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Your Favorite Word In Your Language?

Tue Apr 23, 2013 1:17 pm

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.

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RE: Your Favorite Word In Your Language?

Tue Apr 23, 2013 1:28 pm

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

P.S this thread is quite pointless  
 
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RE: Your Favorite Word In Your Language?

Tue Apr 23, 2013 1:43 pm

Inexorable.






  
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RE: Your Favorite Word In Your Language?

Tue Apr 23, 2013 1:55 pm

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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RE: Your Favorite Word In Your Language?

Tue Apr 23, 2013 2:14 pm

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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RE: Your Favorite Word In Your Language?

Tue Apr 23, 2013 2:37 pm

Not my mother tongue, but my favorite English word is succulent 
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RE: Your Favorite Word In Your Language?

Tue Apr 23, 2013 2:42 pm

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RE: Your Favorite Word In Your Language?

Tue Apr 23, 2013 3:26 pm

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RE: Your Favorite Word In Your Language?

Tue Apr 23, 2013 3:30 pm

I think 'rambunctious' is a great word.
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RE: Your Favorite Word In Your Language?

Tue Apr 23, 2013 4:31 pm

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RE: Your Favorite Word In Your Language?

Tue Apr 23, 2013 5:27 pm

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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RE: Your Favorite Word In Your Language?

Tue Apr 23, 2013 5:39 pm

Spanish: Consuetudinario

English: nincompoop

French: voyage

Portuguese: Carioca
 
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RE: Your Favorite Word In Your Language?

Tue Apr 23, 2013 5:48 pm

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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RE: Your Favorite Word In Your Language?

Tue Apr 23, 2013 5:58 pm

Reciprocity ........
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RE: Your Favorite Word In Your Language?

Tue Apr 23, 2013 6:00 pm

Defenestrate is the best word in the English language.
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RE: Your Favorite Word In Your Language?

Tue Apr 23, 2013 6:01 pm

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 ........

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RE: Your Favorite Word In Your Language?

Tue Apr 23, 2013 6:04 pm

Obloquoy is a good one.

But bollards is my favorite.
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RE: Your Favorite Word In Your Language?

Tue Apr 23, 2013 6:20 pm

Free.

Quoting travelavnut (Reply 5):
succulent

Good word. Especially if used to describe a top sirloin on my plate.
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RE: Your Favorite Word In Your Language?

Tue Apr 23, 2013 6:29 pm

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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RE: Your Favorite Word In Your Language?

Tue Apr 23, 2013 7:10 pm

Shenanigans!

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

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RE: Your Favorite Word In Your Language?

Tue Apr 23, 2013 7:18 pm

Obtuse...

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RE: Your Favorite Word In Your Language?

Tue Apr 23, 2013 7:45 pm

French: néansmoins

Swiss German dialect: Schofseckel


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RE: Your Favorite Word In Your Language?

Tue Apr 23, 2013 7:49 pm

Habseligkeiten is a beautiful word in Germany .. as is Heimat
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RE: Your Favorite Word In Your Language?

Tue Apr 23, 2013 7:50 pm

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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RE: Your Favorite Word In Your Language?

Tue Apr 23, 2013 7:55 pm

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).

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RE: Your Favorite Word In Your Language?

Tue Apr 23, 2013 8:44 pm

Quoting ANITIX87 (Reply 23):
GREEK:

I like Ανακυκλώνω / Anakiklono which means to recycle.

Quoting tugger (Reply 24):
Uzo..

Ouzo  
 
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RE: Your Favorite Word In Your Language?

Tue Apr 23, 2013 8:46 pm

Достопримечательность is a Russian word often viewed as pleasant by both foreigners and Russians alike. It has a nice rhythm and feel to it (stress on the fifth syllable so with a nice rise and fall) - dostoprimechatel'nost'. It means an attraction or sight, as in sightseeing. For example - v Londone mnogo interesnykh dostoprimechatel'nostei - there are many interesting sights/places worth visiting/seeing in London. Nice word.
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RE: Your Favorite Word In Your Language?

Tue Apr 23, 2013 8:53 pm

Quoting OA260 (Reply 25):
Quoting tugger (Reply 24):
Uzo..

Ouzo

     
Thanks, I should know better, my bad.

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RE: Your Favorite Word In Your Language?

Tue Apr 23, 2013 9:28 pm

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" is a man not a woman, since the word is masculine. Also, far less offensive since very used, but depending on the situation it still is, when president Sarkozy used it against a man it caused a controversy, even leading recently to the country being sanctioned by the ECHR because a man had been condemned for using it against Sarkozy !

Many poems, songs and satire have been written around it, including famous songs by Brassens and Gainsbourg :

Brassens - Le temps ne fait rien à l'affaire : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gznDOMKeWkA

Gainsbourg - Requiem pour un con : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vJvwD3XADc

In southern France it goes along with "putain" and can be used to start or finish any sentence by "putain, con".
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RE: Your Favorite Word In Your Language?

Tue Apr 23, 2013 9:55 pm

Quoting Aesma (Reply 28):
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" is a man not a woman, since the word is masculine. Also, far less offensive since very used, but depending on the situation it still is

As in "tu parles des conneries"?  
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RE: Your Favorite Word In Your Language?

