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gypsy
Posted: Thursday, February 19, 2015 2:53:57 AM

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Circle_Something wrote:
Uft.

A somewhat nonsense expression, used to convey boredom or disbelief.

"That cop pulled me over, just for the fun of it!"

"Uft, what a bamstick!"


I meant to comment on this one. I didn't know the word uft before, thank you.

The last two letters can be preceded by most of the vowels to form words:

Aft - adverb
1. at, close to, or toward the stern or tail:
Stow the luggage aft.
adjective 2. situated toward or at the stern or tail: The aft sail was luffing.


Eft - noun 1.
a newt, especially the eastern newt, Notophthalmus viridescens (red eft) in its immature terrestrial stage.
2. Obsolete. a lizard.

Oft - adverb, Literary. 1. often.

And of course...

Uft

And now yft, which I just made up, lol. It's a contraction of a different spelling for "if" and "thee" or "ye".

"Yft'e dinna mind, I'll hai a wee dram with me tea."

hello2




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Circle_Something
Posted: Thursday, February 19, 2015 8:05:19 AM

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gypsy wrote:


I meant to comment on this one. I didn't know the word uft before, thank you.

The last two letters can be preceded by most of the vowels to form words:

Aft - adverb
1. at, close to, or toward the stern or tail:
Stow the luggage aft.
adjective 2. situated toward or at the stern or tail: The aft sail was luffing.


Eft - noun 1.
a newt, especially the eastern newt, Notophthalmus viridescens (red eft) in its immature terrestrial stage.
2. Obsolete. a lizard.

Oft - adverb, Literary. 1. often.

And of course...

Uft

And now yft, which I just made up, lol. It's a contraction of a different spelling for "if" and "thee" or "ye".

"Yft'e dinna mind, I'll hai a wee dram with me tea."

hello2 [/size]


That's pretty danged good. There's also another modification that can be made, this time to 'eft', by putting 'er' after it, you get 'efter', a Glasgwegian slang word for 'after'. I don't know why Glaswegians mangle both Scottish and English words, but we do it so well, that sometimes it confuses people :)

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gypsy
Posted: Friday, February 20, 2015 2:29:39 AM

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Circle_Something wrote:

That's pretty danged good. There's also another modification that can be made, this time to 'eft', by putting 'er' after it, you get 'efter', a Glasgwegian slang word for 'after'. I don't know why Glaswegians mangle both Scottish and English words, but we do it so well, that sometimes it confuses people :)


Thank you! I had fun with it, and efter is a good one too.

Possible combinations for all of them have been going through my mind, and it turns out the 'ft' ending is quite useful. Here a those for aft, and only adding one letter before the a:

daft
haft
raft
saft
waft

So today's WotD is saft, a Scot word for soft.

hello2




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paulus
Posted: Friday, February 20, 2015 6:30:23 AM

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gypsy wrote:
So today's WotD is saft, a Scot word for soft.

An excellent word. Saft is also the German word for juice and whwn you add an "n", you get sanft, which means gentle or careful.

If life seems jolly rotten
there's something you've forgotten
and that's to laugh and smile and dance and sing

from Monty Python's "Life of Brian"
gypsy
Posted: Friday, February 20, 2015 8:26:23 AM

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paulus wrote:

An excellent word. Saft is also the German word for juice and whwn you add an "n", you get sanft, which means gentle or careful.


Very interesting. Sanft is a lovely word - how is it pronounced? Are all the letters enunciated?



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paulus
Posted: Friday, February 20, 2015 9:04:09 AM

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gypsy wrote:
paulus wrote:

An excellent word. Saft is also the German word for juice and whwn you add an "n", you get sanft, which means gentle or careful.


Very interesting. Sanft is a lovely word - how is it pronounced? Are all the letters enunciated?

Hard to explain to someone speaking English, I don't know phonetic script, but I'll try:
The S is pronounced as a Z in Germany, the letter A sounds like the A in Bart, all the letters are pronounced. Does that make it a bit clearer?

If life seems jolly rotten
there's something you've forgotten
and that's to laugh and smile and dance and sing

from Monty Python's "Life of Brian"
gypsy
Posted: Friday, February 20, 2015 11:04:35 AM

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paulus wrote:

Hard to explain to someone speaking English, I don't know phonetic script, but I'll try:
The S is pronounced as a Z in Germany, the letter A sounds like the A in Bart, all the letters are pronounced. Does that make it a bit clearer?


Yes, it does. Thank you.



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gypsy
Posted: Sunday, March 29, 2015 2:42:07 AM

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Today's word is sorrow.

Because that is how the tragic events of this week have left so many people feeling.



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Kiera
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Smirk Whistle
TaliaRussell
Posted: Saturday, April 11, 2015 1:53:06 AM

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Password
Colors_of_the_Wind
Posted: Saturday, April 11, 2015 2:51:07 AM

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survival.

Check out my website The Wandering Squirrel

Working on a new draft of Tomorrow and a first draft of a dystopian-ish novel. We'll see what actually gets written, lol.
meredith
Posted: Monday, April 13, 2015 9:03:14 AM

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Looking at Colors_of_the_Wind signature the only word the comes to mind is : Hasenpfeffer


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Nox
Posted: Monday, April 13, 2015 9:20:20 AM

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meredith wrote:
Looking at Colors_of_the_Wind signature the only word the comes to mind is : Hasenpfeffer


Nom nom nom.
TaliaRussell
Posted: Monday, April 13, 2015 10:06:53 AM

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Nox wrote:
meredith wrote:
Looking at Colors_of_the_Wind signature the only word the comes to mind is : Hasenpfeffer


Nom nom nom.


