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    What is your favourite word?

    Mine is Squaloid, an adjective which describes something as being like or pertaining to a shark or sharks
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    I think my favourite word is to defenestrate - the act of throwing something or someone out of a window.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lord_Herman View Post
    I think my favourite word is to defenestrate - the act of throwing something or someone out of a window.
    Can we disallow defenestrate now please? Everyone loves that word, and it wouldn't be fair to all the others. Like:

    squamous (scaly, with connotations of also being slick and slimy)
    sonorous
    malignant
    polyphony
    byzantine
    sinople (means red and also green)
    Gdansk
    fudge
    glom

    and

    harbl (it's my favourite by a mile. Harbl makes me happy )

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    Hippopotomonstrosesquippedalian, the only word that can properly describe my greatness.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lord_Herman View Post
    I think my favourite word is to defenestrate - the act of throwing something or someone out of a window.
    Also applicable for throwing something/one from a great height

    Lately, my favorite word has been exacerbate; to make something and/or a present situation much worse.
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    whack

    It's the god of words, liek ttly roxxzors! Really, there's a comfortable feel in my mouth when I say it, much like schmack.

    Also, I agree, let's disallow defenestrate, it's cliché by now.

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    EDIT: Note that I editted my favourite word, because I found it was indeed not my favourite word.
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    Tuft. Nuff said.

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    Yambag is by far my favorite word

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    My favorite word?

    yes.

    But only in certain situations...
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    There's another word I really like, but I've forgotten what it was It's an unnecessarily long word for 'unnecessarily long word'.

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    The first thing that comes to mind:

    Carrion

    I know, a weird choice, but I just like how it sounds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lord_Herman View Post
    There's another word I really like, but I've forgotten what it was It's an unnecessarily long word for 'unnecessarily long word'.
    The best I could find was 'Logorrhoea', which means 'an excessive flow of words' , which is not quite what you're talking about.

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    Immolate
    though i rarely get a chance to use it.
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    I like the word chillax. I know it's not a word just yet (as in not in the dictionary), but i'll be suprised if it's not one within the next 20 years.
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    i like the word "Cannister" not sure why though hehe
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    Antidisestablismentarianism, of course.
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    Can we have proper nouns as words? Coz then I'd probably have Ranis.

    Handed right you could spam peoples threads up goooood with that.
    "Ranis! Ranis! Ranis! Ranis! Ranis! Ranis! Ranis!" etc, etc.

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    Superfluous.

    Use superfluous superfluously and those around you will un-superfluously question your superfluous display of vocabulary.
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    Antidisestablismentarianism, of course.
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    If we're ruling out defenestrate, then I'll toss out GALLIMAUFRY.
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    Words I like...

    Disestablishmentarianism.

    Simply because it sounds cool.

    And Yoink. Yoink is awesome.
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    And Yoink. Yoink is awesome.
    Seconded..
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    Thirded. Especially in combination with other words. The thread about Vader versus Voldemort had me lauging out loud about the idea of 'Force-yoinking' objects.

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    My favorite word is phenomenon. It's all Jim Henson's fault.

    Although superfluous is also a great word. So are disingenuous, paraphrenalia, and praxis. My sister-in-law believes that the most odious word is moist, and I think that she might be right.

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    My favorite word is actually a German word. It is, if I remember aright:

    Donaudampfschiffahrtselektrizitätenhauptbetriebswe rkbauunterbeamtengesellschaft.

    In English, it translates to "association for subordinate officials of the head office management of the Danube steamboat electrical services."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lord_Herman View Post
    Thirded. Especially in combination with other words. The thread about Vader versus Voldemort had me lauging out loud about the idea of 'Force-yoinking' objects.
    Force-Yoinking.

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    The best word ever is 'morass', as in an area of swampy ground. There can be no argument in this matter.
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    My fave word? I'd have to say...morbid obesity. heh. Why is morbid even in there? morbid obesity...

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    Hmm. I'm quite partial to "serendipitous".

    And I suppose brobdingnagian should be on the list of great words as well...

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    Today, my favorite word is frabjous. Not only is it wonderfully silly, it is fun to say, and I like the way it looks when I type it. Frabjous.
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