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JoeyWinson3.0
Feb 17th, 2003, 03:55 PM
Post here the words which you really think can be "The Greatest Words in the World....EVER!"

You can post definitions if you like...

Here's my faves.

Cusp
Tabard
Vestibule
Twat
Trellis (what's the plural of that word? Trellae?)
Hegemony
Cob

White Stripes
Feb 17th, 2003, 04:05 PM
enthusiasm

(there's a proverb which says: Enthusiasmus is das schönste Wort der Erde = Enthusiasm is the greatest word on earth)

Maajken
Feb 17th, 2003, 04:11 PM
ive always been fond of "annihilation"

Nicoleke
Feb 17th, 2003, 04:32 PM
" Peace " :) :D :) :D ;) !!!!!

schris
Feb 17th, 2003, 04:34 PM
LOVE ;)

Hurley
Feb 17th, 2003, 04:53 PM
unctuous
assassination
fungus
elegiac
plumb bob

Princess Fiona
Feb 17th, 2003, 05:09 PM
I like "lush" and "shimmer" ;)

Mercury Rising
Feb 17th, 2003, 05:13 PM
"hoover" and "phonic" :worship: :devil:

Mercury Rising
Feb 17th, 2003, 05:14 PM
Ehm, read my sign, some nice words in there too ;) :D

The Crow
Feb 17th, 2003, 05:15 PM
raven
alcove
opossum

AjdeNate!
Feb 17th, 2003, 05:16 PM
coagulate
twine
presumptuous

sartrista7
Feb 17th, 2003, 05:30 PM
pinguid
lucid
quintessence
cleave
****

Kiwi_Boy
Feb 17th, 2003, 06:05 PM
kunundrum
labia
pudgy
hippopotimus
romp
dilema

wuneyej
Feb 17th, 2003, 07:44 PM
onomatopoeia ...and so fun to say :)

fuselage is a good one too

gentenaire
Feb 17th, 2003, 07:44 PM
smith - so many pronounciations
smurf - so many meanings, I think it's the only word next to 'thingie' that can mean just about everything

JoeyWinson3.0
Feb 17th, 2003, 08:36 PM
sponge
breadth
cleft
Harmonium
Ammonia
Clatter
Catastrophe
Column

Jennifer's wife
Feb 17th, 2003, 08:37 PM
fuck
****
finagling
pilchards
trout

Hurley
Feb 17th, 2003, 08:55 PM
"Fuck" and "****" are excellent words, yes.

stellar
twelve
mellifluous
breakneck
Kalyuzhnaya

Halardfan
Feb 17th, 2003, 09:28 PM
ice
mauve
Halard
Berkovic
pretty
sweet
gorgeous
crystal
sugar
Goater
I agree about lush...
spectrum
Homer
plum
Ocean
snow

JoeyWinson3.0
Feb 17th, 2003, 09:55 PM
How could I forget...

Stopcock

JoeyWinson3.0
Feb 17th, 2003, 09:59 PM
Chris Ba - Didn't Man City used to have a mauve away kit? I love the word, but god that kit looked vile, a lad who was a City fan in my class used to wear it for PE, it even had a flash of sky blue on the sleeve making for a horrendous colour clash... I think it was around the Brian Horton era. Although nothing tops badkitdom more than that grey and flourescent green number you had a couple of season back. Eugh. Anyway, back to words... and one of my favourite words, probably only used in football commentary is...

"aplomb"

treufreund
Feb 17th, 2003, 10:17 PM
English: Ostentatious, ukulele, tintinabulation, Xerxes, radii, succinct, extrapolate, heartache, ketschup

German: Fernweh, Fahrvergnuegen, Vollmaechtigung, Schicksal, Kaetzchen, Proviant, Spass, Apfelsine, Weg, Aegypten, Rutschbahn, Kuschelbaerchen

French: accueil, bavard, gourmand, pain, oeil, oeuf, livraison, bonhommie, queue, quoi, eau, fnac, frapper, Rouen,

Spanish: Zaragoza, Tenochtitlan, espejo, tortilla, venganza, amor, once,

Mitch01
Feb 17th, 2003, 10:25 PM
Persnickety
Snip
Ballyhoo
Quippu
Gardyloo
Pooch
Infidel :p
Poppycock
OK these ones aren't 'words' per se, but they're great names: ;)
Dlhopolceva
Chaichanachaicharn (discovered this one in the Juniors forum the other day)

VSFan1 aka Joshua L.
Feb 17th, 2003, 10:52 PM
Fabulous!

