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Nozzle / Nozzled The World's Most Generic Word

Meaning determined entirely by the context it's used in.
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Examples:

"Were you drunk last night?" "Drunk? I was bloody nozzled!"

"I nozzled my girlfriend last night..."

"I'm Warnin' Ya,' try that again and I'LL NOZZLE YOU!"

"Smacked 'im right in the nozzle I did."

"Not sure what's up, get this burning pain in my nozzle when I pee."

"Saw you two nozzling at the movies the other night." (Just kissing, not the... other thing)

"I heard that the prosecutor nozzled the evidence that would have exonerated the defendant."

Etc. (examples 2, 3, 4 by Ray)

I like the idea of it being used to mean exact opposites, which I think is only done with one word now, "shit" as in "the shit" for good and "shit" for bad.

That might be a bit tricky though.

I could picture a day when the original meaning of the term draws laughter. The old grey haired science teacher explaining hydronics: "Then you grab your nozzle and twist it vigorously... what's everybody giggling at?"

doctorremulac3, Jan 14 2023

Contronyms https://www.grammar...0-verbs-contronyms/
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       This is a good set that you've set us here. But from the outset, it was never set to be the world's first. If it had been you'd be all set. I hope you're not upset
pertinax, Jan 14 2023
  

       Copy that.   

       "First" - Changed to "Most"
doctorremulac3, Jan 14 2023
  

       // … the idea of it being used to mean exact opposites, which I think is only done with one word now… //   

       Contronyms (link) are very common.
a1, Jan 14 2023
  

       Contronyms, or Janus words, are the bane of communication and all use of them should be deprecated.
Loris, Jan 14 2023
  

       Anyway, main point is a word that is completely generic. Let my guard down with the exact opposite thing, but that's not the idea.
doctorremulac3, Jan 14 2023
  

       //Anyway, main point is a word that is completely generic.//   

       But we've got that ready, it's 'fuck'.
Loris, Jan 14 2023
  

       I think "fuck" has it's limitations.   

       (hits the idea's chest with the paddles one last time, glances as the flat line on the IECG, (idea electrocardiogram))   

       Okay, let's call it. Time of death: 11:41.
doctorremulac3, Jan 14 2023
  

       This idea is
pocmloc, Jan 14 2023
  

       ...nozzled.   

       Ironically.
doctorremulac3, Jan 14 2023
  

       //Contronyms// are vital to understanding the development of human thinking over time.   

       Take "fast": the real meaning of "fast" is something like "fully committed". That's what running fast and standing fast have in common. So long as we remember that, we have some hope of avoiding ridiculous mouthfuls like "fully committed" when expressing this very important concept.
pertinax, Jan 22 2023
  

       Ah'm fast nozzled an its generic!
pocmloc, Jan 22 2023
  

       ////Contronyms// are vital to understanding the development of human thinking over time.
Take "fast": the real meaning of "fast" is something like "fully committed". That's what running fast and standing fast have in common. So long as we remember that, we have some hope of avoiding ridiculous mouthfuls like "fully committed" when expressing this very important concept.//
  

       So what you're saying is that contranyms could be useful for linguistic scholars, who have access to a mythical dictionary with the "real meaning" of words, for some esoteric conception.
And all we have to pay for that is the occasional disastrous misunderstanding due to an accidental ambiguity?
  

       I disagree.
Loris, Jan 22 2023
  

       You're fast, I'll say that for you.
pertinax, Jan 23 2023
  

       Not to be a nozzle, but this idea probably got nozzled the minute I nozzled it. Some bakers have nozzled it into different directions which is great, but nozzle this, sometimes you can’t nozzle something that was already nozzled before it was even nozzled.
doctorremulac3, Jan 23 2023
  

       Wait till you hear about noxxled.
pocmloc, Jan 23 2023
  
      
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