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by DavidN
Mon Sep 08, 2008 12:04 am
Forum: Grammar
Topic: It's vs Tis
Replies: 20
Views: 31840

It's vs Tis

I would have tried querying these within AlphaDictionary but I haven't quite figured out how to do it because I know some of you usually paste older question/answers.
When did tis migrate to it's? Are these not the contraction of the same two words?
by DavidN
Fri Sep 05, 2008 10:54 am
Forum: Spelling
Topic: Moulding vs molding
Replies: 1
Views: 15880

Moulding vs molding

Definition mould (SHAPE) UK, US mold Show phonetics noun 1 [C] a hollow container with a particular shape into which soft or liquid substances are poured, so that when the substance hardens it takes the shape of the container: a cake/jelly mould 2 [S] If someone is from or in a mould, they have the...
by DavidN
Fri Sep 05, 2008 10:43 am
Topic: Hello
Replies: 11
Views: 27582


I just want to drop a quick hello to all who have ever sparked my curiosity while I lurked around in here. I have been poking around this site for a long time and only recently started to post.
by DavidN
Thu Sep 04, 2008 12:40 pm
Forum: Languages of the World
Topic: "Foreign" language anomalies
Replies: 19
Views: 40457

Having lived in AZ most my life, I had always heard LIME & LIMON, for lime and lemon respectively. Now after reading through this topic. I think it's a free-for-all anywhere in the states. Therefore I propose LEME. I am going to try this next time out and I will let you know how it goes. :wink: As f...
by DavidN
Wed Sep 03, 2008 11:13 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: inextricably
Replies: 2
Views: 4012

Main Entry: in·ex·tri·ca·ble Function: adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French or Latin; Middle French, from Latin inextricabilis, from in- + extricabilis extricable Date: 15th century 1: forming a maze or tangle from which it is impossible to get free 2 a: incapable of being disenta...
by DavidN
Sun Aug 10, 2008 2:47 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Decant
Replies: 1
Views: 3000


decant verb To pour off gently, as liquor, so as not to disturb the sediment; or to pour from one vessel into another; as, to decant wine. I could've sworn I heard an anouncer use this word to mean to rid the number 13 of bad luck or reduce the bad luck. One of the USAs women cyclist is number 13 an...
by DavidN
Tue Jul 22, 2008 11:52 am
Forum: Spelling
Topic: Patients / Patience
Replies: 1
Views: 13252

Patients / Patience

I usually know how to spell these words, but for reason (memory?) these words have always given me fits. As I tried in vain to write a quick email to a coworker I had to stop and go look up the word (even though I used the Spelling Tool in Outlook-which frustrated me). Can someone explain the reason...
by DavidN
Mon Jul 21, 2008 10:46 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Shebang
Replies: 2
Views: 3759


Shebang is a slang term for the matter at hand, as in the phrase, "the whole shebang". The word is also slang for a party, gathering or event, such as "im throwing a little shebang at the barn tonight". Saw this on another thread and wondered all about it? Oh it was Slava who used it. Thank you Slava.
by DavidN
Mon Jul 21, 2008 10:41 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: new word suggestion
Replies: 3
Views: 4768


Might the word "ration" also be a child of rasher (rashen)? Or a cousin or great great great step-son or such?

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