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Word of the Day

Post by Bram » Sat Dec 22, 2018 8:36 am

ultracrepidarian

Expressing opinions on matters outside the scope of one's knowledge or expertise.
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Re: Word of the Day

Post by JimZipCode » Sat Dec 22, 2018 5:20 pm

You're an epistemophiliac.
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Re: Word of the Day

Post by Bram » Sun Dec 23, 2018 12:42 am

Hahah, good one!
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Re: Word of the Day

Post by syaigh » Sun Dec 23, 2018 1:51 am

Also pronounced IN-TER-NET.
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Re: Word of the Day

Post by Sangoma » Sun Dec 23, 2018 3:34 am

merkin

an artificial covering of hair for the pubic area
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Re: Word of the Day

Post by Bram » Mon Feb 04, 2019 8:47 pm

mot juste

Pronounced mō ˈZHo͞ost

the exact, appropriate word.

"that's the mot juste, I think"
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Re: Word of the Day

Post by Sangoma » Mon Feb 04, 2019 11:03 pm

Pedophrasty

Definition: Argument involving children to prop up a rationalization and make the opponent look like an asshole, as people are defenseless and suspend all skepticism in front of suffering children: nobody has the heart to question the authenticity or source of the reporting. Often done with the aid of pictures.

Can also describe the exploitation of babies by professional beggars who rent them from their parents and use them as potent appendage in their trade(remember that children tend to grow and need to be replaced).
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Re: Word of the Day

Post by Bram » Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:01 am

Sangoma, can you use pedophrasty in a sentence?

ne plus ul·tra

Pronounced nā ˌplo͝os ˈo͝oltrə/

the perfect or most extreme example of its kind; the ultimate.

The wave did not qualify as mind-blowingly huge, and Kennelly did not get barreled, a.k.a. tubed, the ne plus ultra of the sport, by riding inside the whirling cylinder created when the lip of the wave curls over and forms a tunnel before collapsing.
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Re: Word of the Day

Post by Bram » Mon Mar 04, 2019 6:19 am

mondegreen

a misunderstood or misinterpreted word or phrase resulting from a mishearing of the lyrics of a song
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Re: Word of the Day

Post by Bram » Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:47 pm

elision

noun
the omission of a sound or syllable when speaking (as in I'm, let's).
an omission of a passage in a book, speech, or film.
"the movie's elisions and distortions have been carefully thought out"


The opposite of elision is

epenthesis

whereby sounds are inserted into a word, as in American English ath[ə]lete, real[ə]tor.
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Re: Word of the Day

Post by Bram » Tue May 14, 2019 3:55 am

ve·rid·i·cal
/vəˈridək(ə)l/
adjectiveFORMAL
adjective: veridical
truthful.
coinciding with reality.

I'm mainly into words that are redundant with much simpler to remember ones.
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Re: Word of the Day

Post by Bram » Tue May 21, 2019 5:25 am

bo·na fi·des

a person's honesty and sincerity of intention.

"he went to great lengths to establish his liberal bona fides"

documentary evidence showing a person's legitimacy; credentials.

"are you satisfied with my bona fides?
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Re: Word of the Day

Post by Fat Cat » Tue May 21, 2019 5:59 pm

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Re: Word of the Day

Post by seeahill » Tue May 21, 2019 10:27 pm

Crepuscular, a form of dim light, twilight. If you live where I do, you are acutely aware that bears are crepuscular. They are most active at dusk and dawn. Therefore, I have chosen to use the word as a threat. "Imma get crepuscular on your ass."

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