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by scw1217
Tue Mar 06, 2012 4:12 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: VARMINT
Replies: 7
Views: 3622

Came across this related word today: verminate [vur-muh-neyt] ver·mi·nate [vur-muh-neyt] verb (used without object), -nat·ed, -nat·ing. 1. to become infested with vermin, especially parasitic vermin. 2. Archaic . to breed or infest with vermin. Origin: 1685–95; < Latin verminātus, past participle of...
by scw1217
Wed Feb 22, 2012 8:11 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: EXPUNGE
Replies: 1
Views: 1293

LOL @ "Ella Minnow Pea"!
by scw1217
Mon Jan 23, 2012 2:41 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: ANTIPODAL
Replies: 4
Views: 2591

I know a person I am antipodal with. I'm glad for this word now because it describes it so perfectly!
by scw1217
Sat Dec 17, 2011 10:09 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: SNIRTLE
Replies: 1
Views: 1297

This post, good Dr., made me think of Dr. Suess!
by scw1217
Mon Aug 22, 2011 2:00 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: DONGLE
Replies: 19
Views: 7442

Loved your sentence examples for this one! Had a good laugh.
by scw1217
Sat May 14, 2011 9:20 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: WONKY
Replies: 4
Views: 2832

Thanks for talking about this word. Whenever I have used it in the past, people have looked at me funny. Your talking about it makes me feel so much better!
by scw1217
Sun Apr 03, 2011 9:05 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: HYPERCRANIALOQUY
Replies: 19
Views: 8363

Re: Proofreading

Slava wrote:So, can you find your error in your post prior to this one? ;-)
Sorry, I'm off the clock tonight. lol
by scw1217
Sun Apr 03, 2011 7:46 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: HYPERCRANIALOQUY
Replies: 19
Views: 8363

Re: Proofreading

Proofreading is not the easiest task in the world. I volunteered to do so with my brother's second book, and I don't think I really read much of the book itself, as I was looking at the individual words, not what they meant. There is a harder task, though, and by far. Proofreading your own material...
by scw1217
Sun Apr 03, 2011 4:05 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: HYPERCRANIALOQUY
Replies: 19
Views: 8363

SCW1217: I noticed it says under your posts you have a "...penchant for spelling anything..." Does this mean you're a great speller or does it mean you have a tendency to spell out everything? Just wondering. Also, it sounds like you had the same high school Chemistry teacher I had! He, too, liked ...
by scw1217
Sun Apr 03, 2011 7:05 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: HYPERCRANIALOQUY
Replies: 19
Views: 8363

Re: April Fool's

Dr. Goodword wrote:Susan,

That's what April Fool's Day is all about. I hope you enjoyed my getting your goat. (Ever wonder why we say that?)
Ah, but you didn't. I knew it was a joke. Still, I could have used it on him! (And might still!)
by scw1217
Sat Apr 02, 2011 9:57 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: HYPERCRANIALOQUY
Replies: 19
Views: 8363

I could have used this word to describe my Chemistry teacher in 11th grade. He was forever saying things that whizzed past us students, and for the most part, was greatly disliked!
by scw1217
Sat Mar 12, 2011 9:53 pm
Forum: Etymology
Topic: Rhythm or Rhythmn?
Replies: 2
Views: 15068

Rhythm or Rhythmn?

Somewhere back in the deep recesses of my childhood, this word was spelled with the "n". However, with the exception of one other person who posed the question to Yahoo Answers, I can't find any comment on this spelling on the web.

Anyone else out there heard of it, and better yet, know why?
by scw1217
Fri Jan 21, 2011 3:28 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: SORORATE
Replies: 3
Views: 2297

We see your alternate term "levirate" in the Bible, Genesis 38:8. It is also referred to in the law Deuteronomy 25:5. (Not the term itself, but the practice of it.)
by scw1217
Thu Sep 09, 2010 2:25 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Yard
Replies: 5
Views: 2628

That's what I thought too!
by scw1217
Mon Sep 06, 2010 2:28 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Yard
Replies: 5
Views: 2628

Yard

My mother said to me today, "Only Americans have 'yards' everywhere else it is a garden" (as in "go out in the yard") I don't know that to be strictly true, but because of her comment I had to look up the word. Interestingly enough, "yard" and "garden" come from the same word. "ground around a house...

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