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Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Sep 8, 2018 - 09:45am PT
There’s quite the museum in Ushuaia with a good portion on the Yaghans.

“It’s only 38 degrees and pissing rain - we don’t need no stinkin clothes!”
(I may not have translated it perfectly)
Patagonians
Patagonians
Credit: Reilly
Aeriq

Social climber
Location: It's a MisterE
Nov 8, 2018 - 10:37pm PT
Pedantic
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Nov 9, 2018 - 04:04am PT
"shitposting"
Bushman

climber
The state of quantum flux
Nov 9, 2018 - 05:32am PT
Lamesplaining;

self explainatory
NutAgain!

Trad climber
South Pasadena, CA
Nov 9, 2018 - 02:31pm PT
The best collection of words new to me in the last few years came from reading Salman Rushdie:

 pullulating
 tenebrous
 vakil
 nefandous
 numinous
 revenant (but the recent movie made this more commonly known)
 panjandrum
perswig

climber
Nov 9, 2018 - 11:13pm PT
Watching a vid on 'mountain talk', namely Appalachia/NC hill people and their Scotch-Irish regionalisms.

"airish": a bit chilly; might need a sweater...

I like it.
Dale
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Nov 10, 2018 - 08:34am PT
Nut, most of those are to be found in Patrick O’Brian’s books.
One from his The Mauritius Command:

obnubilate.

It was used in the sense that one obnubilates the brain with
various distillates or other less than salubrious derivations.
Aeriq

Social climber
Location: It's a MisterE
Nov 10, 2018 - 08:38am PT
^^That one is obscure....get it?

Bwahahahaha!
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Nov 10, 2018 - 08:39am PT
I smoked it directly, good sir! (a frequent O’Brian witticism)
Jon Beck

Trad climber
Oceanside
Nov 15, 2018 - 04:02pm PT
truc·u·lent
/ˈtrəkyələnt/Submit
adjective
eager or quick to argue or fight; aggressively defiant.
"his days of truculent defiance were over"
synonyms: defiant, aggressive, antagonistic, combative, belligerent, pugnacious, confrontational, ready for a fight, obstreperous, argumentative, quarrelsome, uncooperative;

From John Kerry commenting on you know who, yes, I had to look it up
Aeriq

Social climber
Location: It's a MisterE
Nov 15, 2018 - 06:04pm PT
^^ Speaking of trucks you lent - any chance you are done moving?

Ba-dum. Boom.
Jay Wood

Trad climber
Land of God-less fools
Nov 15, 2018 - 07:41pm PT
Of my coinage-

Incompetencia: The increasing class of those who have no survival skills

beyond their limited specialty.

New to me- Elide: To leave out. (a version posted earlier)

Failing to grasp this for years- Heuristic.

Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Nov 15, 2018 - 09:01pm PT
Yeah, okay, there are plenty of real words new to any of us. So what? The real challenge is making up new words.

Of course, anyone can make up any word to mean anything, but there is a special challenge in the idea of taking an existing word, adding, changing, or deleting one letter, to make a new word.

Of course, you have to add the definition, and it has to make sense. It's an old game, and you can probably find it on the web, but my favorite has always been:

Reintarnation -- coming back as a hillbilly.

I've made up a few myself. For example:

Punishmint -- a peppermint candy with bits of broken glass in it.

Have at it.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Nov 16, 2018 - 05:36am PT
Creative justapositioning works.

viz. "Wallrussing."
Bushman

climber
The state of quantum flux
Nov 16, 2018 - 06:28am PT
Moucëd, Moonbeamifornia
Moucëd, Moonbeamifornia
Credit: Bushman

Moucëd

Pronunciation;
Mouse·ed

Definition #1; noun,
Future city of Moucëd, located on the northern shore of the Bear Reservoir in the nation of Moonbeamifornia. Founded to honor the obscure poet, B Birmingham, around 400 AH (After Honnold).
Gnome Ofthe Diabase

climber
Out Of Bed
Nov 16, 2018 - 06:38am PT
Yah reals want me to?

monobuttelscud

forgraving

plowestablishbent

Dertijictum

carnivorgelicals

Histohyperrocarcy

Solentraped

prehensilism

prehilerly

repeverbageosity

dirtvictum

tyonlyul

disrputonallity

preterkinder consumptoin prekinder cuntsumpshanism
that last is just a share to far
fair enough
Garbelbase
Gnomish stealyerface
Aeriq

Sport climber
100-year Visitor
Dec 14, 2018 - 08:02am PT
cisheteropatriarchy
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Dec 15, 2018 - 05:38am PT
Recalcitrant.
hooblie

climber
from out where the anecdotes roam
Dec 23, 2018 - 08:56pm PT
who knew ... shambolic in no way refers to shambala?

chaotic, disorganized, muddled, confused, in disarray,
in total disarray, at sixes and sevens, unsystematic, haphazard,
hit-or-miss, scrappy, fragmented, inefficient.
all over the place. all over the shop.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Dec 24, 2018 - 01:11am PT
^^^ forgot FUBAR
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