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by LukeJavan8
Mon Nov 12, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Colonel
Replies: 2
Views: 114

Colonel

Colonel: the military rank. Why, also, is it pronounced with the
letter "r', when there is none in the word.
by LukeJavan8
Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Paean
Replies: 6
Views: 446

Re: Paean

Well, I especially enjoyed this posting. So keep at it.
by LukeJavan8
Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Paean
Replies: 6
Views: 446

Re: Paean

Good Catch!
by LukeJavan8
Mon Nov 05, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Vagabond
Replies: 3
Views: 327

Re: Vagabond

There was a song called the Happy Wanderer, I believe, with
a refrain: "Valdaree, valdrah" or some such thing. Very happy
song.
by LukeJavan8
Fri Nov 02, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Maverick
Replies: 3
Views: 332

Re: Maverick

Our University team also uses the head of very menacing-looking
adult horse.
by LukeJavan8
Sun Oct 28, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Maverick
Replies: 3
Views: 332

Re: Maverick

The university here in our city, part of the four state system
universities, uses the term "maverick' for its sports teams.
by LukeJavan8
Fri Oct 26, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Exuvia
Replies: 1
Views: 254

Re: Exuvia

Totally fascinating. I sure need my daily dose of Agora.
I'd double the $36 Doc is asking to keep it coming.
by LukeJavan8
Thu Oct 25, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Reticule
Replies: 6
Views: 608

Re: Reticule

:roll:
by LukeJavan8
Thu Oct 25, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Bruit
Replies: 2
Views: 269

Re: Bruit

I'll piggy back on that, as I used to teach it.
by LukeJavan8
Wed Oct 24, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Kindle
Replies: 2
Views: 275

Re: Kindle

Scout leaders hereabouts still refer to it as kindling. I asked
four such persons I know and all agreed.
by LukeJavan8
Wed Oct 24, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Lucid
Replies: 2
Views: 196

Re: Lucid

The Pawnee native peoples who lived hereabouts venerated
the morning star, and once a year sacrificed a maiden to it.
At least so I understand.
by LukeJavan8
Tue Oct 23, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Brilliantine
Replies: 3
Views: 369

Re: Brilliantine

I remember it too. Brilliant shine. Would not work on some of
the newer no-stick pans.
by LukeJavan8
Tue Oct 23, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Slough
Replies: 8
Views: 555

Re: Slough

Hereabouts one can always tell when a TV station has employed a new meteorologist. They always mispronounce a number of towns nearby. The town of Beatrice in Nebraska is bee A' tris, not bee a tris. Who knows why. St. Libory is LiBORy, not Li'bory. Over in Iowa there is a town that is Limoni, and pr...
by LukeJavan8
Sat Oct 20, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Slough
Replies: 8
Views: 555

Re: Slough

Yes, and I love it.
I missed it in your entry above. Slaw is around here in many ways
and on lots of menus, with or without the 'cole' prefixing it.
Thanks for the update.
by LukeJavan8
Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Brilliantine
Replies: 3
Views: 369

Re: Brilliantine

Boy, do I remember Brycreme used on my unruly hair.
Now I wish I had the hair. :lol:

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