(Closed) Spinoff – What words do you use that most people don’t?

posted 8 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

@abbyful: I say wonky!!

I like befuddled when it fits the correct situation.  I think it’s a hilarious word.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Sometimes I don’t use contractions in situations when apparently most people do. For example, I might say “Do you not like peas?” instead of “Don’t you like peas?”.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I say defunct and yessum a lot, but I rarely hear other people say it. I make up a lot of words though, like l always say “I’m coldie” instead of cold. Now my fiancé says coldie all the time too lol.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Oh I know I have some, but I can’t think of them right now! I’ll ask Fiance, he makes fun of me all the time haha. 

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

Nor

Prob some finance things, I’m pretty sure most people don’t talk about things “footing”

Post # 8
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Honey bee

I have a tendency to tell Darling Husband to stop being obstreperous. I think I got it from my mom and have never heard anyone use it. A few other random words like that too.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I add -ing to a lot of nouns to make them verbs… for example, when we go to a restaurant, instead of “We’re going to Pizza Ranch” I’ll say “We’re Pizza Ranching.” Now all my friends do it too, haha.

I also love the (non)word “confuzzled.”

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Father\'s Vineyard Church/ A Touch of Class Banquet Center

I use “alas” and “twas” a lot for some weird reason. And other big words. Mr. D teases me all the time and calls me Miss Dictionary! Oops!

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

“Love” as a term of endearment.  I am Asian-American but I picked it up from my FI’s late grandmother who was English. =)

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@LGenz:

That’s a good point. 

My Fiance and are having a friendly competition each week to see who works out the most. I recently told him that we need to change the incentive structure of our game to make it more like an infinite game than a finite game. I’m pretty sure those aren’t things that a normal person would say. 

I probably also talk about utility and marginal benefit more than any sane person should do. 

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I have a lot, but one that I know my kids always get on me about is when I say are you being facetious????

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@galloway111: haha I’m a user of the non-word ‘confuzzled’ ..drives my co-workers crazy.

I also use the word ‘odiferous’ =)

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

@Carolyn72: I use “facetious” all the time. Love that word.

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