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RE: Your Favorite Word In Your Language?

Posted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 12:56 pm
by 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 sorts of things .... a Container  

RE: Your Favorite Word In Your Language?

Posted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 1:07 pm
by faddypainter
Quoting PHX787 (Reply 49):
Says the guy that DIDN'T create a thread with 40+ replies in less than 24 hours

I think we must have quite differing views on what a pointless thread is  

RE: Your Favorite Word In Your Language?

Posted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 1:12 pm
by AeroWesty
Quoting FaddyPainter (Reply 51):
I think we must have quite differing views on what a pointless thread is

Or how many uses there are for top sirloin.

RE: Your Favorite Word In Your Language?

Posted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 1:23 pm
by faddypainter
Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 52):
Or how many uses there are for top sirloin.

Depends if it's beef or horse. You never can tell these days.   

RE: Your Favorite Word In Your Language?

Posted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 1:27 pm
by 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.

RE: Your Favorite Word In Your Language?

Posted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 6:59 pm
by 747srule
I think my favorite would be antithesis.It just sounds so scholarly.

RE: Your Favorite Word In Your Language?

Posted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 8:21 pm
by 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

RE: Your Favorite Word In Your Language?

Posted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 4:29 am
by Birdwatching
Here's a word I love:

Celestial. It sounds beautiful.

Soren   

RE: Your Favorite Word In Your Language?

Posted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 6:00 am
by seb146
Quoting akiss20 (Reply 6):
Kerfuffle

HA! I like that one too!

Quoting tugger (Reply 15):
Rythm

You may have forgotten an "h" as in: rhythm.

My favorite word is nifty. Any of those 1920s words I like. But, nifty because I used it to make my youngest brother mad when he was in Kindergarten. He hated that word so much he would try, with his little 5 year old might, to punch me. It's a brother thing.

But, the word above all words, even above "kerfuffle" and "nifty" that I love the most with no question:

yes