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Discussion in 'The Thunderdome' started by Tenacious D, Feb 24, 2017.

  1. Tenacious D

    Tenacious D The law is of supreme importance, or no importance

    Favorite but lesser known words, and their definitions. Commonly misused or misapplied words and definitions. Good words to know. Words to be retired.

    I'll go first, and it's always tough as hell for me to pronounce:

    [h=1]indefatigable[/h]

    [in-di-fat-i-guh-buh‚ÄČl]


    [h=3]adjective[/h]
    • incapable of being tired out; not yielding to fatigue; untiring.
     
  2. The Dooz

    The Dooz Super Moderator

    I like when people say commonly known worlds or phrases incorrectly..

    Colder sack a/k/a cul-de-sac.
    Uncorrect
     
  3. RockyHill

    RockyHill Loves Auburn more than Tennessee.

    Colder sack? What circles do you run in?
     
  4. Tenacious D

    Tenacious D The law is of supreme importance, or no importance

    I hate when someone says "irregardless".
     
  5. Tenacious D

    Tenacious D The law is of supreme importance, or no importance

    I guarantee that word - and thousands worse - have been used in an accepted dissertation at Barn.

    Careful throwing stones, Cowfield.
     
  6. The Dooz

    The Dooz Super Moderator

    You don't have Facebook? Or any social media?

    The English language as we know it is murdered there, on an almost minute by minute basis.

    Succeed when trying to say secede
    Curiosity when trying to say courtesy

    Are two I saw this week.
     
  7. The Dooz

    The Dooz Super Moderator

    Not all of us can have Wake Forrest edumications.
     
  8. JohnnyQuickkick

    JohnnyQuickkick Great Man

    I've never seen or heard that one.
     
  9. JohnnyQuickkick

    JohnnyQuickkick Great Man

    It's kind of on the subject, but I hate when people say "long road to hoe"
     
  10. NorrisAlan

    NorrisAlan Put Custom Title Here

    I think we are getting off of what Tenny wanted, but in the vein of annoyances:

    Flustrated
     
  11. The Dooz

    The Dooz Super Moderator

    He definitely said misused words are acceptable.
     
  12. RockyHill

    RockyHill Loves Auburn more than Tennessee.

    I'd just never seen that. It seems like 100% of people suggesting a state secede spell it wrong. Go figure.
     
  13. cotton

    cotton Stand-up Philosopher

    I have appropriated "misunderestimated," and use it whenever I can, irregardless of what other people think.
     
  14. IP

    IP Advanced Pruitt Apologetics Bot

    carcinisation/carcinization- going from a non-crab form to a crab-like form. Evolutionary term, but I think it should become used in general speech to describe the process of someone becoming a crabby person.
     
  15. smokysbark

    smokysbark Chieftain

    I'll be honest, the 'circles' that I run in are filled with people who don't have a ****ing clue what either of the words mean that Tenny and IP shared...so you don't have to worry about us using or misusing them.
     
  16. smokysbark

    smokysbark Chieftain

    Speaking of misused words, I find it shocking the amount of people who cannot differentiate the usage of 'lose' and 'loose'. Idiots.
     
  17. NorrisAlan

    NorrisAlan Put Custom Title Here

    "I have a great ideal."

    "Put your John Henry here."
     
  18. JudgmentVol

    JudgmentVol Chieftain

    When people say, "I could care less.."

    How much less do you think it possible to care, then?
     
  19. MWR

    MWR Contributor

    Not to mention that lose and loose are often interchanged with lost. Of coarse.
     
  20. NYYVol

    NYYVol Super Moderator

    When people put defiantly thinking they are saying definitely.
     

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