of or comparable to Jabberwocky; meaningless; senseless.
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Also, Jabberwock [jab-er-wok] (Show IPA).
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coined by Lewis Carroll in Jabberwocky, poem in Through the Looking Glass (1871)

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HAL

16 Apr 2017, 18:44

Going with the Lewis Carroll theme. I like
frumious
and of course
snark as in: He snarked himself.
and
thrice as in I said it once, I said it twice, I said it thrice.

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fohat
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16 Apr 2017, 23:33

A good scathing insult that can be used in public is: "coprophage"

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rsbseb
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16 Apr 2017, 23:40

seebart wrote:
Jabberwocky
noun, plural Jabberwockies.
1.
a playful imitation of language consisting of invented, meaningless words; nonsense; gibberish.
2.
an example of writing or speech consisting of or containing meaningless words.
adjective
3.
consisting of or comparable to Jabberwocky; meaningless; senseless.
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Also, Jabberwock [jab-er-wok] (Show IPA).
Origin of Jabberwocky Expand
coined by Lewis Carroll in Jabberwocky, poem in Through the Looking Glass (1871)

My mother used to use jabberwocky, I haven't heard that in over 20yrs.

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ohaimark
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17 Apr 2017, 00:00

Catachresis and posit are my favorites at the moment.

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fohat
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17 Apr 2017, 00:10

Gargantuan and lilliputian are good superlative size descriptors.

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kbdfr
The Tiproman

17 Apr 2017, 07:50

I still love antediluvian :lol:

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ohaimark wrote:
kbdfr wrote: antediluvian
Impressed by your vocab. I'll remember that word.
On the other hand, I always have a hard time remembering the word "controller".
Probably a question of generation :lol:

codemonkeymike

17 Apr 2017, 17:58

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.

citrojohn

18 Apr 2017, 00:33

I like meretricious . It's applicable to many modern keyboards - and if you're lucky the Corsair rep will confuse it with "meritorious". :twisted:

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rsbseb
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18 Apr 2017, 04:13

citrojohn wrote: I like meretricious . It's applicable to many modern keyboards - and if you're lucky the Corsair rep will confuse it with "meritorious". :twisted:
That's new one for me and you're right it's very appropriate for a number of modern keyboards

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micrex22

08 May 2017, 00:16

Monotonic? At least it's one of my favourite words and I don't hear it often. We should ask MrA500 what colour these words look like :D

There's also unusual ways to use common vocabulary, such as "meet": "I thought it meet to add sugar to my coffee".

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micrex22

08 May 2017, 00:23

fohat wrote: Gargantuan and lilliputian are good superlative size descriptors.
Lilliputian or lilliputin?
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I couldn't resist :p

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09 Jun 2017, 19:02

That reminds me of something…
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JP!

15 Aug 2017, 17:20

Chicanery and conflagration.

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seebart
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15 Aug 2017, 17:33

"Bigly". :mrgreen:
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andrewjoy

15 Aug 2017, 18:26

defenestrate

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Halvar

15 Aug 2017, 23:19

covfefe?

kludge

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Darkshado

19 Aug 2017, 20:08

schadenfreude

gnomonic (nothing to do with the mythical garden creatures)

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Scarpia

19 Aug 2017, 20:38

Hogwash. Fiddlesticks. Formidable. And many many more.

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chip chop

20 Aug 2017, 11:06

Lickspittle

Parak

20 Aug 2017, 23:30

Monocoque

Hak Foo

21 Aug 2017, 05:38

Novodel.

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seebart
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21 Aug 2017, 05:51

Darkshado wrote: Schadenfreude
That' not uncommon vocabulary?!? At least not in German. A lot of Schadenfreude is happening acorss the world. This is a world famous anti-Schadenfreude meme:
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:mrgreen:

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chip chop

21 Aug 2017, 16:34

....vapid

Zombimuncha

22 Aug 2017, 15:52

Conflagration

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cookie

22 Aug 2017, 16:18

Bamboozled

Engicoder

22 Aug 2017, 16:26

From an aeronautics professor talking about features that disrupt airflow:

"excrescences and protuberances"...in a heavy Norwegian accent

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chip chop

22 Aug 2017, 20:33

Watched some Will Self talks/debates on Youtube yesterday, his vocabulary is omnipotent. :)

Here are some of my favorites....

Farinaceous - Panglossian - Quinquagenarian

Zombimuncha

31 Aug 2017, 11:34

Topresque

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