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This etymology intrigued me enough to go and look up Jägermeister , which based on "yacht" I expected to have something to do with a high-ranking pirate. I was way off. Here's what I found: Curt Mast, the original distiller of Jägermeister and son of the founder Wilhelm, was an enthusiasti...
Because I've seen internecine so often used for discord within an organization or group (civil war, family feud, office cliques, etc.) I always assumed the origin had something to do with family or relationship.
Wordie sounds just right to me, despite the potential confusion with wordy -- in fact, there once was a site for people "excessively fond of words," as you put it, but wordies.org is no longer online.
Well, as my fellow Miamian, the author Dave Barry, has written, "You can only be young once. But you can always be immature." :D I love reading Dave Barry. My favorite quote of his is a paraprosdokian I've quoted here before: "For a long time I've wanted to tell this story very badly...
- Fri Jan 20, 2017 1:46 pm
- Forum: Site News
- Topic: Re: Are you receiving GWs by e-mail now?
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Vest was the first GW email I got in months, though I'd been receiving notices of new posts to "Good Word Discussion" since October. Glad to hear you're doing better, Dr. Goodword. I hope you continue to improve!