Author Topic: Favorite words  (Read 828 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Online varoadking

  • Posts: 19329
Favorite words
« Topic Start: March 09, 2017, 01:18:26 PM »

What are some of your favorites that maybe only you and Tibetan Monks might actually use on a regular basis?

AtBC has taught me many...but I've forgotten them all...  :icon_frown:


Offline mitlen

  • Posts: 52203
  • We had 'em all the way.
Re: Favorite words
« Reply #1: March 09, 2017, 01:35:39 PM »
What are some of your favorites that maybe only you and Tibetan Monks might actually use on a regular basis?

AtBC has taught me many...but I've forgotten them all...  :icon_frown:



mitlen

Offline dracnal

  • Posts: 1007
Re: Favorite words
« Reply #2: March 09, 2017, 01:55:17 PM »
I don't know about use regularly, but I do love the word Zarf.

When I was maybe 7 years old I was playing Scrabble against my 14 year old sister. I had basically no letters and was getting hammered in the game. So I played 'Zarf' with the Z on a triple word score. She reasonably and predictably called me on it, but I told her to check the dictionary.

Turns out, it is an actual word. The best example folks have likely seen would be the cardboard sleeves used at Starbucks. Essentially it's a frame with or w/o a handle designed to make it easier to hold a cup.

Offline Squab

  • Global Moderator
  • ****
  • Posts: 4256
  • I'm feeling a tear coming on.
Re: Favorite words
« Reply #3: March 09, 2017, 05:13:54 PM »
recalcitrant has always been one of my favorites.

definition- having an obstinately uncooperative attitude toward authority or discipline.

also: panopticon

Offline mitlen

  • Posts: 52203
  • We had 'em all the way.
Re: Favorite words
« Reply #4: March 09, 2017, 05:23:33 PM »
recalcitrant has always been one of my favorites.

definition- having an obstinately uncooperative attitude toward authority or discipline.



Ooh,  I like that one.

Offline houston-nat

  • Posts: 18990
Re: Favorite words
« Reply #5: March 09, 2017, 05:31:16 PM »
absquatulate (to leave quickly)

adamantine (unbreakable)

loquacious (talkative)

piffle

kumquat

weasel

Online HalfSmokes

  • Posts: 18760
Re: Favorite words
« Reply #6: March 09, 2017, 05:39:33 PM »
No love for embiggen?

Offline JCA-CrystalCity

  • Global Moderator
  • ****
  • Posts: 24000
  • Platoon - not just a movie, a baseball obsession
Re: Favorite words
« Reply #7: March 09, 2017, 05:43:10 PM »
I actually use the word "Moreover" all the time.

Online Natsinpwc

  • Posts: 9862
Re: Favorite words
« Reply #8: March 09, 2017, 05:51:11 PM »
Indubitably. 

Offline slhubic

  • Posts: 741
Re: Favorite words
« Reply #9: March 09, 2017, 07:50:12 PM »
caustic.

Offline dcpatti

  • Posts: 1581
Re: Favorite words
« Reply #10: March 09, 2017, 08:33:44 PM »
Curmudgeon.

Online HalfSmokes

  • Posts: 18760
Re: Favorite words
« Reply #11: March 09, 2017, 08:39:36 PM »
I actually use the word "Moreover" all the time.

Nevertheless is my compound word crutch

Offline Mathguy

  • Posts: 7216
  • Whoa That Was A Good One ! Poke His Brain Here !
    • Outer Banks Beach House
Re: Favorite words
« Reply #12: March 09, 2017, 09:18:51 PM »
Why


What are some of your favorites that maybe only you and Tibetan Monks might actually use on a regular basis?

AtBC has taught me many...but I've forgotten them all...  :icon_frown:



Offline skippy1999

  • Posts: 14740
  • #squad
Re: Favorite words
« Reply #13: March 09, 2017, 11:55:04 PM »
Behoove, I loved using that on my kids, gave whatever I was saying gravitas :lol:  I love saying things are "tony" mainly because my daughter argued one time when I said her friend lived in a very tony neighborhood that that wasn't a real word until of course she found out it was and I got to do my "I'm smarter than my 5th grader" dance  8)  I love words, I really can't think of any more right now but I feel like I could fill up a whole page with my faves. 

