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#202320 09/07/11 03:19 PM
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sailworthy
(listed as obs. rare by OED)
Of weather: Admitting of the use of sails.

The weather was perfectly sailworthy just hours before the hurricane struck.
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but in somewhat limited use today in a slightly different sense..
Of sailboats: in good sailing condition

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Maybe the transfer in meaning from weather to boat happened since the time sailboats got outboard or inboard engines. The weather became less of an issue? Hurricanes of course would still mean 'unsailworthy', but wind still is no longer a problem.

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tardiloquent
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Speaking slowly, slow-speaking

in Reading the OED, Ammon Shea suggests, "In my estimation, there are only two possible reasons people speak slowly. Either they are not quite bright enough to get the words out any faster or they think you aren't quite bright enough to understand them any other way. In either case you're stuck in a conversation with someone who is tardiloquent, and something has gone horribly wrong."

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[snort] laugh

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there could be a third way....
I've noticed when people talk to the hard of hearing, their speech slows too.

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Originally Posted By: Candy
there could be a third way....
I've noticed when people talk to the hard of hearing, their speech slows too.


as one who has ~50% hearing loss*, I often need to tell people not to speak up but to slow down..

*this effectively means I'm guessing half the time at what was just said!

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Where googling tardiloquent gives 0 hits and instead presents ample entries for grandiloquent, the word gaudiloquent: speaking with joy or happiness, gets 169 , which is pretty obscure too.

* I hope you can 100% read what was just written wink

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gaudiloquent: speaking with joy or happiness I love it! Thank you!

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