What is (are) your favorite, weird, goofy word(s)?

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  1. Peachyness

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    I learned a new one recently that became my new, temporary favorite word:
    Smellfungus :p :lol:

    What is your favorite word?
     
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    I've been partial to dorkfish thanks to Bill Engvall.
     
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    Brobdingnagian. It means really big.
     
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    Crapola

    and Really??!!??!! (said with so many different inflections that change the meaning)
     
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    Kerfuffle
     
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    "Whisht"

    It sounds so much more polite than "Shut up!"

    My kids-- both here and at school-- smile and stop talking when I say it.
     
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    Creepy, using REAL with a lot of emphasis (i.e. to my husband, "you're REAL cute"), whaaa (sounds like wh-uhhh for what when something is just unbelievable, derived from Despicable Me when the minions say it, hehe).....I probably have more but I'll stop embarassing myself now! :)
     
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    Easy Peasy Pumpkin Sneezy
    or
    Mayonaise (as a cuss word, my son started it and now I use it when I want to say a BAD word!)
     
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    chilax
     
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    ginormous, bajillion

    jejune, which is a real word no one uses.
     
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    I sometimes say "pain in my socks."
     
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    Flibbertigibbet
     
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    I'm partial to absquatulate, which is a made-up word meaning 'to stop squatting in one place and go squat somewhere else'. As in, "I've been in this coffeehouse long enough: it's time to absquatulate."
     
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    I love that TG!
     
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    Isn't it grand, though?

    Of course, I also quite like floccinaucinihilipilification, which is 'the act of esteeming something as worthless' - it's a nonce word recorded in the Oxford English Dictionary, made from four Latin adverbs (flocci, nauci, nihili, pili) each of which can be translated as 'worthlessly'.
     
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    Mine is "Yes indeed" when something crazy, tragic, or unbelievable happens. I also use it when my students are performing well.
     
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    I've loved milieu ever since I learned it in 8th grade from my vocabulary workbook (it sounded so funny when the teacher would say it). I already knew most of the words in the book so when I got to this word it was exciting since I'd never heard it before!
     
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    Ok, now I'm going to be looking for an opportunity to use this word LOL
     
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    TeacherNY, for your sake and the world's I hope you have to be looking for a long time - but the cynical part of me is not holding our breath.
     
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    :lol:
     
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    Another favorite - Pantificate and depantificate. To put on or take off pants. My BF needs to depantificate and put on shorts the second he gets home from work.
     
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    I love these words!!! :)

    Now, TG, just so you know, I've already used the word smellfungus a few times on my husband. :p But then he said that I was the one who was being a smellfungus and to knock it off. :D
     
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    I have a new one.

    I was on the Disney site yesterday, and someone talked about kids who have a bad case of 'affluenza"

    I LOVE it!!!
     
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    Alice that is definitely a good one.
     
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    Curmudgeon
    I just like it, kind of says "Leave me alone"
     
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    I use that word a lot, too.
     
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    I seem to recall affluenza from the 1970s... it was a great word then, and it still is.
     
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    I use "wonky" a lot to describe something that just isn't working correctly.
     
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    Yup, love that word!
     
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    A fifth grade student of mine once came up with

    humongarious

    which means really big!

    I also like discombobulated! My normal state of mind!
     
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    I like wonky, too, but also like hinkey. I tell my class that sometimes they give me a bad case of "the yips" and they always laugh. I just like the word.
     
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    I also use wonky. I like wackadoo, too. One of my old co-workers used to say that a lot.
     
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    I used the word wackadoo twice today while I was helping an ELL student fill in some answers on a test. She read the sentence to me with the blank left out and then I reread it with some of the word bank choices. When one was particularly wrong she'd make a face and I'd say "Yeah, that'd be wackadoo, can't possibly be that answer!" Yup, definitely a fan of wackadoo. And my ELL student clearly got a kick out of me saying the word too which helped take away some of her stress.
     
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    :lol::lol: NOw when I get out of bed in the morning I can announce "Time get going and pantificate!"
     
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    Hullabaloo! I love that word.

    Fiddlesticks instead of swearing or saying "What the . . . " I teach my kids to say this instead of OMG.

    Also "hasty," as in "If you don't hurry and clean up those blocks I am going to have to get hasty with you." Got that from my nephew.
     
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    These words are not said at school. I'd have to think really hard how I play with signs but I'm not sure if I do or if I could convey it.

    I do know sometimes we teachers will sign "I is fine" and mouth it too. We know it is incorrect so it is sort of a parody and way of saying it's no big deal, this too will pass. (This is not done in front of the kids).

    I love some of these words. I need to adopt them for my home vocabulary.:D
     
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    Pantificate is quite the mouthful. I just practiced saying it.
     
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    I had a poster in my room that said That's so GAY and That's so RETARDED, except I had those words crossed out, and the kids wrote better alternatives. So if someone said one of those phrases, I would just point to the poster and ask them to make a better choice. I remember one year a class adopted Poppycock! So instead, i would hear "That's poppycock!" all the time. I love that word now.

    I need to put that poster back up on the wall.
     
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    Right now my favorite word is Geebo, which is what my 20 month old grandson calls mangos.
     
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    I love using the word "fantabulous". I also like ginormous.
    My friend at school and I always say "Jimmy cracked corn"-and the other finishes with "and I don't care!"
    In light of the Charlie Sheen media hoopla-my family says "DUH-winning!" a lot!
     

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