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by MTC
Tue Oct 27, 2020 6:02 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Verily
Replies: 5
Views: 93

Re: Verily

According to a quick online search, “verily” is used in 113 Verses in 22 Books of the Bible. Not surprising, given that the Bible is supposed to be the word of God. I know there are or at least have been (Perry, in particular) some Biblical scholars who frequent this site. Perhaps one among them wou...
by MTC
Mon Oct 26, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Misology
Replies: 3
Views: 90

Re: Misology

And there on Mount Rushmore, beaming back at us in freshly :D chiseled granite, our very own Misologist in Chief!
by MTC
Sat Oct 14, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Pagan
Replies: 9
Views: 4049

Re: Pagan

“(H)eathen [refers] to uncivilized idolaters, such as African tribes.”

Channel Kipling much?
by MTC
Tue May 09, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Acuminate
Replies: 6
Views: 2985

Re: Acuminate

In the morphology of leaves, "acuminate" is less pointed than "acicular" which means needle-like. For a complete list of leaf (or leaflet) shapes including acuminate and acicular see: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glossary_of_leaf_morphology#List_of_leaf_.28or_leaflet.29_shapes Beginning to get a ...
by MTC
Tue May 09, 2017 5:53 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Acuminate
Replies: 6
Views: 2985

Re: Acuminate

Like the head of a certain American president... :D
by MTC
Wed Apr 19, 2017 3:03 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Recrudescence
Replies: 1
Views: 1380

Re: Recrudescence

Recrudescence of a revenant?
by MTC
Mon Apr 17, 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Recuse
Replies: 2
Views: 1658

Re: Recuse

Judges aren't the only ones who recuse themselves because of conflicts of interest. Members of the Executive Branch do too. It has been suggested (only half seriously) that Trump recuse himself from the presidency because of the many conflicts of interest his global business interests create. Trump'...
by MTC
Sat Apr 08, 2017 5:10 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Stylites
Replies: 3
Views: 1869

Re: Stylites

"We are happy that Monroe Thomas Clewis suggested this bizarre item...."

Thanks. I specialize in bizarre items. I've been in deep space for some time now, but my eccentric orbit has finally swung me back toward Planet Good Word.

MTC
by MTC
Tue Feb 16, 2016 5:03 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Factitious
Replies: 4
Views: 2757

Re: Factitious

"Factitious" has found its way into the psychiatric vocabulary. According to the Cleveland Clinic, "Factitious Disorder is a mental disorder in which a person acts as if he or she has a physical or mental illness when, in fact, he or she has consciously created their symptoms. The name factitious co...
by MTC
Fri Jul 17, 2015 8:21 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Jesuitical
Replies: 7
Views: 3929

Re: Jesuitical

No discussion of "Jesuitical" would be complete without a discussion of "casuistry" because it was the alleged misapplication of casuistry by the Jesuits which brought about the pejorative "Jesuitical." Cause and effect. According to Wikipedia (consistent with other sources), "In Provincial Letters ...
by MTC
Wed Jul 08, 2015 4:47 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Curtilage
Replies: 3
Views: 2584

Re: Curtilage

"Within the curtilage" is a legal expression. According to the Legal Information Institute of Cornell University Law School: Curtilage includes the area immediately surrounding a dwelling, and it counts as part of the home for many legal purposes, including searches and many self-defense laws. When ...
by MTC
Sun Nov 02, 2014 8:39 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Egregious
Replies: 6
Views: 3732

Re: Egregious

Having nothing to do with egregious, but of interest to word lovers, color-coded maps tracing word origins in Europe:
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/fascinati ... 10187.html
by MTC
Sat Oct 11, 2014 10:16 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Batrachomyomachy
Replies: 1
Views: 1846

Re: Batrachomyomachy

The Battle of the Frogs and Mice (just a typewritten page or two) is available online here: (http://www.sacred-texts.com/cla/homer/frogmice.htm) Sharing a laugh with the ancient Greeks in The Battle of the Frogs and Mice brings me closer to them than the classics it mocks. I had to laugh when a mou...
by MTC
Sun Oct 05, 2014 8:14 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Rambunctious
Replies: 3
Views: 2528

Re: Rambunctious

The Temperance Ladies were an intemperate lot, and "rambunctious" is a very intemperate word. Google Ngram Viewer shows usage of "rambunctious" slowly beginning to take off in appx. 1880 with notable surges at the outset of WWII and the late sixties. Correlation with periods of social turmoil or coi...
by MTC
Thu Aug 07, 2014 7:21 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Snickersnee
Replies: 5
Views: 3624

Re: Snickersnee

Thanks. Perry. I straggle in from the desert, apocrypha notebook in hand.

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