Offline JCA-CrystalCity

  • Global Moderator
  • ****
  • Posts: 24000
  • Platoon - not just a movie, a baseball obsession
Re: Favorite words
« Reply #14: March 10, 2017, 08:08:18 AM »
Nevertheless is my compound word crutch
we have this standard joke in the office about paragraphs with "Nevertheless, however..."

I'll take cheap transitions and word-count fillers for $100.

Offline 1995hoo

  • Posts: 898
Re: Favorite words
« Reply #15: March 10, 2017, 09:33:18 AM »
While I didn't vote for the man whose name sounds the same as this word, lately I've taken a liking to using the perfectly legitimate verb "trump" just to bug people who have a negative reaction to it. (Funny, my iPhone wanted to capitalize it as I typed that sentence.)

An example would be earlier this week when I clarified that a new memo trumped prior instructions on a mattter.

Offline wj73

  • Posts: 427
Re: Favorite words
« Reply #16: March 10, 2017, 09:59:22 AM »
Defenestration - the act of throwing something out a window. 

I used to use it a lot back when I was in IT support when I was at someone's desk who was completely agitated because their computer wasn't working right. They'd be so upset could not give me any useful information about what the problem was - they'd just foam at the mouth incoherently.  I'd tap a few keys on the PC, then put on my gravest face and say solemnly, "It looks like this computer needs a complete defenestration."  I'd get a puzzled look, then I'd explain what the word meant. I'd always get at least a rueful chuckle out of them.  That little bit of humor tended to calm them down a bit to the point where they could be at least somewhat coherent in explaining what problems they had so I could start troubleshooting.

Of course in most cases the errors tended to be either DEU errors (Dumb End User), or ID-10T errors (look at how it's written - ID10T).

Offline 1995hoo

  • Posts: 898
Re: Favorite words
« Reply #17: March 10, 2017, 10:10:15 AM »
The computer-related term I like to use is "PLOKTA."

"Press Lots of Keys to Abort," as in how people start hitting all sorts of keys when it slows or freezes.

Offline mitlen

  • Posts: 52203
  • We had 'em all the way.
Re: Favorite words
« Reply #18: March 10, 2017, 10:23:54 AM »
incorrigible

Offline skippy1999

  • Posts: 14740
  • #squad
Re: Favorite words
« Reply #19: March 10, 2017, 10:31:22 AM »
incorrigible

Heard that one a lot, did ya? ;)

Offline mitlen

  • Posts: 52203
  • We had 'em all the way.
Re: Favorite words
« Reply #20: March 10, 2017, 10:42:26 AM »
Heard that one a lot, did ya? ;)

Not to my face.      :)

Offline dracnal

  • Posts: 1007
Re: Favorite words
« Reply #21: March 10, 2017, 10:54:53 AM »
The computer-related term I like to use is "PLOKTA."

"Press Lots of Keys to Abort," as in how people start hitting all sorts of keys when it slows or freezes.

PICNIC.

Problem In Chair, Not In Computer

Online Natsinpwc

  • Posts: 9862
Re: Favorite words
« Reply #22: March 10, 2017, 10:57:24 AM »
PICNIC.

Problem In Chair, Not In Computer
I cant share what we non tech folks would say about our IT help desk.

Offline dracnal

  • Posts: 1007
Re: Favorite words
« Reply #23: March 10, 2017, 11:12:20 AM »
I cant share what we non tech folks would say about our IT help desk.

Then fire them :)

If the answer is anything other than 'They rock,' it's time for new IT people.

Offline skippy1999

  • Posts: 14740
  • #squad
Re: Favorite words
« Reply #24: March 10, 2017, 11:12:30 AM »
I cant share what we non tech folks would say about our IT help desk.

hahahah right? :lol: