What is your favorite English word?

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What is your favorite English word?

Postby Benjamin » Sun Oct 06, 2013 2:13 am

Consider this a thought experiment more than anything, I just find it an interesting thing to ponder.

You could also elaborate on why you chose that word, if you feel so inclined.

My choice has been, mostly for the irony of it, "silence".




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Re: What is your favorite English word?

Postby PsychedelicSunSet » Sun Oct 06, 2013 2:51 am

The word "curmudgeon" always makes me smile. It's a person with a bad temper. I enjoy it because it sounds like its definition. And it sounds silly, just like having a bad temper! :lol:

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Postby PimonratC » Sun Oct 06, 2013 3:01 am

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Re: What is your favorite English word?

Postby chownah » Sun Oct 06, 2013 4:07 am

Mine is actually two words:

sinningia speciosa

Bit I also like:

oligodendroglial

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Re: What is your favorite English word?

Postby Virgo » Sun Oct 06, 2013 12:24 pm

chownah wrote:sinningia speciosa

chownah

That is actually Latin Chownah. :)

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Re: What is your favorite English word?

Postby chownah » Sun Oct 06, 2013 12:58 pm

Virgo wrote:
chownah wrote:sinningia speciosa

chownah

That is actually Latin Chownah. :)

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It's not Latin!!! ..........it's a flower!!!
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Re: What is your favorite English word?

Postby Virgo » Sun Oct 06, 2013 1:10 pm

chownah wrote:It's not Latin!!! ..........it's a flower!!!
chownah

But it's Latin. :)

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Re: What is your favorite English word?

Postby tiltbillings » Sun Oct 06, 2013 1:11 pm

chownah wrote:
Virgo wrote:
chownah wrote:sinningia speciosa

chownah

That is actually Latin Chownah. :)

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It's not Latin!!! ..........it's a flower!!!
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Re: What is your favorite English word?

Postby Virgo » Sun Oct 06, 2013 5:26 pm

nevermind
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Re: What is your favorite English word?

Postby Modus.Ponens » Sun Oct 06, 2013 7:08 pm

Scrumptious. It's used in a ridiculously funny line on Seinfeld.
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Re: What is your favorite English word?

Postby Aloka » Sun Oct 06, 2013 8:20 pm

conundrum


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Re: What is your favorite English word?

Postby Mr Man » Sun Oct 06, 2013 8:24 pm

Onamonapia

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Re: What is your favorite English word?

Postby Aloka » Sun Oct 06, 2013 8:57 pm

Mr Man wrote:Onamonapia


I couldn't find that word in my dictionary, Mr Man.

Did you mean "onomatopoeia" ?

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Re: What is your favorite English word?

Postby Mr Man » Sun Oct 06, 2013 9:01 pm

Aloka wrote:
Mr Man wrote:Onamonapia


I couldn't find that word in my dictionary, Mr Man.

Did you mean "onomatopoeia" ?


There is a joke in there somewhere.

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Re: What is your favorite English word?

Postby Kare » Sun Oct 06, 2013 10:25 pm

serendipity
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Postby retrofuturist » Sun Oct 06, 2013 10:27 pm

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Re: What is your favorite English word?

Postby imagemarie » Sun Oct 06, 2013 10:37 pm

Most of these.. :smile:

http://www.jabberwocky.com/carroll/jabb ... wocky.html

but, more particularly, bo**ocks! :tongue:

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Re: What is your favorite English word?

Postby Samma » Sun Oct 06, 2013 10:53 pm

Perhaps

bookkeeper

3 double letters in a row! :clap:

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Re: What is your favorite English word?

Postby Kim OHara » Mon Oct 07, 2013 12:18 am

Kare wrote:serendipity

One of my favourites, too.

:smile:
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Re: What is your favorite English word?

Postby Benjamin » Mon Oct 07, 2013 1:20 am

Samma wrote:Perhaps

bookkeeper

3 double letters in a row! :clap:


Hey, never noticed that before. Cool!
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