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by kate
Tue Jan 24, 2006 3:08 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Recto/Verso
Replies: 4
Views: 2871

Recto/Verso

The right hand page of a book is recto with verso being the page to the left. Both are great words but even after looking and tooting in various places I haven't got a clue where their roots began.
by kate
Tue Jan 24, 2006 6:19 am
Forum: WELCOME HOME!
Topic: Hello,hello,hello!
Replies: 11
Views: 21536

After reading that well what can i say but exellent,absolutely fantastic,cracking website and I'm so glad that I stumbled across it and decided to join.
by kate
Mon Jan 23, 2006 5:57 pm
Forum: WELCOME HOME!
Topic: Hello,hello,hello!
Replies: 11
Views: 21536

Thanks for the reply.

When you mentioned Hippos it brought to mind something which I had read recently, The word is 'hippophobia' which apparently is a fear of horses,intriguing or what????? :? :)
by kate
Sat Jan 21, 2006 4:56 pm
Forum: WELCOME HOME!
Topic: Greetings
Replies: 4
Views: 13929

Well Hello there,how ya doin'?
by kate
Sat Jan 21, 2006 3:25 pm
Forum: WELCOME HOME!
Topic: Just a query about punctuation.
Replies: 8
Views: 21953

Just a query about punctuation.

Could someone please confirm whether a comma is needed before or after a conjunction,I was always taught that no comma is required at either time but recently I have noticed newspapers and other texts doing just that. Is my understanding wrong? :?
by kate
Sat Jan 21, 2006 2:43 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Punctilious
Replies: 11
Views: 5540

Well if that is the context that it was meant well then I take it back and an apology is in order. Maybe it's just my mind playing tricks and a simple case of paranoia developing. :oops: :lol:
by kate
Sat Jan 21, 2006 2:32 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Punctilious
Replies: 11
Views: 5540

Brazilian dude,I respect you for stating your opinion but would respect you even more if you would be so kind as to give an explanation for your reasons. I am not beyond critisism. As I have previously explained I am not and would never even try to be Mrs know-it-all although I do have a certain adm...
by kate
Sat Jan 21, 2006 11:04 am
Forum: Grammar
Topic: While or whilst?
Replies: 10
Views: 15066

I wasn't aware that I was either as I use and would choose the word 'whilst' frequantly, I 'm not sure whether i like being a vapid artsy-type :wink: especially the Vapid bit. :?
by kate
Sat Jan 21, 2006 10:56 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Punctilious
Replies: 11
Views: 5540

Punctilious

What a wonderful word!

I must admit that I myself could be described as being punctilio,meaning that I have a habit of being formal,fussy,pedantic and pernickerty............,much to the annoyance of some people.
by kate
Sat Jan 21, 2006 10:43 am
Forum: WELCOME HOME!
Topic: Hello,hello,hello!
Replies: 11
Views: 21536

Cheers for the warm welcome although I must warn you all that I am in no way intellectual :oops: but I am very interested!!! :)
by kate
Sat Jan 21, 2006 10:38 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: hypertrichosis
Replies: 2
Views: 3476

Yes it is an interesting word,it's funny though because only the other day I was reading a list that named all the phobias and came across 'tricophobia',upon reading this I began to wonder what relevance the prefix 'Trico' could possibly have to hair!!!! :)
by kate
Wed Jan 18, 2006 10:43 am
Forum: Grammar
Topic: While or whilst?
Replies: 10
Views: 15066

While or whilst?

Which word is correct? Does it depend on context? Or is it a case of choice?
by kate
Wed Jan 18, 2006 8:50 am
Forum: WELCOME HOME!
Topic: Hello,hello,hello!
Replies: 11
Views: 21536

Hello,hello,hello!

Hello it is Kate here! I have decided to join this forum as I found it interesting as I began to read it after stumbling across it when looking for something else,I hope you don't mind! :) The English language and etymology have always been of great interest to myself for as long as I can remember i...

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