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    \Brenda Scullyposted 8 years ago

    I have learnt a few new words, from other writers recently, but want to increase my vocabulary even further..... anyone got a word that sounds nice.... could be added to a poem, that is quite unusual.... please keep it clean... if you can....

    latest new word ethereal.....

       post a new word and it's meaning...

    thanks

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      HubTubposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      You have some very nice hubs.  A lot of people on here consider me to be a big pain; however, I just try to give friendly advice on grammar when I believe I can help.  Just a friendly tip on the word "learnt."  The correct usage and spelling is "learned."  Good luck with your continued writing.

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        Pearldiverposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        Is that a Fact???  Actually you might well consider yourself to be a big pain for perfectly valid reasons! hmm 

        You are 'correcting' someone of English origin learned in Queen's English! (Not American English)
        Perhaps it would be a Great idea, if you are planning on making a career out of being a large pain... that you learnt that you are often mistaken! lol
        Just trying to give friendly advice; in a Humo(u)rous manner hmm

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        \Brenda Scullyposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        oh right thanks for that..... any words you could share with us...

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        \Brenda Scullyposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        not wishing to be smart, but according to wickepedia, this is the correct spelling..... sorry about that..... if you look through my work, you will find lots of grammatical errors... but i do love to get the spellings right, or is it write, no right first time..... or was it know, no right first time, eat your hat now.......

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          HubTubposted 8 years ago in reply to this

          Perhaps you have some different resources on the Internet that you use in your country.  However, I am only familiar with Wikipedia myself.  In doing some research I found that "learnt" is used more often in the British culture, so I apologize for trying to correct you.

          I think I'll just stick to doing my own thing and lay off trying to make any comments in the forum.  Not that anybody has scared me off.  It just isn't worth my time.  I make more money and better use of my time when I don't rely on wasting my time fighting with people in the forums, even though that really has never been my original intention at any time.

          Again, best of luck to you with your hubs!

          1. Mrvoodoo profile image60
            Mrvoodooposted 8 years ago in reply to this

            That would be lovely. smile

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              tantrumposted 8 years ago in reply to this

              big_smile

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              HubTubposted 8 years ago in reply to this

              You are most welcome. smile

            3. Eaglekiwi profile image71
              Eaglekiwiposted 8 years ago in reply to this

              lol nahhh HubTub ,stick around, we will show ya, ahem you the ropes and even how to talk proper..wink

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                wrenfrost56posted 8 years ago in reply to this

                LOL!big_smile

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            tantrumposted 8 years ago in reply to this

            So why did you spent so much time in this forum ? Are you looking for fans ?

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              Mrvoodooposted 8 years ago in reply to this

              I'm sure she'll be way too busy making huge amounts of cash in a highly educated manner to answer that. wink

              Look back through this thread and notice that she is very selective about who and what she will respond to. lol

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              HubTubposted 8 years ago in reply to this

              I spent time in the forums to peruse useful information.  I came across something of interest to me, made a comment, and unfortunately started a whirlwind of pandemonium.

              Personally, I do not believe fans are going to make anyone money, and I truly have no interest in having a fan club whatsoever.

              I hope that answers your question.  :smile

      4. shamelabboush profile image64
        shamelabboushposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        I think you should re-review your answer about this HubTub bcz both words (Learnt & learned) are used but the difference is one is Britain and the other is American...

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          \Brenda Scullyposted 8 years ago in reply to this

          we are talking English here man..... why did that person correct me, when i speak the queens english, what right have americans to change it anyway.....

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            shamelabboushposted 8 years ago in reply to this

            I know Brenda, I recognized that, but I was just clearing the issue for HubTub... Sorry if I bothered you though!!!!!

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              \Brenda Scullyposted 8 years ago in reply to this
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                \Brenda Scullyposted 8 years ago in reply to this

                Depression, can hit any one at any time...... Never tell a depressed person to snap out of it.  If they could they would.If the depressed person is close to you, try to spend quality time with them...... Listen to what the depressed person is saying,,,,,, and not saying..

                Seek medical help..... A depressed person, can easily sink deeper and deeper into the depression, and medication, is sometimes necessary.  Ignore tears when you are talking to a depressed person if possible, tears are good they mean they feel comfortable enough with you to let go.... it will be a release for them.

