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Your Favorite Word In Your Language?  
User currently offlinePHX787 From Japan, joined Mar 2012, 7496 posts, RR: 18
Posted (1 year 4 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2679 times:

Random random I know, but I thought it'd be fun to talk about this.

What is the word you like saying the most in your native language (or any language you speak) ??

For example, I love the word "snafu." it's so funny, how it's pronounced. Snaffffuuuuu....haha

In Japanese, I love the word "oppai....." for obvious reasons  

Random thread, I know, but it's 10PM here and I'm bored.

Your turn, Airliners 


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User currently offlineFaddyPainter From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2010, 131 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (1 year 4 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2668 times:

"Thruppence" has got to be up there for me, just rolls off the tongue nicely.

P.S this thread is quite pointless  


User currently offlineDarksnowynight From United States of America, joined Jan 2012, 1356 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (1 year 4 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2652 times:

Inexorable.






  



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User currently offlineGrahamHill From France, joined Mar 2007, 2821 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (1 year 4 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2641 times:

I think it's fair to say that "putain" is the favourite word of the French people, me included. There is barely not one sentence I say without this word. It is a bad word meaning "b*tch" in French, but it has become an element of language. It doesn't shock people anymore. You can say it in full or you can use the shortened "'p'tain" or just "'tain".

I came across this YouTube video not too long ago. I think it sums up pretty well the use of this word: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GSeaDQ6sPs0



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User currently offlineoffloaded From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2009, 875 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (1 year 4 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2621 times:

Bollocks and/or bolloxology.

Hale and pace - The Bollocks Song

In fact I'm thinking of getting a bolloxometer fitted to my TV so that everytime any politician, anywhere in the world, expresses an opinion on anything at all, it automatically changes channel.

  



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User currently offlinetravelavnut From Netherlands, joined May 2010, 1611 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (1 year 4 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2609 times:

Not my mother tongue, but my favorite English word is succulent 


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User currently offlineakiss20 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 608 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (1 year 4 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2603 times:

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User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26957 posts, RR: 58
Reply 7, posted (1 year 4 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2576 times:

Disembark which is sadly being bastadised the by the horrible deplane  

User currently offlineRussianJet From Belgium, joined Jul 2007, 7702 posts, RR: 21
Reply 8, posted (1 year 4 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2572 times:
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I think 'rambunctious' is a great word.


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User currently offlineAM744 From Mexico, joined Jun 2001, 1777 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (1 year 4 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2542 times:

Libertad

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User currently offlineAF1624 From France, joined Jul 2006, 658 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (1 year 4 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2523 times:

Quoting GrahamHill (Reply 3):
It is a bad word meaning "b*tch" in French

Actually, bitch would be translated as "chienne".

Just the way the English can use "bitch" litteraly to define a female dog; or a very libertine girl/woman; we use "chienne" to refer to a female dog - or a very libertine girl/woman.

The actual translation of "putain" would be "whore". Not "prostitute", "whore".

But, admittedly, you were close enough and I'm just being a bit of an ass.

My favourite French word would be... merde. I don't say it that much, but when I do, it usually means I'm getting really serious. I will use "putain" many, many times - and not actually mean it. But "merde" as a certain strength to it, a certain thickness.



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User currently offlineAR385 From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 6188 posts, RR: 30
Reply 11, posted (1 year 4 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2515 times:
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Spanish: Consuetudinario

English: nincompoop

French: voyage

Portuguese: Carioca



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User currently offlineGrahamHill From France, joined Mar 2007, 2821 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (1 year 4 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2504 times:

Quoting AF1624 (Reply 10):
The actual translation of "putain" would be "whore". Not "prostitute", "whore".

I stand corrected 
Quoting AF1624 (Reply 10):
you were close enough and I'm just being a bit of an ass.

Nah, you're just being French 



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User currently offlinebhill From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 966 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (1 year 4 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2492 times:

Reciprocity ........


