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by bailey66
Tue Dec 02, 2014 1:49 pm
Forum: Languages of the World
Topic: American or English?
Replies: 5
Views: 10570

Re: American or English?

a privy counsel.
Well no matter what we talk about there's always someone to tell us how to do it.

M. Tongue-firmly-in-cheek Bailey
by bailey66
Mon Dec 01, 2014 6:49 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: voir dire
Replies: 6
Views: 3976

Re: voir dire

I think that usage is widely prevalent.

And yet i still have no clue. Id love to be able to use it in a sentance: that makes sense. But I suspect I'll mever have any reason to use it.

MB
by bailey66
Sat Nov 29, 2014 2:46 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Chocolate
Replies: 14
Views: 8930

Re: Chocolate

I don't care how it's spelled, as long I have some available.
"Just hand me the Chocolate and no one will get hurt", right ?

Mb
by bailey66
Sat Nov 29, 2014 2:44 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Chocolate
Replies: 14
Views: 8930

Re: Chocolate

The very best Chocolate I've ever had and we got it every Christmas from Norway from people my parents knew, was Kong Haakon. A huge box ( no longer, its much much smaller now), wonderful rum soaked chocos, coconut and rum, dark Chocolate that puts American garbage (all HFCS, all the tme) not just t...
by bailey66
Fri Nov 28, 2014 3:26 pm
Forum: Etymology
Topic: use of Judeo-Christian as a descriptive phrase
Replies: 13
Views: 14890

Re: use of Judeo-Christian as a descriptive phraersuafese

Well Edom makes sense, especially since there is so much in the major prophets that speaks of how very much it is 'disapproved of' by God. I had never really believed it was Russia except so many argued so loudly that it was; I began to be persuaded. Even espousing it. I much appreciate Roy setting ...
by bailey66
Thu Nov 27, 2014 7:06 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: voir dire
Replies: 6
Views: 3976

Re: voir dire

Well, it's all Greek to me. I DID TAKE Latin in High School, lo, these many years ago. And French. (I was in an experimental class with No written words, learned to speak it not to read it, which made for some awkward moments in College). I'm so cornfusded. M. Whose-brain-isn't-wired-that-way Bailey
by bailey66
Thu Nov 27, 2014 6:59 pm
Forum: Etymology
Topic: use of Judeo-Christian as a descriptive phrase
Replies: 13
Views: 14890

Re: use of Judeo-Christian as a descriptive phrase

I want to comment also on the fact that "our fight is not with flesh and blood but powers and principalities......" Powers= spiritual beings ( Magog) who rule certain Principalities (places)=Gog. But maybe I'm overreaching. But i don't see any coorelation with Judeo-Christian and Gog/magog I think t...
by bailey66
Thu Nov 27, 2014 6:55 pm
Forum: Etymology
Topic: use of Judeo-Christian as a descriptive phrase
Replies: 13
Views: 14890

Re: use of Judeo-Christian as a descriptive phrase

Don't think so. The gog/magog thing, while Biblical, is interpreted as allegorical by most, except for those with a particular eschatalogical interpretation. PL, I know I'm not by any stretch of the imagination "most", but i am pretty sure Gog and Magog are not allegorical, I've always thought beca...
by bailey66
Tue Nov 25, 2014 11:15 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: abditory
Replies: 4
Views: 3387

Re: abditory

Of course, an oubliette is a place you put things you wish to forget about, whereas an abditory is a hiding place. An important difference, no? Slava, both are places a person can be. Both are secretive. One is for hiding the other is for imprisoning. My brain went to oubliette when I saw abditory ...
by bailey66
Tue Nov 25, 2014 10:48 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: voir dire
Replies: 6
Views: 3976

voir dire

I saw this and hoped Dr.Beard would help me understand this by writing it up as a WOTD. Voir dire (/ˈvwɑr ˌdiər/) is a legal phrase that refers to a variety of procedures connected with jury trials. It originally referred to an oath taken by jurors to tell the truth (Latin: verum dicere), i.e., to s...
by bailey66
Tue Nov 25, 2014 5:51 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: abditory
Replies: 4
Views: 3387

Re: abditory

I just saw it somewhere, i will use it now,



Mark learns-new-words Bailey
by bailey66
Tue Nov 25, 2014 1:25 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: kibosh
Replies: 6
Views: 4853

kibosh

ki·bosh ˈkīˌbäSH/Submit nouninformal noun: kibosh; noun: kybosh put an end to; dispose of decisively. "he put the kibosh on the deal" synonyms: put a stop to, stop, halt, put an end to, quash, block, cancel, scotch, thwart, prevent, suppress; informal stymie; scuttle Mark keeps-trying-to-start-good-...
by bailey66
Mon Nov 24, 2014 1:53 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: abditory
Replies: 4
Views: 3387

abditory

ABDITORY Pronunciation (US) IPA(key): /ˈæb.dɪt.ɹi/, /ˈæb.dɪt.ə.ɹi/ Noun abditory (plural abditories) (rare) A concealed location used for storage or to hide items. [mid 17th century][1] Translations place for hiding or preserving Better than an oubliette, so much more er voluntary Mark off-to-my-abd...
by bailey66
Fri Nov 21, 2014 11:20 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: four flusher
Replies: 13
Views: 8199

Re: four flusher

Well, the poker illustration is more logical and nicer than the toilet derivation. My father would have disagreed his humor of choice was all the potty sort. But i agree, the mental video, not my favorite, of flushing four times brings back memories of being a janitor in a downtown office building....
by bailey66
Fri Nov 21, 2014 10:02 pm
Forum: Res Diversae
Topic: what are your pet peeves in English language usage
Replies: 4
Views: 8506

Re: what are your pet peeves in English language usage

On a fun note, a Canadian friend does not say "asphalt." She puts an "h" between the s and p. I don't think it's a Canadian thing, but I could be wrong. I spent last winter in Alberta, and there are a few funny, to my ears pronounciations, skel LEE tal, for skeletal, this makes me laugh, ME thane. ...

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