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(London Times)   Attention, you fubsy, niddering oppugnant agrestics: some perfectly cromulent words need saving   (entertainment.timesonline.co.uk) divider line 100
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2008-09-21 07:42:55 PM
Verily.
 
2008-09-21 07:47:59 PM
some perfectly cromulent words need saving

Like "Ironic"
 
2008-09-21 07:51:10 PM
I support this campaign to embiggen our lexicon.
 
2008-09-21 07:58:06 PM
Car_Ramrod: I support this campaign to embiggen our lexicon.

Well, there goes my post.

How about 'Thou?'
 
2008-09-21 08:07:02 PM
I'd guesstimate that a ginormous amount of blogs will pick up on this.
 
2008-09-21 09:43:06 PM
Sic friat crustulum
 
2008-09-21 10:26:00 PM
UNC_Samurai: Like "Ironic"

Don't you think?
 
2008-09-21 11:14:28 PM
Just because you all took the SATs doesn't mean your better than me!
 
2008-09-21 11:38:04 PM
Caliginosity, take me away!
 
2008-09-21 11:39:10 PM
I just lost 10 seconds of my life in trying to understand this
 
2008-09-21 11:40:20 PM
i283.photobucket.com
 
2008-09-21 11:41:34 PM
they better save the following...

runcible spoon
squibbs and crackers
hot cockalorum
cool pondalorum
white faced simminy

that is all...
 
2008-09-21 11:43:42 PM
How the fark can I finish an RPG without words like "periapt" and "malison"?

/save the words for the nerds!
 
2008-09-21 11:43:48 PM
img2.timeinc.net
"scrumtrulescent."
 
2008-09-21 11:43:55 PM
'Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe;
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.

"Beware the Jabberwock, my son!
The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!
Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun
The frumious Bandersnatch!"

He took his vorpal sword in hand:
Long time the manxome foe he sought-
So rested he by the Tumtum tree,
And stood awhile in thought.

And as in uffish thought he stood,
The Jabberwock, with eyes of flame,
Came whiffling through the tulgey wood,
And burbled as it came!

One, two! One, two! and through and through
The vorpal blade went snicker-snack!
He left it dead, and with its head
He went galumphing back.

"And hast thou slain the Jabberwock?
Come to my arms, my beamish boy!
O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!"
He chortled in his joy.

'Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe;
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.
 
2008-09-21 11:44:40 PM
Hmm. Seems the filter has its own idea of how I found that article.

In any event, I didn't know a single bolded word in TFA.

/and my head hurts now
 
2008-09-21 11:45:05 PM
Oh man, I'm having Stephen R. Donaldson flashbacks.
/lambent and telic
 
2008-09-21 11:47:12 PM
Hmm, irregardless what the article says, some words need not be saved.
 
2008-09-21 11:51:15 PM
Agrestic? Like on the "Weeds" show?
 
2008-09-21 11:52:00 PM
You don't see "betwixt" much these days.
 
2008-09-21 11:52:23 PM
I always thought the more you could say with less the better.
 
2008-09-21 11:53:45 PM
I prefer to preserve some lexicon gems by throwing them about with a voracious opportunism. Mostly in the form of cut downs or derogatory labels, nicknames, etc.

Smarmy. Mongoloid. Soporific. Corpulent.

Mixed in with similar slang terms, and combined, they're quite fun.

"You sure are one smarmy windowlicker."
"You corpulent fark."

/huh?
 
2008-09-21 11:53:50 PM
Scifientologist: (a soupçon of verse).

You exquisite dandiprat!
 
2008-09-21 11:54:06 PM
I'm off to masticate.
 
2008-09-21 11:56:03 PM
This is a duketastrophe!
 
2008-09-21 11:56:48 PM
Words wouldn't be lost if people wouldn't somnobulate through their edification. The enhanced intellect of an educated and learned populace empowers them to converse amongst their peers with greater precision or with impressive vacousity.

Your conversationalists of a lesser nature would lack the comprehension or appreciation of the spoken word to know whether or not they were indeed insulted.
 
2008-09-21 11:56:55 PM
Thrice?

/cuter than an intrauterine device
 
2008-09-21 11:56:58 PM
Sloblock.

/nothing is obscure on Fark
 
2008-09-22 12:04:10 AM
Indubitably!
 
2008-09-22 12:07:15 AM
so much unctious prattle
 
2008-09-22 12:08:15 AM
I should so vlog about this.
 
2008-09-22 12:08:18 AM
While many prefer to call women 'biatch' or 'coont', I prefer 'strumpet' and 'trollop'.
 
2008-09-22 12:09:25 AM
I'm anaspeptic, phrasmotic, even compunctuous, to have caused you such pericombobulation.
 
