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by Slava
Sat Jul 31, 2021 8:48 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Tornado
Replies: 1
Views: 25

Re: Tornado

For buffs, an interesting site I just came across while looking for news on the tornadoes mentioned: https://tornadopaths.org/ You can look up places by zip code, too. I was surprised to find out that there had been one in my city back in 1994. I was living in Moscow at the time, so I guess that's w...
by Slava
Sat Jul 31, 2021 7:31 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Upholster
Replies: 1
Views: 37

Re: Upholster

Hyphenated, up-holster, could mean to put your gun away, no? :D

This holster is the same one as in furniture, too.
by Slava
Sat Jul 31, 2021 7:28 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Soupçon
Replies: 2
Views: 43

Re: Soupçon

Without the cedilla, this would make me think of an exposition of items from Campbell's and Progresso and such.
by Slava
Fri Jul 30, 2021 10:10 pm
Forum: Res Diversae
Topic: Uncle, without niece, at first is upset, but gives a hint
Replies: 3
Views: 46

Re: Uncle, without niece at first, is upset, but gives a hint

I like crossword puzzles, but have never been able to get into cryptics. I'm stodgy in my take on these, I don't particularly like the modern, asymmetrical versions that pop up on indie puzzle sites, either.
by Slava
Fri Jul 30, 2021 7:35 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Progue
Replies: 1
Views: 1758

Re: Progue

Is this used in the English-speaking world? Or only when an author is writing a Scottish character? I'd stick with prod, myself.
by Slava
Fri Jul 30, 2021 7:32 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: bee
Replies: 1
Views: 1552

Re: bee

I've always liked the phrase 'bee in one's bonnet'. Come to find out, it used to mean twitter-pated or a bit crazy, not just somewhat obsessing over something.
by Slava
Fri Jul 30, 2021 7:24 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Gamine
Replies: 1
Views: 663

Re: Gamine

Oddly, it appears to have taken some 60+ years for the French to add the e to gamin, the boy form of this word.
by Slava
Thu Jul 29, 2021 6:07 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Forte
Replies: 1
Views: 4353

Re: Forte

In French fort , is that terminal T pronounced? Or does it come out as 'for'? It's been a while since high school, when I took French. And, in Italian, how does the end E get pronounced? Eh or Ey are my choices. Either way, I stick to the two syllable pronuncification of forte. I might even get carr...
by Slava
Thu Jul 29, 2021 5:56 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Crowdsource
Replies: 1
Views: 1241

Re: Crowdsource

Following right on its heels came crowdfund, getting lots of people to give you money for basically nothing. You asked, they gave.

Now we need to have a treatment of crowd, too.
by Slava
Thu Jul 29, 2021 4:20 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Sluice
Replies: 6
Views: 109

Re: Sluice

I've heard of the practice, and it's been used in adventure movies I've seen, but hadn't heard the term for it before. Thanks muchly. :D
by Slava
Thu Jul 29, 2021 11:22 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Lock
Replies: 2
Views: 43

Re: Lock

Don't forget headlock.
by Slava
Wed Jul 28, 2021 9:58 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Seldom
Replies: 1
Views: 61

Re: Seldom

The Germanic versions make me wonder about names. Debbie Reynolds was Kathy Selden in "Singin' in the Rain." Would there be any meaning to a last name that means 'not often'? Is she a rara avis, perhaps?
by Slava
Tue Jul 27, 2021 10:46 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Seldom
Replies: 3
Views: 98

Re: Seldom

And here's the Good Doctor's treatment of this word.
by Slava
Tue Jul 27, 2021 4:59 pm
Forum: Site News
Topic: Not receiving GW in e-mail?
Replies: 1
Views: 7521

Re: Not receiving GW in e-mail?

I haven't gotten my subscription e-mail since June 4, 2021. I see it in other ways, so it's not a big deal, but it is odd that registrations can get ghosted from time to time.
by Slava
Tue Jul 27, 2021 12:42 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Remuant
Replies: 3
Views: 2300

Re: Remuant

I assure you, it was intentional. I especially like to use it when I don't find what I need, or when what I do get is completely off the mark.

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