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by skinem
Fri Oct 01, 2010 8:51 pm
Forum: The Rebel-Yankee Test
Topic: Southern pronunciation of "lever" and "either
Replies: 5
Views: 11725

Re: Southern pronunciation of "lever" and "ei

Hi there, I'm new to this forum, a Westerner born and bred, but I've got grandparents from the north (Michigan) and grandparents from the South (Arkansas). I've got a question about whether a Southerner--from Mississippi in particular--would say LEEV-ur or LEV-ur and EETH-ur or EYE-thur? What do yo...
by skinem
Sun May 23, 2010 3:09 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: CLOY
Replies: 5
Views: 2190

Thanks for the word...would never have guessed there was a link between cloy and clavichord...
by skinem
Sun May 23, 2010 3:02 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: PSEPHOLOGY
Replies: 6
Views: 2581

Not offended, non-plussed.

Lighten up, bnjtokyo. It's been changed--in fact, it had already been changed when you posted the above.

There is a private message function which could have been well utilized.

Seemingly no sense of humor...and as such, I will apologize for any offense given.
by skinem
Sun May 23, 2010 2:59 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: GLITTERATI
Replies: 4
Views: 3076

...and all that glitters is not gold.
by skinem
Sun May 23, 2010 2:55 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: FREELANCE
Replies: 6
Views: 2987

Glad for the new post!

Some aren't freelancers by choice today, either.

Pay can be good, the boss is great, but the benefits lack a bit...
by skinem
Sat May 22, 2010 1:39 pm
Forum: Res Diversae
Topic: Saturday
Replies: 40
Views: 29302

Saturday

A Madrid bird sanctuary sent several whooping cranes to a facility in Alaska. Upon landing, it was so cold at the airport that most of the birds refused to disembark. Word soon spread that the cranes from Spain stayed mainly on the plane. (By the way, for the humor challenged, this is a joke. It is ...
by skinem
Fri May 21, 2010 9:37 am
Forum: Res Diversae
Topic: One, Two, Three!
Replies: 7
Views: 7000

Dear Skinem, I must protest: I never said any such thing. I believe accuracy in matters like this are the sin qua non. Otherwise we are in an Orwellian world where "War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength" --"Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much...
by skinem
Thu May 20, 2010 9:14 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: PSEPHOLOGY
Replies: 6
Views: 2581

...or as one of my poli sci profs said way back when--"reading tea leaves" when he referred to polling...

It is amazing to me how accurate they can be if done right.
by skinem
Thu May 20, 2010 8:53 am
Forum: Languages of the World
Topic: Yiddish Anyone?
Replies: 19
Views: 24897

You might send Perry a private message to see if he can read it on the off chance he hasn't seen this post.
by skinem
Thu May 20, 2010 8:33 am
Forum: Res Diversae
Topic: One, Two, Three!
Replies: 7
Views: 7000

Dear Skinem, According to the Jefferson Encyclopedia at the Unversity of Virginia Library (http://wiki.monticello.org/mediawiki/index.php/Government_big_enough_to_supply_you...%28Quotation%29) They have never found anything like "A governement big enough . . . ." in Jefferson's writing. T...
by skinem
Wed May 19, 2010 9:04 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Perp walk
Replies: 3
Views: 4193

Well, One Look is up to 8 citations now. This does seem a particularly nasty little form of humiliation, with little use in justice. Unless I were given major concessions, I'd refuse and fight it, physically if need be. Good luck with that. Then you'd just do your perp walk with messed up hair and ...
by skinem
Wed May 19, 2010 8:46 am
Forum: Res Diversae
Topic: One, Two, Three!
Replies: 7
Views: 7000

Thanks for the heads up.
Great movie that I haven't seen in years.
by skinem
Tue May 18, 2010 10:53 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: conundrum
Replies: 1
Views: 1121

Thanks for the suggestion...and post more!

Here's the link from when it was posted in the "Good Word Discussion"...

http://www.alphadictionary.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=3157&highlight=conundrum
by skinem
Tue May 18, 2010 10:18 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Berm
Replies: 3
Views: 1433

I usually relate this word to the road and/or motorcycles. I used to race motocross roughly a hundred years ago (feels like it) and ended up all too often in the berm...

Nice word...thanks for the suggestion!

(I call those doo-hickey's berms as well.)
by skinem
Tue May 18, 2010 10:03 am
Forum: Res Diversae
Topic: Saturday
Replies: 40
Views: 29302

... (Are you experiencing floods where you live????) No. I'd be fine any way, up on a hill, although one of my creeks and a spring got kinda large for a bit. It was like the clouds parted at our county and went around. Flooding all around, but not here. For an example of how much rain it was, my br...

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