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by LukeJavan8
Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Maladroit
Replies: 4
Views: 321

Re: Maladroit

Yes, my father was a great contributor to the language. I remember him emerging from the lavatory one day and declaring that "constipation is the thief of time" - surely a vastly superior epithet to the established 'procrastination' version His thoughts on time spent in the loo are mine e...
by LukeJavan8
Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Maladroit
Replies: 4
Views: 321

Re: Maladroit

AMBISINISTROUS a word I shall use the next time I spill a glass
of milk or juice all over the table. thanks. 8)
by LukeJavan8
Fri Sep 28, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Spruik
Replies: 2
Views: 225

Re: Spruik

:lol:
by LukeJavan8
Sun Sep 23, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Nonpareil
Replies: 6
Views: 492

Re: Nonpareil

Certainly not because of sweet and interesting stories any longer if that was the original reason. However I did take time to look it up online and it has a couple the tweeked my interest. I was looking for origin of the name, and my suspicions are that it was simply a clever way of saying 'unequale...
by LukeJavan8
Sat Sep 22, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Calendar
Replies: 2
Views: 328

Re: Calendar

:wink:
by LukeJavan8
Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Privy
Replies: 4
Views: 496

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: 3
Views: 436

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: 421

Re: Existential

:D
by LukeJavan8
Thu Aug 30, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Rococo
Replies: 2
Views: 273

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: 392

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: 220

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: 6
Views: 492

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: 678

Re: Articulate

WELCOME
by LukeJavan8
Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Articulate
Replies: 6
Views: 678

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: 678

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.

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