                Above all be kind to a depressed person, depression is a horrible nightmare..... it is nice when the nightmare is over.  Usually when a depressed person recovers, the person that has listened and helped, becomes bonded it is a wonderful thing....

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                  \Brenda Scullyposted 8 years ago in reply to this

                  how did that get on here oops

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                shamelabboushposted 8 years ago in reply to this

                Thanks Brenda, you're such a wonderful persom. Spelling is my expertise actually as it's a major part of my study.... Anyway, I didn't go deeper into syntax or conjugation though lol... just a simple, small, tiny and microscopic rule smile

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            ralwusposted 8 years ago in reply to this

            LOL Brenda, our forefathers were so pissed off at King George they dint want anything to do with anything the British or English. They changed to coffee and made their own spelling of words, correctly so I might add. LOL Learnt sounds so, so low class, hehe

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        ryankettposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        "What is the difference between 'learnt' and 'learned'? These are alternative forms of the past tense and past participle of the verb learn. Learnt is more common in British English, and learned in American English. There are a number of verbs of this type (burn, dream, kneel, lean, leap, spell, spill, spoil etc.). They are all irregular verbs, and this is a part of their irregularity." - Source AskOxford

        I wish that I was here to respond when you insulted the great man World Of The Wise. Please get off of your high horse, or go back to where you came from. Picking people out for their spelling is in no way 'friendly', we have spell check to do that without the possibility of public humiliation. I hope that you have LEARNT something new today, and good luck with your continued learning.

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          emievilposted 8 years ago in reply to this

          Er Ryan, if you were here, you would get another 3-day suspension. That thread really got everybody's ire up and believe me when I say it would have gotten yours, too smile.

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            Eaglekiwiposted 8 years ago in reply to this

            You forgot to mention our excellant equine abilities Em lol

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              emievilposted 8 years ago in reply to this

              LOL, you're right EK. Xena would have been proud of us lol

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            ryankettposted 8 years ago in reply to this

            I know I would, I sat and read it all.... I was pretty furious myself to be honest. But Frogdropping's subsequent thread was all that needed to be said. I thought long and hard about setting up another account to have a pop, but everybody was dealing with the situation just perfectly - so there was no need wink

            Despite my recent bitterness, I still love hubpages a lot, and the general vibe on here is ace, the people are great.

            It is so much more relaxed and friendly then other online communities..... and that is worth defending..... smile

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              emievilposted 8 years ago in reply to this

              Yup froggy really played a big part in cooling everybody's head smile.

              Glad you said the last part smile. We were really waiting for you to come back you know. smile

              1. Eaglekiwi profile image71
                Eaglekiwiposted 8 years ago in reply to this

                And Davina and Pearldiver began positive edifying threads too smile
                Just amazing and uplifting....

                But hey just thought this morning ,havent seen Atoms for ages or Mark come to that , except maybe his opology ,if it was even Mark?

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                  ryankettposted 8 years ago in reply to this

                  Mark has emailed me today to tell me that he banned for a second time.... I hope that means that he can come back. Hopefully Atomswifey has d...d...d...d.... oh, that damn personal attack rule again. lol

                  1. Eaglekiwi profile image71
                    Eaglekiwiposted 8 years ago in reply to this

                    Ok thats cool , I mean cool to know whats what.
                    My gut feeling is another hubber sounds alot like AW, like so much so to be maybe her, not absolutely sure .

                    I will just be myself all the same, but it does get sooooo tiresome different ego's all the same.

                    Has made me rethink my opinions on what I think a forum is now.

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        Lady_Eposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        Noooo!  Am I seeing what I am reading?

        HubTub, Its nice to have you back in Forums. In respect of your comments above, all I can say is read the links below. Some Food for Thought. smile

        http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/22058#top

        http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/21166#top

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        jay raneposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        I don't think  your "frendly" advice is correct,maybe you should go and read some grammer book

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          HubTubposted 8 years ago in reply to this

          This is exactly the point I was trying to make when I first made my comment on World of the Wise.  You come on this forum, having only joined just hours ago, and attack me.  However, you cannot even spell the word "friendly" or "grammar" correctly.  This is the kind of thing I was trying to point out.  I do not need to read any grammar books.  I know how to spell the previous two words correctly, and you obviously do not.

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            Leta Sposted 8 years ago in reply to this

            Great.  But you still get a B in my composition class, due to comma splices and general quality of participation, wink.

