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by bailey66
Fri Nov 21, 2014 8:32 pm
Forum: Slang
Topic: Doublespeak
Replies: 10
Views: 14132

Re: Doublespeak

Since we are ranting .... http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newspeak Speaking of made up speech and euphemisms may i introduce new speak for those who never read George Orwell's [URL]http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nineteen_Eighty-Four plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose M. Can-you-say-PC? Bailey
by bailey66
Fri Nov 21, 2014 8:19 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

Then it should be spelled axed, right?

This word is usually an ebonic term, and as such I don't want to go there.

My SO has some mispronountions (sic) , agsorbed for absorbed, val for valve, concreek for concrete, etc. and those drive me crazy.

M.but-discretion-is-the-smartest-thing Bailey
by bailey66
Fri Nov 21, 2014 4:00 pm
Forum: Res Diversae
Topic: what are your pet peeves in English language usage
Replies: 4
Views: 8506

what are your pet peeves in English language usage

Irregardless?
All intensive purposes?
Some local mispronounciation?
The way some accents employ such convoluted ways to be able to NOT pronounce an "r"?

M. Needs-to-know Bailey
by bailey66
Fri Nov 21, 2014 1:26 pm
Forum: Slang
Topic: Doublespeak
Replies: 10
Views: 14132

Re: Doublespeak

. Deer are so plentiful, if enough are not killed, they starve.

I actually heard one of my relatives say this exact thing about people. I am ashamed of this.

M.wet-work(ba-a-a-d) Bailey
by bailey66
Fri Nov 21, 2014 1:18 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: four flusher
Replies: 13
Views: 8197

Re: four flusher

Call_copse, too funny, i gotta say that you have a very interesting sense of humor.

M.Loves-to-laugh Bailey
by bailey66
Fri Nov 21, 2014 12:03 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: four flusher
Replies: 13
Views: 8197

Re: four flusher

A four flusher is a con man. Probably from the fact that a flush in poker is five cards of the same suit. Thus, when a player has four cards of the same suit on the table before him and bets strongly to bluff because his other card doesn't match, that's a four flusher.
The darty bagger!

M.B.
by bailey66
Thu Nov 20, 2014 7:18 pm
Forum: Res Diversae
Topic: lexophile
Replies: 2
Views: 9227

lexophile

I hope this gets some discussion started for a fun thread if not y'all should check your pulse. Lexophile "Lexophile" is a word used to describe those that have a love for words, such as "you can tune a piano, but you can't tuna fish", or "to write with a broken pencil A competition to see who can c...
by bailey66
Thu Nov 20, 2014 12:36 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: commensal
Replies: 2
Views: 2564

commensal

Another re-suggestion Website Translation Clip Art Skip to content Advanced search Board index Change font size User Control Panel (0 new messages) • View your posts FAQMembersLogout [ bailey66 ] Search found 2 matches: commensal Return to advanced search Search these results: Search found 2 matches...
by bailey66
Thu Nov 20, 2014 12:28 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: neologism
Replies: 1
Views: 1946

neologism

This word was first suggested in Feb 2008Jump to post neologism ne·ol·o·gism [ nee óllə jìzzəm ] (plural ne·ol·o·gisms) or ne·ol·o·gy [ nee ólləjee ] (plural ne·ol·o·gies) noun 1. new word or meaning: a recently coined word or phrase, or a recently extended meaning of an existing word or phrase 2. c...
by bailey66
Wed Nov 19, 2014 11:40 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: incite
Replies: 2
Views: 2250

incite

in·cite inˈsīt/Submit verb encourage or stir up (violent or unlawful behavior). "the offense of inciting racial hatred" synonyms: stir up, whip up, encourage, fan the flames of, stoke up, fuel, kindle, ignite, inflame, stimulate, instigate, provoke, excite, arouse, awaken, inspire, engender, trigger...
by bailey66
Tue Nov 18, 2014 2:03 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Circadian
Replies: 3
Views: 2720

Re: Circadian

Aren't circadians those noisy insects that disturb my summer somnulation? :lol:
Ha ha just what I logged in to post. Not so proud that I'd use that expression great minds.....

M. Not-so-great-mind-thinking-like a really great mind Bailey
by bailey66
Sat Nov 15, 2014 11:27 pm
Forum: Pronunciation
Topic: formidable
Replies: 6
Views: 10780

Re: formidable

Webster approves of both.
Yeah, that's what i saw, but the first one i posted was first in the dictionary, and I prefer the second, or even more the French one, but only if it's the only word in the sentance.

M. It's-all-in-what-you-hear-most Bailey
by bailey66
Sat Nov 15, 2014 11:26 pm
Forum: Pronunciation
Topic: formidable
Replies: 6
Views: 10780

Re: formidable

Webster approves of both.
Yeah, that's what i saw, but the first one i posted was first in the dictionary, and i prefer the second, or even more the French one.

M. It's-all-in-what-you-hear-most Bailey
by bailey66
Sat Nov 15, 2014 4:52 pm
Forum: Pronunciation
Topic: formidable
Replies: 6
Views: 10780

formidable

Formidable- FORM e-dable or for MID able

M. Not-so-daunting Bailey
by bailey66
Sat Nov 15, 2014 12:58 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Puggree
Replies: 4
Views: 3176

Re: Puggree

I'm sure I'll have lots of use for this if just to show off.

M.

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