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  1. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    01 Apr '13 20:38
    Words You Love

    * Frissons: "A moment of intense excitement; a shudder."

    * Ineffable: "Incapable of being expressed in words."

    * Nonce: "For the nonce, for the occasion, for the time being."

    (In Memory of My Dear Mother Who Loved Language, the Magic of Books and Playing
    Scrabble for Keeps Until She Departed this Life in December, 2011, At the Age of 93)

    Few of Yours?
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    01 Apr '13 22:011 edit
    I just like the sounds of these--

    crocus cloth
    spelunker
    inter-regnum
    confiscatory
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    02 Apr '13 05:42
    Originally posted by Paul Dirac II
    I just like the sounds of these--

    crocus cloth
    spelunker
    inter-regnum
    confiscatory
    All good.

    A English professor of mine said that the most beautiful sounding word in the English language is "cellardoor". It would probably be better in print with a different spelling, like "sellahdahh". And it might be best with a slightly British or New England accent.

    "A story told by syndicated columnists Frank Colby in 1949[6] and L. M. Boyd in 1979 holds that "cellar door" was Edgar Allan Poe's favorite phrase, and that the refrain Nevermore in "The Raven" was chosen as "the closest word to 'cellar door' he could think of.""

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cellar_door

    I used to play a sort of game with my daughter when she could just barely talk, as we drove somewhere such as to market. I would say, slowly, words like "abstemious" or "circumlocution" and she would repeat them back, identically. It was fun. Any multisyllabic word would do. I like to think it as having been good for her linguistic development.
  4. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    02 Apr '13 19:091 edit
    Festina Lente: "Classical adage and oxymoron meaning 'make haste slowly' or 'more haste, less speed'. It has been
    used as the motto of many people including the emperors Augustus and Titus, the Medicis and the Onslows." (wicki)
  5. Dublin Ireland
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    02 Apr '13 20:20
    Originally posted by JS357
    All good.

    A English professor of mine said that the most beautiful sounding word in the English language is "cellardoor". It would probably be better in print with a different spelling, like "sellahdahh". And it might be best with a slightly British or New England accent.

    "A story told by syndicated columnists Frank Colby in 1949[6] and L. M. Boyd in 19 ...[text shortened]... ld do. I like to think it as having been good for her linguistic development.
    There's a place on the west coast of England
    with a name that sounds like something an
    Irish farmer would never do.


    It's called Sellafield.
  6. Standard memberleestatic
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    02 Apr '13 23:17
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    [b]Words You Love

    * Frissons: "A moment of intense excitement; a shudder."

    * Ineffable: "Incapable of being expressed in words."

    * Nonce: "For the nonce, for the occasion, for the time being."

    (In Memory of My Dear Mother Who Loved Language, the Magic of Books and Playing
    Scrabble for Keeps Until She Departed this Life in December, 2011, At the Age of 93)

    Few of Yours?[/b]
    * Nonce: "For the nonce, for the occasion, for the time being or worked for the BBC.
  7. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    03 Apr '13 21:35
    * No = Freedom.
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    precious

    progress
  9. Standard memberSoothfast
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    06 Apr '13 05:53
    titmouse
    pussy willow
    asinine
    woodpecker
    country
    balderdash
    beaver
  10. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    06 Apr '13 12:051 edit
    * perogies

    * poufies

    * please
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    pontificate
    pompous
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    potential
    rational
    dwell
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    06 Apr '13 15:09
    Originally posted by lolof
    potential
    rational
    dwell
    exorcism
    ramshackle
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    reconcile
    recognition
    compassion
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    flatulation
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