One English Word/Phrase a Day Keeps Perpetuity Away!

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    So ever since joining BHW, I've been thinking: How the fuck would one go about rejuvenating the writing subsection?

    Seemed like an impossible task at that time, you would find like two or three posts (not even threads!) on a lucky month and there just wasn't any sort of incentive to even start such a hopeless endeavour:

    Literally nobody gave a shit.

    But as time moves on, some things change for better or worse and as my good friend @speedhawk45 would say

    ''THE TRACTION IS THERE BRO, YOU GOTTA GET ON THAT TRACTIONNNNNNNNNN UAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH''


    Yep, I'm seeing a lot of commotion in the writing section, new people, new faces, new questions, new threads, there's an uptrend of people just being there and sharing value, you know?

    I can sense it, there's this sort of visceral thing going on in my esophagus that's screaming at me to take action and I'm finally taking its woes seriously.

    There has never been a better time to go through with this, since it is within my belief that the writing section can and WILL become a respected subforum withing the community, attracting more writers, customers (mmmmm, scrumptious), hobbyists and generally spark more interest on a large-scale basis.

    BHW is known for many things, but its writers are not among them.

    There are numerous reasons for that and lack of talent is surely not among them.
    Lack of respect (from both sides!) seems to be playing a huge factor in this entire conundrum but let's leave that where it is.


    So this is where the nitty-gritty starts: How the fuck do I just come up and continually share things that would interest people on a large scale, be new and exciting enough to hold their attention, convert such people into following your thread and becoming invested into it and all while actually teaching them something???!!!

    Holy smokes, doom and gloom on the horizon, defeat inevitable, seppuku inbound.

    One word.

    I mean you ain't gonna lose that much time learning about it, it's a word after all. It's also nice to read something new, I mean there are some really cool words out there but ain't nobody got time for that.

    It's a perfect idea, yet there's just one problem:
    People dearly hold on to this belief that LEARNING NEW WORDS IS BORINGGGGGGGGG AAAAAAASSSSSSSSSS FUCKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK and who the fuck wants to be a snobby little dipshit with his Oxford fucking dictionary in his neural pathways or whatever?!


    And this is where I come in; Yeah I get it, most vocabulary manuals seem to not be suited for the general population, they are very esoteric in a sense- If you're not 110% interested in the craft, you can just go fuck yourself.

    Because when you wanna know what a word like palpable is and google is all like
    palpable
    ˈpalpəb(ə)l/
    adjective
    adjective: palpable
    1.
    (of a feeling or atmosphere) so intense as to seem almost tangible.


    oh yeah, now i gotta google tangible and so the fucking cycle begins, get what I mean?

    You can never just learn something, noooooooooooooooooooooo, you have to invest like half an hour to understand the entire concept and that sucks.


    On a different note, nobody forces you to reveal your power level to the world. You don't need to start writing like a 19th century aristocrat the moment you learn a phrase or two BUT

    why do people do that at all? Like what is the reason, you wanna feel better than me or something?

    For me, personally, I get SUPER excited when I'm writing something and my brain is all like 'bro, you can say that in a different way than before, remember that word we learned 0,7 months ago? Yeah, I do, here you go man'


    And that feeling is just amazing, you feel really cool, really, really cool.



    To address the weariness of learning, I'm gonna do my best to tell stories, rather than bore you to death with formal definitions.

    Stories do tend to stick with us, as we can always resonate with some parts in a way.
    I'm not the best story teller, but yo, if I can't keep stuff exciting, then nobody can.


    LET'S REKINDLE THE WRITING SECTION ONE WORD AT A TIME!
     
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    S U B S I S T



    what a nice and simple word, yet I’ve never seen it used before, not here and not anywhere else. I’ve accidentally stumbled upon it while browsing some memes and I was like ‘subsist? Did you mean exist?’


    but yeah, here’s the thing with the prefix -sub, it’s always taking away from the main word, making it less valuable, subservient, a glimmer of what it could potentially be.


    With that said, we can already kinda take a guess at what it means by using elementary logic: so you -exist and than a -sub comes and fucks you up, so you subsist!

