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by Slava
Sun Apr 25, 2021 6:22 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Perissology
Replies: 1
Views: 1156

Re: Perissology

Ahh, pleonastically repetitive redundancies, aka logorrhea. Has anyone coined "twitterrhea," yet? :twisted:
by Slava
Sun Apr 25, 2021 6:17 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Rue
Replies: 1
Views: 221

Re: Rue

I feel that rue is a stronger word than regret. You might regret not buying a lottery ticket the day the big pot was won, but you would rue the loss of a winning ticket. :cry:
by Slava
Fri Apr 23, 2021 7:09 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Hariolate
Replies: 1
Views: 2278

Re: Hariolate

I guess they just feel it in their guts. :)

I wonder if this can be the noun, too. Not as in hariolation, but in the person, to be a hariolate.

After a few twists and turns, this is related to hernia, too.
by Slava
Fri Apr 23, 2021 7:02 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Nychthemeron
Replies: 1
Views: 1587

Re: Nychthemeron

Taken up and treated here.
by Slava
Fri Apr 23, 2021 6:57 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Klezmer
Replies: 2
Views: 260

Re: Klezmer

Sadly, this one always makes me think of клизма (klizma), which is Russian for enema. :oops:
by Slava
Fri Apr 23, 2021 6:54 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Drastic
Replies: 2
Views: 178

Re: Drastic

I can't say that I have had the same thought. I can see why you would, though, as drastic measures are more often required in drastic situations, and those are usually bad.

On a fun(?) note, dictionary.com gives this as an example usage: "A drastic laxative." :shock:
by Slava
Thu Apr 22, 2021 10:15 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Isolate
Replies: 2
Views: 242

Re: Isolate

It's also what we do, or did, in our cocooned lives of the last year plus.
by Slava
Thu Apr 22, 2021 9:18 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Yearn
Replies: 5
Views: 430

Re: Yearn

Hmm, "my yin has a yen for yuan and yen?" Could there be a relation between and among all of these? Greed, money, desire all do go together.
by Slava
Thu Apr 22, 2021 7:59 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Effutiation
Replies: 1
Views: 1536

Re: Effutiation

FU, what a generous combination of letters! Found, foundation, effuse, infuse, fuse, and so many others, all related! Please pardon my repetitively redundant effusion of effusive effutiation, but I fundamentally believe it to be well-founded.
by Slava
Thu Apr 22, 2021 7:49 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Hastery
Replies: 1
Views: 2023

Re: Hastery

This sounds like it should be a fancified noun for wasteful speed.

"Cut down on the hastery and you'll see better results."
by Slava
Thu Apr 22, 2021 7:47 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Huckster
Replies: 2
Views: 1309

Re: Huckster

Definitely a word applicable to any politician of whom you don't approve, regardless of party affiliation. A nice, almost gentle, GTA*.

*General Term of Abuse
by Slava
Thu Apr 22, 2021 7:43 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Interdigital
Replies: 2
Views: 1153

Re: Interdigital

There really should be a way we could use this in the computerized world we exist in. Can anyone think of a way?

Something about digital divide, the Internot, thumbs and texting?

Interdigitating - talking via text? Or even plain old sign language.
by Slava
Thu Apr 22, 2021 7:37 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: cocoon
Replies: 1
Views: 1213

Re: cocoon

Nice to see plain old daunted used. Mostly we see the un- version. I wonder how the world will look as we emerge from our COVID cocoon. It's not going to be easy for many of us, I should imagine. Sociologists, anthropologists, and the like will have a lot of material for study for a long, long time,...
by Slava
Mon Apr 19, 2021 4:58 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Ingenuity
Replies: 0
Views: 309

Ingenuity

I'm going with this because it's the name of the Mars helicopter NASA has just flown. It's a great word, and a pleasing event, so I thought, "Why not?"
by Slava
Sun Apr 18, 2021 11:16 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Bangorrhea!
Replies: 2
Views: 267

Re: Bangorrhea!

"Does shriekorrhea work for you‽," he asked with an interrobang!

Shriekorama sounds like a come-on for an old-fashioned horror movie. But that's not using it to mean exclamation point.

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