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New Words for August

Postby Dr. Goodword » Fri Jul 29, 2005 11:25 am

Here is the list of Good Words we will be working on for August through the first week in September. As usual, I appreciate the contribution of the breadth and depth of your knowledge of words in putting it together.

From August 19-September 6 I will be cruising around the British Isles, hitting the major ports close to Scotch and Irish distillleries, and a few places in England. I hope to have all the words in the hopper before departure.

Any help you would like to offer in working up these Good Words, especially on how these words are used in non-US English-speaking countries, will be greatly appreciated. I will be using Larry Brady's Suggested Usage sentence for "dearth". If you can think of any good examples, they will be acknowledged.

bi
trencherman
aborescent
votary
rife
integrity
allegator
albatross
aspersion
tennis
paragoge
frump
nictate
off-beat
trepidation
blain
flippant
sempiternal
quintessential
imbricate
imbroglio
imbrue (imbue?)
gigolo
pillion
hooligan
anguish
umbrageous
susurrous
excoriate
demesne
skepticism
zeugma
panacea
zeugma
off-beat
frump
truck
yeoman
connotation
nictate

Of couse, if anything better or topical comes up, it will bump all these down a day.
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Postby tcward » Fri Jul 29, 2005 2:00 pm

August 7th is International Friendship Day.

Just thought I'd share that with all my Internet friends here.

-Tim
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Postby Stargzer » Sat Jul 30, 2005 2:32 pm

tcward wrote:August 7th is International Friendship Day.

Just thought I'd share that with all my Internet friends here.

-Tim


Is that any relation to National Brotherhood Week?
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Postby anders » Sun Jul 31, 2005 3:21 am

It is told that a Swedish sports team was visiting the US some years ago. When they heard that it was National Swedish Week, they were very flattered. Until they learned that the follwing week was National Salad and Salad Dressing Week.

And it's amazing how many of Mr. Lehrer's satires that are applicable today.
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Postby Stargzer » Sun Jul 31, 2005 10:30 pm

anders wrote:It is told that a Swedish sports team was visiting the US some years ago. When they heard that it was National Swedish Week, they were very flattered. Until they learned that the follwing week was National Salad and Salad Dressing Week.


Lucky for them they didn't come a week later! :D

And it's amazing how many of Mr. Lehrer's satires that are applicable today.


La plus ça change . . .

But on the other hand, many of his songs, at least from That Was The Year That Was, are a mini-history of the early 1960s.
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