That's three words, Nox . . .


My word is: consternation
gypsy
Posted: Monday, April 13, 2015 10:17:21 AM

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Circle_Something wrote:
Simple, really: Just state your word of the day. Pick a word, any word, obscure or not. Modern or archaic. Just remember to explain why it's the word of the day, and what it means.


I love this thread, I love words, so it would really be great if the above, orignal rule could be adhered to and not forgotten, overlooked, neglected etc.

Please!!!!




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Circle_Something
Posted: Monday, April 13, 2015 2:22:52 PM

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Please would be a great word of the day. Some people overuse it, like we tend to in Britain, some don't use it enough, but it's amazing that one wee word can change everything. It's nice to be nice, and that is why it is my word of the day. And here is a link to its meaning:

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/please

Ghosts, flamingos, guitars and vodka. Don't forget Kitty and Kitten. Eclectic subjects, eccentric stories:

Humorous guide & Recommended Read =^.^= How To Make a Cup of Tea
A flash fiction series :) A Random Moment in Time
A love poem <3 Kitty & Kitten
Editors' Pick! :D I Am The Deep, Dark Woods
And another EP!: The Fragility of Age
=^.^= <3 ^.^

Colors_of_the_Wind
Posted: Tuesday, April 14, 2015 2:35:37 AM

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Umm... Survival again, but I'll explain this time, I suppose, since that's part of the rules.

Without sounding like I'm whining and complaining: I work again later today which means more screaming kids and grumpy adults and intimidating managers, coming home with a headache from hell and in no way making enough money every two weeks to make up for all this shit. It is 2:30 am and I still have not been on skype with you-all-know-who and I have GOT to get up earlier later... earlier than I did yesterday (1:51 in the afternoon, woke up from a horrible nightmare). Aaaaand I feel like utter shit, because of... reasons. If you're REALLY that curious, read my latest poem Tired of Goodbye when it pops up on the front page.

So...

Word of the Day: Survival.

Check out my website The Wandering Squirrel

Working on a new draft of Tomorrow and a first draft of a dystopian-ish novel. We'll see what actually gets written, lol.
rolandlytle
Posted: Tuesday, April 14, 2015 4:55:36 AM

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Hope

Though it is in no way a complex word, it is one you can never have too much of.

You can't get there from here, because when you get there you're still here and here is now there.
Circle_Something
Posted: Friday, May 29, 2015 8:14:58 AM

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hitherto - /hɪðəˈtuː,ˈhɪðətuː/
adverb
1. until now or until the point in time under discussion.

The simple reason is because I like it. I first read it in an Edgar Allan Poe story, and fell in love with the word. It sounds more complicated than it actually is.

Ghosts, flamingos, guitars and vodka. Don't forget Kitty and Kitten. Eclectic subjects, eccentric stories:

Humorous guide & Recommended Read =^.^= How To Make a Cup of Tea
A flash fiction series :) A Random Moment in Time
A love poem <3 Kitty & Kitten
Editors' Pick! :D I Am The Deep, Dark Woods
And another EP!: The Fragility of Age
=^.^= <3 ^.^

rolandlytle
Posted: Sunday, June 7, 2015 5:13:04 PM

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Forthwith... not sure why but like the sound.

You can't get there from here, because when you get there you're still here and here is now there.
Fewniks
Posted: Tuesday, June 9, 2015 2:42:51 AM

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Berserk - out of control with anger or excitement

"Life is What you make of it "
TheSensualLady
Posted: Wednesday, June 24, 2015 3:07:12 PM

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Vacation
meredith
Posted: Friday, June 26, 2015 4:46:43 PM

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Yeasayer (Noun)

A person that is always positive and or agrees with everything. Some what submissive individual.

We have all have know someone like this whether professionally or personally. Usually someone that will claim to back you up, but then back down when faced with a higher authority.


"Them ain't no militia, that's the Army of the Potomac!"

Guest
Posted: Monday, July 6, 2015 2:18:30 AM

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epiphany
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The Bird, is as always, the word. :)
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oligopolistic (cool word)
Guest
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serendipity
Circle_Something
Posted: Tuesday, July 7, 2015 10:50:24 PM

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Paradox:

A paradox is a statement that apparently contradicts itself and yet might be true (or wrong at the same time). Some logical paradoxes are known to be invalid arguments but are still valuable in promoting critical thinking.

Word of the day because I'm a fan of paradoxes. I think they're cool, but really quite difficult to write because, logically, they make absolutely no sense, whilst still making perfect sense.

Ghosts, flamingos, guitars and vodka. Don't forget Kitty and Kitten. Eclectic subjects, eccentric stories:

Humorous guide & Recommended Read =^.^= How To Make a Cup of Tea
A flash fiction series :) A Random Moment in Time
A love poem <3 Kitty & Kitten
Editors' Pick! :D I Am The Deep, Dark Woods
And another EP!: The Fragility of Age
=^.^= <3 ^.^

Guest
Posted: Friday, July 10, 2015 2:26:26 PM

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Mastication (not rude, means eating! I've had the munchies all day!)
meredith
Posted: Thursday, July 16, 2015 2:42:25 PM

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Doppelgänger - An eerie double or counterpart to a real person. That is NOT a twin.

I've always thought this word was interesting as to how it came to be part of the English language. As it turns out it has a Germanic roots. Doppel meaning double and ganger meaning walker or goer. In some ways you have to admire the Germans for their efficiency in making up new word. They just stick two or more words together to come up with a new one.

For any that are interested in Doppelgänger Week, check this link.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doppelganger_Week


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