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by tkowal
Tue Apr 27, 2021 10:40 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Gammon
Replies: 1
Views: 323

Gammon

Used in the UK and Ireland for cured ham. Related to French jambon and Spanish jamón, both meaning ham.
by tkowal
Mon Apr 19, 2021 8:39 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Surfeit
Replies: 1
Views: 334

Re: Surfeit

Just a minor correction: the Polish example should be spelled as dziać się (with a z).
by tkowal
Sun Apr 04, 2021 8:25 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: lave (verb)
Replies: 2
Views: 544

lave (verb)

According to Merriam-Webster:
Lave is a simple, monosyllabic word that magically makes the mundane act of washing poetic.
by tkowal
Thu Apr 01, 2021 8:44 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Absolute
Replies: 0
Views: 616

Absolute

This commonly used word and its relatives did not appear yet as good words!
by tkowal
Sat Mar 06, 2021 7:06 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Consanguinity
Replies: 1
Views: 457

Re: Consanguinity

So English raw is related to crudo (Spanish, Italian) and cru (French, Portuguese) which also mean raw?
by tkowal
Tue Mar 02, 2021 9:31 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Enervate
Replies: 3
Views: 669

Re: Enervate

I would settle for enervation of pain signals, but for some, would wish for denervation.
damoge, thanks for explaining this interesting nuance.
by tkowal
Mon Mar 01, 2021 10:38 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Enervate
Replies: 3
Views: 669

Re: Enervate

It seems that denervate has very similar meaning.
by tkowal
Sun Feb 21, 2021 12:45 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: hygiene
Replies: 0
Views: 799

hygiene

It comes from Greek via Latin and French. I wonder whether we know more about it.
by tkowal
Wed Feb 17, 2021 9:49 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: sinous
Replies: 1
Views: 424

Re: sinous

Obviously it should be sinuous! I thank Slava for noticing this mistake.
by tkowal
Wed Feb 17, 2021 10:30 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: sinous
Replies: 1
Views: 424

sinous

... and some of its relatives: sinus, sine, sinuosity, ... . It obviously comes from Latin sinus, but is there anything anything in PIE?
by tkowal
Tue Feb 16, 2021 4:17 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Cisgender
Replies: 12
Views: 3889

Re: Cisgender

It's about the West Bank.
by tkowal
Mon Feb 15, 2021 10:27 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Cisgender
Replies: 12
Views: 3889

Re: Cisgender

That's a new one to me.

It's used mostly in Romance languages like Cisjordanie in French and Cisjordânia in Portuguese.
by tkowal
Sun Feb 14, 2021 12:41 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Cisgender
Replies: 12
Views: 3889

Re: Cisgender

There is also Cisjordan (this side of the Jordan river); the usual term is West Bank.
by tkowal
Sat Feb 13, 2021 2:32 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: insolent, impertinent
Replies: 0
Views: 669

insolent, impertinent

Lots of this kind of behavior nowadays. :(
by tkowal
Sat Feb 06, 2021 9:34 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Immunity
Replies: 2
Views: 551

Re: Immunity

Certainly. Immunity from prosecution very often results in impunity. :cry:

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