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Word of the day

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by jk2447, Feb 26, 2010.

  1. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

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    Hi guys, come across this on BBC News. Never heard it before myself

    Apostate

    a traitor
    a runaway
    a renegade
     
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  2. Gingerdave

    Gingerdave Megabyte Poster

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    Nice I like this one:

    Apotheosis
     
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  3. derkit

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    I came across this the other day:

    proletariat

    The proletariat is a term used to identify a lower social class;
    a member of such a class is proletarian.
     
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  4. cisco lab rat

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    How do you write the sound scooby doo makes when he is puzzled, I have tried to write it down;

    HHuuurghh!

    That's a great sound to make when the gasman comes over to read the meter and you don't know where it is!!!
     
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  5. dazza786

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    There's 'word' calendars about.. somebody where I used to work had one, pretty cool.
     
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  6. zebulebu

    zebulebu Terabyte Poster

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    Don't get me and Dawn started on this :biggrin

    I think you'll find that those words are actually reasonably well-known. I used 'Apotheosis' in a conversation a few weeks ago - got some quizzical looks, but a couple of people knew what it meant. As for 'proletariat' - anyone with even an 'A' level politics, economics, history or sociology education knows about the proles and the bourgeoise
     
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  7. ericrollo

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    I actually came across that while reading Das Kapital
     
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  8. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

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    Never heard of it but I like it. Again!
     
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  9. Arroryn
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    What Zeb said. Continue ye not, lest you get blinded by wordage.

    A word I use far too often at the moment is propensity, which is a natural inclination towards something.

    But yeah, proletariat is a word I heard far too often in A Level History :)
     
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  10. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

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    Well don't jauk, lets see what you've got :twisted: or are you afraid you'll get suggilated?
     
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  11. JonnyMX

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    I thought it was the thing that a doctor puts on rubber gloves to check out...

    :oops:


    :biggrin
     
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  12. Arroryn
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    Arroryn we're all dooooooomed

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    Awww JK do you feel threatened? I'm anispeptic, frasmotic, even compunctuous to have caused such pericombobulation.

    (I know I know it's cheating but I couldn't resist in this kind of conversation!)

    May I offer you my most sincere contrafibularities on such an amusing thread :)
     
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  13. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

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    Ha ha I love how intelliegent Black Adder is. Antidisestablishmentarianism, why its the common word around these parts

    **Edit: Officially the longest word I know learnt when I was little!
     
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  14. Arroryn
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    Arroryn we're all dooooooomed

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    Nah not round here. I know far too many people who haven't got past antidistinctlyminty....
     
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  15. Big Bad JV

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    I like the sound of that railway station in Wales.
     
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  16. zebulebu

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    Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis anyone? (disease of the lungs suffered by coal-miners, I believe)
     
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  17. JonnyMX

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    What, Cardiff?

    :blink
     
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  18. Big Bad JV

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    Was thinking of Rhyl
     
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  19. Arroryn
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    If anyone tried to say that at me, I'd probably say "gesundheit, would you like a tissue?"
     
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  20. twizzle

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    Ahh you mean Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch (and yes i can say it, 15 years in wales means you learn one or two words....)

    The name means: St Mary's Church (Llanfair) in a hollow (pwll) of white hazel (gwyngyll) near (goger) the swirling whirlpool (y chwyrndrobwll) of the church of St Tysilio (llantysilio) with a red cave ([a]g ogo goch). (wikipedia)
     
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