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Reify :-) [Dec. 5th, 2008|09:52 am]
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rauldandrea
The [dictionary.com definition] seems to leave something out. Something I'm actually glad is left out(?). 'Reify' is supposed to mean taking something -totally abstract- and making 'real'(?). Something bothers me about that, but she means what she means... Who am I to argue with the dictionary? :-D

This is one of those words I -do- love the pronunciation of....

I found her in a software architecture book... I'd never met her before and immediately had feelings for her...

'ray'-if-fi... Like something 'bright' :-)
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This community here seems to largely be about how words sound ... [Dec. 5th, 2008|02:48 am]
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rauldandrea
Does anyone know of an LJ community which revolves also around how words -look-?

(I'm into both by the way, and plan to make more posts like my 'Delineate' one as time moves forward)

If not, but you are also interested in such a thing, I created one (before finding this place) as experiment I suppose and would be happy to share the link with anybody interested...

Thanks in advance,
Dave
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Just a question... [Dec. 4th, 2008|07:29 am]
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rauldandrea
Is anyone else on here into labeled packaging or control panels (industrial design) in whole or in part because of the words (or names) portrayed on them?
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Delineate [Dec. 4th, 2008|04:24 am]
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rauldandrea
Hello all... I'm new here. Thanks for creating this community here as I was beginning to think I was "alone in the universe" with my romantic (in every sense) love of words, names, fonts, letters, and other language elements...

My favorite thing ever is the word in my user picture, but I won't be creating an entry for her anytime soon as nothing I could ever say about her could really ever be good enough for her.

Anyway, the word I am posting about right now is 'Delineate'...

'Delineate' basically means to 'outline with accuracy'.

For the Dictionary.com definition, please click [Here], and to hear a Franklin bes-1840 English/Spanish dictionary saying this rather sexy word, please click [Here]. (Isn't her voice wonderful?)

I'm not good at explaining why I love words, but I do have very strong feelings for both 'Del' and 'Line', which goes a long way toward explaning why I like this word... I tend to be more into the appearance of words than their sound, but I do enjoy both, especially in this case...

- Dave

P.S. Just as a suggestion, the words "linguaphilia", "logophilia", etc might be good to add to the 'interests' for this community... Those were some of the search terms I used to attempt to find places like this... And I'd like to give special thanks to the folks on 'grammargasm' for telling me about this place :-)
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Susceptible [Oct. 26th, 2008|12:53 am]
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[ |Susceptible]

susceptible (sə-sĕp'tə-bəl)
1. Easily influenced or affected
2. Likely to be affected
3. Especially sensitive; highly impressionable.
4. Permitting an action to be performed; capable of undergoing

Just *how* rude is this word?

It grabbed me by surprise recently; the syllables were ready to pass my lips in a conversation when… I suddenly realised how silky they were, how submissive and innocent the word sounds, but how downright filthy it’s connotations are.

It sits there in your dictionary all of a quiver. Ready and willing to be used, but still nervous of it’s inexperience. Eager, but impressionable, in equal measure. The kind of sweet polite word that you could take home to meet your mother, but that you know will succumb to your wiles later.

Susceptible is a plump raindrop of a word, trembling at the top of your windowsill, about to fall, poised to slide downwards, gaining momentum all the way. The purity before the descent, ready to be sullied and changed beyond all recognition…
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Simple Pleasures [Oct. 11th, 2008|10:31 am]
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Quiet adj., n & v
-adj
. (quieter, quietest) 1 with little or no sound or motion. 2 of gentle or peaceful disposition. 3 (of a colour, piece of clothing etc) unobtrusive; not showy. 4 not overt; private; disguised (quiet resentment). 5 undisturbed; uninterrupted; free or far from vigorous action (a quiet time for prayer). 6 informal; simple (just a quiet wedding). 7 enjoyed in quiet (a quiet smoke). 8 tranquil; not anxious or remorseful.
- n
. 1 silence; stillness. 2 an undisturbed state; tranquility. 3 a state of being free from urgent tasks or agitation (it is very quiet at work). 4 a peaceful state of affairs (all quiet along the frontier).
-v
. 1 tr. sooth, make quiet or calm.
be quiet (
esp. in imper.) cease talking etc.
Keep quiet 1 refrain from making a noise. 2 (often foll. by about) suppress or refrain from disclosing information etc.
on the quiet unobtrusively secretly
Concise Oxford Dictionary

There's something really attractive to me about the word 'quiet'. I'm always drawn to it when I see it in a line of text somewhere. I love the way, when I say it, as my tongue rolls past the 'qu' sound onto the 'i' I instantly want to start to whisper and my voice wants to drop. I like how it sounds secret and exciting when I read or say it. I love how it has a demeanor all of its own. It's the best kind of story to read or fall in love with. The ones where you get entranced by characters and tales and everything unfolds at a gentle rate before your eyes; the ones where nothing happens but everything changes by the end. I love how it's easy to overlook, but when you don't it's always special. And then there's the 't' sound at the end which is just so perfect and final. Like how can any sound come after that. It's unobtrusively powerful.
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The Part That Is Not There [Apr. 17th, 2008|01:12 am]
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chronographia
in·ter·stice [ĭn-tûr'stĭs]
Function : n.
Etymology : [L. interstitium a pause, interval; inter between + sistere to set]

: That which intervenes between one thing and another; especially, a space between things closely set, or between the parts which compose a body; a narrow chink; a crack; a crevice; a hole; an interval; as, the interstices of a wall.

- Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary


The air hisses between the interstices of my teeth as I whisper this word over to myself, thinking of all the best ways one could have narrow gaps between objects. (And then a friend points out that 'the nooks and crannies' of English muffins are 'buttery interstices.' It doesn't get much better than that.)
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(no subject) [Mar. 29th, 2008|08:15 pm]
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undressingminds
Renevatio

-reborn/rebirth in Latin
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(no subject) [Mar. 28th, 2008|09:07 pm]
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grey_gazania
poetaster (n.) - A writer of insignificant, meretricious, or shoddy poetry.

Say it softly and slowly.

Who wouldn't fall for a poetic disaster?
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(no subject) [Feb. 29th, 2008|06:53 am]
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hykue
crush

say it softly, while thinking of grapes or fine cloth, or the press of a crowd...
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(no subject) [Dec. 2nd, 2007|11:36 pm]
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neonstrawberi
Dear Everyone:

I love this community, for words that make you feel sexy. I have a slightly different request. What words are your favorites? What do they mean? Why do you hold them so dear? Mine are "vehement(ly)" and "debauchery." Thank you, for the responses that have yet to come, I appreciate it.

Love and Hugs,
Cassie.
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Rivulet [Nov. 13th, 2007|10:27 am]
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kethar
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rivulet - Definitions from Dictionary.com:
rivulet
1587, from It. rivoletto, dim. of rivolo, itself a dim., from L. rivus "stream, brook," from *reiwos, lit. "that which flows," from PIE base *rei- "to flow" (cf. Skt. rinati "causes to flow," ritih "stream, course;" O.C.S. reka "river;" M.Ir. rian "river, way;" Goth. rinnan "run, flow," rinno "brook;" M.L.G. ride "brook;" O.E. riþ "stream").

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2001 Douglas Harper


Rivulet flows forth from the mouth, smooth, silky, peaceful. It brings water to beauty, and beauty to water. It is feminine and virginal, like a small stream in an undisturbed wilderness, flowing gently, caressing the rocks and moss as it slowly flows down, down from the heights of perfection. It is fluid poetry, allegoric water.

-ken-
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Alchemy [Nov. 3rd, 2007|02:24 pm]
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spiralsheep

Alchemy, noun, pronounced āl'·kə·mē, a medieval philosophy and early form of chemistry.

Alchemy's etymology is from the Arabic al kimia, meaning the transmutation of metals, which probably derives from the Greek khemia.

Chemistry puts lead in your pencil. Alchemy turns that lead into gold.
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(no subject) [Oct. 18th, 2007|12:39 am]
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noc·ti·lu·cent [nŏk'tə-lōō'sənt]
Function : adj.
Etymology : c. 1885–90; nocti- + lucent

: Luminous at night. The term is used especially to describe certain high atmospheric cloud formations visible during summer nights at high latitudes.

- The American Heritage Science Dictionary


Luminous at night. Oh. Oh. How gorgeous of a word is this? The clipped down-up-down inflection of syllables smoothed out by that last 'cent,' the mouth too enamored of the word to let go of the en. And then it's gone as you crane your neck up to the night sky.
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(no subject) [Oct. 2nd, 2007|09:43 pm]
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falloutgurl666
Sequester /see-kwee-stir/
v.
1. to remove or withdraw into solitude; seclude.
2. to remove or separate.

It starts with a barely audible hiss in the nether regions of your throat, slowly building up to the kwee which pops just on the tip of your lips. Then returns once more to a soft hiss that falls back down your throat, ending shortly and sharply, almost too soon, leaving you wanting more. It sounds like the lover who clandestinely steals you away from the group and ushers you into a dark corner, alone and secluded.

He sequestered her from the loud voices that filled the centre of the room, pushing her against the wall, shrouded by dappled shadows, and thrust his lips hard upon hers.
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Rapscallion [Sep. 18th, 2007|01:43 pm]
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spiralsheep

Rapscallion, pronounced rap·skall'·yən

Rapscallion, noun, rascal, scoundrel, cullion*, scamp, rogue, scallywag, reprobate, scapegrace, miscreant, ruffian, malefactor, delinquent, knave, varlet, ne'er-do-well.

The word "rapscallion", first recorded in 1699, was a variant of "rascallion" which was itself an elaboration of "rascal", recorded as "rascaile" from about 1330, meaning "underclass rabble". The term "rapscallion" was originally used only for male malefactors.

