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by scw1217
Thu Feb 22, 2007 6:54 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: SOLIPSISM
Replies: 14
Views: 9478

Suzie, I love the saturation of color in your photos, the sheen off the dog's coat is wonderful, and the mist on the waterfall-lovely! I notice this stuff. mark I'm-a-run-of-the-mill-photog Bailey I once had a teacher call me Suzie-Q, and a friend call me Sue. Then there was Sui in high school, but...
by scw1217
Thu Feb 22, 2007 4:48 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: SOLIPSISM
Replies: 14
Views: 9478

Since it was Skinny who recently suggested this word his real name must be Daniel Figueroa
mark nice-ta-meetcha Bailey
Go figuer!

Suzzane, I love your owl and also the waterfall photo!
Thanks so much!
by scw1217
Thu Feb 22, 2007 4:03 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: SOLIPSISM
Replies: 14
Views: 9478

I must say I had a good laugh at your quip "Just in case Daniel Figueroa is not a figment of my imagination".

Also, I always look forward to the In Play section people's names to see if I can figure them out or not.
by scw1217
Wed Jan 31, 2007 9:55 pm
Forum: The Rebel-Yankee Test
Topic: talkin' southern
Replies: 34
Views: 78688

You are making me hungry, Palewriter! The best BBQ in the south (my opinion) is right next door to me. No joke. The smell gets you on the weekends (which is when they are open).
by scw1217
Wed Jan 31, 2007 4:03 pm
Forum: The Rebel-Yankee Test
Topic: talkin' southern
Replies: 34
Views: 78688

Putting in my 2 cents (a little late perhaps), BBQ is chicken or pork and served with BBQ sauce. Steak is grilled.

Yonder is used frequently here, and since my grandparents were farmers all their lives, I do know how much a "mess" is.
by scw1217
Wed Jan 31, 2007 3:32 pm
Forum: The Rebel-Yankee Test
Topic: What's your accent?
Replies: 16
Views: 43753

It told me I was from the Midwest, perhaps Pennsylvania. Funny because I am a "born and raised" Floridian and have never been to PA.

On 2nd notice, I took the Floridian test #1 and it says I am pure. Also, my husband took the accent test and it said he must be from Florida! lol
by scw1217
Wed Jan 31, 2007 9:38 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: lard
Replies: 8
Views: 4161

Gailr, that's what I thought. I cannot imagine myself saying, "He really likes to lard his stories," without picturing "him" smearing it with animal fat.

Stargzr, funny joke!
by scw1217
Tue Jan 30, 2007 6:13 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: lard
Replies: 8
Views: 4161

"The history of Sicily was larded with treachery" (Mario Puzo).
So that's where all the Pork is? Went?

mark not-a-porcine-fan Bailey
:lol: LOL!
by scw1217
Tue Jan 30, 2007 12:44 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: lard
Replies: 8
Views: 4161

lard

Here's a word I hadn't thought of past the cooking aspect. Dictionary.com has it has a noun and a verb with some very interesting meanings. I had never heard of "embellish" as a synonym of "lard", nor had I thought to use it as a verb. Surprising, since I am from the south. Plus, it gives a foreign ...
by scw1217
Sun Jan 14, 2007 9:54 am
Forum: The Rebel-Yankee Test
Topic: Back to Pop vs. Soda vs. Coke
Replies: 13
Views: 31827

Re: A (Cold) Drank?

In central NC where I was raised it was simply a drink [drank] as opposed to a "hard drink". A drink could be a Co-Cola, a Little Orange, a Big Orange (Neehi), a Pepsi, RC Cola (very popular down south). I never heard "coke" until I came north--well, except in movies and on radio. I heard "pop" for...
by scw1217
Sat Jan 13, 2007 2:41 pm
Forum: The Rebel-Yankee Test
Topic: Back to Pop vs. Soda vs. Coke
Replies: 13
Views: 31827

Thank you so much for the link. No wonder pop seems right for me. It's at 100% in all the places I've lived as an Adult, my Southern childhood is shrouded in the mists of time, so it can be discounted, I never drank cokes anyway. mark no-pop-anymore-either Bailey I had a friend whose mother always ...
by scw1217
Sat Jan 13, 2007 10:03 am
Forum: The Rebel-Yankee Test
Topic: Back to Pop vs. Soda vs. Coke
Replies: 13
Views: 31827

Back to Pop vs. Soda vs. Coke

The eternal debate...My father sent me this link. It is proof positive that where I live it is a "Coke".

http://www.popvssoda.com/countystats/total-county.html
by scw1217
Sat Jan 13, 2007 10:02 am
Forum: The Rebel-Yankee Test
Topic: Advanced Rebel-Yankee Test
Replies: 47
Views: 108289

My score was 66% Southern. I think my score would differ though following an afternoon in the presence of my relatives. :lol: My biggest southernism, which was not on the list, is "pilla" instead of pillow, or "winda" instead of "window". My husband would attest to my inability to say those 2 words ...
by scw1217
Wed Dec 20, 2006 8:52 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: sleigh
Replies: 19
Views: 12528

-Ah! a prescriptivist in our midst,
-it is Bob's sled we are talking about, of course.
-I feel if it conveys its intended meaning it's just fine.
-I kinda like the way it's written. [so there :D ]

mark more-Laissez-faire-in-my-editing Bailey
Now there's a name I have not been called yet!
by scw1217
Wed Dec 20, 2006 2:43 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: sleigh
Replies: 19
Views: 12528

Actually, the editor in me wanted a comma after the word sled and the word hills but hey, some might not like commas. A sled, usually a small toy for sliding down hills, though a bobsled can accommodate 4 or more people. mark comma-rich-text Bailey I get the idea, but the grammar is still off. Try:...

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