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What is a good Good Word?

Postby Dr. Goodword » Sat May 26, 2012 11:48 pm

Perry Lassiter found an old GW in the archives in which I lay out what I am looking for in Good Words that bears repeating here:

I try to find words that we have not used before (look in the Good Word dictionary), and that tell a story about us and where we come from, how we really think, what we are currently up to, what our ancestors did, and our ancestors' opinion of what we are still doing. Other GWs only aim at vocabulary building—and most of our GWs are chosen for that purpose, too. However, the words of a language draw a map of the peoples who speak them and provide a map of each word's journey through a thousand doors. That, to me, is the greatest value of examining words. I try to choose words that best fit that description.
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Postby Slava » Tue May 29, 2012 7:41 pm

Let us not forget that an intriguing, or even convoluted, etymology is also of benefit.
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Re: What is a good Good Word?

Postby LukeJavan8 » Thu Aug 09, 2012 8:29 pm

Why does it not surprise me that there are two blank posts, one from you, Doc, and
the other is slava's.
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Re: What is a good Good Word?

Postby LukeJavan8 » Mon Aug 13, 2012 7:02 pm

6:00 PM Monday 13 August.
Still nothing.
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