Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by hobbsyoyo, Mar 29, 2020.
I keep hearing about that show.
EDIT: Whoops, wrong thread.
That is true too. Chesterfield was a significant brand of cigarette in the US for many years. It is long gone from here, but I guess it still lingers overseas.
Where in NC?
Fayetteville / Cumberland County
I never use "incredible" or "incredibly" in the way so many people do today, although I may use it literally to mean something or someone is not to be trusted.
I almost never use "nice" unless I mean "ignorant."
I don't think I've used "utilize" since reading G.K. Chesterton criticize its usage.
I've never really used any curse words except in direct quotations, but I don't censor them when I am quoting.
I like using "********" to literally mean "slowed down," especially around people who are overly sensitive to the word being used an an insult, but I've never actually used it as insult.
Also: conservator; narrativize
Can't think of one I conciously avoid either, except for some ableist or homophobic slurs.
I'm still waiting for an opportunity to use chthonic or sepulcher in thze same sentence just to brag about my big word brain.
I know sepulcher, but what is chthonic?
Note that now we can both brag about our big word brains!
That's just the recent one I saw on one of those 'word of the day' things, as those things bug me (Gas Station TV when pumping gas). There are others, but it's always words I never heard of and never plan to use.
Unless you're playing Scrabble or working on a crossword puzzle, using those words are just making you annoying.
Thanks. I lived in Orange County, outside of Chapel Hill for 20 years.
its utilization, I think he might have meant
I guess now that I think about it, I've stopped using "niggard"; too much risk of someone mishearing it.
With a few Smithisms and Youngisms thrown in to pepper speech, no doubt.
You've obviously been avoiding listening to people from the Deep South, New York City, and to ANY African-American, by the sound of it.
I don't use the word "optimize."
Chthonic means subterranian when referring to a deity that lives underground like Hades.
I stumbled on it a while ago in an article about the Slavic God Veles when I was on a wiki binge on pagan religions.
Autochthonic, a word often used to "indigenous peoples in an area since time immemorial," back in the 1800's by anthropologists, colonials, explorers, missionaries, and "naturalists," comes from a term in the Greek Mythic cycle for "people for grew or spawned from the earth they on."
Heres a pic of a chthonian
a creature from the works of HP Lovecraft that dwells beneath the earth.
Well, that's A use of the term. The word predates Lovecraft in origin by over 2500 years, but...
I'd guess that far more people nowadays are familiar with chthonian because of Lovecraft and the game Call of Cthulhu than are aware of its Greek origins.
I don't use the word anthropomorphism if I can help it. I constantly stumble on the pronunciation and it comes out like mangled Irish gibberish.
Separate names with a comma.