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by Philip Hudson
Thu Jun 17, 2021 7:24 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Niggardly
Replies: 11
Views: 5469

Re: NIGGARDLY

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.
by Philip Hudson
Thu Jun 17, 2021 4:54 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Niggardly
Replies: 11
Views: 5469

Re: NIGGARDLY

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
by Philip Hudson
Wed Jun 16, 2021 5:21 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Reprise
Replies: 3
Views: 227

Re: Reprise

I know the word in the musical sense. I now know that I have been pronouncing it wrong for many a year. Do I chalk this up to my red-neck heritage or just to general ignorance?
by Philip Hudson
Wed Jun 16, 2021 5:15 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Esurient
Replies: 13
Views: 2204

Re: Esurient

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.
by Philip Hudson
Wed Jun 16, 2021 5:08 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Necromancy
Replies: 2
Views: 168

Re: Necromancy

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.
by Philip Hudson
Wed Jun 16, 2021 11:40 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Tenor
Replies: 4
Views: 164

Re: Tenor

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...
by Philip Hudson
Wed Jun 16, 2021 11:28 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Gobsmacked
Replies: 7
Views: 418

Re: Gobsmacked

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!"
by Philip Hudson
Mon Jun 14, 2021 2:30 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Esurient
Replies: 13
Views: 2204

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: 4
Views: 198

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: 7
Views: 418

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: 436

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: 131

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: 212

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: 7
Views: 418

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: 4
Views: 198

Re: Mantra

I muffle my mantra with my mantel.

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