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by Slava
Sat Apr 17, 2021 8:37 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Farcinate
Replies: 1
Views: 1611

Re: Farcinate

Since it boils down to cramming, I wonder if that's what we need to do when hungry. Seems to me farcination would almost be a punishment; making someone eat until they burst.

Now, if we could speak of mental farcinating, then we could perhaps use it in reference to the Agora.
by Slava
Sat Apr 17, 2021 5:48 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Ramadan
Replies: 6
Views: 3438

Re: Ramadan

No aspersions cast, I was just adding a comment to an unanswered post. There remain over 950 such, so there may be other cross references in the future. Thank you for all your work and Good Words. :mrgreen:
by Slava
Fri Apr 16, 2021 7:42 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Ramadan
Replies: 6
Views: 3438

Re: Ramadan

A couple of comments at a later repeat date here. Feel free to add more here or there. :D
by Slava
Fri Apr 16, 2021 7:39 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Erstwhile
Replies: 1
Views: 1866

Re: Erstwhile

Often, it seems to me that this words is used, I guess incorrectly, in the sense of 'supposed', 'so-called'. Does anyone else get this sense?

Calling a current boss an erstwhile leader would be an example.
by Slava
Fri Apr 16, 2021 7:34 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Antimacassar
Replies: 2
Views: 1994

Re: Antimacassar

I have an armchair with an antimacassar. It has sleeves for the arms, too. Is there a fancy term for those?
by Slava
Fri Apr 16, 2021 6:33 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Yearn
Replies: 5
Views: 422

Re: Yearn

To use all three meanings, albeit metaphorically, we could say, 'the pandemic has left most of us yearning.' At least I feel that I'm coagulating, congealing, and turning into a solid lump. :evil:

I'd like to know more about the cheesy definition. :?:
by Slava
Wed Apr 14, 2021 5:30 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Apophenia
Replies: 3
Views: 831

Re: Apophenia

I wonder what the Armenians call the fruit. Or do they banan a banana? :lol:
by Slava
Tue Apr 13, 2021 8:43 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Bangorrhea!
Replies: 2
Views: 263

Bangorrhea!

:!: Not a generally accepted term, as yet, but perhaps worthwhile ! It means the overuse of, or addiction to using, the exclamation point in writing ! Some copy-editors call the exclamation mark a "bang ! " There are even people who study the use and meaning of the bang on social media and the like ...
by Slava
Tue Apr 13, 2021 8:34 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Mother
Replies: 2
Views: 1897

Re: Mother

I do wonder if there is any hidden meaning in the fact that mama in Georgian is father in English. How is it that the bilabial plosive that led to mama meaning mother in one language means father in another? Ah, the sweet mysteries of language!
by Slava
Mon Apr 12, 2021 2:38 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Ketchup
Replies: 3
Views: 2606

Re: KETCHUP

I understand that in the wake of COVID-19 disruptions, the supply of ketchup packets is tight. Amazing how everything is all tied together.
by Slava
Sun Apr 11, 2021 9:11 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Ramadan
Replies: 3
Views: 408

Re: Ramadan

Most likely not related to ramada.
by Slava
Fri Apr 09, 2021 5:01 pm
Forum: Site News
Topic: Forgive the popups
Replies: 3
Views: 928

Re: Forgive the popups

Well, there is one way, and I admit I use it. Unfortunately, it also means not getting any hits credited to the host site, which here is you. I have three blockers added on to my browser: Adblock Plus, Ghostery, and Privacy Badger. I rarely see ads anywhere. https://adblockplus.org/ https://www.ghos...
by Slava
Fri Apr 09, 2021 4:47 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Sophrosyne
Replies: 10
Views: 733

Re: Sophrosyne

My take on seraboidal: Having a design akin to that of a Serab rug.
by Slava
Thu Apr 08, 2021 7:58 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Pittance
Replies: 1
Views: 1400

Re: Pittance

There is one family member, though the position is defunct. The pittancer was the person in charge of handing out the pittances, and managing the supply thereof.

Why do we eschew alliteration with this? A pittance seems always to be a mere one, never a paltry one.
by Slava
Thu Apr 08, 2021 7:47 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Palfrey
Replies: 2
Views: 1144

Re: Palfrey

I wonder if anyone out there gets this confused with paltry. :?:

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