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by scw1217
Mon Aug 31, 2009 2:42 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: SCROOCH
Replies: 11
Views: 5850

I was going to suggest, as Doug Smith did already, "scrunch". I had not heard "scrooch" before and in fact, the spell check doesn't like it!
by scw1217
Sun Aug 09, 2009 4:16 pm
Forum: Idioms
Topic: Fun phrases in Latin
Replies: 38
Views: 45983

Bailey wrote:the site is no longer there.
I see that. That's a shame because it was humorous.
by scw1217
Mon Aug 03, 2009 2:57 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: flimflam / bosh
Replies: 8
Views: 4173

flimflam / bosh

A twofer. My mother referred to someone as being "flimflammed" and that made me look it up. Upon doing so, it was defined with the word "bosh", also an interesting word and one I am adding to my vocabulary. "What a load of bosh!" bosh –noun absurd or foolish talk; nonsense. Origin: 1830–35; < Turk b...
by scw1217
Tue Jul 07, 2009 10:47 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Conquer
Replies: 1
Views: 2701

Conquer

I was interested in the Latin source of this word, which seems to indicated "to search/ask thoroughly". http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/conqueror con·quer Function: verb Inflected Form(s): con·quered; con·quer·ing Etymology: Middle English, to acquire, conquer, from Anglo-French conquerre,...
by scw1217
Fri May 01, 2009 12:36 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: TETCHY
Replies: 5
Views: 3363

Re: TETCHY

Dr. Goodword wrote:at the law firm of Howe, Dewey, Cheatham & Wynn."
Had a good laugh at this one, good Dr.
by scw1217
Thu Mar 12, 2009 9:11 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: GIBLET
Replies: 4
Views: 3032

Re: GIBLET

scw1217, I couldn't fail to disagree with you less, giblet gravy is wonderful. I haven't had any in years, but remember it fondly from family dinners. That, and fighting over who got the ends from the cranberry jelly. Actually, my "MmmMmm" was sincere. It is the only way I'll eat any form of giblet...
by scw1217
Thu Mar 12, 2009 2:40 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: GIBLET
Replies: 4
Views: 3032

the only thing many of us think giblets are good for Some in the south would argue with you there, good Dr. Giblet gravy is a staple at Thanksgiving to go on the "dressin'" "Dressin'" is baked in a rectangular cassarole dish, not inside the bird. Typically the gravy is a chicken/turkey brown gravy ...
by scw1217
Thu Feb 12, 2009 2:04 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: THRENODY
Replies: 5
Views: 3384

Thanks for answering the question!
by scw1217
Sun Feb 08, 2009 4:51 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: THRENODY
Replies: 5
Views: 3384

and tragedy (goat song—don't ask)
Okay, I'm going to ask! Goat song??
by scw1217
Mon Jan 05, 2009 8:42 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Incunabulum
Replies: 1
Views: 2278

Incunabulum

I came across this word, "incunabulum", in a Wikipedia article about the Gutenberg Bible . This Bible is the most famous incunabulum and its production marked the beginning of the mass production of books in the West. And it has an interesting word history ... n. pl. in·cu·nab·u·la (-lə) 1. A book p...
by scw1217
Sat Dec 20, 2008 8:20 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: SILLY
Replies: 3
Views: 2654

It was silly of you Good Dr. to say "wukk" instead of "would". And I loved the reference to Mr. Magoo. I used to laugh myself silly watching him when I was a child. Good memories!
by scw1217
Sat Nov 29, 2008 9:22 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: TURKEY
Replies: 13
Views: 6613

Re: Fact?

Dr. Goodword wrote:
...I distinctly remember the field guide telling the class this very fact.
Careful, scw1217: not fact, but urban legend . . . or would this one be a rural legend?
:o Oh! My goof. I should have chosen a better word. :D
by scw1217
Sat Nov 29, 2008 10:00 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: TURKEY
Replies: 13
Views: 6613

Re: TURKEY

A widely held fallacy is that turkeys look up at the sky with their beaks open during rainstorms and drown as a result. This misconception led to the conclusion that turkeys are stupid birds, hence the second and third meanings of today's holiday word. When my daughter was in 1st grade we took a cl...
by scw1217
Sun Sep 21, 2008 5:56 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: ERSTWHILE
Replies: 16
Views: 8675

I loved the history of this one. Very interesting!
by scw1217
Sat Sep 20, 2008 4:40 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: HUNKER
Replies: 1
Views: 2027

LOL, Good Dr., at "sitting on one's hunkers".

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