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16 November 2010 @ 03:50 pm
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What infrequently-used word would you like to see become part of common parlance?
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Theory Slutdesiringsubject on November 16th, 2010 08:52 pm (UTC)
well, there's parlance, for one.

cathexis

daresay

meretrix
Chancemiss_chance on November 16th, 2010 08:57 pm (UTC)
"Sorry!"
Co-conspirator of Squeemuffyjo on November 16th, 2010 09:01 pm (UTC)
LOL! Nice. :)

I'd add "Please" and "thank you" to THAT list.

Edited at 2010-11-16 09:02 pm (UTC)
B.K. DeLongbkdelong on November 16th, 2010 09:27 pm (UTC)
They're the "Secret of the Nile".
Co-conspirator of Squeemuffyjo on November 16th, 2010 09:00 pm (UTC)
Thwart
Theory Slutdesiringsubject on November 16th, 2010 09:36 pm (UTC)
Yes! One of my tarot cards is named Thwart.
Jonathan Woodwardwoodwardiocom on November 16th, 2010 09:02 pm (UTC)
Shibboleth!
Words of Fire on the Surface of the Worldinfinitehotel on November 16th, 2010 09:04 pm (UTC)
"repairable"
David Policardpolicar on November 16th, 2010 09:09 pm (UTC)
If they're used properly: "entail," "recurse," and "heuristic."
If they're not used properly, then never mind.
Spikespike on November 16th, 2010 09:14 pm (UTC)
www.savethewords.org
Requires flash.
existential hot showerveek on November 16th, 2010 09:27 pm (UTC)
quotidian!
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shiny object detectorpenk on November 16th, 2010 09:36 pm (UTC)
"You're right." (closely linked to "I'm sorry")
harimad on November 16th, 2010 10:00 pm (UTC)
Estopped, as in "You're estopped from that." If not the word then the idea.

Consequences, as in "you made your choice now you have to deal with the consequences.
jordanwillow: snoopy flying acejordanwillow on November 16th, 2010 10:06 pm (UTC)
hogwash. as in, "i have to let you grope me if i want to get on the airplane? hogwash!"
Doug Orleansdougo on November 16th, 2010 10:13 pm (UTC)
"Liquidity trap". If more people knew what that meant (and that we're in one) they might understand why the deficit (and inflation) is not the most important thing to worry about right now.
evolution, and some other stuffjacflash on November 16th, 2010 10:18 pm (UTC)
Oh, good one. Right up there with "Sorry".
Chancemiss_chance on November 16th, 2010 10:44 pm (UTC)
I happen to like the sound of the word "counter-indicated."

Also "egregious" but I'd hate for that to become like "awesome" and "totally" where it's used so much it loses its meaning.

balderdash
discourteous

quantitative and qualitative

also I'd like to hear more momentary silent pauses in conversations.

Co-conspirator of Squeemuffyjo on November 17th, 2010 03:06 am (UTC)
more momentary silent pauses in conversations
I hear that's more common in the mid-west.
born from jets!!!catness on November 17th, 2010 06:25 pm (UTC)
contraindicated is one of my faves :)
sabriel_sabriel_ on November 17th, 2010 02:40 am (UTC)
quixotic

serendipity

brackish