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by melissa
Thu Mar 27, 2008 2:06 am
Forum: Spelling
Topic: Dilemma/dilemna
Replies: 36
Views: 123773

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by melissa
Thu Mar 27, 2008 2:03 am
Forum: Spelling
Topic: Dilemma/dilemna
Replies: 36
Views: 123773

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by melissa
Thu Mar 27, 2008 2:02 am
Forum: Spelling
Topic: Dilemma/dilemna
Replies: 36
Views: 123773

dilemma.
by melissa
Thu Mar 27, 2008 1:55 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Constate
Replies: 13
Views: 4733

and I thought constate was redstate.
by melissa
Thu Mar 27, 2008 1:45 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Shebang
Replies: 2
Views: 2250

Gaelic shebeen (sibin), 'an unlicenced pub

well if there's a Gaelic word for an unlicenced pub, I will work it into my next conversation for sure.
by melissa
Thu Mar 27, 2008 1:31 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Arsoner
Replies: 1
Views: 2546

in the sum of £6 for wool; the same to be paid, viz., 60s. at Easter and 60s. at Whitsuntide; and unless, &c.”

I like that accounting.
care to purchase some wool, arsoner?
by melissa
Thu Mar 27, 2008 1:21 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: EUPHEMISM
Replies: 12
Views: 4498

'Good word' indeed. I love Albee's line, "Martha, will you show her where we keep the, uh, euphemism?" ... but I wonder if most euphemisms in use now are intentional or just words that stuck after their intention was forgotten. Press secretaries are definitely full of it, as are ad men (re...
by melissa
Mon Jan 28, 2008 2:42 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: texting & email language & back-slang
Replies: 7
Views: 3087

-but I suspect Melissa would be our resident dialectician on this ... ZOMG IM TEH 1337 dialexxor here? :roll: SRSLY tho Claire, I think you're right that texting slang is used mostly to keep others (meaning parents and other authority figures) out of the loop, and I avoid most of it, admitting that...
by melissa
Sat Jan 05, 2008 9:14 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: CHOW
Replies: 6
Views: 3981

chow

Is it really slang? Wasn't aware of the slur but the few restaurants that still serve 'chow mein' probably aren't either. And dog chow is standard at least in the states. Grub is common in the west, 'chow down' is common in most parts. -Parodi- yes their seal of approval precedes them, barking. -mel...
by melissa
Sat Jan 05, 2008 8:52 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: ECDYSIAST
Replies: 8
Views: 4597

Say what you will about the Ten Commandments, you must always come back to the pleasant fact that there are only ten of them.

made my day.
***mart.

this.
OTOH if you shop at Target you have no excuse.

-melissa
by melissa
Sat Jan 05, 2008 8:34 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Christ
Replies: 8
Views: 5378

resurrection

Curious- save for Hallowe'en and the tangential Maypole, ye olde cross-quarter days have gone unsung. Well the Maypole is by definition tangential, 1. pertaining to or of the nature of a tangent; being or moving in the direction of a tangent. (Dictionary.com). And Easter never really took off, exce...
by melissa
Sat Jan 05, 2008 7:48 pm
Forum: Res Diversae
Topic: funny signs
Replies: 41
Views: 63017

Ok Res Diversae ... Does it bother anyone else that the words LANE FIRE adorn many urban streets? Who decided that the average person would read large letters in the pavement as slowly as a Burma-Shave sign? For that matter, ECNALUBMA (wish I had the font available). Tax dollars at work etc. If it's...
by melissa
Sat Jan 05, 2008 7:25 pm
Forum: Res Diversae
Topic: up to you.
Replies: 7
Views: 6022

since you brought it up...

hehe U-P, good one. It is strange though, as 'up' is generally considered positive, but often takes the place of 'down', as in "your time is up", which seems totally non-intuitive to me. The device of using verb+prep is very productive in Germanic languages, and overloads a lot of words li...
by melissa
Sat Dec 22, 2007 11:36 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Solstice
Replies: 3
Views: 2754

though it comes off like a commercial sportscast

I think the mistake being made is that the folks of prehistoric Wiltshire were not football fans.
To me, the henge looks a lot like an arena
And I am no football fan.
by melissa
Sat Dec 22, 2007 11:04 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Swaddle
Replies: 3
Views: 2288

swathe -> swad definitely in Brooklyn, but as Sluggo said, not generally southern. And yes, child services would normally be called and in order if someone were caught doing that now. The biblical equivalent of locking the baby in a closet for its own good, the current idea being that it's healthy f...

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