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  1. SubscriberPonderable
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    26 Apr '18 11:34
    you might enjoy that one:

    http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20180425-twelve-obscure-words-with-delightful-meanings
  2. Standard memberHandyAndy
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    26 Apr '18 13:30
    Originally posted by @ponderable
    you might enjoy that one:

    http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20180425-twelve-obscure-words-with-delightful-meanings
    Thanks, Pondy!

    Don't be surprised if some of these words pop up in the sentence game, especially mamamouchi.

    We have a few here at RHP.
  3. Gothenburg
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    26 Apr '18 14:31
    Originally posted by @handyandy
    Thanks, Pondy!

    Don't be surprised if some of these words pop up in the sentence game, especially mamamouchi.

    We have a few here at RHP.
    I can't find the meaning of 'mamamouchi'.
  4. SubscriberPonderable
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    26 Apr '18 14:34
    Originally posted by @torunn
    I can't find the meaning of 'mamamouchi'.
    In the Video linked in the original post. (about 1:47)

    It is " a Person who believe themselves more important they really are"
  5. Gothenburg
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    26 Apr '18 14:362 edits
    Originally posted by @ponderable
    In the Video linked in the original post. (about 1:47)

    It is " a Person who believe themselves more important they really are"
    Thank you.
  6. Standard memberHandyAndy
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    26 Apr '18 15:19
    Originally posted by @torunn
    I can't find the meaning of 'mamamouchi'.
    From Wordnik.com :

    Mamamouchi -- A pompous title, from that supposed to have been conferred by the Sultan
    on M. Jourdain in Molière's play, "Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme" -- hence, one who takes such
    a title, an ostentatious, self-important, and ridiculous pretender.
  7. Gothenburg
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    26 Apr '18 15:38
    Originally posted by @handyandy
    From Wordnik.com :

    Mamamouchi -- A pompous title, from that supposed to have been conferred by the Sultan
    on M. Jourdain in Molière's play, "Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme" -- hence, one who takes such
    a title, an ostentatious, self-important, and ridiculous pretender.
    I guess you have to know people pretty well to tell they belong to that category. Molière's 'Tartuffe' comes to mind.
  8. SubscriberWOLFE63
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    26 Apr '18 16:50
    Originally posted by @torunn
    I guess you have to know people pretty well to tell they belong to that category. Molière's 'Tartuffe' comes to mind.
    C'est la vie et la nature humaine.
  9. Standard memberHandyAndy
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    26 Apr '18 18:13
    Originally posted by @torunn
    I guess you have to know people pretty well to tell they belong to that category. Molière's 'Tartuffe' comes to mind.
    We have several mamamouchis in the Debates Forum.
  10. SubscriberVery Rusty
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    26 Apr '18 18:17
    Originally posted by @handyandy
    We have several mamamouchis in the Debates Forum.
    Andy,

    LOL...I see you are still pointing the finger at others! 😛 😉

    -VR
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    26 Apr '18 18:292 edits
    Originally posted by @handyandy
    We have several mamamouchis in the Debates Forum.
    I don't think I have visited that forum but I will have a look.

    Edit: it's a very cute word.
  12. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    26 Apr '18 18:40
    Originally posted by @torunn
    I don't think I have visited that forum (Debates) but I will have a look.
    Abandon all hope, ye who enter there
  13. Standard memberuzless
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    26 Apr '18 20:122 edits
    Originally posted by @handyandy
    We have several mamamouchis in the Debates Forum.
    pretend mamamouchis....they can't hold a candle to Uzless. 😛
  14. Standard memberuzless
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    26 Apr '18 20:16
    Originally posted by @torunn
    I don't think I have visited that forum but I will have a look.

    .
    Don't do it...it's full of sophists and those who don't know what a sophist is....😉
  15. SubscriberVery Rusty
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    26 Apr '18 20:50
    Originally posted by @torunn
    I don't think I have visited that forum but I will have a look.

    Edit: it's a very cute word.
    You are not missing a whole lot, everyone knows everything in there, even when they are wrong they try to prove that they are right. 😉

    -VR
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