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by call_copse
Thu Oct 24, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Cum
Replies: 1
Views: 298

Re: Cum

Awkward...
by call_copse
Thu Oct 24, 2019 6:47 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Concatenate
Replies: 5
Views: 560

Re: Concatenate

I've only heard of catenate used alone with respect to chemistry: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catenation It does have the meaning of chain or join, but for some reason in my computer science experience only concatenate is used - I don't know of any languages using the non con- version. I certainly...
by call_copse
Wed Oct 23, 2019 6:17 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Concatenate
Replies: 5
Views: 560

Re: Concatenate

A word most commonly used in programming, it's a useful word for a function along with join and append. The & symbol often represents concatenation.
by call_copse
Tue Oct 15, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Snuck
Replies: 4
Views: 462

Re: Snuck

Pretty sure sneaked would be more common in the UK, but snuck could have gained credence I guess, like the awful shrunk as the past tense of shrink.
by call_copse
Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Chef
Replies: 3
Views: 462

Re: Chef

:D
by call_copse
Fri Sep 27, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Flaccid
Replies: 5
Views: 625

Re: Flaccid

:lol:
by call_copse
Thu Sep 26, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: review
Replies: 2
Views: 414

Re: review

From my perspective, a review of anything could be thorough or otherwise. It doesn't imply any particular level of study.
by call_copse
Fri Sep 06, 2019 6:44 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Thigmotropism
Replies: 8
Views: 1152

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: 677

Re: Ejecta

:D
by call_copse
Fri Aug 23, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Moreish
Replies: 12
Views: 1214

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: 422

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: 1251

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: 1214

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: 1214

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: 786

Re: Scarlet

I imagine her snogging technique was quite finely honed.

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