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by bamaboy56
Sun Mar 19, 2017 12:23 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Ravel
Replies: 8
Views: 2953

Re: Ravel

I've always heard the "Bolero" composer's name pronounced ra-VEL rather than the emphasis being placed on the first syllable. Just saying.
by bamaboy56
Sun Mar 19, 2017 12:06 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Ephebic
Replies: 3
Views: 477

Re: Ephebic

I was wondering about Meaning #1. Does this mean that in ancient Greece you were not considered a Greek citizen until you completed military training or you could not be considered a citizen of Athens until you completed military training? Just wondering.
by bamaboy56
Sat Mar 18, 2017 11:57 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Troll
Replies: 14
Views: 3564

Re: Troll

When I saw the Goodwords "troll", the first thing I thought was of Bert, Tom and William (the trolls in J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit"). I believe they lived in a cave, not under a bridge. Maybe only cockney-speaking trolls live in caves.
by bamaboy56
Sat Mar 18, 2017 11:45 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Presbyopic
Replies: 2
Views: 432

Re: Presbyopic

Medically speaking, I'm myopic and have been all my life. I can't remember a time I didn't have to wear glasses to see things far away. I've considered Lasik surgery but every time I've checked into it I've been told it affects your night vision. I'm reluctant to have the procedure done.
by bamaboy56
Sat Mar 18, 2017 11:35 pm
Forum: Site News
Topic: Re: Are you receiving GWs by e-mail now?
Replies: 33
Views: 8429

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

Sorry to hear of your health difficulties, Doc. Hope you're well on the road to recovery now. Thanks for all you do!
by bamaboy56
Sat May 07, 2016 3:23 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Graffito
Replies: 3
Views: 1153

Re: Graffito

I think "officially sanctioned graffiti" on a wall would probably be called a "mural". Our fair city here in L.A. (Lower Alabama) has several of these officially sanctioned graffiti walls around town.
by bamaboy56
Wed Dec 23, 2015 6:10 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: SOS
Replies: 2
Views: 1077

Re: SOS

All my life I've understood SOS to mean "Save Our Ship", even though I'm guessing it could be used in any distressing situation. Thankfully I've never had to actually use this!
by bamaboy56
Thu Sep 10, 2015 10:57 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Fetching
Replies: 5
Views: 1399

Re: Fetching

This is a word that made me smile when I read it. I've only heard it used in the Deep South. I've never heard it used anywhere else. Just saying.
by bamaboy56
Thu Sep 10, 2015 10:50 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Sesquibimillennial
Replies: 8
Views: 1717

Re: Sesquibimillennial

Thankee, Mr. Luke!
by bamaboy56
Mon Sep 07, 2015 1:21 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Camouflage
Replies: 2
Views: 1002

Re: Camouflage

Ha! Here in the Deep South, cammo is almost a fashion statement. You see it year 'round! Of course, during hunting season it's almost mandatory to wear it, even if you're not a hunter. Interesting to see the different patterns available. Sure wore my share of camouflage during my Army days! Still mi...
by bamaboy56
Mon Sep 07, 2015 1:15 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Aitch
Replies: 28
Views: 5463

Re: aitch

Having been born, raised and living in the South and Deep South (two different locations), pronouncing "ate" as "et" is pretty common and hardly raises an eyebrow. Had a friend tell me the other day he's looking forward to hunting season this year "cause I like to clim trees...
by bamaboy56
Mon Sep 07, 2015 12:26 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Sesquibimillennial
Replies: 8
Views: 1717

Re: Sesquibimillennial

Logic doesn't work in language.
. That's what makes language so interesting! Been away from this site for awhile due to pressing matters at work. It's good to be back!
by bamaboy56
Mon Sep 07, 2015 12:10 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Eidolon
Replies: 6
Views: 1328

Re: Eidolon

Hmmm...does it count if I still talk to myself from time to time? Not exactly an eidolon but that's the best I can do. :D
by bamaboy56
Wed Oct 22, 2014 7:13 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Reck
Replies: 4
Views: 1379

Re: Reck

This word reminds me of a conversation I had with my wife just yesterday. We were passing an old delapidated building and she commented it was a shame it had been allowed to get to that state. I stated, "Yes, they need to RAZE it." She looked at me like I was crazy and said, "No, they...
by bamaboy56
Sat Jul 12, 2014 3:56 pm
Forum: Site News
Topic: Books that Should be Written
Replies: 14
Views: 16370

Re: Books that Should be Written

I was looking over the list and had to laugh. It took me back 100 years to my high school days when I was a 300 meter hurdler. Back then the joke was about an occupational hazard of hurdling, the details of which could be learned in a fictional "book" called The Ruptured Chinese Hurdler&qu...

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