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    Word of the Day: Not PeeWee Herman related

    Last month, I learned the word:

    "Charcuterie (pronounced "shahr-ku-tuh-ree") is the art of preparing and assembling cured meats and other meat products. But, many people use the term charcuterie to refer to an assortment of meats that are paired with different accompaniments, such as toast, fruit, cheese, and sauces."

    I had never heard the word before, but now that I have I notice it everywhere. And everyone else seems to have been using it for years, and I never heard it. What is the word for that? I'm sure it must be some type of psychological thing where previously ignored or unobserved phenomenon now breaks through and allows the subconscious to make a new pathway of recognition. If you know what it is, that will be my next new word. It is probably very obvious and I am completely looking over it again. Oh, the irony.
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    Baader-Meinhof Phenomenon: That will not be the new word
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    Quote Originally Posted by Earl_Leatherland View Post
    Baader-Meinhof Phenomenon: That will not be the new word
    a.k.a. the cognitive bias that made Jung pull synchronicity out of his butt. c.f. "apophenia"

    Also explains about 93% of religious experience. (The rest is sublimated horniness.)

    BTW, there's a great explanation that this behavior is not a bug but a feature. Basically, if you scurried around thinking there were tigers everywhere you were anxious AF but you didn't die, whereas if you were chill about patterns and explained in the cave about confirmation bias eventually you got eaten and anyway the girls wouldn't sleep with you because NERD.
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    Re: Word of the Day: Not PeeWee Herman related

    irregardless -

    Many scholars maintain there is no such word as irregardless because regardless already means “without regard.” The -ir prefix is redundant.

    I am not a scholar, but regardless, I refuse to accept this as a word.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Earl_Leatherland View Post
    irregardless -

    Many scholars maintain there is no such word as irregardless because regardless already means “without regard.” The -ir prefix is redundant.

    I am not a scholar, but regardless, I refuse to accept this as a word.

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    Re: Word of the Day: Not PeeWee Herman related

    Sneaked or snuck...it doesn't matter...you know what I meant, so get off my back.

    From Merriam-Webster: "Sneak had the past tense form sneaked when it first appeared in the late 1500s, but about 300 years later, in the late 1800s, the form snuck started showing up..."

    The irregular verb arrived in use in the 1800s. Does being in use for over 200 years allow this irregular verb to be knighted as worthy?

    Or should the list of irregular verbs be getting shorter as we "perfect" our language?
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    My boss uses "shoulda went" which sounds very backwoods, but turns out it's from Scots-Irish syntax. From central PA down to TN you hear it more often than "should have gone."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Earl_Leatherland View Post
    The irregular verb arrived in use in the 1800s. Does being in use for over 200 years allow this irregular verb to be knighted as worthy?
    Common usage morphs spoken language much more quickly than written language. I like genteel language but no illusions: it's a way for the Haves to maintain our supremacy -- it's our gated community of language.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    Common usage morphs spoken language much more quickly than written language. I like genteel language but no illusions: it's a way for the Haves to maintain our supremacy -- it's our gated community of language.
    Based on this analysis, I am not certain if the localized Buffalo / Western New York word "lookit" will be accepted one day as opposed to directing someone to "look at this".

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    Re: Word of the Day: Not PeeWee Herman related

    Mollynogging: frequenting the company of loose or immoral women.

    I'd like to do some mollynogging tonight.
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    Re: Word of the Day: Not PeeWee Herman related

    reconnoiter - to make a reconnaissance of / to review something

    "I reconnoitered my room to assess the level of anger my mother would be at when returning home from work."

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