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Loquacious - tending to talk a great deal or just plain chatty

Acquiesce - to agree to or comply with something passively rather than

                expressing approval or support

Ancillary -  in a position of lesser importance

Just like the way they sound and flow!

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Penultimate...

I read it all the time used to describe something or someone  better than ultimate...but what it REALLY means is 'next to last'.

So if you called somebody the penultimate grouse hunter you really said they were just about the worst ever.

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PartridgeCartridge

"Politically Correct" or just PC really irks me.

Brad sometimes too.

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"Politically Correct" or just PC really irks me.

Brad sometimes too.

I was talking about you. Dingleberry.

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PartridgeCartridge
Damn, had the bait set and you beat me to it. Damn Alex post sidetracked me.
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Rex Hoppie
Must be regional differences Rex, because I don't say "on a cle-ar day you can see forever". The dictionary on my desk is the Oxford Dictionary which agrees with me. Whatever, the point I was trying to make is that there is only one "u" in the word nuclear.

Ben,

Do you have all 20 volumes on your desk?

You probably say on a kleer day or on a klir day but when saying thermo-new-cle-ar war you don't say thermo-new-klir war?  You are correct, nuclear only has one u.  Nucleus has two u.

Folks mispronouncing nuclear must be regional differences, I don't hear it.

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Dumbass works for me.  

You can use it so many ways like "Hey Dumbass" or "what did that dumbass do now"  Most folks know who you are talking about when you say Dumbass did it again.  

I happen to work with a couple of Dumbasses but we also call them Cling ons you know the type they like to cling on to you so that no matter what you are doing they also get credit for it.  

Problem is they are such dumbasses they dont see that everyone knows they are nothing but cling ons

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I don't hear it.

I do he-ar it and I do believe that it appe-ars to be regional differences. Cle-arly, you and I differ on this little be-ar of a semantic contretemps. :<img src=:'>

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I don't hear it.

I do he-ar it and I do believe that it appe-ars to be regional differences. Cle-arly, you and I differ on this little be-ar of a semantic contretemps. :<img src=:'>

Ok, now this is funny.

I am guessing that you suffer from paronomania  an intriguing affliction:  an obsessive interest in word games

I learned this clever word playing Scrabble with a girl-friend's father.  He was Roget.

I also have a fond spot for Punctilious, and working with engineers all day, I get to use it often.  That and Pedantic.

Mulct this too is a great old word.  

In another thread, a man is concerned about the mulcting the of the state after speeding.  The mulct for speeding is not as galling as the service charge.

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Like Provines said, "spot on" bugs me, and another gun term that has been uttered more than enough is "hell for stout."

"...if I do my part"   Oh yea fella, who else's part can you do other than yours?  I really dislike this.  Everything is better if you "do your part" cause you sure as hell cannot do my part.  

Oh the passive aggressive BS,  "... I am not the best in the world at" or "... I am not the smartest".  Ok so from the beginning of the sentence you have  weaseled out of any responsibility for your statement, and asserted that you are talking from your arse.  Damn it don't weasel out, stand up for your statements "and what not".  Ugh!

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My work place people are very fond of "It is what it is" and then look as if hey said something profound.

And, "IRregardless".       Kills me.

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"perambulate" ...   makes my tongue take a walk

but

"commodious" ..  makes my mind take a walk

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