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by damoge
Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Remission
Replies: 4
Views: 2513

Re: Remission

Philip! What happy news! a bright spot to focus on in an ever-flowing stream of mud.
Thank you so very much for sharing it.
Debby
by damoge
Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Wimp
Replies: 8
Views: 2812

Re: Wimp

BNJ,
WOW! thank you!!

and Philip, wise choice. I wasn't as smart. JUST AWFUL!

Debby
by damoge
Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Am
Replies: 4
Views: 4864

Re: Am

Agree, not widely used. I'd never heard it, and without the explanation would never have understood that to be the meaning, but in my country (USA) it should be spreading far and wide.
I intend to do my part to increase its use.
by damoge
Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Virus
Replies: 7
Views: 2825

Re: Virus

Thank you very much!
That did the trick, I can "hear" it now.
by damoge
Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Virus
Replies: 7
Views: 2825

Re: Virus

Thanks for the link. I went to it, and am no better able to pronounce it now than I was before. I wish they included some kind of written clue to further explain the sound. Is it "goo ey" "goo eh" "djoo eh" "juu ee" I could go on, but I think you get the idea. Any help with this would be appreciated!
by damoge
Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Frigorific
Replies: 4
Views: 2210

Re: Frigorific

I have a friend from Brazil whose name is Adilson, pronounced
ad jil son. Is a good way for me to remember how to approach new words.
by damoge
Thu Mar 19, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Dolor
Replies: 15
Views: 5765

Re: Dolor

I had post-viral encephalitis. I was on an overloaded neurology ward at a major teaching hospital. I was hospitalized for more than 3 months. I was blind, able to feel bodily functions as never before or since (could feel food being digested or not, blood circulating or infiltrating), discovered all...
by damoge
Mon Mar 16, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Dolor
Replies: 15
Views: 5765

Re: Dolor

an anecdote While hospitalized a long time ago, I was in a 4 bed room. One of the women was Hispanic, and woke crying and screaming at about 1 a.m. each day for several days in a row. During one of those episodes, the nurse kept asking her questions: What's the matter? What do you need? and then fin...
by damoge
Fri Mar 06, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Aposematic
Replies: 2
Views: 3707

Re: Aposematic

Three cheers for your mother! My mother exhibited what she thought of other's POV by just wearing whatever SHE liked. She created quite a sartorial stir when visiting Japan in her 60s. She wore a bright pink suit... a definite no no in the eyes of that country, for a woman of her age. However, we we...
by damoge
Tue Mar 03, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Fleeting
Replies: 3
Views: 3503

Re: Fleeting

Fleet became obsolete two centuries ago,
Fleet of foot?

how about a fleet of boats, also called a flotilla at times. Either one or both related?
by damoge
Wed Feb 26, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Crepitation
Replies: 16
Views: 7626

Re: Crepitation

I have no literary citation, just the memory of childhood, hearing the word in the phrase "the crepitation of paper", usually around birthday time when swags were hung as part of the celebration. I thought it meant the sound of crepe paper.
Oh well, we don't always get it right just from context.
by damoge
Sun Feb 16, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Amorous
Replies: 8
Views: 4986

Re: Amorous

Actually, Luke, I was speaking to the Good Doctor.
I too remember amo amas amat, and my mother's joking
Cicero, Ciceras, Cicerat (first C hard) even though that could not exist.
by damoge
Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Amorous
Replies: 8
Views: 4986

Re: Amorous

"it serves us all well to remember that the touchstone of love is motherly love—etymologically speaking, that is." Why did you decide to imply exceptions? Your statement applies etymologically and biologically as well. If there are cases (and we all know there are) where this is betrayed or withheld...
by damoge
Sun Feb 09, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: philoxenia
Replies: 4
Views: 4011

Re: philoxenia

I like both forms of the word, but more especially the reverse of this one. Would that that word had more application today.
by damoge
Tue Jan 28, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Marcescent
Replies: 5
Views: 3881

Re: Marcescent

First, my thanks to the Good Doctor for responding so quickly to my note about this word. While I did not know this word, growing up in New England I was much aware of the oaks that fit this category. I'll have to do some research on other types that do this, as I'm not familiar with them. You're ri...

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