What new word did you learn today?

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  1. Some Guy

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    Not a new word as such however, from the film 'The sound of Music'

    supercalifragilisticexpialidocious

    And I have no friggin idea what it means.
     
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    I didn't learn this today, per se, but growing up I always thought "nonplussed" meant unfazed. As I got older I came to realize it meant pretty much the exact opposite: "(of a person) surprised and confused so much that they are unsure how to react."
    I guess it was the "non" in there that made me think otherwise?

    ETA: And if you can be nonplussed, why can't you be plussed?
     
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    I thought that was Mary Poppins. o_O
     
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    kutte - those patch-covered denim vests that bikers wear. (Learned this from @Iain Aschendale in the 'things that annoy me' thread.)
     
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    Sarcostrophe.
     
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    su·per·ca·li·fra·gil·is·tic·ex·pi·a·li·do·cious
    /ˌso͞opərˌkaləˌfrajəˌlistikˌekspēˌaləˈdōSHəs/

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    adjective
    informal
    adjective: supercalifragilisticexpialidocious; adjective: supercalifragilistic
    1. extraordinarily good; wonderful.
      "the only word to characterize Kepler's discoveries was ‘Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious’"
    Origin
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    1940s: apparently a fanciful formation based on super, popularized by the 1964 film Mary Poppins .
     
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    shipping: to mean a desire for two fictional characters, or two real well-known people, to be involved in a romantic relationship.
     
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    Forgot to put this in with the discussion of "inflammable," but

     
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    For me, the word never fails to conjure images of early days at the DLIFLC where I learned that word as the 3rd person singular perfective form of the Russian verb to go (идти).
     
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    Are you saying that conversate is not a word? :ohno: Hahaha... Oops... :whistle:
     
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    It can be a word if you want it to.
     
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    Yeah, I think I've used it plenty... The right verb is "converse" but even when I write it as "conversate", it doesn't highlight it as wrong, which is confusing. So, here I was thinking that both were correct... for years... At least I know now. :)
     
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    Well, it is a word; make your own conclusions as to whether you want to use it or not.
    https://www.merriam-webster.com/words-at-play/is-conversate-a-real-word
     
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    :superlaugh::superlaugh::superlaugh:
     
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    In cupam imperium:
    https://9gag.com/gag/aj9gm1g
     
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    ^lmao! I'm so drunk right now. That was incredible. With that, I bid goodnight.

    EDIT: So many of those comments are top-freaking-tier. Oh my God.
     
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    Contrition - A deep and sincere feeling of remorse that is customarily associated with the pious repentance of sins. (My words)
    I always thought contrite was synonymous to anger. I picked a great time to learn this word.
     
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    *Has flashbacks to Catholic school*
     
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    Happenstance.

    I thought about entering the poetry contest until I saw this prompt and clicked back because I have no idea what it means :meh:
     
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    Basically means "by coincidence". Something that happened purely by chance, luck.
     
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