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by Philip Hudson
Tue Jan 19, 2021 6:32 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Brio
Replies: 3
Views: 1313

Re: Brio

Being neither British nor a friend of the Yiddish language [which I consider to be bastardized German], I have never noshed. On the other hand, I could certainly snack on any of a number of cheeses.
by Philip Hudson
Tue Jan 19, 2021 6:23 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Effraction
Replies: 4
Views: 1385

Re: Effraction

Yes.
by Philip Hudson
Mon Jan 18, 2021 1:45 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Stochastic
Replies: 16
Views: 3099

Re: Stochastic

In Response to damoge's remarks of Fri Jan 15, 2021 1:02 pm "Slava, thank you for the triple adjectives, two of which were unknown to me, and all of them slide so smoothly off the tongue." Some of you know that I have the education and experience to be able to discuss the word "stochastic" with the ...
by Philip Hudson
Mon Jan 18, 2021 1:19 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Concatenate
Replies: 8
Views: 2557

Re: Concatenate

What if one lined up some cats in a row. Would that be a concatenation of cats! :lol:
by Philip Hudson
Sun Jan 17, 2021 11:38 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Whip
Replies: 6
Views: 1799

Re: Whip

bbeeton: Here in the hinterlands the utensil under discussion is called a whisk. We reserve the heavy word "whip" for more violent action and action items. We pronounce it as "whup".
by Philip Hudson
Wed Jan 06, 2021 12:02 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Hurdy-Gurdy
Replies: 16
Views: 2269

Re: Hurdy-Gurdy

The word "Yankee" has many disputed definitions and sources. I go with the majority who attribute it to the Dutch name, Jan Kees. This epithet was first used by the British to designate the Dutch. Of course the British bent toward foreigners at the time made this a pejorative title. Exit the Dutch f...
by Philip Hudson
Sun Jan 03, 2021 6:06 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Hurdy-Gurdy
Replies: 16
Views: 2269

Re: Hurdy-Gurdy

I was born in the hinterlands. If you don't know about the hinterlands, it is just on the other side of the boondocks. That in turn is just past the riverbank settlement which is somewhere over the river [not the rainbow] in the brush country of Live Oak County Texas. And none of the above are racia...
by Philip Hudson
Fri Jan 01, 2021 10:17 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Auld
Replies: 3
Views: 409

Re: Auld

When thinking about Scotland, I frequently think of a man I much admire, Samuel Johnson. He was constantly deprecating all things Sottish to his friend Boswell who was a native of Scotland. All of this was in a jocular vein. If you haven't read Boswell's "Johnson," I urge you to start immediately. I...
by Philip Hudson
Fri Jan 01, 2021 10:00 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Imbibe
Replies: 6
Views: 1541

Re: Imbibe

In the Bible, Nazareites were people who, among other aspects of restraint, did not imbibe strong drink. I have and have had close family members who drink to excess. I have never imbibed any alcohol except for that in the communion cup when I visit a church that serves it. My church uses grape juice.
by Philip Hudson
Fri Jan 01, 2021 9:48 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Misology
Replies: 6
Views: 820

Re: Misology

The comments so far are sometimes humorous but also touching and somewhat sad. The USA is badly divided now. I pray for better days. You who know me know I do not engage in political discussions in this venue. Nonetheless, I do have strongly hold to a specific political position. As a devout Christi...
by Philip Hudson
Thu Dec 31, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Transilient
Replies: 4
Views: 1437

Re: Transilient

Transilient thinking sounds good Good Doctor.
by Philip Hudson
Wed Dec 30, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Parlous
Replies: 2
Views: 1009

Re: Parlous

Slava: Way to go! :D
by Philip Hudson
Wed Dec 30, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Despot
Replies: 6
Views: 2810

Re: DESPOT

Some people want to rewrite history. In some measure, each generation rewrites history. I think it should be kept to a minimum. Condoleezza Rice, a person I much admire, spoke out against destroying statues willy-nilly in an attempt to be politically correct.
by Philip Hudson
Wed Dec 30, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Belay
Replies: 4
Views: 1398

Re: Belay

Slava, I didn't know about Bolitho. Thanks for the information. I notice that Douglas Reeman, the author, wrote a total of 68 novels, selling 34 million copies in twenty languages. It seems he was Pro England when writing about the American Colonial Revolution. I can handle that since I am against a...
by Philip Hudson
Tue Dec 29, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Yule
Replies: 3
Views: 314

Re: Yule

As Christianity spread the church "baptized" many pagan events and used them to its advantage. Being the iconoclast that I am, it does not have much personal, spiritual significance to me, but I usually try to keep a low profile about it.

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