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by call_copse
Tue Nov 20, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Poltroon
Replies: 3
Views: 430

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: 489

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: 273

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: 430

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: 693

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: 693

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: 693

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.
by call_copse
Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Armistice
Replies: 3
Views: 260

Re: Armistice

It's still Armistice Day here.

Watched Peter Jackson's restored footage film 'They Shall Not Grow Old' yesterday. Do catch it if you can and you are in a mood to remember.
by call_copse
Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Paean
Replies: 6
Views: 595

Re: Paean

I'm pretty sure being orthographically challenged is not the worst transatlantic trait I can think of right now 8)
by call_copse
Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Vagabond
Replies: 3
Views: 435

Re: Vagabond

I've occasionally followed the adventures of an Australian couple who post as 'Sailing La Vagabonde' - basically sailing around supported by youtube views etc. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZdQjaSoLjIzFnWsDQOv4ww I'm just super jealous a) I didn't think of it b) I'm not glamourous enough to pull...
by call_copse
Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:26 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Apophasis
Replies: 5
Views: 1196

Re: Apophasis

Lots of people, fine people so I hear, are saying we should never talk about apophasis.

:wink:
by call_copse
Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:09 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Amatorculist
Replies: 1
Views: 440

Re: Amatorculist

New one on me! I think a more informal assessment might be preferred in most use cases here though :D
by call_copse
Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:06 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Freshet
Replies: 3
Views: 551

Re: Freshet

Iain to you sir :lol: unless you prefer formality. Indeed not at all fresh. Imagine a geyser spouting like a whale, at least 9 feet tall. Consisting of exceedingly non fresh items... On the bright side his house is being fully refitted at the expense of his insurer whilst his family lives in pleasan...
by call_copse
Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:26 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Lendrumbilate
Replies: 2
Views: 702

Re: Lendrumbilate

Sorry, I'm not lendumbrilating 8)
by call_copse
Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:27 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Freshet
Replies: 3
Views: 551

Re: Freshet

I'll use this one I think, thanks. A good friend of mine has been out of his house for 6 months after a freshet caused his house (on the side of a hill) to flood through the drains. Nasty stuff.

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