Marvelous!

love em ;)

JoeyWinson3.0
Feb 17th, 2003, 10:55 PM
Caniving (great word because it is usually followed up with "witch" or "slag... or on special occasions "slut")

JoeyWinson3.0
Feb 18th, 2003, 01:57 AM
Scalp

Sam L
Feb 18th, 2003, 02:06 AM
Um

(Come on, how many of us use it in a day?) ;)

Harju.
Feb 18th, 2003, 02:08 AM
asshole :o

cupid

angel

Kiwi_Boy
Feb 18th, 2003, 02:11 AM
BAMBOOZLED!!!!!! :D

i must add that one as well as noodle and minge and wooly

JoeyWinson3.0
Feb 18th, 2003, 02:16 AM
homogenised

toreador
Feb 18th, 2003, 02:17 AM
fuck
pfffft
bitch
angel
devil

JoeyWinson3.0
Feb 18th, 2003, 02:17 AM
and, also a word that isn't real, but I wish it was (cant take the credit for it)

"Quadraspazzed"

lemon
Feb 18th, 2003, 02:19 AM
machiavellian

try using that at leasta once everyday!

brickhousesupporter
Feb 18th, 2003, 03:43 AM
superfluous

Harju.
Feb 18th, 2003, 04:35 AM
i like

pfff
and
tsktsk

geewhiz
Feb 18th, 2003, 04:53 AM
onomatopoeia
syncronicity
oleaceous
plethora
chimera
oops
pod
bijou
doomed
ephemeral
serendipity
hobbledehoy
psychosomatic

chapel
Feb 18th, 2003, 05:28 AM
yahoo-- it sounds so great to say it.

JoeyWinson3.0
Feb 18th, 2003, 08:57 AM
geewhiz - hobbledehoy ... oh yes, what a word.

Another one (spelling may not be right) is

Hoypaloy

As for very poor words, the worst word I think is "cupboard". For not only does this word bizarrely feature a phantom "p", but, although you may put cups in a cupboard, you can put a whole variety of things in it. You'd think a cupboard would be a board you hang cups on... but oh no... And shouldn't wardrobe be robeward?

geewhiz
Feb 18th, 2003, 09:14 AM
Originally posted by JoeyWinson3.0
Another one (spelling may not be right) is

Hoypaloy

hoi polloi technically is two words, but I don't suppose that matters to the hoi polloi ;)

while we are on the furniture theme, a poor word is drawer with its completely superfluous ending

sartrista7
Feb 18th, 2003, 03:01 PM
Originally posted by JoeyWinson3.0
Caniving (great word because it is usually followed up with "witch" or "slag... or on special occasions "slut")

I love that word, especially if it's spelt right :D

(conniving)

pusillanimity
meretricious
verdant
hex
Kafkaesque
svelte
Stolichnaya
Koukalova

Don't get me started on French words... it will take far too long to get the accents on this shitty English computer.

'Ooze' and 'urge' are horrible, horrible words :mad:

sartrista7
Feb 18th, 2003, 03:03 PM
On the linguistic theme... the -esque suffix RULES. RULES, I tell you! :D

Princess Fiona
Feb 18th, 2003, 03:10 PM
Originally posted by Noodles
"hoover" and "phonic" :worship: :devil:

I agree, those are MAGNIFICENT words!! :worship: :D ;)

And "Raymond" is a magnificent word too!! :o :D ;)

JoeyWinson3.0
Feb 18th, 2003, 10:20 PM
sartrista7 - it is the most used suffix I'll ever use

Lord bless "esque".

Gangsta_Girl
Feb 18th, 2003, 10:36 PM
Enjambement
Je ne se qoi

Anything French.

Osssge
Feb 18th, 2003, 10:43 PM
Schizophreniac
Pathetic
Cognate
Boheme
Spell
Fury

Gangsta_Girl
Feb 18th, 2003, 10:50 PM
Arwenita - thats a lovely name :)

Osssge
Feb 18th, 2003, 11:02 PM
:angel: Well, thank you :angel:

Kirt12255
Feb 18th, 2003, 11:30 PM
Phlegm (ewwww)
Swimmingly
Fortification

But fav is Electroencephlagraph (had it on a psych exam...still can't spell it):wavey:

Sam L
Feb 18th, 2003, 11:32 PM
Ugh - Used to express horror, disgust, or repugnance.

Kiwi_Boy
Feb 19th, 2003, 01:01 AM
also....
it's not a "word"...but - supercalifragilisticexpealedocious -mary popins

vile,valgar,volt....and lots of other "v" words too! :D

Kirt12255
Feb 19th, 2003, 02:24 AM
:eek: Kiwiboy glad u put all those v words after mary poppins.

