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by Philip Hudson
Sat Jul 24, 2021 7:33 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Orange
Replies: 10
Views: 193

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: 2
Views: 1423

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: 1
Views: 48

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: 10
Views: 193

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: 10
Views: 193

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: 133

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: 10
Views: 193

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 ...
by Philip Hudson
Tue Jul 20, 2021 1:45 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Glom
Replies: 7
Views: 3189

Re: GLOM

Definition 3 is the only one known here in the hinterlands. a frequent comment is, "Glom on that!" This is an old thread. My good friend Perry Lassiter commented. He shuffled off his mortal coil some years ago.
by Philip Hudson
Tue Jul 20, 2021 1:27 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Modicum
Replies: 3
Views: 113

Re: Modicum

Yes, there is big difference between moderation and temperance. I personally opt for temperance. Except for communion wine in churches who use actual wine and not grape juice, I never touch the stuff. You are welcome to moderation with my blessings.
by Philip Hudson
Fri Jul 16, 2021 2:43 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Objective
Replies: 9
Views: 1242

Re: Objective

David: I did enjoy some of your friend's poetry. I shall read more. I also like your Aussie word bloke. It is rarely used here in the hinterlands of the USA.
by Philip Hudson
Thu Jul 15, 2021 9:44 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Cinereous
Replies: 3
Views: 1040

Re: Cinereous

Ceniza AKA purple sage is so named for the smoky green color of its leaves. It is a plant native to south Texas. Its flowers are a smoky purple and they are apt to bloom almost any time except in the dead of winter. The Purple Sage Honky-tonk in the Texas county of my youth was smoke filled.
by Philip Hudson
Thu Jul 15, 2021 9:26 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Paramour
Replies: 9
Views: 226

Re: Paramour

As one having limited knowledge of the subject, I shall not comment. :lol:
by Philip Hudson
Thu Jul 15, 2021 1:32 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Asafetida
Replies: 9
Views: 324

Re: Asafetida

There is a lot of syncretizing going on. I may get some disagreement on this but witness the Masonic Lodge and its "architect of the universe." And yet many Christians are Masons. When my sainted grandfather embraced the Christian faith, he resigned from the lodge and the KKK. He was wont to say the...
by Philip Hudson
Thu Jul 15, 2021 1:15 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Modicum
Replies: 3
Views: 113

Re: Modicum

by Philip Hudson
Thu Jul 15, 2021 1:09 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Primordial
Replies: 3
Views: 1477

Re: Primordial

Primordial ooze indeed! :lol: Christians believe God was stirring this cauldron. Others believe it stirred itself.

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