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              HubTubposted 8 years ago in reply to this

              Hi Lita:

              I really would appreciate it if you would be so kind to point out my comma splices in my previous comment.  The only comma splice I can possibly see that would be grammatically incorrect would be where I used this example:  "I know how to spell the previous two words correctly, and you obviously do not."

              Otherwise, as far as I am concerned, the rest of my comma usage is correct.   smile

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                Leta Sposted 8 years ago in reply to this

                Yeah, lol.  That would be it.  And I was talking about some of your other posts, frankly...on other threads.

                Are you being serious here being so didactic?  It's just coming off as funny to me.

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                  HubTubposted 8 years ago in reply to this

                  Thanks for clarifying.  Yes, I am being serious.  Glad I am finally able to make you laugh.  You are obviously an intelligent woman.  Going back to the "beginning" of this entire ordeal, I would hope you would understand my position on why I made the comment I did.  Everybody makes mistakes, including myself.  I am sure you would not enjoy reading an article worded the way World of The Wise posted in the forum anymore than many other people would.  That was really all I was trying to say.  I am not an expert on the English language and have never claimed to be one.  However, I do take a little pride in being able to spell, capitalize, etc.  I hope you understand what I am trying to convey.

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                    Leta Sposted 8 years ago in reply to this

                    lol  Well, OK...  Yeah, I do get it, actually.  And no, I don't read stuff like that.  You have to realize though, that some of the people here are actually attempting to make $$ off there hubs, etc...and more power to them.  I also taught a little ESL...and as I'm sure you know, surveillance and knit picking students doesn't help them.  Some ESL types have also related they come to the forums to practice their English.  Nothing wrong with that, right?

                    And actually, because there are a few people here who 'rule' the forums (or think they do), you probably caught someone on a bad day and it snowballed...  I always think that's quite a cute trait, too, when I see it here, wink.

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            cosetteposted 8 years ago in reply to this

            I came to the forums to find some useful information, and found something that interested me. Then I commented on it and that seemed to get some people upset.

            I don't think a big fan base is going to make hubbers any money, so I'm not really looking for fans. Does that help?


            *the previous post has been edited for stuffiness and pomposity*










            every writer, editor, or someone who presents themselves as a grammarian as you profess to be, no matter how seasoned or experienced, needs to consult a reference, whether it is Strunk and White's, the Chicago Manual of Style, etc. and apply those rules with precision. sometimes you need to bend the rules a little bit to avoid awkwardness - that is the hallmark of any good writer.

            which you are not.

            you give English and Communications majors a bad name, so kindly put a sock in it.

            thanks! smile

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              HubTubposted 8 years ago in reply to this

              I will be more than glad to "put a sock in it" when you stop being so pompous and righteous and leading others to believe you, yourself, are holier than thou.  Are you perfect?  I am not!

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                cosetteposted 8 years ago in reply to this

                yay, you finally admitted it. thank you! smilesmilesmile

                as for "leading others", i work alone. and as for being "pompous and self-righteous", you've got that market cornered all on your own, no doubt!

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                  HubTubposted 8 years ago in reply to this

                  Apparently you have missed several of my posts, as I have stated several times that I am in no way perfect.  Apparently you do not work alone.  If this were true, you would not be participating in this forum.  You come across to me as an extremely hostile person.  I have admitted my mistakes here on the forum.  Why do you continue to attack me?

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                    Mishaposted 8 years ago in reply to this

                    Why?

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                    cosetteposted 8 years ago in reply to this

                    you know what?

                    i'm not going to help hijack Brenda's nice thread anymore. you can say anything you want to further your own strange little Jihad, but you're not going to do it off of me. people like you aren't worth the attention. good luck with that! big_smile

            2. Mrvoodoo profile image60
              Mrvoodooposted 8 years ago in reply to this

              Brilliant! lol

              Sorry I mean: I was perusing your comment when suddenly I felt the most compelling urge to chortle most heartily. big_smile

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      shamelabboushposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Define NEW here Brenda? You might already know it!

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        \Brenda Scullyposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        well words that we don't use every day....  words we may know but are not so familiar with.... i honestly do not have a very large vocabulary.... and some words i see for the first time i just fall in love with.... any word you like the look of, or the meaning of, but is not used too much share o.k.

