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> Lingua Mania™ - Part IV
girl_logic
post Jul 24 2009, 08:47 PM
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I think it's time to bring back "the cat's meow", "the cat's pajamas" and "the bee's knees".


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squidmo
post Apr 10 2009, 03:51 AM
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Adfenestrate - as in:

Late one night in high school, I adfenestrated to see my boyfriend, because I was, like, so grounded.

Maybe?
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Christine Nectar...
post Apr 9 2009, 09:48 AM
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callipygian...i like that! it sounds very romantic.
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Persiflager
post Apr 9 2009, 09:39 AM
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Adfenestrate - to sneak in through a window!

Callipygian - beautiful-bottomed

Bathukolpian - deep-bosomed


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vixen_within
post Mar 18 2009, 11:13 AM
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Oh Christine, I was trying to hard not to think about that on Friday. It just seemed to unfair that it was happening two months in a row!


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kittenb
post Mar 18 2009, 08:22 AM
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bump


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Christine Nectar...
post Mar 13 2009, 10:11 AM
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I'm usually dismissive of using mile-long Greek terms, but I love this one: paraskevidekatriaphobia
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vixen_within
post Mar 11 2009, 06:43 PM
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Whereas I never get bored of pronouncing anything that ends in n-e-t, NAY, "as the french say". Cabinet = CabiNAY. Internet=InterNAY
Simple pleasures.


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post Mar 11 2009, 01:33 PM
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After the interesting and enthusiastic derailment of the cobs thread I thought I would attempt to resurrect this thread.

I will need to reread the posts when I have more time but glancing down briefly I see a related post to something linguistic I have been thinking about but I'll return to that later, again when I have more time.

For the present: I find it so affected and pretentious when somebody says words with an overly foreign pronunciation e.g. Barthelona, Paree or Mehico. I think that unless you are fluent in the chosen language -and even then it comes off as arsey- you should stick to the English equivalent and save the correct (in whatever language) pronunciation to the professionals.


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indiechick
post May 13 2008, 03:12 PM
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i'd hate to see this thread die.
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opheliathemuse
post May 8 2007, 12:20 AM
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ugh, I hope this makes sense! I'm tired! =)


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opheliathemuse
post May 8 2007, 12:18 AM
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Juls, instantaneous refers to an action with no delay between it and another act, or an occurrence(s) without perceptible length of time between. Spontaneous simply means from natural origins; arising from natural tendency. Orion, my boyfriend, may like have spontaneous tendencies but he will never be an instantaneous person, get what I mean? It's not physically/grammatically possible. Having my first seizure was arguably an instantaneous life change for me but it wasn't spontaneous. Also, instant is again different. The muffins will be done baking in an instant.

where's the double-cyclonic thing from? It's making me laugh!

Fuego, the only true divas I've ever been around are opera divas. They are worth it though, and generally very nice. Agreed on all fronts.

I miss this thread!


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jami
post Apr 22 2007, 10:52 PM
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mouse - I much prefer 'in agreement'
thanks ~J~


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mouse
post Apr 22 2007, 01:50 PM
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jami-- "in agreement" would work fine.


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jami
post Apr 22 2007, 12:29 PM
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I can't stand the phrase "on the same page"
can you give me an alternate?


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juls
post Apr 22 2007, 11:35 AM
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I can't stand it when people use the term "as per", like in the phrase "as per our agreement, yackityyack...". Shouldn't it be either/or? To me, using "as" and "per" one after another sounds redundant and just plain dumb.

I mean, why can't people just write "as stated in our agreement,...", or at the very least "per our agrement,..."?

French is my first language so please correct me if I'm wrong.
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maimy
post Apr 15 2007, 02:03 PM
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Fuego - beautifully put (90s reference point and all!). Hee.

KelKello, hahahahaha! The only possible response (also a bit dated itself): AHH-SUUUUMMMM. Dude.

Hurr.

This is such a great thread.
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kelkello
post Apr 14 2007, 11:31 PM
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Fuego, it's funny about "extreme." I found myself yesterday explaining the concept of a monk to a child. I told her a monk is like a priest, only more extreme. Then I felt so ridulous because I began imagining my uncle, the monk, skating on a halfpipe or snowboarding down a mountain in his Benedictine black robes. It was hilarious imagery, but it certainly made me think about the turn of definition for that word.


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juls
post Apr 14 2007, 07:50 PM
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Instantaneous... this word ENRAGES ME! In which situation should I use this word instead of "instant" or "spontaneous"?

Another one that gets me mad is "double-cyclonic action".
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fuego_lento
post Apr 14 2007, 06:55 PM
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If I never have to hear the word "extreme" (other than when it's properly used) again, I'll be so happy. Extreme sports, extreme pumpkin carving, extreme push-up bras: no. The misusage of "extreme" is so '90s. Can't we come up with something new?

Diva. I've had it up to here with "diva." Being a diva used to mean you were a talented singer who also happened to be demanding. Now every hyper-entitled spoiled bitch calls herself a diva. Christ, I see 9-year-olds wearing T-shirts that say "diva" in sparkly letters. Enough, already. The entitlement should arrive after the talent has been proven and dues have been paid. Without talent, you're just a pain in my ass.
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