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A wordy but now-retired coworker used to refer to emergencies as "emergent situations." (He once told me I should use my leave time so as to give myself a "restorative break." He could have left out the last four syllables. )
Whenever I see or hear the word lollygag I'm reminded of an episode of The Flintstones where Fred proactively ended the feud with his country cousins the Hatrocks, then unwittingly reinstated it.
"Massive Ordinance Air Blast"? I always thought -- and since we're talking about the military there may be something to this -- that it stood for "mother of all bombs." :o Somewhere, in fiction at least (if nowhere else), there must be a Moab Airlines, with a photo of planes capt...
Several European languages (German, French, Russian, Polish, ...) use the English word smoking for tuxedo. Tuxedoes were considered similar to smoking jackets . Interesting that French uses the English word to represent a tuxedo, since France actually has a government watchdog agency to "safeg...
Unguentous ? :? I prefer the related unctuous , though I guess that "oilyness" is more metaphorical. :) I saw the word in a nostalgic article about the Isley Brothers in reference to lead singer Ronald, calling him something like "maybe the most unctuous of the soul balladeers."
The kind of clickbait I don't like is the type like Luke described, where the link teases info about a person who is not included on the target website, or a "photo" of an event that never actually happened.