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    Weekly Word.

    Me and a colleague have started having a "weekly word" we try to fit into everyday speech for a week, it can be quite fun and i think we are going to run with it.

    this weeks word has been :

    "spasmodic"

    — adj
    1. taking place in sudden brief spells
    2. of or characterized by spasms

    Used to describe the state of our internet connection at the moment

    Not sure which direction we will take on the word of the week however, http://dictionary.reference.com/ has "daily picks" which could be used. one of todays is

    "flimflam"
    –noun
    1.
    a trick or deception, especially a swindle or confidence game involving skillful persuasion or clever manipulation of the victim.
    2.
    a piece of nonsense; twaddle; bosh.

    which i think we could use to describe most of the fault reports! Anyone have any ideas on unusual words we could try and use? So far we haven't been called out on the use of the word spasmodic which is a surprise.
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    "floccinaucinihilipilification"
    -noun
    1. an act or instance of judging something to be worthless or trivial


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dom_ View Post
    Blumpkin.
    just a quick google of this (without clicking any links!) makes me think its slightly unsuitable for a work environment, or any environment for that matter :x

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    Quote Originally Posted by LiamH View Post
    just a quick google of this (without clicking any links!) makes me think its slightly unsuitable for a work environment, or any environment for that matter :x
    There are some things that should never be acknowledged with a word to describe it.

    This is one of them.

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    Myself, @bossman and @webman played this game a year or two back at BETT. We come up with some strange words and had to use them in our conversations with the sales people - we got some strange looks )

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    Bum-steer Its the word of the week, well has been, for about 3 years at a local company lol

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    I used to have one of the those daily calendars with archaic / out of use words, and I managed to get the word in every single day apart from 2 I can remember.
    Sagittipotent
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    Quote Originally Posted by GrumbleDook View Post
    Sagittipotent
    Cadent
    Sagittipotent would be tricky.
    Might be able to fit cadent in there... "is the flashing light cadent or irregular?" on a fault

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