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by wordlady1
Fri Feb 19, 2021 3:39 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Dysphemism
Replies: 2
Views: 753

Re: Dysphemism

Wouldn't it be a fun thing to compile a list of dysphemisms that we could add to our other lists?
by wordlady1
Fri Nov 27, 2020 4:48 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Pilgrim
Replies: 4
Views: 1350

Re: Pilgrim

The support of the Pilgrims by the Wampanoag was short-lived, as the Pilgrims robbed the tribe of their land, considered them lesser than white humans, and decimated their population with disease. The Wampanoag today consider Thanksgiving as a day of mourning rather than a cause for celebration.
by wordlady1
Tue Nov 24, 2020 3:15 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Scupper
Replies: 7
Views: 2198

Re: Scupper

In Baltimore, we would say loaded to the gunwales. (This was also an expression to describe a very drunk person.)
by wordlady1
Sun Oct 25, 2020 5:11 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Tabby
Replies: 5
Views: 1733

Re: Tabby

They have tabby pavers on some of the sidewalks in Palm Beach.
by wordlady1
Sun Oct 25, 2020 5:07 am
Forum: The Rebel-Yankee Test
Topic: Warsh?
Replies: 76
Views: 188079

Re: Warsh?

In Baltimore, where I'm from, we have a lingo called Baltimorese, or as they pronounce it, "Ballamorese." My grandmother when she was doing laundry would say she was going to do the "warsh." She would also "wrinch off the dishes in the zinc." More: "Ballamore, Murlin, is right next door to Warshinto...
by wordlady1
Sun Oct 25, 2020 5:06 am
Forum: The Rebel-Yankee Test
Topic: Warsh?
Replies: 76
Views: 188079

Re: Warsh?

In Baltimore, where I'm from, we have a lingo called Baltimorese, or as they pronounce it, "Ballamorese." My grandmother when she was doing laundry would say she was going to do the "warsh." She would also "wrinch off the dishes in the zinc." More: "Ballamore, Murlin, is right next door to Warshinto...
by wordlady1
Fri Jun 12, 2020 3:39 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Anniversary
Replies: 7
Views: 3389

Re: Anniversary

In a group I belong to we celebrate monthly anniversaries, and we call the celebrant the anniversarian.
by wordlady1
Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:11 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Onerate
Replies: 3
Views: 2189

Re: Onerate

And I would assume that the word onerous springs from the same root?
by wordlady1
Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:27 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Degust
Replies: 3
Views: 2287

Re: Degust

Could the items in a degustation be called degustables?
by wordlady1
Thu Aug 01, 2019 3:12 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Moreish
Replies: 14
Views: 6729

Re: Moreish

I never realized moreish was an actual word! My grandfather used to say it all the time, and I always thought it was funny. I use it frequently, and nobody I know is familiar with it. Who knew it was a bona fide word?

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