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26th May 2011, 09:15 AM #1
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 :
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
a trick or deception, especially a swindle or confidence game involving skillful persuasion or clever manipulation of the victim.
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.
Last edited by LiamH; 26th May 2011 at 09:17 AM.
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26th May 2011, 09:39 AM #2
26th May 2011, 09:41 AM #3
1. an act or instance of judging something to be worthless or trivial
26th May 2011, 03:09 PM #4
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
Originally Posted by Dom_
26th May 2011, 03:21 PM #5
There are some things that should never be acknowledged with a word to describe it.
Originally Posted by LiamH
This is one of them.
26th May 2011, 03:26 PM #6
26th May 2011, 08:54 PM #7
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 )
26th May 2011, 09:41 PM #8
Bum-steer Its the word of the week, well has been, for about 3 years at a local company lol
27th May 2011, 01:06 AM #9
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.
27th May 2011, 08:33 AM #10
Sagittipotent would be tricky.
Originally Posted by GrumbleDook
Might be able to fit cadent in there... "is the flashing light cadent or irregular?" on a fault
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