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          shamelabboushposted 8 years ago in reply to this

          Hope you're ok with these?

          Celestial: extraterrestrial, ethereal….
          Hark! Poetical use. Listen up….
          Ambrosia: God’s food
          Verily. Indeed.

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            \Brenda Scullyposted 8 years ago in reply to this

            oh yes i like those, all of them they are just exactly what i am looking for.  Thanks

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      cosetteposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      this one is good for poetry: propitious (means favorable; auspicious)

      and these are just words i have always liked:

      jettison

      paradigm

      connoisseur

      oblivion

      fuselage

      ricochet

      pentagram

      ephemeral

      tuxedo

      panacea

      labyrinth

      soigné

      parameter

      absolution

      idiosyncrasy

      nadir (I like the meaning of it, and it has its poetic uses as in "The stars are walking to their nadir."

      Words I hate, I mean, can't stand:

      guesstimate

      savvy

      snazzy

      AKA

      verbiage

      facilitate

      reconnoiter

      gallivant

      nomenclature

      copacetic (sounds good but it is way overused when people want to look cool)

      gobsmacked

      ubiquitous

      imbroglio

      tintinnabulation

      blog


      smile

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        ryankettposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        I like to be savvy and guesstimate the potential earnings of each post to my snazzy new blog Cosette. Sometimes I am dissapointed by the results, but I am often left gobsmacked by my earnings at hubpages. Its great that the staff strive to facilitate these potential earnings with a very high quality platform. Regards, ryankett AKA Ryan. lol

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          cosetteposted 8 years ago in reply to this

          big_smile big_smile

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    Pearldiverposted 8 years ago

    Hello there.... did you see the light of day on another thread?

    My Word is: Scullywag.

    It means: A hard case (funny, witty person) who has mischievious ways and is affectionately thought of. smile
    I might have spelt it wrong? hmm

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      \Brenda Scullyposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      well hello darling, an extra little bone for you today....have you seen Not Telling..... wonder if he has a word for us

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      Eaglekiwiposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Is Scallywag youre middle name by any chance wink

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      R P Chapmanposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Might have been corrected already, but it's scallywag (with an A), and is often shortened to scally in popular usage in the scouse dialect on Merseyside (liverpool).

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    Pare Bellumposted 8 years ago

    Not new but underused,

    Apocalyptic - prophetic of devastation or ultimate doom

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      \Brenda Scullyposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      yeah that fits the bill...... thanks for that

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    Susana Sposted 8 years ago

    Hey Brenda here are a couple of words I like:

    Undulating - to move with a sinuous or wavelike motion;
    Strumpet - an old English word for a tart.
    Quixotic - Caught up in the romance of noble deeds and the pursuit of unreachable goals; idealistic without regard to practicality

    smile

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      \Brenda Scullyposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Quixotic are us...... how about that for a title of a poem eh?????  i love that word

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      Eaglekiwiposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Oh yea havent heard strumpet for ages lol luv it

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    \Brenda Scullyposted 8 years ago

    wow i am liking this thread already..... some of these words are quite scrumptious ...... is that spelt right??????

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      Uninvited Writerposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Shouldn't that be spelled? big_smile I know spelt is correct...

      I don't know how we ever got on without HubTub roll

      I'm as much a grammar Nazi as the next person but I don't correct grammar on forums or emails... it's bad form...

  6. emievil profile image79
    emievilposted 8 years ago

    Hi Brenda. Great thread smile.

    I can think of one word (though I don't know how this will fit in your poetry and if it is really new to you):

    pedantic - overly concerned with minute details or formalism (dictionary.com) smile

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      \Brenda Scullyposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      yes that is perfect..... it actually does not need to go in a poem even...... as long as i have some new words to play with, who knows where they will go.....

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    shamelabboushposted 8 years ago

    This is another dose Brenda smile

    -Libation: rubbing the body with oil in preparation for the festival according to the Greeks. It was used in the Odyssey and The Iliad.
    -Sylph: a very graceful and beautiful girl. Nymph.
    -Anthropomorphosis: transformation into something else.
    -Jettison: making the ship lighter by disposing heavy materials off the ship in a stormy weather.
    - Gunwale: /gunl/: the upper edge of one of the ship sides.
    -Exsufflication: exaggeration. Invented by Shakespeare I think and was mentioned for the first time in Hamlet!

