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Words that are almost as awesome as feldspar.
« on: March 16, 2008, 05:18:10 PM »
Annnnnnnnnd begin.

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Re: Words that are almost as awesome as feldspar.
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2008, 05:25:53 PM »
Kieselguhr!

I only learned this word a couple of weeks ago.  A cow-orker said that he didn't actually want anything frozen in carbonite, but he wanted a coffee table made out of a big slab of it.  So he said to me, "What is carbonite, anyway?"

What, in the real world?  So I told him it was an old explosive.  Probably not good for most coffee tables . . . especially if you have a couch that's on fire, mind you.  Naturally, he did not believe me, so he looked it up, and said (too loud for work) "What the @#$! is kieselguhr?"

Turns out to be an old (German) name for diatomaceous earth, one of the ingredients used in some recipes carbonite.  I'm trying to start using it as a mild exclamation.  Partly because it's just easier to say than Unglaublich.

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Re: Words that are almost as awesome as feldspar.
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2008, 05:38:06 PM »
bah-thit-nel.

(what i now call the thing "bicycle" as in "gon git mah pitnel own mah baaaah-thit-nel")
That almost makes me want a whole in my ear.
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Re: Words that are almost as awesome as feldspar.
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2008, 06:50:58 PM »
:hmm:

Schist. Actually, hell, schist is probably even more awesome than feldspar.
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Re: Words that are almost as awesome as feldspar.
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2008, 07:06:51 PM »
:hmm:

Schist. Actually, hell, schist is probably even more awesome than feldspar.

Reminds me of cleavage.

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Re: Words that are almost as awesome as feldspar.
« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2008, 07:14:32 PM »
Casuistry.
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Re: Words that are almost as awesome as feldspar.
« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2008, 07:18:35 PM »
Mostest favorite word ever:

Zamboni
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Re: Words that are almost as awesome as feldspar.
« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2008, 07:39:05 PM »
onomatopoeia

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Re: Words that are almost as awesome as feldspar.
« Reply #8 on: March 16, 2008, 08:06:42 PM »
God, I just don't know...feldspar just might the most awesome...:worship:

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Re: Words that are almost as awesome as feldspar.
« Reply #9 on: March 16, 2008, 08:17:27 PM »
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Schist. Actually, hell, schist is probably even more awesome than feldspar.

Pitchblende.


FULGURITE.

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Re: Words that are almost as awesome as feldspar.
« Reply #10 on: March 16, 2008, 11:12:27 PM »
Fulgurite is pretty damned cool, but that's the object more than the word.
"Parasitic wasps laying eggs in other insects is a better love story than Twilight." - :bitzero:
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Re: Words that are almost as awesome as feldspar.
« Reply #11 on: March 16, 2008, 11:21:26 PM »
Yah, I gotta say the challengers to "feldspar" sound more like grumblings one makes on the toilet.

Just sayin'...:innocent:

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Re: Words that are almost as awesome as feldspar.
« Reply #12 on: March 16, 2008, 11:51:00 PM »
Not Zamboni.

Well, except maybe for that one time, with the clam sauce.
"Parasitic wasps laying eggs in other insects is a better love story than Twilight." - :bitzero:
"Anyhow, it was the best sentient food movie since Killer Tomatoes Eat France." - :flipper:
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Re: Words that are almost as awesome as feldspar.
« Reply #13 on: March 17, 2008, 08:13:08 AM »
Damn.  I know I have one of these too.  Oy the dain bramage...
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Re: Words that are almost as awesome as feldspar.
« Reply #14 on: March 17, 2008, 01:10:36 PM »
Lobster
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