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I Love Words

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    I don't know why but I love words

    and specifically antiquated words. There is something fanciful about using them. Shakespeare, Masterpiece Theatre and period pieces are a goldmine for exposing oneself to words retired. My online persona makes use of antiquated words as some may consider me mad if I were to...
    waxingpoetic77 waxingpoetic77 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 19

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    I love words that have a shh.

    . sound to them.For example,tenacious,insatiable, salacious,presumptuous etc. :)
    seeminglypossible seeminglypossible 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 20, 2013

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    Languid.

    I never use it enough and I should use it, especially today, especially this week! I am having an incredibly languid week.
    WittyDittyInc WittyDittyInc 26-30 3 Responses Apr 3, 2013

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    My favorite word: Nefelibata - (n.

    ) lit. "cloud walker"; one who lives in the clouds of their own imagination, or one who does not obey by the conventions of society, literature, or art
    NefelibataAggression NefelibataAggression 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Logorrhea... While not a new word

    for me, it is one of my favorites - mainly because many seem to be afflicted with it. Etymology: From the Latin "logos" (word or utterance) and "roia" (flow or stream). Definition: Pathologically excessive (and often incoherent) talking; i.e., diarrhea of the mouth. Example...
    sciguy18 sciguy18 51-55, M 2 Responses Feb 5

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    Courtesy.

    The words for a Lady have to be as a soft music. These words have to bring tenderness, consideration, respect, listening and self-sacrifice. These words must be true, without ulterior motive, without the other purpose than to give what we feel. A badly placed word would not know...
    juliegirlie juliegirlie 41-45, M 3 Responses Jun 13, 2011

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    Epeolatry

    I could just as easily have posted this in the "I Like Learning New Words" group. Given its meaning, however, I thought this to be the more appropriate location.It is from the Greek "epos" (word) and "-latry (worship). As can be seen from the etymology, the definition is "the...
    sciguy18 sciguy18 51-55, M 2 Responses Apr 30, 2013

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    Sonder

    The realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own, populated with their own ambitions, friends, routines, worries and inherited craziness. An epic story that continues invisibly around you like an anthill sprawling deep underground, with...
    carynneterrae carynneterrae 22-25, F Oct 31, 2013

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    Powerful Little Things, They Are....

    I love words to be used in such a way that it leaves the reader almost breathless.....reading the words again and again, trying to discern the undertones..... ......with just the right amount of mysticism and power to heighten one's senses and induce a tingle or two.....but...
    Babydoll42 Babydoll42 41-45, F 2 Responses Nov 26, 2013

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    I love certain words

    that I remember certain people pronouncing in a nice way, such as: Thunderstorm Tragedy Denoument ... The list goes on
    Mousetronaut Mousetronaut 16-17, F Mar 23

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    Word On The Ep Streets .......

    I have noticed how lazy my vocabulary has become. It is evident in my answers to questions, personal messages, etc. I would grimace to know how many times I have used the word " nice!" Its odd....because I LOVE words. Many years ago, at least ten, in noticing my lackluster vocab...
    Kathieredart Kathieredart 56-60, F 8 Responses May 19, 2012

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    For Example, There'S This

    "Monty Python's Flying Circus" demonstrates some of the most absurd wordplay imaginable. This skit is a prime example: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&NR=1&v=T70-HTlKRXo
    xquseme xquseme 51-55, M Mar 21, 2013

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    For The Story

    I live in the ******* of the universe. The very darkest, deprived pit of this world is where i reside permanently. Honestly i cannot even say that i live, i exist, that is all i do. Day by day i merely exist. I dont move forward, i dont move backward... i stagnate. I am becoming...
    QuiteElementary QuiteElementary 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 16, 2013

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    What Are Words For?

    "Words - so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them." ~ Nathaniel Hawthorne
    sciguy18 sciguy18 51-55, M 1 Response May 1, 2012

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    Gnossienne

    A moment of awareness that someone you’ve known for years still has a private and mysterious inner life, and somewhere in the hallways of their personality is a door locked from the inside, a stairway leading to a wing of the house that you’ve never fully explored—an...
    carynneterrae carynneterrae 22-25, F Oct 31, 2013

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    Litost

    Milan Kundera, author of The Unbearable Lightness of Being, remarked that “As for the meaning of this word, I have looked in vain in other languages for an equivalent, though I find it difficult to imagine how anyone can understand the human soul without it.” The closest...
    carynneterrae carynneterrae 22-25, F Oct 31, 2013

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    Dissonance.

    Dissonance is word of the day. I've had to read and write it a lot today and every time I do, I enjoy the way it sounds, which is ironic considering it's meaning. But when you add the word 'cognitive' in front of it, well that's just like a party for my tongue!
    WittyDittyInc WittyDittyInc 26-30 4 Responses Apr 10, 2013

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    Vocabulary Veritas

    “A man with a scant vocabulary will almost certainly be a weak thinker. The richer and more copious one's vocabulary and the greater one's awareness of fine distinctions and subtle nuances of meaning, the more fertile and precise is likely to be one's thinking. Knowledge of...
    sciguy18 sciguy18 51-55, M 2 Responses Jul 1, 2013

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    When I hear a man so flawlessly use a word I

    don't know or understand, it gets my juices jumping; it wakes, then works me up, turns me on and gets me off my rear to find out what it means.
    LittleLilly7 LittleLilly7 31-35, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Words I Love.

