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by LukeJavan8
Wed May 13, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Kidology
Replies: 1
Views: 225

Re: Kidology

It seems there is a panoply of words about kids too:
gamin, scamps, rapscallions, urchins, kids, rug eaters, ankle biters, and on and on.
by LukeJavan8
Tue May 12, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Hector
Replies: 9
Views: 748

Re: Hector

most interesting and informative research. Thanks.
by LukeJavan8
Tue May 12, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Mother
Replies: 6
Views: 377

Re: Mother

Thank you, Iain, for getting out the answer to Luke while I whiled away the day.
The sun has just come out, though we're supposed to be raining still, but at least the sky is still clouded.
Maybe I'll have to be a bit less vinagery for the rest of the day.
:)
by LukeJavan8
Mon May 11, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Hector
Replies: 9
Views: 748

Re: Hector

I've never heard of 'hector' as to 'nag', but have seen and heard
of the word 'heckle' in a similar way, to bother, to nag.
by LukeJavan8
Mon May 11, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Gander
Replies: 7
Views: 586

Re: Gander

The 9/11 situation is most familiar to me too.
by LukeJavan8
Mon May 11, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Mother
Replies: 6
Views: 377

Re: Mother

Thanks, Iain.
by LukeJavan8
Sun May 10, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Mother
Replies: 6
Views: 377

Re: Mother

Sorry, my bad I'm sure, but I don't understand your reference,
Debbie. Help me out.
by LukeJavan8
Fri May 08, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Gander
Replies: 7
Views: 586

Re: Gander

Geese googling in Gander? Have to look it up, or google Gander
geese?
by LukeJavan8
Thu May 07, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Gander
Replies: 7
Views: 586

Re: Gander

Congratulations on the new look! The animation is fun.
And to piggyback on Debbie: the animation is great, and so is
receiving again notice when someone comments on a thread
where I've been. Great going Doc and crew! Using your
Covid lockdown time effeciently.
by LukeJavan8
Thu May 07, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Gander
Replies: 7
Views: 586

Re: Gander

To also mention Gander,Newfoundland, stopping off spot
for many trans-Atlantic flights. Been there myself.
by LukeJavan8
Wed May 06, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Bildungsroman
Replies: 9
Views: 650

Re: Bildungsroman

I just can't see a movie like the cult classic "Stand by Me", based
on a Stephen King novella, being advertised as a " terrific
new bildungsroman " in advertisments. Nobody would have
gone to see it, sophistication or no.
by LukeJavan8
Tue May 05, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Bildungsroman
Replies: 9
Views: 650

Re: Bildungsroman

I don't think anyone would consider my neighborhood the hinterland; maybe the mysterious east? But since the bildungsroman is a popular form for a novel and popular novels are, by definition, popular, I'm sure people everywhere read them. It's just that many of these readers don't know that it's a ...
by LukeJavan8
Tue May 05, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Bildungsroman
Replies: 9
Views: 650

Re: Bildungsroman

Aren't there any serious readers in the hinterlands? I can't think of any place qualifying for the rubric "hinterlands" than Lewisburg (population about 8000) but there are several serious readers here because of Bucknell. Of course there are serious readers out here, but I doubt any would say: "I'...
by LukeJavan8
Mon May 04, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Bildungsroman
Replies: 9
Views: 650

Re: Bildungsroman

Fascinating new good word, but other than in academia I don't think it will catch on - at least not here in the hinterlands.
by LukeJavan8
Sat May 02, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Maypole
Replies: 1
Views: 298

Re: Maypole

You are to be excused, Doctor. I've mentioned May Day and MayPole
to kids and they draw a blank. Are our schools teaching nothing
except how to push buttons?

Elderly? I joking say for myself it is not Alzheimers, but definitely
part-timers, half-timers, some-timers.

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