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Old 04-11-2017, 09:43 AM
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1.) Throstle
2.) Lingerie
3.) Widdershins

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Old 04-11-2017, 09:47 AM
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Felicity

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Old 04-11-2017, 09:49 AM
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Boustrophedon.

I remember a childhood fairy tale (Irish, i think) where they go round the church three times widdershins to enter the fairy realm. I've liked the word since then.
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Old 04-11-2017, 11:32 AM
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Old 04-11-2017, 11:42 AM
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Yeah, "petrichor" has īchōr (ἰχώρ) the blood of the gods in it. Pretty good, pretty good. Keep 'em comin'.
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Old 04-11-2017, 12:17 PM
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Old 04-11-2017, 12:20 PM
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My favorite German word is ─pfel. But I also like Kartoffelsalat.
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Old 04-11-2017, 12:46 PM
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Subtle.

I just learned the word 'rorqual' from D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson, and I am very glad to know it.
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I have favorite words I overuse. One favorite I've never yet been able to use: eftsoons

in Hungarian: szerecsendiˇ
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Old 04-11-2017, 02:31 PM
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incunabula
fichu

I really like saying them, but have never used them in a poem.

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