    I carry all lines of heart with me ,heartfelt words bestowed upon float back on my mind ..its printed indelibly. I clutch these "Life Lines" like symbology, repeat them as silent prayers, and summon them for comfort the time I feel lost and restless because words are like...
    winterfall winterfall 36-40 Nov 23, 2013

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    Do You Know

    How many times the word ********* is used in the book The Prince and the Pauper??? Of course they are using it as meaning to spit out, or put forth. The language is old English and I'm having to read it with my daughter. Wth?? LOL it's exhausting. But I do crack up when I read...
    soulrunher soulrunher 41-45, F 8 Responses Dec 3, 2013

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    Word Definitions - Male And Female

    1. THINGY (thing-ee) n. a. female...Any part under a car's hood. b. male...The strap fastener on a woman's bra. 2. VULNERABLE (vul-ne-ra-bel) adj. a. female...Fully opening up one's self emotionally to another. b. male...Playing any sport without a "cup." 3. COMMUNICATION (ko...
    sciguy18 sciguy18 51-55, M 1 Response Oct 22, 2012

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    I Believe

    I believe silent words are full of power, maybe even more so than the spoken.  What words run through your mind?  Be conscious of them, gain control and you gain power untold.
    MJade MJade 51-55, F 1 Response Jul 31, 2011

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    Three Magic Words

          Take Me HOME.....
    winterfall winterfall 36-40 2 Responses Nov 19, 2013

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    L'Appel Du Vide

    "The call of the void” is this French expression’s literal translation, but more significantly it’s used to describe the instinctive urge to jump from high places.
    carynneterrae carynneterrae 22-25, F Oct 31, 2013

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    Okay, Im still reading through The Prince

    and the Pauper with daughter. You may remember my last post about how many times ********* appears in the book. WELL get this!!! Today we were reading and she was going along nicely when she looked at this words and tried to pronounce it, and looked at me like, is that right? I...
    soulrunher soulrunher 41-45, F 6 Responses Dec 17, 2013

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    Murder In the Museum of Man

    Whenever I read a book, I use a blank paper as a bookmark and write down not just words I don't know but words I know but love or would like to use more often...I filled my paper with this book. Yes, the story was good, but the vocabulary was astounding! Here's a few highlights...
    MechanicalBull MechanicalBull 36-40, M 19 Responses Aug 9, 2009

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    Moment In Time

    This is a moment in time. Where everything is confused. You can feel the anger, the sadness, the disullionment with a GOD who hasn't done what seems fair. This is the moment in time that you can feel like a sharp sword in the raw and cold and brutal silence of the car. In...
    DIYman DIYman 22-25, M 4 Responses Dec 13, 2012

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    Words Touch Me...

    ...You can be tall, you can be dark, you can be handsome... You can be blonde with the bluest eyes I've ever seen... You can be successful... You can be wealthy... Your body can be perfect... But... It's your creative mind that charms..... It's your clever tongue that...
    OMGitsRiley OMGitsRiley 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 22, 2012

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    Mere Words

    “There is something about words. In expert hands, manipulated deftly, they take you prisoner. Wind themselves around your limbs like spider silk, and when you are so enthralled you cannot move, they pierce your skin, enter your blood, numb your thoughts. Inside you, they work...
    sciguy18 sciguy18 51-55, M Jun 23, 2012

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    Make Love To Me With Your Words....

    Your words blanket me and draw me into your world of fantasy. The mist descends and everything around us disappears... I watch your mouth move with sensual syllables, and your eyes alight with passionate fire. My soul submerges deeply into you as you weave a story of passionate...
    DreamChristine DreamChristine 31-35, F 8 Responses Sep 15, 2013

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    She was fascinated with words.

    To her, words were things of beauty, each like a magical powder or potion that could be combined with other words to create powerful spells. -Dean Koontz-
    TesstheMess TesstheMess 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 30

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    winterfall winterfall 36-40 Jan 22

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    The Red Hand Creed

    And so let it be so: To live is to serve To sacrifice is to thrive In selflessness one finds true meaning Love is absolute And the only absolution is love So let love unite us absolutely Courage is not the resolving of fear But resolving to fight on through the fear Fear is a...
    DIYman DIYman 22-25, M 2 Responses Jan 9, 2013

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    words are so magical to me!

    you can express such colourful things with words. words are so beautiful.
    timorous timorous 16-17 Mar 6

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    Funny Words...

