The last word of your mother tongue you have learnt ?

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Re: The last word of your mother tongue you have learnt ?

Postby Michael » 2018-01-26, 7:08

(en) swatch a piece, pattern or sample, generally of cloth or a similar material
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Postby linguoboy » 2018-01-26, 22:29

(en) undercroft vaulted cellar in a manor house; ground-level car park in a multistorey building
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Re: The last word of your mother tongue you have learnt ?

Postby Dormouse559 » 2018-01-28, 4:05

(en)
benignant - (archaic) kindly, benevolent, beneficial, benign
cellarette - drinks cabinet

Oxford Dictionary says a cellarette is a cabinet, but the meaning must be broader because I learned the term watching the appraisal of a chest.
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Postby linguoboy » 2018-02-01, 15:30

(en-us) nubbin stretcher n. humorous (U.S. regional) a heavy rain that causes ears of maize to develop fully. [OED]
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Re: The last word of your mother tongue you have learnt ?

Postby vijayjohn » 2018-02-01, 15:41

I had a big smile on my face from joking around with księżycowy and then saw "nubbin stretcher," and my face immediately went blank as I thought, "What's that? Something that stretches out a condom or something?" (Nubbin managed to make me think of rubber).

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Postby linguoboy » 2018-02-01, 15:43

vijayjohn wrote:I had a big smile on my face from joking around with księżycowy and then saw "nubbin stretcher," and my face immediately went blank as I thought, "What's that? Something that stretches out a condom or something?" (Nubbin managed to make me think of rubber).

According to Wiktionary, it can also mean "clitoris". I haven't been able to corroborate that elsewhere, but it is a pretty natural extension (as it were).
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Re: The last word of your mother tongue you have learnt ?

Postby księżycowy » 2018-02-01, 18:51

vijayjohn wrote:I had a big smile on my face from joking around with księżycowy

Aww.... :blush:

and then saw "nubbin stretcher," and my face immediately went blank as I thought, "What's that? Something that stretches out a condom or something?" (Nubbin managed to make me think of rubber).
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Re: The last word of your mother tongue you have learnt ?

Postby Dormouse559 » 2018-02-01, 20:09

I'd only heard "nubbin" in a single context before now - a book from the Berenstain Bears children's series. One of the children gets into the habit of biting her nails, and the parents say multiple times, "You've nibbled your nails down to nubbins."
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Re: The last word of your mother tongue you have learnt ?

Postby vijayjohn » 2018-02-01, 21:07

I think I've read that one before, or tried to, but not very carefully because it was at someone else's house.

Actually, what I meant to say before was "my face immediately sank"...but "sank" might be too strong. Maybe "dropped."

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Postby księżycowy » 2018-02-01, 21:52

To the floor? Might want to pick that up. Seems like something to hold on to.

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Postby vijayjohn » 2018-02-01, 22:15

That sounds even stronger than "sank" to me. :P

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Postby linguoboy » 2018-02-08, 22:24

(en) intergluteal cleft
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Postby linguoboy » 2018-02-12, 17:56

(en) illeism the practice of referring to oneself in the third person
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Re: The last word of your mother tongue you have learnt ?

Postby Dormouse559 » 2018-02-12, 20:53

linguoboy wrote:(en) illeism the practice of referring to oneself in the third person

Huh, I learned that one just a few months ago, though I don't remember how.


(en) coreligionist - someone of the same religion as another person
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Postby linguoboy » 2018-02-19, 20:52

(en) zorb
(en) renitent
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Postby linguoboy » 2018-02-28, 15:25

(en) swivet
(en) confidante
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Re: The last word of your mother tongue you have learnt ?

Postby suruvaippa » 2018-03-11, 8:35

  (en) (slang) wasband ex-husband
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Postby linguoboy » 2018-03-12, 17:34

(en) toorie the pompom on a tam o' shanter (which I always thought was called a "tam")
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Re: The last word of your mother tongue you have learnt ?

Postby Ashucky » 2018-03-14, 10:54

A fairly recent word that I've seen used in news and social media:

(sl) dražilnik - a film teaser

It's pretty much a calque of "teaser", coming from the verb drážiti "to tease" (not to be confused with dražíti "to auction; to make more expensive").
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Re: The last word of your mother tongue you have learnt ?

Postby linguoboy » 2018-03-16, 15:02

(en) putlock, putlog a short pole inserted into a wall to support scaffolding
(en) ocellus an eyelike marking
(en) semmit, simmet a vest (UK)/undershirt (US)
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