Favorite $0.50 Words at LPSG

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  1. earllogjam

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    Over the course of years here you come across words in LPSG posts that you rarely see other places. Here are some of my favorites I can remember....

    Misanthrope - hater of humankind

    Flummox - to confuse or perplex

    Ersatz- an artificial substitution

    Sycophant - a fawning parasite

    Elan- distinctive style or flair


    Any more?
     
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    My personal favorite is f**ktard! I just like the way it sounds!
     
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    Do you write these down?
    my memory isn't that proficient.
     
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    Bopperbasting and fleshpile spring to mind also!
     
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    That twinge in your intestines
    What about dolt?
     
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    I learned that word before LPSG was a sparkle in Rob's eye so I don't know if it counts!
     
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    I believe the current phrase is "ten dollar word", earllogjam.

    Somehow, "fifty cent word" doesn't conjure up much of anything anymore.
     
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    Ah. I see the distinction.
     
  9. earllogjam

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    I think the worth of words has remained the same. It's the dollar and all that it can buy that has become more and more worthless.
     
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    fucktard and bopperbasting I vote for! :p
     
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    I'd like to cite "rediculous" as a -$0.50 word.
     
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    i nominate proficient since i'm new here and that jumped out at me as the first option
     
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    "irregardless" wins hands down for me

    :biggrin1:
     
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    I used to see the word "paradigm" tossed around here a lot (as if failure to use it in, say, every other post relegated one to the ranks of the intellectually non-elite).

    On the flip side..."definately" (with an "a" instead of an "i").


    I personally love to toss in an occasional "anyway" (a local colloquialism).
     
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    Zeitgeist has been bandied around lately.
     
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    If the increasingly insubstantial, repetitive, formulaic and desparate 'sour grapes' threads in the Political forum of late are any indication - one could come to believe Obama is playing Allende to Bush's Mussolini, and Socialism is the new Fascism. :cool:

    Also:

    The rise of 'Lib' (and derivations thereof) as a catch-all sleight, used primarily by those with little or no idea what it means nor what they're yacking about when they bandy the term about so casually.

    The use of Neocon, in much the same way as 'Lib'.

    A couple of bizzare misuses of penultimate sprang to mind ... right after irregardless (on which I second MB).
     
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    Ditto!
     
  19. Guy-jin

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    The rampant misuse of "penultimate" definitely needs some more attention here.

    I'll also say, I think the word "gargantuan" is underused at this particular site.
     
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    If you spend much time in the Politics forum, you cannot escape the rampant disingenuousness there.
     
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