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by gailr
Mon Dec 16, 2013 9:09 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Compunction
Replies: 6
Views: 2278

Re: Compunction

MTC wrote:Thanks for the sonnet and the inspiration, gailr. I hadn't read
this one before. It's a beauty, worth quoting in full:
You're welcome, MTC.

You do realize that's a poem about concupiscence...
Why do you think he's stayed so popular for so long?
:wink:
by gailr
Sun Dec 15, 2013 1:16 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: MONDEGREEN
Replies: 29
Views: 12592

Re: MONDEGREEN

Yes, some seem very contrived. I rather like See the blazing Yulbie Forest, though.
by gailr
Sun Dec 15, 2013 1:01 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Compunction
Replies: 6
Views: 2278

Re: Compunction

Luke types faster than me! I'm following from MTC's musing on compunction and conscience... Thus conscience does make cowards of us all; And thus the native hue of resolution Is sicklied o'er with the pale cast of thought And enterprises of great pith and moment With this regard their currents turn ...
by gailr
Tue Dec 10, 2013 10:12 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Brat
Replies: 10
Views: 3061

Re: Brat

Fireworks *#*#*#*! I am now a bi-GP! And what prompted you to make that milestone in this thread? :D Although Miss Manners does not offer guidance for this particular occasion, one remains confident that she would nod approvingly upon the bestowal of this commemorative virtual fob watch . The disce...
by gailr
Tue Dec 10, 2013 1:01 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Brat
Replies: 10
Views: 3061

Re: Brat

"I can't get anything done with these little brats running around!"

Sounds like these brats are the wurst...
by gailr
Mon Dec 09, 2013 8:49 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Fob
Replies: 26
Views: 6409

Re: Fob

^ *raises an eyebrow at that phrasing*
by gailr
Sun Dec 08, 2013 8:07 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Fob
Replies: 26
Views: 6409

Re: Fob

MTC: Please accept this modest token of Grand Panjandrumhood. One will note that it boasts both Arabic and Roman numerals, in a nod to the interesting cultural passages of one's favorite words. It is a digital image of an analog piece, further symbolizing the digital space of the venerable Agora its...
by gailr
Wed Dec 04, 2013 1:47 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Suffrage
Replies: 11
Views: 4101

Re: Suffrage

^ In the fine tradition of baguettes being mini bags, yes. :wink:
by gailr
Tue Dec 03, 2013 9:02 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Suffrage
Replies: 11
Views: 4101

Re: Suffrage

I brought your post to the attention of Dom thee Danger Catte, Luke. He does not approve...
by gailr
Fri Nov 29, 2013 5:19 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Wampumpeag
Replies: 8
Views: 2635

Re: Wampumpeag

An excellent hymn for passing the collection plate. :wink:
by gailr
Fri Nov 29, 2013 5:18 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Mercurial
Replies: 10
Views: 3304

Re: Mercurial

Slava wrote:I would hardly expect to get any mercy from a mercenary.

Hmmm, nary a mercy?
by gailr
Wed Nov 27, 2013 10:14 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: potlatch
Replies: 7
Views: 2546

Re: potlatch

That's a pretty sad story, Philip. :( Potlatch, and its Midwestern derivation, potluck, have been common terms everywhere I've lived -- whether for extended family holidays/reunions, church events, work 'parties', rec leagues, even neighborhood block parties. Most knew the origin of potlatch, althou...
by gailr
Tue Nov 26, 2013 9:40 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Geek
Replies: 1
Views: 1178

Re: Geek

I was working on a pun to hipster, but alas, geekster already has a presence at Urban Dictionary, and in a field guide at Wired...

I feel old. :wink:
by gailr
Mon Nov 25, 2013 9:03 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: riven
Replies: 2
Views: 1251

Re: riven

[geek on] JRR Tolkein's Rivendell means "deep valley of the cleft". It has trees but far fewer than the forest of Lothlórien. [/geek off]
:D
by gailr
Mon Nov 25, 2013 12:33 am
Forum: Site News
Topic: Agora Search Engine
Replies: 1
Views: 2970

Re: Agora Search Engine

Thank you for making that work!

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