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Claire 09-15-2011 09:12 PM

Words
 
Something happened in the past few days that got me thinking on a subject. I realized that my dog (I've had for 6 mos) responds to different words than my previous pets. I finally noticed and told my husband, she responds to "outside" -- either as a command or a question, rather than various other "potty" words, and she responds to "enough" rather than stop or no.

But it got me to thinking. I read to an elderly blind lady who is interested in words and their origins. Some words you just like the sound of. For some reason two of my favorite words are French; parapluie and pomplamousse (probably have neither spelled correctly). Don't know why; I mean it isn't meaning (umbrella and grapefruit?). Do I just like the "Ps"?

Are there words you like the sound of? I've obviously found what Rosebud responds to. Her name was Kat when we adopted her, but she didn't respond to that at all. I've always believed in 2-syllable names for dogs. But, as humans, what words do YOU like. Just like the sound, meaning aside.

PrincessFiona60 09-15-2011 11:05 PM

chartreuse

chopper 09-16-2011 06:22 PM

I like different oxymorons like... Jumbo shrimp, pretty ugly, etc. And my favorite one...adult male.

Aunt Bea 09-16-2011 06:32 PM

Some words make my tongue giggle!

I have always loved the word pomplamousse,

Madame Pomplamousse.

buckytom 09-16-2011 11:09 PM

you guys are a bunch of sesquipedalians!

Bolas De Fraile 09-17-2011 01:15 AM

Thou art a beslubbering spur-galled barnacle on the fustilion rump of humanity, but I like you:wink:

Zhizara 09-17-2011 05:21 AM

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Originally Posted by buckytom (Post 1049708)
you guys are a bunch of sesquipedalians!

I tried to look that one up, BT, but it wasn't found in my dictionary.

Aunt Bea 09-17-2011 06:38 AM

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Originally Posted by Zhizara (Post 1049753)
I tried to look that one up, BT, but it wasn't found in my dictionary.


Someone who uses long words. A windbag, sort of:ermm:

Zhizara 09-17-2011 07:08 AM

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Originally Posted by Aunt Bea (Post 1049759)
Someone who uses long words. A windbag, sort of:ermm:

:rofl::rofl::rofl:

PrincessFiona60 09-17-2011 07:15 AM

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Originally Posted by Zhizara (Post 1049753)
I tried to look that one up, BT, but it wasn't found in my dictionary.

Sesquipedalian - Definition and More from the Free Merriam-Webster Dictionary


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