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by Slava
Tue Feb 23, 2021 5:34 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Avid
Replies: 1
Views: 42

Re: Avid

An avidity for financial gain underlies all evil.
by Slava
Tue Feb 23, 2021 12:41 pm
Forum: Languages of the World
Topic: German COVID Words
Replies: 0
Views: 25

German COVID Words

The Germans, well-known for making new words, have done a bang-up job with the pandemic, as demonstrated in this article from the Guardian.

Here's another one from Slate.
by Slava
Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:27 pm
Forum: Res Diversae
Topic: Down with Pun Control!
Replies: 1
Views: 6086

Re: Down with Pun Control!

Amazing, over 6 years later and the link is still valid! Nor is it behind a firewall.
by Slava
Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:20 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Spalted
Replies: 1
Views: 1498

Re: Spalted

The OneLook search of 1,065 online dictionaries has but two that define this. Perhaps it's a bit too new and specific just yet?
by Slava
Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:15 pm
Forum: Site News
Topic: Latest on the New Book
Replies: 1
Views: 3999

Re: Latest on the New Book

by Slava
Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:11 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Glottogony
Replies: 2
Views: 1071

Re: Glottogony

And when poor speakers grate upon your ears, it becomes glottagony. 8)
by Slava
Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:07 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Pertinent
Replies: 1
Views: 5346

Re: Pertinent

Touched upon in the treatment of importunate, which has been to the Dr.'s office thrice. You can review the records in the following links: 2006, 2011, 2020. There are comments at each.
by Slava
Mon Feb 22, 2021 9:59 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Lethargy
Replies: 1
Views: 772

Re: Lethargy

I'd love to think up something witty, but am simply too lethargic to cudgel my feeble mind just now.
by Slava
Mon Feb 22, 2021 9:55 pm
Forum: Site News
Topic: Traffic drop
Replies: 1
Views: 627

Re: Traffic drop

I hope traffic has improved of late. Odd that it should drop, what with people having nothing better to do than visit the Agora. And we all do agree that visiting the Agora is a good thing, correct? :-)
by Slava
Mon Feb 22, 2021 9:51 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: plasma
Replies: 1
Views: 437

Re: plasma

It's also the guts of many TV and other such screens. Rather important if we want to keep using computers. Which we do, especially because we like to visit the Agora. :D

(By the way, this has not been treated or suggested previously.)
by Slava
Mon Feb 22, 2021 5:28 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Concur
Replies: 1
Views: 1648

Re: Concur

I concur, so, "Tack så mycket," Joakim.
by Slava
Mon Feb 22, 2021 9:15 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Remiss
Replies: 2
Views: 1736

Re: Remiss

I take it that "The only other occurrence of this word" refers to other languages. English doth have smite, with the fun forms smote, smitten, and smit.
by Slava
Mon Feb 22, 2021 9:10 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Auld
Replies: 1
Views: 1683

Re: Auld

Not related to alum and aluminum, though. At least, I don't think so.
by Slava
Mon Feb 22, 2021 9:06 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Reek
Replies: 0
Views: 24

Reek

Now I know why the place smokers smoke reeks. Reek means to smoke, or at least it did way back when.
by Slava
Sun Feb 21, 2021 1:56 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Objurgate
Replies: 5
Views: 115

Re: Objurgate

To use excoriate in this situation, I would go for "excoriated the former guy's _____(fill in the blank)," or some other, abstract concept.

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