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by Slava
Sat Oct 27, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Mess
Replies: 0
Views: 282

Mess

As in:

At the end of mess, the mess left the mess, leaving a mess.

As it's a verb, too, are the people who put out the mess the messers, and those served the messees?
by Slava
Sat Oct 27, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Idioms
Topic: Crunchy Evidence
Replies: 2
Views: 2502

Re: Crunchy Evidence

Found it:

Sentence: Crunchy evidence on sanctions is hard to come by.

Link: Benefit Sanctions.
by Slava
Tue Oct 23, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Idioms
Topic: Crunchy Evidence
Replies: 2
Views: 2502

Crunchy Evidence

I saw this in an Economist article. A new one to me, but I understood it right off the bat. We crunch numbers and data, so they must be crunchy or crunchable. I like this one and hope I get a chance to use it someday.
by Slava
Fri Oct 05, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Battue
Replies: 0
Views: 615

Battue

Sadly, a very useful word in this part of the world:

undiscriminating slaughter of defenseless or unresisting crowds.

It's not the first definition, but it does fit.
by Slava
Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Vivacious
Replies: 2
Views: 480

Re: Vivacious

Any thoughts on why men aren't vivacious?
by Slava
Tue Jun 26, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Hooligan
Replies: 1
Views: 563

Re: Hooligan

Actually, it's been done, thrice:

2005, 2009, 2014.

There must have been some glitch when you searched. :cry:
by Slava
Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Pronunciation
Topic: 'Zh' sound in English
Replies: 4
Views: 16853

Re: 'Zh' sound in English

What sound does barge end in? Is it not a zh preceded by a d?
by Slava
Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Hone
Replies: 3
Views: 401

Re: Hone

Doesn't Aaron have a brother in Britain? That would be the Tory side of the Spellings.v :roll:
by Slava
Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Lascivious
Replies: 1
Views: 482

Re: Lascivious

Russian also has laskovyi (ласковый), meaning affectionate.
by Slava
Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Sate
Replies: 1
Views: 409

Re: Sate

Sated is most assuredly shorter than my favorite: sufficiently sufficed.
by Slava
Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Cravat
Replies: 3
Views: 486

Re: Cravat

Didn't even cross my mind. It took an old hunter to spot it.

Welcome to the Agora, staryohotnik. Post early, post often!
by Slava
Wed May 16, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Res Diversae
Topic: Active and inactive members of Alpha Agora
Replies: 2
Views: 7756

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: 497

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: 547

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: 1342

Re: Kippage

Probably not related to "have a kip," "take a nap".

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