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by bnjtokyo
Fri Nov 27, 2020 5:32 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Buncombe
Replies: 1
Views: 27

Re: Buncombe

According to the "bunkum/bunk" entry in the list of eponyms on this site "After Buncombe County in western North Carolina, from a long, boring speech made around 1820 by its Republican congressman, Felix Walker (1753-1828) "for Buncombe" on an issue that was totally unrelated to his district." https...
by bnjtokyo
Sun Nov 22, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: Etymology
Topic: Eponym - Denim & Jeans
Replies: 3
Views: 9421

Re: Eponym - Denim & Jeans

I am relying on the definition of "eponym" provided with the list of Eponyms on this site: "An eponym as we will use the term here is an ordinary common noun derived from a proper noun, the name of a person or PLACE [emphasis added]." https://www.alphadictionary.com/articles/eponyms/ Of the 13 words...
by bnjtokyo
Mon Nov 09, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Sierra
Replies: 6
Views: 306

Re: Sierra

Dr Goodword, I'm fond of both the Sierra Nevada and the Tetons. I last visited the Tetons in 1917, and I observed the total solar eclipse on August 17 not far from the barn on Mormon Row shown in the original thumbnail (or Antelope Flats which is probably where the buffalo currently pictured is graz...
by bnjtokyo
Sat Nov 07, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Sierra
Replies: 6
Views: 306

Re: Sierra

But please note that the thumbnail photo illustrating this word is of the Grand Teton in Grand Teton National Park in the Teton Range of the Rocky Mountains. The name of the range is attributed to French-speaking fur trappers who referred to the Grand Teton and its two neighboring peaks as les trois...
by bnjtokyo
Wed Nov 04, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Circumcyclation
Replies: 7
Views: 341

Re: Circumcyclation

Thank you, Mr Kovac, for your graceful concession of priority. The invention of a new word is a rare and wonderful experience. Long may circumcyclation and those in its circle circulate.
by bnjtokyo
Tue Nov 03, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Circumcyclation
Replies: 7
Views: 341

Re: Circumcyclation

Congratulations Mr Kovac. You beat me to it.
by bnjtokyo
Fri Oct 30, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Humdinger
Replies: 12
Views: 3021

Re: Humdinger

Dr. Goodword, I'll look around but I can say the one posted in this very "humdinger" tread on Oct 24, 2020 is still there, today, Oct 31.
by bnjtokyo
Wed Oct 28, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Humdinger
Replies: 12
Views: 3021

Re: Humdinger

I, too, thank you. Now if we could delete those obnoxious posts. Is such possible?
by bnjtokyo
Wed Oct 28, 2020 5:05 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Cyclorama
Replies: 12
Views: 594

Re: Cyclorama

Circumcyclation is a neologism coined by me based on circumnavigation and circumambulation. It constructed from "circum-" around, "cycle" travel by bicycle, and "-ation" a suffix denoting an action or process. So a "circumcyclation of Hokkaido" would denote the action or process (in this comprising ...
by bnjtokyo
Tue Oct 27, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Cyclorama
Replies: 12
Views: 594

Re: Cyclorama

The only cyclorama of this sort that I have had the pleasure of visiting is the Raclawice Panorama in Wroclaw, Poland The Racławice Panorama is a monumental cycloramic painting depicting the Battle of Racławice, during the Kościuszko Uprising. It is located in Wrocław, Poland. The painting is one of...
by bnjtokyo
Sun Oct 25, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Trilemma
Replies: 4
Views: 313

Re: Trilemma

I agree with you that triceratops is probably the best animal to picture when one is on the horns of a trilemma. According to this web site, there is more than one convention on how to count the points of deer's antlers, but the article does suggest an odd number of points is possible. https://billi...
by bnjtokyo
Sat Oct 24, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Tabby
Replies: 5
Views: 382

Re: Tabby

Welcome to the Agora, bbeeton. Please post often. And I hope the tabbies around that inn don't catch any of the migratory birds.
by bnjtokyo
Sat Oct 24, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Valentine
Replies: 13
Views: 6207

Re: Valentine

Dear Dr Goodword:
Did you read jacobcak545's post in this Valentine thread? I find such posts annoying. I wish such posts could be removed promptly people who persist in posting such trash could be blocked.
by bnjtokyo
Sat Oct 24, 2020 7:18 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Humdinger
Replies: 12
Views: 3021

Re: HUMDINGER

Dr. Goodword and site administrators:

Please something needs to be done about Jacobcak545 who, at best, is spewing spam. I think all Agorans will thank you for it
by bnjtokyo
Fri Oct 23, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Sententious
Replies: 8
Views: 3831

Re: SENTENTIOUS

jacobcak545 has posted the same inappropriate list in four different threads in an attempt to get us to click on it. For what purpose I do not know, but at best it is spam and it could be an attempt to install malware on your computer. I urge the site administrators to remove these posts and to ban ...

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