Favourite words, usages, phrases etc

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"Grognard" is one of my favorite words. I've seen a few meanings for it about old soldiers, pendants and grumblers, but the best definition is referring to table top gamers who prefer the old fashioned stuff. Even better and funnier when referring to fantasy table top gamers, because it sounds like an old fashioned fantasy creature.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Thursday, 29 December 2016 19:57 (four years ago) link

I bet people who prefer Final Fantasy 1-6 and 9 get called Grognards.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Thursday, 29 December 2016 19:59 (four years ago) link

I love the word "jabroni"

frogbs, Thursday, 29 December 2016 20:00 (four years ago) link

I love the word "empyrean"

Everything Moves Towards The Sun (Ross), Thursday, 29 December 2016 20:03 (four years ago) link

haha I tried this recently, my sense is that people hate more language than they like round here

forgive me fader for I have sinned (wins), Thursday, 29 December 2016 20:16 (four years ago) link

Diaphanous

Robert Adam Gilmour, Thursday, 29 December 2016 20:33 (four years ago) link

Look at those fucking grognards over there

Robert Adam Gilmour, Thursday, 29 December 2016 20:36 (four years ago) link

lambent
grace

estela, Thursday, 29 December 2016 21:55 (four years ago) link

Dadsploitation

Status quo warriors

Robert Adam Gilmour, Friday, 6 January 2017 18:46 (four years ago) link

four months pass...

Horseplay

Robert Adam Gilmour, Thursday, 11 May 2017 10:47 (four years ago) link

lol

The Remoans of the May (Noodle Vague), Thursday, 11 May 2017 10:55 (four years ago) link

Cahoots

i n f i n i t y (∞), Thursday, 11 May 2017 15:03 (four years ago) link

one month passes...

Git

Robert Adam Gilmour, Tuesday, 4 July 2017 12:16 (three years ago) link

visceral

attention vampire (MatthewK), Tuesday, 4 July 2017 12:38 (three years ago) link

one month passes...

alright that was pretty decent and as good as anything i've seen fey do. still no lols but a silly thing to get angry about in this immensely ratfucked cultural moment.

― Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Friday, 18 August 2017 18:46

Ratfucked

Robert Adam Gilmour, Sunday, 3 September 2017 14:18 (three years ago) link

Tyranny of the screen

I thank Alfred for this one. I've found a few instances of it but I don't know if anyone coined it or it's something people came up with independently.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Sunday, 10 September 2017 13:50 (three years ago) link

been fond of "chuckleheads" lately, probably cos i've had to deal with a few

a big sausage-handed small-eared guy (Noodle Vague), Sunday, 10 September 2017 13:55 (three years ago) link

Haha I use that one a fair bit

streeps of range (wins), Sunday, 10 September 2017 13:56 (three years ago) link

it's so satisfying to say

a big sausage-handed small-eared guy (Noodle Vague), Sunday, 10 September 2017 13:58 (three years ago) link

I like logy, not the suffix but the American word with a hard g; nobody uses it here but it's a perfect term for what it describes, that long o, you feel logy just saying it

streeps of range (wins), Sunday, 10 September 2017 14:06 (three years ago) link

"redress"

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 10 September 2017 14:10 (three years ago) link

(xp) Never heard of it!

Wewlay Bewlay (Tom D.), Sunday, 10 September 2017 14:20 (three years ago) link

Lisa uses it in an early Simpsons episode, that's where i learned it

a big sausage-handed small-eared guy (Noodle Vague), Sunday, 10 September 2017 14:24 (three years ago) link

Don't remember where I first heard it. I just came across it again in this lore segal book I'm reading

streeps of range (wins), Sunday, 10 September 2017 14:31 (three years ago) link

There are thousands of really great words. Too many to recall. But "rapscallion" jumped into my head a few seconds ago.

A is for (Aimless), Sunday, 10 September 2017 17:43 (three years ago) link

top deck bmx brexit acid house colwyn bay genial rozzers in reet convivial canalside bank holiday deckchair behind the bikesheds with the charnock richards boys, reach across the astral plane for a proper boundary park style tannoy session, hats off dont forget to wave before the authorities come, can't get this one in morecambe cancer research anymore serene vibes to all

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p16rBpphe1E

saer, Sunday, 10 September 2017 17:52 (three years ago) link

pop that in your ginster big mal!

saer, Sunday, 10 September 2017 17:55 (three years ago) link

I dont normally agree with words but its good to have 100 or so in your arsenal, you never know when you might be required to speak

saer, Sunday, 10 September 2017 18:06 (three years ago) link

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Groom.

