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Discussion Topic  RE: Words from the Crimean War (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Seanahan
Hopefully we'll get a quote from my favorite poet....
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Discussion Topic  Personification vs. Anthropomorphism (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Seanahan
The first is defined as ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: vowel sounds of sleep/deep (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Seanahan
I've found that if I am reading poetry aloud, I say the vowels exactly the same. I don't ever recal......
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Discussion Topic  vowel sounds of sleep/deep (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Seanahan
I've noticed that when I say "sleep" the vowel is significantly shorter than when I say "deep". The......
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Discussion Topic  RE: How many words? (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Seanahan
There are pidgins with only a few hundred words which are almost as expressive as a language like En......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Demotivation (in Potpourri) by Seanahan
If at first you don't succeed, then maybe failure is what you're good at....
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Discussion Topic  RE: Hanukkah (in Community) by Seanahan
In my experience, Jewish people from Chicago and the East coast pronounce it me-NOR-ah. Furthermore......
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Discussion Topic  RE: The Establishment (in Potpourri) by Seanahan
Often abbreviated as TPTB, the Powers that Be....
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Discussion Topic  RE: When your Australian irreverence gets you in trouble... (in Foreign Words) by Seanahan
Zmjezhd, you quoted one of my favorite Simpsons passages, one which I had thought about quoting earl......
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Discussion Topic  RE: When your Australian irreverence gets you in trouble... (in Foreign Words) by Seanahan
I think part of the problem is that almost no one in my generation has any clue what "ironic" means.......
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Discussion Topic  RE: When your Australian irreverence gets you in trouble... (in Foreign Words) by Seanahan
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Discussion Topic  RE: words with changed meanings (in Potpourri) by Seanahan
I agree with zmjezhd. It doesn't make sense for a polysemous word to have to have dozens of senses.......
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Discussion Topic  RE: words with changed meanings (in Potpourri) by Seanahan
The words "knight" and "knave" underwent interesting semantic shifts....
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Discussion Topic  Favorite words Website (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Seanahan
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Discussion Topic  RE: How Much of English is Anglo-Saxon? (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Seanahan
Can't we just crawl the OED? Which number did you decide you wanted, the percentage of Anglo-Saxon ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Purity of the Malay Tongue (in The Written Word) by Seanahan
Perhaps they could use the hy-u-o-ook-kuh, or given the part of the world, a caning....
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Discussion Topic  RE: pomace, pumice (in Potpourri) by Seanahan
There are a lot of words in English which appear similar, but come from Latin roots. I'm drawing a ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Great e-mails #2 (in The Written Word) by Seanahan
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Discussion Topic  RE: Great e-mails #2 (in The Written Word) by Seanahan
I would say that God is the best known writer in the world....
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Discussion Topic  RE: Pimp (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Seanahan
I would put the usage at at least 7 years, which is the earliest I remember for certain hearing of i......
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