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by LukeJavan8
Tue Oct 24, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Worry
Replies: 2
Views: 192

Re: Worry

Mi grandmither of sainted mem'ry used
it a lot in the sense of def. 2 above, which prompted
my query. She'd say "you worry that so much it will break", and
such like.
by LukeJavan8
Sun Oct 22, 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Primogeniture
Replies: 3
Views: 569

Re: Primogeniture

Per the last decade the first born, male or female, can inherit the throne. But Princess Charlottes offspring will not inherit any title whereas her brothers will. Primogeniture in UK still pretty much male oriented. As Princess Anne's kids got no title. Belgium, Holland, Sweden, etc. firstborn can ...
by LukeJavan8
Thu Oct 19, 2017 12:26 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Probity
Replies: 3
Views: 226

Re: Probity

yes.
by LukeJavan8
Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:54 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Waif
Replies: 1
Views: 139

Re: Waif

Another word which brings to mind Oliver Twist.
by LukeJavan8
Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:17 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Corporeal
Replies: 3
Views: 436

Re: Corporeal

And in the Catholic Church the "corporal" is the square
piece of cloth placed on the altar upon which the
bread and wine to be consecrated are placed during
the Eucharist or the Mass.
by LukeJavan8
Sun Oct 08, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Avatar
Replies: 1
Views: 151

Re: Avatar

Why no avatar on this site, Perry?
by LukeJavan8
Sat Oct 07, 2017 11:04 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Rapscallion
Replies: 1
Views: 108

Re: Rapscallion

This word always gives me visions of the gang in Oliver Twist,
notably the Artful Dodger.
by LukeJavan8
Fri Oct 06, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Disbosom
Replies: 4
Views: 264

Re: Disbosom

Not a word I'll ever use.
by LukeJavan8
Sat Sep 30, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Limpid
Replies: 5
Views: 372

Re: Limpid

I'll piggyback on that, it's not in my vocab.
by LukeJavan8
Fri Sep 29, 2017 12:07 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Fettle
Replies: 4
Views: 851

Re: Fettle

That's even before me.
by LukeJavan8
Tue Sep 26, 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Snafu
Replies: 6
Views: 677

Re: Snafu

Abbreviations like snafu I can live with, but I don't speak
'textese' and gratefully so.
by LukeJavan8
Sat Sep 16, 2017 12:45 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: A
Replies: 3
Views: 201

Re: A

And our Home: "America".
by LukeJavan8
Sun Sep 10, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Shenanigan
Replies: 1
Views: 125

Re: Shenanigan

I'm sure mi sainted Irish grandmither would claim it for the Irish.
by LukeJavan8
Sat Sep 09, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Shoo
Replies: 6
Views: 430

Re: Shoo

Odd, that.
by LukeJavan8
Thu Sep 07, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Imprimatur
Replies: 2
Views: 171

Re: Imprimatur

Sounds too much like book-burning and censorship to me.

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