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by damoge
Thu Feb 02, 2017 11:12 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Refugee
Replies: 6
Views: 1253

Re: Refugee

George, Hear! Hear!

I find great solace in the rational and kindly commerce on here. I find it increasingly distressing to read other feeds on my computer that used to give me information.

Sic transit gloria.
by damoge
Thu Feb 02, 2017 11:08 pm
Forum: Site News
Topic: Re: Are you receiving GWs by e-mail now?
Replies: 33
Views: 10140

Re: Are you receiving GWs by e-mail now?

getting words only sporadically, and still no notifications.
Sigh.
by damoge
Thu Feb 02, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Refugee
Replies: 6
Views: 1253

Re: Refugee

OH! IAIAN! The dichotomy is not between refugee and "illegal immigrant"! First of all, the PERSON is not illegal. The person, for whatever reason, has committed an illegal action. SURELY you see that many who enter a country illegally may be doing so BECAUSE they are refugees, fleeing atro...
by damoge
Sun Jan 29, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: coiffure
Replies: 3
Views: 781

Re: coiffure

Dr. Goodword,

THANK YOU!!
by damoge
Fri Jan 27, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Xenophobia
Replies: 3
Views: 858

Re: Xenophobia

Thanks, Perry! "Zeno's solution" would keep all the immigrants inside the country inside! Brilliant!
by damoge
Fri Jan 27, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Coiffure
Replies: 3
Views: 904

Re: Coiffure

Was expecting it all to go back to the origin of Kopf. No??
by damoge
Mon Jan 23, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Specious
Replies: 3
Views: 809

Re: Specious

but then, I'm known as a skeptic.
by damoge
Mon Jan 23, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Specious
Replies: 3
Views: 809

Re: Specious

did the root also give us 'speculate'?

I can't help but speculate that putting forth specious arguments will become the major source of "information" from the government.
by damoge
Sat Jan 21, 2017 1:29 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Inauguration
Replies: 2
Views: 686

Re: Inauguration

Augury tells ME that the future looks providential and profitable for the Trump family, and heaven help the rest of the world.
by damoge
Fri Jan 13, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: Site News
Topic: Re: Are you receiving GWs by e-mail now?
Replies: 33
Views: 10140

Re: Are you receiving GWs by e-mail now?

P.S. When I read Doc's note at the beginning of this, I assumed he meant "stint" to mean a short stay or period of time in hospital. Stent is the thingy put into the body to keep a vein or artery open. Is that the word you had in mind and Spellcheck misdirected you and Perry?
by damoge
Fri Jan 13, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Psephology
Replies: 4
Views: 3226

Re: Psephology

In American English, I think it's almost always the S that is pronounced and the P dropped. The only words I can think of that don't follow that rule are not PS but things like phth---

Anyone more able than I, would love to hear from you.
by damoge
Fri Jan 13, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Armistice
Replies: 4
Views: 1065

Re: Armistice

Had never seen the word "forefeel" before (and evidently neither has spellcheck as it rewrote it to "foretell"). Is this in common use in UK?
by damoge
Fri Jan 13, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Laconic
Replies: 4
Views: 1498

Re: Laconic

Funny, I always held the idea that it was a melding of the two--
slow, and short.
by damoge
Fri Jan 13, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Despondent
Replies: 3
Views: 3302

Re: Despondent

Since the first "slough" in your favorite phrase is pronounced "sluff" and the second, "slue", are they from different roots?
by damoge
Fri Jan 13, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Quintessential
Replies: 4
Views: 835

Re: Quintessential

Very funny, George! My reaction was much more mundane. It is only relatively recently, at least in my awareness, that people talk about everything on earth having been created in stars. You know, the bits about "we are but star dust" and meaning it literally. Evidently, like so much other ...

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