    Subsist basically means clinging on for dear life since holy shit, rations seem to be dwindling and you gotta have more vespine gas to build more overlords so yeah, imagine a poor family subsisting on just a measly 200 bucks a month in downtown New York.


    there’s also some law shit attached to the word but since we’re not lawyers, fuck that shit, that would never remain in force or effect us in no way.

    The closest word to subsist, in my humble opinion, would be struggle and/or endurance. You’re struggling to survive with little
    subsistence,
    it really screws with your existence, perception and amiability of the planet.



    That would be it for today, let’s subsist on this one post so far, so that in the future, we may exist with a couple dozen of them!

     
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    I can't unmerge, but I can remove the merged content from the first post and put it in your second post. I'm locking the thread while I clean this up.

    You'll have to wait for me to get back on my desktop.

    Update: Done.
     
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    E M A C I A T E D


    words with the prefix -e always fascinated me. One would think 'hey, this thing means that' but than an -e comes along and turns the entire debate upside down.

    The prefix -e is quite peculiar and no matter the example, the result is always the same: It creates a quasi-antonym of the word that follows.

    When I think about emaciated, I often imagine a strong mace that lost all of its power and virility- all because of that damned -e

    That -e is an illness that rots the mace, making it very weak, unusable, useless.


    The most common technique -e uses to emaciate those around them is by depriving them of food, making them very thin, weak and feeble - therefore susceptible to illness.

    It's a vicious cycle, as your emaciated body can no longer produce the necessary antibodies to protect itself from illness.

    The closest word to emaciated would definitely be undernourished, since illness or lack of food is preventing the affected from eating/enjoying normal weight.
     
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    N U A N C E


    Nuance was quite the nuisance as a huge nuisance is created by a small nuance.




    It's a really versatile word but severely underused, not just on BHW but overall, the word could use some more exposure.



    People are probably too afraid to use it or mix it up with nuisance, since they do kinda look the same.



    I like nuance because whenever you feel like you have no fucking clue what the fuck to write about in an article, you can always hit your readers with the ol'



    ''The smallest nuance, barely perceptible by the naked eye, changes the entire...''



    It's a staple word, yet it instills some kind of 'depth' to your writing, it makes your reader think 'hey, this guy got soul in his words!'



    Oh yeah, I forgot to tell you about the meaning of nuance, basically, it represents any small change or difference in anything.



    That's it!


    See how much power through abstraction nuance gives you?
     
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    This one should be super fun.



    So you're at the doctor's, right? He puts on his greasy gloves, didn't wash them for years, prostrates you on his reclining bed- Your perked up butt is facing his visage, while your face is buried in the ground, hoping for it to all be over soon.



    Basically, being prostrate means being in position to take it up the prostate. Not even kidding, that's literally the position you take. You demand that juicy ass to be taken.



    So why should we learn about prostrate?



    It's used in religious ceremonies to signify respect and reverence in front of deities, especially during times of prayer.



    What else should we know about it? Your face touches the ground, your butt looks fat in those jeans and you're super submissive.



    When used as a verb, the finger has already been lodged into your prostate, making you feel stunned, weak and without any will to move.



    I'll let your imagination do the rest- I'm done with this word!
     
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    yo yo yo whaddup invaders Chris here and today we're gonna play a really quick game for a really quick word.

    yo, the last three days (and nights) have been nothing short of hectic for me, just work, work, work. Shaking that money maker, ya know?

    Anyways, enough excuses, LETS KEEP THIS SHIT ALIVE!!!


    Y A P

    This word is freaking awesome. Just awesome. I'm purposely trying to include it in every article of mine just because of its sheer awesomeness. Why?

    Because it allows you to so easily 1) bolster the ego of your readers 2) deny any sort of constructive arguments from the opposition

    Here's a sample and a sentence you'll see my use: ''Everyone's always yapping on about X, but the fact of the matter with Y...''

    See what's going on here? To yap means to annoyingly complain about something, actually a broader definition would be - voice yourself in a very sharp, even rude, manner.

    With that in mind, you can take any narrative that you're trying to prove in the article and simply spin it around, you don't need arguments of your own- Simply make the opposition look foolish for even DARING to voice their opinions!


