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by LukeJavan8
Thu Jan 28, 2010 2:20 pm
Forum: The Rebel-Yankee Test
Topic: Yall and yuns
Replies: 29
Views: 41869

I remember the conversation.
Another beauty of our language. "youse" looks like
"house" and "mouse". Irishism: I think you are right.
I seem to remember "me sainted grandmither"
speaking thusly.

Sluggish = Me. Being semi-retired it is wonderful.
by LukeJavan8
Thu Jan 28, 2010 1:59 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Gnarly
Replies: 33
Views: 10951

Gnostic
Knapsack
Me too, I'd like to know.
by LukeJavan8
Thu Jan 28, 2010 1:58 pm
Forum: The Rebel-Yankee Test
Topic: Yall and yuns
Replies: 29
Views: 41869

In another post, I forget where, Beck and I were discussing the advantages and beauty of dialects. I think we are on the same page. I appreciate the comments however, sluggo, and I hope the media do not destroy the diversity. I love to hear Brits and Aussies speak. Also a good Sutherner from Carolin...
by LukeJavan8
Thu Jan 28, 2010 1:53 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: APERCU
Replies: 11
Views: 3403

When I clicked off the post,
the little widow (containing cedilla) was on the screen.
Something else I have to learn: it was under, rather
than on top of the posting.
by LukeJavan8
Thu Jan 28, 2010 1:50 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: APERCU
Replies: 11
Views: 3403

Golly Day! You've taught me more in one post than I have ever seen. THANK YOU. I have only been using a computer (other than writing letters and posting student grades) for about 2 years. I am totally self taught: bought the think, plugged it in, and have been asking for help. I will be learning for...
by LukeJavan8
Thu Jan 28, 2010 1:38 pm
Forum: WELCOME HOME!
Topic: Latin's descendants
Replies: 115
Views: 82753

[quote="beck123"]There is a tremendous breaking-up of English [i]today[/i], never mind Latin 1500 years ago: it just doesn't reach the textbooks. And it's inevitable, so we may as well revel in it. Just imagine John Kerry trying to have a conversation with an inner-city kid who was raised ...
by LukeJavan8
Thu Jan 28, 2010 1:32 pm
Forum: WELCOME HOME!
Topic: Latin's descendants
Replies: 115
Views: 82753

[quote="beck123"]And founded with Alexander Graham Bell's money, in fact. Bell had two daughters, one of whom married a Grosvener (and if you follow NG, you'll recognize that name) and the other David Fairchild, a well-known biologist and founder of the early-20th-Century seed importation ...
by LukeJavan8
Thu Jan 28, 2010 1:27 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: PALL
Replies: 12
Views: 3388

Re: PALL MALL

[quote="Dr. Goodword"][i]Pall-mall[/i] was originally a croquet-like game involving hitting a ball with a mallet through a ring, from Fr. [i]pallemaille[/i], itself from Italian [i]pallamaglio[/i], from palla "ball" + maglio "mallet." Legend has it that [i]Pall Mall[/i]...
by LukeJavan8
Thu Jan 28, 2010 1:26 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: PALL
Replies: 12
Views: 3388

[quote="beck123"]The RC meaning is probably the same as the first definition - a cloth covering the body, in this case Christ's body. The parallel seems obvious to me, but what do I know. I haven't been able to figure out how to add an avatar to my profile, yet. Can somebody help? We need ...
by LukeJavan8
Thu Jan 28, 2010 1:25 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: PALL
Replies: 12
Views: 3388

[quote="Slava"][quote="beck123"]I haven't been able to figure out how to add an avatar to my profile, yet. Can somebody help? We need to liven up the visuals in these fora.[/quote]I believe all you need to do is link to an address that has the picture you want to use. You do this...
by LukeJavan8
Thu Jan 28, 2010 1:21 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Gnarly
Replies: 33
Views: 10951

I definitely need an avatar.
by LukeJavan8
Thu Jan 28, 2010 1:21 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Gnarly
Replies: 33
Views: 10951

I am most definitely posting from the frozen state of Knebraska where the temp right now is 5 deg. But it is knot knockwurst but peaknut and jelly. Don't know how to use a Wifi thingie. /We definitely have wickedwichets called weather. Hurting us seriously the winter. I like the wicket wichet: carwi...
by LukeJavan8
Thu Jan 28, 2010 1:14 pm
Forum: The Rebel-Yankee Test
Topic: Yall and yuns
Replies: 29
Views: 41869

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TWENTY-FOUR same rules I learned: spell out 1-9 and numerals for the rest, and never begin a sentence with a numeral. Of course Lincoln's "Four score and ten years ago...." would probably beg to differ. Todays world is a different one, for sure, and the movie "10" started it (yuk...
by LukeJavan8
Thu Jan 28, 2010 1:06 pm
Forum: Etymology
Topic: A Load of Bull (or Cow?)
Replies: 8
Views: 14564

Now that is a new one on me: cow patty bingo. We have lots of kinds of bingo, but never seen that one: how's it work (I am almost afraid to ask)? At one time our city had the world's largest stockyards, before the beef industry moved the processing out of the city to the rural communities where a be...
by LukeJavan8
Thu Jan 28, 2010 1:02 pm
Forum: Res Diversae
Topic: Panjandrum
Replies: 2
Views: 2578

Skinem:
Being a Grand Panjandrum in my presence,
I bow to Your Excellency.

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