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by Slava
Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Cravat
Replies: 0
Views: 501

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?
by Slava
Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Pheromone
Replies: 3
Views: 498

Re: Pheromone

I took a quick shot on the Internot and pherome doesn't show up at all.
by Slava
Tue Apr 03, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Fedifragous
Replies: 5
Views: 759

Re: Fedifragous

If we use the verb as the agent noun, would a fedifract be an infidel?
by Slava
Mon Apr 02, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Quietus
Replies: 1
Views: 298

Quietus

We've had several words formed from this one, but not it itself. I'm not suggesting taking out a bare bodkin, but perhaps this would be a good Good Word?
by Slava
Mon Apr 02, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Capital
Replies: 1
Views: 389

Re: Capital

Maybe this helps explain why some believe that executing drug dealers is a capital idea? :shock:
by Slava
Mon Apr 02, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Unguent
Replies: 3
Views: 565

Re: Unguent

I've always enjoyed the phrase "pungent unguent." :)
by Slava
Mon Apr 02, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Attorney
Replies: 1
Views: 329

Re: Attorney

Good idea. I'll second it.
by Slava
Wed Mar 28, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Res Diversae
Topic: Perfect Name
Replies: 0
Views: 1580

Perfect Name

I believe some call these aptonyms, or something along those line. Whatever you call it, I'd say that Mr. Sipher picked the perfect career when he decided to join the CIA and become a spy.

What's even better is that this a real person and real career.
by Slava
Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: ferrule
Replies: 1
Views: 1353

Re: ferrule

I'll second this. I'm surprised it hasn't already been done. How else are people going to know what the thing on the pointed end of an umbrella is?
by Slava
Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: O'Clock
Replies: 3
Views: 550

Re: O'Clock

My fun date is 9/11, when the Berlin Wall fell.
by Slava
Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Pudding
Replies: 6
Views: 881

Re: Pudding

I guess it is not related to puddle: n. early 14c., "small pool of dirty water," frequentative or diminutive of Old English pudd "ditch," related to German pudeln "to splash in water" (cf. poodle ). Originally used of pools and ponds as well. v. "to dabble in water...
by Slava
Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Res Diversae
Topic: New Phobia
Replies: 2
Views: 2462

New Phobia

I recently learned of a new phobia, ochrephobia.

It's the fear of being covered in gold paint. A form of gilt complex.
by Slava
Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Abhor
Replies: 3
Views: 455

Re: Abhor

Apparently, the connection with today's word is via the image of the hair stiffening on the backs of scared animals. See: HORRIPILATE and Horripilate for more on this. For me of late, I've taken hate to be the big one, beyond which there is nothing worse. I've been attempting to limit my use of it,...
by Slava
Wed Mar 21, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Amblyopia
Replies: 1
Views: 259

Re: Amblyopia

This was a theme word in "Peanuts" for a while. Linus had to wear a patch to correct it.
by Slava
Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Res Diversae
Topic: Janissary
Replies: 0
Views: 1992

Janissary

A completely loyal underling. Does it carry negative connotations, like myrmidon? I'm thinking it could be used for people who support an unsupportable leader. Thoughts? :?:

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