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by scw1217
Wed Jun 22, 2016 10:09 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Either
Replies: 0
Views: 2757

Either

It's been a while since I suggested a word, but the word history of "either" was unique to me. I also liked the usage notes. (see link below) Word Origin & History either O.E. ægðer, contraction of æghwæðer "each of two, both," from a "always" + ge- collective prefi...
by scw1217
Tue Feb 11, 2014 4:47 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Effable
Replies: 18
Views: 8453

Re: Effable

I came across ineffable in an old rendition of the Bible verse, 1 Peter 1:8 where it says "ineffable joy" and had to look it up. (Knox version, now out of print).
by scw1217
Tue Oct 30, 2012 7:18 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: MACHIAVELLIAN
Replies: 7
Views: 2997

Re: MACHIAVELLIAN

Good word! :D Got behind and just found this in my inbox.
by scw1217
Tue Oct 09, 2012 9:43 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: laundromat or Laundromat
Replies: 5
Views: 3352

Re: laundromat or Laundromat

Although the Westinghouse trademark for "laundromat," stylized, has expired, there is currently an active trademark "LAUNDROMAT" in any font/style (Reg. No.3010429, Registered Nov 1, 2005). The goods are described as "Fragrance for personal use, room fragrance, cologne, bat...
by scw1217
Tue Oct 09, 2012 7:32 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: laundromat or Laundromat
Replies: 5
Views: 3352

Re: laundromat or Laundromat

Slava wrote:I had no idea this was ever a trade name. I wonder why Microslop is continuing to protect it?


I wondered that same thing.
by scw1217
Mon Oct 08, 2012 7:33 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: laundromat or Laundromat
Replies: 5
Views: 3352

laundromat or Laundromat

This word came up because Microsoft Word wanted to capitalize it and I wanted to know why. Turns out it was originally a Westinghouse brand name. I had no idea and simply thought it was a place where you can wash clothes by paying for use of the machines. http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/laund...
by scw1217
Mon Sep 17, 2012 1:46 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Phantasmagoria
Replies: 2
Views: 1837

Re: Phantasmagoria

Perry Lassiter wrote:Magic lanterns have virtually disappeared, replaced by film slides, and now by digital photographs that make "slide" shows easy. A great word, and good luck with the novel.


Thanks!
by scw1217
Mon Sep 17, 2012 6:26 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Phantasmagoria
Replies: 2
Views: 1837

Phantasmagoria

I actually had an occasion to use a derivative of this word in a sentence. She shut her eyes and willed the picture of the wagon crushing his body to escape from her head. Instead, it returned, replaying in a most horrible phantasmagoric fashion. That sentence for a book I'm writing. phantasmagoria ...
by scw1217
Wed Aug 29, 2012 7:45 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Explode
Replies: 7
Views: 3115

Re: Explode

Having a weird moment. My uncle's name is Phillip Hudson.
by scw1217
Tue Aug 28, 2012 3:14 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Explode
Replies: 7
Views: 3115

Explode

What's more interesting to me about this word than the definition itself is it's origin and the tie to theatrics. I notice the original meaning is listed as obsolete. http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/explode explode 1530s, from L. explodere "drive out or off by clapping," originally ...
by scw1217
Tue Jul 31, 2012 9:53 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Hoopla
Replies: 2
Views: 2086

Hoopla

I'm surprised this word wasn't in the Goodword dictionary already. http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/hoopla hoopla hoop·la noun Informal . 1. bustling excitement or activity; commotion; hullabaloo; to-do. 2. sensational publicity; ballyhoo. 3. speech or writing intended to mislead or to obscure...
by scw1217
Sat Mar 31, 2012 10:05 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Hair
Replies: 4
Views: 2871

Hair

Haven't looked to see if this word has been covered before, but I had a good laugh this morning at the definition of hair from Thesaurus.com . hair is any of the cylindrical filaments characteristically growing from the epidermis of a mammal Here's the official definition : hair noun 1. any of the n...
by scw1217
Sat Mar 10, 2012 3:44 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: PIONEER
Replies: 1
Views: 1187

Awesome, Good Dr. Just saw this. BTW, you spelled my name wrong. :-)
by scw1217
Tue Mar 06, 2012 9:02 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: VARMINT
Replies: 7
Views: 2924

Slava wrote:Verminate, nice find. It would make a good horror movie theme and title: The Verminator.


That was my thought!
by scw1217
Tue Mar 06, 2012 9:02 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: VARMINT
Replies: 7
Views: 2924

I note that Suzanne displays a penchant for spelling anything. Is that a knack or do you have a secret you could share? I'm a good speller, but if I look at any word, even cat, long enough I start to wonder. LOL. No secret. I am a professional proofreader, going on 16 years now. However, that doesn...

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