I think it's funny sounding, like a mythical Scandinavian creature.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Thursday, 12 October 2017 17:43 (three years ago) link

four weeks pass...

Yarling

Hunger dunger dang

Robert Adam Gilmour, Thursday, 9 November 2017 14:45 (three years ago) link

three weeks pass...

Grotto

Decanter

Avaunt

Robert Adam Gilmour, Tuesday, 5 December 2017 13:48 (three years ago) link

nine months pass...

Trashterpiece

Fenestration

Chartreuse

Robert Adam Gilmour, Saturday, 15 September 2018 22:26 (two years ago) link

four months pass...

Purpureal

Oh John Ringo no!

Robert Adam Gilmour, Sunday, 10 February 2019 20:48 (two years ago) link

Coruscating

Robert Adam Gilmour, Sunday, 10 February 2019 20:51 (two years ago) link

I favor any word which is le mot juste for the occasion.

A is for (Aimless), Sunday, 10 February 2019 21:05 (two years ago) link

... dreich and drookit, for instance.

Wee boats wobble but they don't fall down (Tom D.), Sunday, 10 February 2019 21:22 (two years ago) link

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Volun-told

Got this one from Adam Driver's ted talk

Robert Adam Gilmour, Saturday, 16 March 2019 09:48 (two years ago) link

one month passes...

Pendulust

Strange breadfellows

Saddo

Robert Adam Gilmour, Friday, 26 April 2019 18:46 (two years ago) link

three weeks pass...

piebald

milkshake chuk (wins), Saturday, 18 May 2019 14:30 (one year ago) link

ten months pass...

Big dad energy

Robert Adam Gilmour, Monday, 6 April 2020 02:36 (one year ago) link

"vital skull custard" -- but no one else agrees with me on this

A is for (Aimless), Monday, 6 April 2020 02:39 (one year ago) link

testing... testing... DUMPLINGS!

A is for (Aimless), Monday, 6 April 2020 02:59 (one year ago) link

I'm rather fond of 'defenestrate'.

Deflatormouse, Monday, 6 April 2020 23:48 (one year ago) link

Mention Family Guy and get defenestrated by means of a kick

Robert Adam Gilmour, Tuesday, 7 April 2020 01:23 (one year ago) link

Is there a connection?

Deflatormouse, Tuesday, 7 April 2020 03:08 (one year ago) link

Don't tell me, I don't wanna know.

Deflatormouse, Tuesday, 7 April 2020 03:08 (one year ago) link

Can anyone be defenestrated by means of a kick though? Pretty sure has to be a throw, or at least a drop to qualify.

Deflatormouse, Tuesday, 7 April 2020 03:10 (one year ago) link

I'm sorry, it was a reference to the thread titled "Animation Snob Thread (no Disney, no Pixar, no mainstream anime, mention Family Guy and you get kicked out a window), puppet films are allowed"

Robert Adam Gilmour, Tuesday, 7 April 2020 03:28 (one year ago) link

Oh lol

Deflatormouse, Tuesday, 7 April 2020 04:40 (one year ago) link

four months pass...

"I'm not a Furry...but"

Robert Adam Gilmour, Wednesday, 2 September 2020 19:24 (eight months ago) link

‘...Violent J is a good role model for dads the world over.’

pomenitul, Wednesday, 2 September 2020 19:29 (eight months ago) link

two months pass...

'Helpmeet' I'd not heard of before today.

koogs, Tuesday, 10 November 2020 22:26 (six months ago) link

Sounds like a Dickens character.

Vanishing Point (Chinaski), Wednesday, 11 November 2020 14:59 (six months ago) link

Lissom

Robert Adam Gilmour, Sunday, 15 November 2020 18:42 (five months ago) link

Blithe

rob, Sunday, 15 November 2020 18:57 (five months ago) link

Ambergris

Gab B. Nebsit (wins), Sunday, 15 November 2020 19:04 (five months ago) link

Isinglass

Gab B. Nebsit (wins), Sunday, 15 November 2020 19:04 (five months ago) link

three months pass...

Extreme infighting described as cannibalism

Robert Adam Gilmour, Tuesday, 9 March 2021 01:01 (two months ago) link

Pitcher of margaritas

Vaguely Threatening CAPTCHAs, Tuesday, 9 March 2021 02:01 (two months ago) link

one month passes...

Accidental Partridge

Robert Adam Gilmour, Monday, 3 May 2021 17:44 (one week ago) link


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