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May 19 at 2:02:50 PM
Bert (42)
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I was looking up random words for no reason, and came across this:

callipygian
Adjective

Definition: having well-shaped buttocks.
In a sentence: Excuse me miss, I couldn't help but notice your callipygian figure.

All you're saying is nice ass, but look how educated and proper you sound!  

So I was wondering, what other interesting words are there that you don't hear everyday, definition could be funny or maybe it's just a useful word that should see more use. Thought it might be a compelling topic.

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Edited: 05/19/2017 at 02:17 PM by Bert

May 19 at 2:49:25 PM
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Insubordinate. Refer to some of my employees for that one.

May 19 at 2:51:46 PM
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Turgid. Meaning a slow process or congested. It's an ugly sounding word to describe something that I can't stand so it's fitting

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Kerfluffle. A tiff or quabble between two parties. Kevin Durant and Steph Curry recently heard that word for the first time.




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I recommend looking up the Urban Dictionary's definition of "Purple Ganon".

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May 19 at 3:13:07 PM
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The verb masticate means chew, like in chewing food. That's a fun one!

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May 19 at 3:16:51 PM
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May 19 at 3:37:39 PM
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Shanghai/shanghaid/shanghaing - kidnapping by various means to force invountary servitude as crew on a sailing ship in the 1800s.

One of my favorites as it resulted in my being hauled into a kangaroo court for a PC violation because some loser/whiner didn't understand the historical context/meaning of the term.

A close runner up for me is niggardly - sometimes (hilariously so IMHO) falsely castigated simply because if it sounds bad it must be.

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Edited: 05/19/2017 at 03:41 PM by Natty Bumppo

May 19 at 4:16:35 PM
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perspicacity (the quality of having a ready insight into things; shrewdness.)

also, eructation. (a belch)

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May 19 at 4:32:40 PM
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Originally posted by: jonebone

Kerfluffle. A tiff or quabble between two parties. Kevin Durant and Steph Curry recently heard that word for the first time.

 
I've heard this word and used it many times, but I've never seen it written out. lol
 

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May 19 at 6:46:51 PM
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You're

May 19 at 6:50:34 PM
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Originally posted by: hammerfestus

You're



ha. I see what your doing there.

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May 19 at 6:56:18 PM
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Originally posted by: Bert
 
Originally posted by: hammerfestus

You're



ha. I see what your doing they're

Fixed you're mistake.
 

May 19 at 7:02:10 PM
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stygian:

1. A - Gloomy and dark.
    B - Infernal; hellish.
2. Of, or relating to, the river Styx.

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"When I come home from a long day in Hell, there's nothing I'd rather reach for than a fire-brewed bottle of Styx Beer. Made from the filthiest waters from our own River Styx. Styx Beer is a third more toxic than any other regular beer. The worst beer - the filthiest beer - the deadliest beer. It's Styx Beer!"



 


Edited: 05/19/2017 at 07:03 PM by Natty Bumppo

May 19 at 7:11:31 PM
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Great words so far! Here's a couple more:

absquatulate - to leave somewhere abruptly. (This one's fun to say out loud)
effable - able to be described in words. (Man, have I been using this wrong..)

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May 19 at 9:15:51 PM
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Originally posted by: empire
 
Originally posted by: Bert
 
Originally posted by: hammerfestus

You're



ha. I see what your doing they're

Fixed you're mistake.
 

You guys are amazing.  This made me snort a little bit.
 

May 19 at 9:18:54 PM
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Originally posted by: Natty Bumppo

stygian:

1. A - Gloomy and dark.
    B - Infernal; hellish.
2. Of, or relating to, the river Styx.




 

May 19 at 10:10:09 PM
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Rodomontade: Pride and arrogance.
Antideluvian: Archaic or antiquated.

I think I like the second one better, though.

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May 20 at 7:13:35 AM
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Originally posted by: Nirvana

Rodomontade: Pride and arrogance.
Antideluvian: Archaic or antiquated.

I think I like the second one better, though.
Antedeluvian can also be defined as being before the biblical flood.  (Or Gilgamesh's flood I guess if one's mind runs to such things.)

 

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May 20 at 10:07:59 AM
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Originally posted by: BouncekDeLemos
 
Originally posted by: jonebone

Kerfluffle. A tiff or quabble between two parties. Kevin Durant and Steph Curry recently heard that word for the first time.

 
I've heard this word and used it many times, but I've never seen it written out. lol
 

This word has "sherbet syndrome". Much like how there is no second R in sherbet (most people say "sherbeRt"), there is only one L in "kerfuffle". People just say "fluff" in there because I don't believe there's another word in the English language that has the sound "fuff" in it.
 

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Originally posted by: Quaze
 
Originally posted by: BouncekDeLemos
 
Originally posted by: jonebone

Kerfluffle. A tiff or quabble between two parties. Kevin Durant and Steph Curry recently heard that word for the first time.

 
I've heard this word and used it many times, but I've never seen it written out. lol
 

This word has "sherbet syndrome". Much like how there is no second R in sherbet (most people say "sherbeRt"), there is only one L in "kerfuffle". People just say "fluff" in there because I don't believe there's another word in the English language that has the sound "fuff" in it.
 
People say it like "kerfluffle"? lol I've never pronounced it with an L, mainly because when I think "Kerfuffle" I think "curb-scuffle" or "fisticuffs". If I pronounce it with an extra L, I would be doing it ironically since "Fluff" just sounds like marshmellow or something. hahaha

Speaking of, Double Stuff or Mega Stuff Oreos spell "stuff" with one F. So it's "Double/Mega Stuf".

Dang Mandela effect, man.  

 

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May 20 at 10:37:22 AM
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Defecate: to poo.
Micturate: to pee.

May 20 at 10:44:26 AM
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Originally posted by: BouncekDeLemos
 
Originally posted by: Quaze
 
Originally posted by: BouncekDeLemos
 
Originally posted by: jonebone

Kerfluffle. A tiff or quabble between two parties. Kevin Durant and Steph Curry recently heard that word for the first time.

 
I've heard this word and used it many times, but I've never seen it written out. lol
 

This word has "sherbet syndrome". Much like how there is no second R in sherbet (most people say "sherbeRt"), there is only one L in "kerfuffle". People just say "fluff" in there because I don't believe there's another word in the English language that has the sound "fuff" in it.
 
People say it like "kerfluffle"? lol I've never pronounced it with an L, mainly because when I think "Kerfuffle" I think "curb-scuffle" or "fisticuffs". If I pronounce it with an extra L, I would be doing it ironically since "Fluff" just sounds like marshmellow or something. hahaha

Speaking of, Double Stuff or Mega Stuff Oreos spell "stuff" with one F. So it's "Double/Mega Stuf".

Dang Mandela effect, man.  

 

I don't know if it's just the people around me, I was even a bit like "oh wow, Jone says fluffle too" when I first saw it lol. It's funny because the conversation about the word happened here at the office only maybe 2 weeks ago. I had 2 people in my QA department ready to pull my Google card, but they were pulling it on themselves  

 

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Antidisastablishmentarianism

I think thats how it spelled, and don't know what it means but its sure fun to say!

May 20 at 9:59:42 PM
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Originally posted by: GPX

Defecate: to poo.
Micturate: to pee.
I've never heard of that second word there.
 

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