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      \Brenda Scullyposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      i am liking them and you thanks soooooooooo much, you are a great man, honestly you can deliver....

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        shamelabboushposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        ***SHY***
        big_smile

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      emievilposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Wow, some of these words I didn't know existed. hehehe Just want to add my thanks to Brenda's.

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    \Brenda Scullyposted 8 years ago

    you are not bothering me Shamel i am always delighted to see you.  Hub Tub should look before leaping

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    \Brenda Scullyposted 8 years ago

    here here or hear hear or whatever stupid old fart

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    GeneralHowitzerposted 8 years ago

    amicable and this is you hehehe, hi kiwi girl...

    1. Eaglekiwi profile image71
      Eaglekiwiposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Aww how gracious of you General smile

      ps. Can you please give me a ping site, my neon bulbs have quit on me lol

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        GeneralHowitzerposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        Im using pingates and ping o matic hehehe... its working for me I guess but I think one of my hub being featured is the one thats making me click I guess... Cant see our views with Hub Statistics not working well... I'm just relying on adsense account to see my page impressions...

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          Eaglekiwiposted 8 years ago in reply to this

          Ok cool thankyou berry berry much smile

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    ralwusposted 8 years ago

    peripatetic, or how 'bout portmanteau?

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      shamelabboushposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      "portmanteau"!!!!!!!!!!! What is that??????? An archaic one smile So funny... I havent seen or read that for many years... lol

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        Eaglekiwiposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        Ohhhhhh its a hat or suitcase?? my dad used to use that word

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      \Brenda Scullyposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      what do those words mean?????

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        ralwusposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        Well dear, that's why you are here innit? Look 'em up and use them. LOL one has to do with travel and the udder has to do with, er, wordplay.

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    \Brenda Scullyposted 8 years ago

    WERE YOU SURPRISED AT YOUR POPULARITY, OR DID YOU KNOW YOU WERE EVERYONE'S FAVE GUY

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      ryankettposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      I was very very suprised Brenda, but very proud and happy too. But I think that everybody has been pulling together against a couple of bad eggs, the same kind of thing would have happened if you or one of many other people had left smile

      I wouldn't say that I am everybodies fave guy lol, there are a few very good guys on here that don't like me... but I admire their honesty with regards to that. I just people that can be themselves. It was just me being a bit passionate and emotional, was never gonna leave in the first place. But, if I was going to leave, everybodies reaction that would have changed my mind big_smile

      I suspect that I will be banned again one day. Next time I will go without the fuss lol Mark Knowles (for the second time) and PirateGirl are currently banned, so lets look forward to welcoming them back in a few days.

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        \Brenda Scullyposted 8 years ago in reply to this
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          ryankettposted 8 years ago in reply to this

          lol only when I'm on form..... I have been told that I can be a bit selfish in bed, have to work on that wink Other than that no complaints!.....

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            \Brenda Scullyposted 8 years ago in reply to this

            what's the language like.... all men are selfish.....

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            Eaglekiwiposted 8 years ago in reply to this

            I love Ryan cuz he helps me ( in a challenging smart arse kinda way) 'unprolific writer indeed' lol, and sometimes his fiery nature spills over into um the bakery section lol but I know when that fire is under other topics , wooooohooooo, Guy Fawkes would be proud of him!

            edit : (sorry if smartarse is on the disallow list)

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    megs78posted 8 years ago

    INDELIBLE!  I love that word.  Not sure why, and I never get the chance to use it (i live in french), but for some reason I love it.  It means indestructible, everlasting, enduring,  ineffaceable...and the list goes on.

    Hope you like it.

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      \Brenda Scullyposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      i likes it a lot.... i have heard of indelible ink, ages ago but had forgot the word...... thanks a lot

  14. Eaglekiwi profile image71
    Eaglekiwiposted 8 years ago

    Good points Ralwus and yep is a Brit/American rival thingy.

    Kinda cool though because I notice in NZ and probably other Western countries we have a mix of English/American language now ,specially noticeable amoung our teens big_smile aight lol

    Wasnt English actually a collection of many languages throughout Europe and not specifically England at all?

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      ralwusposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Ya, it's why English is so hard to learn for non-English speakers. Chit, it's hard nuff for me. LOL So many words and dialects, where to begin?

