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What is your favorite word?

Asked at Massachusetts Street on July 18, 2012

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“‘Refulgence,’ the glorious splendor emanating from something.”

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“‘Sphygmomanometer,’ the official name for the blood pressure cuff. It sounds fun.”

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“‘Pumpernickel,’ because there are so many fun sounds in it.”

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“‘Quixotic.’ I like the sound and meaning.”

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Gart 1 year, 9 months ago

Favorite word..."What?" Selective or cognitive. This word works. Great for letting small crap that I do not want to deal with go... A caveat, "Sorry, I just can't hear ya"....Works most of the time, but not all of the time. Am careful with that one.

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thebcman 1 year, 9 months ago

gazebo galoshes blubber beluga mukluks bulbous bouffant macadamia plethora

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beatrice 1 year, 9 months ago

I also like that word they had everyone spell at Woodstock.

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sjgreen 1 year, 9 months ago

Halcyon -- love the way it sounds and what it means.

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riverdrifter 1 year, 9 months ago

Don't even get me going with oil field slang; to wit: a 'choke' is the same thing as a 'nipple'.

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Kyle Neuer 1 year, 9 months ago

Smegma Spasmodic Frog or the far flung Isles of Langerhans.

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scopi_guy 1 year, 9 months ago

Foment

Least favorite: stool.

"Do I take this stool softener internally or just apply it directly to the stool?" --Pickles Oblong

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 1 year, 9 months ago

T_O_B, I still call it "Spacehog bong rips" . That way there is no pronunciation questions.

I, much the same as rockchalker, have a predilection towards words with plosive "P" constants.

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The_Original_Bob 1 year, 9 months ago

"Bruschetta, anyone? "

Don't get RI started.

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trinity 1 year, 9 months ago

Oh Oh Oh! Thought of a word I love&have to ask the pronunciation every flippin' time I want to say it-QUINOA, lol. Bruschetta, anyone? ;)

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pace 1 year, 9 months ago

Bangboard, heard it picking corn. have used it in scrabble twice.

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The_Original_Bob 1 year, 9 months ago

"whatever Spacehog would have said."

Buttrock.

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CWGOKU 1 year, 9 months ago

As an avid reader and crossword puzzle worker, I know that there are copious amounts of wonderful words out there, thus I find this question flipping silly. I do like Trinity's choice of egregious. But, alas, I'll go with neato, or whatever Spacehog would have said.

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verity 1 year, 9 months ago

I would agree with quixotic, but I can't pronounce it.

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goodcountrypeople 1 year, 9 months ago

epiphany--but the experience of enlightenment is obviously not relevant to life in KS.

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riverdrifter 1 year, 9 months ago

Words I use when discussing the guvnor: Jackalope Jerkbait Tinhorn

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Finnbar1 1 year, 9 months ago

culchie and/or malaka are two favorites as well

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Phoghorn 1 year, 9 months ago

As for me, I like the word "propellant".

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Phoghorn 1 year, 9 months ago

Step 1. Go to Youtube and look up "Bobby Knight Explains His Favorite Word".

Step 2. Sit back and enjoy.

WARNING: Not safe for work!

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trinity 1 year, 9 months ago

is slanderjelly considered one word? if not-then I choose egregious.

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Finnbar1 1 year, 9 months ago

conflagration or ebullient or maybe melancholy

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somedude20 1 year, 9 months ago

I also like these words: hangers pillows orbs frost detectors double lattes hooters traffic stoppers Double Whoppers frontal lobes knockers Chi Omegas bowling pins twin peaks beach umbrellas melons cans

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somedude20 1 year, 9 months ago

succulent moist cumbersome scrumptious disingenuous mesothelioma (thank you TV commercial) compassionate conservative

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autie 1 year, 9 months ago

Reflugence? I had an abcess that spontaneously erupted last night in all of it's reflugent funkiness.

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BABBOY 1 year, 9 months ago

It starts with the letter F and rymes with duck.

Flip it.........

I happen to think the verb is both a noun and a verb.......

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prospector 1 year, 9 months ago

Word

It seems Wally World and Pitbull graduated from the Sherriene Sontag-Jones school of Using Social Media effectively. Too funny.

http://www.kansas.com/2012/07/17/2411247/pitbull-heads-north-to-walmart.html

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LadyJ 1 year, 9 months ago

I can tell you my least favorite word right now, hot.

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RoeDapple 1 year, 9 months ago

"Screw it. I'm going to crack open a beer, sit down, and wait for Babboy's response." - T_O_B

Flippin' comes to mind

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The_Original_Bob 1 year, 9 months ago

Screw it. I'm going to crack open a beer, sit down, and wait for Babboy's response.

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rockchalker52 1 year, 9 months ago

There are many so it's hard to settle on just one. It's like asking g_rock to pick a favorite beach or Roe to choose a favorite firearm.

Currently, in the insult category, I like 'jag-a-lope.' Somedude20, I think it was, brought that one to my attention. Also, it's like George Burns says in 'The Sunshine Boys' - 'P' words are funny. If you're in a bind, spit out some 'P' words. Pickle is a funny word.

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milkman_dan 1 year, 9 months ago

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Mary Darst 1 year, 9 months ago

ominous..... 2nd favorite word. Can't put down my 1st favorite word.

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RoeDapple 1 year, 9 months ago

July 18th is anti-bigot day.

Also, it appears the deer have discovered my tomato plants. The dirty b@st@ . . .!

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RoeDapple 1 year, 9 months ago

According to a certain website its "b@st@rds!" but I don't think so. Is this a ploy to figure out passwords? In that case it's pNeumoNoultramicroScopicSilicovolcaNocoNioSiS18436572.

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