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by sardith
Tue Aug 18, 2015 9:52 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: phasmid
Replies: 2
Views: 1538

Re: phasmid

Dear Dr. Goodword,

Thank you for your information on the phasmids. The bit about the Tropics is helpful, but I agree, it's more fun to have the room to play!

I'm looking all the time for you to have playtime.

Sincerely,
Susan
:mrgreen:
by sardith
Thu Jul 02, 2015 10:22 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Soccer
Replies: 2
Views: 1049

Soccer

I thought that this article was interesting, so I've decided to share it with all of you: http://blog.dictionary.com/why-is-it-called-soccer/ I'm aware of the excellent article Dr. Goodword contributed on this subject, but this Dictionary.com article is a little different. Susan :mrgreen:
by sardith
Wed Jun 17, 2015 4:51 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: phasmid
Replies: 2
Views: 1538

phasmid

Dear Dr. Goodword, I'm interested in the word, "phasmid" ,which I encountered in the movie, "Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World". Could you please get me some information on its history. :? Could you talk about why there are no synonyms for this word or rather on ot...
by sardith
Sat Apr 18, 2015 12:29 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Jinking
Replies: 1
Views: 764

Jinking

Dear Dr. Goodword, I'm interested in the word 'jinking' , which is a strategy used in an old Scottish (and Irish) card game called, 'Maw' . I'm wanting to know if you are aware of any evidence that this word, 'jinking' , was modified, over time, to the word, 'jinxing' . Thank you for all your good ...
by sardith
Wed Oct 30, 2013 10:08 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: quill
Replies: 7
Views: 3716

Re: quill

Good points, eberntson. . .no pun intended. :wink:
by sardith
Sun Oct 27, 2013 12:39 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: quill
Replies: 7
Views: 3716

Re: quill

Thanks, guys!

Slava, that 'Scoundrel's Slang' is pretty interesting. . .

Have a nice weekend,
Sardith
:mrgreen:
by sardith
Sat Oct 26, 2013 12:40 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: quill
Replies: 7
Views: 3716

quill

Has anyone ever heard of the word, 'quill' , being defined as: the best, most proficient and talented, like 'top notch' ? Harold Gould uses the word, 'quill' , in the movie, 'The Sting' , when he is at the bar where he picks out the best men to work the con. Kid Twist (Harold Gould): "Gondorff...
by sardith
Sat Oct 26, 2013 12:09 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Terroirism
Replies: 7
Views: 2821

Re: Terroirism

Terrific word, Doc. Made me smile.
Thanks,
Sardith :mrgreen:
by sardith
Mon Jul 22, 2013 12:06 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Theodicy
Replies: 12
Views: 2811

Re: Theodicy

Oh Slava, no worries. :D
by sardith
Sun Jul 21, 2013 3:01 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Theodicy
Replies: 12
Views: 2811

Re: Theodicy

I am not disputing you, Slava, but merely asking how this contradiction might have occurred. :? If you're saying that Merriam-Webster just had a screw loose on this one, I can accept that, knowing that even sources can be dicy every once in a while. :oops: Sorry about that, Sardith :mrgreen:
by sardith
Sun Jul 21, 2013 1:53 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Theodicy
Replies: 12
Views: 2811

Re: Theodicy

Slava,

I understand what you are saying about the Greek-Greek, but why does the Merriam-Webster say:


Origin of THEODICY
modification of French théodicée, from théo- the- (from Latin theo-) + Greek dikē judgment, right — more at diction
First Known Use: 1797


Thanks,
Sardith :mrgreen:
by sardith
Sat Jul 20, 2013 1:31 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Theodicy
Replies: 12
Views: 2811

Theodicy

“How could a holy and loving God who is in control of all things allow evil to exist?” :? I’ve heard this question many times, but never knew there was a word which covered it, until now. A theodicy is “a theological construct whose purpose is to answer this question. The word is a combination of G...
by sardith
Sat Jul 13, 2013 9:20 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: succor
Replies: 16
Views: 3961

Re: succor

As I said, I found mine in an old Bible, a Noah Webster's 1833 translation, where I believe the word has been chosen appropriately. "For in that he himself hath suffered, being tempted, he is able to succor them that are tempted." Hebrews 2:18 Enjoy your weekend, Sardith :mrgreen:
by sardith
Fri Jul 12, 2013 2:12 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: succor
Replies: 16
Views: 3961

succor

Hello friends, Don't have anything especially profound to say, except that I wish we hadn't let this word, 'succor' , fall through the cracks of our American lexicon. There are many times it would've been just the right word. . .and yet I had to find it in my ages old Bible. Sad. Happy Friday, Sard...
by sardith
Sat Jul 06, 2013 5:58 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: macadam
Replies: 5
Views: 1934

Re: macadam

I would be more inclined to use one of the forms of the word, macadam , in the way that Slava suggested, in the arena of the heart: As for macadamize, I can see that used in the sense of macadamize one's heart or soul. Though in talking to a High School English teacher I know, he mentioned seeing i...

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