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by misterdoe
Mon Dec 05, 2016 3:54 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Zeugma
Replies: 3
Views: 5052

Re: ZEUGMA

This post was originally under paronomasia but still applies here: An example from the Big Bang Theory : After Raj's sister Priya had put Sheldon in his place after something he said, Leonard responded with, "My girl's licensed to practice law in three countries and your face !" Even Sheldon had to ...
by misterdoe
Mon Dec 05, 2016 3:40 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Ramshackle
Replies: 2
Views: 5052

Re: Ramshackle

This is one of those words I always wondered about. Seemed odd that something would be described in terms that suggested being chained to a goat, but now I see that's not the case.
by misterdoe
Mon Dec 05, 2016 1:14 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Aiyo
Replies: 1
Views: 6219

Re: Aiyo

Ay yo, that's a good suggestion. :)
by misterdoe
Mon Dec 05, 2016 1:13 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Xenophobia
Replies: 1
Views: 1361

Re: Xenophobia

Often words ending in "-phobia" actually depict hatred or intolerance. Much of what's referred to as xenophobia in the news lately is more about hatred and intolerance than fear, it seems to me. Hydrophobia, a symptom of rabies, is actually an inability to swallow liquids but for some reason it woun...
by misterdoe
Sun Dec 04, 2016 9:22 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Wont
Replies: 3
Views: 2081

Re: Wont

The mention of confusion between "want," '''wont," and "won't" reminds me of a radio commercial for a used car dealer that used to run on a few local radio stations in the NYC area about 10-15 years ago. A Bill Clinton sound-alike would ask a stirred-up crowd, "DO YOU have a job? Do ya HAVE fifty-ni...
by misterdoe
Sun Dec 04, 2016 9:03 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Fubsy
Replies: 6
Views: 9955

Re: Fubsy

Always did think "Grandfather" sounded kind of distant. My cousins on my mother's side all called our grandfather "Granddaddy." I think I probably started out calling him that, then began calling my dad's father that. I don't actually recall that, per se, but I can imagine wanting to call them by di...
by misterdoe
Sat Dec 03, 2016 9:42 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Fubsy
Replies: 6
Views: 9955

Re: Fubsy

Although it may sound a little harsh to politically correct Americans, this word is generally used affectionately. A now-retired former supervisor used to talk often about her "fat little grandbaby." :) I'm curious, though: citing my ex-boss's use of "grandbaby" made me think of how people use the ...
by misterdoe
Fri Dec 02, 2016 3:56 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Resplendent
Replies: 4
Views: 2707

Re: Resplendent

"Resplendent" strikes me as redundant in a vocabulary that includes "splendent"... If it ain't broke, don't prefix it.
:lol:

I'd add "preplan," which I hear in funeral home radio commercials. "Pre-" is the only kind of plan. :|
by misterdoe
Fri Dec 02, 2016 1:39 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Resplendent
Replies: 4
Views: 2707

Re: Resplendent

I immediately thought of a line from The Big Bang Theory , where Raj had been featured in an article in Time magazine on young up-and-comers and was on his way to a dinner for all the honorees. He was a little tipsy and more than a little full of himself as he asked Penny, his date (!!), "I am resp...
by misterdoe
Fri Dec 02, 2016 1:33 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Fubsy
Replies: 6
Views: 9955

Re: Fubsy

Fubsy sounds kind of like baby talk. :?
by misterdoe
Fri Dec 02, 2016 1:57 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Sapphic
Replies: 21
Views: 10084

Re: Sapphic

Perry: I always understood that Paul was referring to a saying that Cretans were liars, meaning "that witness is true" would be verifying that 'yes, people really do say that' rather than 'yes, Cretans really are a bunch of liars.' But I could be wrong :?
by misterdoe
Fri Dec 02, 2016 1:52 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Sapphic
Replies: 21
Views: 10084

Re: Sapphic

The Fourth Crusade... the Christians who worshipped in Latin murdered and plundered the Christians who worshipped the same liturgy in Greek. Not really the same. Remember approximately a century and a half before that crusade, the Bishop of Rome and the Patriarch (?) of Constantinople had excommuni...
by misterdoe
Tue Nov 29, 2016 9:04 pm
Forum: WELCOME HOME!
Topic: Different word pronunciations?
Replies: 2
Views: 37054

Re: Different word pronunciations?

It's possible that you're getting your pronunciations from television or some other form of media. When you mentioned "wooter" I thought immediately of a Saturday Night Live sketch ("Bronx Talk") featuring Maya Rudolph, Amy Poehler, and Tina Fey in which Tina's character, who said "wooter," was from...
by misterdoe
Tue Nov 29, 2016 8:48 pm
Forum: WELCOME HOME!
Topic: Where oh where is everybody else?
Replies: 6
Views: 8167

Where oh where is everybody else?

I suspect that there was some change to the board that got everyone unsubscribed, as apparently happened to me. Some time ago I did an "Alphadictionary" search in my Gmail account and saw that my last message received was in August!! :shock: Was there some large-scale change that unsubscribed member...
by misterdoe
Tue Nov 29, 2016 8:42 pm
Forum: WELCOME HOME!
Topic: Where o where is Lukejavan88?
Replies: 22
Views: 47277

Re: Where o where is Lukejavan88?

If anyone reads this can you please help. I don't receive the daily word emails any longer. And I am cut off from receiving notice when someone posts on a thread I am commenting on. I had also not been receiving notices of new posts, though I was getting notices of responses. :? I did a little look...

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