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by Philip Hudson
Mon Jun 14, 2021 2:30 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Esurient
Replies: 11
Views: 1991

Re: Esurient

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.
by Philip Hudson
Mon Jun 14, 2021 1:21 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Mantra
Replies: 3
Views: 71

Re: Mantra

Or, I could correct my spelling from mantel to mantle. Thanks for the heads up damoge.
by Philip Hudson
Mon Jun 14, 2021 8:16 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Gobsmacked
Replies: 5
Views: 240

Re: Gobsmacked

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...
by Philip Hudson
Mon Jun 14, 2021 8:10 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Enthuse
Replies: 7
Views: 286

Re: Enthuse

Attaboy! Attaboy! Attaboy! Attaboy! ----- Attaboy! :D
by Philip Hudson
Mon Jun 14, 2021 12:54 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Muliebrity
Replies: 1
Views: 80

Re: Muliebrity

Thanks for this word I didn't previously know. I am not sure how I will use it. I admit freely to mulierosity of the most flagrant sort.
by Philip Hudson
Mon Jun 14, 2021 12:48 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Measly
Replies: 3
Views: 123

Re: Measly

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.
by Philip Hudson
Sun Jun 13, 2021 4:07 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Gobsmacked
Replies: 5
Views: 240

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: 3
Views: 71

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: 247

Re: Hagiography

Bravo! Good Doctor.
by Philip Hudson
Sat Jun 12, 2021 3:01 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Earnest
Replies: 3
Views: 140

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: 53

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: 7
Views: 286

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: 7
Views: 286

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: 140

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: 187

Re: Apparition

I had to look up the word splinched. It is a good addition to our ghoulish vocabulary.

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