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Discussion Topic  Limerick Game: Crackenback ??? (in Wordplay) by Greg S
In the late 1950s from the ages of 2-6 I lived in the Snowy Mountains where my dad worked building r......
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Discussion Topic  Another language identified (in Foreign Words) by Geoff
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Discussion Topic  Epicaricacy again - Yikes! (in Potpourri) by Kalleh
You are all going to kill me, but I found an excellent ......
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Discussion Topic  Personally I consider this whole piece nonsense (in Potpourri) by BobHale
A friend forwarded this link. I rate it every bit as highly as I rate the ludicrous Gwynne's Grammar......
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Discussion Topic  Come up trumps (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Kalleh
I came across the phrase "come up trumps" the other day, which is an English proverb meaning "to com......
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Discussion Topic  Enormity - another new usage? (in Potpourri) by BobHale
We all know that "enormity" is, nowadays, often used to mean great size rather than its traditional ......
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Discussion Topic  Supermarket (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Kalleh
I was reading the other day about someone going to the supermarket for groceries. I call it the gro......
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Discussion Topic  Links (in Links for Linguaphiles) by BobHale
I haven't checked out these links yet but I'm betting they'll be good. ......
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Discussion Topic  A fun little quiz (in Potpourri) by BobHale
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Discussion Topic  BRUSSELS: VOTE HERE! (in Wordplay) by bethree5
Well done, everyone! 1.I know a young farmer in Brussels Who's busy: he bustles and hustles. He g......
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Discussion Topic  What Are You Reading Right Now? (in WoBoGro) by sattva
Hi. Just wondered what everyone is reading right now? I mostly do audio books because they are easie......
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Discussion Topic  Yearbook words (in The Written Word) by Kalleh
Shu had a good idea - perhaps Language Log could figure out what Bret Kavanaugh's yearbook words mea......
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Discussion Topic  Son of Double Dactyls (in The Written Word) by Chris J. Strolin
Recent discussion elsewhere disclosed that the longer threads are becoming more difficult for some o......
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Discussion Topic  Mukluks (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Kalleh
In the recent novel I read, which took place in Baltimore, they were talking about mukluks. I do re......
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Discussion Topic  On Holiday (in Community) by BobHale
Yep. That time of year again. I'll be away from tomorrow (1 August) night all the way through to 3rd......
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Discussion Topic  LIMERICK GAME: BRUSSELS (in Wordplay) by bethree5
Next limerick location is ......
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Discussion Topic  The dis- game (in Word Games) by shufitz
A lawyer can be disbarred, and a priest can be defrocked. There really ought to be like terms for b......
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Discussion Topic  Some stats (in Community) by arnie
I thought folks might like to see some stats about the board for the month of April: ......
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Discussion Topic  Is the subjunctive dead? (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Geoff
Lately I've heard supposedly educated, professional journalists using the past tense in cases wherei......
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Discussion Topic  Roman Carnival (in Wordplay) by haberdasher
The Candidates: Prologue: Can you figure which one I like best? I'll post it along with the rest. A......
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Discussion Topic  Roamin' Holiday - Vote Here :-) (in Wordplay) by haberdasher
Prologue: Can you figure which one I like best? I'll post it along with the rest. And we'll just wai......
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Discussion Topic  "Ch" in French, et al (in Foreign Words) by bethree5
Wow, nobody ever reads at this forum -- so this will be a test. [Testing, testing, 1,2,3...] I am j......
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Discussion Topic  Limerick game: Rome (in Wordplay) by haberdasher
...because all roads lead to ......
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Discussion Topic  Bechdel test (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Kalleh
Apparently Bechdel test has made the OED. I had not heard of it, have you? It is a ......
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Discussion Topic  Proofreader (in Community) by Geoff
Very sad news: Barry Nord, A.K.A. Proofreader, died on June 16th. I'll miss him....
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Discussion Topic  PBS news (in Potpourri) by Geoff
Have the Koch brothers bought PBS news? I noticed that they now have a slogan redolent of Fox's, an......
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Discussion Topic  Poems (in The Written Word) by Kalleh
Shu is introducing our little 2-year-old granddaughter to poems - here is one he is teaching her, an......
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Discussion Topic  JEEP (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Kalleh
Does anyone know what the acronym JEEP stands for (and I am not talking about a vehicle). I looked ......
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Discussion Topic  Oldest English words? (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Geoff
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Discussion Topic  Wrong way news? (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Geoff
While watching NPR news tonight I saw a scrolling banner supposedly translating Iranian bigwig Rouha......
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Discussion Topic  Rhetorical terms (in Questions & Answers about Words) by BobHale
Does anyone know if there are terms in rhetoric for the kinds of structures illustrated below? 1. B......
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Poll  Limerick Poll: Millers Creek (in Wordplay) by Kalleh
Please select your favorite. There are some good ones!...
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Discussion Topic  Apostrophes (in Potpourri) by BobHale
I know that we all tolerate misplaced apostrophes and that discussions on them have been done to dea......
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Discussion Topic  Limerick Game: Millers Creek (in Wordplay) by Kalleh
Shu’s new limerick game place is Millers Creek. It is in North Carolina. Send me your limericks by P......
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Discussion Topic  steep learning curve (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Kalleh
I have always used "steep learning curve" to mean that the learning will be difficult and take awhil......
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Discussion Topic  Overnegation: don't fail to miss it! (in The Written Word) by bethree5
I thought it might be fun to have a place to collect flagrant overnegations seen or imagined, now th......
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Discussion Topic  There ARE intelligent beings left on Earth - despite T. Rump! (in Potpourri) by Geoff
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Discussion Topic  Another Gilbert And Sullivan inspired piece (in Potpourri) by BobHale
I saw that Randy Rainbow has a new FB song called I am the very model of a very stable genius. It's ......
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Discussion Topic  кукла (in Potpourri) by Geoff
The above Russian word should be the new name for Trump. "Kukla" is a name for "puppet" in Russian.......
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Discussion Topic  Thagomizer (in Potpourri) by Geoff
Silly stuff, but word related: ......
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Discussion Topic  Pronunciation shifts (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Geoff
Is there any reason why people say, ......
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Discussion Topic  Proof (in Community) by Kalleh
Has anyone heard from Proof lately? He hasn't posted here since June 13th, and I always worry about......
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Discussion Topic  Book Club? (in WoBoGro) by sattva
Can we start a book club? Would any of you want to do so?...
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Discussion Topic  quisling (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Kalleh
With all the interesting political discussions these days, I read about a word I hadn't seen used be......
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Discussion Topic  The Only Explanation (in Potpourri) by BobHale
My recent FB post seems truer now than ever... "I think I have it figured out. Andy Kaufman isn't d......
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Discussion Topic  New EU rules affecting our site (in Community) by Kalleh
I received this from our Social Strata vendor. We do currently use the Eve platform, and we surely ......
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Discussion Topic  A couple of poems - about thirty years apart. (in The Written Word) by BobHale
My old English teacher set up a group on Facebook called Grumpy Grammarians. In case the title doesn......
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Discussion Topic  Cortarle las alas (in Foreign Words) by Kalleh
In an article about Donald's decision to rescind our Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) p......
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Poll  Limerick Poll: Kohler (in Wordplay) by Kalleh
Here is the poll for Kohler - remember, this is Shu's game. Select your favorite! *** These have n......
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Discussion Topic  Fascism (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Geoff
How do you define ......
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