⚡ ⚡ ⚡ SYNONYM BATTLE - Only The Strong Survive ⚡ ⚡ ⚡

  • Ketchup
  • Catsup

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  • Synonym
  • Cinnamon

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one of my favourite things to do, Tony, is to find out the etymology of a word to get a better sense of its meaning, so as to not just use words as like-for-like replacements.

late 15c., “tastefully ornate,” from Middle French élégant (15c.), from Latin elegantem (nominative elegans) “choice, fine, tasteful,” collateral form of present participle of eligere “select with care, choose”.

late 12c., “God’s unmerited favor, love, or help,” from Old French grace “pardon, divine grace, mercy; favor, thanks; elegance, virtue” (12c., Modern French grâce), from Latin gratia “favor, esteem, regard; pleasing quality, good will, gratitude”

elegance implies something refined, whereas grace is something more natural, humble.

to treat these as directly interchangeable, as if we can just have one or the other and not both, is to sacrifice the nuance of our language!

please be more considerate of nuance in making future threads. thank you.

(I would choose grace, hahaha :stuck_out_tongue: )


Wahey, Ant just got absolutely Acorn’ed

  • Acorn
  • Hatted tree nut

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You are too smart for me, my friend

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In light of the precedent that this has set I would like to pre-emptively point out that anyone who knows the difference between a public school and a private school is almost certainly a Tory.


Hurricane #1 played the Virgin Megastore in Kingston one lunchtime to promote a single ages ago (The Greatest High iirc). Got them to sign the single, little did they know I only bought it for the MBV remix, went back to school well chuffed

  • Megastore
  • Zavvi
  • U wot m8

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hello Dr. Spaceman!

do you know how mistake implies the individual’s hand in the matter, whereas mishap is very much a chance thing?

lucky for our friend Tony that he had the good hap for me to stumble into his thread, hey?


Ooh, this will really piss him off!

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  • Nick Kershaw
  • Howard Jones

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This will really piss him off


“ouch! that smarts!”

of course, I didn’t intend to cause any pain with my contribution to this thread, but I suppose that can be an unintended consequence implied by the Germanic origins of smart?


Look at this narcissistic arrogance!




Woodlice then

  • woodlice
  • chiggypigs
  • chickypigs
  • choogeypigs
  • chuckypigs
  • charliepigs
  • slunkerpigs
  • woodpigs
  • timperpigs
  • penny sows
  • sowpigs
  • grammasows
  • granddad gravys
  • granddads
  • granny greys
  • granny granshers
  • croogers
  • granfy croogers
  • granfers
  • granfergravys
  • granfygroogers
  • gramphycoochies
  • gramfycouchers
  • cheesybugs
  • cheeserockers
  • cheeselogs
  • cheeseybobs
  • chiselbugs
  • cheesers
  • cheeseballs
  • monkeypedes
  • monkeypeas
  • monkeypigs

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  • pillbugs
  • sourbugs
  • slaters
  • slateybeetles
  • woodpigs
  • treepigs
  • ashflies
  • leatherjackets
  • billybuttons
  • billybakers
  • bellybuttons
  • peabugs
  • nutbugs
  • crunchy bats
  • pishamares
  • ticktocks
  • flumps
  • carpetmonsters
  • ogopogos
  • parson pigs

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Had to split the poll in 2 as there were too many options.

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the other one is an english muffin. needs the qualifier