South Africa Flag logo

South African Skeptics

November 16, 2019, 03:14:11 AM
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

Login with username, password and session length
Go to mobile page.
News: Follow saskeptics on twitter.
   
   Skeptic Forum Board Index   Help Forum Rules Search GoogleTagged Login Register Chat Blogroll  
Pages: [1]   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic:

Rigil's big word list

 (Read 2321 times)
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
Rigil Kent
Clotting Factor
Hero Member
*****

Skeptical ability: +19/-3
Offline Offline

Posts: 2463


Three men make a tiger.


« on: August 23, 2013, 14:05:51 PM »

Just some unusual or interesting words picked up from these forums, and the number of times they were used prior to listing:

inveterate       -     3
« Last Edit: August 23, 2013, 15:06:18 PM by Rigil Kent » Logged
Rigil Kent
Clotting Factor
Hero Member
*****

Skeptical ability: +19/-3
Offline Offline

Posts: 2463


Three men make a tiger.


« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2014, 13:59:15 PM »

Non-derogable   1
Logged
st0nes
Hero Member
*****

Skeptical ability: +10/-1
Offline Offline

Posts: 942



mark.widdicombe1
WWW
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2014, 15:48:37 PM »

Nooooooo!  I suffer from hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia!
Logged
brianvds
Hero Member
*****

Skeptical ability: +13/-0
Offline Offline

Posts: 1854



WWW
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2014, 17:34:21 PM »

I have recurring nightmares of being defenestrated.
Logged
Jon
Newbie
*

Skeptical ability: +0/-0
Offline Offline

Posts: 8



« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2014, 10:13:44 AM »

This word isn't from this forum but rather from general conversation and news24: evidence

It's a very abstract version of an archaic word which was also called evidence. The modern version, especially when uttered by religious people, means [very weak and unconvincing] anecdotal, intuitive or [flawed] a priori/a posteriori proof for a belief or conviction. The squares brackets are my annotations.

Lets use it in a sentence: "atheists cannot ignore all the evidence staring them right in the face forever [for god's existence]!
Logged
BoogieMonster
NP complete
Hero Member
*****

Skeptical ability: +19/-1
Offline Offline

Posts: 3114



« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2014, 14:56:54 PM »

The irony being, if heaven and hell were real, we could.
Logged
Marius
Newbie
*

Skeptical ability: +0/-0
Offline Offline

Posts: 21


« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2014, 11:45:18 AM »

My favourite, not often used word is : erudite. I just love saying it... erudite
Logged
Marius
Newbie
*

Skeptical ability: +0/-0
Offline Offline

Posts: 21


« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2014, 11:49:18 AM »

 Smiley
Logged
Rigil Kent
Clotting Factor
Hero Member
*****

Skeptical ability: +19/-3
Offline Offline

Posts: 2463


Three men make a tiger.


« Reply #8 on: May 04, 2014, 09:11:37 AM »

The neologism smugignoramobunkogenation.

The condition of being passively content and scientifically disinterested due to the unshakable belief that natural phenomena are supernaturally caused.

« Last Edit: May 04, 2014, 09:55:35 AM by Rigil Kent, Reason: pollish » Logged
The Vulcan
Shipmate
Full Member
***

Skeptical ability: +3/-0
Offline Offline

Posts: 230



WWW
« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2014, 17:16:55 PM »

Can you pronounce the full technical term for the protein titin? (189 819 letters)

Or even try to read it?

Well, somebody did!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NFR-ADakI-c
you can view this youtube video, taking him 3.5 hours to say just one word, or read it on Wikipedia

Warning, you have to be really, really bored or insane!! Grin
Logged
Pages: [1]   Go Up
  Print  
GoogleTagged: skeptic 57155469 google zg4


 
Jump to:  

Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
Page created in 0.681 seconds with 23 sceptic queries.
Google visited last this page March 01, 2019, 02:56:52 AM
Privacy Policy