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TRex
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« on: July 17, 2017, 08:04:53 AM »

The one word which kept me short of a rosette. I don't recall ever encountering it before — definitely not a word that makes me slap my head in frustration for having missed. W-a-a-a-a-y less common than nuanced.
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« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2017, 08:44:12 AM »

Maybe this is another geographical thing - European v. non-European? I didn't play that particular game, but louche is a word I know well and one JCC uses often, unflatteringly and usually of actors.
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« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2017, 01:02:34 PM »

I was going to say I know TOUCHÉ, but I see the word is LOUCHE. Never heard of it!
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« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2017, 12:24:13 PM »

Not common to me, though I did come across it (maybe for the first time?) within the last few months.
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« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2017, 05:19:58 PM »

Been known to me for some time as an adjective implying sexual sleaziness ... one that finds frequent use here with respect to the reporting of the activities of certain politicians ...
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« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2017, 04:46:30 PM »

It seems anona was on the money - louche is used a lot more often in the UK than the US, or in fact anywhere else, according to the News on the Web corpus.

I doubt this signifies there is massively more sleazy conduct in Britain - it's probably more to do with which words a newspaper can use without getting sued for libel. (The Daily Mail website has 790 hits on the word!)

Anyway, I don't think it's a common word in the US or Australia, so it won't be treated as common for Chi purposes in future.
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« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2017, 08:44:17 AM »

Thanks, Alan.
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