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by sluggo
Sat Jan 30, 2010 11:36 am
Forum: Slang
Topic: The Slang Generation Checkup
Replies: 47
Views: 145508

I agree with Slava here-- IMHO we never use an apostrophe to make a plural under any circumstance. It's still the most distracting thing about reading the New York Times where they still employ the "1960's" format. To me that reads "Nineteen-sixty is". And I really wonder if the lax application of t...
by sluggo
Fri Jan 29, 2010 12:48 pm
Forum: Res Diversae
Topic: Poverty
Replies: 20
Views: 15054

That was just a guess as to what the question was. As originally worded I thought it was suggested that grinding was used as a gerund ("the grinding")- a usage I've never actually heard. If the question is on adjectival use, well that would be very hard to pin down, as we all apply whatever adjectiv...
by sluggo
Fri Jan 29, 2010 12:42 pm
Forum: WELCOME HOME!
Topic: Latin's descendants
Replies: 115
Views: 103737

I dunno- everything looks right.

Have you paid the site embolden fee? Is your computer stocked up with embolding fluid?

:lol:
by sluggo
Fri Jan 29, 2010 12:34 pm
Forum: Res Diversae
Topic: Poverty
Replies: 20
Views: 15054

Ah, those are adjectives though. Seems to me adjectival use is a wide open field. I thought the intention here was grinding used as a gerund.

And/or possibly related to the idiom "back to the old grind".
by sluggo
Fri Jan 29, 2010 4:08 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Camerate
Replies: 6
Views: 2912

LukeJavan8 wrote:True, and there is another use for camera
regarding chamber which slips me now. I need do
some research (Perhaps some European legislature??)
I believe my distinguished colleague from Frozenwasteistan refers to the bicameral legislature?
by sluggo
Fri Jan 29, 2010 4:04 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: CATAWAMPUS
Replies: 8
Views: 4911

Re: catawampus

I've also heard a few people use "kitty" instead of "cata" or "cater" in these words. Probably originally intended as a humorous variant from "cat" to "kitty." I'm in Louisiana, so I don't know how widespread this is. I just heard the word for the first time, as kittywampus . This use came from Min...
by sluggo
Fri Jan 29, 2010 3:55 am
Forum: WELCOME HOME!
Topic: Latin's descendants
Replies: 115
Views: 103737

How do you get the route/rout pronunciation as coming from the media? I've always said root, but the locals here have always said rout, at least since my family moved here in '68. It's much like the awnt/ant cOntroversy/contrOversy. A personal theory but I believe route > rout comes from the NFL an...
by sluggo
Fri Jan 29, 2010 3:48 am
Forum: Res Diversae
Topic: PALINDROMES
Replies: 22
Views: 15950

Alexander Popov used a coherer attached to a vertical wire designed to record atmospheric disturbances. One of the early experimenters with electricity, magnetism and eventually radio waves. He's not me, even if I've been known to Popov now and again... :roll: But thank ye for the goodly time. Oops-...
by sluggo
Thu Jan 28, 2010 10:03 pm
Forum: Res Diversae
Topic: PALINDROMES
Replies: 22
Views: 15950

The first, as always.
But is it a sentence?

Another, related to my former career:

"I madam, I made radio! I dared!
Am I mad?? AM I??"

It should be on my tombstone.
by sluggo
Thu Jan 28, 2010 9:58 pm
Forum: WELCOME HOME!
Topic: Latin's descendants
Replies: 115
Views: 103737

i've gotta disagree and land somewhere in between. To the extent that media becomes/has become ubiquitous, I believe it does smooth out some regionalism. It doesn't wipe it out, thankfully --we still generally retain the patterns of the environment of our early childhoods-- but the more we hear of t...
by sluggo
Thu Jan 28, 2010 9:42 pm
Forum: The Rebel-Yankee Test
Topic: Do you pronounce the "r" in Mrs.?
Replies: 38
Views: 83084

There are others; I couldn't've thought of them at the time of course.. :shock:
beck123 wrote: I'll shelve that for now.
:lol:
by sluggo
Thu Jan 28, 2010 9:33 pm
Forum: Slang
Topic: Can't explain to a foreigner "Shut up and eat your shri
Replies: 13
Views: 19394

I feel pretty strongly that we should keep our topics pristinely on-topci as we always have here (:lol:), and that this deserves its own thread. So having not found any pre-existing, I put one here.
by sluggo
Thu Jan 28, 2010 9:25 pm
Forum: Res Diversae
Topic: PALINDROMES
Replies: 22
Views: 15950

PALINDROMES

The Palindrome Dome: post your faves. My favorite, if I were forced to select one, would be: "Do good? I?? No! Evil anon I deliver; I maim nine more hero-men in Saginaw; sanitary sword a-tuck, Carol, I ... Lo! Rack-cut a drowsy rat in Aswan! I gas nine more hero-men in Miami. Reviled, I (Nona) live ...
by sluggo
Thu Jan 28, 2010 4:02 pm
Forum: Slang
Topic: Can't explain to a foreigner "Shut up and eat your shri
Replies: 13
Views: 19394

I'm subtle that way.

It's a cool palindrome. Me like de cool palindromes.

Note to thread: this thread is a duplicate, or to paraphrase the comparitive religion list, this shrimp happened before.
by sluggo
Thu Jan 28, 2010 3:56 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: BASILECT
Replies: 17
Views: 10782

Well Luke, first of all it's not true you can't post pictures. You can, but it is iffy and as I remember a bit counterintuitive. I admit if I were do one now I'd have to look up a post where it was already done and try to mimic the method, because the IMG button doesn't work straightforwardly... How...

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