Word of the week - Ootrogue

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Word of the week - Ootrogue

Post by ceejay » Sat May 11, 2019 7:17 pm

I was reading this article on the BBC website:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articl ... ural-world
and item 3, "Ootrogue" for some inexplicable reason made me think of Pattaya.
3. Ootrogue
It may look like outrage with its vowels confused, but an ootrogue is actually a sea undercurrent that pulls sand away from the shore. If you ever find your favourite beach stripped of sand, you can at least salvage a bit of fun by exclaiming: "I’m outraged by this ootrogue!”
At least you know what it's called now.

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Re: Word of the week - Ootrogue

Post by Smiles » Mon May 13, 2019 6:57 am

'Refulgent'.
Not quite as non-ubiquitous as 'Ootrogue' ~ nor as weird-looking ~ but I've only used refulgent once about 10 years ago when I needed a good word to describe Hedda :lol:
10 years later I had to look it up again.

Not many words use three 'o's, so it's kind of lonely out there.
Cheers ... ( and just one more reason why I love living in Thailand )

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Re: Word of the week - Ootrogue

Post by Gaybutton » Mon May 13, 2019 8:41 am

My guess is Geezer would view these words with great contumely . . .

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