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Here's a new thought!
Posted by: Keeper of Light (---.texoma.net)
Date: June 30, 2003 01:09PM

Since this is the General Discussion I decided that I want to discuss something general.

Here it goes.

My favorite word is "Free." It is absolutely beautiful. It means so much. It is so small. It sounds nice ringing in the ear.

Okay, so what's your favorite word?


"Loving people is like farting in the wind; You don't actually accomplish anything, but you feel better."

~The Great and Powerful Angelia~


Re: Here's a new thought!
Posted by: Zoe (---.in-addr.btopenworld.com)
Date: July 01, 2003 07:09AM

"lofty"

Zoe


Re: Here's a new thought!
Posted by: Zoe (---.in-addr.btopenworld.com)
Date: July 01, 2003 07:16AM

lofty

adj 1: of high moral or intellectual value; elevated in nature or style; "an exalted ideal"; "argue in terms of high-flown ideals"- Oliver Franks; "a noble and lofty concept" [syn: exalted, high-flown, high-minded, rarefied, rarified, idealistic, noble-minded] 2: of imposing height; especially standing out above others; "an eminent peak"; "lofty mountains"; "the soaring spires of the cathedral"; "towering iceburgs" [syn: eminent, soaring, towering] 3: having or displaying great dignity or nobility; "a gallant pageant"; "lofty ships"; "majestic cities"; "proud alpine peaks" [syn: gallant, majestic, proud]


I also like "quagmire"

quag·mire

1. Land with a soft muddy surface.
2. A difficult or precarious situation; a predicament.

[dictionary.reference.com] />
Zoe


Re: Here's a new thought!
Posted by: -Les- (---.trlck.ca.charter.com)
Date: July 01, 2003 09:44PM

Look this one up in your Funk and Wagnall's

sesquipedalian Hint: It's used a lot by William F. Buckley, Jr.

Les


Re: Here's a new thought!
Posted by: rikki (---.wc.optusnet.com.au)
Date: July 01, 2003 11:21PM

I quite like 'verisimilitude'. And 'tetotalitarianism'.
They're not easy words to fit into poems or song lyrics though.

r smiling smiley


Re: Here's a new thought!
Posted by: Tony Jones (203.52.226.---)
Date: July 01, 2003 11:45PM

Will we know when the light has gone out? I'm sure it will be a relief to us all.
TJ


Re: Here's a new thought!
Posted by: -Les- (---.trlck.ca.charter.com)
Date: July 01, 2003 11:59PM

Rikki-

Tetotalitarianism is that like rule by the non-drinking class.

Les


Re: Here's a new thought!
Posted by: rikki (---.wc.optusnet.com.au)
Date: July 02, 2003 12:52AM

yes Les, you guessed it!
it's from a song by Nick Cave (that master of eight and nine syllable words) called 'God is in the House.'
he probably made it up; but i like it anyway.

r smiling smiley


Re: Here's a new thought!
Posted by: Keeper of Light (---.texoma.net)
Date: July 02, 2003 03:28PM

I am sorry that you feel that way. Unfortuneately you will have to wait a while longer. Sorry!

Oh, and have a wonderful day!


"Loving people is like farting in the wind; You don't actually accomplish anything, but you feel better."

~The Great and Powerful Angelia~


Re: Here's a new thought!
Posted by: Keeper of Light (---.texoma.net)
Date: July 02, 2003 03:29PM

Wonderful words. I like a challenge. Tony is such a nice person, isn't he? Let's keep this going.


"Loving people is like farting in the wind; You don't actually accomplish anything, but you feel better."

~The Great and Powerful Angelia~


Re: Here's a new thought!
Posted by: Keeper of Light (---.texoma.net)
Date: July 02, 2003 03:36PM

Okay Les.

Sesquipedalian-
A long word.

1.Given to the use of long words.
2.long and ponderous; Polysyllabic.

I think that you are a sesquipedalian! Ha! Ha! Ha!


"Loving people is like farting in the wind; You don't actually accomplish anything, but you feel better."

