What is your favorite English word?

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Re: What is your favorite English word?

Postby Slapsko » Sat Oct 12, 2013 8:05 pm

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Re: What is your favorite English word?

Postby manas » Sat Oct 12, 2013 10:34 pm

I quite like the word 'shellacking' in the sense of 'to be given a shellacking' (decisively defeated):

shel·lac also shel·lack (sh-lk)
n.
1. A purified lac in the form of thin yellow or orange flakes, often bleached white and widely used in varnishes, paints, inks, sealants, and formerly in phonograph records.
2. A thin varnish made by dissolving this substance in denatured alcohol, used to finish wood.
3. An old phonograph record containing this substance, typically played at 78 rpm.
tr.v.
1. shel·lacked also shel·lacked, shel·lack·ing also shel·lack·ing, shel·lacs also shel·lacks To coat or finish with shellac.
2. Slang
a. To strike repeatedly and severely; batter.
b. To defeat decisively.
Primum non nocere: "first, do no harm."
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Re: What is your favorite English word?

Postby rohana » Sat Oct 12, 2013 10:58 pm

evanescent

It's a rather 'Buddhist' word too. :smile:
"Delighting in existence, O monks, are gods and men; they are attached to existence, they revel in existence. When the Dhamma for the cessation of existence is being preached to them, their minds do not leap towards it, do not get pleased with it, do not get settled in it, do not find confidence in it. That is how, monks, some lag behind."
- It. p 43
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Re: What is your favorite English word?

Postby Still Searching » Sun Oct 13, 2013 8:13 am

Food. I dunno why. :shrug:
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Re: What is your favorite English word?

Postby David N. Snyder » Sun Oct 13, 2013 6:25 pm

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Re: What is your favorite English word?

Postby Still Searching » Sun Oct 13, 2013 7:45 pm



Nice. I quite like that one. :smile:
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