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by Perry Lassiter
Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Indefatigable
Replies: 0
Views: 57

Indefatigable

I think George Kovac used this word recently in discussing bravo. Obviously means the relentless pursuit of a goal, but I wonder what might be turned up in a deeper explanation.
by Perry Lassiter
Mon Apr 23, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Res Diversae
Topic: New Phobia
Replies: 2
Views: 1419

Re: New Phobia

#groan...
by Perry Lassiter
Mon Apr 23, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Comprehend
Replies: 4
Views: 288

Re: Comprehend

Apprehend seems to me to involve a little more possession and a bit more emotion than comprehend. Both a subtle, but I think palpable. Anyone else?
by Perry Lassiter
Sun Apr 22, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Clickbait
Replies: 3
Views: 175

Re: Clickbait

I wonder about opening a new menu heading for computer terms. Not only would it be useful, especially over time as doc and maybe others treat them. It might also attract more folk to the site who google computer terminology.
by Perry Lassiter
Sun Apr 22, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Effete
Replies: 3
Views: 165

Re: Effete

For whatever reason, the word always conjures up a sentence from my sixth grade Texas history class. "People from Fort Worth (where the West begins) consider those from Dallas as strangers from the effete East."
by Perry Lassiter
Sun Apr 22, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Fuddle
Replies: 1
Views: 106

Re: Fuddle

Shucks, without being either fuddled or befuddled I've been known to pour water into juice glasses and even jars - never into eyeglasses, though, except a smidgen (good word?) to clean them.
by Perry Lassiter
Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:06 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Pudding
Replies: 6
Views: 510

Re: Pudding

Philip, thanks for the food prep lesson. I just go pull the stuff down off the grocery shelf…
by Perry Lassiter
Wed Apr 04, 2018 3:51 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Attorn
Replies: 4
Views: 309

Re: Attorn

Thanks, Doc. It was indeed an unexpected turn. Even explains "attorney at law" as opposed to tenant or on a lathe.
by Perry Lassiter
Sat Mar 31, 2018 5:46 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Attorney
Replies: 1
Views: 153

Attorney

Workinga crossword, I came across the phrase "attorney at law." What other kind of attorney is there? And why not delve into the etymology of attorneys, lawyerx, and any distinctions between them?
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by Perry Lassiter
Wed Mar 28, 2018 7:02 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Monster
Replies: 3
Views: 299

Re: Monster

I wonder whether the medical usage was influenced by "the Frankenstein monster." Its original understanding might have referred to its "birth"/creation and morphed into a horrible, scary villain. Incidentally, "abortion" in medical use refers still to miscarriages as we...
by Perry Lassiter
Wed Mar 28, 2018 6:58 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Pheromone
Replies: 3
Views: 277

Re: Pheromone

Thanks. I believe I see this word used more and more. The article did correct my reading of the word as "pherome," but that's so ingrained I still wonder if pherome is sometimes used as well as pheronome?
by Perry Lassiter
Sun Mar 25, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Scandal
Replies: 1
Views: 161

Re: Scandal

Apparently adultery has again become scandalous, at least at the presidential level. HOw much so - that is the question.
by Perry Lassiter
Sun Mar 25, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Shia
Replies: 1
Views: 176

Re: Shia

I began by wondering why these two groups were so hostile to each other, until I remembered The wars of Protestants and Catholics, Calvinists and Arminians. The First Amendment was apparently a huge step forward in making religion an individual choice instead of a state's decision.
by Perry Lassiter
Thu Mar 22, 2018 5:22 am
Forum: WELCOME HOME!
Topic: Entertaining article for linguists
Replies: 2
Views: 10852

Re: Entertaining article for linguists

Thanks, David, for the article. Most of the last half are just as likely to show up here in the South.
by Perry Lassiter
Tue Mar 06, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Dossier
Replies: 2
Views: 501

Re: Dossier

I wanted to bring this word to the top, since it is so much in vogue today.

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