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by misterdoe
Thu Jan 21, 2021 12:21 am
Forum: WELCOME HOME!
Topic: Mean This Does What?
Replies: 2
Views: 665

Re: Mean This Does What?

Took me a minute to decipher the headline. :lol:
by misterdoe
Mon Dec 21, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Scatology
Replies: 5
Views: 671

Re: Scatology

:lol:
by misterdoe
Sat Dec 19, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Scatology
Replies: 5
Views: 671

Re: Scatology

Scatology should be about singing songs you don't know the words to. :)
by misterdoe
Sat Dec 19, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Macaronic
Replies: 17
Views: 3104

Re: Macaronic

David Myer: I would have wondered what a schwa had to do with eating! :lol: And thanks for saving me the task of trying to translate that lyric. :) And the poems were great. They remind me of a book I may have mentioned long ago, Anguish Languish ("English Language"), which was a somewhat macaronic ...
by misterdoe
Sat Dec 19, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Brusque
Replies: 10
Views: 1708

Re: Brusque

I've noticed that, Slava. Most unfortunate. :)
by misterdoe
Sat Dec 19, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Folk
Replies: 9
Views: 2749

Re: Folk

I know quite a few West Africans, who tend to say weckum for "welcome," but other than that I haven't noticed anyone having any problem pronouncing the L. Tawk, though, is universal...
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by misterdoe
Sat Dec 19, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Afflatus
Replies: 2
Views: 297

Re: Afflatus

I had to chuckle at today's Good Word, because what immediately came to mind was flatus. I see George thought like I did. :lol:

Wow, it's been a long time. I'll try to get back to posting more often, maybe daily.
by misterdoe
Wed Jul 29, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Pediment
Replies: 6
Views: 1481

Re: Pediment

How is this related to impediment?

I was wondering the same thing...
by misterdoe
Fri Jun 05, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Globaloney
Replies: 5
Views: 1680

Re: Globaloney

There might be a hint of baloney's transformation to mean "nonsense" in Oscar Mayer's old slogan: "Real baloney, not phony baloney." Maybe it started out as just rhyming slang?
by misterdoe
Fri Mar 27, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Am
Replies: 4
Views: 5234

Re: Am

The great I am. Hmm. In Australia (and it may not be unique to here) we had a senior businessman with an over-inflated ego. He was known as Fig Jam - an acronym for "Fxxk I'm great. Just ask me". I wonder if the concept was created here or is widely used elsewhere as well? I've actually heard that ...
by misterdoe
Mon Jan 20, 2020 3:03 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Vituperate
Replies: 4
Views: 2566

Re: Vituperate

Three words I always associate with one another are vituperation, vitriol, and invective. I've seen other forms of the first two but never any other form of invective, though, and I've very rarely heard it, only seen it in print. :?
by misterdoe
Mon Jan 20, 2020 2:57 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Toodle-oo
Replies: 3
Views: 1930

Re: Toodle-oo

Never heard or saw toodle-pip before. I've heard and seen, to paraphrase an old cartoon, "toodle-oo, pip-pip, cheerio, and all that rot" many times before. :D
by misterdoe
Wed Jan 08, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Turkey
Replies: 2
Views: 1849

Re: Turkey

I'm inclined to believe that the Portuguese name for the bird, peru, comes from some sound the bird makes other than gobbling... but I'm no expert. :?
by misterdoe
Wed Jan 08, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Mosey
Replies: 2
Views: 1695

Re: Mosey

My South Carolina-born dad used to love to say things like "time to mosey on out of here."
by misterdoe
Wed Jan 08, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Factotum
Replies: 2
Views: 1756

Re: Factotum

The first time I heard this word was in an office where I used to work. I was at least a generation younger than almost everyone else there, and one older gentleman described himself as a "supernumerary and general factotum." He really was a jack-of-all-trades. I guess he counted himself as a supern...

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