    Hail fascism (it's a joke mods)

    Until tomorrow (hopefully!), yours truly,

    Chris Anderson Jones
     
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    so im on the prowl for a new phone, been reading like three thousand review articles. Most of them are shit since most of them weren't written by me ;)

    Anyways, as I'm trying to separate fact from fiction, my brain is all like 'dudeeeeee, this word, flagship, every fucking article has it!' and I'm like 'holy shit you're right bro, but what does it mean?!!'

    I knew that it had something to do with the main ship in a fleet as, you know, common sense dictates that the most important ship in a fleet is to be flagged. And I was right, it is the ship where the admiral is situated in!

    But that didn't answer my fucking question, why does every article have to use it and why does it have to be phones out of everything, like what the fuck, yo?!

    Upon further inspection, I realized that a flagship product, in this sense a flashy new iPhone, is THAT one product by a company which they rely the most upon; The best out of the best.

    Every time Apple releases yet another iteration of their shitty phone (jimmies are to be rustled), the flagship switches places and moves one number up! New phone, new sales, new money, new hope!

    That's it fo' today foos!


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    I'm always happy to find new words while browsing BHW, makes it feel worthwhile, all the mindless browsing, ya know?
    So yeah, I'm reading some shit on how amazon affiliates are being mistreated and I'm all like 'this gonn' be good!' and as I'm scanning through the wall of text, I stumble upon blip being used in a very unconventional (from my perspective) way.
    In my mind, I know what the fuck blip means, I mean it's literally a spot of light on a radar, I'm literally picturing the seven dragon balls on Bulma's motherfucking scanner or however the fuck that shit was called.
    To my surprise, blip had proven itself to be a lot more substantive than I previously reckoned.

    A much broader definition would be 'a minor change in an already established trend that happens suddenly and ends abruptly'

    So lemme give you an example to make this clearer: Your money site is earning you a consistent 10 dollars a day for the last year or so. Suddenly, you see huge spikes in revenue,15 or 20$ a day without any reason- you didn't add new content or do any SEO. The site just flourished on its own!

    But oh snap, after only 5 days, this temporary blip stopped and everything returned to normal.

    Get it now?

    The reason why blip is so cool is that 'blips' happen all of the time and that they are very interesting to any reader, they indicate potential change and what better way to show your expertise than to use one word, which signifies your massive experience in the field (yeah right), rather than 'minor changes happened and than they stopped happening' - You might spend a few more words and get a step closer to finishing your assignment BUT once you start working on real projects, word count becomes insignificant.

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    V E R I S I M I L I T U D E

    ''yo fuck you bro, i ain't learning that word in motherfucking never!'' - You


    Yeah man, I get it, the word looks like pretentious dogshit, when you gonna use this? lemme tell you, verisimilitude is one of those words that might look tough on the outside but it's all bark and no bite.
    Read this one till the end and relish in just how easy of a word verisimilitude is, it's almost childish, believe me.

    First thing we going to do, we gonna disarm the word, it's currently in its final form, let's see it naked, in its primordial state, like it should be:

    V E R I S I M I L A R


    Can you see it? VERY SIMILAR!!!- what a fucking joke!

    and remember how our first impression was to run away?! Never judge a book by its cover!

    Something that is verisimilar looks like the truth, one could say that it is very similar to the truth, haha!

    Following that logic, verisimilitude would be the state of something being verisimilar. Yeah, their meanings are very similar, the same basically, just gotta watch out for grammar :)

    So why do I insist on this word?

    You hit your readers with a sentence like this, right? 'The verisimilitude of Trump's claims are...'' Instant motherfucking authority, nobody questions a writer that uses the word verisimilitude, get what I mean?


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    I really like the word premonition, many conflate it with the boring ol' premotion but we're smarter than that.





    Premotion is basically just that, a previous motion.





    I've never seen it used and I don't like the word, it seems kinda useless. I don't know, I don't like to filter out words like this, but premotion just seems like the most useless word out there. Seriously.





    Fuck premotion, just don't mix it up with premonition, the real star of today's daily write-up.





