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    Chairman of the bored Maister's avatar
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    Words you Like. AIB Words you hate

    Ambrosia
    karst
    dweeb
    onomonopeia
    collateral
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

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    Ambidextrous
    Friday
    Gurgle
    Omnipresent
    Behemoth
    Sherbert
    Reticent

    I'm sure I will think of some more later.

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    Quote Originally posted by Maister
    karst
    Geological and geomorphological terms are especially good.

    Moraine
    Orogeny
    Alluvial
    Riparian
    Terrane
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    Loess
    Mississippi (or do I just like to spell it)
    Friday
    Choctaw
    Warbler
    Sloth
    Lanceleaf
    Fuselage

    I don't know of any more nor do I have time to think.
    You get all squeezed up inside/Like the days were carved in stone/You get all wired up inside/And it's bad to be alone

    You can go out, you can take a ride/And when you get out on your own/You get all smoothed out inside/And it's good to be alone
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    NIMBY asshatterer Plus Richmond Jake's avatar
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    Quote Originally posted by Cardinal
    ....Moraine....
    I always liked terminal moraine.

    Also,
    Beer
    Cabernet sauvignon
    Zinfandel
    Pinot noir
    Chardonnay
    Sauvignon blanc

    You get the picture.

    Oh, and grope is good, too.
    Last edited by Richmond Jake; 04 Apr 2005 at 5:33 PM. Reason: adding a term
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    sunny
    burgher (or is it burger)
    finished
    abandoned
    opportunity

    Wait....is this words we like the sound of or words in which we like what they reqpresent.....or both?
    I'm sorry. Is my bias showing?

    Let's not be didactic in this profession, because that is a path to disillusion and irrelevancy.

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    [channeling the simpsons]

    Lisa: You know Dad, the Chinese use the same word for "crisis" as they do "opportunity."

    Homer: yeah, Crisa-tunity!
    [/channeling the simpsons]

    I do love made up words.

    Like, I always say that babies "huggle" they don't hug, they don't quite snuggle.
    Dude, I'm cheesing so hard right now.

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    dragonfly
    debonair
    surcease
    confection
    amber
    buttery
    lapis lazuli

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    I like "tw" words:
    tweety
    twit
    You darn tootin', I like fig newtons!

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    Quote Originally posted by Maister
    onomonopeia
    I'm going to have to pull out the John Prine now.

    Words I like

    pseudo - goes back to the first week of grade 9
    theme song - have a hard time saying it, it always comes out "seme thong" for some reason
    tzedakah - the philospohy of charity and responsibility



    looking at my list, thay ll seem to be words I can't pronounce / have trouble pronouncing.
    Too lazy to beat myself up for being to lazy to beat myself up for being too lazy to... well you get the point....

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    My favorite word is:


    MOIST


    Moist things make me
    "And all this terrible change had come about because he had ceased to believe himself and had taken to believing others. " - Leo Tolstoy

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    Slightly O/T, when I try out new pens in Grand & Toy stores, I always write the word of extracurricular. It's my favouritest word to write because it flows so nicely and beautifully!

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    Loquacious.

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    "Tharn" is a pretty cool word.

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    A few come to mind right off: Escarpment, Obverse, Obfuscate
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    Quote Originally posted by Michele Zone
    Loquacious.
    That's my second favorite word and I love throwing it in to conversations. I became familiar with this word because it's in the Primus song, "Is it luck". If you want to expand your vocabulary, listen to any song written by Les Claypool. For example, the Colonel Claypool's Bucket of Bernie Brains song entitled "Buckethead" features the word temerity, which is not commonly used and is essentially the opposite of timid.
    "And all this terrible change had come about because he had ceased to believe himself and had taken to believing others. " - Leo Tolstoy

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    Quote Originally posted by Budgie
    That's my second favorite word and I love throwing it in to conversations. I became familiar with this word because it's in the Primus song, "Is it luck". If you want to expand your vocabulary, listen to any song written by Les Claypool. For example, the Colonel Claypool's Bucket of Bernie Brains song entitled "Buckethead" features the word temerity, which is not commonly used and is essentially the opposite of timid.
    Is it LUCK? (bee bam ba beem dem) Is it Luck? (bee bam ba beem dem) LUCK LUCK LUUUUCK.

    Thanks for reminding me to sail the seas of cheese. I'll do so while drinking pork soda and beguiling you with tales from the punchbowl.
    Dude, I'm cheesing so hard right now.

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    Quote Originally posted by boiker
    ... pork soda and beguiling you ....
    Beguile another one of my favorite words and an excellent movie with Clint Eastwood -- The Beguiled. Watching this movie as a child was my first exposure to the deleterious tomfoolery the female of the species can get into. It was also my first exposure to dismemberment. EUWW !!!!
    "And all this terrible change had come about because he had ceased to believe himself and had taken to believing others. " - Leo Tolstoy

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    Oh, and I forgot:
    cacophany
    saxophone
    and Salazar Slytherin
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

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