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by Dr. Goodword
Thu Feb 17, 2005 8:15 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: DOOZY
Replies: 3
Views: 4105

DOOZY

• doozy • Pronunciation: du-zee Part of Speech: Noun Meaning: A pip, a beaut, a lulu, a humdinger, a lollapalooza, in other words, an epitome, prime example, something truly extraordinary in its class. Notes: Although I've equated lulu, beaut, humdinger, and lollapalooza in today's definition, this...
by Dr. Goodword
Tue Feb 15, 2005 12:15 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: LAMENT
Replies: 2
Views: 5359

LAMENT

• lament • Pronunciation: lê-ment • Hear it! Part of Speech: Transitive verb, Noun Meaning: 1. [Verb] To express grief, mourning, sorrow. 2. [Verb] To regret, feel grief or sorrow. 3. [Noun] A written or oral expression of grief or mourning, such as a poem or song. Notes: Today's word has a rich if...
by Dr. Goodword
Sun Feb 13, 2005 10:04 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: VALENTINE - A Preview (comments welcome)
Replies: 36
Views: 33052

Valentine

I did, indeed, Apo. Thanks for sharing it--even though it did leave me a bit envious.
by Dr. Goodword
Sun Feb 13, 2005 11:38 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: VALENTINE - A Preview (comments welcome)
Replies: 36
Views: 33052

VALENTINE - A Preview (comments welcome)

• Valentine • Pronunciation: væ-lên-'tayn Part of Speech: Noun, Verb Meaning: 1. The name of St. Valentine. 2. A gift or card sent or given to a sweetheart of loved one on St. Valentine's Day, February 14, a day that celebrates love. 3. The sweetheart or loved one to whom a St. Valentine's Day card...
by Dr. Goodword
Sun Feb 13, 2005 11:32 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: MANTRA
Replies: 11
Views: 8265

Tarheels

Tim,

I've bragged about this so many times, I'm not sure if you realized it, but I, too, am from Fayetteville, NC--grew up in the same household as Dr. Language of YDC, in fact. We always had words for each other growing up.
by Dr. Goodword
Sun Feb 13, 2005 11:28 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: INFANTRY
Replies: 16
Views: 14177

Infantry

I try to find words that tell a story about us and where we come from, how we really think, what we are currently up to. Other WotDs aim at vocabulary building--and most of our words are chosen for that, too. However, the words of a language draw a map of the people who speak them and, to use your m...
by Dr. Goodword
Sun Feb 13, 2005 11:23 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: LOVE
Replies: 2
Views: 5067

LOVE

• love • Pronunciation: lêv Part of Speech: Noun & Transitive verb Meaning : 1. A deep affection and respect for. 2. A sexual passion for someone or something. 3. Zero points in tennis scoring. Notes: We picked this Good Word for today to make sure you are ready for tomorrow, St. Valentine's Da...
by Dr. Goodword
Sat Feb 12, 2005 12:52 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Mystery Word
Replies: 3
Views: 5962

Serencified

It comes up only once in a Google search, a Canadian forum message that has been taken down. This suggests that it is idiolectic, i.e. part of the "dialect" of individuals and not widely known.

I never heard of it in North Carolina, Michigan, or Pennsylvania.
by Dr. Goodword
Sat Feb 12, 2005 12:49 am
Forum: Idioms
Topic: "Just kill me now!"
Replies: 7
Views: 14698

Just kill me now

I think it came from here:

http://www.swapmeetdave.com/Humor/Cats/Kill.htm

I could be mistaken.
by Dr. Goodword
Sat Feb 12, 2005 12:26 am
Forum: WELCOME HOME!
Topic: Welcome to our new Agora
Replies: 99
Views: 151138

Feeling familiar

Well, it takes a while to build an Agora group but I'm happy to hear some familiar voices already. Feels good. I'm off on my third major language website in 10 years (Web of Online Dictionaries, yourDictionary, Alpha Dictionary). Business problems forced me out of yourDictionary. This site and the c...
by Dr. Goodword
Sat Feb 12, 2005 12:14 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: INFANTRY
Replies: 16
Views: 14177

INFANTRY

• infantry • Pronunciation: in-fên-tri • Hear it! Part of Speech: Noun Meaning: The foot-soldiers in the military Notes: I thought we needed to look at this Good Word in honor of that branch of the military that is taking the brunt of the action in Iraq and to answer that age-old question: "When wa...
by Dr. Goodword
Fri Feb 11, 2005 9:09 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: MANTRA
Replies: 11
Views: 8265

Example

Wow! That example is better than mine. Wish I'd heard it in time.
by Dr. Goodword
Fri Feb 11, 2005 9:08 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Metaphor
Replies: 6
Views: 7697

Metaphors

The definition is only slightly off: metaphors are not completely true but they are partially. For example, if I call someone a pig, I don't mean that they have a wet snout, a curly tail, and a tempting haunch, but only that they eat too much. In other words, a metaphor is the use of a word implying...
by Dr. Goodword
Fri Feb 11, 2005 12:48 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: MANTRA
Replies: 11
Views: 8265

MANTRA

• mantra • Pronunciation: mæn-trê Part of Speech: Noun Meaning: 1. A sacred phrase of Hinduism, usually taken from the Vedas, repeated in prayer or meditation as an invocation to the gods. 2. Any phrase that is monotonously repeated over and over. Notes: Today's word comes straight from Sanskrit bu...
by Dr. Goodword
Thu Feb 10, 2005 11:02 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 6
Views: 7061

Oxymoron

A good one. We will do it.

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