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by Slava
Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Worry
Replies: 2
Views: 169

Re: Worry

So, where does the 'wart' of worrywart come from?
by Slava
Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Paradigm
Replies: 4
Views: 258

Re: Paradigm

Not I.
by Slava
Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Apologies
Replies: 1
Views: 410

Re: Apologies

At first I thought this was going to be something along the lines of apologia or apologist.
by Slava
Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Voluptuary
Replies: 1
Views: 147

Re: Voluptuary

Like its near synonym, hedonist, today's Good Word implies physical sensual pleasures with the opposite sex

Is this still true? Is there any reason a homosexual cannot be a voluptuary?
by Slava
Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Moot
Replies: 1
Views: 410

Re: Moot

I concur, this one has split into two basically opposite meanings. A moot point is either an important one, or one that no longer needs to be taken into consideration.
by Slava
Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Soloecal
Replies: 2
Views: 373

Re: Soloecal

Grogie wrote:''On many tv stations in the American Deep South, the southern drawl is considered soloecal so, in consequence, news anchors with a so-called ''mainstream'' American accent are hired to read the news.''

I wonder if this might eventually lead to a lessening of the southern drawl.
by Slava
Thu Jan 04, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: kakistocracy
Replies: 2
Views: 204

Re: kakistocracy

To quote George Carlin, "Do-do, kaka, poo-poo, and good old number two." I wonder if poopocracy could catch on.
by Slava
Thu Jan 04, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Schmeer
Replies: 2
Views: 200

Re: Schmeer

Does anyone else know the "whole" part as "geschmear"?
by Slava
Thu Jan 04, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Rank
Replies: 1
Views: 136

Re: Rank

When I was a supervisor at a restaurant, I liked to remind people that management was not a democracy, and that I was the most rank person on duty. :o
by Slava
Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: WELCOME HOME!
Topic: Entertaining article for linguists
Replies: 1
Views: 3533

Re: Entertaining article for linguists

Quite fun, thanks for passing it on. I never knew the Moët pronunciation. I always thought it to be French and that the Queen song had it right.
by Slava
Sun Dec 31, 2017 12:41 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Interfulgent
Replies: 2
Views: 239

Re: Interfulgent

Gee, what do you think, is this related to refulgent? :D
by Slava
Sun Dec 31, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Aegritude
Replies: 1
Views: 219

Re: Aegritude

How about coining kegritude? The status of most frat parties.
by Slava
Sun Dec 31, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Temulent
Replies: 3
Views: 128

Re: Temulent

Great word for the day! Happily, I shall not be numbered among the temulent.
by Slava
Thu Dec 28, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Nave
Replies: 3
Views: 408

Re: Nave

No relation between the two. Knave comes from an OE word meaning "boy".
by Slava
Thu Dec 28, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Tether
Replies: 2
Views: 276

Re: Tether

Don't we also tether rowboats and such?

There is also the game of tetherball.

And the idiom, at the end of one's tether.

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