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by uncronopio
Thu May 05, 2005 9:56 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: amanuensis
Replies: 1
Views: 3402


One who writes from dictation or copies manuscript; literary assistant. It also refers to a secretary or person in an office support position.
by uncronopio
Tue May 03, 2005 8:02 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Frivolous
Replies: 3
Views: 5762

Rather than frivolous wouldn't the discussion be trivial?
by uncronopio
Wed Apr 27, 2005 7:17 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: relic
Replies: 19
Views: 20159


relic : something that has survived from the past, such as an object or custom. The religious media frenzy of the last couple of weeks reminded me of another meaning for the word: 'part of the body of a saint or something supposedly used by or associated with a saint, venerated as holy'. When I was...
by uncronopio
Wed Apr 27, 2005 7:10 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: hawkish
Replies: 1
Views: 3408


hawkish: adj favouring the use or display of force rather than diplomacy to achieve foreign policy goals.
by uncronopio
Fri Apr 22, 2005 2:47 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Hagiographic/hagiographical
Replies: 5
Views: 7279


1. A hagiography. 2. idealising its subject: said of a biography. Related: Hagiography: 1. a book or writing, or an assemblage of these, about the lives of saints. 2. Such books or writings as a field of study. Example: The book was authorised, not critical, and its intent was somewhat hagiographical.
by uncronopio
Fri Apr 22, 2005 2:25 am
Forum: Etymology
Topic: To Insure Prompt Service = TIPS
Replies: 23
Views: 42803

Tipping is not common in Australia, except for fancy restaurants. I would rather prefer to have decent salaries from a start including in the prices over tipping at customers' discretion. It is interesting that tipping only seems to be common in restaurants. Have you ever received a tip for doing yo...
by uncronopio
Fri Apr 22, 2005 2:20 am
Forum: Languages of the World
Topic: Habemus papam
Replies: 24
Views: 34560

I see that the Pope was too slow in internet time. His domain name is already for sale in ebay. He has only until May 1 to bid for it.
by uncronopio
Thu Apr 21, 2005 12:55 am
Forum: Res Diversae
Topic: Honesty Pot
Replies: 8
Views: 10885

We do have a 'honesty jar' and a 'swearing jar' at work. If a tea cup is 50c and biscuits (cookies) 20c and one is paying with, say, five bucks one just puts the note in the jar and gets the change from there.

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