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B3B3 Posts: 19,380
Adorable:

Cuddly toys
Babies
Houses
Dresses
Shoes
Puppies
Kittens
Etc etc
I'm pretty sure it's a girl word but I have never and never will in my life adore anything.
Is there a word that does it for you?
In London. Keen but lazy.
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  • FireFire LondonPosts: 11,521
    "girl word"?
  • raisingirlraisingirl East Devon, on the Edge of Exmoor.Posts: 4,892
    I'm not sure what you mean?
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    Doesn't always end up as something worse”
  • B3B3 Posts: 19,380
    Would a bloke describe a puppy as adorable? It's a gender specific adjective. 
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 26,660
    French men would but the pronunciation is different.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • FireFire LondonPosts: 11,521
    "Henry adored his wife" . Seems fair enough to me.
  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 18,870
    It depends which buttons you’re referring to. Irritation buttons?

    Any number of modern Americanisms. Normalcy. Privacy pronounced with a long “i”. Going forward. (that’s two words, sorry) I could go on but I’m feeling more and more bad tempered just thinking about them.
    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • BenCottoBenCotto RutlandPosts: 3,094
    Buttons. Starting a topic with a single word and then elaborating. That’s just one more modern linguistic fad that irritates me.
  • hatty123hatty123 West YorkshirePosts: 106
    edited 4 May
    One of the directors at work is overfond of the word "fundamentally". It's not an irritating word in itself, it's just that everytime he talks to me, at some point I switch off and start counting how many "fundamentally"s he's used!
  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 18,870
    Yes, it gets to a point where you aren’t listening to anything that’s being said because you are waiting for the next one.
    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • B3B3 Posts: 19,380
    @BenCotto. I was setting out my stall.

    Would you adore a cuddly toy? Has the word  changed its meaning?
    In London. Keen but lazy.
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