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Forecharmer
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01:56:19 PM Dec 3rd 2011
How come no one has added TV Tropes Will Ruin Your Vocabulary?
Prfnoff
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02:59:33 PM Sep 26th 2010
Removed:
  • Henry David Thoreau uses the word 'laetation' in Walden. It does not seem to be real, although a Google search turns up an inexplicable number of swinger websites.

According to the OED, "laetation" is a real word, albeit an obsolete one, defined as "a manuring".
Trotzky
03:17:16 PM Jul 20th 2011
"there is only one actual adjective" I changed this line on the Jabber Wocky entry. "Aflame" is a standard adjective. All the other adjectives are made up, but they are still adjectives.
69.63.52.19
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09:24:53 PM Apr 16th 2010
Are any papers on string theory completely serious?
JET73L
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07:28:19 PM Apr 4th 2010
JET73L
01:41:39 AM Apr 24th 2010
JET73L: And this from the Friends example, because I'm not sure if I'm not getting the joke, or if some context was missing, or if this person just doesn't know that "bendy" is a real word (meaning "flexible"). Webster's says recorded usage dates back to at least 1928.
  • Also from Friends, my favorite made-up word: Phoebe says Chandler should have sex with her because she's "very bendy."
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