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by Eileen Opiolka
Sat Sep 16, 2017 4:32 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: nice
Replies: 1
Views: 740

nice

The word has gone through so many changes, I thought it might be a nice word to look at.
by Eileen Opiolka
Sun Apr 02, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Erudite
Replies: 5
Views: 807

Re: Erudite

I liked it too. It has great potential for further development. :D
by Eileen Opiolka
Thu Feb 02, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: shrive
Replies: 0
Views: 386

shrive

This reminded me of the nursery rhyme which begins

He that would thrive
Must rise at five;
He that hath thriven
May lie till seven.

Scots have few problems in rhyming thriven and seven.
I'm just thankful to have thriven.
by Eileen Opiolka
Sun Jan 29, 2017 7:59 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: coiffure
Replies: 3
Views: 711

coiffure

I sometimes remind my husband that God created some heads perfect, and the rest he covered with hair.
by Eileen Opiolka
Mon Oct 03, 2016 5:42 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: smashing
Replies: 3
Views: 772

Re: smashing

Many thanks. And to Doc my warmest and sincerest best wishes.
by Eileen Opiolka
Sun Oct 02, 2016 6:07 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: smashing
Replies: 3
Views: 772

smashing

Scottish Gaelic for "That's great" is 's math sin - pronounced "smàshin". Smashing probably isn't the most modern word for "great", but I wonder if it is linked to the Gaelic. By the way, I haven't had an GoodWord email since 28th August. Is Dr. Goodword ok or is it my ...
by Eileen Opiolka
Sat Jul 23, 2016 5:58 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: scramble and fogey
Replies: 2
Views: 1088

scramble and fogey

Two suggestions for the price of one: 1) Today I came across "fogey" in a sentence commenting on this one by Clare Foges in The Times "The prime ministerial sphinx should stay that way, guarding her secrets." The comment ran, "It would have sounded fogeyish in a courtier...&...
by Eileen Opiolka
Fri Feb 05, 2016 6:25 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: rumbustious
Replies: 4
Views: 1070

rumbustious

I know this sturdy word has been suggested in the past, but I can't see it in the Dictionary. The possible link to the oak tree surprised me.
by Eileen Opiolka
Sat Oct 24, 2015 5:41 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: cisgender
Replies: 1
Views: 1134

cisgender

This was a new word to me, but it reminded me of Cisalpine Gaul from my Latin lessons in school.
by Eileen Opiolka
Mon Oct 12, 2015 5:58 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: summons
Replies: 1
Views: 1329

summons

One of those plural looking words which always has a singular verb, whether in US or UK.
by Eileen Opiolka
Tue Oct 06, 2015 6:54 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: conundrum
Replies: 2
Views: 1479

Re: conundrum

Many thanks! I wonder then if the little place in Northumberland took its name from the word, but I can't find any further information.
Eileen
by Eileen Opiolka
Fri Sep 25, 2015 12:29 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: conundrum
Replies: 2
Views: 1479

conundrum

Today we passed near a little place in the Scottish Borders called Conundrum and I wondered if that was the source of this mysterious word.
by Eileen Opiolka
Tue Sep 01, 2015 12:03 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: pretty, haul, kite and curtain
Replies: 2
Views: 1774

pretty, haul, kite and curtain

I tend to find common words the most interesting. Four that have caught my attention so far today are haul, pretty, kite and curtain. No connection that I can think of. Perhaps others have common little words that are equally interesting?
by Eileen Opiolka
Wed Jun 10, 2015 3:05 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Faze
Replies: 4
Views: 1326

Re: Faze

I'm completely unfazed at having to suggest that the form most commonly in use, in my experience, is indeed the negative.

Eileen
by Eileen Opiolka
Sun May 31, 2015 5:35 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: traipse
Replies: 0
Views: 854

traipse

I was interest in the meaning for traipse, for it was quite new to me. I only know the verb as below (copied from the Shorter Oxford Dictionary). traipse /0treɪps/ verb. colloq. Also trapes. L16. [ORIGIN Origin unkn. Cf. trape.] 1 verb intrans. Tramp or trudge wearily; walk about aimlessly or needle...

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