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by Bazr
Sun Jul 20, 2014 9:47 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Hamburger
Replies: 11
Views: 3420

Re: Hamburger

So we come down to the fact that 'steak tatar' is the raw version of a hamburger pattie.
by Bazr
Sat Jul 19, 2014 3:52 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Affordance
Replies: 3
Views: 1280

Re: Affordance

When you are driving a 'left' arrow means 'go left', a 'right' arrow means 'go right'. Usually an 'up' arrow means 'go ahead', but a 'down' arrow doesn't mean 'go back'. Not that I've seen any of these on the road, unless they are pointing at a hole.
by Bazr
Thu Jul 17, 2014 5:21 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Neophyte
Replies: 9
Views: 2493

Re: Novice

Accepted synonyms quoted in Oxford Historical Thesaurus: monk-child OE a boy who is being brought up to be a monk. nun-novice OE Appositive, as nun-novice, nun-portress, nun-princess, nun-sister, etc. novice c1390 A person who has entered a religious order and is under probation or trial before taki...
by Bazr
Thu Jul 17, 2014 12:01 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Pyknic
Replies: 1
Views: 1232

Re: Pyknic

pyknic Line breaks: pyk¦nic Pronunciation: /ˈpɪknɪk / ADJECTIVE Anthropology Relating to or denoting a stocky physique with a rounded body and head, thickset trunk, and a tendency to fat. Origin 1920s: from Greek puknos 'thick' + -ic. The word was first used by the German psychiatrist, Ernst Kretsc...
by Bazr
Wed Jul 16, 2014 4:37 am
Forum: Languages of the World
Topic: Britishisms
Replies: 6
Views: 7720

Re: Britishisms

This link is to a good little article I read on differences between America & Australia
by Bazr
Wed Jul 16, 2014 3:17 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Neophyte
Replies: 9
Views: 2493

Re: Neophyte

If someone is thinking of joining a religious order, the first years of training are called the novitiate.
by Bazr
Tue Jul 15, 2014 8:43 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Panoply
Replies: 5
Views: 1623

Re: Panoply

Pan was the god of 'all' and played the pan-pipes in his spare time: pan‐pipes (Pandean Pipes, Syrinx) Instrument of classical antiquity, ancestor of the flute. Series (4 to 12 or more) of short vertical pipes of wood, cane, or pottery fixed side by side and graduated in length to give the pitches o...
by Bazr
Mon Jul 14, 2014 7:56 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Assemblage
Replies: 4
Views: 1193

Re: Assemblage

My children have General Assemblies at school but it always use to make me laugh that the kids called it 'Assembily'.
by Bazr
Mon Jul 14, 2014 8:08 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Pew
Replies: 1
Views: 759

Re: Pew

A raised standing-place or desk in a church or chapel, to enable a preacher, reader, etc., to be seen and heard by the congregation. Freq. with modifying word, as minister's pew, praying pew, reader's pew, pew for penance. Ref: Oxford English Dictionary
by Bazr
Mon Jul 14, 2014 7:46 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Penance
Replies: 5
Views: 1413

Re: Penance

As mentioned in the notes, it doesn't even have a plural. So if you see 'penances' they are not aware of the correct grammar.
by Bazr
Mon Jul 14, 2014 1:43 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Paddock
Replies: 2
Views: 964

Re: Paddock

A paddock is a much larger fenced off area where you can graze sheep, cattle, horses, etc. while a corral is much smaller and used to muster livestock. It is more like a holding yard.
by Bazr
Mon Jul 14, 2014 1:28 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Hacker
Replies: 18
Views: 4189

Re: Hacker

The hacker in computer terms is someone who is very smart at what they do. They are really experts in the field and computer literate in every sense of the word. I would suspect that they come from an IT background or are very well self taught.
by Bazr
Mon Jul 14, 2014 12:46 am
Forum: Site News
Topic: Books that Should be Written
Replies: 14
Views: 16730

Re: Books that Should be Written

Found this one quite funny: Parachuting by Hugo First

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