|March 20th, 2012||#1|
Decided to get going on this, which I've mentioned before. It's an idea for a unique type of vocabulary book. I'm mentioning it here in case any of you want to suggest words. In the book I will be not just explaining the meaning of words and using them in sentences, but showing historical, literary and, most important, comedic/ironic/twisted uses of the words. I might even make a few million political points, considering the meta-point is to inculcate in white (children) the ability to use words to destroy stupid arguments and the retarded parrots who make them.
I begin by collecting 1000+ words, most of which I have, but I can always use more, and will eventually whittle. I'm not looking for obsolete words or jargon but for solid words at a certain level. The point is not to collect obscure words for obscurity's braggy sake, but to pull out real and solid words most people are less familiar with but can, once they learn them, actually use. Thus, words of a certain level.
Here's a good sample.
So you see many of these words are just slightly less than common, but it's all about the use, not the obscurity or snob value.
You are welcome to thrown in any good words you think of. Chances are I already have it here (I have about 750 right now) but possibly not. If it works, I will use it. Anything i can turn to humor or other 'twisted' usage is best, as these are a little harder to come by. (I will not try the mistaken route Bryant took in making a joke from every term, rather show ways that it can be used beyond denotatively - artistically sums it up, what I'm going to impart to the learner.)
I'm also looking for literary uses of these words. If you have a good citation/quotation, feel free to post it.
What I do not want and will erase from this thread are laundry lists of words. No more than three words per post, and no links, except to document a use in quotation.
|March 20th, 2012||#2|
This book just might include some invented words, whether by me or people I know, stuck in there at random. It might include false etymologies, too. Those will make the meta-meta point that you have to read on the tips of your toes. Stay low, don't get beat.
|March 20th, 2012||#4|
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: The Heart of Dixie
A few words that you might include:
If I happen to think of any others, I'll add to the list as they pop into my head.
|March 20th, 2012||#6|
|March 21st, 2012||#7|
marmoreal (40 words)
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|March 21st, 2012||#8|
[more glorious words]
pilfer (just sounds sneaky)
filch (like pilfer, it just fits the act)
mulct (a glorious word, much underused, the typical perfect word you can't use in speech because people are fucking stupid pigs and will go duh...duh...mulch?...duh...duh...i never heard anyone say that word on a reality show i saw on my thin screen i got at walmart)
fortify (great word for comedy)
mephitic (great word for swamp, the cloud around anyone fat and greasy)
fetid (another great word)
mucilaginous (package snot, basically, too much for too little, like most greek-latin, hence perfect for the mock heroic overwriting, the nielsen vein that is the best comedic default, in my unhumble opinion)
|March 21st, 2012||#9|
glutinous (when icky gooey messy won't do, this sub will take their place. since writing is a form of music, and since anything can be said a million ways, many times word choice will be dictated by the number of syllables you require)
englutinate (grandiloquent for 'swallow,' this word just makes me happy, and i use it as often as old people gulp metamucil)
menagerie (the purpose of writing is to bejubilate the winsome and destroy the destructive - dummies and their stupidity. this is most often done by comparing them to animals; any collection of people you don't like is an undeclared zoo, as far as you're concerned, and you're playing undead Steve Irwin to it. "Look at these little blighters! Me thumb is experiencing a powerful itch to explore the inward side of their cloacas, ostensibly to sex them (in the non niggery sense of the term, (as far as you know)!)
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|March 21st, 2012||#10|
Join Date: Nov 2009
|March 21st, 2012||#12|
Now, just because I like you people, well some of you, well a few of you, well the ones for whom my distaste remains unrecrudesced, quiescent, or in desuetude, I have created a new and glorious word, which is:
englsmith (pronounced [I]engel[I]smith, or inglesmith, as you prefer) It means:
an artist working in the medium of English.
