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by Philip Hudson
Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:23 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Oneiric
Replies: 2
Views: 298

Re: Oneiric

Nor I, Perry.
by Philip Hudson
Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:21 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Rubric
Replies: 4
Views: 305

Re: Rubric

On Black Friday, retailers hope they will go out of the red and into the black. This refers to the color of ink formerly used in bookkeeping. Perry: Men are pretty sure about red, yellow, green, blue and etc. But women know a myriad of names which distinctly pins down the exact color intended. It is...
by Philip Hudson
Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:08 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Pandemonium
Replies: 2
Views: 260

Re: Pandemonium

George, I like your remarks. I had planned to write something similar but you saved me the effort.
by Philip Hudson
Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:03 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Pudding
Replies: 3
Views: 225

Re: Pudding

In the hinterlands a favorite pudding is banana pudding. It was one of my grandfather's favorite desserts. I'm sort of partial to it also. The colonials were known to like hasty pudding. The name we apply to it is cornmeal mush.
by Philip Hudson
Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:54 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Abhor
Replies: 2
Views: 133

Re: Abhor

An old poem, uses abhor, along with a few other choice words, to make the poet's point about dried apple pies.

"I loathe! abhor! detest! despise!
Abominate dried-apple pies;"
by Philip Hudson
Sun Aug 13, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Coiffure
Replies: 3
Views: 608

Re: Coiffure

Sandra Brown, a modern crime novelist, loves to use the word chignon, otherwise called a bun, a granny bun, and a topknot. Both my grannies had granny buns, as did most of their old lady friends. My mother, in her youth, wore her hair shingled. In mid-life she rolled her hair around a ribbon and pla...
by Philip Hudson
Sun Aug 13, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Bairn
Replies: 4
Views: 623

Re: Bairn

But neither Trump or Clinton begin with a B.
by Philip Hudson
Wed Jul 12, 2017 11:35 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Tarnation
Replies: 11
Views: 928

Re: Tarnation

Tarnation was one of the near swear words of my childhood. Even remotely nearly swear words were verboten in the Hudson household. This obtains until today and will, I hope, continues as long as the world stands.
by Philip Hudson
Sun May 07, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Accoutrement
Replies: 2
Views: 511

Re: Accoutrement

Accoutrement - a nauseating word that is best expressed by its definition -an accessory.
In George Kovac's offering of Philip Larkin’s “Church-Going,” the word "accoutered" sounds quite nice.
by Philip Hudson
Sun May 07, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Conservative
Replies: 5
Views: 586

Re: Conservative

In my not so humble opinion, a Christian in the USA has no political party to support. To me the real Christian is conservative in moral and social issues and liberal in other polity.
by Philip Hudson
Sun May 07, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Nauseous
Replies: 11
Views: 2295

Re: Nauseous

The Yankee way of pronouncing Nauseous as "NAH-zush" "Nauseouseates" all of us here in the Hinterlands.
by Philip Hudson
Sun May 07, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Nauseous
Replies: 11
Views: 2295

Re: Nauseous

Slava:
Re:"Are you feeling okay?"
"Fine, why do you ask?"
"Because you look nauseous to me."
This use of nauseous is by way of being a malapropism. I love malapropisms.
by Philip Hudson
Sun May 07, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Illeism
Replies: 3
Views: 1094

Re: ILLEISM

I am daunted by illeism. I wouldn't touch it with a ten foot pole.
by Philip Hudson
Sun May 07, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Daunt
Replies: 4
Views: 398

Re: Daunt

Perry, are you asleep at the wheel or trying to be cute?
by Philip Hudson
Sun May 07, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Daunt
Replies: 4
Views: 398

Re: Daunt

Is there a line of poetry "head not bowed; undaunted and untamed?" I tried "Invictus" but not there.

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