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Old fashioned words!

Postby Synch » Wed Jul 08, 2015 3:18 am

Help!

A colleague at work always says an old-fashioned word, but hasn't lately. When I went to ask her why she hasn't been using it recently, I've promptly forgotten what word it is! She can't recall saying any weird word either. Now its really pissing me off that I can't remember, although when I see it I'm sure I will remember it.

Its a word that is synonymous with fiasco or rigmarole I think. It is a word like balderdash, poppycock, flim-flam, ballyhoo etc.

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Re: Old fashioned words!

Postby SpeaksManyLanguages » Wed Jul 08, 2015 3:23 am

galimatias?
humbug?
twiddle-twaddle?
hog-wash?
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Re: Old fashioned words!

Postby spiderwrangler » Wed Jul 08, 2015 5:12 am

Gobbledygook?
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Re: Old fashioned words!

Postby Zathyr » Wed Jul 08, 2015 12:13 pm

Shenanigans, chicanery, hootenanny?
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Re: Old fashioned words!

Postby nikohl » Wed Jul 08, 2015 2:18 pm

Brouhaha!
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Re: Old fashioned words!

Postby Synch » Wed Jul 08, 2015 4:19 pm

None of those sorry :(
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Re: Old fashioned words!

Postby nikohl » Fri Jul 10, 2015 3:20 pm

Folderol?
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Re: Old fashioned words!

Postby lingrem » Fri Jul 10, 2015 8:27 pm

kerfluffle
shindig
bust
debacle
botch
crackerjack

What sort of context was it used? Like... make a sentence and leave the spot blank where it would go. Might help us!
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Re: Old fashioned words!

Postby Synch » Sat Jul 11, 2015 6:47 am

I'm trying to remember the exact context....

Something along the lines of: "lets make sure we document this so we don't have to go through the same ___________ again." So its a word similar to debacle, fiasco, ballyhoo etc, if I'm recalling correctly.
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Re: Old fashioned words!

Postby Zathyr » Sat Jul 11, 2015 7:43 am

Rigamarole?
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Re: Old fashioned words!

Postby nikohl » Sat Jul 11, 2015 10:25 am

He said rigmarole in his first post, so probably not that.

Malarkey? Claptrap?
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Re: Old fashioned words!

Postby spiderwrangler » Sat Jul 11, 2015 10:42 am

Clusterf***. ;)
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Darfel Kroven, Human Cleric of Tempus in Theis2's "Shipwrecked!".

Splits Focus in Thinkslogically's Lair of the Mountain King

Korga in Dlover's Hunters of Letrua.

Laughs Creepily in "Goblin Adventurer's League".

Korbrok, the dwarven telekinetic blacksmith berserker in Quarg's "An Adventure in Aldra".

Korrik Tallpine, a halfling monk with a shady past in Thinks' "The Wandering Archipelago".
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Re: Old fashioned words!

Postby Zathyr » Sat Jul 11, 2015 5:07 pm

Oh, so he did. Missed that when I checked.

Palaver? Hullabaloo?
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Re: Old fashioned words!

Postby nikohl » Sun Jul 12, 2015 4:27 am

Palaver's one I'd forgotten. I hope it's that... I'm running out of suggestions.
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Re: Old fashioned words!

Postby Synch » Sun Jul 12, 2015 4:47 pm

It wasn't any of those. I have a feeling it started with r, but not rigmarole.

You know, its probably one of those situations where I imagined it sounds like something or was used in a certain context but was actually completely different in actuality. Sorry I'm being vague. I'll know it when I see it!
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Re: Old fashioned words!

Postby RocketScientist » Sun Jul 12, 2015 7:54 pm

We used to say ridiculality back in college, but I'm pretty sure that's not a real word. lol. How about tommyrot?
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Re: Old fashioned words!

Postby spiderwrangler » Sun Jul 12, 2015 8:38 pm

Ruckus?
Tomfoolery?
Bunkum?
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Surviving Castle Heterodyne, a Girl Genius themed game where the players are sparks.

Fallout: Settlers, co-GM with Badge, set in the Fallout world as a vault of dwellers emerge into a changed world.

The Sundered Way, my 5e forum campaign.


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Darfel Kroven, Human Cleric of Tempus in Theis2's "Shipwrecked!".

Splits Focus in Thinkslogically's Lair of the Mountain King

Korga in Dlover's Hunters of Letrua.

Laughs Creepily in "Goblin Adventurer's League".

Korbrok, the dwarven telekinetic blacksmith berserker in Quarg's "An Adventure in Aldra".

Korrik Tallpine, a halfling monk with a shady past in Thinks' "The Wandering Archipelago".
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Re: Old fashioned words!

Postby SpeaksManyLanguages » Mon Jul 13, 2015 1:30 am

windbaggery?
prittle prattle?
kafooster?
errr... scuttle-butt?
slipslop?
blatherskite?
langerrhea?

wow, there are a lot of these words...
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Re: Old fashioned words!

Postby Synch » Mon Jul 13, 2015 4:45 am

Hmm, none of those (some excellent words though!)

I think it may have been schmegeggy! I will check with her tomorrow.
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Re: Old fashioned words!

Postby SpeaksManyLanguages » Mon Jul 13, 2015 5:36 am

Hm, a dictionary I use does define it in the same vine as all these other words. It seem to stand for nonsense / boloney / etc., with a additional nuance of "stupidity". With a similair word schmeggery wich means fool / dummy, but also absurdity / foolishness. Oh, the wonders of the languages. So colourfull, when in the field of swearing or calling out foolishness
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Re: Old fashioned words!

Postby Synch » Mon Jul 13, 2015 6:24 pm

It wasn't schmegeggy :(
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Re: Old fashioned words!

Postby nikohl » Tue Jul 14, 2015 5:28 am

Bugger. I don't know then, I'm out of ideas.
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Re: Old fashioned words!

Postby Synch » Wed Jul 15, 2015 4:24 am

Yeah me too! :(
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Re: Old fashioned words!

Postby lingrem » Wed Jul 15, 2015 10:08 am

what about "rubbish"?
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Re: Old fashioned words!

Postby nikohl » Wed Jul 15, 2015 2:07 pm

Amphigory?

And Twaddle. Twaddle's a good word. Not as good as amphigory though.
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