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by call_copse
Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: periodic/timely/regular
Replies: 3
Views: 1025

Re: periodic/timely/regular

I don't think there is a specific word. It might depend upon the circumstances - for instance 'irregular', 'at will' or something to indicate 'depending on finances'.

Do you feel this means there is a lack of a word meaning to an erratic schedule?
by call_copse
Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Bungle
Replies: 0
Views: 381

Bungle

I happened to be listening to Jethro Tull ('Bungle in the Jungle') and noticed this word used in today's Dilbert. Bungling is big I hear these days (not mentioning Brexit or 'emergencies' :D ) so it seems apposite as a suggestion - I couldn't see it having been done anyway.
by call_copse
Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Hoi Polloi
Replies: 9
Views: 930

Re: Hoi Polloi

Nice discussion, thanks all. What I'm getting is that English, a very inconsistent language at the best of times, is especially inconsistent when it comes to borrowings. It's stubbornly inconsistent in almost every case, especially in it's inconsistency. Never try to pin down my methods! is it's bat...
by call_copse
Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Expiry
Replies: 2
Views: 298

Re: Expiry

Lol was that whole post written for the pun in the last line? Never mind, it was laced with your usual good humour...
by call_copse
Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Betray
Replies: 5
Views: 636

Re: Betray

Ah, those innocent days when a scandal was just about a few people doing something wrong, rather than an ongoing entirely corrupt and traitorous administration...I miss those days.
by call_copse
Fri Jan 25, 2019 7:19 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Patient
Replies: 1
Views: 1773

Re: Patient

Lol at your partner. I bet she's got an interesting story or two!
by call_copse
Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Dollop
Replies: 2
Views: 384

Re: Dollop

I love using this word - it's a sound thing.

Splodge is good too and perhaps more onomatapeic. Not sure about it's Nordic connections...
by call_copse
Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Siderosuous
Replies: 2
Views: 1640

Re: Siderosuous

Not come across that one - sidereal I know well. Sounds a little clumsy for speech though.
by call_copse
Tue Nov 20, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Poltroon
Replies: 3
Views: 724

Re: Poltroon

Caitiff, nice. Potential suggestion? :D
by call_copse
Tue Nov 20, 2018 7:38 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Homage
Replies: 5
Views: 906

Re: Homage

I raised an eyebrow at the erb pronunciation too. We always say the h in that in Blighty. :D

I might miss the off of Hermitage if in France attending such a place. In English speaking territory the H is always there.
by call_copse
Mon Nov 19, 2018 7:38 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Coalesce
Replies: 2
Views: 529

Re: Coalesce

Commonly used as a database function for some reason!
by call_copse
Mon Nov 19, 2018 7:37 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Poltroon
Replies: 3
Views: 724

Re: Poltroon

Being a poltroon seems to be no career hindrance these days. You can get right to the top it seems!
by call_copse
Mon Nov 19, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Colonel
Replies: 9
Views: 1252

Re: Colonel

Yes, that's right :D :roll:
by call_copse
Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Colonel
Replies: 9
Views: 1252

Re: Colonel

Lieutenant is the word I was referring to, it's spelled the same in British English, but pronounced correctly (if inexplicably).
by call_copse
Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Colonel
Replies: 9
Views: 1252

Re: Colonel

Normally the villain in a bad spy movie pronounces it tri-syllabically, in a bad foreign accent. Not sure why.

'Ahh, Col-oh-nell, I've been expecting you.'

Good choice, if not as inexplicable as lieutenant.

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