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Discussion Topic  RE: Word Uses of Body Parts (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
To Caterwauller's humours, we must add "bilious," which one becomes from an excess of Mencken or Bie......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Word Uses of Body Parts (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
I got an e-mail on Wordcrafter's latest post ("visceral") but it does not yet appear on the actual f......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Monumental (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Robert Arvanitis
I think the consensus sounds right - monument involves large edifice, while memorial is more general......
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Discussion Topic  Monumental (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Robert Arvanitis
There are innumerable memorials in the (US) District of Columbia, but I've only seen two monuments -......
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Discussion Topic  RE: monopoly (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Robert Arvanitis
Fair point, kalleh. And nurses are the premier example of the "caring professions." But especially ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: monopoly (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Robert Arvanitis
If we have many small independent buyers and sellers, then free markets are very efficient at matchi......
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Discussion Topic  RE: hardball v fastball (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Robert Arvanitis
I recall a movie where the bad guys threaten a newspaper editor, saying that they'll "play hardball.......
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Discussion Topic  RE: From the poems of Guy W. Carryl (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
I beg to differ. On death that is. Dying young has been excellent career move for many, including ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Eponyms - outrageous and/or obscure (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
As a rough indicator of that which preoccupies man's attention, have a look at: ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Animal words (in Potpourri) by Robert Arvanitis
Science seems to have proven Arnie right. New discovery of the "rat-squirrel" as reported by the Ass......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Astronomy terms, and metaphor (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
Not so egregious an error as this one, according to Wiki: "Han Solo, in A New Hope, boasts that the......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Astronomy terms, and metaphor (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
Excellent illustration distinguishing among rotation, precession and nutation. ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Animalia (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Robert Arvanitis
"And The Children Shall Teach You..." From the junior board we learn Anguine Snake Alaudine Skylar......
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Discussion Topic  Animalia (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Robert Arvanitis
Having collected a number of animal words, and seeking a source for more, I naturally reverted here ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Terms of Wordplay (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
Captain Aubrey made reference to the "lesser of two weevils..." Dr. Maturin objected, as noted....
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Discussion Topic  RE: Terms of Wordplay (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
See also the "Swifty:" A Tom Swifty is a Wellerism in which an adverb relates both properly and pun......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Terms of Wordplay (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
"A man who would pun would pick pockets." Dr. Aubrey, "Master & Commander."...
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Discussion Topic  RE: Poontang (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Robert Arvanitis
Speaking of Spoonerisms, there is a children's clothing line call "Rugged Bear." Imagine if the Rev......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Poontang (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Robert Arvanitis
One man's meat is another's euphemism. I recall something about an old Russian word for 'bear,' whi......
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Discussion Topic  RE: The Tangled Web (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Robert Arvanitis
Congratulations zmjezhd! "Hoax" is the first new contribution. That makes it 9 down, only 103 to g......
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