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(no subject) [May. 13th, 2007|05:23 pm]
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-philia [fil·ē·ə]
Function: noun combining form
Etymology: New Latin, from Greek philía friendship, from philos dear

1 : friendly feeling toward <Francophilia>
2 : tendency toward <hemophilia>
3 : abnormal appetite or liking for <necrophilia>

- Merriam-Webster's Online Dictionary

It's such a coy little suffix, inviting you to lower your eyelids and purse your lips slightly as it eases from your vocal chords. Think of almost any other word and it will happily, adoringly, pair up with it.

The inclusion of -philia on dictionaryporn should hardly be surprising, but it's really just the beginning. Open up any thesaurus you like and you'll undoubtedly find a word filed not only with its synonyms but with a list of its categories as well. In mine there's an impressively long list of phobias. And, of course, philias. Wherein you may learn that merinthophilia is an abnormal appetite for being tied up and logophilia is an excessive liking for words.

Whatever you have a craving for, there's probably already a word for it.

† In contrast malaxophobia is an obsessive fear of love play. Just because it's so great to say FYI.
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whisper [May. 7th, 2007|01:19 am]
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–v. (used without object
1.to speak with soft, hushed sounds, using the breath, lips, etc., but with no vibration of the vocal cords.
2.Phonetics. to produce utterance substituting breath for phonation.
3.to talk softly and privately (often implying gossip, slander, plotting, or the like): The king knew that the courtiers were whispering.
4.(of trees, water, breezes, etc.) to make a soft, rustling sound like that of whispering.

[Origin: bef. 950; ME whisperen (v.), OE hwisprian; c. G wispern; akin to ON hviskra to whisper, hvīsla to whistle. See whine]

If you make your lips, which of the inside then to the outside wet leaking and you say the word “whisper” slowly, but attention to the way your opening and its tongue movement, like it, pays it say. This is, as I steal a kiss. Receiving close enough for to breathe can affect your skin. A long hwis out taking and inside withdrawing, around a deeper breath out to take per, do you know?  Burn a long breathe, blow the soft word through, a light airy kisses.

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(no subject) [Apr. 20th, 2007|03:59 pm]
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tan·gent [TAN-juhnt]
Function: adjective
Etymology: 1585–90; L tangent - (s. of tangéns, prp. of tangere to touch) in phrase līnea tangéns touching line

1. in immediate physical contact; touching.
2. Geometry.
a. touching at a single point, as a tangent in relation to a curve or surface.
b. in contact along a single line or element, as a plane with a cylinder.
3. tangential.

- Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.1)

Throw out all that business with sines, cosines and tangents that you learned in school, and concentrate on the first definition. Say it slow, drawing out that initial syllable while keeping the 'a' sound breathy. Or make it quick and fleeting, it doesn't matter. All you need to know about a tangent is that it's "a line that just kisses a curve."†

† Seife, Charles. Zero: The Biography of a Dangerous Idea. Viking Penguin, 2000.
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Up [Apr. 10th, 2007|09:24 pm]
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adverb, preposition, adjective, noun, verb

1. prep. To, toward, or at an elevated place on or in.
2. adj. Being or moving higher in position or greater in some value; being above a former position or level.
3. adv. Spatially or metaphorically from a lower to a higher position.


Up. Two little letters pack a powerfully sensual punch. The first sound, "uhhhhh", the sound of pure enjoyment. Say it slowly, with passion. The second sound, "p", a breath of air punctuated by gentle peck of the lips. "Uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhp". Make it long and breathy. Whisper it in my ear. Make it moan.

Up gets around, and is quite a versatile grammatical slut:
"Wake up", "dress up", "make up", "giddy up";
"Uptown", "push up", "upstairs", "pop up";
"Uproar", "shut up", "up yours" -- whoa, up whose? Feisty.

