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When I was a child, children called others chinchy. Spell check wants me to spell it cinchy but that means something that is easy to do. Stingy seems to be okay. Parsimonious would do though I never use it.
This word was brought up recently on the agora. I have never used this word, having never heard it before. Through no fault of the word itself, one can see that it is out of place by association in our vocabulary. Let us choose to not use it as discretion is the better part of valor
Good Doctor: Now I am esurient. If I had known about Lightfoot Café in Leesburg, Virginia I would have patronized it last time I was there. If I can get a chauffer, I might just drop by.
King Saul asked the Witch of Endor to contact the deceased Samuel and talk to him. I am not sure it was Samuel she conjured up but it put Saul in a heap of trouble. He got died in battle the next day. It seems he got injured and then finished it off by suicide. Don't mess with necromancers.
I don't sing tenor. My range goes from baritone to the lowest bass note in the choir [or did in my salad days]. My son's range, including falsetto that doesn't sound like falsetto, was phenomenal as is my daughter's range. This may be nurture over nature since they are both adopted. Why this comment...
If one is a Cockney, he/she still listens for Bow Bells even when not in London's east end. Sort of fanatical. Cockney rhyming slang is mildly funny. "My Fair Lady" was an excellent movie. As the citizens said in Shakespeare's Caesar, "Peace, ho!"
Except for the German word, I have never encountered ya ya. Yeah is sort of a Southern yep. As for the Good Doctor's word "esurient" it is new to me but sounds like a word one might use. Having topped my maximum allowable weight I cannot afford to be esurient.
My cousin John lived for several years in Australia. He informed us of many unusual Aussie linguistic stretches as well as other strange doings. I can't go to Australia because a wild Cockney Aussie has sworn to tear out my guts and strangle me with them. That is for my saying that Cockney means roo...
David, I admire your spunky response to the Good Doctor's offering of measly. I would say you had chutzpa but I don't use Yiddish words. Should the fray come to blows, count me out. I sign off with due respect to the Good Doctor and to you.