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    (Original post by dairychocolate)
    quixotic

    - extremely idealistic; unrealistic and impractical.
    Oooooo I like that word :five:
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    I love grammar and etymology <33

    Although I once said that to a guy and he lost interest pretty much immediately afterwards :/

    I don't have a favourite word per se, but I use 'obscure' words in everyday conversation and people look at me like "speak English please". however i don't think they're actually obscure - if I have the capacity for an extensive vocabulary, why not use it? The English language is the most beautiful one.

    Apparently I overuse 'perpetuate'.
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    Autophoby- The fear of referring to yourself. The fear of using the pronouns "I" or "Me".

    Balbutiate - To stutter or stammer.

    Dactylonomy - Counting on your fingers.
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    Defenestrate

    Okay, not that obscure, but I think it's great that the English language has a verb meaning to throw someone out a window.
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    (Original post by dairychocolate)
    quixotic

    - extremely idealistic; unrealistic and impractical.
    This is sort of me, although I'd argue that with the right ethic, ideals can become reality :moon:
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    (Original post by IFoundWonderland)
    I love grammar and etymology <33

    Although I once said that to a guy and he lost interest pretty much immediately afterwards :/

    I don't have a favourite word per se, but I use 'obscure' words in everyday conversation and people look at me like "speak English please". however i don't think they're actually obscure - if I have the capacity for an extensive vocabulary, why not use it? The English language is the most beautiful one.

    Apparently I overuse 'perpetuate'.
    Me too. I have so many words I love that are so not well received in any type of conversations.

    Also I didn't reply earlier but can't believe I'm an extra special chosen one now. I accepted the request but do I also have to add you back for us to be real full proper friends now? :hugs:
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    (Original post by Ethereal World)
    Oooooo I like that word :five:
    Learnt it from a Red Hot Chilli Peppers song name, actually.

    Comes in handy during ethical and political debates.

    (Original post by IFoundWonderland)
    This is sort of me, although I'd argue that with the right ethic, ideals can become reality :moon:
    Not sure what you mean.
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    (Original post by Quantex)
    Defenestrate

    Okay, not that obscure, but I think it's great that the English language has a verb meaning to throw someone out a window.
    :rip:

    And now defenestrate is back on the mind.
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    (Original post by Ethereal World)
    Sorry I can't see the definitions
    Sorry

    1) To steal something (or say that something has been stolen)
    2) This should be spelt with an e (looks like auto-correct disagreed with me :angry:), but it is used to describe an insightful individual.
    3) Friendliness
    4) Stingy
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    (Original post by Indeterminate)
    Sorry

    1) To steal something (or say that something has been stolen)
    2) This should be spelt with an e (looks like auto-correct disagreed with me :angry:), but it is used to describe an insightful individual.
    3) Friendliness
    4) Stingy
    Awwww. And wow indeterminate got angry. ! Kinda hot.
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    Batrachomyomachy - "making a mountain out of a molehill"
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    (Original post by Ethereal World)
    Me too. I have so many words I love that are so not well received in any type of conversations.

    Also I didn't reply earlier but can't believe I'm an extra special chosen one now. I accepted the request but do I also have to add you back for us to be real full proper friends now? :hugs:
    I just pretend that the other person is the inadequate one for not knowing what the word means :teehee:

    I don't really know how it works I just followed a link and ended up there and decided to make friends with people. Being friends sounds a lot better than following people - that way I'm not so much of a stalker :lol:
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    (Original post by the bear)
    ermm a strumpet is a lady of ill-repute. swyving is her favorite pastime.
    Do you like swyving a strumpet and then resting your member on her philtrum thereafter?
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    (Original post by Ethereal World)
    Do you like swyving a strumpet and then resting your member on her philtrum thereafter?
    depending on her fewmets

    :rofl:
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    Could I say "don't be so batrachomyomachious"?
    (Original post by TheOtherSide.)
    Batrachomyomachy - "making a mountain out of a molehill"
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    (Original post by IFoundWonderland)
    Could I say "don't be so batrachomyomachious"?
    :dontknow: I've never actually had to use that word...
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    Ooh, and the weird words you get in music:

    Klangfarbenmelodie - literally 'tone-colour melody', which is some technique Schoenberg uses in one of his pieces
    Fortississimo - very, very, loud (kind of a mouthful)
    Hemidemisemiquaver - a very short note
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    Cockade. :sexface:
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    (Original post by Quantex)
    Defenestrate

    Okay, not that obscure, but I think it's great that the English language has a verb meaning to throw someone out a window.
    The French brought that word to the English people.

    Say thanks.
 
 
 
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