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by eberntson
Tue Jul 06, 2021 9:54 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: drag (n.)
Replies: 0
Views: 110

drag (n.)

Drag is a four-letter word that has multiple uses and meanings depending on context. The context I am thinking about is in regards to streets and vehicles which are tightly coupled. Here is what I was musing about "The Johnson boy was caught drag racing down the main drag of town in his new dragster...
by eberntson
Wed Jun 16, 2021 1:50 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Mittyesque
Replies: 2
Views: 442

Re: Mittyesque

You are correct about Ben Stiller, and not Tom Hanks version of the movie. My mistake!
by eberntson
Tue Jun 15, 2021 2:20 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Mittyesque
Replies: 2
Views: 442

Mittyesque

Mittyesque is perhaps a little too new for a Good Word. It comes from the short story of "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" and the movie with Danny Kaye circa 1939. It means, denoting an ineffectual person who spends more time in heroic daydreams than paying attention to the real world, or more seri...
by eberntson
Tue Sep 08, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: television
Replies: 1
Views: 1324

television

The word television is a chimera word because it is a combination of greek and Latin roots. Apparently, some Wordniks dislike the word because of this mashup nature. Plus, it was invented by the Germans. There must be some interesting dark corners in its history that might be worth shedding light on...
by eberntson
Tue Sep 08, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: ouroboros
Replies: 4
Views: 1692

Re: ouroboros

I just used this worked last week.
by eberntson
Mon May 25, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Latitude and Longitude have more breath and far reaching meaning
Replies: 2
Views: 1833

Latitude and Longitude have more breath and far reaching meaning

These words are ubiquitous for those of us that can remember taking actual Geography classes. The roots and meaning of these words are related to breathing room for latitude. And longitude means the reach to the East in Europe, since the Atlantic was the ultimate border to the west. It is worth a pe...
by eberntson
Mon Mar 19, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Matelot
Replies: 0
Views: 2046

Matelot

A sailors bunk mate or the sailors that share the bunk area.

The entemology is quite broad including French, Old Dutch, and Norse.

Found it in “Merry Hall” by Beverley Nichols a sprite book on his exploited building a garden at a manor in England after WWII.
by eberntson
Mon Mar 19, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: Site News
Topic: alphaDictionary.com IS NOW "MOBILE-FRIENDLY"!
Replies: 5
Views: 12196

Re: alphaDictionary.com IS NOW "MOBILE-FRIENDLY"!

Looks good!
by eberntson
Tue Jul 12, 2016 8:16 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: parosody
Replies: 1
Views: 2836

parosody

the patterns of rhythm and sound used in poetry. Also, used in linguistics.

Greek root.
by eberntson
Tue Jun 28, 2016 11:43 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: mumbletypeg
Replies: 1
Views: 4295

mumbletypeg

A child's game played with a pocket-knife, where the goal is to stick the knife in the ground or wood surface while launching it I n prescribed ways or manipulation . One way is to toss the knife at the feet, the closest wins; landing the knife in your foot is an automatic win. To be that young, bor...
by eberntson
Mon Jun 27, 2016 8:15 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Vaudeville
Replies: 1
Views: 4032

Vaudeville

A entertained format populate in the UAS and Canada the consisted of a variety of acts including singers, magicians, play scenes, musicians, etc. it was populate from the 1880's to the 1930's. The words source has many sources and is thought to be a corruption of the French voix de ville, translates...
by eberntson
Fri Jun 17, 2016 8:08 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Firkin & Kilderkin
Replies: 2
Views: 3622

Re: Firkin & Kilderkin

It might be part of plattdeutsch, which was a trading language in the German culture used by the farmers, fisherman, and tradesman to do business. Measures were not necessarily standard so a little (-kin) might be a designation of size tacked onto the end of a goods name. This is all conjecture on m...
by eberntson
Sat May 28, 2016 11:29 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Explicit
Replies: 4
Views: 4718

Re: Explicit

So things travel in groups of three, so where is the set of muddle instructions? Fooplicit.
by eberntson
Sat May 28, 2016 11:17 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: keen
Replies: 4
Views: 4505

Re: keen

Peachy...
by eberntson
Sat May 28, 2016 11:02 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Aegis
Replies: 8
Views: 7476

Re: Aegis

Goat skin when properly cured is dense, although it is still surprisingly supple. Being a hide it also breaths some, it was often used in shields. A modern day use is in leathers worn by motorcycle riders, besides the helmet to save your nut, prevents road rash and lasts during the terrifying skid w...

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