Commonly Used Words That Don't Exist

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  1. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    I've also had my fair share of Jafos

    :eatdrink013:
     
  2. richgem

    richgem suffering from chronic clicker hand cramps

    I have several friends who are teachers so I feel your pain.
     
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  3. Sara-s

    Sara-s This Pun for Hire

    Then there are the overly intrusive bosses known as "snoopervisors."
     
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  4. richgem

    richgem suffering from chronic clicker hand cramps

    See synonym: mother-in-law

    :lyrtuy5:
     
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  5. Sara-s

    Sara-s This Pun for Hire

    A friend made up a word for waiting around for someone else to give up (or possibly throw away) something you want.
    This is known as “vulching”- i.e. behaving like a vulture.

    In New York, one is very likely to vulch a parking spot.
     
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  6. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    I do that when I try to get to the library here and the spots are full. Am I a vulture?
     
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  7. Sara-s

    Sara-s This Pun for Hire

    No, you are a "vulcher"
     
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  8. Paul Turner

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    Je vulche
    Tu vulche
    Il/Elle vulche
    Nous vulchons
    Vous vulchez
    Ils/Elles vulchent
     
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  9. Sara-s

    Sara-s This Pun for Hire

    En Français ou en Anglais, tu vulche!
     
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  10. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    Just making sure I still remember mon fran-say.
     
  11. richgem

    richgem suffering from chronic clicker hand cramps

    fetchez la vache?
     
  12. swarden43

    swarden43 "It's your shave. Enjoy it your way."©

    Go get your what???
    :lyrtuy5:
     
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  13. PLANofMAN

    PLANofMAN Paperboy

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    Not to be confused with 'manglement,' which is like 'management,' but with added micromanagement from superiors, who use their petty power to snarl up a business's smooth work flow.
     
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  14. BigMike

    BigMike Well-Known Member

    These two drive me crazy: 'desirement' and 'orientate'.
     
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  15. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    Is "Orientate" the new buzz word for "orientation"? I'm not familiar with "desirement". Back to orientate, the fancy fad fellas would love to have used "vacate" for "vacation", but they were stuck when realizing that "vacate" already is a word.
     
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  16. BigMike

    BigMike Well-Known Member

    Things required vs things desired are requirements and desires (but people say desirements).

    Allow me to help you get properly oriented (but people say orientated).

    I don't like these invented words but they seem to be catching on.
     
  17. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    Well, orientate has been a recognized word in use since the mid 1800's, almost 200 years. So, it looks like it is here to stay.

    ..
     
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  18. swarden43

    swarden43 "It's your shave. Enjoy it your way."©

    My research came up with use of the word "orientated" back in the 1800s, as well.
    Also in the Merriam-Webster dictionary and the Cambridge University dictionary.
     
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  19. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    Here's one I don't understand...why say "Instantaneously" when you can just as well say "Instantly" and mean the same thing?
     
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  20. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

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    You just quoted 90% of my vocabulary, Charlie.
     
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