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Rare But Useable Words Of The English Language

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Stringbanger, Apr 14, 2021.

  1. HoodieMcFoodie

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    Fun fact - Did you know the word copacetic has a very shallow etymology? The earliest recording of the word appeared in 1919.
     
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    Funny how many comes from Latin through old french.

    Norman really changed in depth english.
     
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    Phthisic
    Discombobulated
    Sclerotic
    Stoichiometric
    Manky
    Confusticate

    I could go on. And on.
     
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    We didn't let the French in down here...:twisted:

    We say Fillet with a T... not a Y....:lol:
     
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    'Please' and 'Thank you'
     
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    Obsequious

    As ever, he was so obsequious with directors that his reputation as an odious sycophant was demonstrated, yet again.
     
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    How long have you been waiting for this thread?
     
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    Shart
     
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    Minutiae for people into detail. Things like 5 screw single ply pickguards.
     
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    Assiduous or Assiduously!

    def: showing great care, attention, and effort : marked by careful unremitting attention or persistent application.
     
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    'glowering' 'glower'
    A very expressive word and a really useful one. The noun 'glower' means a sullen or threatening scowl...the verb to 'glower' is to glare angrily at someone. The adjective 'glowering' means threatening (angry) as in 'under a glowering sky' - which is how I titled this photo recently...

    Under a glowering sky.jpg
     
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    Dagnabbit
     
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    Oleaginous is a good word to describe some folk.
    Ruth. You know ruthless, try using ruth in a sentence.
    Orogenic. Related to tectonic.
    Sporange. The short form of sporangiform, the spore producing bodies within fungi. Rhymes with orange, which is nice.
    Borborygmus. Stomach/intestinal grumblings. Not to be confused with...
    Flatus
    Nutate. Rocking or swaying around an axis, often involuntarily. Nutation is a motion invoked at a motorcycle tyre contact patch for a working example. You can also use it as a pejorative regarding watching someone caught out trying to spin a tale.' It was entertaining watching his few remaining cells nutate frantically as he attempted to lie his way out of this one'
     
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    it's simply a joy to insult someone with a word they have probably never heard before. today, and for the laugh, i suggest you all initiate a situation where you can use the following:

    mountebank
    /ˈmaʊntɪbaŋk/

    Learn to pronounce

    noun
    noun: mountebank; plural noun: mountebanks
    a person who deceives others, especially in order to trick them out of their money; a charlatan.
     
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    Is there a long German word for the English epicaricacy? Hmmm.
     
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    Nice list!

    PG Wodehouse fan by any chance?

    I could see that, if not actually disgruntled, he was far from being gruntled.

    P.G. Wodehouse

    Love his take on the English language


    :cool:
     
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    When delivered correctly with rapid side to side head shaking, the word flabbergasted always make me laugh.
     
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    Wallop. Don't be fooled by its size; the Pro Junior packs a wallop.
     
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    Oddly enough, despite my insufferable wind-bagging and apparent predilection for pretentious drivel, I mostly lost interest in words in my early twenties. However, it is effortless for me to rattle off my yapper, replete with the remnants of a studiously misspent youth.

    My vocabulary comes in handy on those rare occasions I have waded into a conversational gathering space where my righteous indignation cannot abide hapless souls brow-beaten by plebeian non-contributors with the puke-narratives of the day, but otherwise serves only as a trivial head-dance attempt to garner a unit of control in the ever-increasing senselessness of the world.
     
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