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What's your favorite word?

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I just read the word Slavering in gunsofchekhovia's drabble and I thought, Now there's a word. It's pretty good but my favorite word is Crush. When I say it it makes me think of forcing a piece of watermelon through my teeth with my tongue. My brother likes Saunter an awful lot (I think it's the mental image of someone doing the verb for him). Why do you like your favorite word?
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I'm rather fond of the word Brythonic. And not just on nationalistic grounds either. (Means something very similar to British, but referring to the Iron Age.) I just like the sound of it.
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Point of clarification. Are we talking about during sex, or any other time?
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But seriously, I like "eschew" followed by "gesundheit."
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ROU Killing Time wrote:Point of clarification. Are we talking about during sex, or any other time?
If talking about sex, let's be satisfied with a simple poll: Is it a Noun/Verb/Adjective/Adverb?
Conjunction is not an option, ROU.
...Nor is Exclamation or Ejaculation.
Although that last is a curiously underused dialog tag.
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ROU Killing Time wrote:But seriously, I like "eschew" followed by "gesundheit."
I'm probably being picky, but as it's a noun, it must have a capital initial letter, Gesundheit. :lol:
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Palava has to be up there near the top of my list, along with flabbergasted. The latter was, in my mind, imortalised by the British comedian Frankie Howerd in his utterance, "Never has my flabber been so gasted", closely followed on many occasions my "Ooh no, Missus!".
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My favorite word is allegedly.

Followed very closely by schadenfreude.

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Embiggen.
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Chairman Goodchild wrote:Embiggen.
nice
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unseentangerine wrote:
Chairman Goodchild wrote:Embiggen.
nice
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I've always had a thing for the word fallopian.
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Horrorshow wrote:I've always had a thing for the word fallopian.
Is that what you call someone from Fallopia?
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SpareInch wrote:
Horrorshow wrote:I've always had a thing for the word fallopian.
Is that what you call someone from Fallopia?
And what do they call the subways on Fallopia?
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strawman wrote:And what do they call the subways on Fallopia?

Fallopian Light Urban Railway Tunnels, or FLURTs for short. :D
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I guess Fallopian Tubes was too obvious?
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Way, way too obvious.
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I'd go with 'it'. 'It' is so very, very useful, 'it' is frequently said, and 'it' is also very good at 'it's' job at scaring away the 'Knights who till recently said Ni', for they cannot hear 'it' being said, much less pronounce 'it.'
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I really like the word "vitrification". Followed closely by "Gedankenexperiment".
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