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8 useful words?

Postby Perry Lassiter » Wed Oct 18, 2017 4:34 pm

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Re: 8 useful words?

Postby Slava » Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:16 pm

Swivet is a new one to me, as is dorbellist. I like swivet, but the other one is too close to sounding like someone who rings the doorbell too much that it doesn't quite work for me.
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Re: 8 useful words?

Postby Perry Lassiter » Fri Oct 20, 2017 11:56 pm

Fascinating always to compare experiences. I've hear the expression "She's in a swivet" for as long as I can remember. The equivalent of in a tizzy.
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Re: 8 useful words?

Postby bnjtokyo » Sat Oct 21, 2017 3:59 am

"Gruntle," the last word on the list, was a "Word of the Day" way back on Feb 21, 2010.
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It seems to be a word that wants it both ways: as an intransitive verb, it means to grumble, complain while as a transitive verb, it is a humorous way of saying assuage, modify.

Gruntle also appears in the first sentence of "How I met my wife, a tale undone in orphan negatives" that is on the "Fun and Games" page of this website. It originally appeared in the New Yorker, July 25, 1994
https://www.alphadictionary.com/fun/orp ... tives.html

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Re: 8 useful words?

Postby WalterTi » Fri Nov 03, 2017 5:33 am

Thanks for sharing the article. I really like "gruntle" out of that list.

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Re: 8 useful words?

Postby Slava » Sun Nov 05, 2017 2:26 pm

Welcome to the Agora, WalterTi! I hope you like it here.
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