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        Eaglekiwiposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        My dad always said English and Japanese were the hardest languages to learn , English wasnt his natural tongue ,but he had an excellant command of it and hated us to be lazy speakers/communicators.

        I lost count of the times I would ask him how to spell a word and he would pass me the dictionary , grrrr ,he told me Id wear his brain out, lol and he hated the phrase 'What'? dunno why , but now Im in the USA I cant get away from it lol

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          ralwusposted 8 years ago in reply to this

          Hahaha, that's funny. My wife drives me nuts. She just never could spell. A dictionary doesn't help because she can't spell the word anyway so she is always asking me how to and I get very frustrated. She is an avid reader but some people just can't remember how to spell certain words. Funny that.

          1. Eaglekiwi profile image71
            Eaglekiwiposted 8 years ago in reply to this

            That was my protest, how can I use a dictionary if I cant spell any of it , but my protests fell on deaf ears, sound it out and look , then look again lol. It did help ,but it also made me use a different word , even now if I cant spell a word like physcology always trips me up (all the phsyco ones ) I usually say something like head games or intellectually challenged lol

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      ryankettposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      I'm sweet with the whole differences in language..... it never bothers me in the slightest, UNLESS.... an American tells me that I have spelt something wrong by using the English way.... if you take away the old 'empire', most of the world learns to speak English in solely the American way.... simply because most of them buy American text books.

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    ralwusposted 8 years ago

    Nothing written so beautiful as the King's English. I will now coin a portmanteau for Brenda, Dinglish, of dialects and English. Can you speak Dinglish?

  16. megs78 profile image59
    megs78posted 8 years ago

    generally, everyone will tell you that their language is the hardest to learn.  Take it from me, I live in french and the French love to state how difficult their language is and that it is harder to learn than most languages.  However, though it was in fact difficult for me to learn french, I imagine it would be simple for a Spanish speaker to learn it.  Seeing as the English language is Germanic, a Romantic tongue is harder for me.  But German on the other hand, is easier for me to pick up and much harder for french people to pick up.  It is all relative you see.

    On the other hand, I do agree that English is difficult whenyou include the vastness of our vocabulary and expressions.  Initially, learning to communicate on a basic level may be fairly easy, but conversing at an advanced level, well, thats a different story.

    Of course, all languages have vast lexicons, but english is so damned adaptable and far-reaching, that it has more words (supposedly) than most languages, thus the difficulty for non-english speakers to continually adapt and keep up with the changing language.

    1. Eaglekiwi profile image71
      Eaglekiwiposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Still digesting all of that lol j/k smile

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    Eaglekiwiposted 8 years ago

    English is Germanic?
    Oh I thought it was Latin based.

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      megs78posted 8 years ago in reply to this

      English is categorized as Germanic, although it does derive many of its words from Latin.  Hmmm, couldn't tell you exactly why we are classified as Germanic, except to say that Latin based languages are generally the Romantic ones...french, italian, etc.  Strange stuff eh?

      1. Eaglekiwi profile image71
        Eaglekiwiposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        Ok thanks for that, yea its amazing how language has evolved, even within cultures.
        I wished Id learned more of my fathers native tongue ( New Zealand Maori) and still could since its a beautiful Polynesian sound ,but as a teenager I chose to learn French ,more out of rebellion. Pretty darn stupid since I learned very little in 12months with an attitude like that. Actually there was more to it than that, but hey I can say J'mapelle Danielle smile

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        ryankettposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        I have read about this so much..... and still dont understand it. It has something to do with the way that we actually speak the words. Take a look at the graph title 'Diachronic'.... and you can see just how many influences go into the development of a language http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Germanic_languages

        'Anglo-Frisian' is what the English apparently speak..... and that is classed as a form 'West Germanic', whilst scandinavians speak 'North Germanic'.

        Remember that the saxons, or 'Anglo-saxons', settled in England long before the latin influences brought over by the roman empire..... and they came over from, well..... the land we now know as Germany. The 'Normans' settled in the north..... and they were themselves descendants of Scandinavia, who had settled in parts of France..... the scandinavians speak what is known as 'North Germanic'.

        I still dont really understand it, I would need to do a PHD on it rather than reading reliable old wikipedia, but in the days before Romans...... the English were made up mainly of Saxons and Normans. Where I was born, most people are mainly of Saxon descent..... in Northern England, most people are of Norman descent. And that is still apparent in the genes, they did a big study on it recently.....

