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Author:  Marion Arnott [ Sat Sep 08, 2007 9:14 am ]
Post subject:  BBC Favourite Words Day. Your contributions welcome.

Mine is currently strigiform whichI only learned from Mike A this week )see poetry thread!)

Author:  GaryC [ Sat Sep 08, 2007 10:56 pm ]
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I've always wanted to use Zugzwang as a story title.

Author:  des2 [ Sat Sep 08, 2007 11:06 pm ]
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syzygy = astronomical bodies in synergy?

Author:  Marion Arnott [ Sat Sep 08, 2007 11:35 pm ]
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Des! You made that last one up! Confess! :lol: tell us how you pronpunce it - i dare you!

As for Zugzwang... must look that up!

Author:  des2 [ Sun Sep 09, 2007 7:42 am ]
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It is a real word, Marion.
sis - see - jee

Author:  Marion Arnott [ Sun Sep 09, 2007 8:44 am ]
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'Syzygy is a kind of unity, especially through coordination or alignment, most commonly used in the astronomical and/or astrological sense [1]. Syzygy is derived from the Late Latin syzygia, "conjunction," from the Greek σύζυγος (syzygos), "yoked together."'

Lovely!

Author:  des2 [ Sun Sep 09, 2007 9:28 am ]
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'Syzygy is a kind of unity, especially through coordination or alignment, most commonly used in the astronomical and/or astrological sense [1]. Syzygy is derived from the Late Latin syzygia, "conjunction," from the Greek σύζυγος (syzygos), "yoked together."'

Yes, like I said:
"astronomical bodies in synergy" :-)

Author:  Bob Lock [ Sun Sep 09, 2007 10:30 am ]
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zenzizenzizenzic

the eighth power of a number, invented by a Welsh writer, in the 16th century, and no it wasn't Des but was Robert Recorde :)

Author:  Marion Arnott [ Sun Sep 09, 2007 1:19 pm ]
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:lol: That'll be Des' s great-great-great-great-great-great -grandfather on his mother's side!
Des to the power 8!

Author:  Mike A [ Mon Sep 10, 2007 6:36 am ]
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Syzygy is an old favourite of crossword setters, mainly due to its lack of vowels.

Pelagic is one of my favourite words. Don't really know why; I just like the sound it makes, and the way it looks on the page!

Author:  Marion Arnott [ Mon Sep 10, 2007 3:16 pm ]
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I had to look pelagic up and found this soite. Islands flash on and off and such. Great fun!

http://www.pelagic.co.uk/

Author:  Marion Arnott [ Wed Feb 11, 2009 11:02 pm ]
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A Baby Puffin:
PUFFLING

An unambitious little word but utterly delightful!

Author:  Marion Arnott [ Sun Mar 29, 2009 5:21 pm ]
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'tete a tete' dwarf daffodils. Saw them in the garden centre today., There they were tiny , perfect, hunched together, gossiping.

Author:  Marion Arnott [ Mon May 11, 2009 6:34 pm ]
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Irn Bru ice cream.
Just had to post this somewhere - could have put it in poetry (because it IS) but the purists might have objected...

Author:  Ray [ Tue May 12, 2009 12:38 pm ]
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lollipop - great word, that

(got a fair few least favourites, like exacerbate and assuage)

this thread could go on and on...

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