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by call_copse
Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:02 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Coy
Replies: 1
Views: 189

Re: Coy

I think of Andrew Marvell's 'To His Coy Mistress' at any mention of this word.

https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/ ... y-mistress
by call_copse
Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:58 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Harass
Replies: 7
Views: 1354

Re: Harass

Sorry, slang for seconded, may be local. Donds! is more common usage, similar to +1.
by call_copse
Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:47 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Ironic
Replies: 3
Views: 240

Re: Ironic

As Alanis Morrissette said: "A traffic jam when you're already late A no-smoking sign on your cigarette break It's like ten thousand spoons when all you need is a knife It's meeting the man of my dreams And then meeting his beautiful wife And isn't it ironic, don't you think A little too ironic...
by call_copse
Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:45 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Harass
Replies: 7
Views: 1354

Re: Harass

donded
by call_copse
Thu Nov 30, 2017 7:45 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Firgun
Replies: 4
Views: 484

Re: Firgun

Nice word, and a useful site Slava!
by call_copse
Tue Nov 28, 2017 8:37 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Savant
Replies: 2
Views: 207

Re: Savant

I always wanted to see a movie about Blind Tom Wiggins.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blind_Tom_Wiggins
by call_copse
Tue Nov 28, 2017 8:33 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Whataboutism
Replies: 2
Views: 245

Re: Whataboutism

One notes an excessive quantity of this going on in online debates right now, frequently one imagines in a thick Russian accent.

'But what about Hillary?'
by call_copse
Fri Nov 24, 2017 8:02 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: ferrule
Replies: 0
Views: 516

ferrule

(From Wikipedia) "A ferrule (a corruption of Latin viriola "small bracelet", under the influence of ferrum "iron") is any of a number of types of objects, generally used for fastening, joining, sealing or reinforcement."

Thought this interesting...
by call_copse
Tue Nov 07, 2017 7:59 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Efficacious
Replies: 1
Views: 487

Re: Efficacious

I have only heard this used for facetious effect in exactly one context - Lily the Pink by The Scaffold.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2x8D4T--0v4
by call_copse
Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:13 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Pagan
Replies: 9
Views: 522

Re: Pagan

You always have an interesting spin George - I appreciate it anyhow :D To be fair I love Kipling and don't necessarily think he is making an argument for colonialism in The Road to Mandalay . Whatever I think about BoJo he is actually educated and intelligent (so dissmilar to the dotard in that resp...
by call_copse
Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:18 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Pagan
Replies: 9
Views: 522

Re: Pagan

Boris Johnson would be proud (FYI he's a bit like the British Dotard, he recently recited Kipling in Burmese temple). :D
by call_copse
Thu Oct 05, 2017 6:57 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Teleology
Replies: 9
Views: 534

Re: Teleology

An interesting discussion, thanks both - and yes, dotard was quite inspired, remarkably germane.
by call_copse
Wed Oct 04, 2017 8:52 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: trumpery
Replies: 5
Views: 675

Re: trumpery

Depends how easily offended you are, but it's roughly as offensive as 'drop one' or 'blow off' and would be used similarly. "Watch Grandpa doesn't drop off after lunch, he's liable to trump after eating beans."
by call_copse
Thu Sep 28, 2017 9:38 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Vermiform
Replies: 5
Views: 385

Re: Vermiform

I like seeing worms writhing when I go to my compost bin.

I also like the feelings of disgust evoked by the 'your spaghetti was worms!' bit in Roald Dahl's great short story The Twits. Your spaghetti was vermiform may not have the same effect.
by call_copse
Wed Sep 27, 2017 7:35 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Snafu
Replies: 6
Views: 682

Re: Snafu

LOL @ Luke! TMI!

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