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by call_copse
Fri Jan 31, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Abseil
Replies: 5
Views: 6496

Re: Abseil

Maybe it's not in the spirit of 'real' abseiling but as a planned activity it has all sorts of safety ropes attached; I admit I was terrified doing it, but I knew there was no real danger.

The climate however seems to be causing some consternation...
by call_copse
Thu Jan 30, 2020 7:42 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Abseil
Replies: 5
Views: 6496

Re: Abseil

It's pretty mainstream in the UK. I've abseiled, my kids have learned such skills in scout groups etc - not on cliffs TBF but on climbing walls. It's fun. As for figurative uses there is a common one here - abseiling down the climate cliff. Though I understand my US friends are generally skeptical o...
by call_copse
Wed Jan 29, 2020 7:10 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Dysmorphic.
Replies: 1
Views: 4261

Re: Dysmorphic.

The underlying meaning is malformed - I guess you might describe a legislative body as malformed if it was composed of elements that did not help it do the work it was supposed too? For example a legislative body intended to help the populace made up of businessmen that wished to profit from that po...
by call_copse
Wed Jan 08, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Burke
Replies: 8
Views: 4929

Re: Burke

Very daring Dr G!

One thing I've never understood is why berk is pronounced like Burke but is derived from (so I've always understood) Berkeley Hunt (pronounced like Barclay Hunt).
by call_copse
Mon Jan 06, 2020 7:14 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Apricity
Replies: 1
Views: 4247

Apricity

The warmth of the sun in winter.

Grogie suggested this a while back and I only just heard it. It's a keeper for me!
by call_copse
Wed Dec 18, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Soufflé
Replies: 10
Views: 4182

Re: Soufflé

I think that's the most interesting discussion for a while here - cheers gents.
by call_copse
Wed Dec 04, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Foy
Replies: 3
Views: 1958

Re: Foy

Hey damoge, think the idea was if we drank a foy to him he'd no longer be operational as he'd be away to other callings - hence the never rather than ever :D
by call_copse
Thu Oct 24, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Cum
Replies: 1
Views: 1647

Re: Cum

Awkward...
by call_copse
Thu Oct 24, 2019 6:47 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Concatenate
Replies: 8
Views: 3403

Re: Concatenate

I've only heard of catenate used alone with respect to chemistry: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catenation It does have the meaning of chain or join, but for some reason in my computer science experience only concatenate is used - I don't know of any languages using the non con- version. I certainly...
by call_copse
Wed Oct 23, 2019 6:17 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Concatenate
Replies: 8
Views: 3403

Re: Concatenate

A word most commonly used in programming, it's a useful word for a function along with join and append. The & symbol often represents concatenation.
by call_copse
Tue Oct 15, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Snuck
Replies: 4
Views: 2438

Re: Snuck

Pretty sure sneaked would be more common in the UK, but snuck could have gained credence I guess, like the awful shrunk as the past tense of shrink.
by call_copse
Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Chef
Replies: 4
Views: 2418

Re: Chef

:D
by call_copse
Fri Sep 27, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Flaccid
Replies: 5
Views: 3221

Re: Flaccid

:lol:
by call_copse
Thu Sep 26, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: review
Replies: 2
Views: 1842

Re: review

From my perspective, a review of anything could be thorough or otherwise. It doesn't imply any particular level of study.
by call_copse
Fri Sep 06, 2019 6:44 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: Thigmotropism
Replies: 8
Views: 4182

Re: Thigmotropism

If I burst into tears (as I do) at the first scene of sentimentality in a movie, does that make me thigmotropic? I am certainly moved by touching things. :D don't watch those Dog's Purpose / Journey films then whatever you do. Even me, cynical and hard bitten as I am was like a fire hydrant. Despit...

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