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  1. Newbie
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    #11

    Re: Can't understand this

    I have never heard this word before.. THANK YOU!!

  2. Newbie
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    #12

    Re: Can't understand this

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    I think the voice actor muffed the line a bit. The script probably said many a cognomen, but he added the "s" and also messed up the final syllable.

    A characteristic of Appalachian English and its descendants like east Texas English is the use of a large, rather "fancy" vocabulary. Contrary to the way they're often portrayed, many people who speak these dialects speak very carefully and take pride in using elaborate words and expressions.
    Do people usually use this word? or is it just one of many words you know but you never use?

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    #13

    Re: Can't understand this

    I have never used it in my life.

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    #14

    Re: Can't understand this

    Quote Originally Posted by jinakim0921 View Post
    Do people usually use this word? or is it just one of many words you know but you never use?
    Most native speakers have never used cognomen and don't know what it means. The cowboy in the video is showing off.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #15

    Re: Can't understand this

    Quote Originally Posted by jinakim0921 View Post
    Do people often use this word? Or is it just one of many words you know but you never use?
    It is one of many words I know (barely, in this case) but never use. (I would have to look up the word cognomen to understand its meaning, but why bother?)
    Not a professional teacher

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