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by Philip Hudson
Sat Apr 06, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Galore
Replies: 2
Views: 352

Re: Galore

The censor caught me in my previous post.
by Philip Hudson
Sat Apr 06, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Galore
Replies: 2
Views: 352

Re: Galore

I know Dr. Goodword is aware that one of the main characters in the film Goldfinger was "kitty Galore," played by Honor Blackman. For shame!
by Philip Hudson
Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Floccinaucinihilipilification
Replies: 4
Views: 407

Re: Floccinaucinihilipilification

Floccinaucinihilipilification doesn't hold a candle to some Welch words. It is said the word in Welch for STOP is so long that the stop signs have to be stretched to accommodate it. I'm in a jocular mood tonight.
by Philip Hudson
Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Molassitude
Replies: 2
Views: 203

Re: Molassitude

Despite the origin, molassitude has been attributed to the syrup called molasses. I have been criticized as being as slow as molasses. My father loved black strap molasses on his biscuits. My opinion is the stuff would take the skin off one's teeth. Oh! Don't you know there is skin on your teeth? Th...
by Philip Hudson
Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Mordant
Replies: 1
Views: 236

Re: Mordant

I know mordent very well. I didn't know mordant. Thanks for the Goodword. I will use it on my longsuffering friends at the first opportunity.
by Philip Hudson
Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Charivari
Replies: 5
Views: 577

Re: Charivari

I can back up jfink's entry about "shivaree". My parents were married on 1932MAR05. They were married by the pastor of our little rural church. However, it was not a church wedding. They drove to the nearby town where the pastor lived and were married in his study. Two close friends accomp...
by Philip Hudson
Fri Nov 02, 2018 4:10 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Reticule
Replies: 6
Views: 1259

Re: Reticule

In all my eighty-one years, I have never heard anyone say this word. I knew the definition of it as a purse. I was unaware it was the name of crosshairs. So, I have learned something.
by Philip Hudson
Fri Nov 02, 2018 3:56 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Maverick
Replies: 3
Views: 799

Re: Maverick

The Dallas Mavericks is a professional basketball team. Their logo is the head of a very menacing horse. I had never heard that a horse could be a maverick. Here in the hinterlands, we only use maverick in describing an unbranded calf.
by Philip Hudson
Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Celerity
Replies: 3
Views: 1021

Re: Celerity

The US interstate highway system was ostensibly built for troop movement. The real reason was to increase the number of automobiles the manufacturers could sell. As a result we lost much of the superb railroad system we once had.
by Philip Hudson
Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Lithe
Replies: 1
Views: 590

Re: Lithe

Lithe is a lovely word. Don't call a girl skinny. Say she is lithe. Willowy is also a nice complement to someone who has kept her girlish figure. Boys, however, don't rate this description. When I was young I was the original 90 pound weakling. Now I am a 220 pound weakling.
by Philip Hudson
Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Freshet
Replies: 3
Views: 885

Re: Freshet

call_copse - Your friend experienced a not very fresh freshet :)
by Philip Hudson
Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Further
Replies: 1
Views: 431

Re: Further

The chorus of a gospel song:
"Farther along we'll know all about it
Farther along we'll understand why
Cheer up my brother live in the sunshine
We'll understand it all by and by,"
by Philip Hudson
Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Privy
Replies: 4
Views: 1055

Re: Privy

One can get into trouble with differences in British and American meanings to the same words. In the US a bum is an itinerate beggar. Not so in England.

In France at the time they had kings, they had a privy council in the king's privy. Then king was multitasking!
by Philip Hudson
Sun Sep 02, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Distraught
Replies: 1
Views: 539

Re: Distraught

An adjective I frequently apply to myself.
by Philip Hudson
Sun Sep 02, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Buxom
Replies: 1
Views: 555

Re: Buxom

A lovely word. Use sit whenever it is appropriate or even when it is not.

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