Quit trying to intimidate with big words

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  • _John_
    _John_ Posts: 8,642 Member
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    It amuses me that some people here claim to have huge vocabularies yet don't seem to understand the meanings of the words 'sarcasm' and 'humour'.

    Canadian or British, or just like using superfluous u's?
  • La_Malfaisante
    La_Malfaisante Posts: 1,509 Member
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    JeffMeehan wrote: »
    I apologize if I offended anyone. I was just trying to be funny with my warped sense of humor!

    I don't think anyone took your comment personal.

    OP doesn't like French people so I better get out of here.
  • Guns_N_Buns
    Guns_N_Buns Posts: 1,899 Member
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    __drmerc__ wrote: »
    jgnatca wrote: »
    The internet is one of the few refuges I have left to express the full breadth of my vocabulary.

    I was cooking with my daughter and granddaughter the other day and I asked if I could use their "colander". My daughter asked if I could use the other word for it so they could know what I was talking about. Oh yeah, a sieve. Sheesh. So many great words, so few places to use them.

    I call it a strainer

    I thought a strainer was a set in which you strained a muscle.

    "ahh, *kitten*..that was a strainer!"
  • N2Couture
    N2Couture Posts: 2,762 Member
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    Oh, how this made me :lol:
  • goodasgoldilox165
    goodasgoldilox165 Posts: 333 Member
    edited November 2014
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    In a very well-loved children's book (by a certain Miss Potter) Benjamin Bunny's family was 'improvident and impecunious' -such delicious words! Don't force us all to select from only the practical or well-used options. Equal rights for all the words in the dictionary and those yet to be there!
  • MyChocolateDiet
    MyChocolateDiet Posts: 22,281 Member
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    __drmerc__ wrote: »
    jgnatca wrote: »
    The internet is one of the few refuges I have left to express the full breadth of my vocabulary.

    I was cooking with my daughter and granddaughter the other day and I asked if I could use their "colander". My daughter asked if I could use the other word for it so they could know what I was talking about. Oh yeah, a sieve. Sheesh. So many great words, so few places to use them.

    I call it a strainer
    Do you guys mean the bowl with holes in it? that's what we dummies around here call it.
  • Cranquistador
    Cranquistador Posts: 39,744 Member
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    __drmerc__ wrote: »

    I'm not touching that or anything else!
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    Heh.

  • MyChocolateDiet
    MyChocolateDiet Posts: 22,281 Member
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    Oh brother. Forget it, out. :sickemoticon:
  • cwolfman13
    cwolfman13 Posts: 41,874 Member
    edited November 2014
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    Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious....

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  • La_Malfaisante
    La_Malfaisante Posts: 1,509 Member
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    __drmerc__ wrote: »
    JeffMeehan wrote: »
    I apologize if I offended anyone. I was just trying to be funny with my warped sense of humor!

    I don't think anyone took your comment personal.

    OP doesn't like French people so I better get out of here.

    Running away?

    Yes, I'm about to go eat some French food and i'm taking my "attitude" with me
    ;)
  • Oi_Sunshine
    Oi_Sunshine Posts: 819 Member
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    _John_ wrote: »
    It amuses me that some people here claim to have huge vocabularies yet don't seem to understand the meanings of the words 'sarcasm' and 'humour'.

    Canadian or British, or just like using superfluous u's?

    *grumble grumble* kick you in the superfluous *grumble* eh...
  • lorib642
    lorib642 Posts: 1,942 Member
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    And why is the fear of long words, hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia, such a long word?
  • mitch16
    mitch16 Posts: 2,113 Member
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    __drmerc__ wrote: »
    JeffMeehan wrote: »
    I apologize if I offended anyone. I was just trying to be funny with my warped sense of humor!

    I don't think anyone took your comment personal.

    OP doesn't like French people so I better get out of here.

    Running away?

    Touche!

  • Joannah700
    Joannah700 Posts: 2,665 Member
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    tibby531 wrote: »
    feralX wrote: »
    Joannah700 wrote: »
    Hippopotamus is a big word. It has many letters and many syllables. I feel like we don't talk enough about hippopotamuses around here.
    I'm with you...I find it exceedingly difficult to have a serious hippopotamus conversation these days. I blame the internet.

    is it hippopotamuses or hippopotomi?

    Both are acceptable. But hippopotamuses is much more fun to say. So I choose you hippopatamuses!

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  • j_bark
    j_bark Posts: 1,269 Member
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    Donaudampfschiffahrtselektrizitätenhauptbetriebswerkbauunterbeamtengesellschaft

    PS Redheads are still hot
  • _John_
    _John_ Posts: 8,642 Member
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    Joannah700 wrote: »
    tibby531 wrote: »
    feralX wrote: »
    Joannah700 wrote: »
    Hippopotamus is a big word. It has many letters and many syllables. I feel like we don't talk enough about hippopotamuses around here.
    I'm with you...I find it exceedingly difficult to have a serious hippopotamus conversation these days. I blame the internet.

    is it hippopotamuses or hippopotomi?

    Both are acceptable. But hippopotamuses is much more fun to say. So I choose you hippopatamuses!

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    I want a hippopotamus for Christmas, only a hippopotamus will do...
  • Hadabetter
    Hadabetter Posts: 941 Member
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    I always endeavor to eschew obfuscation.
  • FatFreeFrolicking
    FatFreeFrolicking Posts: 4,252 Member
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    The fact that you think people use "big" words in an effort to make you feel inferior says way more about you than it ever will about them.

    I love words. I love reading about words, learning new words and learning the etymology of words.

    This. If you don't understand what someone is saying, maybe it's a hint that you should pick up a dictionary or go to school to further your education/expand your knowledge.