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by Perry Lassiter
Sun Jan 14, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Harass
Replies: 7
Views: 1238

Re: Harass

Donded is a new one for me. I mostly read "seconded," but don't hear it...
by Perry Lassiter
Sun Jan 14, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Interfulgent
Replies: 2
Views: 241

Re: Interfulgent

Probably an in-law by marriage...
by Perry Lassiter
Sun Jan 14, 2018 12:04 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Temulent
Replies: 3
Views: 129

Re: Temulent

I'm too timid to be temulent...
by Perry Lassiter
Sun Jan 14, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: kakistocracy
Replies: 2
Views: 205

Re: kakistocracy

Following the prez's use ofthe word...
by Perry Lassiter
Sun Jan 14, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Soloecal
Replies: 2
Views: 375

Re: Soloecal

I at one point majored in speech at college. Both there and in high school speech classes, we were taught to develop the "midwestern" accent, which supposedly was neutral. The "southern" accent is very real, but no southerner I know thinks tv and movies get it right.
by Perry Lassiter
Wed Dec 20, 2017 11:12 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Christmas-tree
Replies: 2
Views: 208

Re: Christmas-tree

I have also seen the term applied as a noun in several contexts referring to an elaborate instrument display, as in an airliner cockpit. I believe I've also seen it in places like steam control or even nuclear control rooms. And doesn't it also show up in the space program?
by Perry Lassiter
Mon Dec 18, 2017 2:55 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Shoo
Replies: 6
Views: 429

Re: Shoo

Doc mentioned. In the etymology that SH is a strong "letter," but we are taught it as two letters. In learning Hebrew i learned three similar letters transliterated s or sh. Two Hebrew letters look very much like a "w" with a dot over one or the other of the end lines. I would im...
by Perry Lassiter
Mon Dec 18, 2017 2:32 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Obambulate
Replies: 8
Views: 702

Re: Obambulate

Slava, back to the peri- prefix for "around." The experts all think my name comes from pear trees, not fromour being men aboout town!(?)
by Perry Lassiter
Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: ziggurat
Replies: 2
Views: 294

Re: ziggurat

The Tower of Babel was likely a ziggurat. Sometimes spelled ziqqurat, it refers to the ancient temple towers that looked somewhat like the Meso-American ones. Likewise, Jacob's ladder may have been such a ziggurat as a stairway to and from earth to heaven. I suspect the inherent stability of such a ...
by Perry Lassiter
Sat Dec 09, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Ironic
Replies: 3
Views: 239

Re: Ironic

My favorite and most used quote from Alice...
by Perry Lassiter
Sat Dec 09, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Liminal
Replies: 3
Views: 252

Re: Liminal

Oddly for me, I findmyself agreeing that liminal is a beautiful word. usually words with a short I don't hit me as beautiful. I prefer longer vowels, similar to classic Castilian Spanish as taught in schools rather than street talk.
by Perry Lassiter
Sun Dec 03, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Lament
Replies: 2
Views: 199

Re: Lament

The Biblical Jeremiah is known as the weeping prophet who penned the "appendix" to his prophesy which is named "The Lamentations of Jeremiah," or more commonly called just Lamentations. He was lamenting the fall of Jerusalem and the ensuing Babylonian captivity.
by Perry Lassiter
Sat Nov 18, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Paradigm
Replies: 4
Views: 265

Re: Paradigm

I'm still struggling with the pronunciation to rhyme with dime, which I first remember hearing less than 20 years ago. I had always called it to rhyme with dim. Anybody else use it that way?
by Perry Lassiter
Sat Nov 18, 2017 10:12 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: O'Clock
Replies: 2
Views: 199

Re: O'Clock

And rightly so, confusion I mean. To make it worse, at times I see 10/2017/11! Huh?
by Perry Lassiter
Sat Nov 18, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Pudding
Replies: 3
Views: 227

Re: Pudding

Said banana pudding has become my birthday cake: from scratch and hot out of the oven...

Cornmeal mush? AKA grits?

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