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Old Oct 7th 2020, 4:46 pm
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Originally Posted by Oakvillian View Post
.... There are a bunch more. And then there are oddities like "quite" whose meaning changes with modifiers.
It was quite loud would suggest that it was only moderately loud.
It was really quite loud suggests it was almost unbearable.
Combined with "few" this gets confusing:
there were a few people
there were quite a few people
there were really quite a few people ....
Then over lay those with vocal inflection/ sarcasm, and it's a wonder anyone ever understands anything.
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Obfuscate: it's complicated, and unnecessary, in fact you don't need to know what that means.

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Acnestis,If you have one grab a back scratcher?
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tittynope. oops crumbs!
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tittynope. oops crumbs!
What word were you looking up to find that one?
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What word were you looking up to find that one?
That is likely to remain recondite.
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What word were you looking up to find that one?
Hi bristol ,i just type in strange words and see what comes up.I just thought who would know that maybe frankie howard would have?
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kakorrhaphiophobia.Oh dear i think i failed!!!
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kakorrhaphiophobia.Oh dear i think i failed!!!
How about : A purveyor of terminological inexactituudes? A great man said it and he is now denigrated by many. The term , I think, applies to many today.
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Or in my case;Exactitude yes spot on
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Blatherskite;makes no sense to me
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Dithyramb.I am not very good at this.
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Taradiddle;sorry i do not believe it( victor meldrew)
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Lamprophony; did you hear clearly!A
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Selcouth;strange but marvelous
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