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    Word of the day

    Post any words you've come across that are not used in every-day conversation, together with the definition (if you want to join in, that is, imbetween sorting out cars with there dashes on the display, smelly clutches or whatever)

    Here's one for you:

    hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia
    (fear of long words)

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    Monopoly
    (The idea that a single person decides what can or cannot be included in a thread)

    Why IS there only ONE Monopolies Commission?

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    Ennui - I'd explain but......

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    Kakorrhaphiophobia - fear of failure - I thought this was a fear of eruptions!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinger View Post
    Ennui - I'd explain but......
    THAT'S the Forbes I remember from old (and used to like.....)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Or_GazM View Post
    THAT'S the Forbes I remember from old (and used to like.....)
    I'm sorry, but I couldn't live in 2009 forever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Or_GazM View Post
    Monopoly
    (The idea that a single person decides what can or cannot be included in a thread)
    Not even the correct definition.

    Onomatopoeia - my favourite word, a word that sounds like what it's describing. E.g, sizzle, hiss, bang.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinger View Post
    I'm sorry, but I couldn't live in 2009 forever.
    So, you don't suffer from kainotophobia?

    To me, it's just a time when simple threads could be enjoyed without going off the deep-end. (Although they could never stay on topic).

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrPoo View Post
    Not even the correct definition.
    I did put the sarcastic face behind it..hoping it could possibly be taken in jest......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Or_GazM View Post
    So, you don't suffer from kainotophobia?

    To me, it's just a time when simple threads could be enjoyed without going off the deep-end. (Although they could never stay on topic).
    Wasn't my choice to make - 2009 expired, but no kainotophobia here. Change is inevitable and welcome.

    Fractious - that's a decent word and no argument about it!

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