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by call_copse
Fri Sep 06, 2019 6:44 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Thigmotropism
Replies: 8
Views: 938

Re: Thigmotropism

If I burst into tears (as I do) at the first scene of sentimentality in a movie, does that make me thigmotropic? I am certainly moved by touching things. :D don't watch those Dog's Purpose / Journey films then whatever you do. Even me, cynical and hard bitten as I am was like a fire hydrant. Despit...
by call_copse
Tue Sep 03, 2019 6:47 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Ejecta
Replies: 3
Views: 536

Re: Ejecta

:D
by call_copse
Fri Aug 23, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Moreish
Replies: 12
Views: 903

Re: Moreish

Good point sharply made sir! So we've established there are two kinds of -ish suffix: a) a generic modifier of a woolly nature which adds nothing to a speaker's meaning but is perhaps a 'valley' style space filler b) the British fashion for making an informal, slangy expression from such modifier th...
by call_copse
Tue Aug 20, 2019 6:41 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Aggregate
Replies: 2
Views: 319

Re: Aggregate

Other specific meanings:
- loose stone (at least in Britain), basically gravel, though non-gravel may also be aggregate
- functions - or operations - on sets of data, e.g. average is an aggregate function, if you calculate a median you aggregate
by call_copse
Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:32 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Snog
Replies: 9
Views: 1045

Re: Snog

:D I guess your sources are probably right George it seems our national viewing tastes swing that way. I'll sadly :lol: never know in reference to Love Island. I have recently watched some of the US show Euphoria though, you seem to manage racy OK nowadays to be fair :oops: I do actually like the sh...
by call_copse
Fri Aug 02, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Moreish
Replies: 12
Views: 903

Re: Moreish

Moorish and moreish are certainly homophones in UK English. I don't think Moorish would be used except in an obviously historical way in the UK though so it would be pretty clear contextually. We don't think of Moorish as meaning Islamic - it refers specifically to Muslims from the Iberian peninsula...
by call_copse
Thu Aug 01, 2019 6:24 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Moreish
Replies: 12
Views: 903

Re: Moreish

It's used commonly in the UK :D This is the comedy I always think of in connection with moreish, from the absurdly cringey Peep Show: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbQIAp2QAUg I'll be honest, I'm not sure the show's sharp UK humour would cross the Atlantic successfully, but it was certainly funny ...
by call_copse
Fri Jul 26, 2019 6:38 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Scarlet
Replies: 6
Views: 639

Re: Scarlet

I imagine her snogging technique was quite finely honed.
by call_copse
Thu Jul 25, 2019 6:07 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Ferrous
Replies: 2
Views: 863

Re: Ferrous

Who could forget the box office cast-iron hit movie 'Ferrous Bueller's Day Off'?
by call_copse
Fri Jul 05, 2019 6:16 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Hebdomadal
Replies: 2
Views: 527

Re: Hebdomadal

I, on the other hand, shall essay to use it hebdomadally.
by call_copse
Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:29 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Mither
Replies: 7
Views: 923

Re: Mither

Maybe something to do with these folks:
https://www.lakelanddialectsociety.co.uk/our-aims

Perhaps it is more Cumbrian than Geordie if you read it right. They're not a million miles apart TBF:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9go8PDKtRAA
by call_copse
Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:29 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Mither
Replies: 7
Views: 923

Re: Mither

Cheers Doc, and great quote - though it sounds more Geordie (from Newcastle) than Lakeland when I read it in my head!
by call_copse
Fri May 17, 2019 6:38 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Wimple
Replies: 4
Views: 533

Re: Wimple

Wimpy are still present in the UK, but rather few and far between, and down-at-heel to boot (in less desirable locations etc.). Not sure what went wrong for them!
by call_copse
Tue May 14, 2019 6:43 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Inoculate
Replies: 4
Views: 921

Re: Inoculate

Hmm, seems I'm not right! I'll keep that in mind...
by call_copse
Fri May 10, 2019 6:27 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Inoculate
Replies: 4
Views: 921

Re: Inoculate

I've not seen (or maybe noticed) this with a single n spelling before - it's normally innoculate in the UK at least. Unless I'm going mad, quite possible.

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