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Re: Things that ARE NOT WORDS
« Reply #240 on: May 26, 2009, 11:49:18 AM »

"Obligated". Again, like "envision", I know it's a word. But "obliged" is so much better!
...but it doesn't mean the same thing...
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Re: Things that ARE NOT WORDS
« Reply #241 on: May 26, 2009, 12:44:56 PM »

"Obligated". Again, like "envision", I know it's a word. But "obliged" is so much better!
...but it doesn't mean the same thing...

*is stupid* Does it not? Surely it means enough of the same thing for me to be pissed at it?

Can I be pissed at it for being an ugly word then?
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Re: Things that ARE NOT WORDS
« Reply #242 on: May 26, 2009, 07:07:32 PM »

"Obligated". Again, like "envision", I know it's a word. But "obliged" is so much better!
...but it doesn't mean the same thing...

*is stupid* Does it not? Surely it means enough of the same thing for me to be pissed at it?

Can I be pissed at it for being an ugly word then?
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Re: Things that ARE NOT WORDS
« Reply #243 on: May 27, 2009, 03:22:36 PM »

"Obligated". Again, like "envision", I know it's a word. But "obliged" is so much better!
...but it doesn't mean the same thing...

*is stupid* Does it not? Surely it means enough of the same thing for me to be pissed at it?

Can I be pissed at it for being an ugly word then?
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Re: Things that ARE NOT WORDS
« Reply #244 on: May 27, 2009, 03:49:11 PM »

"Jamboree" is a gross word.
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Re: Things that ARE NOT WORDS
« Reply #245 on: May 28, 2009, 05:11:23 AM »

moist is a repugnant word
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Re: Things that ARE NOT WORDS
« Reply #246 on: May 28, 2009, 05:22:24 AM »

As is repugnant.

They're both words, though.
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Re: Things that ARE NOT WORDS
« Reply #247 on: May 28, 2009, 05:25:13 AM »

true.........can this thread become "things that might be words that we do not really like"


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Re: Things that ARE NOT WORDS
« Reply #248 on: May 29, 2009, 07:23:52 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.
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Re: Things that ARE NOT WORDS
« Reply #249 on: May 29, 2009, 08:26:19 PM »

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).   >:(
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Re: Things that ARE NOT WORDS
« Reply #250 on: May 30, 2009, 12:07:27 AM »

People who say 'doubly' as oposed to 'twice as' sound like idiots.
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Re: Things that ARE NOT WORDS
« Reply #251 on: May 30, 2009, 12:47:17 AM »

People who say 'doubly' as oposed to 'twice as' sound like idiots.
There is a shade of difference....  If you are ever going to be a great wordsmith, you must learn
never to discard a tool simply because you have not yet encountered a circumstance wherein it
is the appropriate one to use.
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Re: Things that ARE NOT WORDS
« Reply #252 on: May 30, 2009, 12:48:46 AM »

People who say 'doubly' as oposed to 'twice as' sound like idiots.
There is a shade of difference....  If you are ever going to be a great wordsmith, you must learn
never to discard a tool simply because you have not yet encountered a circumstance wherein it
is the appropriate one to use.

If I were writing a book and I wanted to make a character sound like an idiot, I would make them use this word.
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Re: Things that ARE NOT WORDS
« Reply #253 on: May 30, 2009, 02:24:10 AM »

that would also make you look like an idiot, only doubly so
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Re: Things that ARE NOT WORDS
« Reply #254 on: May 30, 2009, 02:57:59 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.
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