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by KatyBr
Sun Mar 19, 2006 11:34 pm
Forum: The Rebel-Yankee Test
Topic: Soft Drinks: pop, soda, coke, et al
Replies: 84
Views: 232171

I wasn't being sarcastic, Just trying to be accurate, if I'd said you were here many times and you'd been here once for years That would have been wrong, if I say once, well at least that's accurate. Honest, but think what you like anyway. :) Just out of curiosity why weren't you upset that I referr...
by KatyBr
Sun Mar 19, 2006 9:50 pm
Forum: The Rebel-Yankee Test
Topic: Soft Drinks: pop, soda, coke, et al
Replies: 84
Views: 232171

I was wondering why BD, who oc understands all US idioms, becase he was here once, associated uncola wth things Judical, but then I'm pretty sure he hasn't seen those commercials from 1987, due to his tender years back then. KT Perhaps father in law was an unfamiliar phrase or just to him unfamilial?
by KatyBr
Sat Mar 18, 2006 6:54 pm
Forum: The Rebel-Yankee Test
Topic: Soft Drinks: pop, soda, coke, et al
Replies: 84
Views: 232171

BD, the advertising for Sprite began as calling it the uncola. I think it was Sprite or maybe it was it's earlier version, 7up. Sorry, some googling revealed it was the advertizing for 7-up. Oh well you understand the reference now don't you? In fact it was a wonderful commercial with Geoffrey Holde...
by KatyBr
Sat Mar 18, 2006 6:04 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: poobah
Replies: 1
Views: 1641

poobah

From: Gilbert and Sullivan, the two Victorian gentlemen famous for their enduringly popular light operas. Pooh-Bah is a dignitary (supposedly Japanese) in the Mikado, one of their best-known works. I can't find him actually called grand in the original but he is described as Lord High Everything El...
by KatyBr
Sat Mar 18, 2006 5:31 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: proscribe
Replies: 1
Views: 1735

proscribe

pro-scribe

verb :: To outlaw; to exile; to denounce and condemn; to prohibit
http://www.braingle.com/mind/index.php?id=706


Kt
by KatyBr
Fri Mar 17, 2006 12:56 am
Forum: Res Diversae
Topic: chalant and gruntled
Replies: 4
Views: 5759

chalant and gruntled

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Thought you all might enjoy this by Jack Winter/The New Yorker. It had been a rough day, so when I walked into the party I was very chalant, despite my efforts to appear gruntled and consolate. I was furling my wieldy u...
by KatyBr
Fri Mar 17, 2006 12:41 am
Forum: The Rebel-Yankee Test
Topic: Rubber bands
Replies: 29
Views: 44201

overheard in Minneapolis: rubber binders, to which her child replied rinder binders?


Wait! are we talking rubber bands or gummy bears/worm/name your favorites

Kt
by KatyBr
Thu Mar 16, 2006 2:52 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: sprug
Replies: 2
Views: 2338

sprug

(sprŭg)
v. t. 1. To make smart.

here is a challange for you Dr.Goodword, I came across this word while playing a word game, Can you tell us more about it?

Kt
by KatyBr
Tue Mar 14, 2006 11:31 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: HOI POLLOI
Replies: 6
Views: 4554

How times have changed. It used to be only the hoi polloi spent their time in long pants. I was referring to ceremonial wear. "Course men Used to wear dresses.... (togas) (robes) but that was way back

Kt
by KatyBr
Mon Mar 13, 2006 7:04 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: HOI POLLOI
Replies: 6
Views: 4554

I suppose you could call the hoi palloi: sans-culottes also, altho' even the royals are more inclined to wear longer pants these days.

Kt
by KatyBr
Fri Mar 10, 2006 6:27 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Jackboot
Replies: 1
Views: 2136

Don't forget the Sam Browne http://www.diggerhistory.info/images/uniforms/sam-browne.jpg named for General Sir Samuel James Browne VC, GCB, KCSI (3 October 1824 - 14 March 1901) was a British Army cavalry officer in IndiaVC, GCB, KCSI (3 October 1824 - 14 March 1901) was a British Army cavalry offic...
by KatyBr
Fri Mar 10, 2006 6:22 pm
Forum: Res Diversae
Topic: a pun is it's own re-word, from an email
Replies: 5
Views: 6917

a pun is it's own re-word, from an email

I hope you'll get at least one chuckle, It's not science it's just silly A GOOD PUN IS ITS OWN RE-WORD Khakis: What you need to start the car in Boston. Crick: The sound that a Japanese camera makes [apologies to Flam who is not usually offended anyway] Energizer Bunny arrested - charged with batter...
by KatyBr
Thu Mar 09, 2006 1:29 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Zounds!
Replies: 10
Views: 4565

When you are really angry it's hard to come up with a really good curse unless you practice, so do you have anything to suggest so I'll have one all ready? Anything worth doing is worth doing right.
by KatyBr
Wed Mar 08, 2006 12:45 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: extraterrestrial
Replies: 3
Views: 2090

extraterrestrial

ex·tra·ter·res·tri·al (kstr-t-rstr-l) adj. Originating, located, or occurring outside Earth or its atmosphere: intelligent extraterrestrial life. n. An extraterrestrial being or life form. The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition copyright ©2000 by Houghton Mifflin ...
by KatyBr
Tue Mar 07, 2006 12:23 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Curtate
Replies: 4
Views: 2883

cur·tail (kr-tl) tr.v. cur·tailed, cur·tail·ing, cur·tails To cut short or reduce. See Synonyms at shorten. [Middle English curtailen, to restrict, probably blend of Old French courtauld, docked; see curtal, and Middle English taillen, to cut (from Old French tailler; see tailor).] cur·tailer n. cu...

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