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by Slava
Sat Apr 21, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Shambolic
Replies: 4
Views: 469

Re: Shambolic

Good idea, we sure are fracked.
by Slava
Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Shambolic
Replies: 4
Views: 469

Re: Shambolic

I propose a new family member: shambolicification, making a shambles of.

Americans are currently witnessing the shambolicification of their country's international credibility.
by Slava
Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Onerous
Replies: 1
Views: 329

Re: Onerous

Here is a much delayed Onus. It was done almost a year ago, but never made it to the Agora.
by Slava
Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: ONUS
Replies: 0
Views: 137

ONUS

This is the word of the day for 2/21/17. It doesn't appear to have made it to the Agora then: • onus • Pronunciation: o-nês • Hear it! Part of Speech: Noun Meaning: An unpleasant or unfortunate duty or obligation, the burden of responsibility. Notes: Today's Good Word appears in the legal term onus ...
by Slava
Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Alabandical
Replies: 3
Views: 1023

Re: Alabandical

Ah, but consider the crossword or Scrabble value.
by Slava
Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Defibrilator
Replies: 1
Views: 155

Re: Defibrilator

I expect most people think of this machine as something that helps "jumpstart" a heart that has stopped beating. Is that essentially what it does, or does there have to some kind of fibrillation, some activity, for it to work?
by Slava
Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Site News
Topic: We are on the new e-mail server
Replies: 13
Views: 2866

Re: We are on the new e-mail server

The switch to text appears to have gone through properly. I didn't get the Word for the 16th, but since then they have made it.
by Slava
Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Dicker
Replies: 1
Views: 359

Re: Dicker

I'm not too clear on how this came to mean bargain. Any suggestions?
by Slava
Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Obtrude
Replies: 1
Views: 348

Re: Obtrude

I wonder if Taylor Maide's nickname is "Flash" or "Sparky".
by Slava
Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Retort
Replies: 0
Views: 182

Retort

If an alembic is a retort, what makes a good comeback a retort, too?
by Slava
Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Smidgen
Replies: 1
Views: 263

Re: Smidgen

A fun word, even if we don't know where it comes from.
by Slava
Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Dactylography
Replies: 1
Views: 188

Re: Dactylography

This helps make chicken-scratch and crabbed handwriting even more sensible.
by Slava
Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Site News
Topic: We are on the new e-mail server
Replies: 13
Views: 2866

Re: We are on the new e-mail server

I got mine, too. Now let's see if the switch to text from html goes through.
by Slava
Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Emollient
Replies: 2
Views: 559

Re: Emollient

I didn't know that mojo meant sauce in Spanish. It gives quite a different take on "get your mojo on."

"Such a saucy fellow." :shock:
by Slava
Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Cravat
Replies: 0
Views: 411

Cravat

A kind of tie/neck-wear. Now, how many of you knew it comes from Croatia, in name and people? Does that make it eponymous, or is that only for things named after specific persons?

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