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by call_copse
Fri Apr 20, 2018 6:53 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Alabandical
Replies: 3
Views: 738

Re: Alabandical

Though for scrabble, it would need band to be played in a suitable location, at the same time you happened to have ALAICAL as your tiles. Sorry, I'm both a pedant and a keen scrabble player :D
by call_copse
Wed Apr 18, 2018 6:52 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Punctilious
Replies: 2
Views: 195

Re: Punctilious

I always enjoy your post Mr K and this one didn't disappoint. Interesting perspective, I'll remember that.
by call_copse
Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:22 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Alabandical
Replies: 3
Views: 738

Re: Alabandical

I'm not sure we need this one - there are plenty of more colourful descriptions for this state that people know, and some they don't if that's needed too. In his cups, sozzled, banjaxed, tipsy, legless, wellied, paralytic, hammered, battered, sudsy, lit up etc etc, all have a better specific meaning...
by call_copse
Tue Apr 03, 2018 7:28 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Quietus
Replies: 1
Views: 117

Re: Quietus

It's also an excellent music and arts online magazine in the UK. It's pop culture oriented, but intelligent. A really good read if that's your thing.
by call_copse
Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: mither
Replies: 0
Views: 534

mither

Northern UK slang maybe? To make a fairly low level but persistently annoying fuss, to witter in a complaining manner. Not sure where it comes from, but a whinging child might be told 'Stop your mithering' or similar.
by call_copse
Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Bricolage
Replies: 3
Views: 259

Re: Bricolage

"...though in English brick and square when applied to persons generally are not meant as compliments" In fact if you read Enid Blyton, as I did when young, 'you're a brick' meant exactly the same as above, a solid, reliable person. To be fair it's not a commonplace slang nowadays, though ...
by call_copse
Tue Feb 27, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Moab
Replies: 1
Views: 200

Re: Moab

"One can only wonder whether irony was the intent in selecting MOAB as the acronym of the new level of US ordnance to be introduced in the Middle East." That would be a fairly grim irony at best no? I suppose it could be the kind of non-reflective, heavy handed humour that one might associ...
by call_copse
Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Youthquake
Replies: 2
Views: 243

Re: Youthquake

You're an optimist George, I like that. I tend to just assume the US as a whole is happy with the consequences of allowing easy access to weaponry of all kinds for anyone who wants them. Your country, your deal. Of course I accept many are not so happy but clearly they are not the ones whose voices ...
by call_copse
Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Concupiscent
Replies: 2
Views: 203

Re: Concupiscent

Certainly handy if you need more synonyms to describe #45.
by call_copse
Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Rhapsody
Replies: 3
Views: 287

Re: Rhapsody

'could have cared less' I must admit that is one Americanism I don't care for - it's becoming a little popular over here. I prefer the more standard in the UK 'couldn't care less'. The American version clearly indicates an unspecified level of caring. This is generally not what is intended to be con...
by call_copse
Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:15 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: à la mode
Replies: 4
Views: 340

Re: à la mode

Catholic tastes eh? :D I must admit I never understood why pie a la mode meant with ice cream.
by call_copse
Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: à la mode
Replies: 4
Views: 340

Re: à la mode

Served with ice-cream, n'est ce pas?
by call_copse
Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Cark
Replies: 5
Views: 1666

Re: Cark

Strange, a crow carks here. If you cark it though, you are brown bread (dead).
by call_copse
Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Aerie
Replies: 1
Views: 209

Re: Aerie

Eyrie is the preferred British spelling. At least it has been every time I've ever seen it!
by call_copse
Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:02 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Coy
Replies: 1
Views: 241

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

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