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by Philip Hudson
Sun Jun 13, 2021 4:07 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Gobsmacked
Replies: 3
Views: 198

Re: Gobsmacked

Here in the hinterlands we say "I'm plumb stonnied!" It seems to have something to do with "astonished". My dear Aunt Vesta, the prim and proper, felt it a low expression indeed.
by Philip Hudson
Sun Jun 13, 2021 4:01 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Mantra
Replies: 1
Views: 30

Re: Mantra

I muffle my mantra with my mantel.
by Philip Hudson
Sat Jun 12, 2021 10:24 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Hagiography
Replies: 5
Views: 233

Re: Hagiography

Bravo! Good Doctor.
by Philip Hudson
Sat Jun 12, 2021 3:01 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Earnest
Replies: 3
Views: 129

Re: Earnest

How about mock earnest? Or indeed any adjective!
by Philip Hudson
Sat Jun 12, 2021 1:35 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Immaculate
Replies: 1
Views: 44

Re: Immaculate

Thank you Good Doctor. Derry Yare is a great descriptive name.
by Philip Hudson
Sat Jun 12, 2021 1:31 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Enthuse
Replies: 4
Views: 236

Re: Enthuse

Attaboy! David. Is this just a USA phrase? In the USA you can collect them and each Attaboy cancels one profane explicative you have been undeservedly served. :lol:
by Philip Hudson
Mon Jun 07, 2021 12:58 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Enthuse
Replies: 4
Views: 236

Re: Enthuse

Sports enthusiasm sometimes hark back to the root of being possessed by a god. A sports fan is a fanatic about sports. Then there is the sports buff. I have discussed the word buff previously in this forum. It and a myriad of other similar words all come from the American bison, commonly called the ...
by Philip Hudson
Mon Jun 07, 2021 12:40 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Earnest
Replies: 3
Views: 129

Re: Earnest

And then there is earnest money. In Christian theology there is "the earnest of the Spirit" that declares the believer to be a Child of God.
by Philip Hudson
Mon Jun 07, 2021 12:33 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Apparition
Replies: 4
Views: 178

Re: Apparition

I had to look up the word splinched. It is a good addition to our ghoulish vocabulary.
by Philip Hudson
Mon Jun 07, 2021 12:29 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Hagiography
Replies: 5
Views: 233

Re: Hagiography

Thank you for this good word, Luis Alejandro Apiolaza. To me a saint is any believer in Christ. I do recognize and appreciate the attribution of sainthood to particularly saintly saints. Not all saints are saintly. And then there is that secular saint, Santa Clause. My dear mother, being an iconocla...
by Philip Hudson
Mon Jun 07, 2021 12:00 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Repartee
Replies: 2
Views: 164

Re: Repartee

Badinage BAD. Repartee GOOD. David's example is a case of both and funny!
by Philip Hudson
Sun Jun 06, 2021 11:55 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Nidus
Replies: 3
Views: 228

Re: Nidus

We recently had the task of finding the nidus of strident fungi growing out of the baseboard of our den. It was alarming and amazing. Wall removal revealed a broken drain pipe from the kitchen. At the same time we found the nidus of water cockroaches in the same wall - hundreds of them. It' all ship...
by Philip Hudson
Sun Jun 06, 2021 3:26 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Apparition
Replies: 4
Views: 178

Re: Apparition

One should pause before apparating and reconsider. Perhaps it is not a wise move.
by Philip Hudson
Sun Jun 06, 2021 3:22 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Ratatuille
Replies: 4
Views: 3356

Re: Ratatuille

I think I will pass on this and stick to cornbread and beans.
by Philip Hudson
Fri May 14, 2021 9:01 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Interdigital
Replies: 2
Views: 1316

Re: Interdigital

I am put in mind of the little interdigital exercise of my childhood accompanied by the rhyme:
Here is the church
Here is the steeple
Open the door
And count the people

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vzJosGCcFOU

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