Words 'in the wild'

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Words 'in the wild'

Post by Matt Rutherford » Sun Nov 22, 2020 11:00 pm

Inspired by this from the 'You Know You're Playing Too Much Apterous When...' (if there has been a similar thread already apologies-I couldn't find one)
You know you're playing too much if you get excited when you see an obscure word "in the wild".
What examples have you had of this? It was the only reason I knew what ADAGIO was whilst assisting in a Music class at work and whilst doing stuff on J.R Miller (a theologian) for church, discussion of UNREALITY and an UNREALIST came up-nearly jotted down RETINULAS by mistake :geek:

Anymore for anymore? :)
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Re: Words 'in the wild'

Post by Johnny Canuck » Mon Nov 23, 2020 1:20 am

I think we've already got a catalogue of these going here but good spots!
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Post by Matt Rutherford » Mon Nov 23, 2020 1:22 am

Link's broken
(Cannae get the staff :))
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Re: Words 'in the wild'

Post by Johnny Canuck » Mon Nov 23, 2020 1:28 am

Q: What is the longest word in the world?
A: "Gigaparsecs", because there is a gigaparsec before the last S.

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Post by Gavin Chipper » Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:17 am

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Re: Words 'in the wild'

Post by Dan Byrom » Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:43 am

I've started studying Biology this year.

So many sequences of letters have become real-life words!

E.g. ____ZOANS, LIGATES, DENATURED, and many more

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Re: Words 'in the wild'

Post by Callum Todd » Tue Nov 24, 2020 8:14 am

Dan Byrom wrote:
Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:43 am
I've started studying Biology this year.

So many sequences of letters have become real-life words!

E.g. ____ZOANS, LIGATES, DENATURED, and many more
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Re: Words 'in the wild'

Post by Dan Byrom » Tue Nov 24, 2020 4:32 pm

Just watching a lecture.

Lecturer says 'if you want to collect words for things like scrabble, then metabotype = ____'

Unfortunately it's invalid in both Countdown and Scrabble :(

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Re: Words 'in the wild'

Post by Callum Todd » Tue Nov 24, 2020 7:32 pm

That was your cue to take over the lecture and teach the lecturer a thing or two.
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