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Coolest Word Ever

  1. Apr 4, 2005 #1
    Defenestration,
    n.
    the act of throwing someone out of a window

    - Is definitly the coolest word ever. I challenge all to find one suprerior. :tongue2:

    (Contraantidisestablishimentarianism doesn't count)
     
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  3. Apr 4, 2005 #2

    Ivan Seeking

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    My vote is for paneity: The quality of being bread.
     
  4. Apr 4, 2005 #3

    Ivan Seeking

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    ...although I have always been a fan of quonking.
     
  5. Apr 4, 2005 #4

    Moonbear

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    *sigh* :rolleyes: Another word I now have to look up.

    Okay, looked it up, and found this! Have a field day! http://home.mn.rr.com/wwftd/abc.htm
     
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  6. Apr 4, 2005 #5

    Ivan Seeking

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    Well, you are a boffin.
     
  7. Apr 4, 2005 #6

    Ivan Seeking

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    Here is one that I use in S&D: bogometer :biggrin:
     
  8. Apr 4, 2005 #7

    Danger

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    I don't know if you'd consider it cool or not, but I never cease to be amused by 'snorkel'.
     
  9. Apr 4, 2005 #8

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    Defenestration comes from fenestra, the latin for window.

    Fenetre (missing an accent) is also window in french.
     
  10. Apr 4, 2005 #9

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    Anybody ever use crocus cloth for anything?
     
  11. Apr 4, 2005 #10

    Ivan Seeking

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    Does anyone like self-defecating humor?
     
  12. Apr 4, 2005 #11

    Integral

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    My faviorate is Sesquipedalian.... Given to the use of long words.
     
  13. Apr 4, 2005 #12
    Hmm I should've known Ivan would come up with some fierce competition.
     
  14. Apr 4, 2005 #13

    Moonbear

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    :biggrin: Good thing I kept that page open. :rofl: For a moment there, I thought you might be suggesting I was a bosthoon.

    Oh, crikey, in the process, I found out what a boojum is, finally!
     
  15. Apr 4, 2005 #14

    Danger

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    Yes.

    (10 char)
     
  16. Apr 4, 2005 #15

    GENIERE

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    Use this link http://www.answers.com/ to download a neat program. Click on a word and immediately you’re provided with the definition and can chose other options besides the dictionary,i.e.:

    "Answers.com is also a start toward a new search paradigm... real instant information, not just links to pages where that information may, or may not, be found. I urge you to try it."

    de·fen·es·tra·tion n. An act of throwing someone or something out of a window.

    Paneity - the quality of being bread; e.g., the paneity of the eucharistic bread

    Quonking - also quonk [imitative] noise (as from conversation) that disturbs or disrupts a television or radio program due to proximity to the microphones or cameras; or, noise from the sidelines that interrupts an athlete's (or a performer's) concentration
    (both of these are vallidated Scrabble words)

    bof·fin also Bof·fin (bŏf'ĭn) n. Chiefly British Slang. A scientist, especially one engaged in research.

    Bogometer /bog OM eter/ a conversational device used for the rhetorical measurement of bogosity

    Bogosity [jargon] /bog OS ity/ the degree to which something is bogus (i.e., bad)

    snor·kel (snôr'kəln. A breathing apparatus used by swimmers and skin divers, consisting of a long tube held in the mouth.

    cro·cus (krō'kəs) n., pl. -cus·es or -ci (-sī, -kī). 1.Any of various perennial Eurasian herbs of the genus Crocus, having grasslike leaves and showy, variously colored flowers.
    a. Any of several other plants, such as the autumn crocus.
    2. A grayish to light reddish purple.
    3. A dark red powdered variety of iron oxide, Fe2O3, used as an abrasive for polishing.
    4. A coarse, loosely woven material like burlap, once used to make sacks for shipping saffron. See Regional Note at gunnysack.

    def·e·cate (dĕf'ĭ-kāt') v., -cat·ed, -cat·ing, -cates.
    v.intr.
    To void feces from the bowels.
    v.tr.
    1. To remove (impurities, as in a chemical solution); clarify.
    2. To void (feces) from the bowels.

    ses·qui·pe·da·lian (sĕs'kwĭ-pĭ-dāl'yən) n. A long word.
    adj.
    1. Given to the use of long words.
    2. Long and ponderous; polysyllabic.
     
  17. Apr 4, 2005 #16
    All the time.
     
  18. Apr 4, 2005 #17
    Geniere... your a nerd.

    :!!) Keep it up!
     
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  19. Apr 4, 2005 #18

    Danger

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    I can't tell you my favourite! :cry:

    I just went into 'Control Panels' and found out that this stupid OS doesn't support cyrillic characters. :grumpy:
     
  20. Apr 4, 2005 #19

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    Here you go Danger.

    Each letter can be created by cutting and pasting the cryllic or by typing "" , where nnnn is the 4-digit number following each Cyrillic character. HTML interprets each ' ' combination as a letter, just as TeX interprets its syntax.

    А 1040 а 1072
    Б 1041 б 1073
    В 1042 в 1074
    Г 1043 г 1075
    Д 1044 д 1076
    Е 1045 е 1077
    Ж 1046 ж 1078
    З 1047 з 1079
    И 1048 и 1080
    Й 1049 й 1081
    К 1050 к 1082
    Л 1051 л 1083
    М 1052 м 1084
    Н 1053 н 1085
    О 1054 о 1086
    П 1055 п 1087
    Р 1056 р 1088
    С 1057 с 1089
    Т 1058 т 1090
    У 1059 у 1091
    Ф 1060 ф 1092
    Х 1061 х 1093
    Ц 1062 ц 1094
    Ч 1063 ч 1095
    Ш 1064 ш 1096
    Щ 1065 щ 1097
    Ъ 1066 ъ 1098
    Ы 1067 ы 1099
    Ь 1068 ь 1100
    Э 1069 э 1101
    Ю 1070 ю 1102
    Я 1071 я 1103

    and last but not least ё 1105
     
  21. Apr 4, 2005 #20

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    The Norwegian word "klopp":
    Trunk of a tree laid over a brook in order to serve as a bridge.
     
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