What new word did you learn today?

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  1. jannert

    jannert Who? Whooo? Staff Supporter Contributor

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    ...all ten fingers at the ready?
     
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    Iain Aschendale The third pronunciation of "potato" Staff Supporter Contributor

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    More like you were on your back lying about using your fingers to text, you preeevert. :)

    You gotta use your thumbs in that position.
     
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    Pedagogical - relating to teaching.
     
  5. v_k

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    To usher.

    I tried to google if the word sounds more as British or as American but could not see how to tell.
     
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    usher from ''usherette''?
    I think it is american. The idea of selling food in the cinemas is american I believe.
    The same with the word ''launderette''.
     
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    I grew up using that word and I'm American, if that helps?

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    Today I learned the word downwelling. It means "[an] accumulation and sinking of higher density material beneath lower density material, such as cold or saline water beneath warmer or fresher water or cold air beneath warm air," but I picked it up from a phrase in an article.

    "...a downwelling of light..."

    It sorta captivated me.
     
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    Omphaloskepsis.
    Guess I found a new hobby, guys!
     
  9. Iain Aschendale

    Iain Aschendale The third pronunciation of "potato" Staff Supporter Contributor

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    "To usher someone to their seat" = to show them where they're expected to sit. Never heard of katina's "usherette," sounds like an outmoded gendering of the job of usher to me. We had ushers in church when I was growing up, they'd give you the program/schedule of the service. I went to a live music/art show (Blue Man Group) recently with reserved seating and the usher took us to our seats.
     
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    Obsequious - obedient or attentive to an excessive or servile degree.
     
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    Spake - past of speak.

    First time I heard that before...
     
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    bespake?
     
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