Words you’ve read

in reality, all of this has been a total load of old bollocks
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Re: Words you’ve read

Postby souphound » 12 May 2022, 14:11

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Re: Words you’ve read

Postby der Freiherr » 12 May 2022, 15:10

GoogaMooga wrote:propinquity - no-one ever uses that word.


Mike Nesmith used it in a song title, but thankfully doesn't actually use it in the song. A rare display of restraint.
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Re: Words you’ve read

Postby Darkness_Fish » 12 May 2022, 16:18

milquetoast
verisimilitude

Words for reading, never for saying.
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Re: Words you’ve read

Postby GoogaMooga » 12 May 2022, 18:04

Darkness_Fish wrote:milquetoast
verisimilitude

Words for reading, never for saying.


I've said both. But I agree.
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Re: Words you’ve read

Postby Charlie O. » 14 May 2022, 09:28

preternatural
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Re: Words you’ve read

Postby Rayge » 14 May 2022, 09:36

GoogaMooga wrote:propinquity - no-one ever uses that word.


I have, when talking about this




Edit - posted this before I realised there was a second page and Baron beat me to it.
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Re: Words you’ve read

Postby Rayge » 14 May 2022, 09:44

Apart from souphound's phobia and Minnie's medical terms, everything else mentioned so far is part of the daily discourse at Granger Towers...
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Re: Words you’ve read

Postby Hugh » 14 May 2022, 11:32

Charlie O. wrote:preternatural


The only time I have seen preternatural used was by Stephen Donaldon in his Thomas Covenant books. I've said a few times as a nod to that.

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Re: Words you’ve read

Postby Samoan » 14 May 2022, 14:58

Choleric as there are reams of alternatives.

I've used the other three of the four temperaments from time to time.
Nonsense to the aggressiveness, I've seen more aggression on the my little pony message board......I mean I was told.

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Re: Words you’ve read

Postby Deebank » 15 May 2022, 08:22

Darkness_Fish wrote:milquetoast
verisimilitude

Words for reading, never for saying.


:o

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