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Old 12-19-2004, 04:41 PM   #1
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Words you've never used


Ranom thought entry number 7374:

How many words do you know and understand yet have never actually been spoken outloud by yourself? Take a minute to think about words that you've never said despite having heard them on the news, read them in books etc...

for the first time in my life today i said the word schadenfreude and in a sentence at that. i was well pleased with myself...

so go for it! say a word for the first time ever! impress your work colleagues with your newly realised vocabulary!
 
Old 12-19-2004, 06:25 PM   #2
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I don't think I've ever used "confabulation" outloud. I have been using Schadenfreude for years, though. Not on a daily basis, understand...
 
Old 12-19-2004, 07:19 PM   #3
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"Reik-link-lauf-Schlag-bore machine" is a good ( German ) word. It means - sort of- "hammer drill" in English. Now I own a Bosch Hammer Drill but Bosch is a German ( or Swiss ? ) Company so its a "Reich-link- louf-Shlage-borh machine". The Germans are good at words like that. Its got a good meaty sound to it, Hammer drill sounds tinny!

I've lost the instruction sheet for the drill now so my apologies for spelling.

live long and prosper
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Old 12-19-2004, 09:51 PM   #4
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Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious is certainly a word I rarely use out loud. See, Germans aren't the only ones who can invent reallllly long words
 
Old 12-20-2004, 02:30 AM   #5
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i rarely use "epäjärjestelmällisyydettömyydellänsäkäänköhän" and for those without scandinavic leteters it is "epaejaerjestelmaellisyydettoemyydellaensaekaeaenkoehaen"

it means something along the lines: i wonder if maybe even without his un-orderly fashion...doh. this is impossible to translate perfectly, at least for me.

it´s finnish btw. and a real word.

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Old 12-20-2004, 02:44 AM   #6
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here is another example from sweden. it´s even better, though it is made from many words unlike my finnish example

nordästersjökustartilleriflygspaningssimulatoranläggningsmaterielunderhållsuppföljningssystemdiskuss ionsinläggsförberedelsearbeten

and it means:

the preparing work for the support of the discussion of the upkeep of the maintanance material of the airspace monitoring simulator equipment of the coastal artillery of northern baltic sea

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Old 12-20-2004, 03:34 AM   #7
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I rarely use floccinaucinihilpilification - trivialize, belittle
 
Old 12-20-2004, 04:05 AM   #8
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I'm quite the opposite. I use words I have no idea their meaning, but have a good idea of their rough meaning from where I took them (the context in which they were used).

Cool
 
Old 12-20-2004, 07:46 AM   #9
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Netbeui ... ?
 
Old 12-20-2004, 08:04 AM   #10
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i know lots of long words too... but which small words, which potentially everyday words have you never used?
 
Old 12-20-2004, 08:05 AM   #11
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From urbandictionary.com:
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1. defenestration

v. The act of throwing something or SOMEONE out of a window.

on witnessing the disposal of a cigarette from the window of a moving car: "That was a heinous act of defenestration!"
I really want to use this word; "Kindly defenestrate him" but I always forget and say "Ah, just chuck him out of the window"

Life can be so frustrating

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Old 12-20-2004, 08:06 AM   #12
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Strangely enough, I hadn't used "hirsute" for years ---- and then I suddenly used it this morning. I expect I'll use "porcine" before the Christmas period is over.
 
Old 12-20-2004, 08:09 AM   #13
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someone get's it!!! yeah... i don't think i've said "hirsuit" outloud either.... rock on tommy.
 
Old 12-20-2004, 08:44 AM   #14
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Quote:
Originally posted by acid_kewpie
i know lots of long words too... but which small words, which potentially everyday words have you never used?
Ooh... If it's a question of small words, I don't know how to find the answer in my febrile, Xorg-benumbed brain. It's like trying not
to think of an elephant...
 
Old 12-20-2004, 09:55 AM   #15
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Nebeprisikiskiakopusteliaudamas - The longest lithuanian word ( in latin letters) .
 
  


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