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discomfort

Postby LukeJavan8 » Fri Feb 12, 2010 3:21 pm

I am hearing this word or non-word more and more and it
baffles me as to why: uncomfortability. Why use
seven syllables when three will do? - discomfort?
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Postby skinem » Sat Feb 13, 2010 3:54 pm

I'm not hearing this word, but don'tch know that more syllables=more intelligence? You know the saying "if you can't blind them with brilliance, baffle them with bovine scatology."

Where are you hearing it...print, tv, just people talking?

The thing I'm hearing more of in daily conversation is the changing pronunciation of 'access' or 'accessory'. I'm hearing both pronounced more and more frequently as if the word were assess...
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Postby LukeJavan8 » Sun Feb 14, 2010 12:25 pm

Mostly in conversation. "The uncomfortability of the situation really stresses me out". I work with
recovering addicts, and it comes up on AA/NA meetings.

I don't pay much attention to the access example, but shall
keep my ears open for it. Bovine scattology.
On another thread: "tarradiddling codswallop". I like
the bovine scattology.
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Postby Perry Lassiter » Fri Mar 02, 2012 2:47 pm

For years I have heard medical personnel say, "you may experience some discomfort." What they mean is "this is going to hurt like blazes!" Perhaps they don't want to alarm the patient, and it may not hurt as much as they expect, but still...And btw, why do they call us patients? We are less patient when we are sick than any other time?
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Postby LukeJavan8 » Fri Mar 02, 2012 2:49 pm

What bothers me a lot, and immediately set me on
edge, is the phrase" this may pinch a little", and
I about jump out of the chair.
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