Words that just sound good

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Words that just sound good

Postby GoogaMooga » 17 Jul 2019, 18:43

"gubernatorial"

I like how it borrows from the Latin "gubernator", which means "governor". "Governatorial" sounds hopeless in comparison. "Governor", though, is borrowed from French. So here is a rare example of a noun with one root and the adjective with another root.
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Re: Words that just sound good

Postby Minnie the Minx » 17 Jul 2019, 19:27

Shepherd
Supper
Elbow
Discombobulated
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Re: Words that just sound good

Postby GoogaMooga » 17 Jul 2019, 20:04

Minnie the Minx wrote:Shepherd
Supper
Elbow
Discombobulated


Yes! I especially like "supper", also the compound, "supper club".
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Re: Words that just sound good

Postby harvey k-tel » 17 Jul 2019, 21:17

GoogaMooga wrote:"supper club"


Most people use forks and knives, but to each their own.
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Re: Words that just sound good

Postby Minnie the Minx » 06 Oct 2019, 02:29

Clock
Bosom
Porch
Ashen
Icicle
Signor
Effervescent
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Re: Words that just sound good

Postby Minnie the Minx » 06 Oct 2019, 02:31

Wool
Seashore
Heather
Snowman
Ensuite
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Re: Words that just sound good

Postby Jimbo » 06 Oct 2019, 04:05

harvey k-tel wrote:
GoogaMooga wrote:"supper club"


Most people use forks and knives, but to each their own.


Tooshie! :lol:

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Re: Words that just sound good

Postby Flower » 06 Oct 2019, 14:04

Jambalaya
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Re: Words that just sound good

Postby GoogaMooga » 06 Oct 2019, 17:49

I like some words that end in -tude:

altitude
longitude
solitude

...but I am not so keen on "vicissitude", and definitely not keen on "vicissitudinal", which is just showing off.
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Re: Words that just sound good

Postby Flower » 06 Oct 2019, 18:10

Bobcaygeon .... listening to the Hip right now.
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Re: Words that just sound good

Postby Flower » 10 Oct 2019, 22:47

hypocrite
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Postby Johnny Fartpants » 11 Oct 2019, 07:02

Twat
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Re: Words that just sound good

Postby Rorschach » 11 Oct 2019, 07:28

How do people feel about, 'moist'?
Sexy for some, icky for others.

My favourite Spanish word is 'chiringuito': meaning a beach bar.
Bugger off.

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Re: Words that just sound good

Postby Darkness_Fish » 11 Oct 2019, 09:05

Supple
Plinth
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Re: Words that just sound good

Postby Powehi » 11 Oct 2019, 09:15

Minnie the Minx wrote:
Effervescent



Exuberant

and

Exhilerating

hail from the same ballpark are also pretty darn good

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Re: Words that just sound good

Postby Powehi » 11 Oct 2019, 09:47

Calypso

Cornucopia

Coruscating

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Re: Words that just sound good

Postby Purgatory Brite » 11 Oct 2019, 10:51

bloviate - talk at length, especially in an inflated or empty way

I first saw this used in relation to our inept Prime Minister.

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Re: Words that just sound good

Postby Flower » 11 Oct 2019, 11:59

Regulatory
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Re: Words that just sound good

Postby Powehi » 11 Oct 2019, 12:29

Nugatory - wonderfully dismissive word that sends recipients scurrying for their dictionaries

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Re: Words that just sound good

Postby Samoan » 11 Oct 2019, 13:09

Caramba
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