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Re: My new word

Post by lynny » 28 Aug 2019, 19:27

I couldn't guess that one in a month of Sundays! It sounds like a German sausage :lol:

I did look it up.......

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Re: My new word

Post by Dreamweaver » 03 Sep 2019, 16:16

Decimate. If you think you know it you might be surprised to read https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-09-03/ ... 0/11459980
This is a blow to me - I just love word origins. But yes, meanings have to change. :teary
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Re: My new word

Post by Dreamweaver » 12 Sep 2019, 19:16

Where do new words come from?
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ytr28t5VzAs
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Re: My new word

Post by Dreamweaver » 21 Sep 2019, 21:50

Old words that could be useful today. :lol:

1. Fudgel
2. Groke
3. Sciolist
4. Slugabed
5. Verily
6. Snollygoster
7. Apanthropy
8. Egrote
9. Shivviness
10. Uhtceare
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Re: My new word

Post by Perrorist » 22 Sep 2019, 07:06

Did you know that Spandex is an anagram?

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Re: My new word

Post by Dreamweaver » 22 Sep 2019, 09:56

I hadn't realised that, but a little thought expands understanding.

The old words that could be worth reinstating might be used like this -

“It’s Friday, and I’m going to fudgel my way to the weekend.”
Terrence had been known to groke when his dorm mates would come back with Taco Bell.
The internet is a wasteland of sciolists and trolls.
Ginny was a slugabed and once crushed her alarm clock with a brick.
Pauline could verily be a tool
He was senior adviser to the snollygoster-in-chief. (Though Kellyanne Conway is female)
“Sarah, your apanthropy is getting old; you can’t spend another weekend alone with mac and cheese and romcoms.”
He dramatically coughed into the phone to egrote his way out of the big PowerPoint presentation that day.
He went into the interview confident, but soon felt the shivviness of his new briefs and the sweat under his collar.
Adam’s state of uhtceare kept him up the night before the convention, as he worried whether his cosplay would make the grade.
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