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    ralwusposted 8 years ago

    Well I know garage is not German based. What do you think it is? English is made up  many I think. Doesn't Sanskrit come in there somewhere also?

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    \Brenda Scullyposted 8 years ago

    any more new words anyone like the word juxtaposed it is my fave word

  20. thranax profile image28
    thranaxposted 8 years ago

    cognoscente: a person with special knowledge.

    Hope its useful!

    ~thranax~

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    R P Chapmanposted 8 years ago

    sesquipedalian is moderately amusing as it means given to or characterised by the use of long words. smile

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    wordscribe41posted 8 years ago

    Words that really bother me:

    Hub
    Tub

    1. wrenfrost56 profile image82
      wrenfrost56posted 8 years ago in reply to this

      big_smile wordscribe, that was very funny, made me laugh loads big_smile

      Thank-you to person who started the thread, brilliant thread just read it all the way through, laughed and rolled my eyes a lot!wink

      Infact I enjoyed it so much I nearly forgot the really cool new word I learned today 'look's in dictionary for correct spelling ect' solipsism, docrine that self is the only thing to exist.

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      ralwusposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      You bad! LOL

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        wordscribe41posted 8 years ago in reply to this

        smile

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          wrenfrost56posted 8 years ago in reply to this

          solecism, breach of grammar or ettiquette! big_smile

        2. Eaglekiwi profile image71
          Eaglekiwiposted 8 years ago in reply to this

          What a gorgeous expressive face you have Word!! a natural beauty shining through hubland smile great pic an yes you are bad lol

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            wordscribe41posted 8 years ago in reply to this

            Thank you, Eagle!  I like the picture because there's a big honking piece of gum showing.  Check it out.  lol

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              Eaglekiwiposted 8 years ago in reply to this

              Oh yeah lol well see a la natural ,best kinda pics wink

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    ralwusposted 8 years ago

    She's gorgeous, almost as pretty as you Eagle

    1. Eaglekiwi profile image71
      Eaglekiwiposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Thats quite a compliment almost lol

      My windows installer is messed up and I cant upload pics from my digi, but maybe I gotta old pic of me somewhere in documents, hard to find one where Im not eating lol

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        ralwusposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        I am sure I saw your real photo before. Beautiful. Wouldn't kick you outa my bed. Hehe now where did I hear that one?

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    ralwusposted 8 years ago

    I noticed the gum. endearing too. such kissable mouth

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      wordscribe41posted 8 years ago in reply to this

      AWWW, ralwus.  So sweet.  It was kissable that night, very minty fresh.  smile

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    ralwusposted 8 years ago

    I just want to pinch yer cheek. hehe I bet it was too.

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    wordscribe41posted 8 years ago

    Comma splices!!! I love it, Lita.  Can't she please give it a rest?

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      Leta Sposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      smile

      Thought 'she' (or whoever) was an alter ego.  Nobody could really be SO enraptured of grammar, could they?

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        wordscribe41posted 8 years ago in reply to this

        You wouldn't think so, Lita.  However, I've noticed her doing this in a number of other posts also.  More than just two.  I'd imagine I'd have better things to do with my time.  I'm perplexed she keeps coming back for seemingly the same purpose.  Perplexing, I must say.  I suppose she really does enjoy "perusing" the forums.  I mean, come on, WHO says that?  I might have used that in a grad school paper, but not in a normal conversation.  roll

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          HubTubposted 8 years ago in reply to this

          Sorry if you do not approve of my use of of the world "perusing" or some of the other I words I use.  Different vocabulary for different folks.

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            Leta Sposted 8 years ago in reply to this

            Well, if I were to "give you some friendly" writing advice, it would be that the way you use these words stick out like sore thumbs.  You over-write.  It seems forced...not academic, even...forced and unnatural.

            What, you didn't major in English or something in college and now are trying to compensate for it?  ?

  27. tksensei profile image60
    tksenseiposted 8 years ago

    Ego vs Ego!

    1. Misha profile image73
      Mishaposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Pass me pop corn please lol

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        Leta Sposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        Exiting.  Yawn, yawn, yawn.  Woosh, woosh, woosh...over the top as usual.

      2. Colebabie profile image59
        Colebabieposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        Popcorn is the boy and I's codeword. Thats funny.

