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by Eileen Opiolka
Mon Jul 30, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Clart
Replies: 7
Views: 502

Re: Clart

I was thinking less about the eateries and more about
http://www.rampantscotland.com/poetry/blpoems_tams.htm

Haggis is one of those things... a good one is really excellent, every couple of years or so, a bad one is really nasty.
by Eileen Opiolka
Sun Jul 29, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Clart
Replies: 7
Views: 502

Re: Clart

I know the word from a song I heard from a Buchan (in Scotland) student with the line

"She clarts a muckle piece to me with different kinds of jam
And tells me ilka nicht that she admires my nicky tams."

I leave you to google nicky tams!
by Eileen Opiolka
Sat Sep 16, 2017 4:32 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: nice
Replies: 1
Views: 760

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: 845

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: 418

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: 746

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: 804

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: 804

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: 1128

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: 1116

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: 1161

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: 1354

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: 1514

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: 1514

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: 1805

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?

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