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by bailey66
Sat Nov 15, 2014 12:56 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Fatuous
Replies: 6
Views: 4320

Re: Fatuous

"No, you don't get fatuous by overeating or stuffing yourself with carbs" Carbs ARE NOT fats!!! Carbohydrates and fatty acids, two different classes of chemicals... I think more about the actual fats--- so no unctuous! Mark oily Bailey (I found out that eating foods high in complex carbs are best f...
by bailey66
Tue Nov 11, 2014 7:24 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: exeunt
Replies: 2
Views: 2256

exeunt

Main Entry: ex·e·unt Pronunciation: \ˈek-sē-(ˌ)ənt, -ˌu̇nt\ Etymology: Latin, they go out, from exire to go out — more at exit Date: 15th century —used as a stage direction to specify that all or certain named characters leave the stage This is one of my favorite wwf words. That and adz. M. Exeunt-s...
by bailey66
Tue Nov 11, 2014 2:05 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: tangible
Replies: 4
Views: 3371

Re: tango/tengo

The Spanish tener (to have), from Latin tenere (to hold), comes from PIE ten- (to stretch or draw). So the two sets of words seem to be unrelated. One has to do with the idea of touching, tapping or striking, and the other has to do with holding, grasping or pulling. These both are in keeping with ...
by bailey66
Mon Nov 10, 2014 9:55 pm
Forum: Res Diversae
Topic: Banished Words from LSSU
Replies: 16
Views: 20053

Re: Banished Words from LSSU - 1976

The wife holds the nails?

Yeah or you could use. Needle-nosed pliers. It was a silly joke.
by bailey66
Mon Nov 10, 2014 9:51 pm
Forum: Etymology
Topic: analemma/lemniscate
Replies: 5
Views: 10921

Re: analemma/lemniscate

What is the etymology of the similar letter groups? The "em", and the meaning? This is not somethong I'm at all familiar with but am interested in seeing whete this thread goes.

M.?? Bailey
by bailey66
Mon Nov 10, 2014 9:45 pm
Forum: Idioms
Topic: mangled expressions
Replies: 2
Views: 8006

Re: mangled expressions

Frutal? Or did you mean futile?
I'm assuming the person who said it meant futile. It was a combo i believe of fruitless and futile.

M. Jes-guessing Bailey
by bailey66
Sun Nov 09, 2014 11:03 pm
Forum: Etymology
Topic: Crayfish, crawfish, and crawdads
Replies: 41
Views: 76467

Re: Crayfish, crawfish, and crawdads

I forget what crawdads (crayfish more properly)are called in Australia, OH wait, yabbies, now if that doesn't that get those Pavlovian juices flowing I don't know what does.

M. Not-sur-la-table Bailey
by bailey66
Sun Nov 09, 2014 10:50 pm
Forum: Idioms
Topic: mangled expressions
Replies: 2
Views: 8006

mangled expressions

Sick up and fed. Fruitless= frutal. Intensive purposes.

Any more?

M. Idiom-idiot Bailey
by bailey66
Sun Nov 09, 2014 8:55 pm
Forum: Pronunciation
Topic: Uptalk
Replies: 4
Views: 9394

Re: Uptalk

Uptalking has pretty much run it's course hasn't it? I'm apparently so unconscious I hadn't noticed the Indian Imperative tone.

M. Like-the-Indian-accent Bailey
by bailey66
Sun Nov 09, 2014 8:44 pm
Forum: Slang
Topic: cray cray
Replies: 1
Views: 17356

cray cray

Just curious, does anyone else think this is stupid. This puts me in mind of when I was a teenager and my mother, thinking she was hip, told me IN FRONT OF MY FRIENDS , to enjoy playing our recs. (for anyone who wasn't a teen in the 1960's we listened to records on a record player). M. Can-you-say-s...
by bailey66
Sun Nov 09, 2014 8:33 pm
Forum: Res Diversae
Topic: gruntled and whelmed
Replies: 7
Views: 11836

Re: gruntled and whelmed

Perry I fear wet humor is what my father favored what we called bathroom humor. Anything genital, anal, or elimination-based was automatically funny. He got a lot of mileage out of his mother's friend Gladys.

This leaves me somewhat gruntled and mayed (whatever that means)
by bailey66
Sun Nov 09, 2014 8:21 pm
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: More varied postings needed
Replies: 8
Views: 16538

Re: More varied postings needed

Zest or zesty might in itself become a goodword.
Oh yeah anything with a "z" in it has gotta be good

M. ZEDS R US Bailey
by bailey66
Sun Nov 09, 2014 5:01 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Codswallop
Replies: 3
Views: 2766

Re: Codswallop

Dr. Goodword I do love windbaggery, I've never heard it before but is so perfectly apt for my situation, I shall use it, with your permission, even this very day.

M. Related-to-a-bloviator Bailey
by bailey66
Sat Nov 08, 2014 10:30 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: chiton
Replies: 2
Views: 2445

Re: chiton

Something tickles my memory from a zoology courrse I once took, that maybe chiton can also apply to the material of the shell itself???
Actually the chiton covering insects was the reason i wanted to post this word.

M. There's-something-cool-about-bugs Bailey
by bailey66
Sat Nov 08, 2014 10:26 pm
Forum: Res Diversae
Topic: gruntled and whelmed
Replies: 7
Views: 11836

Re: gruntled and whelmed

I have frequently said I am underwhelmed at all sorts of things. I attribute its use to my reputedly dry sense of humor.

You and me both, Perry. Dry as dust. Most folks don't get it all.

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