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by LukeJavan8
Sat Oct 20, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Slough
Replies: 8
Views: 903

Re: Slough

Yes, and I love it.
I missed it in your entry above. Slaw is around here in many ways
and on lots of menus, with or without the 'cole' prefixing it.
Thanks for the update.
by LukeJavan8
Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Brilliantine
Replies: 3
Views: 582

Re: Brilliantine

Boy, do I remember Brycreme used on my unruly hair.
Now I wish I had the hair. :lol:
by LukeJavan8
Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Slough
Replies: 8
Views: 903

Re: Slough

Can't say as I've heard of the salad concoction.
We have many canal-like trenches in the western
part of our 500 mile wide state that connect bodies
of water. They are called 'sloughs'.
by LukeJavan8
Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Onomastic
Replies: 1
Views: 446

Re: Onomastic

This subject has always fascinated me. I have books and bookmarks
online for reference. A columnist in the local newspaper writes
a column weekly. For instance "el" in 108 Hebrew names:
Daniel, Rachel, Michael, Elizabeth, Gabriel, Elkanah, Joel,
Elijah, Elisha, etc.
by LukeJavan8
Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Maladroit
Replies: 4
Views: 757

Re: Maladroit

Yes, my father was a great contributor to the language. I remember him emerging from the lavatory one day and declaring that "constipation is the thief of time" - surely a vastly superior epithet to the established 'procrastination' version His thoughts on time spent in the loo are mine e...
by LukeJavan8
Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Maladroit
Replies: 4
Views: 757

Re: Maladroit

AMBISINISTROUS a word I shall use the next time I spill a glass
of milk or juice all over the table. thanks. 8)
by LukeJavan8
Fri Sep 28, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Spruik
Replies: 2
Views: 470

Re: Spruik

:lol:
by LukeJavan8
Sun Sep 23, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Nonpareil
Replies: 6
Views: 949

Re: Nonpareil

Certainly not because of sweet and interesting stories any longer if that was the original reason. However I did take time to look it up online and it has a couple the tweeked my interest. I was looking for origin of the name, and my suspicions are that it was simply a clever way of saying 'unequale...
by LukeJavan8
Sat Sep 22, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Calendar
Replies: 2
Views: 556

Re: Calendar

:wink:
by LukeJavan8
Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Privy
Replies: 4
Views: 791

Re: Privy

and adding the plural "s", referring to one's genitals, et. al.
by LukeJavan8
Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Celerity
Replies: 3
Views: 762

Re: Celerity

I too remember that from high school Latin.
by LukeJavan8
Wed Sep 05, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Existential
Replies: 3
Views: 639

Re: Existential

:D
by LukeJavan8
Thu Aug 30, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Rococo
Replies: 2
Views: 456

Re: Rococo

When in high school a teacher told us we could keep art
clear in the head by remembering baroque covered every inch
of the work, whereas rococo only covered every other inch.
by LukeJavan8
Wed Aug 22, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Rorulent
Replies: 1
Views: 512

Re: Rorulent

Rorulent is based on the root of roric "pertaining to dew" as 'a roric
luster.......{I had a boy in a class I taught whose name was Roric....
interesting}.
by LukeJavan8
Wed Aug 22, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Desist
Replies: 1
Views: 336

Re: Desist

The Persian "stan" certainly has been used extensively, and shows
the influence of Persia in history in that part of the world.

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