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Old 12-19-2005, 03:25 AM
 
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Can anyone help me recall the word whose definition is someone who continually mispronounces a word despite having been educated about the correct pronunciation?

It has an m and an f. I need to write it down.

Oh, and mercurial is a favorite.
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..hmmm, reminds me of my kids!

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mercurial is a favorite.
I forgot how much i like that word, i identify with it and use it alot in my writing

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Bucolic is one of my fave words.
I like surreptitiously too.
My favorite non-word is catywompous. I made it up or heard it when I was little. I know it to mean when everything is crazy, messed up and screwy- catywompous.

Oh, but one of my LEAST favorite words is panty. It makes me cringe.
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One more thing.....
Although panty is one of my least favorite words, I love gusset, which is the cotton crotch panel in the panty. I like that word so much that my DH and I have a little band ( the two of us ) called Gusset.
Reading back that paragraph, I am having feelings about the word crotch. that is an interesting one too.
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<Reading back that paragraph, I am having feelings about the word crotch. that is an interesting one too.>

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I actually had a friend in high school whose German Shepherd's name was Crotch. He liked to sniff visitors..you know... LOL

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I think superfluous may be one of my all time faves. I use it a lot. I mean all the time I get a lot of quizzical looks when I do. Oh!- quizzical!

facetious is another favorite. As well as
feculent
and recrimination. I like the way it rolls... re-cri-min-aaa-tion...

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Oh and somnambulist! (thanks, Anne Rice)

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<Reading back that paragraph, I am having feelings about the word crotch. that is an interesting one too.>

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I actually had a friend in high school whose German Shepherd's name was Crotch. He liked to sniff visitors..you know... LOL

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it is quite gratifying, to peruse the recogitation (a bit of a malapropism here) of the thread. How's about promulgate and recidivism or perhaps promulgating recidivism...tsk tsk.
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sunnybreeze: sesquipedalian is an adjective for a word having many syllables. i love how it just rolls off the tounge!!!!

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you guys are fun. i haven't been to this part of MDC forum before.
i think i like it.
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Christina has nailed it!!! An Epiphany INDEED!!! This thread is a recurrent epiphany! Mellifluous, Mama C. that's a good'n. Sara, a total miss for me on the sequipedalian definition...send me a bill for the tuition on that one, I missed it by a country mile.(that's what I get for guessing rather than looking it up
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sesquipedalian is an adjective for a word having many syllables.
Hey, that's what I thought

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One of my all-time favorites is sassy. Say it with attitude!
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perhaps we can rejuvenate....last night heard, actually was described as impetuous
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I am currently loving valid, validity, validation
Loving the words or seeking them I wonder?
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What about convoluted, draconian and illusory? Been feeling sorta convoluted lately, you could imagine, dealing with my draconian ex husband...our love seems to be rather illusory

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Spongecake.

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I LURVE lascivious.

The way it just rolls around in your mouth and off the tongue. So silibant.

It's lonely being the only XX in a house of XYs.
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Lascivious......well my, that conjures up some lascivious thoughts(blushing here.) Today's word(s) was raggle taggle.
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Spongecake.
That one is really, realy good!
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indefatigable=synonym for "mother"
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I like airy words like:

spirit, breeze, breath,

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Today I'm into Array and Insidious. What about you?

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