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What is the new word you learnt lately in a comment section or in Fluther? See Detail.

Asked by flo (11237points) July 16th, 2018

Is there a thread in Fluther where a couple of people were sniping at each other, and, in which you found a new to you/or rarely used word? I’m not sure if I saw (the new to me) word, in the comment section under a newspaper article or in Fluther. The word has the letters s, r, e, n, p maybe o, ...

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Zaku's avatar

I do remember seeing one lately, and like you, I have since forgotten what it was.

rebbel's avatar

New to me, and I learned it yesterday, was “nuclear family”.
I always, wrongly I suppose, assumed you English speakers could sense which kind of family was meant when talking about one (extended or nuclear).

zenvelo's avatar

The word person has all those letters. So does openers.

Some context would help us. ”...a thread in Fluther where a couple of people were sniping at each other doesn’t narrow things down very much.

janbb's avatar

@zenvelo Not playing Words with Friends with you! The OP also said that it could be from the comments in a newspaper article so the haystack is even higher.

flo's avatar

I was hoping some people would have it at the top of their minds. (what word they’ve come across a new word in either Fluther or a comment section of a newspaper. As many comments under a newspaper and Fluther posts as there are it’s highly unlikely one can come across more than one new word per many years, I’m thinking because these are not technical texts.
@Zaku maybe you’ll come across it soon again, if someone refers to the word.

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