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by Philip Hudson
Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Moreish
Replies: 12
Views: 740

Re: Moreish

Speaking of great novels [as if someone had], I am weary of reading the junkish modern novels. I am now reading Dickens' "David Copperfield" for the third time in my life. I have a bunch of classics to reread. Of course this has little to do with the topic. Moreish, biggish, sharpish, dullish - Ther...
by Philip Hudson
Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Degust
Replies: 3
Views: 197

Re: Degust

Here in the hinterlands, I dare not use degust for fear it would be misunderstood as disgust. Those in more civilized climes may have better results in using it. Speaking of disgust: In my childhood, Red Ryder's sidekick Little Beaver was wont to say "Ugh! Me gusdusted!" No disrespect for my Amerind...
by Philip Hudson
Sun Jul 28, 2019 12:35 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Ichabod
Replies: 1
Views: 285

Re: Ichabod

I was wondering when the Good Doctor was going to get to this gem of a word. There is a hint of fear in Ichabod. It is not a swear word or even a fake swear word. It is a good substitute for "to Hell in a handbasket".
by Philip Hudson
Sun Jul 28, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Gosh
Replies: 3
Views: 321

Re: Gosh

Here in the hinterland the old men sitting on the spit and whittle bench say tarnation. The dictionary says that is a euphamism for damnation. It sounds just as bad to me. To avoid the old men on the spit and whittle bench, I usually come in the side door of the general store. Actually the general s...
by Philip Hudson
Sat Jul 27, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Ketchup
Replies: 1
Views: 238

Re: Ketchup

There are cultural divides when it comes to condiments. The British put vinegar on fish and chips. Most Americans use ketchup. People in the South tend to mustard on hamburgers while the Yankees seem to prefer ketchup. Some people insist on using mayonnaise. I prefer Miracle Whip to mayonnaise. Mira...
by Philip Hudson
Sat Jul 27, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Gosh
Replies: 3
Views: 321

Re: Gosh

In the Hudson household in which I grew to manhood, these fake swear words were as forbidden as the original. When I was in the third grade I said "shucks" while on the playground. The teacher overheard me and advised against saying such words. Later, on the playground, a boy criticized his sister f...
by Philip Hudson
Fri Jul 26, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Exonerate
Replies: 7
Views: 586

Re: Exonerate

Isn't there a public figure of today demanding exoneration?
by Philip Hudson
Fri Jul 26, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Europe
Replies: 8
Views: 666

Re: Europe

My dear wife just returned from a three week visit to Eastern Europe. This included a lower Danube riverboat tour and a visit to friends who are "people of the cloth". She and her travel companion are elderly ladies, but the leaders were a pair of 50-somethings. I don't roam. I stayed at home.
by Philip Hudson
Fri Jul 26, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Europe
Replies: 8
Views: 666

Re: Europe

Yes, "round eyes" is pejorative. My favorite Asiatic pejorative for westerners is "the stinky ones." I teach English to classes of Asians. They say I smell like beef, which is strange because I rarely eat beef.
by Philip Hudson
Fri Jul 26, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Anacoluthon
Replies: 10
Views: 617

Re: Anacoluthon

David, we are singing off the same page and eating kumquats.
by Philip Hudson
Fri Jul 26, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Scarlet
Replies: 6
Views: 535

Re: Scarlet

No doubt. She had plenty of experience. I remember when this book first came out. My cousins, who were not wont to read much themselves, wanted me to read it to them - not all of it, just the dirty part. After one session, I recused myself. The same went for Gods Little Acre and a host of other "smu...
by Philip Hudson
Thu Jul 25, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Prorogue
Replies: 1
Views: 140

Re: Prorogue

This puts me in mind of another such word - table. If you are some Brits and Mericans having a discussion don't say "Lets table the discussion." It means exactly the opposite in American English and British English. I once suggested that we might table a discussion and my British colleagues said the...
by Philip Hudson
Thu Jul 25, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Thigmotropism
Replies: 6
Views: 603

Re: Thigmotropism

Thanks David Myer your thigmotropic remark. I sometimes cry crocodile tears.
damoge, Remember that "the thingamabob that does the job is bibbidi bobbidi boo."
by Philip Hudson
Thu Jul 25, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Snog
Replies: 9
Views: 876

Re: Snog

Did you ever notice that many words beginning with sn have reference to the nose? As a child I was told that Eskimos kiss by rubbing nose together. That kind of snogging just might occasion the exchange of snot.
by Philip Hudson
Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Scarlet
Replies: 6
Views: 535

Re: Scarlet

Was Forever Amber a scarlet woman or an amber woman or perhaps even burnt amber woman? :oops:

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