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by misterdoe
Mon May 27, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Charivari
Replies: 8
Views: 1284

Re: Charivari

Learned a new word! :) Some time ago, going through my Dad's music as I used to do from time to time :mrgreen: I found a Grover Washington Jr. album with a song called "Shivaree Ride." I had no idea what a shivaree was, but now I know it probably referred to the sounds of cans and such attached to a...
by misterdoe
Mon May 27, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Soliloquy
Replies: 2
Views: 463

Re: Soliloquy

The q-u-y letter combo looks odd, probably because it's uncommon in English. :?
by misterdoe
Mon May 27, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Rinky-Dink
Replies: 1
Views: 378

Re: Rinky-Dink

Whenever I see the word rinky-dink it brings to mind an old Dave "Baby" Cortez instrumental. Not "Rinky-Dink," strangely enough, but "The Happy Organ": https://music.youtube.com/watch?v=tcpel ... ture=share :)
by misterdoe
Mon May 27, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Usurp
Replies: 1
Views: 337

Re: Usurp

I can relate to the bedroom usurpation. My living room (and television, and refrigerator) have been usurped. :| Good word, though! :)
by misterdoe
Mon May 27, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Raucous
Replies: 2
Views: 560

Re: Raucous

I commented awhile back about Johnny Carson's reporting on an argument at a political gathering in the 80s, calling it a "raucous Dukakis caucus fracas." :)
by misterdoe
Sat May 04, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Julep
Replies: 2
Views: 472

Re: Julep

Julep also reminds me of "One Mint Julep," a great instrumental by Ray Charles. :)
by misterdoe
Wed Nov 28, 2018 12:09 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Fussbudget
Replies: 3
Views: 1158

Re: Fussbudget

Wasn't that one of the names Linus Van Pelt used to call his sister Lucy in the Peanuts comic strip? :)
by misterdoe
Wed Nov 28, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Troth
Replies: 1
Views: 549

Re: Troth

I seem to recall some interaction in school where someone commented on a teacher's use of the word betroth, and made a joke about someone pledging their trough. :lol:
by misterdoe
Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Coalesce
Replies: 2
Views: 737

Re: Coalesce

Was this the original source or inspiration for the word coalition? :?
by misterdoe
Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:54 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Emergency
Replies: 1
Views: 532

Re: Emergency

A wordy but now-retired coworker used to refer to emergencies as "emergent situations." :) (He once told me I should use my leave time so as to give myself a "restorative break." He could have left out the last four syllables. :lol: )
by misterdoe
Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Voracious
Replies: 1
Views: 603

Re: Voracious

As a child I was a voracious reader, always leaving the library with as many books as I could safely carry.
by misterdoe
Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Wanton
Replies: 1
Views: 695

Re: Wanton

So... Heidi Fleiss was tried in the court of public opinion (and others) and found wanton? :o
by misterdoe
Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:27 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Hoyden
Replies: 3
Views: 1074

Re: Hoyden

Sounds like one of those words Professor Frink made up on The Simpsons :D
by misterdoe
Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:13 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Wreak
Replies: 2
Views: 850

Re: Wreak

That German relative is pronounced "rekken," no? :?
by misterdoe
Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Lollygag
Replies: 2
Views: 844

Re: Lollygag

Whenever I see or hear the word lollygag I'm reminded of an episode of The Flintstones where Fred proactively ended the feud with his country cousins the Hatrocks, then unwittingly reinstated it. :D

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