What are your favorite English words?

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Duckduck
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Re: What are your favorite English words?

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joy hat geschrieben:I like Englisch words which make me laugh when I hear them for the first time. Haberdashery is one of them. :P

But the German translation "Kurzwaren" made me laugh, too. What a German word! Does it mean "sewing kit" only or does it also stand for other little (short?) things? Such as: - oh, now I have no idea of other little things - it's early in the morning, you now, and I haven't had my coffee yet.

Have a nice day!
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Haha, nice one, joy! Here's a little information about the meaning of the word in English and
German:

http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1O27-haberdasher.html

http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kurzware

For some reason or other I thought "Kurzwaren" stood for "undies", but here you are, I was wrong.

Thanks for making me learn something new again! :big_thumb:

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My favourite word of the day is:

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Re: What are your favorite English words?

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I know my favorite words in English :D I like this sentence, "Fair play to you". I don't know why, but it sounds great for me.

Ash
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Re: What are your favorite English words?

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Maybe it sounds a little bit strange for you, but I really like the verb "to digest". You can use it in the context of many different situations and it has a nice sound. :jo:

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Re: What are your favorite English words?

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Mine are definitely "chin wag" and "bad luck" as I really use them alot, haha.
Are good ones! ;)

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I like the word "brown noser", I heard it at my last teacher lesson at school.

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Re: What are your favorite English words?

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I really like the word "freesia" . I don not know what it means, but I read it in the twilight novel and I think it is some kind of flower, right? Anyway, it sounds so nice :)

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Re: What are your favorite English words?

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They are flowers indeed: http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freesie
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thank you ;)

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Re: What are your favorite English words?

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I've always been quite fond of "defenestrate". You'd be surprised how often it comes up! ;)
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Yay, I just found a new word for "delete MS Windows" ;)

My latest favourite is "punny" because it is punny. ... Oh well, I can probably do better than that...
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Re: What are your favorite English words?

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Ha, good one, tiorthan! How about if you 'deleted' it by chucking your Windows running computer out of the window? That would give the pun a pleasing "completeness", in my opinion. :P

Back to our favourites - when I was younger, I was a big fan of "antidisestablishmentarianism", which I considered at the time to be quite a long word! Of course, that was before I started learning German... ;)

(All the Germans in the room are now thinking, "Long word?! I was saying words longer than that when I was six months old! In my sleep!")
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Re: What are your favorite English words?

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choccy_hobnob hat geschrieben:Ha, good one, tiorthan! How about if you 'deleted' it by chucking your Windows running computer out of the window? That would give the pun a pleasing "completeness", in my opinion. :P
I'd totally do that. If only my clients would agree that defenestration by defenestration was an acceptable buisiness-model.
Back to our favourites - when I was younger, I was a big fan of "antidisestablishmentarianism", which I considered at the time to be quite a long word! Of course, that was before I started learning German... ;)
It feels almost as long as a typical German compound.
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Re: What are your favorite English words?

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geology! I just love the way it´s pronounced! :freu:

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Re: What are your favorite English words?

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NITHERED .. learn something new from Durham.

nithered .. I'm nithered.. I am freezing cold.

I love that word.
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