What's your favorite word that usually doesn't pop up in everyday conversation?

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  1. k4D3t

    k4D3t Reverse Apache Master VIP

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    Haberdasher


    A haberdasher is a person who sells small articles for sewing, such as buttons, ribbons, zippers, and other notions. In American English, haberdasher is another term for a men's outfitter. A haberdasher's shop or the items sold therein are called haberdashery. The word could derive from the an Old Norse word akin to the Icelandic haprtask, which means "peddlers' wares" or the sack in which the peddler carried them.

    Zeitgeist, Schadenfreude and Doppelganger are also contenders
     
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    Propensity
     
  3. deth

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    gravitas
    Reggie
     
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    low selfestitle Moderator Staff Member

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    Reinheitsgebot
     
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    the thing I really like about "gravitas," is that you really can't say it in a normal tone of voice -- you have to put weird emphasis on it -- great pick :thumbup2:
     
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    I wonder if they followed that in Strange Brew??
     
  8. ChuckZ

    ChuckZ You're so pusillanimous, oh yea.

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    pusillanimous
     
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    low selfestitle Moderator Staff Member

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    The mouse-in-a-bottle scene would suggest no.
     
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    I use that word occasionally in legal briefs -- it sounds smart without being a "thesaurus bashing" type word -- it also strongly implies "habit" without you having to demonstrate all the legal elements to establish habit
     
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    ChuckZ You're so pusillanimous, oh yea.

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    You're so pusillanimous, oh yeah. Nature's calling and I must go there
     
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    :facepalm: that's not a word, that is street slang :jj:
     
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    another good pick -- one of those words often used to sugar coat the much stronger emotionally charged word 'coward'
     
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    that was a scam by the brothers :jj:
     
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    k4D3t Reverse Apache Master VIP

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    I love how he says "I believe there will be NO charge."
     
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    crazypreacher Hey yo

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    Moxie or dapper.
     
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    unadulterated

    I like sneaking that word in whenever I can.
     
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    Im also fond of "sigmoidal", "sinistral", and "dextral".
     
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    crazypreacher Hey yo

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    shindig. Or Charleston (referring to the dance)
     
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    Maschine Zeit Well-Known Member

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    flatulence :fart: