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by damoge
Tue Apr 27, 2010 8:46 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: FRANK
Replies: 3
Views: 2635

and being the pedant that I am, let me note, though I'm sure you already know it, that the French no longer use the Franc. They are in the euro-mess. I love the euro. Life's a lot easier when you don't have to change currencies as well as languages every 200 miles or so... This sentiment is not univ...
by damoge
Sat Mar 13, 2010 12:06 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: COMEDO
Replies: 7
Views: 3897

silly you! how old are you? you don't remember??

Teenagers don't laugh at their afflictions, real or perceived!!
by damoge
Thu Mar 11, 2010 12:13 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: COMEDO
Replies: 7
Views: 3897

ugh. and before breakfast, too.
by damoge
Wed Feb 24, 2010 7:43 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: TRUCK
Replies: 13
Views: 6751

<<Go wipe that truck off this minute!>>

makes that usage almost sound familiar!
by damoge
Wed Feb 24, 2010 11:20 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: TRUCK
Replies: 13
Views: 6751

From a cousin in UK. She and her husband are both interested in words and usage. As for truck, to our knowledge it is not used and when we consulted our dictionary, there is an archaic meaning which is odds and ends. Whether this could ultimately become goods of poor quality , who knows . Language i...
by damoge
Tue Feb 23, 2010 10:17 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: TRUCK
Replies: 13
Views: 6751

I'm familiar with 1 2 and 3, but 4 is a mystery to me.

Not in general use in New England, I would say.
by damoge
Sat Feb 20, 2010 9:17 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: OREXIGENIC
Replies: 9
Views: 5249

Got it. Thanks.
by damoge
Sat Feb 20, 2010 7:36 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: OREXIGENIC
Replies: 9
Views: 5249

BTW, my thanks to the powers that be for giving the easy access to the discussion of the words on the page with the new word.
by damoge
Sat Feb 20, 2010 7:35 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: OREXIGENIC
Replies: 9
Views: 5249

I note the word "straight" used here, which stirred up my wondering about the source of all the "ght" words in English: e.g. night, bright, fright, etc. I suspect simplified spelling will overtake this weird formulation as texting, etc. leads people to simplify. I myself in informal situations almo...
by damoge
Fri Feb 12, 2010 12:58 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: FISHWIFE
Replies: 61
Views: 24338

hmmm henpecked by a herring. interesting picture that.
by damoge
Thu Feb 11, 2010 3:59 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: FISHWIFE
Replies: 61
Views: 24338

meaning, he's an old lubber, not an old salt.
by damoge
Tue Feb 09, 2010 12:17 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: AUTOTOMY
Replies: 21
Views: 10363

ah yes, gelatinous masses between the ears. the good old days.

how I miss them.
by damoge
Mon Feb 08, 2010 8:30 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: FISHWIFE
Replies: 61
Views: 24338

Luke, yours was a goodun. Sap's much less so.

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