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Lantern Jack
02-09-2006, 09:21 PM
I'm particularly fond of Gorgonize (to stupefy with a look) and antedeluvian (before the flood) and pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis.

LloydBrown
02-09-2006, 09:25 PM
****

maestrowork
02-09-2006, 09:32 PM
**** and ************.

Julie Worth
02-09-2006, 09:36 PM
To Gusay, which is when you take money for reading something, with no intention of reading it.

veinglory
02-09-2006, 10:04 PM
retromingent : the ability to urinated backwards from the body (ventrally).

rtilryarms
02-10-2006, 12:13 AM
retromingent : the ability to urinated backwards from the body (ventrally).

And this is your favorite why?

blacbird
02-10-2006, 12:39 AM
Episthemological. The only person I've ever heard use it in casual discussion was William F. Buckley.

caw.

Julie Worth
02-10-2006, 12:44 AM
Episthemological. The only person I've ever heard use it in casual discussion was William F. Buckley.

caw.

Thatís epistemological.

Jcomp
02-10-2006, 12:49 AM
Do fake words count?

Because cromulent and embiggens are classics.

Celia Cyanide
02-10-2006, 01:22 AM
I am keeping mine to myself, because my idea of an unusual word is probably different from yours, Lantern.

blacbird
02-10-2006, 01:46 AM
Thatís epistemological.



I was close.

caw.

Maryn
02-10-2006, 02:30 AM
Oh. My. God. Mr. Maryn uses epistemological often, as does one of the little Maryns. I had no idea I was so blessed. I thought it was just shop talk.

I'm very fond of fungible and crepuscular.

Maryn, who's crepuscular but not fungible

ChunkyC
02-10-2006, 03:42 AM
Phlegm.

(grasshopper)
02-10-2006, 05:12 AM
Do fake words count?

Because cromulent and embiggens are classics.

If they do count, my all time favorite is an epithet my sister used when she was mad at me (we were 8 or 9 at the time)

"Stupid, idiotic, fansil-choom!"

Elincoln
02-10-2006, 05:31 AM
Amalgamate is always fun to hear, especially coming from someone with a british accent.

MarkN
02-10-2006, 05:35 AM
I like ubiquitous. I never used to know what it meant, but now that I do, it seems to pop up everywhere.

Cabinscribe
02-10-2006, 06:20 AM
pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis.
Which is, I think, the longest word in the English language.



crepuscular
Or, as one local weatherman says when describing cloud formations:
"crespucular".

I think my favorite words are "superfluous" and "mellifluous", but I don't think they're weird enough for this thread.

How about, "hinky"?
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Lantern Jack
02-10-2006, 09:02 AM
HIDEOUS KINKY!!!

Celia Cyanide
02-10-2006, 11:31 AM
When I really love a word, the sound and look of it, I will avoid learning the meaning, because I'm afraid I will be disappointed. And that I might never have an opportunity to use it.

(grasshopper)
02-10-2006, 09:05 PM
Flabbergasted

eldragon
02-10-2006, 09:07 PM
Behooved.

NeuroFizz
02-10-2006, 09:16 PM
Limacine. It came to my attention everytime I typed the scientific name of one of my research animals (Clione limacina). Until I entered the species name in MS Word's dictionary, the damn autocorrect function kept changing limacina to limacine.

By the way, limacine means slug-like, so it's perfect for describing someone's movements or locomotory activity.

ChunkyC
02-11-2006, 01:04 AM
By the way, limacine means slug-like, so it's perfect for describing someone's movements or locomotory activity.
You've been spying on my cubicle, haven't you?

Okay -- Inimitable.

I just like trying to say it three times fast.

My-Immortal
02-11-2006, 08:48 AM
I love the word: sanguine (and sanguineous). I love how it sounds and the fact that it can mean 'cheerfully optimistic' or 'pertaining to blood'.

I also love that it was mentioned (and defined) by Kaylee in the short-lived series 'Firefly'.

Take care all -

Optimus
02-11-2006, 01:19 PM
Pusillanimous.

I just like the consonance of it.

Peggy
02-11-2006, 02:10 PM
My favorites are callipygian and topology - as in "She glimpsed his callipygian topology as he emerged from the shower"

blisswriter
02-13-2006, 11:49 AM
Defenestration:

An act of throwing someone or something out of a window.

motormouth
02-13-2006, 12:15 PM
I like phantasmagorical.

When I was a kid, I had a thing for words with "ph" in them. Yes, I was a geek even then.

Lantern Jack
02-13-2006, 12:34 PM
Pusillanimous.

I just like the consonance of it.

With all those vowels sounds, do you mean assonance?

Maryn
02-19-2006, 06:28 PM
...I'm very fond of fungible and crepuscular.

Maryn, who's crepuscular but not fungibleAnybody see Dilbert (http://www.dilbert.com/) today? (Assuming the comic on the website changes daily, check the archives for 2/19/06.) I felt smart!

Maryn, knowing the feeling won't last