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by Apoclima
Mon Nov 13, 2006 9:18 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: DISCRETE
Replies: 3
Views: 2240

"Research has led to the understanding that congestive heart failure is not a discrete disease entity."

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by Apoclima
Thu Mar 02, 2006 7:59 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: discolsulate
Replies: 5
Views: 3433

I think that there is a deep beauty in both extreme sadness and extreme joy. They can both make us cry for their sheer purity.

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by Apoclima
Thu Mar 02, 2006 7:44 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: TRYST
Replies: 6
Views: 4145

Fowler: The parties to a tryst now call it a date. I don't think that "tryst" is archaic, as the Good Doctor says, it now has a sense of a secret meeting for romantic purposes, where as a "date" feels more open and public. I wonder if this "new" meaning of "tryst&q...
by Apoclima
Wed Mar 01, 2006 7:24 pm
Forum: Grammar
Topic: The second sentence of a colon
Replies: 10
Views: 15766

the rule is simple: If the material following the colon is a complete sentence, it begins w ith a capital letter. Questions on Colons I didn't know this one either: I have never capitalized (except the pronoun "I") after a colon, even if it was a complete sentence. Thanks for asking, lazu...
by Apoclima
Wed Mar 01, 2006 7:01 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: farrago
Replies: 1
Views: 1911

farrago

farrago

far·ra·go
n., pl. -goes.

An assortment or a medley; a conglomeration: “their special farrago of resentments” (William Safire).

[Latin farrāgō, mixed fodder, hodgepodge, from far, farr-, a kind of grain.]


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by Apoclima
Wed Mar 01, 2006 4:45 pm
Forum: Idioms
Topic: Nothing
Replies: 11
Views: 20541

Interesting, Andrew! I hear the above "of" phrases all the time, usually pronounced, "-aa" or "-a'a" ('a' representing a schwa here)! "That ain't that quicka route." "That ain't that quicka'a route." "It ain't that bigga deal." "It's n...
by Apoclima
Wed Mar 01, 2006 4:35 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Phrontistery
Replies: 7
Views: 4187

by Apoclima
Wed Mar 01, 2006 3:32 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Phrontistery
Replies: 7
Views: 4187

Thanks, Andrew, for pointing me in the right direction on this word!

Phrontisterion

phrontisterion: fron'tis-te-rion, n. a Think-tank [Gr. from phrontes a thinker; called by Aristophanes to school of Socrates]

PHRONTISTERION



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by Apoclima
Wed Mar 01, 2006 7:07 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Phrontistery
Replies: 7
Views: 4187

Wow! Never hear that before! Does it come anywhere close to Phreno- ?

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by Apoclima
Wed Mar 01, 2006 1:58 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: ORNERY
Replies: 4
Views: 3130

Exactly my experience, gailr, -onry-, accent on the first syllable, "on-" like the preposition "on" and "-ry" like the "re-" in repair, although them what could read a bit might every now and then mispronounce it as ornery, like some book-learned word or like ...
by Apoclima
Tue Feb 28, 2006 6:21 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: ORNERY
Replies: 4
Views: 3130

"Life is ordinary and ordinary is ornery, therefore, life is onery."

-from "The Quoditien Trudge Of Human Feet" by Peter Denkenbaum

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by Apoclima
Tue Feb 28, 2006 12:02 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Glottocide? Glossocide?
Replies: 16
Views: 8459

You are as quick as ever! That's what I meant!

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by Apoclima
Mon Feb 27, 2006 5:47 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Glottocide? Glossocide?
Replies: 16
Views: 8459

But few of us are as much of both as Larry!

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by Apoclima
Mon Feb 27, 2006 5:43 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: OMPHALOSKEPSIS
Replies: 2
Views: 2800

I think that omphaloskepsis is in the eye of the onlooker. It is true that I think alot of speculation and "contemplation" is a bunch of nonsense, but then we all have our own lists of important things for someone else to think about, and our own lists of things that we think are a total w...
by Apoclima
Fri Feb 24, 2006 6:10 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Glottocide? Glossocide?
Replies: 16
Views: 8459

I think that "glottocide" refers to both the killing and the attitude of repression of languages, just as "genicide" refers to both the killing and the attitude of elimination, even when the elimination of a race is not complete!

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