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Postby damoge » Sun Dec 19, 2010 8:18 pm

hey,all, is "fiesty" related to "fice"?
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Postby Slava » Sun Dec 19, 2010 10:47 pm

damoge wrote:hey,all, is "fiesty" related to "fice"?
Well, dictionary.com says it might be a back-formation from feisty.

However, etymonline.com goes the other way. I especially like this part: "The 1811 slang dictionary defines fice as 'a small windy escape backwards, more obvious to the nose than ears; frequently by old ladies charged on their lap-dogs.'"

So, at your holiday dinners you might wish to make it a point of not being "feisty."
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Postby damoge » Sun Dec 19, 2010 11:04 pm

hmmmm thought fice was a plural form of a kind of dog...
mixed breed...
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Postby Slava » Mon Dec 20, 2010 1:05 am

damoge wrote:hmmmm thought fice was a plural form of a kind of dog...
mixed breed...
Would that be one fouse, two fice? As in head bugs?
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Postby damoge » Mon Dec 20, 2010 2:47 pm

actually, i think it's one feist, two fice, like mice, meister.

please excuse typing, working one handed.
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Postby LukeJavan8 » Tue Dec 21, 2010 2:42 pm

Hey Debby, good to see you again, even if it is here.
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Postby damoge » Tue Dec 21, 2010 3:03 pm

hope you got my belated reply elsewhere, luke
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Postby damoge » Tue Dec 21, 2010 3:03 pm

hope you got my belated reply elsewhere, luke
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Postby LukeJavan8 » Tue Dec 21, 2010 3:12 pm

I did receive an email from you. Did I neglect to reply?
If on this site I have not found it yet.
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