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by JohnYY
Sat Dec 22, 2012 12:01 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: snaffle
Replies: 2
Views: 1473

snaffle

I believe to be a word without synonyms. Perhaps I can snaffle a word of praise for it!
by JohnYY
Thu Nov 08, 2012 3:51 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: hustings
Replies: 1
Views: 1297

hustings

I'll still suggest this as a Word of the Day, even though I should have thought of it before the election! Sorry!
by JohnYY
Fri Oct 26, 2012 6:59 pm
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: spoof
Replies: 4
Views: 40646

Re: spoof

I should have mentioned that I'd like to see this as a Word of the Day.
by JohnYY
Fri Oct 26, 2012 6:58 pm
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: spoof
Replies: 4
Views: 40646

spoof

I can't imagine the etymology for this one. I have a subconscious association of this word with WW II radar.
by JohnYY
Wed Oct 17, 2012 3:34 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: stunt
Replies: 2
Views: 1525

Re: stunt

I meant to recommend this as a Word of the Day; "unknown" derivations are always interesting.
by JohnYY
Tue Oct 16, 2012 6:54 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: stunt
Replies: 2
Views: 1525

stunt

I wonder on the ancestry of the two totally disparate meanings of this word.
by JohnYY
Wed Oct 03, 2012 6:03 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: squelch
Replies: 7
Views: 2693

Re: squelch

I should have mentioned one particular meaning for this word, which is noted in one of the dictionaries: the function in a radio receiver to mute the sound except when a signal (as opposed to noise/static) is being received.
by JohnYY
Sun Sep 23, 2012 12:29 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: prequel
Replies: 1
Views: 1257

prequel

I suggest this as a Word of the Day. Welcome it as a newcomer to our beloved language.
by JohnYY
Tue Sep 11, 2012 7:35 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: squelch
Replies: 7
Views: 2693

Re: squelch

I wanted to suggest this as a "Word of the Day" but was totally unable to figure out how! Dumb! (me, that is! :)) )
by JohnYY
Tue Sep 11, 2012 6:41 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: squelch
Replies: 7
Views: 2693

squelch

squelch
by JohnYY
Fri Aug 03, 2012 1:52 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: VET
Replies: 15
Views: 4013

This verb was a definite Briticism - I remember hearing it for the first time in the '50s in a British personnel security context, as in the phrase "positive vetting". I think its adoption into American speech is (relatively) quite recent.
by JohnYY
Thu May 03, 2012 2:10 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: ORIENT
Replies: 26
Views: 8970

I would not classify Meaning 1 as Intransitive, as witness "Horrified by the breach of tradition, the bishop told the priest to immediately orient the coffin."

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