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Words you've never heard anyone say?

What are some great words that you have seen in writing but have never heard anyone say?

Milquetoast is one for me.

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by Anonymousreply 106/29/2020

"Present hole." We type it all the time on here, but I can only imagine the flabbergasted look on someone's face if it was said in polite society.

by Anonymousreply 206/29/2020

I've hear them all.

by Anonymousreply 306/29/2020

I've said them all.

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I was surprised to hear someone pronounce tumult as "toomult." I'd been saying "TUH-moolt." I prefer my way but I looked it up and I'm wrong.

Never heard anyone say eleemosynary out loud.

I've heard and said most of the ones on this thread so far.

by Anonymousreply 606/29/2020

I say tew-mult.

by Anonymousreply 706/29/2020

"I love you"

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I had to add the quotation marks to meet DL's 4 character minimum.

by Anonymousreply 1106/29/2020

R11, you can tap the space bar for that.

by Anonymousreply 1206/29/2020

Marginal Propensity to all-time favorite phrase.

by Anonymousreply 1306/29/2020

White liberal guilt.

by Anonymousreply 1406/29/2020

I didn’t hear the phrase “no worries” until I was in college.

by Anonymousreply 1506/29/2020

Jolie laide

I've only heard the word 'soignee' sang in 'On the Twentieth Century'

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by Anonymousreply 1706/29/2020

Gruntled. It's a real word but you only hear it in the word disgruntled.

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by Anonymousreply 1906/29/2020

Temblor. Used only in news reports. Quaff. Only in print media. I was about to quaff my beer when the temblor hit.

by Anonymousreply 2006/29/2020

Cockwomble and dotard. Perfect descriptions of tRump, though.

by Anonymousreply 2106/29/2020

“Yeah man, her pussy tasted great”.

Said by me, never.

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Buttle. Its what a butler does. Really

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