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by Philip Hudson
Thu Apr 09, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Stultiloquy
Replies: 6
Views: 479

Re: Stultiloquy

I think partisan politics should be out of order on Goodword. In any case, I shall not discuss it.

I think Religion is too important not to discuss, but it should always be done with respect and kindness.

What do you other folks think about this?
by Philip Hudson
Wed Apr 08, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Ream
Replies: 8
Views: 462

Re: Ream

On the big engines we counted torque by the number of men it took to pull on the very long wrench handle extension to get the bolt tight enough.
by Philip Hudson
Wed Apr 08, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Stultiloquy
Replies: 6
Views: 479

Re: Stultiloquy

Now now boys play nice.
by Philip Hudson
Wed Apr 08, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Bibliotherapy
Replies: 1
Views: 222

Re: Bibliotherapy

My personal Bibliotherapy is to reread Boswell's "Samuel Johnson". First I started with my paper copy. The type font was its downfall. I couldn't read it. No matter. I just downloaded it from the internet. Since I read in bed at night and despise iPads and so called desktop computers [I have them, I...
by Philip Hudson
Wed Apr 08, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Wimp
Replies: 7
Views: 517

Re: Wimp

Check Wikipedia for the history and present state of Wimpy's.
by Philip Hudson
Sun Apr 05, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Frigorific
Replies: 4
Views: 397

Re: Frigorific

I have always wondered why a refrigerator is so called. it seems that refrigerate should mean to make cold again. It makes sense to the use the word fridge to mean the machine that MAKES something cold. I grew up in the hinterlands where we had to settle for ice boxes. We predated Eugene O'Neill in ...
by Philip Hudson
Sun Apr 05, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Ream
Replies: 8
Views: 462

Re: Ream

In my college days I worked as an intern at a large natural gas processing plant. Every summer they gave me a different job assignment. in my third summer they put me in the big engine maintenance department. It was hot and dirty work. I became ill and was sent to the hospital. On my return they jud...
by Philip Hudson
Sun Apr 05, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Wimp
Replies: 7
Views: 517

Re: Wimp

We have a local hamburger joint that puts out some marvelous food.
I don't eat beef but their chicken sandwich is as good as I could want.
by Philip Hudson
Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: hypercranialoquy
Replies: 3
Views: 680

Re: hypercranialoquy

For years I have monitored the hypercranialoquy of Christian sermons. I have called out many a pastor for practicing it. One pastor I monitor is my brother. I get his sermons in written forms each week. When he uses an unusual word incorrectly, I also call him out. He actually said that there were f...
by Philip Hudson
Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Remission
Replies: 4
Views: 498

Re: Remission

People sometimes get the good news of cancer remission. I am telling you friends in this forum, that I am free of all detectable cancer.
It took 75% of my colon but it left enough for me to keep on keeping on.
by Philip Hudson
Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Snazzy
Replies: 4
Views: 309

Re: Snazzy

Snazzy never made it into the hinterland during its brief hour on the stage of slang popularity. I do not think I have ever used the word and I don't remember hearing it very much.
by Philip Hudson
Sun Mar 29, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Triage
Replies: 3
Views: 432

Re: Triage

Sometimes triage nurses can get down right mean. When facing someone who is hurt from a fall, She/he might ask. "Why did you do such a stupid thing." I have been insulted by a triage nurse a time or two.
by Philip Hudson
Sun Mar 29, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Hunker
Replies: 1
Views: 135

Re: Hunker

Widely used here in the hinterlands. If you are wearing spurs, don't hunker down. :D
by Philip Hudson
Sun Mar 29, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Wimp
Replies: 7
Views: 517

Re: Wimp

I could never get used to the Wimpy Burger when I worked in England.
i didn't try one.
by Philip Hudson
Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Iatrophobia
Replies: 9
Views: 828

Re: Iatrophobia

Luke: Novocaine has been available all of your life. I guess I have been fortunate because I have never had a dentist of whom I was afraid. I have been scared by some doctors because I immediately knew they were incompetent. I hold doctors and dentists in high regard. My son is a maxillofacial surge...

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