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Best word EVER [01 Dec 2006|11:03pm]

drchase
(cross posted to my journal)

One of the best words ever:
Rindfleischetikettierungsüberwachungsaufgabenübertragungsgesetz

Or literally:
"Cattle marking and beef labelling supervision duties delegation law"
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[27 Jun 2006|04:04pm]

beatsoul

a slow deconstruction
random fallout
the lacuna puzzle
pieces lost

the memory host
no longer serves
first things first
-file not found-

do I raze the foundation?
wipe the slate
for new beginnings

making now : then

I think
-a proper undoing-
requires it

not merely born again
but needing a new name

i am not who I was

make a palindrome of me
for viewing
both sides now

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[29 Aug 2005|12:03am]

yasue
vocaball

If this is not allowed, please forgive me and feel free to delete this post. Thank you. =D
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found in Snow Crash, lovely sci-fi novel [09 Jul 2005|08:47pm]

daisybones
[ mood | moody ]

Geosynchronous: Of, relating to, or being an orbit that has a period of one sidereal day.
Geostationary. adj : of or having an orbit with a fixed period of 24 hours (although the position in the orbit may not be fixed with respect to the earth)

...but it made me think of a word i'd invent on mushrooms to describe being in tune with the earth. "that drumming circle was totally geosynchronous man. i could hear gaea humming along."

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Gaucherie [21 Jun 2005|01:13am]

blackheartbill
Pronunciation: go-she-re
Function: noun
Etymology: French
: A tactless or awkward action.
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thalassic [23 Sep 2004|11:39am]

pandoraculpa
[ mood | dreamy ]

The most recent word I'm stuck on:

Main Entry: tha·las·sic
Pronunciation: th&-'la-sik
Function: adjective
Etymology: French thalassique, from Greek thalassa sea
Date: 1883
: of, relating to, or situated or developed about inland seas (thalassic civilizations of the Aegean)


I can see delicious applications of this as a descriptive (like for one's eyes, mmm). Just had to share.

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new [14 Sep 2004|03:10pm]

_furia
hi I just joined and I love words hehe.
my favorite word right now is ebullient.
it means joyously unrestrained.
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[26 Aug 2004|01:45pm]
ana13raven
As what would you describe the sound you hear when a slight wind blows around your ears?
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sybarite [16 Aug 2004|01:37am]
spritek
syb·a·rite
Pronunciation: 'si-b&-"rIt
Function: noun
1 [from the notorious luxury of the Sybarites] : VOLUPTUARY, SENSUALIST
2 capitalized : a native or resident of the ancient city of Sybaris
- syb·a·rit·ic /"si-b&-'ri-tik/ adjective
- syb·a·rit·i·cal·ly /-ti-k(&-)lE/ adverb
- syb·a·rit·ism /'si-b&-"rI-"tI-z&m/ noun
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[13 Aug 2004|02:16am]

conformistsheep
pusillanimity

n : contemptible fearfulness .

i cant pronounce that without stumbling. nevermind this one: pullisanimousness.
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hi all [29 Jul 2004|11:38pm]

omfgb
Hi everyone. This community looks interesting. I must admit off the bat that I am no word smith. It seems I'm always grasping for the right word. In that way I am a word whore. Always pursuing the perfect embodiment of a sentiment or idea, and yet never feeling satisfied...she evades me or she falls flat...but she is my obsession...heh sorry I'm getting dramatic. That's why I'm a visual artist instead. Well just thought I'd introduce myself, and add a word that has served me well recently...duality. It's a simple word but it suits me. By definition it only means double, but its stem "dual" is a homophone (sp?) for duel. So it suggests to me an inner conflict. Heh I hope I'm not too arty/abstract for this community.
Also I have a question: does anyone know of a good forum that exists for the sole purpose of finding the right word? Cause I find myself often stumped when I'm writing papers for college courses.
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[28 Jul 2004|09:55pm]

pixelbit
Hi all, I just joined. Not sure how I found my way here, but I just had to join because I love words. Plus, the red-orange layout was calling to me. :)

I can only think of one word I've picked on recently:

saponaceous. adj : having the qualities of soap (and liable to slip away).

The meaning isn't particularly interesting if describing an object, but I think it would sound lovely if used when writing about a person. Or even a memory.
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spacetime story time [07 Jul 2004|10:27pm]

superb_meteor
[ mood | very calm ]

A person's heart beats to the rhythm of the realm of time it is in.


In my readings I happened upon this sentence, and had to share it with you, fellow word whores, because it's a gorgeous sentence. Maybe if I chant it I will find inner peace.

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Gems [27 Jun 2004|11:49pm]

pandoraculpa
[ mood | amused ]

Here are some gems from one of my newest books, Forgotten English, by Jeffery Kacirk, . The definitions are direct quotations from the book.

