questionswhat are your favorite imaginary/improper words?

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I use the word libary constantly. I get a kick out of how often it's not noticed considering I am using the word in the library.

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"Fagetaboutit". --The tax man just keeps on coming. Fagetaboutit!

"Myan" --Myan computer keeps crashing.

"Axing" --Now don't laugh, I'm axing a serious question here.

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My current favorite is "Kerfuffle" and I also use "Monkey!" as a curse word. Monkey!! is very effective, and you don't have to check and make sure there aren't little ones about when you say it.

Example: "Aw, Monkey I forgot to buy coffee." This actually has happened to me. Once.

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@shrdlu: [ahem] Kerfuffle is in fact neither imaginary nor improper. It's a legitimate word, probably derived from a Scottish Gaelic word. I've used it for maybe 20 years, partly because I like the sound of it http://tinyurl.com/9ej6c9c and partly because it's unusual and furthers my hobby of introducing new words to people, occasionally against their will.

My own favorite expletive is FOOP! Short, staccato, starts with an F, and is entirely clean and totally nonsensical. I had a psych professor some mumblemumble47mumble years ago who said in class, "You'll never forget this; it will come back to you in one swell foop." And so it has. FOOP!

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"Igry" is a word invented by some friends of mine, meaning "painfully embarrassed for or uncomfortable about someone else's incredibly poor social behavior," or used as a descriptor for said poor social behavior. Like if your roommate lets loose with some incredibly racist joke at a rather staid social event, and it makes you die a little inside, that was an igry thing to do, and it makes you feel igry. This word is actually quite useful. It also has the side benefit of being an out-of-the-blue instant answer to that stupid "-gry" riddle.

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@magic cave: Well... I point out that I had just seen @thunderthighs use it, so it was fresh on my mind. To be pedantic, Monkey also does not qualify, either as imaginary or improper. Still, I like them both.

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"In all seriosity," I like to use the word "fabulosity."

I use those about a gabagazillion times a day.

I haven't read everyone's answers yet: has anyone picked on you for 'grammer' yet? ;-)

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I call my dog Dorkasaurus, does that count? (Her name is Sophie but she is such a dork sometimes!)

When my son was small he called strawberries "strawbabies" and I still say this 20+ years later.

I also use 'gazillion" a lot even though it's not a real number :)

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guh!
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uber
ethernet (with lower case e)
xkcd
I better stop here my spell check may have a heart attack!

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@magic cave: I use FLOOP (sometimes floopy, floopiness, or flupidosity!) in the same way. :D

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Automagically
Absotively posilutely
Dagnabbit
Druthers (if I had my druthers...)

Like @ohcheri, my son and nephews created a few words I still use:

Dot dog = hotdog
Farfarcy = pharmacy. Far-far-see

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@ohcheri: :-) I have a Sophie, too....but she's a very regal and elegant Border-collie mix. I might just have to borrow your "Dorkasaurus" reference to describe my coonhound mix, however....her real name is Miss Goofie Girl because she's such a dork.

And you reminded me of everyone's favorite childhood word: pasketti.

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Icktified, a friend used this a few days ago. Bleenpork - means nothing, just a word used in frustration. Personal favorite is fugly.

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This won't count as a not-real word or phrase, but after seeing the commercial (Oreos, I think?), my new favorite expletive is "shut the front door!"

I also really like one of the word filters from the regular Woot.com sites: "Oh, my fruitful garden!"

I just about lost it when they officially added the word conversate to the dictionary, however. (Yes, irregardless makes me nuts, too....O-o....but at least it's not considered to be a 'proper' word.)

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@reginafilangee: Sophie is Australian Shepherd, very close to your Border...gotta love 'em!

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@thunderthighs: My nephew says flutterby instead of butterfly, so perfect ♥

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I nominate a word invented in house: Spoustitute. We were brainstorming for a word to describe people that live together but are not married and could be applied to any gender or sexual persuasion. We combined Spouse and Substitue for the word (though once we invented it, we realized the second half could be considered Prostitute).

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Tuit, as in: I'll get that done as soon as I get a round one.

And if you like that one, I've got brazillians more where that came from.

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@reginafilangee: "conversate " ??? Oh, dear net ghods, what have you wrought?

:::gagging sounds:::

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@nortonsark: That's a good one! Just made a new, similar word pop into my brain, even though I don't have one: Spousestitude. As in when one's spouse is having an attitude toward other spouse for.....well, spousal-type reasons. (You know, disagreements about whose turn it is to do the laundry, bathe the children, etc.)

