Voluminous Vocabulary

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    A throwback to Macrobius's old Speakeasy thread.

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    slubberdegullion - just because I like the way it rolls off the tongue.

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    Jobberknowle

    A word so arcane and outright sassy, it has been left for the rarest of rare breeds - Insulting English's Ammon Shea - to save from the dungheap of history:

    A heavy and dim witted person. It sounds rather like some fabulous creature out of a nineteenth-century children's fiction, but alas, the Jobberknowle is about as ethereal as a tollbooth clerk, If the reader wishes to see one, all he or she has to do is call the phone company and have another line installed; they'll send one right over.
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    The book I was referring to spells it with an e at the end. They could be wrong, or it could be that was the original spelling. I'm guessing the latter, as word freaks are usually anal about these things.
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    My Random House dictionary from '66 fails to mention the word.
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    When I got the book (which I got for making online insults), I guess about 7-8 years ago, I looked it up in my old dictionary and online and found nothing, either. There was absolutely nothing with that spelling even mentioned online at that time. I haven't encountered that before or since with a word that I've actually read in a book that wasn't in olde English or something.
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    Here's a good one that I often have a hard time remembering:

    ple·o·nasm

    /ˈplēəˌnazəm/
    Noun
    The use of more words than are necessary to convey meaning (e.g., see with one's eyes), either as a fault of style or for emphasis.

    Synonyms
    redundancy - redundance
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    snarf: a pervert of great practice vis a vis the offending redolence of a she-baboon's banana seat on its circus tricycle. My friend's dad used it as a term of endearment, when he wasn't beating the child he suspected wasn't his, and then defined it as if he had taken a break for us peasants to guffaw, whilst shatting the best joke that any of us had heard uttered. Still, it became a word of common usage thereafter, and for many years.
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    nig·ri·tude

    noun \ˈnigrəˌtüd, -əˌtyüd\

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    Full Definition of NIGRITUDE

    archaic
    : intense darkness : blackness
    Origin of NIGRITUDE

    L nigritudo, fr. nigr-, niger black + -tudo -tude
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