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by call_copse
Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Snazzy
Replies: 3
Views: 169

Re: Snazzy

Might be used by my mum, or even me, with a hint of irony at it's archaic nature.

Interesting word history though... :wink:
by call_copse
Mon Mar 30, 2020 7:52 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Villanelle
Replies: 1
Views: 98

Re: Villanelle

Currently the most famous Villanelle I know of is the amazing Jody Cromer in the brilliant Killing Eve. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Villanelle_(character) Well worth watching if you like cartoony assassin spy type things. Some of the most interesting dialogue and characterisation I've seen for a l...
by call_copse
Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Iatrophobia
Replies: 9
Views: 693

Re: Iatrophobia

I particularly like - in a cringey odontophobic way - the historical dentists sketches on a program my children enjoy, Horrible Histories.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azOy1EixtuM

At least you can be glad to have not been around in such benighted times. That's probably one of the nicest ones :-)
by call_copse
Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Cremains
Replies: 7
Views: 724

Re: Cremains

Nice, I have been thinking now may a good time to revive my ambition to read War and Peace (for some reason I've only ever read Anna Karenina). On the disposal issue, I find it strange to even bother with a preference between feeding worms and incineration. But then I have always regarded religion a...
by call_copse
Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Iatrophobia
Replies: 9
Views: 693

Re: Iatrophobia

Common enough to get it's own monicker, fear of dentists is odontophobia.
by call_copse
Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Malevolence
Replies: 2
Views: 845

Re: Malevolence

Which administration could you possibly mean William? :wink:
by call_copse
Fri Mar 06, 2020 7:37 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Temperate
Replies: 5
Views: 2540

Re: Temperate

I'm sorry to hear that. He seemed a jolly decent sort to me.
by call_copse
Wed Feb 26, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Blimey
Replies: 8
Views: 1999

Re: Blimey

I tried planking once but got board.

copyright the comments
by call_copse
Mon Feb 17, 2020 7:40 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Amorous
Replies: 8
Views: 2280

Re: Amorous

:D
by call_copse
Mon Feb 03, 2020 7:19 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Growler
Replies: 1
Views: 1505

Re: Growler

It's also used to refer to (at least in the UK, probably Oz) what might be referred to as a lady garden :oops: Then again pretty much everything seems to lead back to that or the male equivalent :roll: I occasionally get a growler from the alehouse I frequent. It's a cardboard sort of milk carton th...
by call_copse
Fri Jan 31, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Abseil
Replies: 5
Views: 2486

Re: Abseil

Maybe it's not in the spirit of 'real' abseiling but as a planned activity it has all sorts of safety ropes attached; I admit I was terrified doing it, but I knew there was no real danger.

The climate however seems to be causing some consternation...
by call_copse
Thu Jan 30, 2020 7:42 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Abseil
Replies: 5
Views: 2486

Re: Abseil

It's pretty mainstream in the UK. I've abseiled, my kids have learned such skills in scout groups etc - not on cliffs TBF but on climbing walls. It's fun. As for figurative uses there is a common one here - abseiling down the climate cliff. Though I understand my US friends are generally skeptical o...
by call_copse
Wed Jan 29, 2020 7:10 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Dysmorphic.
Replies: 1
Views: 1392

Re: Dysmorphic.

The underlying meaning is malformed - I guess you might describe a legislative body as malformed if it was composed of elements that did not help it do the work it was supposed too? For example a legislative body intended to help the populace made up of businessmen that wished to profit from that po...
by call_copse
Wed Jan 08, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Burke
Replies: 8
Views: 1771

Re: Burke

Very daring Dr G!

One thing I've never understood is why berk is pronounced like Burke but is derived from (so I've always understood) Berkeley Hunt (pronounced like Barclay Hunt).
by call_copse
Mon Jan 06, 2020 7:14 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Apricity
Replies: 1
Views: 1442

Apricity

The warmth of the sun in winter.

Grogie suggested this a while back and I only just heard it. It's a keeper for me!

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