What is your favorite English word?

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Re: What is your favorite English word?

Post by retrofuturist » Sun Oct 06, 2013 10:27 pm

shenanigans
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Re: What is your favorite English word?

Post by 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?

Post by 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?

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

Kare wrote:serendipity
One of my favourites, too.

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Re: What is your favorite English word?

Post by 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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Re: What is your favorite English word?

Post by Slapsko » Sat Oct 12, 2013 8:05 pm

Perambulate

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Re: What is your favorite English word?

Post by 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.
Knowing this body is like a clay jar,
securing this mind like a fort,
attack Mara with the spear of discernment,
then guard what's won without settling there,
without laying claim.

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Re: What is your favorite English word?

Post by 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?

Post by 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?

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


Nice. I quite like that one. :smile:
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