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    Your Verbosity is Superfluous: Big Word and Syntax Thread

    At my new general labor job, I've been having my balls busted for using proper grammar in my speech and telling guys they're not gentlemen because they do not wear a monocle and top hat. Naturally, this sparked a fire in me to jerk off to my own ego and memorize new asshole words, which I will share with you.

    I'd also like this to serve as a help center for those who want to write things gooder, and a place for grammar nazis among us to vent their current grievances. Puns are welcome, too, I guess.

    Wordsmiths and Lexiconnoisseurs untie.

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    Word of the day: Saccharine.

    Adjective

    1. Of or relating to sugar.
    2. (pejorative) Excessively sweet in action or disposition; syrupy.
    3. Sentimental or romantic to the point of ridiculousness.
    a : of, relating to, or resembling that of sugar <saccharine taste>
    b : yielding or containing sugar <saccharine vegetables>

    2: overly or sickishly sweet <saccharine flavor>

    3: ingratiatingly or affectedly agreeable or friendly

    4: overly sentimental : mawkish <a saccharine love story>

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    Boobies.

    noun, plural boo·bies.

    1. a stupid person; dunce.

    2. a gannet of the genus Sula, having a bright bill, bright feet, or both: some are endangered.

    Origin:
    1590–1600; earlier pooby, apparently blend of poop to befool (now obsolete) and baby; (def 2) perhaps by association with Spanish bobo < Latin balbus stuttering

    Related forms boo·by·ish, adjective

    noun, plural boob·ies. Slang: Sometimes Vulgar. a female breast.

    Origin:
    1930–35, Americanism; probably variant of earlier bubby

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    Word of my life because it's simple amazing -

    Haberdashery
    n. pl. hab·er·dash·er·ies1. A haberdasher's shop.
    2. The goods and wares sold by a haberdasher.

    Use it in a sentence:
    "Ride me hard you magnificent haberdashery bastard you"

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    Definition of EXQUISITE (ex·qui·site )

    1
    : carefully selected : choice

    2
    archaic : accurate

    3
    a : marked by flawless craftsmanship or by beautiful,ingenious, delicate, or elaborate execution <an exquisitevase>
    b : marked by nice
    discrimination, deep sensitivity, or subtle understanding <exquisite taste>
    c :
    accomplished, perfected <an exquisite gentleman>

    4
    a : pleasing through beauty, fitness, or perfection <anexquisite white blossom>
    b : acute, intense <exquisite pain>
    c : having uncommon or
    esoteric appeal
    ex·qui·site·ly adverb
    ex·qui·site·ness noun

    Sentences:
    GlowBear's sentence was exquisite.
    I'm listening to Madness at the moment, such exquisite music, especially Night Boat To Cairo​.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Nihil View Post
    Wordsmiths and Lexiconnoisseurs untie.
    *snicker*

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    word of the day: persnickety

    1
    a : fussy about small details : fastidious <a persnickety teacher>
    b : having the characteristics of a snob
    2
    : requiring great precision <a persnickety job>
    per·snick·e·ti·ness noun

    Examples of PERSNICKETY

    • <as she got older, she got more and more persnickety>
    • <lacked the patience to deal with such persnickety tasks as hanging wallpaper>

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    Here's one you don't hear very often except on that one site where they sell movie tickets or something;

    Fandango

    Noun
    A lively Spanish dance for two people, typically accompanied by castanets or tambourine.
    A foolish or useless act or thing.


    That's...actually quite the amusing name for a business venture now that I think of it. The guy who started it must have a great sense of humor. It could also work as a verb in an 80's action movie.

    "You wanna fandango with me, Bennett?"

    THUNK dude takes a pipe through the chest

    "How about you blow off some steam"

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    Amalgamation


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    Quote Originally Posted by Everyday Legend View Post
    Amalgamation
    I hate that I don't get to say amalgam often. Or cacophony.

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    Testicular Fortitude

    A statement coined by Our Wrestling Savior Mick Holy Jesus Foley after He proved the Very Real Love of God to a live WWE audience.

    "BAH GAWD SOMEBODY STOP THE DAMN MATCH! THIS DISPLAY OF TESTICULAR FORTITUDE HASN'T HAPPENED SINCE THE ROMANS CRUCIFIED THAT OTHER GUY HOWEVER MANY YEARS AGO"


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    Testicular Fortitude always reminds me of Schwartzkopf's line,

    bovine scatology

    1. (euphemistic) Bullshit.
      • 1991, General H. Norman Schwartzkopf, Jr, quoted in "Stormin' Norman",ABC_Primetime, February 7I would describe that report as bovine scatology, okay? Better referred to by the troops as "BS". I don't know who that guy's source is, but he ought to get a new source because the source is a liar.

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    Wonder-wench
    • A sweetheart

    "Look at the rack on that wonder-wench!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by AboveUp View Post
    Wonder-wench
    • A sweetheart

    "Look at the rack on that wonder-wench!"
    I love it so

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    Calcified

    Hardened from the deposit of calcium salts.

    That which is unchanging or inflexible.

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    • su·per·flu·ous

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    Some fun words

    tsuji-giri:::
    To try out a new sword on a passerby.

    nakhur::
    A camel that gives no milk until her nostrils are tickled.

    ataoso::
    One who sees problems with everything.

    bakku-shan::
    A woman who only appears pretty when seen from behind.

    kaelling::
    A woman who stands on the steps of her house yelling obscenities at her kids.

    blatteroon::
    A person who will not stop talking.

    shot-clog::
    A drinking companion only tolerated because he/she pays for the drinks.

    quirkyalone::
    Someone who doesn't fall in love easily, but waits for the right person to come along.

    rumblegumption::
    Common-Sense

    boondoggle::
    To carry out valueless work in order to convey the impression that one is busy.
    I think that's enough for now.

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    Dilettante
    - A person having a superficial interest in an art or a branch of knowledge.

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    surreptitious

    stealthy, furtive, well hidden, covert

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    Avocation = Hobby.
    Loquacious = Talkative
    Sesquipedalian = Big, big, words
    Obstinate = Stubborn
    Laconic = Brief
    Onomatopoeia = "Wham!, Bam!, Bang! Plop!"


    I don't think I did this right...

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