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by Philip Hudson
Sat Jul 18, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: Sentences sentenced to head-on collisions
Replies: 27
Views: 40046

Re: Sentences sentenced to head-on collisions

Hey, David. I am still able to sit up and take nourishment and i still respond to Goodword postings. In the past, this thread was a fun romp. I still double space after a period or question mark. However, I take no umbrage to having one space deleted by an automated editor. As I age I mellow. No lon...
by Philip Hudson
Thu Jul 16, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Crepitation
Replies: 14
Views: 7439

Re: Crepitation

Crepitation comments have been thought provoking. It is a good reason for loving the Agora. Thank you one and all.
by Philip Hudson
Tue Jun 09, 2020 2:05 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Hector
Replies: 13
Views: 2614

Re: Hector

And then there are the cartoon birds named Heckle and Jeckle.
See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIpTVU3Ddlo.
by Philip Hudson
Tue Jun 09, 2020 1:57 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Mountebank
Replies: 6
Views: 2024

Re: Mountebank

Thanks David. I like true stories.
by Philip Hudson
Thu Jun 04, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Mountebank
Replies: 6
Views: 2024

Re: Mountebank

bnjtokyo: I Googled "charabanc" then selected "Images: and get a plethora of pictures of charabancs. Back to the good word Mountebank. Here in the hinterlands we call them "snake oil peddlers". I grew up in a rural area of south Texas. The area was called Simmons. There was a small village and a lar...
by Philip Hudson
Wed Jun 03, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Mountebank
Replies: 6
Views: 2024

Re: Mountebank

David: Your "charlebank" reminds me of the British word "charabanc." Charabanc was an alpha-agora Good Word a few years ago.
by Philip Hudson
Wed Jun 03, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Hector
Replies: 13
Views: 2614

Re: Hector

Here in the hinterlands we have a specific use for the word, and, as far as I know, no other. It goes like this: "Waull, I'll swan, I hain't seed yew sincet Heck wuz a pup." If I don't keep my redneck talk in shape the neighbors might think I am a puttin on city ways. :D
by Philip Hudson
Wed Jun 03, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Table
Replies: 4
Views: 1297

Re: Table

Smorgasbord has been a Good Word in the recent past. When I think of a board as a table, I always recall this word. It seems to be a sort of synonym to buffet. I enjoy the transliteration from Swedish to English. It is butter-goose-table. Having enjoyed buffets from many places. Chinese put on a goo...
by Philip Hudson
Tue Jun 02, 2020 11:51 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Prophylactic
Replies: 3
Views: 874

Re: Prophylactic

The following little poem popped into my head when I read this Good Word. I think it came from the 1920s and was probably delivered to me by one of my aunts, Aunt Alta to be specific. She dealt in the arcane. I couldn't remember it all, so I Googled it and got: The Antiseptic Baby and the Prophylact...
by Philip Hudson
Tue Jun 02, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Entourage
Replies: 1
Views: 601

Re: Entourage

Some folks out here in the hinterland actually know this word. Most folks have trouble pronouncing. I like a slight emphasis on the first syllable with a bodacious emphasis on the final syllable. How do British and Australians pronounce it?
by Philip Hudson
Tue Jun 02, 2020 3:39 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Misbegotten
Replies: 2
Views: 601

Re: Misbegotten

Thanks for the prompt David. I am certainly not the expert here but I do have a response. The word beget [past tense begat] is an English word, long in the English language. It simply means to get. Beginning In the 1200s the word was used as the equivalent of the Hebrew word yâlad. This Hebrew word ...
by Philip Hudson
Mon Jun 01, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Bromide
Replies: 3
Views: 1012

Re: Bromide

I was never aware of the literal bromide. I appreciate the information about the use of literal bromides. The word never made it here in the hinterlands. I have heard it in it's figurative sense. I have never felt a compelling urge to use it in the figurative sense. So I choose to ignore the word al...
by Philip Hudson
Tue May 26, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Misgender
Replies: 26
Views: 4124

Re: Misgender

I applaud my hero, Winston Churchill, who said of not ending sentences with prepositions: "This is the sort of bloody nonsense up with which I will not put." I do not laud Churchill for all his actions and comments, but he was the greatest man of the 20th century, hands down. One of his most colorfu...
by Philip Hudson
Tue May 26, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Kidology
Replies: 4
Views: 1083

Re: Kidology

My comments are often those of an old curmudgeon. After all, I am older than dirt. Just kidding.
by Philip Hudson
Tue May 26, 2020 2:44 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Kidology
Replies: 4
Views: 1083

Re: Kidology

I have never had occasion to say, "Just kidding".

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