The equivalent term for a woman was "rampallion", first recorded in 1593, which was itself an elaboration of "ramp" meaning a badly behaved woman, recorded from about 1450, which might also be connected to the term "romp", recorded in Samuel Johnson's Dictionary of the English Language in 1755, meaning "a rude, awkward, boisterous, untaught girl". See also ronyon**.

Why do the baddies get all the most descriptive words? Is it true that the devil has all the best tunes?

* Cullion, noun, a contemptible fellow, a rascal, from the Middle English word "coilon" meaning "testicle", heh. Archaic swearing is the dog's bollocks! ;-)

** Ronyon, noun, a scabby or mangy woman.
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Apricot. [Sep. 11th, 2007|10:00 pm]
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miss_nico
Apricot 

ap.ri.cot

1. The downy, yellow, sometimes rosy fruit, somewhat resembling a small peach, of the tree Prunus Armeniaca.
2. The tree itself.
3. Also called wild apricot.

i love harsh/soft syllable combinations. it's a very languid (yet another sexy word) sound, the soft 'p' of the second syllable sending a soft gust of air to whatever body part it is said near, the soft 't' of the last syllable slipping off your tongue very smoothly.
not only that, the word 'apricot' puts me in mind of hazy summer afternoons, the soft light and scent of jasmine and bushfire smoke of an evening, the nectar running down your hands as you eat one, and the delicate lace and silk slips one could wear in such weather.
lastly, the third definition is 'wild apricot', which makes me think of the above, however in a forest. perhaps with girls in floaty dresses, feeding each other fruit salad of wild apricots, maybe?
just a thought.
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(no subject) [Aug. 17th, 2007|11:59 pm]
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(no subject) [Jul. 19th, 2007|06:45 pm]
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indomitable • \in-DAH-muh-tuh-bul\ • adjective

: incapable of being subdued : unconquerable


quietly, slowly whisper this one to yourselves. get caught on the brokenness of the syllables. contemplate the way that they flow, or don't quite flow together. sit with your backs straight and your eyes closed, feeling the word slip from your voice box to your tongue out of your mouths. at the final l, hold it. let the lingering lusciousnesses of this single letter ring loudly in your ears.

then hold really still.


realize, now, you aren't being very indomitable.

this is the lover who won't let you slip your fingers onto their jeans without fighting back. this is the lover that takes the top rather than the bottom. this is the lover that ...well, you know...finishes first, because they won't let you be the winner.

use:

"andrew as rather indomitable. alicia's fingers would find the buttons of his jeans consistently. but, his hands would encircle her wrists and he would take her first."
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(no subject) [Jul. 15th, 2007|12:25 pm]
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if_venice_sinks
flesh
Pronunciation: 'flesh
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English, from Old English flæsc; akin to Old High German fleisk flesh and perhaps to Old English flEan to flay -- more at FLAY
1 a : the soft parts of the body of an animal and especially of a vertebrate; especially : the parts composed chiefly of skeletal muscle as distinguished from internal organs, bone, and integument b : the condition of having ample fat on the body c : SKIN
2 a : edible parts of an animal b : flesh of a mammal or fowl eaten as food
3 a : the physical nature of human beings <the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak -- Matthew 26:41 One of my favorite words to wrap my mouth around, to almost suck greedily on. lips come together, almost biting as they slowly let out the beginning of the word, followed with the "shh" of two lovers tangled in sheets and arms and legs in someone else's house. flesh is a word that is pure sex, a word that makes you feel naked and exposed and hungry for the touch of skin on skin, flesh on flesh on flesh.
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It sounds like it should be dirty... [Jun. 18th, 2007|12:34 am]
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zola
.. but eructation: \ih-ruhk-TAY-shuhn\ is merely the act of belching or a belch.

This was a dictionary.com word of the day.

Sometimes I wonder at the existence of words like this. It comes, as many of our words do, from the Latin. Was it adopted because the anglo-saxon version was considered vulgar? There was a time when the word "stink" also wasn't considered fit for polite society.


How do words become good or bad? Do we come up with these euphemisms to distance ourselves from the all-too-earthly reality of our human bodies, or did this one originate just because people liked to drop Latin into their conversation to show they were educated?
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curl [Jun. 4th, 2007|08:54 pm]
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miss_nico
curl 

'k&r(-&)l

Function: verb
Etymology: Middle English, from crul curly, probably from Middle Dutch; akin to Old High German krol curly
transitive verb

1 : to form (as the hair) into coils or ringlets
2 : to form into a curved shape : twist <curled his lip in a sneer>
3 : to furnish with curls

it's only one syllable, but the languid 'url' sound at the end of a harsh C makes it surprisingly sexy, in a badass-meets-good-girl kind of way (in my opinion). it makes me think of whisps of steam rising from hot drinks, or the very sexy and under-rated act of spooning, which is, in essence, curling around someone.

first post. be nice?
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