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by Slava
Wed Nov 01, 2017 7:33 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Foment
Replies: 3
Views: 410

Re: Foment

I never knew the warming, healing aspect of foment.
by Slava
Wed Nov 01, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: -ump words
Replies: 3
Views: 513

Re: -ump words

Interesting observation, and good question. Can it really be just one great big coincidence?
by Slava
Wed Nov 01, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Reboisement
Replies: 0
Views: 197

Reboisement

Pronounced, though from French, re-boys-ment.

A nice way of saying reforestation. And it is even meant for areas that used to have trees being re-treed for climate and moisture reasons.
by Slava
Wed Nov 01, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Reboisement
Replies: 0
Views: 83

Reboisement

Pronounced, though from French, as re-boys-ment.

A nice way of saying reforestation. And it is even meant for areas that used to have trees being re-treed for climate and moisture reasons.
by Slava
Wed Oct 25, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: Idioms
Topic: The man on the Clapham omnibus
Replies: 2
Views: 6562

Re: The man on the Clapham omnibus

Does "see how it flies in Peoria" work?

I guess "man on the corner" is too non-specific.
by Slava
Wed Oct 25, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Nary
Replies: 1
Views: 165

Re: Nary

...never a was reduced to ne'er a was reduced to nary.

Does this make "nary a" a redundant phrase?
by Slava
Mon Oct 23, 2017 10:17 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Baleful
Replies: 5
Views: 1630

Re: Baleful

Other than here, I don't believe I have ever seen baleful used in sense 1. It's always bee related to a glance or other ocular term.
by Slava
Mon Oct 23, 2017 10:13 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Asinine
Replies: 1
Views: 321

Re: Asinine

"He's a snake." Can a "she" be a snake? Or does she need to be a specific snake, i.e. viper? Which leads me to another query, can a "he" be a viper? They feel rather specific to me.
by Slava
Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Anguine
Replies: 3
Views: 478

Re: Anguine

'Tis also related to the root of Anguilla, a UK territory in the Caribbean.
by Slava
Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:37 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Hackney
Replies: 2
Views: 531

Re: Hackney

I should imagine we could have a hackney hacker looking for hackneyed passwords.
by Slava
Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:33 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: apprehend - comprehend
Replies: 6
Views: 1165

Re: apprehend - comprehend

Judging by the definition given, perpend doesn't equate with apprehend/comprehend. There have been many times I have perpended something only never to comprehend just what it is I'm supposed to apprehend.

Any thoughts on forms? Perpended/perpent, perpension?
by Slava
Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:25 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Suffuse
Replies: 1
Views: 269

Re: Suffuse

How's this one work:

I like to perfuse my pancakes with syrup, and I often lift the top one so I may suffuse the stack with yet more.
by Slava
Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:21 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Dasn't
Replies: 2
Views: 178

Re: Dasn't

Try making negative contractions of regular verbs. It's both weird and fun.

I surfn't the Web very often.
He readn't books. (Which could explain the grammar, there.)
by Slava
Sun Oct 22, 2017 7:45 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Epichoric
Replies: 1
Views: 771

Re: Epichoric

Looks to be most often used in the sense of "local". Check out Wikipedia's page on Ancient Greek Alphabets.
by Slava
Sun Oct 22, 2017 7:34 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Smite
Replies: 1
Views: 412

Re: Smite

"The world has been smitten by a great economic crisis."

This may be available, but I'm sure I for one wouldn't accept it. Smitten is too far gone into the love factor that that is it for me.

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