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by call_copse
Fri Jun 05, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Globaloney
Replies: 5
Views: 2247

Re: Globaloney

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You're too kind I think! :D
by call_copse
Wed Jun 03, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Table
Replies: 4
Views: 2264

Re: Table

Surely US English is more a sub-dialect of English rather than a separate language? In which case contranym stands...
by call_copse
Wed Jun 03, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Testimonialize
Replies: 2
Views: 1388

Re: Testimonialize

Agreed David, I'd definitely bin this clumsy oaf of a word. To be honest it makes me think of some kind of genital mutilation.

Thug: "I'm gonna testimonialise you!"
by call_copse
Thu May 28, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Misgender
Replies: 26
Views: 8172

Re: Misgender

On the subject of greatest people, they are often the most flawed. Isaac Newton is a hero for anyone who, like me, is fascinated by maths. Horrible chap by many accounts, and wasted most of his life on occult studies. His interesting work was done over a couple of years while he was essentially on l...
by call_copse
Tue May 26, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Infantry
Replies: 8
Views: 2929

Re: Infantry

:lol:
by call_copse
Tue May 26, 2020 3:27 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Misgender
Replies: 26
Views: 8172

Re: Misgender

I was interested in this quora link that attributes the preference against the singular they to one Bishop Lowth. Warning, colourful language. https://www.quora.com/Why-do-people-use-they-which-is-plural-after-everyone-which-is-singular/answer/Franklin-Veaux?ch=10&share=90bae67c&srid=df4v It seems t...
by call_copse
Tue May 19, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Misgender
Replies: 26
Views: 8172

Re: Misgender

A fairly satisfactory justification, Dr G, certainly good enough for me :) Are you trying to say I'm a professional David? :D My expertise is more ... just online stuff TBH but I'm certainly interested in practical language usage. I think the Spivak pronouns are interesting, at least, and I agree wi...
by call_copse
Mon May 18, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Misgender
Replies: 26
Views: 8172

Re: Misgender

I'm going to say that I don't have any particular beef with the singular they - it may be mildly clumsy, but life's a bit short for such my concern to be truly aroused by such. The American Dialect Society even crowned it their word of the decade. https://www.dw.com/en/singular-they-crowned-word-of-...
by call_copse
Thu May 14, 2020 6:44 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Misgender
Replies: 26
Views: 8172

Re: Misgender

A good word indeed. My cousin has often been misgendered by our family. She is a strapping 6'4" smelly, hairy person, born a man, who has become a woman officially. It's hard to actually get the name right when you knew them as something else for many years despite your best intentions! :D She lets ...
by call_copse
Tue May 12, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Corvid
Replies: 4
Views: 2194

Re: Corvid

From whence comes corvine, resembling or pertaining to crows. Not many people know that :D
by call_copse
Mon May 11, 2020 6:49 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Mother
Replies: 7
Views: 2576

Re: Mother

by call_copse
Mon May 11, 2020 6:48 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Hector
Replies: 13
Views: 4861

Re: Hector

Agreed on the first point, David, more of an annoyance than a full blown bullying.

I think I've heard it used more in the boastful sense as a noun, though.
by call_copse
Mon May 11, 2020 6:45 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Gander
Replies: 7
Views: 2761

Re: Gander

I know Gander from 2 things: a) Nevil Shute's interesting and somewhat foreboding novel No Highway. I don't remember so much of it, but it does presage the overruling of science for political purposes we see now taking place. b) The operation to house diverted civilians, after airspace was closed fo...
by call_copse
Tue May 05, 2020 6:11 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Salary
Replies: 1
Views: 1064

Salary

I just found out the history of this word and it was quite interesting to me. Not sure if it's been done as search appears to be broken.
by call_copse
Wed Apr 29, 2020 6:52 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Hobby
Replies: 7
Views: 3711

Re: Hobby

You're not friends with Nico Rosberg are you damoge?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nico_Rosberg

I wouldn't be surprised to be fair :)

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