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Do ya'll love learnin' new words?

Asked by SoapChef (2978points) January 13th, 2009

I have developed this keen interest in learning new words lately. I have always had a decent vocabulary, but I must say, I am obsessive about it lately.

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tennesseejac's avatar

Yes, I only wish I could use them more once I learn them.

EnzoX24's avatar

Of course. But I’m in college so naturally no one knows what I’m saying.

Allie's avatar

I don’t usually go out of my way to find new words, but if I stumble across one while I’m reading then I’ll look it up.

SoapChef's avatar

I just learned, ‘roborant’. Never heard that one before.

Bluefreedom's avatar

That would be a ‘yes’ for me. I do like learning new words and eventually incorporating some of them into my vocabulary.

LKidKyle1985's avatar

try learning a new language, you will have lots of fun with new words

DrBill's avatar

Yes I do.

eambos's avatar

Yes! And here is one for you:

Eidolon (ahy – doh – luhn) n a phantom or aparition; the image of an ideal

Bluefreedom's avatar

And here’s another good one:

Doppelganger – A ghostly double of a living person, especially one that haunts its fleshly counterpart.

asmonet's avatar

@EnzoX24: I’m sure that’s not the case.

EnzoX24's avatar

You’d be surprised….

augustlan's avatar

<< Major word nerd. I have to confess, I don’t use my whole ‘speaking vocabulary’ on Fluther. I don’t have a spellchecker, and sometimes I just don’t feel like looking up the lesser known (and more fun!) word to be sure I get the spelling right.

tekn0lust's avatar

Yes. For instance I learned the word plusifaxious today. I have no idea what it means, but I’m using it in a sentence tomorrow.

i kid, sorta :)

nocountry2's avatar

Yes. Although I seem to be better at making up words that kinda make sense. I think today I made up congealant.

SoapChef's avatar

@nocountry2 You and George. :0)

nocountry2's avatar

And I think the other day I came up with ‘ostrichi’, the plural of ostrich…

SoapChef's avatar

@nocountry2 Nice! George couldn’t have come up with that one.

augustlan's avatar

@SoapChef By the way, what does roborant mean? I didn’t find it in my dictionary, and now you’ve got me wondering :)

augustlan's avatar

Ooh, I like it!

La_chica_gomela's avatar

Yes, I really do. It’s one of my favorites.

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aisyna's avatar

@Bluefreedom- i learned that word in 6th grade because my history teacher played an April fool’s joke on the class where he shaved his mustache (and changed his look more I can’t remember what else he did) came in to class said he was our teachers cousin and going to be our substitute, well his name just so happened to be Mr. Doppelganger. Of course none of us knew what Doppelganger meant, but the next day he told us what it mean and i will remember that word for as long as i live.

Bluefreedom's avatar

@aisyna. I think the pronunciation of the word sounds neat but the definition is what really appeals to me even if it is a bit creepy. :o)

mea05key's avatar

I have really bad memory and I dont find it really fascinating to force myself to learn new words. I would only like to know the meaning of the word when i encounter it so that i understand what the hell the person is saying or whatever message the text is conveying. Too bad for me .

EmpressPixie's avatar

Yes, I love them.

paradesgoby's avatar

All you word junkies will probably enjoy this: 100 Words To Make You Sound Smart

Bri_L's avatar

Indeed I do!

SoapChef's avatar

I completely forgot to include last night, that I was hoping you would share your favorite/latest new words. damn Stellas

augustlan's avatar

Reductio ad absurdum is my new latin phrase of the day. Thanks to Laureth in another thread :)

Jeruba's avatar

@tekn0lust, I hope you get bonus points for it. Just make sure to look it up first so you use it properly.

michel's avatar

Yes, of course!

Kayak8's avatar

Eschew obfuscation . . .

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