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by Philip Hudson
Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Dither
Replies: 5
Views: 778

Re: Dither

David, The AUTHORITIES are watching us. :D
by Philip Hudson
Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Clodhopper
Replies: 1
Views: 254

Re: Clodhopper

Donne wrotethe following as MEDITATION XVII: No man is an Iland, intire of itselfe; every man is a peece of the Continent, a part of the maine; if a Clod bee washed away by the Sea, Europe is the lesse, as well as if a Promontorie were, as well as if a Manor of thy friends or of thine owne were; any...
by Philip Hudson
Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Halloween
Replies: 1
Views: 246

Re: Halloween

The Christian church has "baptized" many pagan practices and turned them into Christian holy days. I see no particular harm in that. My dear Mother, the iconic anti-iconic person, was wont to disagree. Halloween was verboten at our house. She remembered when Halloween was actually trick-or-treat or ...
by Philip Hudson
Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Pumpkin
Replies: 3
Views: 398

Re: Pumpkin

In the hinterlands, which might approach being in the South, we call them punkins. Loading a patch of pumpkins onto a truck is an autumn task that resembles watermelon picking in the early summer. People do use it as a address of endearment. I am not one of them.
by Philip Hudson
Sun Nov 03, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Effraction
Replies: 1
Views: 251

Re: Effraction

Effraction is a new word to me. I will give it a try.
by Philip Hudson
Sun Nov 03, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Brio
Replies: 1
Views: 238

Re: Brio

As a has been musician, I am very familiar with the word brio. I have never even thought of using it outside its musical setting. I am sure I would have to introduce the word here in the hinterland where folks don't cotton much toward fancy talk. Brie is one of my favorite cheeses. Perhaps I should ...
by Philip Hudson
Fri Oct 25, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Dither
Replies: 5
Views: 778

Re: Dither

I thought I had already responded concerning this good word. Maybe the secret service struck it out thinking I was giving away classified information. However, they haven't called me to task for my rashness. I was under the impression that, upon my retirement, my brain had been zapped of all classif...
by Philip Hudson
Fri Oct 25, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Random
Replies: 2
Views: 142

Re: Random

A says,"Choose a random Number". B says, "Okay I choose 2,393." A replies, "2,395 is not a random number. It is a specific number." B replies, "Sorry, my bad." When studying mathematics I was introduced to the Dedekind cut. As smoke came of my ears, I repented for having chosen to major in Math. To ...
by Philip Hudson
Fri Oct 25, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Imprecate
Replies: 3
Views: 454

Re: Imprecate

There is much discussion among theologians about the Imprecatory Psalms. The New Testament clearly says we are not to curse people. Pastor Paul LeBoutillier, a Canadian, attempts to bridge the apparent gap between two opposite positions. I am not agreeing or disagreeing with him. But I am sure good ...
by Philip Hudson
Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Edify
Replies: 1
Views: 311

Re: Edify

I have long thought that edify is quite an edifying verb.
by Philip Hudson
Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Bibulous
Replies: 1
Views: 148

Re: Bibulous

We teetotallers don't have to worry about this. My maternal grandfather was once a rounder and a heavy drinker. Then he became a Christian. He said that he immediately quit drinking and smoking. He also gave up swearing and resigned from the KKK and Masonic Lodge. Of these two organizations, he was ...
by Philip Hudson
Thu Oct 17, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Snuck
Replies: 4
Views: 462

Re: Snuck

Never be sneaky and you won't have to choose between sneaked and snuck as a past tense. I abhor the word in all its tenses. The whole thing makes me tense.
by Philip Hudson
Thu Oct 17, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Swither
Replies: 12
Views: 799

Re: Swither

Re: dither
If the US military decides to dither the GPS signals, only receivers with the current de-dither code will be able to use it. You don't have access to that code.
by Philip Hudson
Fri Oct 11, 2019 12:59 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Savvy
Replies: 1
Views: 417

Re: Savvy

Here in the hinterlands we mostly use savvy as a verb. The Spanish "Yo no sabe" means "I don't know" in English. It is an easy step from "sabe" to "savvy". Sometimes it also means understand. I am amused that Tonto, the Lone Ranger's sidekick, called the Lone Ranger "kemosabe”. If Tonto was a Navajo...
by Philip Hudson
Fri Oct 11, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Ductile
Replies: 5
Views: 418

Re: Ductile

And so it is George. I didn't catch it at first blush. Then I caught it. :lol:

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