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Colorable

Postby Slava » Sat Aug 24, 2013 8:31 am

Yes, I know, we all know what it means. At least I would have thought so until just a few minutes ago. While its most common meaning is, of course, "capable of being colored," it has other fun uses:

"seemingly valid, true, or genuine; plausible."

"pretended; deceptive."

Origin: 1400–50; late Middle English.
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I vote we use this for pretty much all speeches from politicians.
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Re: Colorable

Postby Perry Lassiter » Sat Aug 24, 2013 1:16 pm

Along with colorful for some!
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Re: Colorable

Postby Slava » Sat Aug 24, 2013 1:22 pm

Perry Lassiter wrote:Along with colorful for some!

And checkered, for some careers.
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