I know I spelt it wrong but it is a word...abbrev. is ECG...measures brain activity.:wavey:

oops editing now, I thought u meant my word...my bad sorry mate

england_rules
Feb 19th, 2003, 02:28 AM
hypochondriac (i think that's how you spell it)
optimistic
pessimistic
sensual
sex :D

Colin B
Feb 19th, 2003, 07:28 AM
Vulva
Bruhaha
Kerfuffle
Cunnilingus
Gobsmacked
Hubbub
Depilatory
Stuff

And my favourite word in any language:

Umsteigemoglichkeiten(sp)

Which you used to see in German railway stations. It means something like 'onward travel possibilities'.

salima
Feb 19th, 2003, 07:37 AM
vak
skabaradaa
ørret

JoeyWinson3.0
Feb 19th, 2003, 11:59 AM
brawl
handbags
fisticuffs (excellent)
Facet
Fascia
Fiasco
Preposterous

No Doubt
Feb 19th, 2003, 12:50 PM
Woo
yey
Hoopla
indeed
chocks (as in 'chocks away!')
womble
shlong (i doubt thats even a word!)
pleb
ass

JoeyWinson3.0
Feb 19th, 2003, 11:08 PM
scum

LeonHart
Feb 19th, 2003, 11:09 PM
twinkie
tippy

Gonzo Hates Me!
Feb 19th, 2003, 11:26 PM
flabbergasted
succubus
antidisestablishmentarianism

chapel
Feb 19th, 2003, 11:32 PM
suzikamikazefujiyamanipponichi --i got it from a japanese computer game from 14 years ago!

chapel
Feb 19th, 2003, 11:35 PM
flabbergasted, as earlier posted, is cool!

freakin'--coz for people who try not to use the word f*cking, they use freakin' instead, i.e. "that freakin' bastard rammed over my car!" or something to that effect!

JoeyWinson3.0
Feb 20th, 2003, 12:04 AM
Screedle
Croissant

JoeyWinson3.0
Feb 20th, 2003, 06:36 PM
womb

Dahveed
Feb 21st, 2003, 07:39 PM
Flabbergasted
Overwhelmed
Kudos
Liquorice (cant pronounce that though)
Tomato
Freak
Hoover
Café (pronounced with English accent)
Self-Esteem
Uninhibited (actually any word starting with un-)

Colin B
Feb 21st, 2003, 09:48 PM
Nincomppoop (and whilst I was looking up how to spell it, I found):
Noodle
Nasturtium
Nausiating

Jennifer's wife
Feb 21st, 2003, 10:54 PM
rhododendron
tit
phenomenon
sausage

JoeyWinson3.0
Feb 24th, 2003, 01:25 AM
Busom

Jennifer's wife
Feb 24th, 2003, 01:29 AM
as in tits?:p

JoeyWinson3.0
Feb 24th, 2003, 01:34 AM
you are so vulgar

aha! another one!

"vulgar"

Jennifer's wife
Feb 24th, 2003, 01:52 AM
yup, thats me!! oh and another word on the subject........................perve!!!:bounce:
and joey, u keep bringin them up, not me!! ;) :p

JoeyWinson3.0
Feb 24th, 2003, 01:56 AM
damn you!

um... another good word is...

sporadic

Jennifer's wife
Feb 24th, 2003, 01:59 AM
moist!;) :drool:

JoeyWinson3.0
Feb 24th, 2003, 02:02 AM
oh come off it now, u are just being filthy ;)

"filthy"

Jennifer's wife
Feb 24th, 2003, 02:03 AM
wet!;) :p
u didnt specify non filthy words now did u?!:p

Dahveed
Feb 25th, 2003, 04:48 PM
whatever
nirvana
cappuccino
eucalyptus
vanilla

Kiwi_Boy
Feb 25th, 2003, 06:02 PM
sea-cow
papoose
chugnut
gibbon
ape
abdulaoblongata (sp)

Mase
Feb 25th, 2003, 06:40 PM
I like cacophony myself...

Osssge
Feb 25th, 2003, 10:15 PM
Phewww!!
Caffeine



I forgot what flabbergasted means!!

Kiwi_Boy
Feb 26th, 2003, 01:38 AM
flabbergasted just means out of things to say-speechless like if someone says "here's a billion dollars" and you dont know what to say thats being flabbergasted i guess :)-its great word too
it literally means astonished/shocked :)

jamie001
Feb 26th, 2003, 01:40 AM
sparkling

LeonHart
Feb 26th, 2003, 02:06 AM
booger

Jennifer's wife
Feb 26th, 2003, 02:08 AM
arse biscuits!

JoeyWinson3.0
Feb 26th, 2003, 12:11 PM
fucknut
arsecandle