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Lovely and abandoned words

Discussion in 'General Book Discussion' started by Wabbit, Jun 18, 2006.

  1. Vespertilio91

    Vespertilio91 New Member

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    Now I'm gonna go around saying al-you-min-e-um. It sounds so much better than al-u-min-um-in-num-in-num-in-num. :D:D:D:D:D
     
  2. Poppy1

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    lol Vesper. My sons say it the American way along with words like duel. We say it jewel, they laugh at me and say no it's dool. I blame it on TV:D
     
  3. StillILearn

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    What about joolery?
     
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    lol Still. Jewelery is said just like that- joolery. But you say tom-eh-toe, we say tom-ah-toe, lets call the whole thing off:D (I'd put little crochets and semi-quavers there if they had them on the key-board)
     
  5. direstraits

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    Ah, a short leave of absence and I miss all the praises! Yay!

    I was a batnana before, so I figured I'd become a superbanana, after a spell of being a geishanana.

    No, poppy, it's not winter, unfortunately. It's bloody hot these days, and if the aircon isn't working around in the office, everybody's bloody cranky. :)

    Hehe... we still try to pronounce either as 'ai-ther'. However, the only part that tears me in two is the word 'router'. In the IT business, the router is 'raow-ter' instead of 'roo-ter'. I've always thought 'raow-ter' is the American way of pronouncing it. But nobody, neither american nor english colleagues I've worked with ever pronounced 'roo-ter'.

    ds
     
  6. StillILearn

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    You obviously never got your kicks on Route 66. ;)
     
  7. direstraits

    direstraits Well-Known Member

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    Nope. Is it something a young whipper snapper like me can understand, though? :D :D
     
  8. Vespertilio91

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    Blame TV for everything. I do. It works.:D:D:D:D

    I love all these alternate pronunciations. They're awesome. :p
     
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    Reminds me of an old skit on the British comedy series Not The Nine O'Clock News, where the cast were singing a parody of a country song with the worst American accents you'd ever hear.

     
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    Shuttlecock.
     
  11. StillILearn

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    Poppycock.
     
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    clicky
     
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    Here's one: Raffish
     
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    i use the word "aye" sometimes instead of yes (of course, it depends on who I am speaking to.) Every once in a while, much to my boyfriend's displeasure, I will say "ayuh".

    also, i have several female pets and sometimes when i talk to them i call them "lassie" in an irish accent.
    my cat-"Is that dinner I smell?"
    me-"Aye, 'tis lassie!"

    what? your cat doesn't talk to you? ;)
     
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    I thought only my cats spoke! I can't understand them because Tiberius speaks Latin, Sacha speaks Russian, and Toulouse speaks French. :p

    Another good word is "fastidious". I've been called fastiodoso all while growing up but have never heard it used in English.
     
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    collywobbles and amok :D
    I try to use them both whenever possible :D
     
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    Collywobbles????!!! :eek:

    What the hell does that mean? I love it :D Just as soon as I know what it means I shall throw it into conversation with reckless abandon!
     
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    It means having a tummyache :D
    I found it one day in an old dictionary and have used it whenever possible ever since!:)
     
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    It's brilliant! It's my mission to use it and spread the word!
     
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    Reading Henry Miller's Black Spring and he used...

    addlepated.

    (having a muddled mind)
     

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