This neolocution was inspired by Dahl's short-story pickpocket calling himself a 'fingersmith.'
|March 21st, 2012||#13|
spate (just a powerful simple noble righteous useful word, very easy to type too, which is an underrated word-virtue)
morontsia (is the opposite of...)
intelligentsia (the rare english word of russian origin)
arrant (means about what it sounds like, a good sort of hamburger helper word when you're setting up a power combo to take down some particular ignoramus' nostrum)
nescience (beautiful word, amost never seen in public, like an aging movie star; can be applied to anything someone thinks is true that aint, and, like arrant, useful in adjectival form, nescient, to pair with nonsense, nostrums, other 'n' words or nouns; truly a gem of a word, should be better known and more used)
arduous (average vocabulary book work, hence its inclusion; solid, unflashy word that can sub for many others, depending on your sound and syllable needs)
stridulate (it is always fruitful to compare your enemies to animals, and the best animals to compare them to are always found to be insects. insects have unique body parts and make unique noises represented by unique verbs like stridulate, a noise crickets make by rubbing their legs together. again, the only problem is that maybe 1/100 people knows what stridulate means, hence they miss the pleasure laughter provides when you use it.)
|March 21st, 2012||#14|
cacophony (bad noise; which means, in practical critical comedic terms, any noise you don't like - the talk, other bodily sounds, or music of your enemies)
stymie (a solid verb. not in a class with the solider thwart, but useful from time to place)
|March 21st, 2012||#15|
vassals (perhaps too simple for inclusion, but a useful sub for thralls, slaves, braindead idiots, serfs)
corporeal (a good magniloquent adjective when you're to discuss the physical body or parts of another; ie, corporeal charms of some woman)
vicarious (found in probably every vocab book ever existed; only interesting if you can get some untraditional effect off it.)
succulent (usually applied to food, better applied to women/sex)
unexampled (very useful word, much better than over- and misused 'unique')
animism (whatever your opponent believes is witchcraft, or some other low form of religion from the black nigger's animism to the white nigger's christ-insanity; again, the entire reason man developed communication was to deceive people, to defame and destroy his enemies, and to discredit their stupid wrong and false ideas. Whites must be vicious verbally would they win.)
harlequin (never really been sure what this word means, but i like to type it)
expeditious (good for aping the pretentious, syllable-multiplying middle-classers, the bourgeois self-importants; ooh, don't you get a frisson off how close 'expeditious' is to 'executive.' you don't? then perhaps you aren't all bad. did you know that Jonathan Edwards' working title for his famous lecture was Sinners in the Hands of a Queasy Ogre? yeah. puts a whole different spin on it.)
manikin (another word i cant get a fix on, no matter how often i look it up; i just like its form, and it seems it should be useful)
suppositious (good word for when you're crediting your opponent with seeing ghosts; cluing your audience that the guy is making things up)
homely (emphasize the subordinate meanings of the word - ie, beyond the normal use - 'ugly as a mud fence with lizards on it.')
putative (one of a class of words i pay particular attention to - the class pointing up, implicitly or explicitly, that there's presentation and reality, and they may well be at odds)
infer (word too often used incorrectly to mean imply; but a good word, sub for 'conclude')
|March 21st, 2012||#16|
saccharine (non sugar use)
enlarge (old sense)
expatiate (one of a number of similar, has its uses)
sylvan (woodsy sub that fits better than others from time to time)
callipygian (look it up, win a prize)
steatopygian (perfect word, there is no substitute)
concomitant (solid, useful)
syncopation (never seen anyone but me use this non-musically but it truly does economically express a concept that can't be covered efficiently elsewise)
arboreal (your enemies are animals, and many animals live in trees, most notably monkeys; let the vocabularly of treedom enrich your schimpfing)
|March 21st, 2012||#19|
you know, Execrabble would be a good board game - dirty scrabble.
Any confusion in pickup is to be avoided, we are going for pure delight. If I'm reading Mencken as a teenager, say, and he uses a word I don't know, chances are I can vaguely guess meaning from context, and I have the delight of knowing that when I look it up, there will be a clear and intelligible meaning. That is, he doesn't cheat. Mencken's school is my school. The other school, where intelligibility is a consideration nonexistent or way down the list, I don't respect. Only reviewers and some professors go for that shit. They can have their 'incandescent' 'literature' all day long, it tastes lousy.
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