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by David Myer
Fri Apr 16, 2021 2:42 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Protuberant
Replies: 11
Views: 3735

Re: Protuberant

Philip, I have just translated your claimed weights into kilograms so that it means something to me. 98 pounds is seriously small. And 210 is seriously large unless you have a large frame to carry it. If you do then 98 is seriously seriously small. I have always enjoyed languages where, for emphasis...
by David Myer
Tue Apr 13, 2021 1:36 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Coeval
Replies: 5
Views: 196

Re: Coeval

I like it, Dr Goodword. I had not previously considered the nuance in "talking with" as against "talking to". But your point is well made. I will work hard to talk with people in future rather than talking to them, or heaven forfend, talking at them.
by David Myer
Tue Apr 13, 2021 1:34 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Coeval
Replies: 5
Views: 196

Re: Coeval

Interesting, Barbara. But doesn't contemporary suggest that there is some level of interaction or connection between the parties? He was my contemporary at school. This suggests that we at least over-lapped and may or may not have actually known each other. Coeval presumably suggests that the partie...
by David Myer
Sun Apr 11, 2021 10:10 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Calender
Replies: 7
Views: 268

Re: Calender

Indeed it has. I particularly enjoyed the Rodeheaver recording :)
by David Myer
Sun Apr 11, 2021 9:49 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Coeval
Replies: 5
Views: 196

Re: Coeval

A very useful word. We have a large chart on the back of the lavatory door showing time lines for important people in history and how they overlap. This is surely a coeval chart. It now has a name; it didn't before. It was just that chart on the back of the door. But I am uncomfortable with the Good...
by David Myer
Thu Apr 01, 2021 5:23 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Coction
Replies: 5
Views: 337

Re: Coction

Lovely, Philip. Enjoyed the imagery.
by David Myer
Wed Mar 31, 2021 8:45 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Coction
Replies: 5
Views: 337

Re: Coction

Relax, Philip, we will sit with you on your wit and spittle bench. On Wednesdays, I have a regular coffee at a tertulia. This Spanish word means 'group of funny old men who have coffee together once a week' or some such. But we don't sit at one of those curious sounding benches. Do you have a pictur...
by David Myer
Wed Mar 31, 2021 8:37 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Yankee
Replies: 11
Views: 3069

Re: Yankee

Ahh! Found it. The excellent discussion was under 'hurdy-gurdy'.
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=10346&hilit=hurdy+gurdy
by David Myer
Wed Mar 31, 2021 8:32 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Yankee
Replies: 11
Views: 3069

Re: Yankee

Philip,

Not losing your mind. Yes, we recently had a lengthy discussion including your excellent definition. I suspect it was a digression from discussion of another word. I will research.
by David Myer
Wed Mar 31, 2021 5:59 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Wingnut
Replies: 7
Views: 1901

Re: Wingnut

Perhaps this is the original widget? A wing gadget, sort of portmanteaued. You are surely right Barbara (bbeeton) - there is no such thing as a wing nut; airplanes probably use specialised rivets. Perhaps referred to as wingy thingies.
by David Myer
Wed Mar 31, 2021 5:53 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Vaporware
Replies: 11
Views: 595

Re: Vaporware

Brilliant cartoon Slava. Certainly sums up our current situation (which I wouldn't swap for yours!) And certainly illustrates the gunna approach of our leadership.
by David Myer
Wed Mar 31, 2021 7:49 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Commode
Replies: 9
Views: 467

Re: Commode

Surely no-one uses commode as an adjective? I have never heard such use. There is a perfectly satisfactory adjectival version of the word in UK and in Australia - commodious. We call back at a more commodious time (if we are being pompous). 'Convenient' is the less pretentious word. Interesting that...
by David Myer
Wed Mar 31, 2021 7:40 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Wingnut
Replies: 7
Views: 1901

Re: Wingnut

So what's the word for a nut that fastens a bolt on the wing of an airplane?
by David Myer
Wed Mar 31, 2021 7:37 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Vaporware
Replies: 11
Views: 595

Re: Vaporware

In the non-computer world, the word for vaporware is a gunna. All talk and no action. We're gunna add this feature soon. We're gunna offer free service with the next model. In politics, our awful Australian Prime Minister is a master of gunnas. He keeps making announcements but nothing happens. David
by David Myer
Wed Mar 31, 2021 6:27 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: cracket
Replies: 5
Views: 422

Re: cracket

Send a photo, Philip!

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