~The Great and Powerful Angelia~


Re: Here's a new thought!
Posted by: Keeper of Light (---.texoma.net)
Date: July 02, 2003 03:37PM

Verisimilitude-

1.The quality of appearing to be true or real.
2.Something that has the appearaance of being true or real.

Interesting, eh?


"Loving people is like farting in the wind; You don't actually accomplish anything, but you feel better."

~The Great and Powerful Angelia~


Re: Here's a new thought!
Posted by: Hugh Clary (---.MCLNVA23.covad.net)
Date: July 02, 2003 04:05PM

Fiddlety-Faddlety
Versemongers quibbling
Wasting our time with their
Points that are moot;

None has appearance of
Verisimilitude:
Show 'em the door and then
Give 'em the boot!


Re: Here's a new thought!
Posted by: Keeper of Light (---.texoma.net)
Date: July 02, 2003 04:14PM

Very delightful. Rikki had the same word. It is an interesting word isn't it?
Are you true or real?


"Loving people is like farting in the wind; You don't actually accomplish anything, but you feel better."

~The Great and Powerful Angelia~


Re: Here's a new thought!
Posted by: Hugh Clary (---.MCLNVA23.covad.net)
Date: July 02, 2003 05:06PM


Rootamus - Brootamus
Clary the versemonger
Campanological
**************;

Easy to see that it's
Sesquipedality
Makes his edematous
Clapper prolix.


Re: Here's a new thought!
Posted by: Hugh Clary (---.MCLNVA23.covad.net)
Date: July 02, 2003 06:18PM


If a fryer is editing my posts, he could get roasted.


Re: Here's a new thought!
Posted by: dennis (---.gardena-02rh16rt.ca.dial-access.att.net)
Date: July 04, 2003 11:02AM

Reciprocity, best-dlc


Re: Here's a new thought!
Posted by: glenda (---.client.comcast.net)
Date: July 04, 2003 12:34PM

resplendent


Re: Here's a new thought!
Posted by: desire (211.75.91.---)
Date: July 06, 2003 06:55AM

I prefer "freedom" over "free".


Re: Here's a new thought!
Posted by: dennis (---.gardena-04rh16rt.ca.dial-access.att.net)
Date: July 06, 2003 02:44PM

The population is too small to get any groupings. Nice thought-I'll
still go for reciprocity-perhaps reciprocity puts the free in freedom.
best dlc


Re: Here's a new thought!
Posted by: Jody (---.nas7.somerville1.ma.us.da.qwest.net)
Date: July 08, 2003 02:11PM

Surf over to Holiday Themes.com and download the Desktop theme for July Fourth, of New York harbor at night with fireworks blazing in the sky. Dark yet light. And for lagniappe (there's a nice word), a chorus sings "We shall be free!".

Jody


Re: Here's a new thought!
Posted by: Keeper of Light (---.texoma.net)
Date: July 08, 2003 03:22PM

Maybe. I do enjoy reading your words. I suppose freedom is not that bad. I still like freedom though.

Did everyone have a happy fourth?


"Loving people is like farting in the wind; You don't actually accomplish anything, but you feel better."

~The Great and Powerful Angelia~


Re: Here's a new thought!
Posted by: lightingbug (209.11.8.---)
Date: July 08, 2003 04:35PM

well, it is a vague question, but i like ur topic. word, can i ask a question first? meanings of a word are there becasue of the existence of the word, or the word is there because of the the unamed emotions, objects, and anything like that? My favorite word is FLY, because it has a meaning of my own.


Re: Here's a new thought!
Posted by: Julia33 (---.auckland.clix.net.nz)
Date: July 08, 2003 09:59PM

Well, I guess my favourite word is 'chocolate', since it produces Pavlovian drooling in me every time.

On the other hand, the playwright Dennis Potter felt "elbow" was the most beautiful word in the language. Can't say it does it for me.


Re: Here's a new thought!
Posted by: desire (211.75.91.---)
Date: July 09, 2003 11:17AM

Elbow?! Are you serious?
Some of my favorite words:
Persnickety
Quaint
Impertinent
Sable
Embodiment
Eternity
Infinity.....and a whole bunch more.

desire

PS Keeper, I'm writing a poem on freedom for yousmiling smiley.


