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    Default "there's a word for that?!"

    Do you have any unusual words that you just love and try to somehow use in conversations, which usually makes your interlocutor do a double take? Anyway, that's one of my "hobbies".

    I've recently fallen in love with befezzed.

    Any other suggestions of words that make you go "there's a word for that?!"?

    EDIT: This is now the official fez thread of usingenglish forums.
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    Default Re: "there's a word for that?!"

    Guerrilla gardening = planting something is someone's yard without telling them.

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    I don't think deliberately using words that the person you are talking to isn't going to understand is a very constructive habit. It will make them think you are trying to make them feel stupid.

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    Default Re: not a teacher

    Quote Originally Posted by Vidor View Post
    I don't think deliberately using words that the person you are talking to isn't going to understand is a very constructive habit. It will make them think you are trying to make them feel stupid.
    Thank you for your comment.

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    Default Re: "there's a word for that?!"

    Quote Originally Posted by susiedqq View Post
    Guerrilla gardening = planting something is someone's yard without telling them.
    I should try this! But where would I find a saguaro cactus in the middle of Toronto?

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    Default Re: "there's a word for that?!"

    Hi freezeframe

    As a development of the term NES, should Native (UKE) Speakers be called "Nukes"?
    In context, an AME speaker may, on being challenged, say: "Oh dear! I've just been nuked!"

    Best regards
    R21 (UKE)

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    Default Re: "there's a word for that?!"

    Quote Originally Posted by freezeframe View Post
    Do you have any unusual words that you just love and try to somehow use in conversations, which usually makes your interlocutor do a double take? Anyway, that's one of my "hobbies".

    I've recently fallen in love with befezzed.

    Any other suggestions of words that make you go "there's a word for that?!"?
    Somehow I have managed to go through life without realising the need for this word, though now I am hoping they're rerunning Tommy Cooper when I next go back to the UK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    Somehow I have managed to go through life without realising the need for this word, though now I am hoping they're rerunning Tommy Cooper when I next go back to the UK.
    You haven't lived life to the fullest until you realise your need for this word. Honest truth. In the words of Lenny Briscoe, "If I was kidding you I'd be wearing a fez and no pants."

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    Default Re: "there's a word for that?!"

    Thanks a lot for getting this stuck in my head

    YouTube - The Fez - Steely Dan

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    Default Re: "there's a word for that?!"

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr_Ben View Post
    Thanks a lot for getting this stuck in my head

    YouTube - The Fez - Steely Dan
    You are welcome!

    This is now the official fez thread of usingenglish forums.

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