Up may be small, but when used skillfully it commands attention.
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Debauchery [Mar. 9th, 2007|01:41 pm]
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Debauchery, noun (literary), pronounced dĭ-bô'chə-rē, sensual indulgence, perversion of virtue, seduction, dissolution, vitiation, from the French débauche.

Can one be debauched if one was never bauched in the first place? The duty of experimentation falls upon me (purely in the name of scientific enquiry, of course).

* * * * *

"To call war the soil of courage and virtue is like calling debauchery the soil of love." – George Santayana

Of course, English being a tricksy language, I feel I must point out that the noun "soil" has two possible meanings in that quote:
1. a medium for growth, or
2. a dirty mark, stain, smear, or defilement.
Most readers seem to assume Santayana meant the former.
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Linga. [Feb. 27th, 2007|06:35 pm]
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Linga: (noun) An phallic emblem; the genitals of Shiva, a Hindu God.

This word comes from the Sanskrit for male genitalia. It is associated with the Hindu god Shiva. The word is so sensual in meaning and pronounciation. The "l" sound blends so nicely with the "ing" but you have that surprise harsh "g" at the end. It's almost like a sexual experience in itself. This rise in sensuality "Ling" the apex of pleasure "g" and the come down with the soft "ahh" of the end of the word. Gorgeous.
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(no subject) [Jan. 8th, 2007|09:23 pm]
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[ |gigglygiggly]
[ |Rancid - She's Automatic]


1: any of various trees and shrubs (genus Prunus) of the rose family with globular to oval smooth-skinned edible fruits that are drupes with oblong seeds; also : the fruit
2: any of various trees with edible fruits resembling plums; also : the fruit
3 a: a raisin when used in desserts b: SUGARPLUM
4: something superior or very desirable; especially: something desirable given in return for a favor
5: a dark reddish purple

while I love the fruit, I never truly appreciated the word until I read this poem by Helen Chasin:

The Word Plum

The word plum is delicious

pout and push, luxury of
self-love, and savoring murmur

full in the mouth and falling
like fruit

taut skin
pierced, bitten, provoked into
juice, and tart flesh

and reply, lip and tongue
of pleasure.
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(no subject) [Dec. 19th, 2006|03:18 pm]
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surfeit - (early definition, as a verb:) to indulge to satiety in a gratification, as indulgence of the appetite or senses.

Example of use:

from Sweet Honey Sucking Bees by John Wilbye (English madrigalist) -

Sweet honey sucking bees,
why do you still surfeit on roses, pinks and violets,
as if the choicest nectar lay in them
where with you store your curious cabinets?...

Oh. Yes.
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Sticky. But in a good way. [Dec. 14th, 2006|12:56 am]
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vis·cos·i·ty [vi-SKOS-i-tee]
Function: noun
Etymology: 1375–1425; late ME < ML viscōsitās, equiv. to L viscōs(us) + -itās

1: the state or quality of being viscous.
2: Physics -
a. the property of a fluid that resists the force tending to cause the fluid to flow.
b. the measure of the extent to which a fluid possesses this property.

- Dictionary.com Unabridged v1.0.1

Actually, any of the forms of viscous [viscid, viscously,viscousness] are wonderful to say, but I'm most fond of viscosity. The sibilants vis and sity want to just slide right out of your mouth, but the emphasis on the middle co keeps them from all coming out at once. It nearly . . . sticks to the roof of your mouth; clings at the very least. Smooth and slippery versus something choppier and more staccato. I love it when words do what they mean.

I used to work a lot with etching ink, where viscosity is very important. And laying out that ink to be rolled on a printing plate - let me tell you it was the most quietly obscene noise ever made.
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Pastoral vision [Oct. 22nd, 2006|04:43 am]
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Verbiage: ver‧bi‧age 
–noun 1. overabundance or superfluity of words, as in writing or speech; wordiness; verbosity.
2. manner or style of expressing something in words; wording: a manual of official verbiage

Verbiage always calls to mind the image of a cow, but instead of chewing grass, herbage, it's chewing words. Chewing, chewing endlessly, word after word after word until every last bit of juice has been extracted from the subject and it's ready for digestion.
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Glossolalia [Sep. 18th, 2006|01:50 pm]
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The word glossolalia, pronounced glŏ'səlā'lēə, is a noun which means "the act of speaking in tongues". The word originates from the Greek roots glossa meaning "tongue (language)" + lalia meaning "speech" and reached English in the 19th century via modern Latin.