~*~*~


Sockdolager- Early nineteenth-century term for a climax or crescendo, which in salesmanship might be called a 'close' or 'finisher.'

"The thunder would go rumbling and grumbling away, and quit-- and then rip comes another flash and another sockdolager. --Mark Twain, Huckleberry Finn

Calenture- Bizarre physical and psychological condition, which combined a fever with "a passionate desire to act upon one's hallucinations."

So by a callenture misled,
The mariner with rapture sees
On the smooth ocean's azure bed,
Enamelled fields and verdant trees.
--Jonathan Swift

Fribbler- Eighteenth-century word for a man who expressed profound infatuation with a woman but was unwilling to commit himself to her.

Farctate- The condition of being bloated or full following a large meal.

Mocteroof- Term of obscure origin used in the mid-1800s for the craft of frubbishing or dressing up damaged fruits and vegetables used by produce kramers or peddlars.

Mumpsimus- Middle English noun denoting an incorrigible, dogmatic old pedant- jokingly called a foolosopher about 1550- which grew to mean any incorrect opinion stubbornly clung to.

Nimgimmer- Seventeenth-century term for what Thomas Dyche's 1740 dictionary described as "A surgeon, or one that cures the clap or pox."
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[26 Jun 2004|01:40pm]

drchase
A really long wordCollapse )

Fun with combinatory words!Collapse )

I couldn't find the >3600 letter word...

Hehehe, false behavior in the manner of a person belonging to the movement opposed to the new version of the movement opposed to the first movement. ; )
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ahem.. [06 Jun 2004|10:02am]

deluded_bliss
[ mood | jubilation ]

Hello fellow whores,
Believe it or not, I actually do check up on this lovely little community every once and again.
I have the purest intentions of actually utilizing this medium more often..
That having been said, I offer you this..

After sorting through my boxes upon boxes of books, I came across one of my slang dictionaries.
Oh how happy this made me!
I decided to offer a little excerpt on death and the terminology that has been used during the centuries.

Death

"The last farewell, last goodbye, last muster and last roundup all suggest the solemnities of a final departure, as does Raymond Chandler's long goodbye."

I also give you:
big sleep
fadeout
kiss off
big chill
cold storage
wormbait
bone orchard
put to bed with a shovel
concrete overcoat
go aloft
join the great majority
throw in the sponge
go feed the fishes
take an earth bath
take a powder
counting worms
and
calling it quits.


Words man..
How they do convey so much!

In parting, I am ever so glad that you my fellow word whores love words as much as I do.
Keep whoring!

your moderator/whatever,
deluded_bliss

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[21 May 2004|12:14am]

superb_meteor
[ mood | smirk (amused) ]

As much as I detest math, I loved the wordplay in this.

"At New York's Kennedy Airport today, an individual later discovered to be a public school teacher was arrested trying to board a flight while in possession of a ruler, a protractor, a set square, and a calculator. Attorney General John Ashcroft believes the man is a member of the notorious al-gebra movement. He is being charged with carrying weapons of math instruction.
Al-gebra is a very fearsome cult, indeed. They desire average solutions by means and extremes, and sometimes go off on a tangent in a search of absolute value. They consist of quite shadowy figures, with names like "x" and "y", and, although they are frequently referred to as "unknowns", we know they really belong to a common denominator and are part of the axis of medieval with coordinates in every country.

As the great Greek philanderer Isosceles used to say, there are 3 sides to every angle, and if God had wanted us to have better weapons of math instruction, he would have given us more fingers and toes.

Therefore, I'm extremely grateful that our government has given us a sine that it is intent on protracting us from these math-dogs who are so willing to disintegrate us with calculus disregard. These statistic bastards love to inflict plane on every sphere of influence. Under the circumferences, it's time we differentiated their root, made our point, and drew the line.

These weapons of math instruction have the potential to decimal everything in their math on a scale never before seen unless we become exponents of a Higher Power and begin to factor-in random facts of vertex. As our Great Leader would say, 'Read my ellipse. Here is one principle he is uncertainty of -- though they continue to multiply, their days are numbered and the hypotenuse will tighten around their necks.' "

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[19 May 2004|03:30pm]

pole_electric
</a></b></a>10_words

Sorry for the cross-posting/and thank you for the space on your friends list.
I just started a community based on the 10 word poetry game/ follow
the link if you want to know more!

I'd love all of you creative/artistic journalers to be a part.
It's also great if you're stuck and need a little inspiration...

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one thought leads to another [18 May 2004|09:49pm]
ana13raven
Thinking about the word 'diary' I made myself believe it has it seeds in the Latin word for day since you write in a diary every day.
Now if you keep something like a diary for pouring your soul down on paper each night..would that be a noctary then?
Just thinking..
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the chemical name for tryptophan synthetase A protein. with a few spaces thrown in. [08 May 2004|11:56pm]

superb_meteor
[ mood | spinning-tired ]

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that is a word.

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