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    #1

    What words do you love?

    Yes, I meant to ask that. I am rather fond of compound words so here are some of my favorites, in nor particular order:

    timepiece
    peppermint
    scatterbrained
    telltale
    spatterdash
    greengrocer

    What about you?

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    #2

    Re: What words do you love?

    I like phrasal verbs and use them so much instead of the ordinary verbs.


    call on
    pay off
    get through
    go on
    put off
    count on


    This is the beauty of of this language lain, diversely interesting!

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    #3

    Re: What words do you love?

    I just love phrasal verbs. I especially like trying to imagine how they came to have their present meanings. "get" is just so wonderfully adaptable ..... but I recognise that Phrasal verbs can be frustrating for non-natives.

    I get on really well with my youngest brother.
    Sorry, I can't talk right now I have to get on with my homework.
    All this work is getting on top of me.

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    #4

    Re: What words do you love?

    I am rather fond of compound words
    I like topical portmanteau words like mac-lash (Apple backlash) and sexpat (sex tourist). They have a short shelf life but are entertaining.

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    #5

    Re: What words do you love?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    I like topical portmanteau words like mac-lash (Apple backlash) and sexpat (sex tourist). They have a short shelf life but are entertaining.
    Spork!

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    #6

    Re: What words do you love?

    GOOOOOOOOORRNNN. Words with a nice woody quality - not those dreadful tinny sort of words

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    #7

    Re: What words do you love?

    @waflob

    Woody as in made of wood, sturdy and of better quality compared to something made of cheap metal; tinny?

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    #8

    Re: What words do you love?

    He was joking and making a reference to Monty Python:

    youtube.com/watch?v=-gwXJsWHupg

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    #9

    Re: What words do you love?

    Quote Originally Posted by jahildebrandt View Post
    He was joking and making a reference to Monty Python:

    youtube.com/watch?v=-gwXJsWHupg
    Well done! Glad to see others appreciating this stuff

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    #10

    Re: What words do you love?

    Well there is one particular phrase that is a favorite euphomy of mine:
    cellar door

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