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by Pookyzoo
Tue Nov 01, 2005 6:19 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: eavesdrop
Replies: 3
Views: 3214

eavesdrop

Main Entry: eaves·drop
Pronunciation: 'Evz-"dräp
Function: intransitive verb
Etymology: probably back-formation from eavesdropper, literally, one standing under the drip from the eaves
: to listen secretly to what is said in private
by Pookyzoo
Tue Oct 25, 2005 11:18 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: klutz
Replies: 5
Views: 3304

No worries! I was being a bit of a grump, as well as a klutz yesterday, so sorry if I came across cross. On a quick look up, I noticed that klutz has different meanings in Yiddish and German. I have not had the time to do any more research.
by Pookyzoo
Mon Oct 24, 2005 7:47 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: klutz
Replies: 5
Views: 3304

klutz

Thanks for the definition. I am aware of the meaning, I am just pointing out that this is an odd word with possibly an interesting history. If I am unsure of a definition, I do have Webster's bookmarked, but again, thanks for your 'help'.
by Pookyzoo
Mon Oct 24, 2005 11:07 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: klutz
Replies: 5
Views: 3304

klutz

a wooden beam??
clumsiness??
by Pookyzoo
Wed Oct 19, 2005 1:38 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: whippersnapper
Replies: 1
Views: 2664

whippersnapper

I like the sound. I can't find any word history.
by Pookyzoo
Tue Oct 18, 2005 12:26 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: OREXIGENIC
Replies: 4
Views: 3361

I like this word alot.
by Pookyzoo
Tue Oct 11, 2005 3:03 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: snuck
Replies: 1
Views: 1959

snuck

I was curious, since my thesaurus wouldn't give me any suggestions, if this was a real word. It's origin is interesting to me. Webster has it listed. It appears to have 'evolved' from lesser education. When asking if snuck was a real word, I now question the origin of the word sneak.
by Pookyzoo
Thu Sep 15, 2005 5:57 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Fishwife
Replies: 6
Views: 9806

Fishwife

Main Entry: fish·wife
Pronunciation: -"wIf
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English
1 : a woman who sells fish
2 : a vulgar abusive woman

:twisted:
by Pookyzoo
Thu Sep 15, 2005 4:33 pm
Forum: WELCOME HOME!
Topic: Welcome to our new Agora
Replies: 99
Views: 151138

I'm so happy to be here

I found this site in my quest for definitions of words that pop into my head. I love words, language and communiction. I have a daily journal that I have my own 'word of the day'. It is usually something that just pops into my head or that I've heard or spoken recently. Today, my word of the day was...

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