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by Bailey
Sat Dec 25, 2010 11:33 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: REINDEER
Replies: 12
Views: 4632

I wonder if it's true that its the female reindeer that have antlers in winter?

mark Bailey
by Bailey
Sat Dec 25, 2010 9:56 am
Forum: Res Diversae
Topic: February.
Replies: 5
Views: 5462

what is December called?

mark Bailey
by Bailey
Thu Feb 04, 2010 3:13 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: paroxysms
Replies: 4
Views: 3352

shall I draw your sheep inside a snake?

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by Bailey
Fri Jan 22, 2010 10:01 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: pundit
Replies: 4
Views: 2104

pundit

pundit [ˈpʌndɪt] n 1. an expert 2. (Social Science / Education) (formerly) a learned person 3. (Non-Christian Religions / Hinduism) Also called pandit a Brahman learned in Sanskrit and, esp in Hindu religion, philosophy or law [from Hindi pandit, from Sanskrit pandita learned man, fro...
by Bailey
Tue Jan 12, 2010 9:36 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: inured
Replies: 3
Views: 2115

inured

in·ure also en·ure (n-yr) tr.v. in·ured also en·ured, in·ur·ing also en·ur·ing, in·ures also en·ures To habituate to something undesirable, especially by prolonged subjection; accustom: I've lived for over 60 years and have seen so many changes yet have never become inured to the worst of them. mark...
by Bailey
Wed Dec 30, 2009 10:16 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: fetid
Replies: 4
Views: 3387

Slava wrote:Interesting play between the posts: fetid and fêted I guess it doesn't work in British English, as they would write "foetid" for the first.


well what can I say, garbage in-garbage out.

I was interested in how both words are so alike at least in spelling and so far apart in meaning.
by Bailey
Sat Oct 24, 2009 12:09 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: blenorrhagia
Replies: 12
Views: 5719

Slava wrote:
I need a pneumatic device to recall it properly. Something that would drill it into my feeble brain.


that would give you quite a lift.

b.
by Bailey
Sat Oct 24, 2009 12:04 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: interesting words
Replies: 6
Views: 2933

interesting words

- mark left on the table by a moist glass - CULACINO [Italian origin] - to remodel or restore an old building without proper grounding or knowledge of its authentic character or without exercising care to remain faithful to its original quality and uniqueness - GRIMTHORPE (This one comes from Edmund...
by Bailey
Mon Sep 14, 2009 1:48 pm
Forum: Res Diversae
Topic: Foreign phrase???
Replies: 1
Views: 3315

Foreign phrase???

My mother had a phrase she said often, it sounded like False'a Ket'sa, she used it to describe just about anyone she disliked....she spoke English mostly, had a smattering of German and less French, Parents who spoke Swedish and my step grandfather who was Jewish, any of who she could have gotten th...
by Bailey
Sun Aug 09, 2009 3:09 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: SUPERCILIOUS
Replies: 7
Views: 3624

So, that's the origin of a "lid". and I'm sure I'm older than that Spring chicken-Perry. Maybe I was naive.

B.
by Bailey
Sun Aug 09, 2009 3:02 pm
Forum: Idioms
Topic: Fun phrases in Latin
Replies: 38
Views: 36399

the site is no longer there.
by Bailey
Fri May 15, 2009 6:34 pm
Forum: Res Diversae
Topic: Pun Times
Replies: 287
Views: 192677

Re: Saturday

An oldie... A frog outgrew his lily pad and decided to make some home improvements. He didn't have the money, so he hopped to the bank for a loan. At the bank, he took a seat at loan officer Patricia Black's desk and explained his dilemma. "I want to upgrade my lily pad, maybe add another wind...
by Bailey
Fri Apr 10, 2009 3:13 pm
Forum: Res Diversae
Topic: Pun Times
Replies: 287
Views: 192677

Groundhogs are also known as "whistlepigs" because when they are outside their burrows it is common to see one or more individuals standing erect on their hind legs watching for danger. When alarmed, they use a high-pitched whistle to alert the rest of the colony. Are you sure you're not ...
by Bailey
Fri Apr 03, 2009 10:39 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: configure
Replies: 6
Views: 3150

and apparently was so proud of himself that he advertized the virus so much we were all prepared for him.

hubris- therein lieth the the seeds of disaster.

B.
by Bailey
Wed Apr 01, 2009 7:45 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: configure
Replies: 6
Views: 3150

rub? I'd say it was more like "to be or not to be". It isn't really irony but inconsistancy.

B.

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