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by misterdoe
Wed Aug 23, 2017 11:05 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Scofflaw
Replies: 3
Views: 284

Re: Scofflaw

Don't hold your breath, George! :D
by misterdoe
Mon Jul 10, 2017 11:48 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Yacht
Replies: 3
Views: 414

Re: Yacht

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...
by misterdoe
Mon Jul 10, 2017 11:33 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Hamburger
Replies: 8
Views: 662

Re: Hamburger

Someday I'm gonna hunt down this Cheeseburg (or Käseburg :roll:) place and see what other interesting foods they have. :lol:
by misterdoe
Mon Jul 10, 2017 11:23 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Internecine
Replies: 4
Views: 448

Re: Internecine

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.
by misterdoe
Mon Jul 10, 2017 11:04 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Tarnation
Replies: 11
Views: 929

Re: Tarnation

So I guess I've been uncleing for twenty-eight years? Or is it uncling? I think I like it better with the "e"; without, it looks like "un-cling." :)
by misterdoe
Thu May 11, 2017 12:12 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Hapax legomenon
Replies: 9
Views: 723

Re: Hapax legomenon

Some years ago there was actually a Google "game" similar to this, finding terms or phrases that return exactly one result in Google searches.
by misterdoe
Wed May 10, 2017 9:14 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Nauseous
Replies: 11
Views: 2296

Re: Nauseous

Slava and Philip: is that malaprop-ism or just malaprop? :?
by misterdoe
Wed May 10, 2017 9:10 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Nauseous
Replies: 11
Views: 2296

Re: Nauseous

I just say queasy. :?
by misterdoe
Sun Apr 23, 2017 10:37 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Artisan
Replies: 3
Views: 465

Re: Artisan

The "hipster" crowd in larger cities overuse the idea of artisan and artisanal, though; a friend in Philadelphia told me of seeing a shop selling "artisanal water." :roll:
by misterdoe
Sun Apr 23, 2017 10:29 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Bight
Replies: 1
Views: 510

Re: Bight

I've seen an area of the sea off the coast of West Africa called the Bight of Benin and wondered about the word, but never looked it up. Thanks for including this Good Word. :)
by misterdoe
Wed Mar 29, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: Res Diversae
Topic: Group Poem XXII - A Difficult Week
Replies: 27
Views: 9289

Re: Group Poem XXII - A Difficult Week

Nice! :)
by misterdoe
Tue Mar 21, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Slovenly
Replies: 3
Views: 540

Re: Slovenly

I was actually thinking "I wonder what English-speaking Slovenes think of this word." :?
by misterdoe
Fri Mar 03, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Hobnob
Replies: 9
Views: 1202

Re: Hobnob

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. :|
by misterdoe
Tue Jan 31, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Crapulence
Replies: 2
Views: 466

Re: Crapulence

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...
by misterdoe
Fri Jan 20, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: Site News
Topic: Re: Are you receiving GWs by e-mail now?
Replies: 33
Views: 8448

Re: Are you receiving GWs by e-mail now?

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!

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