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Re: Lovely words

Postby pinkeye » 20 Oct 2018, 04:11

yeah
good name
Bottlebrush
but I prefer
Callistemon
sounds better
sleeping is good for you
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Re: Lovely words

Postby fisherman » 20 Oct 2018, 10:25

One of my fav aussie phrases:

Foreign vermin!
You foreign vermin!
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Re: Lovely words

Postby Aussie » 20 Oct 2018, 15:15

I've never heard that one.

:?
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Re: Lovely words

Postby HBS Guy » 20 Oct 2018, 15:46

Another nice word:

Rake—and I am not talking garden implement!
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Re: Lovely words

Postby fisherman » 21 Oct 2018, 00:28

Aussie wrote:I've never heard that one.

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You no watch Wolf Creek? You foreign VERMIN!
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Re: Lovely words

Postby fisherman » 21 Oct 2018, 00:28

HBS Guy wrote:Another nice word:

Rake—and I am not talking garden implement!

Or reek. Reeking.
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Re: Lovely words

Postby Aussie » 21 Oct 2018, 08:46

fisherman wrote:
Aussie wrote:I've never heard that one.

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You no watch Wolf Creek? You foreign VERMIN!


Think I saw it once. Lost interest in the gratuitous violence.
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Re: Lovely words

Postby HBS Guy » 21 Oct 2018, 09:53

fisherman wrote:
HBS Guy wrote:Another nice word:

Rake—and I am not talking garden implement!

Or reek. Reeking.


As in poor hygiene.
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Re: Lovely words

Postby fisherman » 21 Oct 2018, 15:33

Aussie wrote:
fisherman wrote:
Aussie wrote:I've never heard that one.

:?

You no watch Wolf Creek? You foreign VERMIN!


Think I saw it once. Lost interest in the gratuitous violence.


But he sings. Tie me kangaroo down, sport. Tie me kangaroo down.
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Re: Lovely words

Postby fisherman » 21 Oct 2018, 15:36

HBS Guy wrote:
fisherman wrote:
HBS Guy wrote:Another nice word:

Rake—and I am not talking garden implement!

Or reek. Reeking.


As in poor hygiene.

Eew. No. I'm not that disgusting. Reek as in smoke (Scottish).
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Re: Lovely words

Postby Texan » 01 Nov 2018, 02:33

callipygous

callipygian
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Re: Lovely words

Postby HBS Guy » 01 Nov 2018, 04:00

Does my bum look callipygous in this?
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Re: Lovely words

Postby Texan » 01 Nov 2018, 04:14

HBS Guy wrote:Does my bum look callipygous in this?

That’s the beauty of that word. You don’t have to talk about your bum. Am I callipygous?
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Re: Lovely words

Postby HBS Guy » 01 Nov 2018, 05:54

Image

'Venus of Willendorf'

Fat women could keep family or tribe going in hard times I suppose.
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Re: Lovely words

Postby Texan » 01 Nov 2018, 08:30

capricious
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Re: Lovely words

Postby HBS Guy » 01 Nov 2018, 08:40

peripatetic.
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Re: Lovely words

Postby fisherman » 01 Nov 2018, 09:36

cumbayá
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Re: Lovely words

Postby Texan » 01 Nov 2018, 13:18

HBS Guy wrote:peripatetic.

That describes my job as a field engineer. I service emergency power equipment (UPS) at a different site every day. I've worked in 33 states and Mexico. I now avoid getting a passport because I don't want to travel all over the world.
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Re: Lovely words

Postby Texan » 09 Nov 2018, 08:15

I have a made up word that my wife can't stand. She is a hopeless romantic, me not so much. If I describe something romantic in nature, I call it "romantical". I usually get a fist to the shoulder for it, but it's worth it. She knows I love her by how I live and treat her.
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Re: Lovely words

Postby Sallyally » 17 Nov 2018, 20:02

Collective phrase for a group of prostitutes- a flourish of trumpets.
Always liked steatopygous-Steatopygia is the state of having substantial levels of tissue on the buttocks and thighs. This build is not confined to the gluteal regions, but extends to the outside and front of the thighs, and tapers to the knee producing a curvaceous figure. The term is from the Greek στέαρ stéar meaning "tallow" and πυγή pugḗ meaning "rump"
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Re: Lovely words

Postby Texan » 18 Nov 2018, 00:30

Sallyally wrote:Collective phrase for a group of prostitutes- a flourish of trumpets.
Always liked steatopygous-Steatopygia is the state of having substantial levels of tissue on the buttocks and thighs. This build is not confined to the gluteal regions, but extends to the outside and front of the thighs, and tapers to the knee producing a curvaceous figure. The term is from the Greek στέαρ stéar meaning "tallow" and πυγή pugḗ meaning "rump"

Who knew there were so many words to describe backsides?
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Re: Lovely words

Postby pinkeye » 18 Nov 2018, 00:43

so many words

descriptive
words like

Bog
Slurry
Whisper
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Re: Lovely words

Postby SethBullock » 18 Nov 2018, 01:40

decerebrate

Used as a verb, it means ...
To eliminate cerebral brain function in (an animal) by removing the cerebrum, cutting across the brainstem, or severing certain arteries in the brainstem, as for purposes of experimentation.

But used as an adjective ...
adj. (also -brĭt)
1. Deprived of cerebral function, as by having the cerebrum removed.
2. Resulting from or as if from decerebration: decerebrate rigidity; decerebrate movements.
3. Lacking intelligence or reason.

I first saw this word on a forum. It was being used to describe an opinion the writer thought was really stupid. "...the decerebrate opinion that ..."
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Re: Lovely words

Postby HBS Guy » 18 Nov 2018, 12:11

pinkeye wrote:so many words

descriptive
words like

Bog
Slurry
Whisper

I LOVE onomatopoeic words!

A niece lived in Kalangadoo, 50Km outside Mt Gambier for a while. That is near Millicent in what is known as the Green Triangle in my state. Imagine a train smoothly speeding along the tracks, millicccent,millicccent then it hits the points: kalangadoo kalangadoo kalangadoo :roll :bgrin

Also words like bill and coo, and croon, practically sound like what they are. Can’t stand crooners but put that aside. Bang and boom are good words.

Mama probably the first word all of us managed to speak.

Seasickness, almost get a wave in the word. Hurl follows after and is also a good word. If not onomatopoeic very descriptive.
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Re: Lovely words

Postby Sallyally » 18 Nov 2018, 14:45

Love the railway metaphor.

How about Raaalph for vomit?
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