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by call_copse
Mon Apr 27, 2020 7:03 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Earth
Replies: 2
Views: 1476

Re: Earth

@David

No :D
by call_copse
Tue Apr 21, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Scrum
Replies: 2
Views: 1645

Re: Scrum

Yes, I use the second form daily in my job.

I'd probably go for the pithier 'Goebbels on LSD' as a suitable description for the 'briefing'. YMMV! :D
by call_copse
Tue Apr 14, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Stultiloquy
Replies: 8
Views: 4261

Re: Stultiloquy

Apologies if my remark was taken as partisan. I considered it an obvious and unremarkable statement of fact, based on words I hear, and am honestly surprised it could be taken otherwise. I suppose when it's your system (it's not mine) it is likely to be perceived differently, though I would certainl...
by call_copse
Mon Apr 06, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Stultiloquy
Replies: 8
Views: 4261

Re: Stultiloquy

"Why, Marilyn, that was simply the most stultiloquent speech I've heard in years!"

This is not a sentence anyone can honestly utter to any private citizens these days, given that most of us are bombarded with the speeches of the current US administration...
by call_copse
Mon Apr 06, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Wimp
Replies: 8
Views: 4102

Re: Wimp

I can only assume that Wimpy survive by being cheapish and quickish and located where those properties bring some grudging footfall.
by call_copse
Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Snazzy
Replies: 4
Views: 2853

Re: Snazzy

Might be used by my mum, or even me, with a hint of irony at it's archaic nature.

Interesting word history though... :wink:
by call_copse
Mon Mar 30, 2020 7:52 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Villanelle
Replies: 1
Views: 1830

Re: Villanelle

Currently the most famous Villanelle I know of is the amazing Jody Cromer in the brilliant Killing Eve. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Villanelle_(character) Well worth watching if you like cartoony assassin spy type things. Some of the most interesting dialogue and characterisation I've seen for a l...
by call_copse
Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Iatrophobia
Replies: 9
Views: 4899

Re: Iatrophobia

I particularly like - in a cringey odontophobic way - the historical dentists sketches on a program my children enjoy, Horrible Histories.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azOy1EixtuM

At least you can be glad to have not been around in such benighted times. That's probably one of the nicest ones :-)
by call_copse
Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Cremains
Replies: 7
Views: 4812

Re: Cremains

Nice, I have been thinking now may a good time to revive my ambition to read War and Peace (for some reason I've only ever read Anna Karenina). On the disposal issue, I find it strange to even bother with a preference between feeding worms and incineration. But then I have always regarded religion a...
by call_copse
Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Iatrophobia
Replies: 9
Views: 4899

Re: Iatrophobia

Common enough to get it's own monicker, fear of dentists is odontophobia.
by call_copse
Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Malevolence
Replies: 2
Views: 3776

Re: Malevolence

Which administration could you possibly mean William? :wink:
by call_copse
Fri Mar 06, 2020 7:37 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Temperate
Replies: 5
Views: 6965

Re: Temperate

I'm sorry to hear that. He seemed a jolly decent sort to me.
by call_copse
Wed Feb 26, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Blimey
Replies: 8
Views: 6748

Re: Blimey

I tried planking once but got board.

copyright the comments
by call_copse
Mon Feb 17, 2020 7:40 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Amorous
Replies: 8
Views: 6262

Re: Amorous

:D
by call_copse
Mon Feb 03, 2020 7:19 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Growler
Replies: 1
Views: 3270

Re: Growler

It's also used to refer to (at least in the UK, probably Oz) what might be referred to as a lady garden :oops: Then again pretty much everything seems to lead back to that or the male equivalent :roll: I occasionally get a growler from the alehouse I frequent. It's a cardboard sort of milk carton th...

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