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by LukeJavan8
Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Privy
Replies: 2
Views: 342

Re: Privy

and adding the plural "s", referring to one's genitals, et. al.
by LukeJavan8
Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Celerity
Replies: 2
Views: 262

Re: Celerity

I too remember that from high school Latin.
by LukeJavan8
Wed Sep 05, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Existential
Replies: 3
Views: 365

Re: Existential

:D
by LukeJavan8
Thu Aug 30, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Rococo
Replies: 2
Views: 219

Re: Rococo

When in high school a teacher told us we could keep art
clear in the head by remembering baroque covered every inch
of the work, whereas rococo only covered every other inch.
by LukeJavan8
Wed Aug 22, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Rorulent
Replies: 1
Views: 341

Re: Rorulent

Rorulent is based on the root of roric "pertaining to dew" as 'a roric
luster.......{I had a boy in a class I taught whose name was Roric....
interesting}.
by LukeJavan8
Wed Aug 22, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Desist
Replies: 1
Views: 171

Re: Desist

The Persian "stan" certainly has been used extensively, and shows
the influence of Persia in history in that part of the world.
by LukeJavan8
Mon Aug 20, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Nonpareil
Replies: 4
Views: 311

Re: Nonpareil

Our neighboring city across the river in Iowa, Council Bluffs,
uses the word for the name of its newspaper.
by LukeJavan8
Sat Aug 18, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Articulate
Replies: 6
Views: 620

Re: Articulate

WELCOME
by LukeJavan8
Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Articulate
Replies: 6
Views: 620

Re: Articulate

I suppose, but I find it extremely abrasive to my ears. You obviously know more about it than I do, I merely taught high school English with an education from the 60's and 70's. Language evolves, I know, but I'll never listen to Obama speak, when he comes on the news I mute the TV because of this ir...
by LukeJavan8
Sat Aug 11, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Articulate
Replies: 6
Views: 620

Re: Articulate

Listen to any speech of our previous president and you'll see his
inability to pronounce the word "to". It always comes out as
"tuh". Don't call him articulate with this inarticulate pronunciation.
by LukeJavan8
Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Flirt
Replies: 2
Views: 276

Re: Flirt

Welcome!
by LukeJavan8
Mon Jul 30, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Clart
Replies: 7
Views: 500

Re: Clart

I did google, and the food looks scrumptious (except for the
haggis) as I had a hard time with that the first time I tried it.
by LukeJavan8
Sun Jul 29, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Score
Replies: 2
Views: 431

Re: Score

I'm reminded of cowboy spaghetti westerns where kills were
scored into gun handles.
by LukeJavan8
Tue Jul 24, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Seersucker
Replies: 1
Views: 230

Re: Seersucker

Shades of my youth. My father wore often.
by LukeJavan8
Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Clart
Replies: 7
Views: 500

Re: Clart

Thanks to the Northumbrians, I like the word.

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