Glossolalics, people who speak in tongues, utter strings of syllables in ways which sound as if they're speaking another language. These utterances usually only occur in adults with fully developed language skills when they're in altered states of consciousness such as semi-trance states brought on by persistent chanting, religious ecstasy or sexual ecstasy. Many religious sects believe glossolalics are speaking the languages of spiritual beings such as deities, ancestors, angels or demons. Some religious sects believe that glossolalics are temporarily possessed by such spiritual beings. Persistent and uncontrollable speaking in tongues is sometimes diagnosed, in a medical context, as a symptom of mental illness.

I love the way the word glossolalia feels on my tongue, shapes my mouth, and gives maximum pleasure for minimum muscular effort.

Glossolalia: speaking in tongues, the ecstatic utterance of nonhuman language.
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(no subject) [Sep. 16th, 2006|01:16 am]
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deosculate : [de·os·"cu·late]
Function: verb
Etymology: < L. deosculatus, p. p. of deosculari

: To kiss warmly. [Obs.]

-Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary

I first came across this word a few weeks ago in Ilan Stavans' dic.tion.ar.y | days : a defining passion (a pleasant little read for those of us who linger over reference books). He has this to say in chapter seven, The Invention of Love:

No sooner had I finished reading the definition than I remembered Dr. Johnson's A Dictionary of the English Language. He included the word deosculation to describe "the act of kissing." Only the lovable but love-conflicted British master would come up with such an unromantic expression! Happily, oblivion has swept the term away. Otherwise imagine a love scene in which Steve tells Arielle, "Let me deosculate you, for my heart burns in desire . . ."

Oh but I should like to differ - it is so a delectable word, one that deserves not to be locked away and forgotten. He perhaps hasn't heard it in the proper context. It's not for every day use of course. I agree with him there. You couldn't demand, "Shut up and deosculate me you fool!" all dramatic-like.

But perhaps . . . perhaps he has not heard it whispered softly in a darkened room, inches away from his ear, each syllable milked for all its worth.

Those lips, they beg for deosculation.
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(no subject) [Sep. 13th, 2006|01:23 am]
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a‧mel‧io‧rate  [uh-meel-yuh-reyt, uh-mee-lee-uh-]
Function: verb (used with object), verb (used without object), -rat‧ed, -rat‧ing.
Etymology: c. 1760–70; a- + meliorate c. 1545–55; < L meliōrātus (ptp. of meliōrāre) to make better, improve, equiv. to meliōr- (s. of melior) better + -ātus

: to make or become better, more bearable, or more satisfactory; improve; meliorate.

- Dictionary.com Unabridged v1.0.1

I admit, even though a list of words for this community has been piling up on my desk for weeks now, this word randomly charmed its way into my vocabulary this evening. And it is charming, do not doubt it. So sweet, so willing to make it up to you, so full of promises for later.

Come here. Let me give it a kiss and ameliorate things . . .
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It really sounds the most naughty of words. [Aug. 23rd, 2006|02:07 am]
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in·ter·ro·bang : in-'ter-ǝ-"ba[ng]
Function: noun
Etymology: interrogation (point) + bang (printers' slang for exclamation point)
: a punctuation mark designed for use especially at the end of an exclamatory rhetorical question

- Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary

(written as ‽, !?, or ?!)

Shock, scandal and outrage follow this word everywhere. It's something quick and hurried; it's forceful and demands attention and it demands it now. (It is, in fact, my preferred word for exclaiming loudly in public.)

