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Mine is insidious as it sounds cool and is apt in our modern world of fast news

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Banana.

And if I feel cheecky, I say it in a British accent:

Bunarner.

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scallywag

it's fun to say

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Smithereens, because I’ve been playing overwatch and I play as soldier 76 a lot. He’s such a funny character.

The way he says “I’m goin in!” cracks me up.

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Serendipitous. just fun to say

[-] [email protected] 5 points 4 weeks ago

"optimal frustration" (one single word in several languages that aren't English)

Something is too easy? Easily bored.

Something is altogether too difficult? Feels hopeless.

Optimal frustration is where the magic happens, be it in education or a computer game.

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Someone already took cattywampus, so I guess I'll go with ennui or petrichor.

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Bonus: triskaidekaphobia.

(Intense fear of the number 13.)

Thanks MTG.

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Lugubrious is a good one. Doesn't really sound like what it means.

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ℹ️ "looking or sounding sad or dismal"

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ℹ️ "bitter and abusive", as in a comment or other way of communicating

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Coquette, because is sounds funny and nobody knows what it means

[-] [email protected] 2 points 4 weeks ago* (last edited 4 weeks ago)

Off the top of my head I thought it was just flirting, but the internet says it's specifically a woman who flirts.

It also made me think of croquettes. Now I want some salmon croquettes with a squeeze of lemon.

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it's very similar to rizz when it comes to meaning, which makes it even funnier to me

[-] [email protected] 5 points 1 month ago

Amalgam. It has a mouthfeel of chewing caramel.

[-] [email protected] 5 points 1 month ago

floccinaucinihilipilification

[-] [email protected] 1 points 4 weeks ago

Ah, yes, the state or being of believing in NOTHING

[-] [email protected] 9 points 1 month ago

Fuck. Fuck can mean so many things. Just all round best word of all time.

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We use it up here as a form of punctuation, if you can find it check out Bowser and Blue: Use of Fuck in Canada

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ℹ️ "lacking enthusiasm and determination; carelessly lazy"

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Facetiously has all the vowels, in order, including "y".

[-] [email protected] 5 points 1 month ago

Effective has two effs. I appreciate that defective only has one eff. Like, if you give an eff about something, you can make what doesn’t work, work.

[-] [email protected] 2 points 1 month ago

apotheosis. you may not like it, but this is peak form's peak form.

i like it because the o sounds roll easy and rhymes. it also ends with a hiss sound.

[-] [email protected] 2 points 1 month ago

Plámás. Pronounced plaw-maws. It's an Irish word that mostly means "gently placate" or "smooth talk" but usually I would use it in the context of placating someone who's behaving badly.

e.g. Don't plámás that eejit. You'll only encourage him.

I don't think it directly translates to English though someone with better vocabulary may correct me.

[-] [email protected] 2 points 1 month ago

I think it sounds a bit like the verb "to humour" as in to play along with someones crap.

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Yes indeed it's very close, but in my head it's slightly more active.

Let's say a child is having a meltdown and the parent is trying to (incorrectly) placate them by giving them an ice cream. That would be plámásing. I feel like it actively encourages the bad behaviour rather than being more neutral which I'd consider "humouring".

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Mellifluous -- to me it flows in a self-descriptive way.

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Sesquipedalian

[-] [email protected] 7 points 1 month ago

Onomatopoeia, it's a fun word on it's own, but I love the while idea of it. Especially in other languages, like the million different words for dog barks.

[-] [email protected] 5 points 1 month ago

English word: curmudgeon or cattywampus

French word: hippopotame

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Koselig, the Norwegian word for cozy that is also a reflexive verb.

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