        1. Misha profile image73
          Mishaposted 8 years ago in reply to this

          I'm scared to ask for what? yikes

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            Colebabieposted 8 years ago in reply to this

            Uh for sex Misha. See? Not scary.

            1. Misha profile image73
              Mishaposted 8 years ago in reply to this

              In case of me and TK? pretty scary I tell you lol

              1. Colebabie profile image59
                Colebabieposted 8 years ago in reply to this

                And why is that?

                1. Misha profile image73
                  Mishaposted 8 years ago in reply to this

                    cause I am scared of his dog tongue

      3. tksensei profile image60
        tksenseiposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        LLLLlllllllet's get reeeeeeady to blaaaaaaaaaather!!!!!!!!!

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    Leta Sposted 8 years ago

    Yeah.  Good luck with those antelopes, wink.

  29. Colebabie profile image59
    Colebabieposted 8 years ago

    And to answer your question Brenda, I like the word "Dalliance"

  30. tksensei profile image60
    tksenseiposted 8 years ago

    Ego vs Ego vs Ego?

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    cosetteposted 8 years ago

    actually it is a case of i-am-sick-of-self-appointed-grammar-police.

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      wrenfrost56posted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Me too, IMHO writing is about so much more then spelling and grammar and I pop in to the forum because most of the time there are good threads and it's fun. Not because I want my post to be told how incorrect it is or that I or others are not really 'writers' because of the post's inacuracies.

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    cosetteposted 8 years ago

    p.s. "work alone" is an expression.

    it means that, while i have fun in the forums, i am for the most part, a solitary hubber. mostly because i don't know anyone very well.

    got that?

    good!

    i have told you that i wasn't interested in continuing any dialog with you and went on to post on other topics and yet here you are, slandering me and casting ignorant assumptions about me and my character, which i do not appreciate. if they decide to ban me over this, whatever. but i am not going to let you lie about me. "thousands of posts"? um, i have 608, can you even read?

    ok, will anyone on this forum who feels that i am "working" them or this forum or schmoozing them for sinister purposes only HubTub knows about or who doubts my sincerity please raise their hand?

    thank you.

    good night. if i don't log on tomorrow that means i got banned.

    meh.

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    Leta Sposted 8 years ago

    Em.  According to just quick research, she seems to be a real person living on the East Coast who just made a point--but did it kind of in a bad initial tone.  And if Misha actually saw her picture, he'd be flirting with her like there is no tomorrow, lol. wink

    I say:  Let there be peace among the forum threads.  This one was just too silly.

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      HubTubposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      I agree with you, Lita.  Again, if it was my fault, I apologize for the last and final time.  I'm all for peace at this point.  smile

      1. Misha profile image73
        Mishaposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        Wow! That's the line I was never hoping to see. I drop my case. smile

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        cosetteposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        i apologize as well.

        onward... smile

        i just wanna have fun Cyndi Lauper - Girls Just Want To Have Fun

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          Leta Sposted 8 years ago in reply to this

          Another girl with class, smile.

    2. Misha profile image73
      Mishaposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      And I actually saw her picture. You have something to adjust in your picture of myself. smile

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        Leta Sposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        Doubt if you saw the one I'm talking about, wink.  And I realize you don't like ladies who you think "bite," but seems like then you just seem to follow and make fun of them.  I should know.  lol

  34. tksensei profile image60
    tksenseiposted 8 years ago

    Stalker to the rescue!

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    zampanoposted 8 years ago

    aïe sink you allll arre a beet crezy, but I laïke you.
    sorry, Eengleesh is not my mozerr tong !

    I post, ergo I exist ...

  36. Eaglekiwi profile image71
    Eaglekiwiposted 8 years ago

    Maybe tis Hub'T's promotional angle

    Y'know those adverts on TV you love to hate, but they ring on in ya brain uninvited anyway ...

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    zampanoposted 7 years ago

    ouh la la !
    you do have accounts to balance.

    Let's play :
                  furtiveness
                  furor
                  deliquescence...

                  delphic.


    "Knowledge & Education" was the forum topic.
    hehehe

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    \Brenda Scullyposted 7 years ago

    er right so new words, any more...... any one

    some great ones already will put them all together at some stage,

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    zampanoposted 7 years ago

    Hi Brenda.
    Nice fresh bouquet you got.

 
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