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by Slava
Wed Jul 28, 2021 9:58 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Seldom
Replies: 1
Views: 34

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: 63

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: 7490

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: 2259

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.
by Slava
Mon Jul 26, 2021 9:14 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Miscible
Replies: 1
Views: 1495

Re: Miscible

Related to miscegenation.
by Slava
Mon Jul 26, 2021 9:07 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Remuant
Replies: 3
Views: 2259

Re: Remuant

This is still so French, all the internot offers is translations into English.
by Slava
Mon Jul 26, 2021 9:01 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: lumber
Replies: 1
Views: 73

Re: lumber

Taken up and treated here.
by Slava
Mon Jul 26, 2021 10:57 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Pertinacious
Replies: 1
Views: 1528

Re: Pertinacious

I get the impression that one way to look at the difference in meaning between pertinacious and tenacious is that pertinacity is tenacity I don't agree with.
by Slava
Mon Jul 26, 2021 10:54 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: BLANDISHMENT
Replies: 2
Views: 2298

Re: BLANDISHMENT

One may blandish with a carrot while brandishing a stick.

I wish we could find the blandishments needed to get more people to vote.
by Slava
Sat Jul 24, 2021 6:30 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: brim
Replies: 1
Views: 54

Re: brim

If you can convert it to plain text, you can post it directly as such. You could also make it a jpeg, then all you have to worry about is file size.
by Slava
Wed Jul 21, 2021 9:15 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Cachexia
Replies: 9
Views: 1559

Re: Cachexia

Subscribers to the Doctor's Word of the Day at αlphaDictionary and the regulars at the αgora need not worry about mental cachexia. :)
by Slava
Wed Jul 21, 2021 9:07 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Happenstance
Replies: 1
Views: 1154

Re: Happenstance

Happenstance and serendipity are pretty much synonyms, then.

As to happy, I like to say that happiness happens. It's not something that can be maintained. Which is why we have the pursuit of happiness, not the perpetual state of such.
by Slava
Wed Jul 21, 2021 7:17 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: pupil
Replies: 1
Views: 73

Re: pupil

Much to my wonder, they are related.

I also found the term for the quality of being the class clown: pupillarity. :D Not really.
by Slava
Wed Jul 21, 2021 7:03 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Orange
Replies: 14
Views: 335

Re: Orange

Hobart College (Geneva, NY) and Syracuse University (also NY) both use the color orange in their uniforms, and are thus called the Orangemen. Though where the names of colors comes from is a difficult question, I'd love to know if we have any idea of where the Dravidians came up with their word. Was...
by Slava
Tue Jul 20, 2021 7:05 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Entresalue
Replies: 1
Views: 1806

Re: Entresalue

A minor addition and you can have a fancy title for a Walmart worker: the entresaluter, aka greeter. Even fancier, perhaps for an upscale-ish Walmart, would be entresalutarian. Or is that the welcoming speech to first-year students at college?

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