Re: Here's a new thought!
Posted by: Keeper of Light (---.texoma.net)
Date: July 09, 2003 02:42PM

I will enjoy reading your poem. I also like some of your words.


"Loving people is like farting in the wind; You don't actually accomplish anything, but you feel better."

~The Great and Powerful Angelia~


Re: Here's a new thought!
Posted by: Morpheous (---.texoma.net)
Date: July 09, 2003 03:22PM

My favorite word is humility. It is my personal opinion that between it and patience many things would go much more smoothly.


Re: Here's a new thought!
Posted by: Keeper of Light (---.texoma.net)
Date: July 09, 2003 03:29PM

Are you humble? Are you patient? I think perhaps not. That is why nothing goes too smoothly.


"Loving people is like farting in the wind; You don't actually accomplish anything, but you feel better."

~The Great and Powerful Angelia~


Re: Here's a new thought!
Posted by: Morpheous (---.texoma.net)
Date: July 09, 2003 03:36PM

Why so cruel dear sister? I know I am not so humble and I'm not the most patient person but I am trying to do better.


Re: Here's a new thought!
Posted by: Keeper of Light (---.texoma.net)
Date: July 09, 2003 03:38PM

Cruel? I have no desire to be cruel. I think that perhaps it is good that you are trying to do better. What is all of this "Dear sister" stuff anyway?


"Loving people is like farting in the wind; You don't actually accomplish anything, but you feel better."

~The Great and Powerful Angelia~


Re: Here's a new thought!
Posted by: Morpheous (---.texoma.net)
Date: July 09, 2003 03:40PM

I am your Brother. We have the same parents. You're the only sister I have. Ring a bell?


Re: Here's a new thought!
Posted by: Keeper of Light (---.texoma.net)
Date: July 09, 2003 03:42PM

Yes I know that. What's with the dear? I'm not used to being called that. Most would say that I am not so dear!


"Loving people is like farting in the wind; You don't actually accomplish anything, but you feel better."

~The Great and Powerful Angelia~


Re: Here's a new thought!
Posted by: Morpheous (---.texoma.net)
Date: July 09, 2003 03:47PM

You said it. Not me.


Re: Here's a new thought!
Posted by: Keeper of Light (---.texoma.net)
Date: July 09, 2003 03:48PM

HA! HA! HA! THAT WAS SIMPLY FUNNY! NOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


"Loving people is like farting in the wind; You don't actually accomplish anything, but you feel better."

~The Great and Powerful Angelia~


Re: Here's a new thought!
Posted by: Morpheous (---.texoma.net)
Date: July 09, 2003 03:50PM

I thought so.


Re: Here's a new thought!
Posted by: Keeper of Light (---.texoma.net)
Date: July 09, 2003 03:53PM

OH, you didn't think that it was funny either? What a pity! I don't really like the word humility anyway. It is way to hard for me to comprehend. Afterall, I am the younger and smarter of us.


"Loving people is like farting in the wind; You don't actually accomplish anything, but you feel better."

~The Great and Powerful Angelia~


Re: Here's a new thought!
Posted by: glenda (---.client.comcast.net)
Date: July 09, 2003 04:55PM

Really, why don't you two just go out on the patio and talk? Seriously


Re: Here's a new thought!
Posted by: Marian-NYC (---.nyc1.dsl.speakeasy.net)
Date: July 09, 2003 06:17PM


Well, well... favorite word?

Context is everything. I love the word "slut" the way Kristen Scott Thomas says it in "Four Weddings and a Funeral."

I love the word "Auntmarian" the way my nephews say it--kind of like "amp-Marian."

I love the word "desperado" in the song by the Eagles.

And I have - I admit it - a great fondness for words of many syllables, especially when words of fewer syllables will do. Why say "old" when you can say "antideluvian"? Why say "bad" when you can say "reprehensible"? Incontrovertible! Ambidextrous!

And then there are neologisms. (Why say "newly invented words" when you can say "neologisms"?)