Edit for clarification in poor sentence structure: what I don't have is a spouse. I think I do have a brain, although not everyone might agree.

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Flucky - to the person who plays the lottery for the first time....and wins.

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I used to call my dog Fudgie-wudgie-kins. Her real name was Fudge. Poor dog, she had so many goofy nicknames, I'm surprised she ever came when called.

My one cat I call Smooshie-kins. (My brother called her smoosh face when she was a kitten)

Grarg is a favorite when I'm frustrated.

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My favorite non-words are sci-fi related -

Stargate - fron (head)
Farscape - frell (curse word)
Battlestar Galactica - frak (curse word)

As a technician and former military member -

FUBAR

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Conversate is my favorite from the list above. These are awesome!

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@jsimsace: You took the word right out of my mouth, er, keyboard.

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@reginafilangee: I wasn't blaming you; I was agreeing with you!

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@srfoolishbuyer: I see your grok and raise you a Pan-galactic gargleblaster (which I will now proceed to drink since I already have the glass raised up.)

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@daveinsocal: Noooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!! Please don't be the guy who uses that....shudder....word. You don't wanna be that guy.

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@magic cave: Oh, I could tell that you loathe it as much as I....but I misinterpreted your comment as scolding me for even throwing it out there as an affront to the English language. You may be right, though. If we refuse to speak of or otherwise acknowledge its existence, do you suppose it will go away??? (One can hope and dream.)

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@pickypickypicky: That was uber with a u not a Ü. My ancestors are German not me, not.
(grand parents use not as a form of (don't you agree). Not the 90 fad of changing the entire meaning of a sentence.

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@reginafilangee: You know what some people say to that? Meep. lol

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Anyone else old enough to fondly remember sniglets?

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Cooklings (small cookies)
Crackles (crunchy crackers)
Brathead (my dog)
Cathead (my cat)
Fricken (a merger between "freaking" and "censored")
Thingamadealie, Thingamajig, Thingydingy (something I can't name at the moment)

I use a lot of made up words, but not many of them come to my mind on demand.

We also use "grok", "shiny" and "FUBAR" a lot in my social group.

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@daveinsocal: I was just pontificating about how the "irregardlessly" people don't understand how language changes + that eventually it will join us : ) I actually find myself saying woot in a non woot related way, the emotion evoked changing with the tone of voice used. And kerfuffle is also currently in my rotation @shrdlu For a long time, I was trying to get romantical into more general use + now I'm doing the same for snackle. Twitter is my medium for word pushing. I also have a secret crush on spiv, which I read somewhere (apocryphal, of course, so very suited to the word) is an acronym for suspected person itinerant vagrant.

My mother was very anti profanity so my go to as a child was shipfitter. And for the science fiction angle, there's always the Legion of Superheroes 30th century standbys "grife" + "sprock."

If I'm really annoyed I go back to Latin and use the irregular imperatives for their sound (all c's sound like k's): "dic duc fac fer"

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This is an oldie but goodie.

I have a buddy that likes to "guesstimate." While I can't bring myself to guesstimate - I prefer to guess or estimate, proper-like - I do like hearing it.

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Some have been mentioned above already, but:

dagnabbit (or dadnabbit)
druthers
frak
fut the whuck (generally as a question)
egads

My sister called coffee "cossap" when she was very young. I still use the term occasionally.

I've given up on trying to police use of irregardless...

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Heebie Jeebies...I get a bad case of the Heebie Jeebies when I see a spider run under my bed.

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Whasisface...I can't remember his name but you know who I mean...Whasisface!

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@ohcheri: No way... I call my Best friend a Dorkasaurus Rex all the time!!!

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Flarp! As in I didn't feel like doing anything this weekend, so I flarped around the house. It's a word of my own invention as far as I know.

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@reginafilangee: I fear we're stuck with it, if it's already official. I'll have to content myself with snickering inwardly at people who use it.

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@srfoolishbuyer: Grok is still used in my household; we're a couple of old hippies.

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@moondrake: Actually, thingamabob and thingamajig are real words, as are doodad and doohickey. All of them are in a 50-year-old dictionary I have, and the Firefox spell check lets them pass by without a murmur. Apparently, lots of people needed a word for something when they forgot what it was was really called.

I've always been able to use a computer mouse with either hand, and I switch when I'm busy and my hand starts cramping. I keep getting asked whether I'm ambidextrous. "No, just ambimoustrous."

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I don't understand all the fuss. These are all perfectly cromulent words.