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by scw1217
Wed Jun 22, 2016 10:09 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Either
Replies: 0
Views: 2845

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 prefix + hwæðer "which of two, whether....
by scw1217
Tue Feb 11, 2014 4:47 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Effable
Replies: 18
Views: 9030

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: 3258

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: 3608

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, bath oil, bath gel, body lot...
by scw1217
Tue Oct 09, 2012 7:32 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: laundromat or Laundromat
Replies: 5
Views: 3608

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: 3608

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: 1977

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: 1977

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: 3331

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: 3331

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 theatrical...
by scw1217
Tue Jul 31, 2012 9:53 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Hoopla
Replies: 2
Views: 2220

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: 3033

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: 1317

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: 3192

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: 3192

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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