This thread is for questions you have about words. Help out others and get help.
If you have a thought or you're trying to search for the "proper" word for an abstraction, post what you're looking for here. And anything related.
I'll start, I'm looking for a sonorous-sounding synonym for "seating area", or just another word for that. There must be several different specific name for an area with seats
Auditorium? - or Veranda, maybe. Room does have a nice swoop to it, but it's an emphasis most readers aren't going to hear.
Colors with a bit more to them, both in sound and in hue. Not stuff like pink or purple or yellow; stuff like rosé or mauve or ocher.
I'm lazy but here's some possibly helpful lyrics from Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
red and yellow and green and brown
And scarlet and black and ocher and peach
And ruby and olive and violet and fawn
And lilac and gold and chocolate and mauve
And cream and crimson and silver and rose
And azure and lemon and russet and grey
And purple and white and pink and orange
> red and yellow and green and brown
wowie thanks anon
I never actually knew that 'fawn' was a color though, and I've somehow never heard 'russet' before, so a non-sarcastic thanks, anon
>Colors with a bit more to them, both in sound and in hue
Get blown away, I've used this list hundreds of times in my writing and poetry.
When something means something other than intended, in a humorous way.
Something that is affected, something that is put on for the intention of an air of sophistication
Not sure what you're saying. But-
Appropriate as an adjective just means something is good or fitting or proper
Appropriate as a verb means to imitate or mimic someone else's work, ie. cultural appropriation might be carving totem poles and selling them for profit when you're not a native. Nowawadays I hear people using 'appropriate' as a verb to just mean "adopt" something (a style, etc.) so go ahead and follow the cultural grain of thought and use it like that if you want
I'll just post this here:
WHY ARE SO MANY RETARDS FUCKING UP WORDS NOW? I UNDERSTAND ETYMOLOGY BUT JESUS CHRIST CAN YOU FUCKING USE A WORD CORRECTLY
EPIC DOES NOT MEAN AWESOME
THIRD WORLD DOES NOT MEAN ANY SHIT COUNTRY YOU THINK
EVEN FUCKING FAGGOTS WITH "AUTHORITY" ON TELEVISION WILL SAY STUPID SHIT AND THE REST OF THE MORONS WILL PARROT IT AD INFINITUM
WHEN WILL IT END
>WHEN WILL IT END
IT WILL NEVER END. LANGUAGE IS CONSTANTLY EVOLVING
>EPIC DOES NOT MEAN AWESOME
IT DOES NOW TO A CERTAIN EXTENT ONLY TIME WILL TELL IF IT WILL STICK
>EVEN FUCKING FAGGOTS WITH "AUTHORITY" ON TELEVISION WILL SAY STUPID SHIT AND THE REST OF THE MORONS WILL PARROT IT AD INFINITUM
EVENTUALLY THOSE PEOPLE GET OLDER AND BECOME LINGUISTS AND WRITERS AND HISTORIANS AND ADD NEW WORDS OR NEW DEFINITIONS OF EXISTING WORDS TO THE DICTIONARY AND EVERYONE WHO DOESNT LIKE IT DIES
THIS HAS BEEN HAPPENING FOR GENERATIONS
I study language and I am not sure where to draw a boundary between jargon and slang. Slang is used to share information in an original way which can not be inderstood by "outsiders". Doesn't jargon work the same way?
Those aren't really synonyms though, grin means the smile has to be open-mouth, and smirk is entirely different. Beam is accurate but it is also a more extreme smile, and could be excessive if used too much.
slang is culturally developed, jargon is developed around specific jobs/tools/tech/gear that only specialists use. note I said "developed," because it can then bleed into popular use and become standard use; this applies to both slang and jargon.