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# 1 Awesome words
02-07-2010, 10:13 PM
Step back ye illiterates, this thread may not be for the likes of you...


This:

Quote:
Originally Posted by Yashnaheen View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jonathan_Kent View Post
whomst
This is an awesome word. I think I need to start using it.
gave me the idea that we need more collection threads.

So please state the most awesome word that you know of, and why it should be used more often.
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# 2
02-07-2010, 10:29 PM
One of the best and most underused words is 'Forsooth'

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/forsooth

Another good one is

'Schadenfreude'

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schadenfreude
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# 3
02-07-2010, 10:31 PM
Anthropomorphic Fallacy.

Because I can tell my cat really likes that phrase.
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# 4
02-07-2010, 11:54 PM
Polymath (sounds way cooler than Renaissance Man)
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# 5
02-08-2010, 02:48 AM
Rhododendron!
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# 6
02-08-2010, 02:52 AM
lortnoc ni ma I
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# 7
02-08-2010, 02:52 AM
pedantic = a word that needs to be used alot more!


and my favorite

hootananny!
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# 8
02-08-2010, 03:54 AM
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Originally Posted by redeyed View Post
pedantic = a word that needs to be used alot more!


and my favorite

hootananny!
I worked pedantry into another thread, do I win a prize?

How about "wherewithal"
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# 9
02-08-2010, 03:58 AM
"provides buscuit as prize!!"

to be fair pedantic can be used to describe loads of threads in some areas on the forums lol
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# 10
02-08-2010, 10:32 AM
Obfuscation.

Idiosyncrasy

Hooligan

Cad

and of course Pedantic. Wonderful word!
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