Carpe Pices
User currently offlineBMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 15735 posts, RR: 27
Reply 14, posted (1 year 4 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2489 times:

Defenestrate is the best word in the English language.


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User currently offlinetugger From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 5526 posts, RR: 8
Reply 15, posted (1 year 4 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2489 times:

Rythm

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Quoting OA260 (Reply 7):
deplane

Isn't that one of the primary services offered at Marana, Victorville, and Davis-Monthan etc?  
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Quoting bhill (Reply 13):
Reciprocity ........

"Variable, this is Knife, over ....."

Tugg

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User currently offlinezckls04 From United States of America, joined Dec 2011, 1346 posts, RR: 4
Reply 16, posted (1 year 4 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2482 times:

Obloquoy is a good one.

But bollards is my favorite.



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User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20563 posts, RR: 62
Reply 17, posted (1 year 4 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2466 times:

Free.

Quoting travelavnut (Reply 5):
succulent

Good word. Especially if used to describe a top sirloin on my plate.



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User currently offlineSOBHI51 From Saudi Arabia, joined Jun 2003, 3468 posts, RR: 17
Reply 18, posted (1 year 4 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2463 times:
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I like the Arabic word SALAM we use when greeting somebody or saying goodbye it works both ways
Also we can say salam aleikom which means peace be on you.
BTW Hebrew language have the same word SHALOM.



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User currently offlinekpitrrat From United States of America, joined Oct 2011, 186 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (1 year 4 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2437 times:

Shenanigans!

Not sure if it is technically a "real" word but its my fav.

HEY FARVA!


User currently offlinemoose135 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 2316 posts, RR: 10
Reply 20, posted (1 year 4 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2430 times:

Obtuse...

Filler
Filler
Filler



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User currently offlineflyingturtle From Switzerland, joined Oct 2011, 2390 posts, RR: 13
Reply 21, posted (1 year 4 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2414 times:

French: néansmoins

Swiss German dialect: Schofseckel


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User currently offlinelh526 From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 2360 posts, RR: 14
Reply 22, posted (1 year 4 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2412 times:
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Habseligkeiten is a beautiful word in Germany .. as is Heimat


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User currently offlineANITIX87 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 3303 posts, RR: 13
Reply 23, posted (1 year 4 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2406 times:
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Quoting PHX787 (Thread starter):

For example, I love the word "snafu." it's so funny, how it's pronounced. Snaffffuuuuu....haha

I presume you know "snafu" is actually a military acronym? Along with "fubar" and "bohica", which come from similar lines, some military slang really is pretty hilarious and cool.

As for my favorite words:

ENGLISH: "RADAR" - Think about how RADAR works. Now look at RADAR backwards. In being a palindrom, the word itself represents its function! Brilliant (though unintentional, I'm sure). ("Liquid" is another just because of how elegantly is rolls off the tongue.)

FRENCH: "BORDEL" - Literally, it means "brothel" but it's used as an expletive mostly. (Another favorite is "shampooing" just because I always thought it was an actual French word when I was little. Took my forever to realize it was just a bastardized pronunciation of a fake English word.)

GREEK: Sadly, I don't know enough Greek anymore to have a favorite word, but "TAVERNA" is a favorite just because of its meaning ("Tavern") and the memories it brings back of my trips to Greece.

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User currently offlinetugger From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 5526 posts, RR: 8
Reply 24, posted (1 year 4 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2402 times:

Quoting ANITIX87 (Reply 23):
Sadly, I don't know enough Greek anymore to have a favorite word,

Well for Greek, for me it would have to be Uzo....   (Yes, I do like it, with some ice to "smoke" it and Pistachio's).

