Words That You Find Amusing, Bemusing or Just Plainly Entertaining

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  1. WickedPerdition

    WickedPerdition UKChat Familiar

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    Words are the mainstay of chat rooms and Forums, not to mention the additional emojis.
    Here are a few examples of words I personally find amusing, bemusing and plainly entertaining:
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    Bear and bare - amusingly misused in many circumstances giving rise to humorous imagery.
    There, their and they're - … as he 'pats the heads of the transgressors'.
    You're and your - probably the most misused of homophones in chat.
    Bizarre and bazaar - another homophone but with entirely different meanings.
    Vulnerable - yes, there is an l between the u and the n, and IT IS NOT silent! However, the Media seem to think that they can pronounce the word without the l now. I wonder why this is becoming 'pandemic'!
    Sophisticated - spelt with a ph and not an f! As is philosophical, only twice.
    Circumloquacious - I put this in for obvious reasons.
    Peripatetic - ?homophone of 'very pathetic' (amusing).
    Misspelling - one that is often misspelled. Misspelt is also acceptable.
    Accommodation - apparently one of the most misspelled words.
    Rhythm, mischievous and pronunciation seem to pose problems too.
    And for good measure, here are the three LONGEST words in the English dictionary:
    Antidisestablishmentarianism.
    Floccinaucinihilipilification.
    Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis.
    These words alone are often longer than sentences posted in chat rooms.
    The Chat rooms and Forums are an endless source and I am sure you all have your own personal favourites.
    Which reminds me that we do have u's in words ending in our. ;)

    P.S. Forums have an in-built spellchecker, so there really is NO excuse for misspelling in them!
     
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    WickedPerdition UKChat Familiar

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    This one. Don't tell me that you weren't aware. I thought it was common knowledge.

    Try spelling one of the long words above for verification.

    :rolleyes:
     
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    WickedPerdition UKChat Familiar

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    You asked. I told you. Just accept what I say. I haven't got time for timewasters.
    Shame that was all you could contribute to the thread but typical of your posts, nevertheless.
     
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    WickedPerdition UKChat Familiar

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    The word is boring, dear.
    Now that would not have happened if you had used the in-built spellchecker as I previously suggested.
    :rolleyes:
     
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    I love the English language. I just wish I had a better grasp of it. Two words I love and find amusing are 'happenstance' and 'serendipity', they have a lovely resonance, the syllables just blend into each other. Oh, and one other word I find amusing and bemusing! is 'nomenclature'. I wish I knew how to use that word correctly :(
     
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    Happenstance? Now that is a word with which I am unfamiliar. Which proves that we can all learn something just by reading in the Forums. :)
    Serendipity is ... the rare occurrence of finding someone in Forums on the same wavelength as you, isn't it?
    I agree about nomenclature. I now use it, personally, to refer to anything peculiar to a name or a group. For example, the nomenclature of trolls.
    I believe it was originally used in the classification of species in the animal kingdom.
     
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