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 daver987654
Joined: 11/2/2011
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I suspect this will be a very short running thread but has anyone else read a word which they only know because of POF.

Last night reading Catch 22, one of my favourite books of all time, I came across the word otiose.
 Chuzz16
Joined: 3/26/2011
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Posted: 5/11/2013 8:13:33 AM
Oh no!

I hope Alice doesn't see this thread
 Nottinghamfellow
Joined: 4/5/2012
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Posted: 5/11/2013 10:08:14 AM
Its the O word for me too... I will make a further contribution should I remember any others... I suppose "gravy" as an expression, does that count?
 Jo van
Joined: 5/23/2009
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Posted: 5/12/2013 4:57:50 AM
"BBW"
"Troll"
"Flame"
"Bait"
And many others, which I can't be bothered trying to remember now..
All of the above were new (to me), as previously, I had no experience of "social media", or fora/forums.

Posting here, led me to other fora, which led me to other fora.
I have learned much, and followed links to other sites, which have made me aware of all sorts of stuff.

For me, the POF forum was a "gateway drug" to a whole world of information, which is available 'on-line'.
My name is Jo, and I am now an addict...
 imanorangetiger
Joined: 12/29/2011
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Posted: 5/12/2013 6:01:59 AM
Dating terms I was unfamiliar with before first joining POF back in 2009 were Bigger Better Deal, high maintenance, princess, and gaslighting. I know what they mean now.
 TheRe-SownRose
Joined: 2/3/2013
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Posted: 5/12/2013 6:20:08 AM
Gaslighting - although it was something I knew about I didn't know that was the term for it.

BBW

Think that might be it. Have to say this is one of the tamest forums I have ever used, not that that's a bad thing!
 icarusi
Joined: 2/20/2007
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Posted: 5/12/2013 3:42:57 PM
Neologism ------ ------- --------

Is titterosity really a stunt word?

Not forgetting sarchasm and ignoranus.
 imanorangetiger
Joined: 12/29/2011
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Posted: 5/13/2013 6:16:11 AM

Never heard of Gaslighting before


Nor had I up until last summer though I did have a little light switch go on in my head after reading about it. There's a POF thread about it if you search the word in the forum.
 Chuzz16
Joined: 3/26/2011
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Posted: 5/13/2013 7:51:59 AM
I've learned that 'no thanks' doesn't seem to mean 'no thanks' to some people
 GeordieColin
Joined: 10/18/2012
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Posted: 5/14/2013 4:14:30 PM
"Troll"


Is a word that I had to look up upon joining here. I soon came to believe that it is often a word used out of context by those who simply do not like what is being said,or dislikes the poster.
 Nottinghamfellow
Joined: 4/5/2012
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Posted: 5/15/2013 5:29:02 AM
Strange, for I read that as saying the profile owner is independant financially and is not looking to sponge off others. . Not sure where ambition comes into it. . .
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