    Premonition is the type of word you can use anywhere and at all times and it adds instant authority to anything you wanna say.





    Just listening to the word being spelled out tells stories about its power, it feels as if an old, white-bearded flagship (xD) admiral is bearing ill news about the weather or something.




    Here's an example of what I'm trying to say.


    ''Our premonition on Ripple's continuing downtrend have been correct.''


    The word adds like a thousand years to your reputation and seniority, it just makes your reader trust the shit you wanna shove down his throat you know?


    On to the definition, well basically, since it's a staple word in my opinion, we can loosely define it as a strong feeling that something negative is going to occur.


    It's closely tied to your gut feeling, instincts or whatever you wanna call it. That's why it adds so much authority to your words, people WANT clairvoyant prophets CHOSEN by the Gods themselves to tell them what the future is to bring.


    Just don't overdo it or you'll end up being seen as a looney :p


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    With courtesy and blessings from sir @Zwielicht the Great, I present to you the obscure, malfeasance.

    Looks like one of them fancy words and it is- I would personally never use it in articles or common speech unless I was referencing a person of public interest, any poltician would do as an example.

    What's important to note here is the latin prefix –malus (mal) which you'll see used many, many times in the English language- malpractice, malfunction, malicious…

    We already have a nudge on the meaning, basically something negative, bad, injured, destructive JUST something you don't want to have, right?

    With that being said, whenever you stumble upon any word with the prefix –malus, simply remember that is either something negative or that it NEGATES the meaning of the phrase that comes after it – malpractice, as a good example.

    I won't bother you with the meaning of feasance, we'll leave that for another time(lol, do it yourself :p just use common sense), but I'll show you how to remember the word malfeasance with ease.

    Defining the word will help us with that: A public official that acts against the law. It is thought that since it's against the law, that such practice is naturally wrong and harmful to society.

    The latter is very important to note as laws don't equal happiness or equal opportunity in real life.


    You have probably experienced this on your own skin as well.


    When I think about this word and when I think about politicans, I often wish that they were more feasible, instead of, you know, dormant little shits.

    And the moment i think about politicans being unfeasible, I think of the word malfeasance, since they are basically engaging in it by mere innaction.

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    I didn't change my actions and yet you continued this thread.

    I.
    Knew.
    You.
    Would.

    Game.
    Set.
    Match.
     
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    A P O C R Y P H A L



    Harsh, yet elegant, 'apocryphal' brings a slightly more pompous twist to the term 'fake news'. It's a term dating back to a time before we as humans were bombarded with a plethora of superfluous and dare I say crude abbreviations, acronyms, and teenage colloquialisms.


    With it's regal pronunciation, pedants will quake in their crocs when they hear this extraordinary word roll off your tongue. Ah·pohc·ruh·fahfahfah·uuuuul... Ahhhhhhhh·pohc·ruh·fahfahfah·uuuuul... Say it with me again... Ah·pohc·ruh·fahfahfahfahfah... uuuuul... Ah·pohc·ruh·fahul.

    Note the emphasis on 'ruh', located beautifully between 'puhc' and 'fah', phonetically spelt for your convenience. Verily, one could describe such a fit as masculinity sandwiched between femininity; the epitome of a ménage à trois.

    Not to be used in lieu of 'fictitious', users of the word 'apocryphal' have a predilection for the finer things in life. Opulent men and women who, while not wealthy in the monetary sense, make meaningful use of their expansive vocabulary.
     
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    While this post doesn't have any relevance in the thread, I just have to say, that was beautifully written Z. I'd blindly buy any book you write.
     
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    Well, I mean, it's relevant in the sense that it's a word being defined for the thread, like the other words @ScribScribScrib posted about. However, I made that post as a joke, so everything is exaggerated (even the pronunciation :p).
     
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    ''With it's regal pronunciation'' its its not it's sir, youre ESL.

    i still don't get regal in this sentence, answer my PM's dear!
     
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    I went offline because I was working on a car for someone.

    I just responded right now.
     
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    I meant my post :confused: apologies - I should have clarified that in hindsight
     
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