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by George Campbell
Sat Mar 21, 2015 5:10 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: OK
Replies: 6
Views: 1459

Re: OK

I disagree. Although I don't have a source for OK it certainly wouldn't be so silly as "oll korrect". I believe this is a question that we have not yet solved. Perhaps never.
by George Campbell
Mon Dec 25, 2006 3:52 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Christ
Replies: 6
Views: 4012

Christ

In the Christmas Good Word "Christ" it states that Jesus was born in the year 0. I would like to point out that there was no year 0. The year 1 BC was immediately followed by the year 1 AD. The concept of zero was not understood at that time.
by George Campbell
Mon Nov 20, 2006 3:25 am
Forum: WELCOME HOME!
Topic: Looking for a word - please
Replies: 10
Views: 25828

Re: On a tangent . .

On a tangent, old English currency consisted of Pounds, shillings and pence - pennies to you Philistines -, the symbols for which were L, s and d. The "d" came from the Latin "denarius", for "penny", but the origin of the "L", which cannot be properly produce...
by George Campbell
Tue Oct 31, 2006 12:42 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: HALLOWEEN
Replies: 4
Views: 10249

Halloween

In "Halloween" it mentions that "most unholy of salutes, "Heil Hitler". However, in Austria and Germany "Heil" is a very common and normal salute still used in many special greetings, e.g. Schi Heil for skiers, Berg Heil for mountain climbers, Weidmanns Heil for hu...
by George Campbell
Tue Oct 31, 2006 12:37 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: HALLOWEEN
Replies: 4
Views: 10249

Re: HALLOWEEN

• Halloween • Pronunciation: hæ -lê-ween • Hear it! Part of Speech: Noun, proper Meaning: The night before All Saints Day, when English-speaking children run about (if not amuck) in scary costumes representing the menacing spirits of the dead. It is the tradition to play pranks on neighbors or offe...

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