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by Slava
Wed May 16, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Res Diversae
Topic: Active and inactive members of Alpha Agora
Replies: 2
Views: 1323

Re: Active and inactive members of Alpha Agora

It would be wonderful to get more people posting, I agree. I wish I knew how to bring them out of the woodwork.
by Slava
Wed May 16, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: pseudepigraphy
Replies: 2
Views: 257

Re: pseudepigraphy

If pseudepigraphy is used to claim authorship, that is plagiarism, correct?
by Slava
Wed May 16, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Clickbait
Replies: 4
Views: 319

Re: Clickbait

Good idea, Perry. I'll second that.
by Slava
Wed May 16, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Kippage
Replies: 2
Views: 1063

Re: Kippage

Probably not related to "have a kip," "take a nap".
by Slava
Wed May 16, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Pegorative
Replies: 3
Views: 111

Re: Pegorative

In that case, it's been done twice:

Here (2006) and Here (2011).
by Slava
Sat May 12, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Grammar
Topic: One Space, Two Space. Period.
Replies: 0
Views: 1208

One Space, Two Space. Period.

by Slava
Sat May 12, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Commiserate
Replies: 1
Views: 465

Re: Commiserate

Reading something or other about economics I came across a related word, immiserate. Somewhat of a black sheep of the family, I should imagine. It means to make miserable.
by Slava
Sat May 12, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Slub
Replies: 0
Views: 409

Slub

Okay, not really a great good word, and limited in use, but it's so weird I just have to put it out there. Slubbing is a means of treating fabrics to give them a rough, twisted, "natural" look. I first saw it in a Sara Paretsky mystery, and it seems to be applied more to upscale women's cl...
by Slava
Sat May 05, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Grammar
Topic: 'As': pronoun or conjunction?
Replies: 3
Views: 868

Re: 'As': pronoun or conjunction?

What is the terminology for the 'as' in things like, "His face was red as a beet."? "His face was red, as beets generally are."? These feel different to me somehow, though I can't put my finger on it.
by Slava
Thu May 03, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Res Diversae
Topic: Out of pocket
Replies: 1
Views: 1283

Re: Out of pocket

That sure is quite a shift, if it is a shift and not a new concept based on sports. I don't believe I would have understood it without explanation. I wonder how far spread it is.
by Slava
Thu May 03, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Moab
Replies: 2
Views: 293

Re: Moab

It is also Mother Of All Bombs.

And a convenient base point for visiting some US national parks in Utah: http://www.moab-info.com/national-parks/
by Slava
Thu May 03, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Hash
Replies: 5
Views: 455

Re: Hash

Is the smoked kind related?
by Slava
Sat Apr 28, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Diadromous
Replies: 1
Views: 236

Re: Diadromous

And here's the Doc's treatment.

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