    Words are funny things.  They can hurt like the dickens. They can heal... be a balm after a brouhaha. They can paint pictures in your mind of pirates with their trusty blunderbuss...or that Friday night hootenanny...or that time you escaped the cops and hoosegow.  I’ve...
    kittysoftpaws kittysoftpaws 36-40, F 2 Responses Feb 16, 2013

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    Soul

    So if the eyes are the Window to our Soul....Our written words are the Voice of our Soul.Understanding and taking action... develops the Character of our Soul.Love shared becomes the Outpouring of our.... Soul.
    CuriousAngelina CuriousAngelina 46-50, F 8 Responses May 30, 2012

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    TrentKandinski TrentKandinski 18-21, M Mar 2

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    I Miss You Translation

    In French, you don't really say "I miss you". You say "tu ne manques", which is closer to "you are missing from me". I love that, "you are missing from me". It's stating that I need you to function; that you're needed as much as a limb is needed. You're needed to function...
    SkinnyThoughtsAndRedLipstick SkinnyThoughtsAndRedLipstick 16-17, F 3 Responses May 2, 2013

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    Lose Vs Loose

    Most of the time I chalk it up to being a typo, but more and more I see people misusing this particular not-quite-homonym, so I'd like to set the record straight (as if anyone but me actually cares, lol).  Below are the first 10 definitions of each from Dictionary.com...
    HeWhoPleasures HeWhoPleasures 41-45, M 3 Responses Nov 6, 2008

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    Position Vacant

    Don't want to be a friend with benefits. Don't want a father for my child. Don't need a man to provide. Don't need you to be my life. Not too concerned about being your wife. Now a partner, that, I can entertain. I want depth, I want devotion. I want passion, up against the wall...
    reusha reusha 36-40, F 7 Responses Feb 3, 2012

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    Toska

    "No single word in English renders all the shades of toska. At its deepest and most painful, it is a sensation of great spiritual anguish, often without any specific cause. At less morbid levels it is a dull ache of the soul, a longing with nothing to long for, a sick pining, a...
    carynneterrae carynneterrae 22-25, F Oct 31, 2013

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    That's what so strong about words,

    they hurt you, make you happy, or any other feeling.
    HotJanna HotJanna 18-21, F Feb 6

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    The Power of Words

    They take forms and materialized That we can’t managed anymore They collapse as torrents In people’s life They can be obstacles Like walls from armed cement Not easy to get through Accommodated between the marsches Like quicksand The more it moved, The more...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Oct 29, 2008

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    What Is More Beautiful?

    They enable us to communicate, to share and describe They cause a great deal of comfort, happiness and also pain, they can help ease that pain.  They hold such fascination in their different meanings and pronunciations.  They create literature, they create poetry...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Sep 4, 2008

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    Words With Me

    The largest number of stories I've posted on EP deal with the individual words I love and with quotes I carry in my mind and heart. I began collecting quotes at about age 30, and I have several hundred that I've committed to memory.  Most are attributed; some are contested or...
    WildeOscar WildeOscar 51-55, M 6 Responses Aug 23, 2012

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    Word Offerings-my Gifts To You

    May I challenge you with my words? May I motivate you in kind? Do I help you to deftly cope? Move you beyond the daily grind? May I offer you a new perspective? Gift you some magic oh so rare? May I offer you some love of mine? Show you how much I truly care? May I dance with...
    PoetryNEmotion PoetryNEmotion 51-55, F 4 Responses May 30, 2013

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    The Right Word

    "The difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter. It's the difference between the lightning bug and the lightning." - Mark Twain
    sciguy18 sciguy18 51-55, M 2 Responses Jan 21, 2012

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    Known

    yet the flavor enhances every time I look deep into your eyes.
    winterfall winterfall 36-40 Nov 24, 2013

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    Word-Smithing

    Words! I am hungry for them, I am in love with them, I cherish them, I use them, I need them, I want them, I dream of them, really I do! Words run through my blood! Without them~ I am lost, I cannot sing or write, I cannot speak of love or magic or tell you who I am or what I...
    hillbillycrone hillbillycrone 51-55, F 5 Responses Feb 15, 2012

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    Vowels Make A Difference

    There are times when there is a need for faerie to learn to say this. On that note...  *changes one faerie finger to two fingers* P E A C E!  
    Sylphy Sylphy 41-45, F 2 Responses Sep 1, 2012

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    Related Experiences

    I like using the words 'odd', 'quite', and 'utmost' in my writing, as well as a frequent use of apostrophes.
    NuffinonaMuffin NuffinonaMuffin 13-15, F 5 hrs ago

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    Bermuda Triangle! I have two brothers. One is 16yrs and the other one is 4yrs old. I just love to tease and fight with my 16 yrs old bro. He just hate to loose an argument with me...
    diana19 diana19 18-21, F 5 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    Amnesia <><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><> See I smoke when I drank I'm heavy weight like a tank Burn more green than forest fires...
    A30NewBreedEnt A30NewBreedEnt 18-21, M 3 hrs ago

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    I always needed time on my own I never thought I'd need you there when I cry The days feel like years when I'm alone And the bed where you lie Is made up on your side When you...
    prettybr0wneyes prettybr0wneyes 13-15, F 2 hrs ago

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    MEAT LOAF "You Took The Words Right Out Of My Mouth (Hot Summer Night)" [Spoken:] [Boy:] On a hot summer night, would you offer your throat to the wolf with the red roses? [Girl...
    sherrianna sherrianna 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 4

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