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by Philip Hudson
Wed Aug 04, 2021 6:49 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Soupçon
Replies: 3
Views: 101

Re: Soupçon

When soupçon is pronounced it reminds me of the phrase "Soup's on." As the undisputed champion of split pea soup making here in the hinterlands, I like the sound of that. For you who do not know split pea soup, I suggest it might be the same as the pease porridge in the ancient rhyme. However, I nev...
by Philip Hudson
Wed Aug 04, 2021 6:21 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Damsel
Replies: 3
Views: 65

Re: Damsel

If you skip over the Good Doctor's Word History in these postings you are missing a lot. Sometimes as in "damsel" they are the best part. I first encountered damsel in damselfly. I thought it was a neat companion to the dragonfly. Here in the hinterlands we call dragonflies snake doctors. We call da...
by Philip Hudson
Sun Jul 25, 2021 10:01 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Cachexia
Replies: 9
Views: 1749

Re: Cachexia

COVID19 mention duly noted. I follow the medical experts not the in-your-face deniers.
by Philip Hudson
Sun Jul 25, 2021 9:56 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Saucy
Replies: 6
Views: 283

Re: Saucy

Sassy has it all over the original saucy.
by Philip Hudson
Sun Jul 25, 2021 9:54 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Orange
Replies: 14
Views: 572

Re: Orange

I like the idiom "over-egging the pudding". I had never seen or heard of it before. "Crocodile Dundee" was a great movie.
by Philip Hudson
Sun Jul 25, 2021 6:55 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Orange
Replies: 14
Views: 572

Re: Orange

I liked her too. Her daughter was often embarrassed by her, but I never was. She played a mean piano. The adjective "mean" can sometimes be a positive word and I use it that way here.
by Philip Hudson
Sun Jul 25, 2021 6:49 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Saucy
Replies: 6
Views: 283

Re: Saucy

Of course sassy is a variation of saucy. But here in the hinterlands sassy packs a terrific punch. If a child is called down for being sassy she/he could be in big trouble.
by Philip Hudson
Sun Jul 25, 2021 6:36 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Cachexia
Replies: 9
Views: 1749

Re: Cachexia

David: What a question! I hope and pray my body and mind stay active until the Lord calls me Home. I have experienced a stroke with complete aphasia. This took years to overcome and some of it still lingers. I have been unable to write [with a pen], find my mouth with a spoon full of food or bring a...
by Philip Hudson
Sat Jul 24, 2021 7:33 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Orange
Replies: 14
Views: 572

Re: Orange

David: My Aussie friend was of the female persuasion and very elderly. I knew her in the 1970s when she was visiting her daughter in the USA who, in turn, was my dear wife's Australian aunt. She may have been harking back to a rougher Australia or making it up. In her younger life she was a pianist ...
by Philip Hudson
Fri Jul 23, 2021 6:29 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Cachexia
Replies: 9
Views: 1749

Re: Cachexia

I hope you are right Slava. The mental stimulation afforded here is a great blessing.
by Philip Hudson
Fri Jul 23, 2021 6:25 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Saucy
Replies: 6
Views: 283

Re: Saucy

Here in the hinterlands it is sassy. A warning to an impertinent child might be, "Don't give me none a yore sass."
by Philip Hudson
Fri Jul 23, 2021 6:16 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Orange
Replies: 14
Views: 572

Re: Orange

bbeeton: William and Mary's original school colors were orange and white. I read one reference that they were changed to orange and black because the white kept getting dirty. I am not sure of that. They also had problems over their school mascot being an American Indian. They recently changed it to...
by Philip Hudson
Thu Jul 22, 2021 12:49 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Orange
Replies: 14
Views: 572

Re: Orange

We had a housekeeper from Jamaica who spoke Cockney, or so she said. She said happle for apple and harrange for orange. Also remember that the Northern Irelanders sometimes wear orange instead of green. An Aussie friend says that in Australia those who wear the green on Saint Paddy's march toward th...
by Philip Hudson
Wed Jul 21, 2021 12:04 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Peregrination
Replies: 5
Views: 266

Re: Peregrination

I once had occasion to create the illusion of something moving randomly around by a computer that was used to test another computer program which was to track the movements. One of my coworkers called the test program a peregrinating parrot.
by Philip Hudson
Tue Jul 20, 2021 11:37 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Orange
Replies: 14
Views: 572

Re: Orange

Of the two pronunciations, o-rinj and ah-rinj. I suppose o-rinj is correct for southerners while ah-rinj is correct for Yankees. As an undergraduate [many years ago] I changed majors a few times. My final major of math required more "humanities" than engineering did. I took Speech and the professor ...

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