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    Re: 12 Horrible Gobbledygook Words We Reluctantly Accepted

    Here are 18 obsolete words that the author feels should still be in our vocabularies. I agree ... they're perfectly good words! My own laptop is guilty of resistentialism at times. I've never lunted although sometimes I jirble my coffee in the morning and who doesn't like a snoutfair?

    18 obsolete words, which never should have gone out of style | Death and Taxes

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    Re: 12 Horrible Gobbledygook Words We Reluctantly Accepted

    On a personal note I'd like to see everyone who uses the word 'gobsmacked' have to scrub their mouth out with a wire brush! Bit extreme but such a horrible word.
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    Re: 12 Horrible Gobbledygook Words We Reluctantly Accepted

    Taking some examples from the past two hundred years is interesting. Reminds me of high school having to endure Shakespeare's Julius Caesar.

    For anyone interested there is a great BBC documentary called "The Adventure of English." There is the book by Melvyn Bragg, The Adventure of English: The Biography of a Language

    As much as I loved the BBC series on it, reading the book is a lot like keeping and interest in Leviticus.

    BIRTH OF A LANGUAGE

    http://youtu.be/wGYiM_ZnjAc
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    It looks interesting, TD, thanks for the tip-off!

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    Re: 12 Horrible Gobbledygook Words We Reluctantly Accepted

    As you wend you way through the day, I hope no one runs roughshod over you but if they do, try not to take umbrage!

    12 Old Words that Survived by Getting Fossilized in Idioms | Mental Floss

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    Re: 12 Horrible Gobbledygook Words We Reluctantly Accepted

    Quote Originally Posted by Imladris View Post
    On a personal note I'd like to see everyone who uses the word 'gobsmacked' have to scrub their mouth out with a wire brush! Bit extreme but such a horrible word.
    I use that word all the time whilst expressing a state of physical and mental shock.

    A wire brush you say?

    Well I'm GOBSMACKED

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    Re: 12 Horrible Gobbledygook Words We Reluctantly Accepted

    12 Lonely Negative Words ~~~~~> 12 Lonely Negative Words | Mental Floss

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    Re: 12 Horrible Gobbledygook Words We Reluctantly Accepted

    Yup thats what I thought it meant.

    4. INEFFABLE

    (Via French from Latin in- ‘not’ + effāri ‘to utter’)

    Ineffable—something "that cannot be expressed or described in language"—can breathe a lonely wordless sigh. Its partner doesn’t come around much any more. Effable once meant "sounds or letters, etc. that can be pronounced." It is used only rarely to mean "that which can be, or may lawfully be, expressed or described in words," or as a snickery double entendre:

    She: Are you dumping me? What went wrong?
    He: I can’t explain. It’s ineffable.
    She: Are you saying I’m not f—able?



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    Re: 12 Horrible Gobbledygook Words We Reluctantly Accepted

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    Quote Originally Posted by YZGI View Post
    Yup thats what I thought it meant.
    Be careful how you use it then!

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