Current favourite word?

Kamelåså - "That thing I need to fix my bicycle that I can't remember the name for in Danish"

from here

Archipelagic

Y'know what, I'm gonna lobby for definitions to obscure words. We can't all maintain a facade of archaic diction 24/7.

Anagnorisis:

Wikipedia wrote:

Anagnorisis ( /ˌænəɡˈnɒrɪsɪs/; Ancient Greek: ἀναγνώρισις) is a moment in a play or other work when a character makes a critical discovery.

Antediluvian

and

Cognominal

I'm also a fan of synecdoche and zeugma but more for having names for those concepts than love of the sound of the word, per se.

caliginous

DEFINITIONS, PLEASE PEOPLE!

We can't thrive on one word posts.

"Mendicant", meaning beggar.

Thanks, Sealab 2021!

I've just arrived home from a three course meal and the word 'replete' came unbidden to my mind. There is also a slang word for being full of yummy food that I think describes the feeling perfecty: pogged.

Hey ascertain (make sure/confirm). YOU'RE PRONOUNCED WRONG.

I have two words for the day today (the "favorite word" center of my brain is fickle):
"purblind" which paradoxically means "purely blind," and
"phatic": "Hey." "What's up."

Sepaku. Fantastic word; brutal definition. It's a shame it couldn't have been used to describe some kind of coconut based cake or a nice fish soup.

isn't it seppukku? Or is that a different thingg.

It's often spelt as Seppuku although that's a pretty heavy anglicization as there's not really a valid way to render a double "P" in romanji. I'd suspect Sepaku is equally valid.

Interesting factoid - Didn't realize that "hara kiri" is the usual term in spoken Japanese until I saw 13 Assassins. I always thought it was a literal description of the act for stupid gaijin.

I see. That makes sense.

WORD ORIGINS YEAH!

Etymology. Also a great word. Although of ironically boring origin.

El-Taco-the-Rogue wrote:
isn't it seppukku? Or is that a different thingg.

I have a tendency to check spelling by typing words into Google. It all falls down if a misspelling of a words is as prevalent as the correct spelling :).

Blurt.

It's just so nicely descriptive; it's like an onomatopoeia for an action.

Seppuku is also known as harakiri (腹切り, "cutting the belly") and is written with the same kanji as seppuku, but in reverse order with an okurigana. In Japanese, the more formal seppuku, a Chinese on'yomi reading, is typically used in writing, while harakiri, a native kun'yomi reading, is used in speech. Ross notes,

"It is commonly pointed out that hara-kiri is a vulgarism, but this is a misunderstanding. Hara-kiri is a Japanese reading or Kun-yomi of the characters; as it became customary to prefer Chinese readings in official announcements, only the term seppuku was ever used in writing. So hara-kiri is a spoken term and seppuku a written term for the same act."

Hypatian wrote:
Seppuku is also known as harakiri (腹切り, "cutting the belly")

Yes, that does seem to be the most legitimate spelling.

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1 word, not a thousand.

Dude, that's Harry Caray.

wordsmythe wrote:
Dude, that's Harry Caray.

Naw, it's Seppuku

Tanglebones wrote:
wordsmythe wrote:
Dude, that's Harry Caray.

Naw, it's Seppuku :P

My favorite planet is the sun. I could stare at it for hours.

If the moon were made of ribs... would you eat it?

ex·ac·er·bate/igˈzasərˌbāt/
Verb: Make (a problem, bad situation, or negative feeling) worse

Rainsmercy wrote:
ex·ac·er·bate/igˈzasərˌbāt/
Verb: Make (a problem, bad situation, or negative feeling) worse

I am constantly exacerbating.

NathanialG wrote:
Rainsmercy wrote:
ex·ac·er·bate/igˈzasərˌbāt/
Verb: Make (a problem, bad situation, or negative feeling) worse

I am constantly exacerbating.

I'm exacerbating right now