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  1. #681
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    I'd tell ya, but then I'd have to kill ya
    Quote Originally Posted by rsvman View Post
    Or, you could use another word that I really enjoy: scoundrels.

    While we're at it, I kind of like a lot of words that mean similar things. For example, hoodlum, ne'er-do-well, hooligan, and ruffian. These are all great words that don't get used enough, at least here in the USA.
    That's because we don't allow that type here. It's 'merica, man!

  2. #682
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    I'd tell ya, but then I'd have to kill ya
    Umbrage.

    I can take it or leave it.

  3. #683
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    Quote Originally Posted by dudog84 View Post
    Umbrage.

    I can take it or leave it.
    I take umbrage with your take on umbrage.

  4. #684
    Sycophant - one of the few perfect words in the English language.
    Repartee is something we think of twenty-four hours too late.

    - Twain

  5. #685
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    Quote Originally Posted by curtis325 View Post
    I take umbrage with your take on umbrage.
    I'm rather insouciant about that word.
    [redacted] them and the horses they rode in on.

  6. #686
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    Quote Originally Posted by rsvman View Post
    It's certainly awkward, especially in the plural form.
    My understanding is that "Latinx" functions purely as an adjective..."the Latinx community," "Latinx issues," etc., so there is no need to pluralize the word. In adjective form, the term of choice remains Latino/a, depending on the gender of the subject.

  7. #687
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    Quote Originally Posted by wilson View Post
    My understanding is that "Latinx" functions purely as an adjective..."the Latinx community," "Latinx issues," etc., so there is no need to pluralize the word. In adjective form, the term of choice remains Latino/a, depending on the gender of the subject.
    Thanks for the clarification. I was responding to the earlier poster who said it was pluralized, and would be pronounced "latin-exes," which I thought was awkward.



    All my Latin Exes live in Texas. [Alf voice] Ha! I kill me! /[Alf voice]
    A plane takes off from Baltimore and touches down on Bourbon Street

  8. #688
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    Just heard another word I really like that you don't hear much: sinew.

  9. #689
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    'Pathognomonic' is a medical term that I think should cross over into common parlance within typical conversation and in exasperated interjections.

    Merriam-Webster definition: "distinctively characteristic of a particular disease." (As soon as you see this specific symptom/finding, you know with fair certainty what the disease/culprit is)

  10. #690
    Quote Originally Posted by bedeviled View Post
    'Pathognomonic' is a medical term that I think should cross over into common parlance within typical conversation and in exasperated interjections.

    Merriam-Webster definition: "distinctively characteristic of a particular disease." (As soon as you see this specific symptom/finding, you know with fair certainty what the disease/culprit is)
    I still like Ya’ll

  11. #691
    Enchiridion is one of my all-time favorite words.

    For folks looking to lower their blood pressure, I recommend the Enchiridion of Epictetus.

  12. #692
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    Laconic. Though I am not.
    "We're only tourists in this life
    Only tourists but the view is nice"

    -- David Byrne

  13. #693
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldPhiKap View Post
    Laconic. Though I am not.
    Laconic is a fave of mine.

  14. #694
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    Did I mention supercilious?

  15. #695
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    Quote Originally Posted by BLPOG View Post
    Enchiridion is one of my all-time favorite words.

    For folks looking to lower their blood pressure, I recommend the Enchiridion of Epictetus.
    I had to look up this word.

  16. #696
    Quote Originally Posted by tteettimes View Post
    I still like Ya’ll
    Wait, I thought it was pronounced "Y'all"???
    Nothing incites bodily violence quicker than a Duke fan turning in your direction and saying 'scoreboard.'

  17. #697
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    Cattywampus

  18. #698
    Quote Originally Posted by left_hook_lacey View Post
    Cattywampus
    That is an off-kilter comment.

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    I just used “hector” in a sentence. Felt good. Nice word.
    "We're only tourists in this life
    Only tourists but the view is nice"

    -- David Byrne

  20. #700
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    outré - unusual and startling

    Having not seen him since his last regular season game at CIS, Cherokee Parks' illustrated epidermis cut quite the outré figure upon seeing him as a Duke Basketball camp counselor.

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