And yet it could be so smooth and controlled. Just imagine James Bond subverting this word: he takes a martini in hand, arches a speculative eyebrow at the alluring double agent across from him and says, "Oh I doubt that information is going to be sufficient. I rather think an interrobang is in order."


Hello, my name is Chronographia von Strangehours, and I have a reference book kink. How do you do?
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susurration [Aug. 22nd, 2006|09:39 pm]
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susurration (sue·sir·ray·shun)

A soft, whispering or rustling sound; a murmur

The word makes me think of lying entwined with him, the gentle susurration of his words against my ear making the tiny hairs on the back of my neck stand up with a shiver of pleasure.

I think of the darkness like velvet, and of things too precious and fragile to withstand the harsh light of day.
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lascivious [Jul. 25th, 2006|02:25 pm]
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[ |giddygiddy]
[ |Yesterday's Feelings - The Used]


1. Given to or expressing lust; lecherous.
2. Exciting sexual desires; salacious.


When a fellow I knew told me that I made him feel very lascivious, the way his tone hushed around the word and the speed at which his voice seemed to turn into a growl, I simply had to find out what the word meant. When I looked it up, I was all in a fluster. The 'civ' sound is what really gets me going; it sounds like a secret.

I thought you all would enjoy this word. Here you go. Chew on it. It's deliscious.
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(no subject) [Jul. 6th, 2006|10:04 am]
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bilabial (by-LAY-bee-uhl) adjective

Using both lips.


A bilabial sound or consonant, for example p, b, m, where both lips
touch each other, and w in which lips are rounded.

[Latin bi- (two) + labial, from labium (lip), ultimately from Indo-European
root leb- (lip, to lick) that's also the source of lip, labrose (having
thick or large lips), and labret (an ornament worn in a pierced lip).]


ah, lips touching each other.
Lips touching anothers.
Lips rounded around a word.
Lips rounded around other...things...

what's not to like about this word?
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Gratuitous [Jul. 5th, 2006|08:48 pm]
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[ |S10]
[ |dirtydirty]

gra·tu·i·tous (grə-tū'ĭ-təs, -tyū'-)
1. Given or granted without return or recompense; unearned.
2. Given or received without cost or obligation; free.
3. Unnecessary or unwarranted; unjustified: gratuitous criticism.
[From Latin grātuītus.]

Such a basic everyday word, but think of the smut…

It’s just a posh way of saying “free”, isn’t it? Or a clichéd word to describe film violence. So what’s so dictionaryporn about gratuitous?

First of all, the sound. Roll your “r”s at the start if you like that kind of thing, but the smut is all in that second syllable. Like the end of a sneeze, feel the release as your mouth moves to the staccato third syllable. How do you pronounce it? Is it “chew”? Or “tyoo”?

And then there’s the meaning, an overgenerous portion of something given freely? I mean, think about it, that’s what’s not sexy about that? ;-)

Do I need to say any more?
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Squash [Jul. 3rd, 2006|10:12 pm]
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[ |naughtynaughty]

squash (skwŏsh, skwôsh)

1. To beat, squeeze, or press into a pulp or a flattened mass; crush
2. To put down or suppress; quash:
3. To silence or fluster, as with crushing words
1. To become crushed, flattened, or pulpy, as by pressure or impact.
2. To move with a splashing or sucking sound, as when walking through boggy ground.

There are some dictionaryporn that are dirty words in their own right, ones which describe something naughty, sensual, dirty…

(and I’m sure you can think of a few of those!)

…but there are also everyday words. Ones which aren’t sexy. Unless you make them sexy, of course. Which is where squash comes in.

It’s just so everyday, a racket game played by sweaty men, a vegetable (think marrow/ pumpkin), a fruit drink… What could be dictionaryporn about a childhood word?

But try pronouncing it, go on, say it out loud now. The first few letters, your lips pulled back, like a pinball trigger, waiting to pounce. Skw… purse those lips.

