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Rex Hoppie
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=:'>

I will listen for it.  When semi-literate polititicians are speaking I will pay attention.

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"Onomatopoeia" is a word that imitates the sound it represents.

Example:

splash, wow, gush, kerplunk, "buzz," "crash," "whirr," "clang" "hiss," "purr," "squeak," "mumble," "hush," "boom."

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Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious

The roots of the word have been defined as follows: super- "above", cali- "beauty", fragilistic- "delicate", expiali- "to atone", and docious- "educable", with the sum of these parts signifying roughly "Atoning for educability through delicate beauty."

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Briarscratch

omphaloskepsis - the contemplation of one's navel as an aid to meditation.

Or somebody else's...

Woman-in-a-Bikini-Showing-Navel-Piercing

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Vocable

(noun)... a word, esp. with reference to form rather than meaning.

Can you use it correctly in a sentence?

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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=:'>

I will listen for it.  When semi-literate polititicians are speaking I will pay attention.

You say to-may-to, others may say to-mah-to. My colour includes a "u" while your color is "u"less. Not a da-yam thing wrong with it.

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OK,

so some of the worst/best are

dumbass   dingleberry  and cling-on

I am worried about you guys.

Mike

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spoonerism: an error in speech or deliberate play on words in which corresponding consonants, vowels, or morphemes are switched.

Like "I entered the pub optimistically but I left misty-optically."

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Did you ever look 'up' up?  Can also be asked as: did you ever look up 'up'? One of the most extensive definitions there is.
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Unobtainium- a humorous term that refers to an extremely rare, costly, or physically impossible material needed to fulfill a given design for a given application.

Craptastic (adjective) : the opposite of fantastic, expressing how phenomenally bad something is.

That movie was craptastic.

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My favorite word - is An Iconic English Word, often used as a verb but frequently a noun, adjective and adverb too.  Often heard on the sporting clays range, frequently heard at Scarborough!
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