Tugg



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25 Post contains images OA260 : I like Ανακυκλώνω / Anakiklono which means to recycle. Ouzo
26 RussianJet : Достопримечательность is a Russian word often viewed as pleasant by both foreigners and Russians alike. It has a nice rhythm and
27 Post contains images tugger : Thanks, I should know better, my bad. Tugg
28 Post contains links Aesma : In French I like "con", again an expletive with sexual origins, the con being the woman's lower parts. Similar to cunt, except that twist that a "con"
29 Post contains images RussianJet : As in "tu parles des conneries"?
30 Post contains images mariner : Also: Discombobulate. Stocious. Doolallly. mariner
31 Bananaboy : Gusset is a good one. Mark
32 Post contains images RussianJet : Moist. Also - Flange. Hey, those two kind of go together!
33 Post contains images Braybuddy : Oh dear. I can see where this thread is heading . . . (didn't you mean to type "separate" instead of "together", there, btw ) Can't think of any word
34 Post contains images sebolino : I wouldn't say that it's my favorite, but i like to use the word "certes". It means "yes" or "I agree", but with a touch of classicism The opposite of
35 SmittyOne : Concur, and we could use some more of it besides. My nomination for second place would be 'douchebag'. The French get 2/3 credit by the letter on tha
36 Post contains images Confuscius : huh, duh, umm and hmmm... In a.net emoticons: Same order as above... [Edited 2013-04-23 17:32:29]
37 CplKlinger : Indubitably, followed closely by facetious for English. Spanish: caliente Klingon: nga'chuq
38 usflyer msp : my favorite english word is dingleberries. i find it so hilarious that we would have a word to describe that...
39 Post contains images Confuscius : They're football players from University of West Virginia.
40 tz757300 : As an alum, it's West Virginia University. And yes, that photo is hilarious. My favorite word is catawampus.
41 HOMSaR : I really want to hear you say the word.... ...passport. Four and a half points if you get the reference.
42 Superfly : English - lush Spanish - guapa Thai - porn (means blessing or could be any fruit from a tree)
43 Confuscius : Chicano: órale vato ese ¡wassápenin!
44 AF1624 : Well-used, "certes" can become one of the most beautiful replies out there. I will quote a classic French movie, "Les Visiteurs": "- Je vous ennuie?
45 Post contains images travelavnut : And that is exactely why I love that word. Not only is succulent almost synonomous for delicious, it actually sounds like its meaning. Just speaking
46 NoUFO : Then maybe you'll like "Torschlußpanik" (or make it Torschlusspanik) as well. That's the panic you feel and that sometimes overwhelms you when the g
47 Quokkas : In Plattdeutsch a word that is a term of endearment, despite the literal translation: Schietbüddel. Verklaartüddeln is another good one meaning to e
48 Braybuddy : Nice one, and I hadn't heard it before, but then my German is pretty basic. I love the way other languages have words that have no equivalent in Engl
49 Post contains images PHX787 : Says the guy that DIDN'T create a thread with 40+ replies in less than 24 hours I never thought this would be anyone's favorite word ....thanks. I ne
50 Post contains images lh526 : The word container ... now that's a marvelous one as it describes exactly what it is ... an object that contains something ... a receptacle for all so
51 Post contains images FaddyPainter : I think we must have quite differing views on what a pointless thread is
52 AeroWesty : Or how many uses there are for top sirloin.
53 Post contains images FaddyPainter : Depends if it's beef or horse. You never can tell these days.
54 AviRaider : I like onomatopoeia (pronounced: on-uh-mat-uh-pee-uh). It defines words that are spelt the way they are sounded. Like wow, and honk, boom.
55 747srule : I think my favorite would be antithesis.It just sounds so scholarly.
56 flyingturtle : Another one from me: Hapaxlegomenon. It is used in linguistics, for example when somebody wants to know if a text has been tinkered with. David
57 Post contains images Birdwatching : Here's a word I love: Celestial. It sounds beautiful. Soren
58 seb146 : HA! I like that one too! You may have forgotten an "h" as in: rhythm. My favorite word is nifty. Any of those 1920s words I like. But, nifty because
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