Troglodyte
Do you know any interesting word whose existence might sound really useless?

Today, I came across this word: Nurdle (<a href="https://beachpackagingdesign.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Nurdle-Font-Definition2.jpg">https://beachpackagingdesign.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Nurdle-Font-Definition2.jpg</a>;)

I use a bit less than a nurdle which is enough to put a sparkle on my teeth:D 

Do you know any? 

Wish you all have a sparkling day!:)

Jun 2, 2019 5:38 PM
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Not an individual word, but there are lots of English phrases that are absurdly meaningless and should never be used, but are used all the time, like „in my opinion“...well whose other opinion are you talking about if not your own? Or, „back when she was alive she used to say....“ 

Of course when she said something she was alive. How can a dead person talk? 

These silly filler-expressions are meaningless and terrible stylistically. 

June 2, 2019

Sure, why not...

Here are two obscure English words that I have never used and am unlikely to ever use, yet they are part of our lexicon:


GWENDERS:   That tingling feeling you get in your fingers when they’re cold? That’s gwenders.


MISSLIENESS:   This Scots dialect word means “the feeling of solitariness that comes from missing something or someone you love.”

June 2, 2019
Waow, there's quite a bunch!

How about "toothsome"? It means tasty :D
June 2, 2019

@troglodyte


The late great Christopher Hitchens gave a speech once and someone from the audience, who disagreed with him, said, „Well, that’s just YOUR opinion.“


His answer: „Of course it‘s my opinion. Who else‘s opinion do you think I am giving up here? What a fatuous remark.“

So yes, saying „SHL you are quite right“ means exactly the same thing as „SHL, in my opinion, you are quite right.“ So, why people think they need to say „In my opinion“ is beyond me. 

June 4, 2019

Thank you everyone for your kind contribution to this thread:)

Eddy, ah yes, not new to me, but I like this word.:)

Haha, SHL, in my opinion, you are quite right!:D

Richard, I like these two obscure and I am going to use them for sure while wandering in Siberia alone...:D

Ohh Hi Natalia, welcome back!  Hope you are with us for at least two months:) Please let us know before you vanished:D 

June 3, 2019
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