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Bag's Word of the Day and Grammar Rodeo!

Postby Bag of Ass » Wed Aug 20, 2003 10:52 pm

I learned a new word today: decolletage

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Postby Dynagrip » Wed Aug 20, 2003 10:58 pm

Webster's word of the day is better...overall, not necessarily today.

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Postby Bag of Ass » Wed Aug 20, 2003 11:04 pm

Isn't there some slacking you're supposed to be doing? You know, like way over there...?

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Postby Orthanc » Wed Aug 20, 2003 11:11 pm

I'll decolletage the both of you if you don't stop arguing.

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Postby Zsinj » Wed Aug 20, 2003 11:38 pm

Orthanc wrote:I'll decolletage the both of you if you don't stop arguing.


Whoa, I'd like to see that happen...

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Postby Orthanc » Wed Aug 20, 2003 11:40 pm

Zsinj wrote:
Orthanc wrote:I'll decolletage the both of you if you don't stop arguing.


Whoa, I'd like to see that happen...


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Postby Thorn » Thu Aug 21, 2003 2:14 am

It's a noun, not a verb.

So yes, I'd especially like to see that happen.

Since it's impossible!


Bag, you had better do this every day.

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Postby Lethe » Thu Aug 21, 2003 4:29 am

I actually knew that word; Piers Anthony uses it a lot.

I went to the dictionary.com entry and just to the right was a woman in a bikini trying to advertise something*. Coincidence? You decide.

(I didn't notice what she was advertising, but it was likely something totally unrelated to a woman in a bikini, like, say, a new FTP program.)

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Postby mia » Thu Aug 21, 2003 4:30 am

You can have them try on things that have decolletage.

But I don't think they would look particularly nice in them...
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Postby Orthanc » Thu Aug 21, 2003 5:18 am

Thorn wrote:It's a noun, not a verb.

So yes, I'd especially like to see that happen.

Since it's impossible!


Bag, you had better do this every day.


I know, I did read the definition. But it sounds like a verb. Hence my comment.

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Postby shorty » Thu Aug 21, 2003 5:25 am

Orthanc wrote:
Thorn wrote:It's a noun, not a verb.

So yes, I'd especially like to see that happen.

Since it's impossible!


Bag, you had better do this every day.


I know, I did read the definition. But it sounds like a verb. Hence my comment.


Yeah.

And didn't you ever watch the simpsons, thorn?

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Postby Lobstrosity » Thu Aug 21, 2003 5:53 am

I guess décolletage is cool, but think "rodomontade" is cooler. Also, the ads at dictionary dot com aren't always random. The ones that occasionally pop up when you look up "evolution" are rather amusing (you may have to refresh a bunch to get the custom ones to appear in place of the standard "cheaptickets.com" crap). I remember a time when I didn't have to eschew dictionary-related propaganda...ah, those were the days.

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Postby Larlar » Thu Aug 21, 2003 6:10 am

I've always been a fan of defenestration and misanthrope. Sure, they're nothing special, but the fact that we needed a word specifically for the act of throwing something out of a window makes my heart grow warm and fuzzy with feelings of violence.

...and rodomontade is a pretty damn cool word...
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Postby Lobstrosity » Thu Aug 21, 2003 6:45 am

Yeah, I liked defenestration back in the day when it was old-school-cool, but now all the n00bs have latched onto it and devalued it through vocabulatory inflation. Damn n00bs.

Also, two of my favorite adjectives are "ubiquitous" and "obsequious."

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Postby Orthanc » Thu Aug 21, 2003 6:50 am

Lobstrosity wrote:Also, two of my favorite adjectives are "ubiquitous" and "obsequious."


I would hardly consider those obscure though.

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Postby Lobstrosity » Thu Aug 21, 2003 7:02 am

I didn't say they were obscure, I said they were two of my favorites.

And just to point out, not one of the 82,000+ articles posted on this board preceding mine above contains the word "obsequious," which would at least indicate it's outside of the quotidian diction we use for ordinary communication.

Oh, I also like "quotidian."

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Postby Dynagrip » Thu Aug 21, 2003 7:13 am

I first learned what obsequious meant from Starflight on the Sega Genesis.

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Postby Gobo » Thu Aug 21, 2003 11:47 am

I'm still a huge fan of Omphaloskepsis

But the m-w definition is better, I just don't know how to link to it.

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Postby Thorn » Thu Aug 21, 2003 11:56 am

Gobo wrote:I'm still a huge fan of Omphaloskepsis

But the m-w definition is better, I just don't know how to link to it.

I saw that word on an advertising LCD screen at McDonald's, under the title "Extraordinarily Extroverted Words."

I now hate that word.

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Postby Orthanc » Thu Aug 21, 2003 12:16 pm

Thorn wrote:
Gobo wrote:I'm still a huge fan of Omphaloskepsis

But the m-w definition is better, I just don't know how to link to it.

I saw that word on an advertising LCD screen at McDonald's, under the title "Extraordinarily Extroverted Words."

I now hate that word.


Trust McDonalds to spoil naval contemplating for the rest of us.


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