My current favorite is the word invented by Will Ferrell, doing a wicked impersonation of James Lipton: "scrumptrilescent."

One of my past favorites was a word coined by a woman on the news, complaining about complicated voting ballots. She said they should be "simplerized."

========

When I was 12, I took a poll of my own, asking everyone I could find to come up with a favorite word. I recall the answers falling into three categories:

--Words that mean something good (love, freedom, etc.).

--Words that sound nice (Candelaria was one person's choice; it's the name of a street in the city where I lived at the time).

--The names of loved ones.


Re: Here's a new thought!
Posted by: Pam Adams (---.bus.csupomona.edu)
Date: July 09, 2003 09:24PM

Possibly he was bending that elbow- and his second favorite word was 'Scotch!'

pam


Re: Here's a new thought!
Posted by: Julia33 (---.auckland.clix.net.nz)
Date: July 09, 2003 10:03PM

ROFL! Oh, and there used to be an ad on telly here where a woman described placing a bet as being a "tromplicated" procedure. I still use it; it sounds so much more complex than "complicated".


Re: Here's a new thought!
Posted by: marian2 (---.in-addr.btopenworld.com)
Date: July 10, 2003 11:52AM

I like slovenly, because it sounds nice, I am, and it has love in it.


Re: Here's a new thought!
Posted by: Marian-NYC (---.nyc1.dsl.speakeasy.net)
Date: July 10, 2003 01:35PM


Complicated...

Tromplicated...

How about encomplicationized? (A bit of onomatopoeia.)


Re: Here's a new thought!
Posted by: Keeper of Light (---.texoma.net)
Date: July 10, 2003 01:50PM

We are not around each other. That would be rather difficult.


"Loving people is like farting in the wind; You don't actually accomplish anything, but you feel better."

~The Great and Powerful Angelia~


Re: Here's a new thought!
Posted by: Keeper of Light (---.texoma.net)
Date: July 10, 2003 01:54PM

Always getting good words! Anyone else? I'm sure you can find an odd word in the dictionary. I don't think that we have used them all!


"Loving people is like farting in the wind; You don't actually accomplish anything, but you feel better."

~The Great and Powerful Angelia~


Re: Here's a new thought!
Posted by: Talia (---.plymouth.in.hypervine.net)
Date: July 10, 2003 05:29PM

The street I live on is called "Topinabee". I think it is associated with the Native Americans because some other streets nearby are Cherokee, Mohawk, Techumseh, Potowanamie. Does anyone know what Topinabee is and the correct way to pronunciate it? I always say Top-in-ah-bee, my husband says tope-in-uh-bee.


Re: Here's a new thought!
Posted by: Marian-NYC (---.nyc1.dsl.speakeasy.net)
Date: July 11, 2003 04:03PM


The website for a town in MICHIGAN says:

Topinabee, (pronounced: TOP ‘n-uh-bee), is located on beautiful Mullett Lake in Mullett Township.


Pronunciations do change over time. If you're interested in the "original" and/or historical pronunciation(s) of the name, try sending an email to the public library there:

[www.nlc.lib.mi.us]


Re: Here's a new thought!
Posted by: joseph torelli (---.dyn.optonline.net)
Date: July 30, 2003 03:33PM

Chiffon.


Re: Here's a new thought!
Posted by: Linda (---.cache.pol.co.uk)
Date: July 30, 2003 04:31PM

Where was Moses when the light went out?
...In the dark.


Better to light a candle than curse the dark.


Re: Here's a new thought!
Posted by: Linda (---.cache.pol.co.uk)
Date: July 30, 2003 04:46PM

Is that free as in "free additives" the engine detergents in the petrol I put in my car?
Or is it "additive free" like the lunch I put in my stomach?


Re: Here's a new thought!
Posted by: Keeper of Light (---.texoma.net)
Date: August 01, 2003 03:24PM

Oh, don't deprive me of my rantings. If I have no dark to hate then how can I see the light?


"Loving people is like farting in the wind; You don't actually accomplish anything, but you feel better."

~The Great and Powerful Angelia~




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