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000ike
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8/20/2012 11:10:46 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
Just post whatever word is fun to say, complicated, or just sounds intelligent.

I'll start:

Boulevard
"A stupid despot may constrain his slaves with iron chains; but a true politician binds them even more strongly with the chain of their own ideas" - Michel Foucault
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8/20/2012 11:11:38 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
Brobdignagian.
"Easy is the descent to Avernus, for the door to the Underworld lies upon both day and night. But to retrace your steps and return to the breezes above- that's the task, that's the toil."
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8/20/2012 11:16:09 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
Vignette, peripatetic, or atavistic.

These words are the ones I can remember right now as being rather charming (in my opinion).
"Homo sum, humani nihil a me alienum puto." --Terence

"I believe that the mind can be permanently profaned by the habit of attending to trivial things, so that all our thoughts shall be tinged with triviality."--Thoreau
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8/20/2012 11:18:15 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
And--I forgot about this word: Bildungsroman.
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8/20/2012 11:24:02 AM
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Foliage, fulfill
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8/20/2012 12:55:17 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 8/20/2012 11:10:46 AM, 000ike wrote:
Just post whatever word is fun to say, complicated, or just sounds intelligent.

I'll start:

Boulevard

Phenomenological... lol

But really, the word that describes the concept I am most enthralled with (presently) is:

Lucidity
FREEDO
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8/20/2012 2:56:47 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
My poem is full of them.

Demure as a cellar door
Immortalize forever more
Epiphany stirs infatuations
A fantasy, forth and flowing
Allured, you were, with elations
A cure, a source, always showing
Insatiable, untameable; imploring all the shore
A ruse, made safe and sound -- Encore, I say! Encore!
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8/20/2012 5:55:14 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 8/20/2012 12:55:17 PM, YYW wrote:
At 8/20/2012 11:10:46 AM, 000ike wrote:
Just post whatever word is fun to say, complicated, or just sounds intelligent.

I'll start:

Boulevard

Phenomenological... lol

But really, the word that describes the concept I am most enthralled with (presently) is:

Lucidity

Lucidity (lucid) is another favorite word of mine.
"The solution [for Republicans] is to admit that Bush was a bad president, stop this racist homophobic stuff, stop trying to give most of the tax cuts to the rich, propose a real alternative to Obamacare that actually works, and propose smart free market solutions to our economic problems." - Distraff

"Americans are better off in a dynamic, free-enterprise-based economy that fosters economic growth, opportunity and upward mobility." - Paul Ryan
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8/20/2012 6:00:21 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
Reveille; batir; Quebocois

Sorry for being the pretentious guy who has his favorite words are fairly simple and French, but I like these words!
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8/21/2012 1:17:39 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 8/20/2012 2:56:47 PM, FREEDO wrote:
My poem is full of them.

Demure as a cellar door
Immortalize forever more
Epiphany stirs infatuations
A fantasy, forth and flowing
Allured, you were, with elations
A cure, a source, always showing
Insatiable, untameable; imploring all the shore
A ruse, made safe and sound -- Encore, I say! Encore!

Did you just take the most aurally appealing words and phrases in the English language and organize them into a poem?
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8/21/2012 1:19:30 AM
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Fun: Bubble Butt
Complicated: Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis
Intelligent: Erroneous and Fallacious
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8/21/2012 1:19:31 AM
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Smock, Dinky, Posh.

Potato is a good one. So is bilge.
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8/21/2012 10:18:40 AM
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Franch
"The solution [for Republicans] is to admit that Bush was a bad president, stop this racist homophobic stuff, stop trying to give most of the tax cuts to the rich, propose a real alternative to Obamacare that actually works, and propose smart free market solutions to our economic problems." - Distraff

"Americans are better off in a dynamic, free-enterprise-based economy that fosters economic growth, opportunity and upward mobility." - Paul Ryan
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8/21/2012 10:24:16 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
f*ck
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8/23/2012 3:50:16 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 8/21/2012 1:17:39 AM, Wallstreetatheist wrote:
At 8/20/2012 2:56:47 PM, FREEDO wrote:
My poem is full of them.

Demure as a cellar door
Immortalize forever more
Epiphany stirs infatuations
A fantasy, forth and flowing
Allured, you were, with elations
A cure, a source, always showing
Insatiable, untameable; imploring all the shore
A ruse, made safe and sound -- Encore, I say! Encore!

Did you just take the most aurally appealing words and phrases in the English language and organize them into a poem?

That is exactly what I did.
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8/26/2012 8:43:22 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
antidisestablishmentarianism

Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis

Lopado­temakho­selakho­galeo­kranio­leipsano­drim­ypo­trimmato­silphio­karabo­melito­katakekhy­meno­kikhl­epi­kossypho­phatto­perister­alektryon­opto­kephallio­kigklo­peleio­lagio­siraio­baph­tragano­pterýgn.

All words
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8/26/2012 9:37:45 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 8/26/2012 8:43:22 AM, 16kadams wrote:
antidisestablishmentarianism

Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis

Lopado­temakho­selakho­galeo­kranio­leipsano­drim­ypo­trimmato­silphio­karabo­melito­katakekhy­meno­kikhl­epi­kossypho­phatto­perister­alektryon­opto­kephallio­kigklo­peleio­lagio­siraio­baph­tragano­pterýgn.

All words

Only the first one is a genuine word.

The second one was made up as a synonym, and specifically to be long.

The third is not a word at all.
It's not about reciprocation, it's just all about me,
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8/26/2012 10:24:15 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
"glockenspiel" but only when Arnold Swartzeneggar says it in an angry loud tone!
Beware of the people who are in your circle but are not in your corner.

And with the stroke of a pen people 18 to 21 who own a gun became criminals and public enemy #1 having committed no crime and having said nothing. Just like the Jews in Germany during WW2. Must be a weird feeling.

When I hear people crying and whining about their first world problems I think about the universe with everything in it and people in wheelchairs and all of their problems go away.