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 Post subject: Words that are not real
PostPosted: Wed Sep 15, 2004 6:27 am 
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Ever stare at a word and say to yourself, there's just no way that word is real...?

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That word just doesn't seem right. I refuse to believe it is a real word.

What words don’t seem right to you?


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 Post subject: Hello
PostPosted: Wed Sep 15, 2004 11:52 pm 
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I have not really thought about which word does not seem to be real.

PALIMPSEST was one which took time to digest.

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Nodus :lol:
Or Foehn

Thanks for making me think about it,
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 23, 2004 3:29 pm 
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Think about the word "strange". That's a mind blower.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 03, 2004 9:06 pm 
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but I remember the first time that I said a word too many times and it lost meaning. I was going to get my sisters bottle and to remind my self I kept saying bottle-bottle-bottle and then all of a sudden nothing. I just wondered what the hell a bottle was and marveled at how 'strange' it sounded as an objective word. Needless to say i had to ask someone else to help me and they looked at me sideways as if I were some kind of freak! Yeah so there ya go.


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when I was studying greek and lating roots and school my friends and I used them to make up new words

aquachron- watertime
actchron- doing time *as in going to jail

we were really bored that day

i wonder if that's what they did to invent languages

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yeah, fork and wobbly dont seem like real words. try saying them to a drunk. it turns out to be pretty funny :D


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Try strategery. if our president says it, it must be true!! :?:

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 Post subject: strange words...
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My favorite word is...' WORD ' I wonder what would be a suitable replacement for it in the english language...

This has been perplexing me for quite some time.


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People people what are you saying ? No word is real for that matter. Each word is a symbol of something in reality. We use words to create the picture of a particular thing in the mind of the person we are speaking to.

Every word was made up by somebody else but once they all agree on it's meaning it becomes a part of the language. All the languages of the world are just a bunch of jibberish to the people that don't speak them.

All words are subjective.


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That is why saying a word over and over again can cause it to lose it's meaning.
Unreal word: React.

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Language is defined by a consensus of its users. For centuries there have been academies which have attempted to 'freeze' the spelling, meanings, and pronounciation of words but they fail because only dead languages can be treated as a fait accompli. Two years ago Webster's put out their latest effort with 10,000 new words and 140,000 new definitions of existing words. Before a new work can be made public it is already out of
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 Post subject: Favorite
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I don't really know of any words that don't seem real to me. However, I do have a favorite word I'd like to share with you. This word is Anti-disestablishmentarianism. It's great and I don't just liek it because it's a big word I just like the sound of it. Ofcourse I'm sure quite a few of you know it means the oposition to the disestablishment of the Church of England. It is also sometimes used to describe similar situations in a more general sense.

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(QuotationFanatic) Are you for the establishment, for the disestablishment, or for the antidisestablishment ?


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That is a very good question and you are the first person to ever ask me this. I am for the disestablishment of the Church of England majorly because I do not believe in organized religion and worshiping in mass.

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