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#300045 - 01/21/08 04:09 AM Re: Emotional Response From Words [Re: Evil_Eve]
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Your car salesman reference has made me think of the word 'smarmy'.

The sound of the word validates its definition I think.

HS!
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#300046 - 01/21/08 04:17 AM Re: Emotional Response From Words [Re: Lust]
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The word LOVE often beckons my gag reflex.

Especially when uttered by someone who is smiling so hard that they have teeth all over the place. My instincts bid me to get the hell away from said person.

On the positive side, I will mention SPUNK.

I don't know why - it's just a funny word.

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#300069 - 01/21/08 07:43 AM Re: Emotional Response From Words [Re: RottenBonnie]
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 Originally Posted By: RottenBonnie
My favorite word lately, though, is "eviscerate." It used to be, "reciprocity." Things change, you know?


Try "perspicacity"... it seems to suit you. \:\)

My favourite word lately is humuhumunukunukuapua'a. As far as emotional responses, this one always gets a smile from others (of course it makes me smile, else it wouldn't be my favourite! )... either the word itself or by watching me try to say it.
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#300072 - 01/21/08 07:48 AM Re: Emotional Response From Words [Re: Lust]
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I once met a lady who was having a bad day. She wasn't interested in anything I had to say.(poetry) I noticed a couple of spots on her face, so I decided to start talking to her about cancer. She reacted to the word like a fat man going on about his favorite meal. She was in great shape, but two of her close family members had died from cancer. We ended good friends, and I walked away with another sale.
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#300075 - 01/21/08 08:24 AM Re: Emotional Response From Words [Re: Evil_Eve]
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 Originally Posted By: Evil_Eve



For women on any position on the clock?

EVE!
Iris.
Yvonne.
Betty.


Now there's a name with connotations.
I have a serious Love/Hate relationship with that name.


Edited by Slesk (01/21/08 08:24 AM)
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#300077 - 01/21/08 08:35 AM Re: Emotional Response From Words [Re: Lust]
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"Moist" is a pleasing word.
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#300107 - 01/21/08 10:45 AM Re: Emotional Response From Words [Re: Lust]
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"Muad'Dib" is a killing word.
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#300124 - 01/21/08 11:45 AM Re: Emotional Response From Words [Re: Old_Pig]
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I like the words "holy" "five" - they feel some on my tounge \:D

Names, I like Anna and Tine \:D
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#300126 - 01/21/08 12:03 PM Re: Emotional Response From Words [Re: Lust]
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The word "coagulate" makes me nauseous when I hear it.

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#300146 - 01/21/08 12:56 PM Re: Emotional Response From Words [Re: Shade]
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 Originally Posted By: Shade
My favourite word lately is humuhumunukunukuapua'a. As far as emotional responses, this one always gets a smile from others (of course it makes me smile, else it wouldn't be my favourite! )... either the word itself or by watching me try to say it.


Okay, Shade, now I have to chime in. I can verify the reactions you've posted!

Every now and then, I meet someone who has learned this word. Being that I'm part Hawaiian, they would try to impress me by trying to pronounce it. And it is a funny word to pronounce.

They tend to smile and laugh a lot because it sounds funny to them. It's fun to watch and listen to.

It makes me laugh, but I don't mock them. I don't embarrass them either but try tell them that it'd be easier, though less fun, to say "fish with a pig-like snout"- which is what that word means.

This, however, sometimes invokes another burst of laughter.

Incidentally, so far, I've only met one person who wasn't from The Islands who could actually pronounce this word fluently. But, she too, smiles whenever she says it.

I'm still fond of The Tick's battle-cry, "Spoon!"

Sometimes I'll randomly blurt it out during a conversation just to mess with the other person. Most people laugh and shake their heads. Those who know, say it back.

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#300173 - 01/21/08 02:30 PM Re: Emotional Response From Words [Re: Fenriz]
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One of my favourite words is crepuscule.

Being a writer, of course I like words.

Molly Midnight (my Cat) is in ecdysis. Dont worry, it means molting.

A little quiz: what is the collective noun for Cats?

A pack of Wolves
A pride of Lions
A mob of Meerkats
A .. of Cats?

If there is no correct answer, Ill be back tomorrow. Goodnight from this time-zone.
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#300181 - 01/21/08 02:55 PM Re: Emotional Response From Words [Re: MagdaGraham]
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SIMULINK!:D
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#300189 - 01/21/08 03:16 PM Re: Emotional Response From Words [Re: Shade]
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If someone I do not know adresses me as friend, I try to block out every word that follows. They may as well call me "Rube". The same pretty much goes for "Partner", "Boss", "Brother", "Captain" and "Hoss".
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#300193 - 01/21/08 03:26 PM Re: Emotional Response From Words [Re: Roho_the_Rooster]
Maqlu Offline
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"Hoss"?

As for friends, I must admit one of the things I like about Flickr is that it's called the contact list. You can then specify a given contact as a friend or as a family member (probably so those teenagers posting pictures of themselves getting wasted can make sure their party-mates can see the shots while Mom can't), but it's not necessarily a two-way street. If person A wants to add B as both a contact and a friend, this doesn't imply person B has to reciprocate either one.

More complicated than MySpace, but allows for more accuracy.

But hey, can't have MySpace changing it to "Acquaintances Online" or the "Acquaintance List" or anything like that, can we? Too many syllables.

And I won't even touch the "Top Friends" issue, though I've heard some people actually do worry about their placement on it.


Edited by Maqlu (01/21/08 05:54 PM)
Edit Reason: Found out what "hoss" means.

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#300197 - 01/21/08 03:39 PM Re: Emotional Response From Words [Re: Lust]
Maqlu Offline
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"Hipster" or "scenester" - people who use either one to describe themselves have proven themselves time and time again to be wastes of organic material, so I tend to groan at the mere mention.

They even sound like ugly and stupid words.

The other thing that pops into my mind right now is "cinema" versus "movies" - "cinema" even sounds more refined, and as such it tends to be used in regards to better quality viewing fare. The exception being the comic/zine Cinema Sewer which covers film reviews and odd little histories of old porn and horror flicks. But even there, the title brings to mind the right combination of film connaissuership and sleaze that makes up the magazine.

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