Tue Apr 23, 2013 9:58 pm

Quoting offloaded (Reply 4):
Bollocks and/or bolloxology.

  

Also: Discombobulate. Stocious. Doolallly.

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RE: Your Favorite Word In Your Language?

Tue Apr 23, 2013 10:00 pm

Gusset is a good one.

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RE: Your Favorite Word In Your Language?

Tue Apr 23, 2013 10:13 pm

Moist.

Also - Flange.

Hey, those two kind of go together!  
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RE: Your Favorite Word In Your Language?

Tue Apr 23, 2013 10:25 pm

Quoting RussianJet (Reply 32):
Moist. Also - Flange. Hey, those two kind of go together!

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 in English at the mo, but in German it has to be "Hottentottenpotentatentantenatentaeter"
 
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RE: Your Favorite Word In Your Language?

Tue Apr 23, 2013 10:36 pm

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 slang.
 
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RE: Your Favorite Word In Your Language?

Tue Apr 23, 2013 11:58 pm

Quoting BMI727 (Reply 14):

Defenestrate is the best word in the English language.

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 that one I guess.
 
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RE: Your Favorite Word In Your Language?

Wed Apr 24, 2013 12:19 am

huh, duh, umm and hmmm...


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RE: Your Favorite Word In Your Language?

Wed Apr 24, 2013 12:25 am

Indubitably, followed closely by facetious for English.

Spanish: caliente

Klingon: nga'chuq
 
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RE: Your Favorite Word In Your Language?

Wed Apr 24, 2013 12:43 am

my favorite english word is dingleberries. i find it so hilarious that we would have a word to describe that...
 
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RE: Your Favorite Word In Your Language?

Wed Apr 24, 2013 12:47 am

Quoting usflyer msp (Reply 38):

They're football players from University of West Virginia.

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RE: Your Favorite Word In Your Language?

Wed Apr 24, 2013 1:22 am

Quoting Confuscius (Reply 39):
University of West Virginia

As an alum, it's West Virginia University. And yes, that photo is hilarious.

My favorite word is catawampus.
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RE: Your Favorite Word In Your Language?

Wed Apr 24, 2013 1:50 am

I really want to hear you say the word....



...passport.


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RE: Your Favorite Word In Your Language?

Wed Apr 24, 2013 2:56 am

English - lush

Spanish - guapa

Thai - porn
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RE: Your Favorite Word In Your Language?

Wed Apr 24, 2013 4:07 am

Chicano:

órale

vato

ese

¡wassápenin!
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RE: Your Favorite Word In Your Language?

Wed Apr 24, 2013 7:15 am

Quoting sebolino (Reply 34):
but i like to use the word "certes"

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?
- Certes."

Bwahahahahahah.

Roughly translated as:

"- Am I boring you?
- Indeed."

But you have to see the movie for it to be funny.
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RE: Your Favorite Word In Your Language?

Wed Apr 24, 2013 7:38 am

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 17):
Quoting travelavnut (Reply 5):
succulent

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

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 the word makes my mouth water 
Quoting SmittyOne (Reply 35):
Concur, and we could use some more of it besides

I concur!
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RE: Your Favorite Word In Your Language?

Wed Apr 24, 2013 8:39 am

Quoting Braybuddy (Reply 33):
in German it has to be "Hottentottenpotentatentantenatentaeter

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 gates of time are closing (lit.: gates-closing-panic) and you fear that a once-in-a-lifetime change is about to fly over your head. A typical example would be a woman talking to a friend that she will soon turn 35 and wants kids but doesn't even have a beau while gnawing her nails.
It is not a tapeworm-word like the one you mentioned, but it is particularly difficult to translate.

I for one like "Quatsch". That's a German equivalent for "bollocks" but Quatsch or "Ach Quatsch!" simply sounds better, so there.
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RE: Your Favorite Word In Your Language?

Wed Apr 24, 2013 9:34 am

In Plattdeutsch a word that is a term of endearment, despite the literal translation:

Schietbüddel.

Verklaartüddeln is another good one meaning to explain or make clear.
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RE: Your Favorite Word In Your Language?

Wed Apr 24, 2013 10:20 am

Quoting NoUFO (Reply 46):
Then maybe you'll like "Torschlußpanik"

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 English, and the German ones that come to mind are "schadenfreude" (although that's common in English now) and "gemuetlich", or, even better "gemuetlichkeit", and "doppelgaenger" (again common in English now).
 
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RE: Your Favorite Word In Your Language?

Wed Apr 24, 2013 11:46 am

Quoting FaddyPainter (Reply 1):
P.S this thread is quite pointless

Says the guy that DIDN'T create a thread with 40+ replies in less than 24 hours   
Quoting offloaded (Reply 4):
Bollocks and/or bolloxology.
Quoting AM744 (Reply 9):
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I never thought this would be anyone's favorite word   

Quoting AR385 (Reply 11):
nincompoop

....thanks. I needed that lol

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 17):
Quoting travelavnut (Reply 5):
succulent

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

or the top sirloin in my pants when I see two top sirloins in some cute japanese girls' chests     (sorry I'm drunk)

Quoting Confuscius (Reply 36):
huh, duh, umm and hmmm...


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Confused Yeah sure boggled scratchchin

LOL

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Quoting usflyer msp (Reply 38):

They're football players from University of West Virginia.

  
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