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by LukeJavan8
Sat Jan 11, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Apollonian
Replies: 3
Views: 350

Re: Apollonian

True That.
by LukeJavan8
Thu Jan 09, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Burke
Replies: 8
Views: 868

Re: Burke

most curious, much thanks bnjtokyo
by LukeJavan8
Mon Jan 06, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Amanuensis
Replies: 3
Views: 405

Re: Amanuensis

A word that won't catch on.
by LukeJavan8
Sun Jan 05, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Perspicacious
Replies: 1
Views: 313

Re: Perspicacious

had a college prof who used this word to death. Whenever
one answered a question in class he'd reply with
"most perspicacious, sir".
by LukeJavan8
Thu Jan 02, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Conurbation
Replies: 1
Views: 295

Re: Conurbation

I lived for a time in DC, the cities around, e.g. Chevy Chase,
Silver Spring, College Falls, Falls Church, do have city limits.
by LukeJavan8
Wed Jan 01, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Exiguous
Replies: 2
Views: 466

Re: Exiguous

Welcome, David.
by LukeJavan8
Tue Dec 31, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Hogmanay
Replies: 1
Views: 255

Re: Hogmanay

Experienced hogmanay once in Glasgow. Raucous describes it
accurately.
by LukeJavan8
Sun Dec 22, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Chowder
Replies: 2
Views: 356

Re: Chowder

WELCOME
by LukeJavan8
Sat Dec 14, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Site News
Topic: 15th Anniversary of the Good Word!
Replies: 2
Views: 6863

Re: 15th Anniversary of the Good Word!

Happy Birthday, Doctor Goodword.
by LukeJavan8
Tue Dec 10, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Soufflé
Replies: 10
Views: 809

Re: Soufflé

Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not souffléd :lol:
by LukeJavan8
Sat Dec 07, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Lb
Replies: 5
Views: 596

Re: Lb

I appreciate your explanation and your reference.
I so often fail to remember things can be found in
wiki or by googling them. I never would have guessed
14 pounds, or its multiple, which is where one sees it so
often in a novel, et.al. Thanks.
by LukeJavan8
Fri Dec 06, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Lb
Replies: 5
Views: 596

Re: Lb

Anyone know about 'stone'?
Often times one hears that someone lost
10 stone, e.g. How much is a 'stone"?
by LukeJavan8
Mon Dec 02, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Doughty
Replies: 1
Views: 201

Re: Doughty

As mentioned elsewhere,one of the
nine pronunciations of the -ough:
through
though
cough
doughty
slough
et. al.
by LukeJavan8
Fri Nov 29, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Cornucopia
Replies: 2
Views: 562

Re: Cornucopia

When decorating in school I always had to use
an old bushel basket, as finding a cornucopia horn
was next to impossible. I suppose today one could
google it and presto!
by LukeJavan8
Mon Nov 25, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Mosey
Replies: 2
Views: 384

Re: Mosey

I've always heard, in jest mostly, that a mosey is half way between
a saunter and a stroll.

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