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by bailey66
Sat Nov 08, 2014 8:59 pm
Forum: Spelling
Topic: Dilemma/dilemna
Replies: 36
Views: 148382

Re: Dilemma/dilemna

As a result of a remark made by someone on another forum, I did a search on dilemma vs. dilemna and was surprised to discover how many people were actually TAUGHT to spell d-i-l-e-m- n -a. I am always aghast at the things that are taught by the teachers. M. aghast-at-the-hilton Bailey. ( no one wil...
by bailey66
Sat Nov 08, 2014 8:50 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: acyrologia
Replies: 3
Views: 2954

Re: acyrologia

Suffer the children....

I shall not want [ I was once told by an ESL person that wanting was a sin] because of the psalm 23 verse that reads The Lord is my shepherd i shall NOT WANT.

double negatives becoming a positive.

Old English is quite different from new, or current.
by bailey66
Sat Nov 08, 2014 4:59 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Apologist
Replies: 12
Views: 7512

Re: Apologist

Thank you, I appreciate the kind words from such an August personage.

I have only had one teacher, the Holy Spirit, and try not to have any visible chains to pull

M. BAILEY
by bailey66
Sat Nov 08, 2014 4:10 pm
Forum: Res Diversae
Topic: signs and symbols replacing words
Replies: 2
Views: 8282

signs and symbols replacing words

http://mobile.nytimes.com/2014/07/27/fashion/emoji-have-won-the-battle-of-words.html?referrer= http://www.roadsignsaustralia.com.au/ourproducts/TrafficSigns/AustralianStandard/Guidesymbols.aspx http://www.easyvectors.com/browse/signs-symbols/road-signs-traffic-light Dizzying isn't it. And what if wh...
by bailey66
Sat Nov 08, 2014 2:06 pm
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: More varied postings needed
Replies: 8
Views: 16538

Re: More varied postings needed

I've posted several to the res diversae issue and a couple to grammar. Why don't you explore in the archives of those columns and resurrect with a comment any you find we might get involved in?
I'm working on it this forum is becoming a bit stale.

M. Looking-for-some-zesty-topics Bailey
by bailey66
Sat Nov 08, 2014 1:55 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Fricassee
Replies: 12
Views: 7221

Re: Fricassee

The word ALWAYS puts me in mind of cartoon characters.

M. Bugs-Fudd-connection Bailey
by bailey66
Sat Nov 08, 2014 1:52 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: acyrologia
Replies: 3
Views: 2954

Re: acyrologia

Yes indeedy and why, btw we have so many words now with exact opposite meanings from the original, Cool eh?

If you don't believe me read.The King James Bible, its full of words that mean the opposite of the original.

M. But-of-course-this-is-JMO Bailey
by bailey66
Sat Nov 08, 2014 1:45 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Apologist
Replies: 12
Views: 7512

Re: Apologist

As an Apologist I need to comment on this from the proffered article. "3. Specifically, Abraham was chosen to be a role model as a father. God says of him, “For I have chosen him so that he will instruct his children and his household after him to keep the way of the Lord by doing what is right and ...
by bailey66
Sat Nov 08, 2014 1:32 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Apologist
Replies: 12
Views: 7512

Re: Apologist



got to love politics.

Not necessarily. But I see your point.

Apropo of Nothing- Mine is currently residing on the top of my head.

M.pointy Bailey
by bailey66
Sat Nov 08, 2014 1:27 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Bahuvrihi
Replies: 3
Views: 3164

Re: Bahuvrihi

Interesting. Now we need a synonym that's pronounceable. :D
Yes we do....... lol i love this word and will use it . Unfortunately i will have to look up the spelling each time.

M.??Bailey
by bailey66
Fri Nov 07, 2014 10:07 pm
Forum: Res Diversae
Topic: gruntled and whelmed
Replies: 7
Views: 11837

gruntled and whelmed

Can you be underwhelmed or regruntled? And why do people try to "unthaw" a steak?
If raveling is to take apart isn't unravel really knitting? Sometimes English makes no sense.

Mark hoping-for-some-discussion Bailey
by bailey66
Fri Nov 07, 2014 11:10 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: requite
Replies: 2
Views: 2231

Re: requite

Could there be an unrequited slight then? I know lots of them. Fortunately many are debts of this kind owed me.

Mark sometimes-unconsciously-mean Bailey
by bailey66
Thu Nov 06, 2014 11:32 am
Forum: Res Diversae
Topic: Punctuate these.
Replies: 11
Views: 12072

Re: Punctuate these.

I like Pl's punctuation better. The one i use is so much more cumbersome.
by bailey66
Thu Nov 06, 2014 11:29 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Colporteur
Replies: 6
Views: 3980

Re: Colporteur

peddler with a tray hanging from his neck My mind went instantly to the cigarette/cigar girls (sorry pc police- this was in an era of long ago, before women's lib) in the movies of the mafia clubs from the 30's. Btw it was long before MY time, reports to the contrary, notwithstanding. And of course...
by bailey66
Thu Nov 06, 2014 12:05 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: zealous
Replies: 4
Views: 3143

Re: zealous

Yet in this day of hyper-partisanship, zealots abound!

Yeah, sad
Mark super(secret)-zealot-passion-for-life Bailey

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