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by call_copse
Tue Jun 08, 2021 11:09 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Hagiography
Replies: 5
Views: 356

Re: Hagiography

Great scene George, always remembered that fondly! For myself, I feel a saint should have their own sense of morality, not be after reward after life. I prefer to reject ALL fairy tales, rather than choosing one to bestow with meaning. Sadio Mane is definitely a jolly decent sort for instance. https...
by call_copse
Thu Apr 01, 2021 7:04 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Subduction
Replies: 2
Views: 521

Re: Subduction

Very good :D
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by call_copse
Wed Mar 17, 2021 10:48 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Nous
Replies: 3
Views: 733

Re: Nous

Wikipedia does OK on this :-) As Slava says it's from the Greek νους

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nous
by call_copse
Mon Mar 15, 2021 2:05 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Nerd
Replies: 8
Views: 3966

Re: Nerd

Some place here in town which sells computers, has its
repair crew called the "Geek Squad", and the trucks they
travel in have it in large letters on their sides.
Us real geeks are somewhat unimpressed by these squads' knowledge, when we find the need to employ them ;-)
by call_copse
Thu Feb 11, 2021 11:42 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Entourage
Replies: 8
Views: 2415

Re: Entourage

As much as I hate to disagree, the NEW use of posse is, as far as I can see, indistinguishable from the old use of entourage when referring to a group of groupies following the star. Is it time to "get with the program"? I think not, but at least I can understand what is being said. I'm not sure ho...
by call_copse
Wed Feb 10, 2021 7:25 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Entourage
Replies: 8
Views: 2415

Re: Entourage

For me an entourage always pertains to or follows a particular individual. A posse may be assembled with a leader, but the leader would always be leading them for a purpose, rather than them attending to his / her needs.
by call_copse
Tue Feb 02, 2021 1:48 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Insurgent
Replies: 2
Views: 706

Re: Insurgent

Lol I assumed it was the dodginess of the word itself. I think we can assume that if the mob had got hold of Mike Pence or AOC, we'd have seen some even more unpleasant footage than that which we did see...
by call_copse
Tue Jan 26, 2021 9:28 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Corvid
Replies: 4
Views: 2441

Re: Corvid

From whence comes corvine, resembling or pertaining to crows. Not many people know that :D

:!: :shock: Shock and horrors! "From whence"? :o :?:
:P If you're an acolyte of Samuel Johnson I bid you good day sir; I'm more a Byron man myself 8)
by call_copse
Tue Aug 11, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Lukewarm
Replies: 3
Views: 1481

Re: Lukewarm

Unlukelee I think as you say. According to this link: https://www.wonderopolis.org/wonder/how-hot-is-lukewarm "Lukewarm actually comes from the Middle English word lukewarme. It was a combination of “luke" and “warm," and the “luke" part was an alteration of the Middle English word lew, which meant ...
by call_copse
Fri Aug 07, 2020 6:55 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Embonpoint
Replies: 3
Views: 1778

Re: Embonpoint

In general this is taken to be the female bosom, which is strangely not mentioned?
by call_copse
Thu Jul 30, 2020 7:13 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Mask
Replies: 6
Views: 2363

Re: Mask

Ah thanks Damoge, that explains it :D
by call_copse
Wed Jul 29, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Mask
Replies: 6
Views: 2363

Re: Mask

"Today the US is now the greatest country in the spread of the coronavirus"

Lol, not quite sure of the meaning there? The most grotesquely incompetent at dealing with it, therefore the 'greatest' at spreading it?
by call_copse
Mon Jul 20, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Spoonerism
Replies: 2
Views: 1397

Re: Spoonerism

This is one of my favourite geeky web cartoons, however this strip is not for the easily offended. Please don't blame me if you read this and are of that ilk:
https://www.smbc-comics.com/comic/2010-12-04

However for those who enjoy darker humour it is quite amusing :D
by call_copse
Wed Jul 15, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Macaronic
Replies: 17
Views: 5368

Re: Macaronic

Entertaining persiflage all, thanks. I like this version of the macaronic verse :D : Darkibus nightibus Nota lamporum Boyibus kissibus Sweet girlorum Girlibus likabus Wanta someorum Pater puellibus Enter parlorum Kickabus boyibus Exibus doorum Nightibus darkabus Minus lamporum Climbibus fencibus Bre...
by call_copse
Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:57 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Whinge
Replies: 5
Views: 2305

Re: Whinge

That's quite offensive David. Everyone knows we have cellar temperature beer, not warm beer. :wink:

I must admit a properly poured pint will be on my list of priorities fairly shortly...

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