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Old 07-12-2014, 05:47 PM
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Old 07-12-2014, 06:44 PM
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Old 07-12-2014, 06:58 PM
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We should just set up a scrabble game.
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Old 07-12-2014, 07:18 PM
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Sesquipedalian locquaciousness.
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Old 07-12-2014, 07:24 PM
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Sesquipedalian locquaciousness.
Scrabble doesn't work with big words, it works with big points. "J' "o" on a triple letter score is 28 points. That's insane when you need to handle small spaces and you can't just jam quintessence into the stacks.
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Old 07-12-2014, 07:27 PM
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I won a game with the word "Queer" once. Does that make me a bad person?
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I won a game with the word "Queer" once. Does that make me a bad person?
That's almost adorably naive. Whatever you do, don't play Cards Against Humanity...especially not with your parents (guess who won Cantus' family game and terrified his brother in law?).
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Old 03-10-2015, 10:33 AM
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Chortle is a funny word.

What I also like are the aggressive words - like war, rage or brute. They have a certain force behind them, and I find them incredibly satisfying to speak out/listen to.
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Old 03-10-2015, 10:33 AM
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Heresiarch. Someone who starts a heresy, or leads a heretical movement.

Hagiography. A biography of a saint, particularly one written for religious purposes. I consider most official celebrity biographies to be secular, modern hagiographies due to the glowing treatment they give to their subjects.
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Old 03-10-2015, 10:58 AM
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Such a lovely thread! Im fond of etymology and beautiful, rare words.
I dont much in english but I use to have a piece of paper for that purpose in french.

On the top of my head, smaragdin (green) and musarder (verb, not doing much) and petrichor which I think exists in english too (the smell of the earth after it rained).

We talked about the word sublime and its implication in the art in school, we were pretty much given the definition Cantus gave before. It exists in french too but is mostly used to say "very beautiful", not sure if it actually holds the same amount of meaning as in english.

Also, is dreadnought a badass version of fearless ? The name isnt translated in french in 40k I dont think an its the only place ive encountered it.
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Old 03-10-2015, 04:35 PM
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Old 03-10-2015, 04:58 PM
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It depends. Usage is slightly mixed.
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Old 03-10-2015, 04:59 PM
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Old 03-10-2015, 05:00 PM
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I keep trying to see words you guys are spelling with the first letter of each line but it says nothing!
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Old 03-10-2015, 05:01 PM
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I recently learned from my girlfriend was "bastinado" was.
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Old 03-10-2015, 05:03 PM
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I like wrath, but I'm quite fond of words with th.
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Old 03-10-2015, 05:15 PM
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I have a WORD QUESTION.

Does the word pretty only have the connotation of being something that looks nice? Because locally (and I'm pretty sure beyond here) it can also be used as another word meaning kind of or a little bit. As in that's pretty bad, but a couple of times now online I've heard people be confused about using the word in that context.
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Old 03-10-2015, 05:18 PM
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I have a WORD QUESTION.

Does the word pretty only have the connotation of being something that looks nice? Because locally (and I'm pretty sure beyond here) it can also be used as another word meaning kind of or a little bit. As in that's pretty bad, but a couple of times now online I've heard people be confused about using the word in that context.
There's nothing like it in the swedish language, though I've heard the word pretty being used in such a way a lot. might be they're not native english speakers or your normal, dumb youths?
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Old 03-10-2015, 05:18 PM
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I have a WORD QUESTION.

Does the word pretty only have the connotation of being something that looks nice? Because locally (and I'm pretty sure beyond here) it can also be used as another word meaning kind of or a little bit. As in that's pretty bad, but a couple of times now online I've heard people be confused about using the word in that context.
I'm pretty sure that it can be used like you described.
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Old 03-10-2015, 05:21 PM
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Does the word pretty only have the connotation of being something that looks nice? Because locally (and I'm pretty sure beyond here) it can also be used as another word meaning kind of or a little bit. As in that's pretty bad, but a couple of times now online I've heard people be confused about using the word in that context.
I'm pretty sure I've used it this way plenty.
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Old 03-10-2015, 05:22 PM
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Look up the word ziemlich in a German-English dictionary.
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Old 03-10-2015, 05:22 PM
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I have a WORD QUESTION.

Does the word pretty only have the connotation of being something that looks nice? Because locally (and I'm pretty sure beyond here) it can also be used as another word meaning kind of or a little bit. As in that's pretty bad, but a couple of times now online I've heard people be confused about using the word in that context.
I'm pretty sure the only people who would be confused by that usage are non-native English speakers.
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