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Re: Weird, Wonderful, Wurds

Postby flibbington on Thu Jul 24, 2014 11:12 pm

Can someone put hubris into a sentence for me please.

I like the sound and general feel of the word but I don't have any idea what it means,
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Re: Weird, Wonderful, Wurds

Postby FanGirl3 on Thu Jul 24, 2014 11:43 pm

Flibbington shouted 'I have every NZ stamp from 1855 to the end of 2013. Very soon I shall have acquired every single one ever, and then my stamp hoard will be such as to enable me to challenge the philatelic power of the gods themselves!'

He was displaying considerable hubris.
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Re: Weird, Wonderful, Wurds

Postby flibbington on Fri Jul 25, 2014 11:34 pm

That makes perfect sense to me.

And extra points for showing knowledge of the 1855 Chalon Front Face Queen Vics.

I bet you're showing hubris now!
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Re: Weird, Wonderful, Wurds

Postby Nightjar on Sat Jul 26, 2014 12:31 am

Quite hubristic even.

Or vainglorious. :smug:
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Re: Weird, Wonderful, Wurds

Postby Nightjar on Mon Jan 19, 2015 8:52 pm

I just discovered the word "cicatrix" in the Guardian quick crossword.

I will try and fit it into casual conversation some time this week.
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Re: Weird, Wonderful, Wurds

Postby Danny_Parker on Thu Feb 05, 2015 12:38 am

col - the gap between two mountain peaks
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Re: Weird, Wonderful, Wurds

Postby Danny_Parker on Thu Feb 05, 2015 12:48 am

Incidentally, the original working title for Twin Peaks was One Col.
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Re: Weird, Wonderful, Wurds

Postby Danny_Parker on Sun Mar 22, 2015 12:28 am

eleemosynary

of, or pertaining to charity
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Re: Weird, Wonderful, Wurds

Postby flibbington on Tue Mar 24, 2015 1:08 am

I like that word a lot. I'll try and use it in a sentence this week.

Let's see if I can do it without sounding like a w*nker
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Re: Weird, Wonderful, Wurds

Postby Nightjar on Wed Dec 02, 2015 3:25 pm

Petrichor

Petrichor (noun)

The smell that accompanies the first rain after a long period of warm, dry weather.
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Re: Weird, Wonderful, Wurds

Postby Call_of_the_Wendigo on Wed Dec 02, 2015 5:34 pm

Yes, I learned that word from Dr Who. I think it was mentioned in The Doctor's Wife. I think it was also the name of Amy Pond's perfume in another episode. :yes:
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Re: Weird, Wonderful, Wurds

Postby Nightjar on Wed Dec 02, 2015 6:07 pm

Really?

I don't think that's where I heard it though.

I can't remember where I heard it all, although I was so taken by it I wrote it on a scrap of newspaper and forgot about until I was sorting through a pile of receipts and letters and the like earlier and found it. :happy:
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Re: Weird, Wonderful, Wurds

Postby StevieBaby on Wed Dec 02, 2015 7:05 pm

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Re: Weird, Wonderful, Wurds

Postby Danny_Parker on Mon Dec 07, 2015 1:21 am

Tergiversate

1. To be evasive, to equivocate

2. to abandon one's loyalties/principles
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Re: Weird, Wonderful, Wurds

Postby Danny_Parker on Mon Jan 11, 2016 9:22 pm

Ooh, this is a good one:

Oleaginous

Oily - overly helpful, fawning in an obviously self-serving manner.
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Re: Weird, Wonderful, Wurds

Postby FanGirl3 on Mon Jan 11, 2016 9:32 pm

Words that I learnt from Doctor Who, and was later surprised to find were actually mainstream words

temporal
genocide
stasis
flippancy
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Re: Weird, Wonderful, Wurds

Postby Danny_Parker on Thu Mar 23, 2017 8:16 pm

Pandiculation

- the stretching of the trunk and extremities as a result of fatigue, often accompanied by a yawn.

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