…wash - the wave of letters, tumbling out, exhale.

Such a short word, yet two parts, the sharp inward breath, then the longer release.

And quite a rude word, when you think about it. Not just the physical act of squashing someone(!), but also the feel of something giving way. The almost onomatopeic sensation, as you squash through mud or other things. Hmm…

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(quite obviously i do very much fancy this community) [Jun. 22nd, 2006|11:29 pm]
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Having unlimited or universal power, authority, or force; all-powerful.

1) One having unlimited power or authority
2) Omnipotent God. Used with the.

First, one cannot ignore that the second syllable is a blatantly hot word, nip. Oh but this scrumptious little word is like chocolate surrounding your most favorite of sweet inside treats. Start with the "om", it's almost preferred that you roll this off of your tongue as if you were setting yourself up for meditation. (Oh how this one will get you quite zen ;]). Then snap the "nip". It has to be quick, it has to be painless. Then hold. This is the sexiest part of this word. "O". Hold it, linger, relish this beautiful syllable. And before you lose all of your breath? "Tent". Hold this one as long as possible.

As if it were the culminating moment, do anything to make this second last just a bit longer, just a half a second more.

Oh how dare you ignore the powerful definition! I can think of a few ways one might consider this word having "unlimited power" over certain reactions.

ps; i wouldn't mind having an AIM conversation about sexy words: stomplikeadino
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SEXY IN A METAPHORICAL WAY. [Jun. 22nd, 2006|08:15 am]
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del·i·quesce [ dèlli kwéss ] (past and past participle del·i·quesced, present participle del·i·quesc·ing, 3rd person present singular del·i·quesc·es)

intransitive verb


1. chemistry dissolve: to dissolve gradually by absorbing moisture from the air

2. botany form branches: to form many branches without a main stem

3. fungi become liquid: to become soft or liquid after the release of spores

[Mid-18th century. < Latin deliquescere "start melting away" < liquere "be liquid"]



I like the way it just rolls off your tongue when you say it...it's got great flow - which is appropriate given it's root in Latin.

And it lends itself to great metaphorical possibilities :

"My sweet, you make me deliquesce"

it just sounds so much more interesting than :

"You make wet" :)
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(no subject) [Jun. 21st, 2006|10:30 pm]
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[ |naughtynaughty]

n. pl. ve·loc·i·ties

1. Rapidity or speed of motion; swiftness.
2. Physics. A vector quantity whose magnitude is a body's speed and whose direction is the body's direction of motion.

a) The rate of speed of action or occurrence.
b) The rate at which money changes hands in an economy.

Velocity. The word is pure beauty. Vuh-loss-city. Start with a simple groan, moaning "vuh". Add in the hissing "s" and end it with a harsh spatting of "city". It's spoken like a dissatisfied lover. Or better yet, commanded like a dominatrix before she strikes with her whip.

The louder you say it, the more your body aches with a yearning to be fulfilled.

Oh George, the velocity of that pathetic oral job of yours? It did not satisfy Momma. Do it again, and FASTER.

Oh you get it ;].
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(no subject) [Jun. 21st, 2006|05:43 pm]
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1. Occurring at irregular intervals; having no pattern or order in time.
2. Appearing singly or at widely scattered localities, as a plant or disease.
3. Isolated; unique: a sporadic example.

The way this word dances on one tongue leaves nothing to the imagination. Spo--spat out quickly, without regret. Rad--a profitable addition to the word itself. (It's so rad.) Ic--a simple short second of finale. Sporadically we shoved the meal from the table. His movements were sporadic, one second we were standing there, a few minutes later we were sweating masses collapsed on the bed. It is without warning, it begins, it ends, it happens. This is the kind of adjective you want to use to explain all of the uncalculated moves of your lover as your making love. It's the transition from the mundane, to the exciting.

(I'm PQ, I'm new :])
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