2008-09-22 12:09:59 AM
"Fubsy" might be a good word to describe one of my ex's. She was a fun kind of crazy, too....
 
2008-09-22 12:11:51 AM
simian04: While many prefer to call women 'biatch' or 'coont', I prefer 'strumpet' and 'trollop'.

'Cos 'strumpet' and 'trollop' don't get jacked up by the Fark filter.
 
2008-09-22 12:12:00 AM
Truculent;
call your boss that..
escape while she looks it up
 
2008-09-22 12:13:39 AM
JSTACAT: Truculent

I love that word. My cats hear me call them that when they're acting stroppy.
 
2008-09-22 12:15:55 AM
supernaturaltoe: JSTACAT: Truculent

I love that word. My cats hear me call them that when they're acting stroppy.


Sounds like an awesome cat name, actually.
 
2008-09-22 12:15:58 AM
I came hear to say: Strategery

/DNRTFA
 
2008-09-22 12:16:54 AM
So for this thread has been less than feculent, and has been dominated by jobbernowls spewing taradiddle.
 
2008-09-22 12:19:40 AM
So basically, NewsCorp is threatening to remove these words from the English language. Clearly we shall need a full force letter writing campaign to stop this travesty from occurring, since they are of course the final authority on the English language...
 
2008-09-22 12:20:55 AM
I see examples that need to be saved...how about those that need to be retired? Say...ginormous,
any forms of textspeak(WRONG SPELLING) except for when it comes to LOLCats, or my personal favorite...the phrase "Carbon Footprint", if only because it just sounds stupid.

/I'm running on three hours sleep here...
 
2008-09-22 12:20:55 AM
abb3w [TotalFark] 2008-09-22 12:09:59 AM
"Fubsy" might be a good word to describe one of my ex's. She was a fun kind of crazy, too....""

// sometimes, only a feckless girl will do....
always check for Trichotillomania
 
2008-09-22 12:21:17 AM
Whenever my sisters and I would snibble at each other one of us would get all blubiblub so we'd hug and 'nuggle her.
 
2008-09-22 12:21:38 AM
Dr. Samuel Johnson: [places two manuscripts on the table, but picks up the top one] Here it is, sir. The very cornerstone of English scholarship. This book, sir, contains every word in our beloved language.
Blackadder: Every single one, sir?
Dr. Samuel Johnson: Every single word, sir!
Blackadder: Oh, well, in that case, sir, I hope you will not object if I also offer the Doctor my most enthusiastic contrafribularities.
Dr. Samuel Johnson: What?
Blackadder: "Contrafribularites", sir? It is a common word down our way.
Dr. Samuel Johnson: Damn!
[writes in the book]
Blackadder: Oh, I'm sorry, sir. I'm anispeptic, frasmotic, even compunctuous to have caused you such pericombobulation.
 
2008-09-22 12:22:21 AM
Yclept -- Hey I got that way back from reading I Go Pogo
 
2008-09-22 12:27:12 AM
Juniper Jupiter: I see examples that need to be saved...how about those that need to be retired? Say...ginormous,
any forms of textspeak(WRONG SPELLING) except for when it comes to LOLCats, or my personal favorite...the phrase "Carbon Footprint", if only because it just sounds stupid.

/I'm running on three hours sleep here...


No, what we really need is a law making it justifiable homicide to kill anyone who replaces part of another word with "man" or "bro", such as "manscaping", "mancation", "brocabulary", or "bromance".
 
2008-09-22 12:27:26 AM
Can we stop using "Ejaculate" to describe yelling something out excitedly.
 
2008-09-22 12:29:04 AM
i283.photobucket.com
I curtailed my Walpoling activites, sallied forth, and infiltrated your place of purveyance to negotiate the vending of some cheesy comestibles!
 
2008-09-22 12:29:39 AM
G: Ah, Dr. Johnson! Damn cold day!

J: Indeed it is, sir -- but a very fine one, for I celebrated last night the
encyclopaedic implementation of my pre-meditated orchestration of demotic
Anglo-Saxon.

G: (nods, grinning, then speaks) Nope -- didn't catch any of that.

J: Well, I simply observed, sir, that I'm felicitous, since, during the
course of the penultimate solar sojourn, I terminated my uninterrupted
categorisation of the vocabulary of our post-Norman tongue.

G: Well, I don't know what you're talking about, but it sounds damn saucy,
you lucky thing! I know some fairly liberal-minded girls, but I've
never penultimated any of them in a solar sojourn, or, for that matter,
been given any Norman tongue!

E: I believe, sir, that the Doctor is trying to tell you that he is happy
because he has finished his book. It has, apparently, taken him ten years.

G: Yes, well, I'm a slow reader myself...
 
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