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    Default Wordish Wednesdays - Wednesday word of the day

    We have FRIDAY night lights for the thrill of it and THURSDAY grumps for the chill of it, TUESDAY new tool day too. Who left out lonely Wednesday with nothing to do?

    I declare a word war, if this is popular we keep it otherwise brickbats.

    First, I need a moderator and victims every Wednesday. Moderators help maintain peace and guides our game.

    THE GAME: Post a complete sentence including some bicycle content and a difficult, obscure or often misused word such as "concomitant". Help raise our collective ability to read the New York Times. Break on thru to the other side.

    Self appointed moderator(s) will comment. The "game" lasts on full day with OZ and NZ getting a 1/2 day hallpass/jumpstart.

    See you next Wednesday and feel free to declare yourself in charge....sukah

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    Kick it - Beastie Boys reference in case you spent the last 20 years in a Swiss boarding school.

    Welcome to Wordish Wednesdays. Todays words are beautiful sounding and elegant when spoken. Choose your own word or use one that has been used today in a complete sentence that includes bicycle content.

    Loquacious
    lo·qua·cious
    lōˈkwāSHəs/
    adjective

    We all laughed hysterically after the worst section of Ballers Ride subsequent to a couple of unfortunate flats where Darren's normally loquacious manner was utterly absent. ha ha.

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    Taming my irritatingly loquacious chain with NFS this morning...
    DT

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    I learned that word from Mad Magazine:

    teacher: "Joshua, use 'loquacious' in a sentence!"
    little boy: "She bumped into me, so I told her to loquacious going!"

    Next.
    GO!

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    Endemic
    Epistemic
     

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    This whole darn place is epistemic.
     

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    Diaspora

    My great grandfather fled to Ankara Turkey, an area not conducive to cycling, as a part of the Crimean Tatar diaspora in the late 19th century.
     

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    Good start. Keep going.

    More in the beautiful word category.

    des·ul·to·ry
    ˈdesəlˌtôrē/Submit
    adjective
    1.
    lacking a plan, purpose, or enthusiasm.

    Forced to use clinchers by the Barbarian lord my formerly nimble Spectrum felt slow and desultory. Damn these clinchers, damn them to he!!

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    Although concomitant beer and wrenching is an honored tradition it results in the growth of the ball bearing diaspora endemic to dark corners of my shop.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Too Tall View Post
    Good start. Keep going.

    More in the beautiful word category.

    des·ul·to·ry
    ˈdesəlˌtôrē/Submit
    adjective
    1.
    lacking a plan, purpose, or enthusiasm.
    Sounds like my life story...
     

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    inchoate
    in•cho•ate
    in-ˈkō-ət
    adj.

    •being only partly in existence or operation : incipient; especially : imperfectly formed or formulated : formless, incoherent (Merriam Webster)

    "Wonderful things come from inchoate beginnings."
    Cottage cheese for dinner, Greek yogurt for dessert, eat that everyday an' it will make your butt hurt.

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    It's quiet around here today.

    Inspired by my son's recent discovery of Tintin, and the oaths of Captain Haddock:

    ec·to·morph
    ek-tuh-mawrf
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    a person of the ectomorphic type.

    Ectomorphs often make excellent cyclists.
     

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    Thanks for the reminder. Busy day!

    Today...words with Italian origins in honor of the Italian Masters.

    tar·an·tel·la [tar-uhn-tel-uh]
    noun
    1.
    a rapid, whirling southern Italian dance in very quick sextuple, originally quadruple, meter, usually performed by a single couple, and formerly supposed to be a remedy for tarantism.
    2.
    a piece of music either for the dance or in its rhythm

    Conversations of the most usual kind become Tarantellas when bored cyclists opine where mortals fear to tread.

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    Fiasco. From Italian for bottle; flask. Orig. theater slang for "failure."

    The chase was a complete fiasco because none of the racers would work together.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by whale_spout View Post
    Inchoate (adj.)

    •being only partly in existence or operation ... imperfectly formed or formulated : formless, incoherent
    Translates in Swedish as "Ikea"
     

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    I'll play.

    Alacrity

    He clipped in and said he would lead us out with such alacrity I knew it was going to hurt.

    Mike
     

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    With three teammates in the breakaway of seven riders, it was quite a snafu when none of them made it to the podium.

    OK, weak sentence, and most of you probably know the etymology, but for those who don't, it is "situation normal all fucked up." I always get a kick out of it when politicians or otherwise socially conservative folk drop it into polite conversation, not knowing the vulgar origin.
     

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    some fella said this word in an article, eleemosynary..a charitable offering. never in my life had i heard of that one.

    my method of disposal for unwanted derailleurs, brakes, and various components is eleemosynary; off to the co-op with them.
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    The US squad comprises some wily veterans,upcoming young talent and mid-career domestic pros to ensure a good balance of wisdom and strength.


    OK, it's a little mundane as word, since everyone knows comprise, but it is NOT a synonym of compose. The whole comprises the parts and is never "comprised of" them. I teach/taught French, and comprendre, besides meaning to comprehend, also means to include, as in comprehensive, and comprise derives from that. I guess if enough people start using "comprised of" like composed of, it will eventually be standard meaning, but until then, I'm sticking to my curmudgeonly pov. not quite as bad as using "insure" instead of ensure... (you don't call State Farm to ensure something is done right!). I need to find some more mellifluous (sweet or musical to hear) words to share, but in the spirit of some recent ranting threads, there you go. etymologically yours.
     

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    Persnickety.

    It's OK to be a little persnickety about your vocabulary.
    GO!

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