I did not know there was a meaning other than relating to lubrication (in a machine type sense not in a sexual sense). So, I didn't learn a new word, but I learned a new definition for that word!
I like interesting words. Especially words that can actually be used in normal conversation. Obviously there are lots of weird technical words for things that I would never use and that is an enormous list, but that's a lot more difficult than finding words that can be used conversationally. For example: Simultaneity -- Learned that one in law school in a Wills and Estate class where the fact pattern involved a married couple each with a Will and we had to analyze the simultaneity of their deaths Legerdemain -- opposing counsel used this in a brief to describe the sleight of hand of my legal argument -- I was a little insulted, but I won! Jocular Assiduous Abjure Corpulent Brobdingnagian - I heard this on Big Bang Theory and read of review of the new Ford Super Duty truck and they used it too! Antediluvian Superannuated Enmity Vitriol (or vitriolic) Axiomatic (I use this often!) Piscatorial -- don't tell an Oklahoma fisherman that you admire his piscatorial aptitude unless you know him. He might think those are fighting words! Truculent Nadir Predilection Commensalism One of my favorite sounding words is exsanguinate. Of course, it sounds interesting, but its meaning is pretty awful. I did learn a lesson in making sure I know what a word means before I use it. I heard the word pederast before and I knew it was some sort of an insult. But, I once called someone that without knowing what it really meant. Be careful, that's a real insult. Don Snook -----Original Message----- From: arche...@embarqmail.com [mailto:arche...@embarqmail.com] Sent: Tuesday, September 20, 2016 11:57 AM To: Mercedes Discussion List <email@example.com> Subject: Re: [MBZ] Q for Larry Donald Snook wrote: > I am just impressed that you used the word "lubricious" ! It's no wonder you're impressed. Here's the primary definition: lu·bri·cious [lo͞oˈbriSHəs] ADJECTIVE "Offensively displaying or intended to arouse sexual desire." https://www.bing.com/search?q=lubricious+definition&pc=MOZI&form=MOZSPG ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ > From: Dan Penoff > It also implies my motivation is coming from the idea that I know better - I > don’t, nor do I profess to. It’s more a matter of overcompensation and > fiscal analysis on my part - Yes, the oil probably isn’t > bad/worn/exhausted/sooted up at this point, but I want the peace of mind that > the oil in my car is as clean and lubricious as possible, and I’m willing to > spend a little extra for that assurance. > > So it’s not a matter of, “I’m smarter than the guys who designed this to > begin with.” > > But thanks for suggesting it, Marshall. > > <grin> > > > > > On Sep 19, 2016, at 5:24 PM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes > > <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > > By changing the oil more often you're saying "I know better than MB > > engineers". Please submit proof that you know better than MB engineers. > > > Boy that sounds like a Marshall post don't it? > > > > > > -Curt > > > > > > _______________________________________ > http://www.okiebenz.com > > To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ > > To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to: > http://mail.okiebenz.com/mailman/listinfo/mercedes_okiebenz.com > -- arche...@embarqmail.com <arche...@embarqmail.com> --- This email has been checked for viruses by Avast antivirus software. https://www.avast.com/antivirus _______________________________________ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to: http://mail.okiebenz.com/mailman/listinfo/mercedes_okiebenz.com