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by misterdoe
Wed May 05, 2021 12:42 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Lave
Replies: 3
Views: 828

Re: Lave

I've seen this word in word puzzles online and on my phone but never in print... before today. :)
by misterdoe
Wed May 05, 2021 12:41 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Morganatic
Replies: 2
Views: 604

Re: Morganatic

I always wondered where that term came from. I figured someone named Morgan (or something similar) was involved in an early marriage of this type. :?
by misterdoe
Wed May 05, 2021 12:35 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Excrescence
Replies: 4
Views: 909

Re: Excrescence

I've known a few people with excrescences, though at the time I didn't know what the word was if the growth was bone rather than fluid or a tumor. Actually I've had a few myself, if extra teeth qualify. :?
by misterdoe
Tue May 04, 2021 11:46 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Hygge
Replies: 4
Views: 903

Re: Hygge

A new one to me. Without any context, I saw this in my email and immediately I was reminded of an etymology article i read years ago about how onomatopeia played a large part in the formation of many languages, using as an example that an early form of some language (Gaelic, maybe?) an old word for ...
by misterdoe
Tue Apr 06, 2021 12:17 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Remission
Replies: 10
Views: 4022

Re: Remission

But the "sending in" of payments is remittance, isn't it? I've never seen remission in any sense except that of a disease that has lessened in severity but not necessarily gone away. :?
by misterdoe
Wed Mar 31, 2021 12:35 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: cracket
Replies: 5
Views: 1132

Re: cracket

Is this a cracket too?
I haven't seen one of those in ages! :)
by misterdoe
Wed Mar 31, 2021 12:32 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Vaporware
Replies: 11
Views: 1895

Re: Vaporware

I've always spelled it gonna, but then again I spell spelled spelled, not spelt, which is a kind of grain to me. :? Sometime ago a now-retired co-worker sparked an interesting conversation about spelled vs. spelt . Apparently some younger co-workers were unaware of the grain called spelt . :?
by misterdoe
Wed Mar 31, 2021 12:24 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Commode
Replies: 9
Views: 1578

Re: Commode

I remember that when I was a kid it cracked me up to hear my Dad refer to the commode rather than the toilet (or bathroom ). I knew better than to laugh but I thought it sounded funny. I guess my New Yorker sensibility was kicking in; commode seemed like a country/Southern term to my young ears. :oo...
by misterdoe
Sat Mar 20, 2021 3:11 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Paraprosdokian
Replies: 3
Views: 889

Re: Paraprosdokian

One that drew much reaction when I posted it on social media: "HOW LONG is a Chinese name." (Notice the punctuation...)
by misterdoe
Sat Mar 20, 2021 3:10 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Paraprosdokian
Replies: 3
Views: 889

Re: Paraprosdokian

Rather than rehash my old ones, I'll share some new ones. From an old t-shirt: "I KNOW KARATE, JIU-JITSU... and a few other Japanese words."
by misterdoe
Mon Mar 01, 2021 12:39 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Carom
Replies: 1
Views: 569

Re: Carom

I always thought of carom to mean bouncing a ball off another in a calculated move. You see pool players (or at least I did when we had a miniature table at home way back when) calculating angles before taking their turn. Careening , to me, always meant flying off wildly. Think of joyriding teenager...
by misterdoe
Thu Jan 21, 2021 12:21 am
Forum: WELCOME HOME!
Topic: Mean This Does What?
Replies: 2
Views: 1559

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: 1823

Re: Scatology

:lol:
by misterdoe
Sat Dec 19, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Scatology
Replies: 5
Views: 1823

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: 5990

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 ...

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