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by Philip Hudson
Sun Sep 15, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Repast
Replies: 1
Views: 358

Re: Repast

Repast seems to be a pretty good word to give variety to our speech. Let's use it more often.
by Philip Hudson
Sun Sep 15, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Pandiculation
Replies: 1
Views: 361

Re: Pandiculation

I can say pandiculation but in my dotage it is hard to perform.
I believe pandiculation has a family of related words.
by Philip Hudson
Sun Sep 15, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Vagabond
Replies: 5
Views: 1143

Re: Vagabond

Luke, Here is a good version of this song. Kttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aTTq3AYC9Lk
by Philip Hudson
Sun Sep 15, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Whip
Replies: 1
Views: 89

Re: Whip

We played a childhood game called "crack the whip" Children held hands in a row and started running. The leader makes a turn which is followed by each child in turn. This can create quite a uncontrolled velocity for children at the end of the whip. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDk83PwYxKQ In the ...
by Philip Hudson
Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Queue
Replies: 2
Views: 314

Re: Queue

I first encountered Queue meaning a pigtail. I never heard it used for a waiting line until I got citified.
by Philip Hudson
Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Cogent
Replies: 2
Views: 286

Re: Cogent

Here in the hinterlands we cogitate a lot. We have a sort of motto:
"Sometimes I jist sits n thanks.
Sometimes I jist sits."
I might hope any cogitation would render cogent statements. But I can't count on it.
by Philip Hudson
Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Moreish
Replies: 12
Views: 903

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: 273

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: 346

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: 399

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: 299

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: 399

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: 692

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: 812

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: 812

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.

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