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Started by TRaney on Aug 15, 2019 7:33:41 PM
New words what you have learnt

Or at least come across and forgotten already

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tasselhoff - 15 Aug 2019 19:38:35 (#2 of 284)

rodomontade

RosyLovelady - 15 Aug 2019 19:43:32 (#3 of 284)

You'll notice it everywhere, now it's come to your attention.

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airynothing - 18 Aug 2019 11:31:28 (#5 of 284)

Abibliophobia.

Verdigris - 18 Aug 2019 11:35:26 (#6 of 284)

Willselfcongratulation.

YorenInTheNorth - 18 Aug 2019 11:37:50 (#7 of 284)

Could we get the meanings too?

Verdigris - 18 Aug 2019 14:23:09 (#8 of 284)

Biophilia.

browserbutton - 18 Aug 2019 14:25:25 (#9 of 284)

I had my blood pressure checked the other day, with a sphygmomanometer.

moto748 - 18 Aug 2019 14:36:35 (#10 of 284)

They put it where???

JohnIlly - 18 Aug 2019 14:36:49 (#11 of 284)

Learning new medical words is often bad news, such as when you are diagnosed with something which is hard to spell.

Verdigris - 18 Aug 2019 14:38:28 (#12 of 284)

I, for one, am looking forward to my cholecystectomy.

YorenInTheNorth - 18 Aug 2019 14:49:27 (#13 of 284)

Well contrafibulations to you.

airynothing - 18 Aug 2019 17:12:20 (#14 of 284)

#7 Abibliophobia = the fear of being without a book.

darkhorse - 18 Aug 2019 17:34:29 (#15 of 284)

I was previously aware of the snigger-worthy coastal term, “groyne” (“Keep off the groynes” signs at seaside resorts).

This holiday, I learned, to my delight, that it had been used as a verb in recent years (“The erosion of the coastline had been reduced by groyning”).

darkhorse - 18 Aug 2019 17:35:02 (#16 of 284)

autocorrect really fought against that whole post

quartus - 18 Aug 2019 17:39:44 (#17 of 284)

how about

"the citizens of Bournemouth are worried about their eroded groynes"

YorenInTheNorth - 18 Aug 2019 17:41:31 (#18 of 284)

Too many steroids?

quartus - 18 Aug 2019 17:43:28 (#19 of 284)

or end of the pier 'roids?

barkis - 18 Aug 2019 17:43:45 (#20 of 284)

It seemed that out of battle I escaped

Down some profound dull tunnel, long since scooped

Through granites which titanic wars had groined.



Wilfred Owen, Strange Meeting

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