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Madasasteamfish
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« Reply #25 on: October 25, 2015, 07:46:29 pm »

Pontificate; To speak in a patronising, supercilious or pompous manner, especially at length.
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« Reply #26 on: October 25, 2015, 09:41:39 pm »


I am just waiting for an opportune moment to pen the words "delusional
confabulations"
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« Reply #27 on: October 25, 2015, 10:00:24 pm »

Pontificate; To speak in a patronising, supercilious or pompous manner, especially at length.

In Dutch Pontificaal is actually a pretty common word to use, meaning something on the lines of "promptly"
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« Reply #28 on: October 28, 2015, 06:08:25 pm »

I like the sound of the word 'susurrus'.
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« Reply #29 on: October 29, 2015, 12:13:09 pm »

plethora: an overabundance

Crepuscular: of, relating to, or resembling twilight
   
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« Reply #30 on: November 01, 2015, 03:43:03 am »

Anthropodermic bibliopegy.
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« Reply #31 on: November 04, 2015, 12:19:38 pm »

Eyjafjallajokull: An icelandic volcano

Superlative: Of the highest quality

Baryonyx: A fish-eating theropod dinosaur.

Resplendent: beautiful or impressive

I would also like to nominate a meaning for the word Brillig from Lewis Carrol's Jabberwocky.

Brillig (adjective): The state of being quick to amuse, being easy to laugh, a happy delirium.
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« Reply #32 on: November 04, 2015, 12:22:36 pm »

I'll give you one of my favourite dutch words:

Zonovergoten.
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« Reply #33 on: November 04, 2015, 03:53:39 pm »

Eyjafjallajokull: An icelandic volcano

The name of which of course translates into English as;

'You shall go by ferry'.  Cheesy
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« Reply #34 on: November 04, 2015, 05:45:23 pm »

Sorry for the lack of fancy words here but somehow roundabout and nevertheless are words that stuck to me in a way.

Have you tried a lint brush?
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« Reply #35 on: November 04, 2015, 05:53:52 pm »

I'll give you one of my favourite dutch words:

Zonovergoten.

If I'm getting that correctly, might we say you have a zonovergoten disposition?

In honor of Ms. Caledonian, the name of one of the dirigibles in my Dutch fleet:

Zeldenthuis:  "seldom at home"
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« Reply #36 on: November 04, 2015, 06:19:50 pm »

I'll give you one of my favourite dutch words:

Zonovergoten.

If I'm getting that correctly, might we say you have a zonovergoten disposition?

In honor of Ms. Caledonian, the name of one of the dirigibles in my Dutch fleet:

Zeldenthuis:  "seldom at home"

I...don't think so. Zonovergoten is mainly used like "hij zat in het zonovergoten park" literally translating to "he sat in the park with sunlight poored over"

Zeldenthuis is a perfect name for a ship, even if it's not used as a word in itself.

Which reminds me of this word:
Zeemansverdriet. (Sailors's sorrow/sadness)

And before y'all think all dutch words start with a Z also have a go at trying to pronounce this little word:
Schaapsscheerder
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« Reply #37 on: November 04, 2015, 06:33:26 pm »

The Dutch/English online dictionary that I checked out translated it as 'sunlit' or 'sundrenched'.

I have absolutely NO IDEA how you pronounce 'schaapsscheerder' - but I like it and will use it next time I write to a friend who keeps sheep.
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« Reply #38 on: November 04, 2015, 06:44:38 pm »

The Dutch/English online dictionary that I checked out translated it as 'sunlit' or 'sundrenched'.

I have absolutely NO IDEA how you pronounce 'schaapsscheerder' - but I like it and will use it next time I write to a friend who keeps sheep.

Sundrenched is a good translation.

It's a nice word, yes. Has 4 really tricky bits for foreigners though. Two Sch's and two r's
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« Reply #39 on: November 04, 2015, 06:50:03 pm »

Ah; the translator that showed up indicated the alternate meaning of "sunny", so I guess that's not quite the same.

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« Reply #40 on: November 05, 2015, 04:54:48 am »

Made this one up...but someone hopefully has found a better one

Achsheisszeit - the time between your realization that you hit the wrong button on the computer, and the computer agreeing...Wink If there's not a word for this, there outta be.
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« Reply #41 on: November 05, 2015, 06:35:59 am »

Made this one up...but someone hopefully has found a better one

Achsheisszeit - the time between your realization that you hit the wrong button on the computer, and the computer agreeing...Wink If there's not a word for this, there outta be.

In German?

Also, I just noticed schaapsscheerder is not the correct word. That would be schapenscheerder. I blame my accent(even though I speak very normal dutch most of the time)
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« Reply #42 on: November 08, 2015, 03:24:28 pm »

Achsheisszeit - the time between your realization that you hit the wrong button on the computer, and the computer agreeing...Wink

Love this. Smiley

I go through an reaction whenever this occurs. I click the wrong button on screen and when the instinctive part of my brain recognises it's the wrong button I instinctively click the mouse again, it's some sort of weird reaction that happens before the thinking part of my brain can intervene. Now I can at least shout achsheisszeit! whenever it happens.
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« Reply #43 on: November 08, 2015, 05:09:03 pm »

Saponification: the exudation (that's another good word in itself!) of fat by a corpse, a waxy substance that is often called "corpse wax" or "grave wax".
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« Reply #44 on: November 09, 2015, 02:52:33 am »

Words that contain movement:

Waft - She wafted in with grace, as if it was normal for your host to have a kraken for a butler.

Shimmy - The car lost grip and did a shimmy before he could get it straight.  / Wind's blowing, the mast on my airship's shimmying a bit.

Shoogle - I caught the shoogle train to Fife / They were giving it a good shoogle at the dancing.

Undulate - The undulating landscape / Undulations in the metal / Their undulating body made me feel so...

Undulation is a sine wave movement which allows for a terrible joke that undulation is always groovy.
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« Reply #45 on: November 09, 2015, 04:29:41 am »

Well, obviously I don't speak German (Mark Twain has summed up the language far beyond my powers...Wink I just went with the principle that instead of inventing one new word, why not just staple together several old ones?...Wink
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« Reply #46 on: November 09, 2015, 07:00:47 am »

I just went with the principle that instead of inventing one new word, why not just staple together several old ones?...Wink
I thought you said you didn't know how to speak German. Cheesy
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« Reply #47 on: November 11, 2015, 06:03:23 pm »

Tantivy: galloping (or a hunting call).
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« Reply #48 on: November 12, 2015, 04:09:13 am »

Sphygmomanometer. Just a blood pressure cuff, but it sounds awesome.

Also always had a soft spot for 'ocelot'. Just sounds cool.
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« Reply #49 on: November 14, 2015, 02:27:02 am »


Also always had a soft spot for 'ocelot'. Just sounds cool.

Oce lot... Where people park their oces?
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