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Re: Things that ARE NOT WORDS
« Reply #255 on: May 30, 2009, 03:00:29 AM »

no... that is just the way I talk!......
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Re: Things that ARE NOT WORDS
« Reply #256 on: May 30, 2009, 07:16:27 AM »

Yes, yes it can. I quite like "moist" and "repugnant", but only because they express absolutely perfectly the situation you're trying to describe, you know? They're like onomatopoeia (which yes, I spelt first time xD *proud* ) only not quite.

Another word I HATE is "dour". No idea how to say it, and no desire to use it.
Dour is a great word....  Think Ken Branaghhhhh as King Henry (when he's in a foul mood).   >:(

I thought it was well-known, Cee - The Bran Man is exempt from such things. He is super and is always super, it's like the Law. And as the campaign grows in strength and power, we're getting closer and closer to that glorious day when He shall be crowned King Kenneth I of England and can make the unspoken law not just spoken, but screamed from the rooftops as we wave our St George flags (henceforth known as "St Ken flags") maniacally and gush iambicpentameterly about the gorgeousness and gorgeousity made flesh that is....

KING KENNETH OF BRANAGH!




I hate the word "bubbly", as in the sentence, "Hiya! My name's Kayleigh, I'm 23 years old, I'm a hairdresser from Bromley and I'm out-going, a bit mad (*insane giggle*) and bubbly!" because, as we all know, this sentence translates into English as, "Hello. My name is disgusting, I'm old enough to know better and I am vile, obnoxious, cheap, nasty and yet simultaneously the most boring person you've ever met. I am also likely to drink 12 pints of lager on the trot and then kick the shit out of some girl for looking at me funny."
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Re: Things that ARE NOT WORDS
« Reply #257 on: May 30, 2009, 11:05:28 AM »

that would also make you look like an idiot, only doubly so

Do you see what I mean? It's so awkward and unecessary.

Now stop and consider...  Assuming one agrees with AR's general sentiment, which I do, and one
wished to make that statement.  One could say:

"That would also make you look like an idiot, only twice as much of one."

Well that's awkward and needlessly wordy.
 
  -or-

"That would also make you look like an idiot, only doubly so."
Ah, much better...  Concise, and phrased as to make the speaker appear a bit more eloquent.  I choose this one!
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« Reply #258 on: May 30, 2009, 11:09:16 AM »

DOUBLE POST!!!  (Really, just to separate two totally unrelated comments.)

Dear Miss Indja, I wouldn't suggest for a moment that Mister um, King Ken had any substantial
character flaws (beyond the obvious insanity evidenced in his cheating on Emma while they were married, but I'm sure he's fully cured now)....

I simply meant he looked dour as Henry V...

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Re: Things that ARE NOT WORDS
« Reply #259 on: May 31, 2009, 02:55:11 AM »

anyone who describes their own personality using the words.......zany, bubbly, wacky or cooky..... should be dragged through the streets by their genetalia and pelted with overripe cumquats
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Re: Things that ARE NOT WORDS
« Reply #260 on: May 31, 2009, 03:00:40 AM »

I think that's kind of harsh...and yet I can't quite bring myself to disagree, either.
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Re: Things that ARE NOT WORDS
« Reply #261 on: May 31, 2009, 03:02:40 AM »

Going on a tangent here but has anyone noticed that people who describe themselves as having 'a great sense of humour' are those least likely to have one?
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Re: Things that ARE NOT WORDS
« Reply #262 on: May 31, 2009, 03:03:03 AM »

I may have gone too far with the cumquats.......quinces will suffice
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Re: Things that ARE NOT WORDS
« Reply #263 on: May 31, 2009, 03:06:09 AM »

Going on a tangent here but has anyone noticed that people who describe themselves as having 'a great sense of humour' are those least likely to have one?

Agreement.
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« Reply #264 on: May 31, 2009, 03:09:49 AM »

Going on a tangent here but has anyone noticed that people who describe themselves as having 'a great sense of humour' are those least likely to have one?

Yessssss.

I may have gone too far with the cumquats.......quinces will suffice

Don't even know what they are but it's a pretty annoying sounding word which is kind of sort of (not really) on topic in a way?
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Re: Things that ARE NOT WORDS
« Reply #265 on: May 31, 2009, 03:29:23 AM »


cumquats

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Re: Things that ARE NOT WORDS
« Reply #266 on: May 31, 2009, 03:30:54 AM »

I know what the first ones are!!!!
But that is sort of even worse!!
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Re: Things that ARE NOT WORDS
« Reply #267 on: May 31, 2009, 12:26:45 PM »

anyone who describes their own personality using the words.......zany, bubbly, wacky or cooky..... should be dragged through the streets by their genetalia and pelted with overripe cumquats

kooky.... of, like, or pertaining to a kook; eccentric, strange or foolish.  Also kookie. [...but that just looks damn strange now, dunnit?]


...and I agree.  Most people who display these traits are entertaining for about 30 minutes at a
time (at most), not more than once a week, and preferably with ample commercial interruption.

Persons who self-describe with these words should probably be humanely destroyed.  I have to
believe that it isn't really their own fault, but the result of inappropriate upbringing.
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Re: Things that ARE NOT WORDS
« Reply #268 on: June 02, 2009, 09:19:16 AM »

DOUBLE POST!!!  (Really, just to separate two totally unrelated comments.)

Dear Miss Indja, I wouldn't suggest for a moment that Mister um, King Ken had any substantial
character flaws (beyond the obvious insanity evidenced in his cheating on Emma while they were married, but I'm sure he's fully cured now)....

I simply meant he looked dour as Henry V...

C.

I suppose he's a little insane. But that's ok! We Angliskis are famed for our eccentricity. Though I admit, cheating on the lovely Emma does beggar belief slightly... But he's the fucking king! He can do what he likes!

Hey, you know the rebellyon ended up with a massive campaign and was in the papers and shit? Do you reckon if I chat on about King Kenneth long enough... xD
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Re: Things that ARE NOT WORDS
« Reply #269 on: June 05, 2009, 09:24:40 AM »

irregardless
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