Author Topic: Big words!  (Read 15283 times)

Saellyn

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Re: Big words!
« Reply #300 on: June 17, 2011, 12:30:10 AM »
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The moronic guy says, in sirihish:
     "Ya, that retrospect there, lookin back at it now, retrospect was a good idea."

The Templar says, in sirihish:
     "Oh by the Highlord what have I done? He knows smart words - and he's an idiot!"

The entire crowd of moron commoners oooh's and aaah's at the moronic guy.

The Templar says, in sirihish:
     "... In retrospect, I should have killed him for overhearing that word..."

X-D

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Re: Big words!
« Reply #301 on: June 17, 2011, 02:31:58 AM »
So I like ignored the last few pages.

But I was thinking about title topic and...What exactly is a big word anyway?

I mean, I can think of many common multi-syllable words for simple ideas and quite a few single and double syllable words for less simple ideas.
A gaunt, yellow-skinned gith shrieks in fear, and hauls ass.
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racurtne

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Re: Big words!
« Reply #302 on: June 17, 2011, 03:42:26 AM »
I believe the definition is anything that makes the hooples scratch their heads.

Everyone has a different opinion on what constitutes a big word. I think most associate it with how (in)frequently the word comes up in normal, everyday conversation.
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maxid

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Re: Big words!
« Reply #303 on: June 17, 2011, 03:56:26 AM »
I believe the definition is anything that makes the hooples scratch their heads.

Everyone has a different opinion on what constitutes a big word. I think most associate it with how (in)frequently the word comes up in normal, everyday conversation.

I'd agree with that.

Xagon

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Re: Big words!
« Reply #304 on: June 17, 2011, 04:31:31 AM »
I don't think it's how big the word is, it's how unique or specialized it might be. Where commonfolk may only understand the idea of a beat, those associated with the bardic circle would grasp the concept of rhythm. Alternatively, a Kadian would possibly be concerned with the asterism of a gem while the grebber would only care about the flawlessness.

Asterism: The starlike design inherent in some precious gems.
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