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by Maximillian
Mon Apr 10, 2006 6:26 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Psephology
Replies: 5
Views: 3087

What a great word. Thanks BD.
by Maximillian
Sun Feb 19, 2006 8:30 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: SCRUB
Replies: 3
Views: 2878

scrub

In Australia scrub also refers to native bushland.
by Maximillian
Thu Sep 22, 2005 3:01 am
Forum: Idioms
Topic: Out of left field
Replies: 4
Views: 14157

I always thought it was a baseball expression. I remember coming across something on the internet some time ago suggesting it may have come from a reference to a mental hospital to the left of the left field on a baseball park in Chicago. Also there is the fact that left has since Latin times been t...
by Maximillian
Sun Aug 28, 2005 7:50 pm
Forum: Spelling
Topic: Know why "kn" is used where "n" would su
Replies: 16
Views: 39464

If you were looking to change or simplify spellings maybe you could start by spelling phonetic with an f.

I agree with some previous posters though - I like what the spelling tells us about the history and the origin of the word.
by Maximillian
Thu Aug 25, 2005 7:15 pm
Forum: Res Diversae
Topic: Lucked Out
Replies: 27
Views: 48560

Actually I like the beer in Belgium, every different type of beer has to be served in its own specific type of glass. It seems this got tough on some of the types of beer which came later as they were being served in bunsen burner shaped glasses. Best beer I ever had in Germany was in the Augustine ...
by Maximillian
Wed Aug 24, 2005 7:01 pm
Forum: Res Diversae
Topic: Lucked Out
Replies: 27
Views: 48560

Ahh the ubiquitous Fosters. It seems like I come across Fosters more overseas than I do here. Actually I don't know anyone who drinks it here ( I'm sure plenty of people do it just seems more common overseas). Maybe the good people at Fosters overseas marketing lucked out.
by Maximillian
Mon Aug 22, 2005 8:13 pm
Forum: Res Diversae
Topic: Lucked Out
Replies: 27
Views: 48560

Thanks Larry,

I can stop worrying now that I have been using the term incorrectly, at least from my perspective and relax ( probably involving some of those long necks of which you speak).
by Maximillian
Mon Aug 15, 2005 9:42 pm
Forum: Res Diversae
Topic: Lucked Out
Replies: 27
Views: 48560

Thanks for the responses. Its interesting, at least in this part of Australia the phrase "lucked out" means the opposite of what it seems to mean in your parts of the world. I checked with some of my colleagues here to make sure I wasn't the only person who used it this way, mostly to make sure that...
by Maximillian
Mon Aug 15, 2005 1:57 am
Forum: Res Diversae
Topic: Lucked Out
Replies: 27
Views: 48560

Lucked Out

I was watching an American movie the other night and one of the characters said he "lucked out" - the meaning being he got lucky. I have always heard the term "lucked out" used to mean ran out of luck. Is there a different meaning for this term in America?
by Maximillian
Sun Aug 07, 2005 6:44 pm
Forum: Etymology
Topic: Camp
Replies: 11
Views: 14749

A word I often use instead of camp is kitsch. Looking at the definition though there may be a slight difference in meaning in that camp may encompass something above and beyond kitsch.
by Maximillian
Thu Aug 04, 2005 1:01 am
Forum: Etymology
Topic: Camp
Replies: 11
Views: 14749

Thanks for all the replies guys. Tim I had heard that se camper idea before. That seems to be the most popular theory I think.
by Maximillian
Wed Jul 27, 2005 11:27 pm
Forum: Etymology
Topic: Camp
Replies: 11
Views: 14749

Camp

Wondering what the etymology is for this word. Not camp as in tent and fire in some wilderness setting but camp as in Blankety Blanks or the Batman and Robin tv serials of the 1960s.
by Maximillian
Tue Mar 29, 2005 11:56 pm
Forum: Languages of the World
Topic: How do you say cathedral in that language?
Replies: 75
Views: 74647

Salisbury Cathedral has to be one of my favourite cathedrals I have been to, although I recall having to stand a long way back to photograph the whole thing. Actually I think I just like the whole area especially the view from the top of Old Sarem, if I remember the name of the hill correctly, which...

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