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by damoge
Sun Jan 24, 2021 2:15 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Leviathan
Replies: 2
Views: 78

Re: Leviathan

...not to mention Akkadian lamu "to surround, encircle".

Why not mention it?
Sorry.
Why do we not say, "...not to omit..." or "...not to forget..." or some such?
by damoge
Sun Jan 24, 2021 2:13 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Avert
Replies: 2
Views: 568

Re: Avert

Ooohhh! don't PUNish me
by damoge
Fri Jan 22, 2021 2:13 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Pierian
Replies: 4
Views: 135

Re: Pierian

kestrel? What did I miss? The entire performance was intense, though also at times impenetrable. Thank you so much for connecting us to it. I never would have found it otherwise P.S. though on the other side of the water that washes Japan and the U.S., I've thought of myself as living on the edge of...
by damoge
Fri Jan 22, 2021 12:45 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Comity
Replies: 6
Views: 228

Re: Comity

The "place" that I find most often in this new approach of mine, is the weather.
We can usually agree that the weather is weird.
That is enough.
No need to get into climate change!!
Human contact, no hot topics, no immediate fear/anger triggered.
by damoge
Wed Jan 20, 2021 1:25 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Comity
Replies: 6
Views: 228

Re: Comity

I, too, was struck by the third definition. However, after the third try, I think perhaps the message there is one of respect. Don't filch from your neighbor-- his person or beliefs. Respect everyone's right to believe or not as they see fit. It would be an act of comity, avoiding disunity. Let us e...
by damoge
Tue Jan 19, 2021 1:42 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Effraction
Replies: 4
Views: 1385

Re: Effraction

Yes, met every one of the criteria in the definition.
by damoge
Sun Jan 17, 2021 3:40 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Stochastic
Replies: 16
Views: 3099

Re: Stochastic

Then do we agree that the nature of what we call "static" on the radio is stochastic?
by damoge
Sat Jan 16, 2021 9:26 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Stochastic
Replies: 16
Views: 3099

Re: Stochastic

It seems to me there are two meanings: stasis, something still, fixed, or, something recurring unpredictably, irregularly, like static on the radio.
I think the latter is where "give someone static" came from, no?
Have I been misusing these all this time?
by damoge
Fri Jan 15, 2021 3:15 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Stochastic
Replies: 16
Views: 3099

Re: Stochastic

I had come to the same conclusion about my name, but thought the better of it. While I believe in truth in advertising, I saw no reason to risk putting people off interacting with me before I even had a chance to offend (however unintentionally) I understand how static is created, but in usage, hasn...
by damoge
Fri Jan 15, 2021 3:02 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Stochastic
Replies: 16
Views: 3099

Re: Stochastic

Slava, thank you for the triple adjectives, two of which were unknown to me, and all of them slide so smoothly off the tongue.
by damoge
Fri Jan 15, 2021 2:55 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Stochastic
Replies: 16
Views: 3099

Re: Stochastic

Musings lead me down strange paths. Is there any connection/entymology between/among stochastic and staccato? or static? All seem to have the idea of discreet points, and while there may be a pattern, it is not always a regular one. How does static mean both static sound, hissing and flashing, and s...
by damoge
Sun Jan 10, 2021 5:39 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Show-off
Replies: 3
Views: 1176

Re: Show-off

Do you know what this indicates?


0
BA
MA
Ph D



(answer, three degrees below zero)


Didn't find that funny? Neither did my much alphabetized sister. / on the other hand....
by damoge
Fri Jan 01, 2021 7:44 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Imbibe
Replies: 6
Views: 1541

Re: Imbibe

Braggart!
I don't dare even claim to have a mind.

Sigh.
by damoge
Fri Jan 01, 2021 1:23 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Auld
Replies: 3
Views: 409

Re: Auld

"With the suffix -m, it turned up in Latin almus "nourishing"..."
Source of "alms" as well?
by damoge
Fri Jan 01, 2021 1:19 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Imbibe
Replies: 6
Views: 1541

Re: Imbibe

Slava, I most heartily agree.
I had never heard the phrase "on your tyres (tires)..." before. I assume it means "while driving..."
Is it something in general use, or a particular turn of phrase created by you just for this post?

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