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    Please add "anal" to my above list.
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    malapropism
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    paranomasia
    interdeterminacy
    jouissance
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer View Post
    Please add "anal" to my above list.
    Why? Persnickety means basically the same thing...

    Excuse me, I have to look up all the words in this thread that I don't know. (I had no idea there were so many...)

    P.S. Jennifer... I knew almost all the words your second list, or was able to deduce them from their Latin/Greek suffixes and prefixes. Are you slipping, or was that intentional? I'm not trying to be adjudicatory or anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by athenian200 View Post
    Why? Persnickety means basically the same thing...
    "Anal" was easier to spell correctly.

    Excuse me, I have to look up all the words in this thread that I don't know. (I had no idea there were so many...)
    You don't even need to know exactly what they mean, you just have to know the context of how to use them. (That's the Big Secret No One Wants You to Know.)

    Beautiful list, Vortex -- I particularly like "jouissance." And I have no idea what it means.
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    I've always enjoyed the original Willy Wonka's reference to "vermicious knids." I parsed that as a corruption of "vermicious canids," which would be wormlike doglike animals.

    Pretty scary stuff. Watch out for the wormdogs!

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    Oh...

    Vertiginous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer View Post

    Beautiful list, Vortex -- I particularly like "jouissance." And I have no idea what it means.
    Thanks. It means something like pleasure or bliss and could be used to refer to orgasm, but can also denote the excess of pleasure, so it becomes the opposite.

    And from OED:
    Quote Originally Posted by OED
    1. The possession and use of something affording advantage: = ENJOYMENT 1.

    1483 CAXTON G. de la Tour Evjb, He may not be peasyble to the reame ne haue the ioysaunce of it. 1539 St. Papers Hen. VIII, I. 599 He concluded that the Duk of Sax shuld have the joyssance of all them. 1603 FLORIO Montaigne I. xxxviii. (1632) 122 In full jouyssance of them.
    2. Pleasure, delight (= ENJOYMENT 2); merriment, mirth, festivity.

    1579 SPENSER Sheph. Cal. May 25 To see those folkes make such iouysaunce. Ibid. Nov. 2 When shall it please thee sing..songs of some iouisaunce? 1594 CAREW Tasso (1881) 119 For such their comming, mirth and iouyssance. 1597 Pilgr. Parnass. IV. 489 Till you have tasted of this ioyisance. 1633 J. DONE Hist. Septuagint 126 All the Company betook them to make cheare and to jouisance. 1657 REEVE God's Plea 98 We cannot abdicate wonted jovisances. 1750 DODD Poems (1767) 45 They rioted in jovisaunce secure.
    Hope that was helpful

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    my favorites-
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    oh but my foremost favorites are Poopoohead and Doodie- Duty works too,lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by athenian200 View Post
    Why? Persnickety means basically the same thing...

    Excuse me, I have to look up all the words in this thread that I don't know. (I had no idea there were so many...)

    P.S. Jennifer... I knew almost all the words your second list, or was able to deduce them from their Latin/Greek suffixes and prefixes. Are you slipping, or was that intentional? I'm not trying to be adjudicatory or anything.
    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer View Post
    "Anal" was easier to spell correctly.



    You don't even need to know exactly what they mean, you just have to know the context of how to use them. (That's the Big Secret No One Wants You to Know.)

    Beautiful list, Vortex -- I particularly like "jouissance." And I have no idea what it means.
    Not to be persnickety, but I want Anal to mean Anal Expulsive from now on.

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