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Well, now that there is a grammar thread, it seemed appropriate to create one on words in general. Post words that are fun to say, tongue twisters, words you cannot stand, interesting etymologies, PUNS (can't believe I left such a worthy word related category out) etc...

A few links to start with:

http://www.etymonline.com/index.php

http://www.bertc.com/sniglets.htm

http://www.freerice.com/index.php

http://www.oedilf.com/db/Lim.php

http://www.thedevilsdictionary.com/
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post #2 of 10
The French navy adopted a new slogan "To the water; it is time!", more properly written "A l'eau; c'est l'heure!".
post #3 of 10
One of my favorite words is lisp when its said by someone who has one
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Oh noes! Not Oedilf. I had a bit of a run in with the pedants at Oedilf a few years back (I'm not the only one). Haven't visited them in ages. I must go check them out. Tonton survived the ordeal better than me. Ironically, Meg, who I ran up against, left the site soon after me when one of the admins accused her of being a drunk (as well as a human pretending to be a beagle).

I even submitted a secret coded AppleInsider limerick defining "apple worm" (IIRC) during the brief time I spent annoying them.
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Tomorrow shall be love for the loveless;
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post #5 of 10
My favourite word is "awkward." The "wkw" is, well, awkward. I can't think of a better example of a word describing itself.
post #6 of 10
"the thesaurus."

Say it out loud.

Louder.

See?
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post #7 of 10
"The Thesaurus roamed the North American continent for millions of years before it was wiped out by an asteroid."

It does sound weird.

Exerpt from the book, "Thesaurus, The Definitive Dinosaur"
post #8 of 10
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Originally Posted by iMac David View Post

The French navy adopted a new slogan "To the water; it is time!", more properly written "A l'eau; c'est l'heure!".

Hmmm. French Navy. <Thinks about past successes -- fails> Does that mean they are advertising extended swim calls? Or are they abandoning ship?
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post #9 of 10
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Originally Posted by Hiro View Post

Hmmm. French Navy. <Thinks about past successes -- fails> Does that mean they are advertising extended swim calls? Or are they abandoning ship?

I believe because it would seem to be pronounced

" [h]allo sailor "
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Do you realize that fluoridation is the most monstrously conceived and dangerous Communist plot we have ever had to face? - Jack D. Ripper
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post #10 of 10
My favorite word is "change." Oh wait, no it isn't.


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http://www.freerice.com/index.php

Okay, my high score is 48; who can beat that..
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