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by damoge
Mon Jun 14, 2021 10:15 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Mantra
Replies: 4
Views: 102

Re: Mantra

Philip, try your mantilla. You might find it more comfortable.
by damoge
Fri Jun 11, 2021 1:23 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Mattress
Replies: 5
Views: 184

Re: Mattress

Luke, that is WONDERFUL!
eco friendly and imaginative.
Thanks for a bright spot!
by damoge
Sat Jun 05, 2021 1:53 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Esurient
Replies: 13
Views: 2076

Re: Esurient

It is slang, and seems to have many meanings, none that I found specifically referring to food, but many sharing one characteristic, that being affirmation.

It is hard to incorporate new slang, I find.
by damoge
Sat Jun 05, 2021 11:33 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Nidus
Replies: 3
Views: 255

Re: Nidus

Both nidi and niduses are accepted.
by damoge
Sat Jun 05, 2021 11:31 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Esurient
Replies: 13
Views: 2076

Re: Esurient

Looking at various "slang" dictionaries, I can only say, it is slang, and it seems to be used in many ways, but a common theme is that it is an emphatic positive.
by damoge
Fri Jun 04, 2021 10:37 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Esurient
Replies: 13
Views: 2076

Re: Esurient

by damoge
Fri May 28, 2021 4:26 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Fomite
Replies: 9
Views: 3479

Re: Fomite

Thank you for that!
I'm from the East coast of America originally, and had always heard
phrag mites

Where are you?
by damoge
Fri May 28, 2021 10:12 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Fomite
Replies: 9
Views: 3479

Re: Fomite

If you click on the pronunciation, it is "...mite".
"ai" in the pronunciation guides, is long i sound.
It is at times hard for me to recognize that, as it often doesn't "look" like that sound, but I'm trying hard to remember it.
by damoge
Thu May 27, 2021 11:15 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Fomite
Replies: 9
Views: 3479

Re: Fomite

Bbeeton, please, am confused.
What is the difference in pronunciation of the two?
phrag vs. fo is more than pronunciation, no?
mites and mites seem to be pronounced the same?
What am I missing here?
by damoge
Thu May 20, 2021 1:30 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: brandwashing
Replies: 2
Views: 217

Re: brandwashing

Having never heard of this, I can only ask....
Is this real? or would this be more reasonably posted next April first?
by damoge
Wed May 05, 2021 10:14 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Word
Replies: 1
Views: 339

Re: Word

I love it! I'm in the van!
ONWARD and UPWARD!!! MORE MORE MORE
by damoge
Thu Apr 15, 2021 10:08 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Protuberant
Replies: 11
Views: 4636

Re: Protuberant

Philip, and how could they not be??
by damoge
Sat Apr 10, 2021 3:45 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Sophrosyne
Replies: 10
Views: 1099

Re: Sophrosyne

Philip!
You put your mother in the cheese?

I was going to suggest that you and the Good Doctor each send us a sample, but ....
by damoge
Fri Apr 09, 2021 4:59 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Sophrosyne
Replies: 10
Views: 1099

Re: Sophrosyne

Thank you thank you thank you, both!
Now I just need to get the book again and find the sentence...

Sigh (of great relief!)
by damoge
Fri Apr 09, 2021 1:17 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Sophrosyne
Replies: 10
Views: 1099

Re: Sophrosyne

And since the word quote is from John Gardner in Wreckage of Agathon (1970) may I beg a boon? From the same work, the word "seraboidal", I've got nowhere trying to find a definition, let alone an etymology. Can anyone help? My searches led to nothing at all, or the quote from the book that started m...

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