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Old 01-02-09, 02:07 PM   #1
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A word you like the sound of...

inculcate

like the hard c, don't know why.

plus, it rhymes with colgate.
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Old 01-02-09, 02:44 PM   #2
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snausage. My dog got some for Christmas, and now any excuse to say "Snausage" is a good one.
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Schadenfreude.

Only the Germans could be devious enough to invent a single word that means "taking pleasure at someone else's pain."
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Schadenfreude.

Only the Germans could be devious enough to invent a single word that means "taking pleasure at someone else's pain."
And the dutch....'Leedvermaak', literally translated it means 'Suffering enjoyment' (Suffering=Leed, enjoyment=vermaak). But I like the German version better, the G is much more fun to pronounce

Also, the English have a very similar verb: Gloating
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Madagascar
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and my all time favorite:

Guadalajara
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i love all words, but one of my favorites that springs to mind is

Aluminium

also the Irish word "Sneachta" (SHNAKH-tuh) which means "snow"
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And the dutch....'Leedvermaak', literally translated it means 'Suffering enjoyment' (Suffering=Leed, enjoyment=vermaak). But I like the German version better, the G is much more fun to pronounce

Also, the English have a very similar verb: Gloating
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I've always liked the sounds of the words "molybdenum" and "hemoglobin".
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"Nakakapagpabagabag," which doesn't have an exact translation in English...closest word would be "shocking" or "extremely bothersome," I guess. Try saying it fast!
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"Nakakapagpabagabag," which doesn't have an exact translation in English...closest word would be "shocking" or "extremely bothersome," I guess. Try saying it fast!
In what language?
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In what language?
Tagalog. It's so fun to roll off the tongue though!

I second the schadenfreude, and also from German, Rindfleischetikettierungsüberwachungsaufgabenübertragungsgesetz.
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While we're looking at long words, what about Donaudampfschifffahrtsgesellschaft? (Danube steamship company). This can easily be extended to Donaudampfschifffahrtsgesellschaftkapitaen (a captain at the Danube steamship company) or perhaps Donaudampfschifffahrtsgesellschaftkapitaensfrau (wife of the aforementioned captain).

Gloat is a nice word, but nowhere near as nice as schadenfreude.
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Isn't this supposed to be two words?
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"Serendipity" is my favourite written, spelled, and said aloud english word.


Not one word, but I love the Japanese "desu ne" (really a tokyo dialect thing).

In Spanish, I like "diga".


East European it'd "dobre" for me.

Native America has the beautiful word "koyanniqatsqi". Also "Quetzacoatl"


And in the vast diaspora of the continent of Africa, "sankofa" is my favourite word.
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Carbuncle

It sounds like an uncle that likes carbohydrates...or the part of a car. Far from the true meaning.
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Tough call between conundrum and persnickety.
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While we're looking at long words, what about Donaudampfschifffahrtsgesellschaft? (Danube steamship company). This can easily be extended to Donaudampfschifffahrtsgesellschaftkapitaen (a captain at the Danube steamship company) or perhaps Donaudampfschifffahrtsgesellschaftkapitaensfrau (wife of the aforementioned captain).

Gloat is a nice word, but nowhere near as nice as schadenfreude.


Oh how I love my German language.
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I was always fascinated by the german language.
FlugzeugabwehrKanone acht-acht
Jagdpanzer
Maschinengewehr 42

it sounds mean and is mean.
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Someone is dragging the tone of this thread ever lower.
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