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Guat welcome
verbigeration might work

http://onelook.com/?w=*&loc=revfp2&clue=word+repetition


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Guess it depends on the frequency with which the word is used I think, whether is could be a personal cliché or a verbal tic.

I have a cousin who uses "hoe heet et" (what's it) really at such high frequency during converstions that had to ask him if he could lower it. He couldn't. That's definitely a verbal tic.
(lots of ticcies around )

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Pooh-bah: A pompous ostentatious officiale

Now that's a fine compliment.....

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Hindi तकियाकलाम (takiyākalām) is from takiyā 'pillow, support' + kalām 'speech, talk' (< kalam 'reed, pen'); so, support words. The other translation pillow talk already has a different meaning in English (link). Personal cliché was my nonce phrase. Been a while, shanks. Nice of you to drop by.


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Gautam, could you maybe say if the repetitive use of this word is irritating his students. If so, it's a case of hard-core tic.
Only heavy therapy can possibly change this habit.

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>heavy therapy

see, verbigeration

-joe (repeating myself, again) friday

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Yup, who can forget Rock Hudson and Doris Day?

It's good to drop by from time to time. Glad to be remembered.

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Sorry, I get lost in lists. I'll tell my cousin. Where there a word there is a way. Verbigeration then.

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tic

I like verbal tic or perhaps logorrheic tic.


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 Originally Posted By: BranShea
Etaoin:
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Pooh-bah: A pompous ostentatious officiale

Now that's a fine compliment.....


well, I didn't pick 'em.


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