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by Slava
Wed May 12, 2021 8:56 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Perquisite
Replies: 2
Views: 65

Re: Perquisite

"Farnsworth had all the perquisites of an outstanding car salesman."

How does perquisite differ from prerequisite in this sentence? I'd say it would require a slight change in wording, prerequisites to be an..., but the meaning is the same, no?
by Slava
Sun May 09, 2021 7:46 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: grawlix (&*@#^+)
Replies: 3
Views: 2522

Re: grawlix (&*@#^+)

Backstage at the Strips is one of my favorite books. Always nice to be reminded of it and see that others are still enjoying it. :D :D
by Slava
Sun May 09, 2021 12:26 pm
Forum: Languages of the World
Topic: Elfdalian Anyone?
Replies: 0
Views: 55

Elfdalian Anyone?

Here's a language you can pick up, should you need a spare:

https://www.pri.org/stories/2021-05-06/ ... t-language

I hope they manage to get the government to recognize it.
by Slava
Fri May 07, 2021 6:46 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Cheugy
Replies: 1
Views: 311

Re: Cheugy

Well, this is a surprise. It turns out this word is well-enough-known to be used in a New Yorker cartoon: https://media.newyorker.com/cartoons/6093fb3a76793ed378c8ef70/master/w_1280%2Cc_limit/A25436.jpg Thanks to David, I actually got this one. I'd never come across the term before he posted it, so ...
by Slava
Thu May 06, 2021 5:25 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Nidus
Replies: 1
Views: 313

Re: Nidus

Nidus isn't a strictly medical term, as we (at least here in the US) will soon find out when the latest batch of cicadas hatches out of their nidi.
by Slava
Wed May 05, 2021 7:35 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Mediocre
Replies: 8
Views: 554

Re: Mediocre

It's interesting how all of the middling words mean poor now. Fair, mediocre, standard, average, par for the course, 3 out of 5 stars, a grade of C, etc. To be average, you must be above average. :?
by Slava
Wed May 05, 2021 6:11 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Excrescence
Replies: 4
Views: 309

Re: Excrescence

I should imagine we've all known some people who are excrescences, too.
by Slava
Tue May 04, 2021 8:50 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Hygge
Replies: 4
Views: 324

Re: Hygge

And it makes huge hygge hugs possible, too. Now all I have to do is remember that the y is a u. :?
by Slava
Tue May 04, 2021 10:04 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Word
Replies: 1
Views: 193

Word

So common the search function here won't let me look for it, but as far as I can tell, we have never actually had Word as a Word. :shock: Feel free to vote on it. Not that this is a democracy, though, so it's really up to the Doctor. I just felt like posting a poll. I am Polish, after all. :roll: Ma...
by Slava
Sun May 02, 2021 8:19 pm
Forum: Res Diversae
Topic: Ironic Misapprehension
Replies: 1
Views: 343

Re: Ironic Misapprehension

I've seen something similar, about injuries being "incompatible with life." :roll:
by Slava
Fri Apr 30, 2021 5:25 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: lave (verb)
Replies: 2
Views: 411

Re: lave (verb)

And here it is, after treatment by the good Dr, Goodword.
by Slava
Thu Apr 29, 2021 2:36 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: hygge
Replies: 6
Views: 9836

Re: hygge

An interesting article on happiness and satisfaction:

https://slate.com/news-and-politics/202 ... hygge.html
by Slava
Thu Apr 29, 2021 6:01 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Parse
Replies: 1
Views: 184

Re: Parse

Without more context for the usage, it's hard to say, but dictionary.com does have this as its third definition of parse:

to analyze (something, as a speech or behavior) to discover its implications or uncover a deeper meaning

That would seem to make the quoted NYT bit fit.
by Slava
Wed Apr 28, 2021 7:40 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Xeriscape
Replies: 2
Views: 1384

Re: Xeriscape

Sometime this year is this word's 40th birthday! There aren't too many out there where we know when and where they originated. I wonder how we could go about tracking down the actual first use. :?: Sounds like a job for bnjtokyo, to me. Hint, hint.
by Slava
Wed Apr 28, 2021 7:33 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Proceleusmatic
Replies: 1
Views: 361

Re: Proceleusmatic

Another meaning to add is incite. Some speaker back in January of this year gave a rather proceleusmatic talk that lead to death and destruction. :evil:

Some on-line dictionaries ignore this meaning entirely, giving only the one linked to prosody.

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