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Discussion Topic  RE: Onboarding (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Seanahan
I consider this no worse than "deplaning", which assumes that "planing" means "to board a plane". I......
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Discussion Topic  RE: "in high dudgeon" (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Seanahan
A "dudgeon" appears to be a hilt of a dagger, possibly made from wood. How this relates to "high du......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Economy (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Seanahan
Just to be clear Richard, you are using a trillion to mean 10^12, which is one million * one million......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Children's Book Awards (in The Written Word) by Seanahan
I recall reading a bunch of these when I was younger, but I don't see too many on the list. I read ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Mis-attributed quotes? (in The Written Word) by Seanahan
"There are three types of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics" is often attributed to Twain, alt......
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Poll  RE: Ceramist (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Seanahan
If you consider the symbols the OED uses to be a separate alphabet, then converting it to regular En......
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Poll  RE: Ceramist (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Seanahan
I would also say "ceramicist", but if I had to say ceramist, I would pronunce it the same way as Tro......
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Discussion Topic  RE: how do words mean? (in Potpourri) by Seanahan
I think the "planet" controversy could be viewed similar to the meaning of the word "state". There ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: "Ethics" in Illinois (in Potpourri) by Seanahan
This is slightly frightening. I've been in exams where I finished 10 minutes before anyone else, ev......
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Discussion Topic  RE: boo-ya(h) origins (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Seanahan
It is one of the catch phrases of SportsCenter anchor Stuart Scott....
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Discussion Topic  RE: A punctuation question (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Seanahan
They are pretty good rhymes to me....
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Discussion Topic  RE: What American accent do you have? (in Potpourri) by Seanahan
It got me as Wisconsin or Chicago. I would tend to lean away from Wisconsin, but that is probably c......
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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: gossip :- from kinship term to chitchatting verb (in Potpourri) by Seanahan
That's a fun etymology, thanks....
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Discussion Topic  RE: "Booty" (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Seanahan
The term "booty call" means visiting a person for the sole purpose of having sex....
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Discussion Topic  RE: Role of Libraries? (in Potpourri) by Seanahan
When I was younger, I went to my local library all of the time, often checking out the same books. ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Did it take? (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Seanahan
I think the expression comes from "take hold". ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: the keyboard of the imagination (in Foreign Words) by Seanahan
To me, this topic is entirely about what constitutes poetry. One can look at something "poetically"......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Eponyms (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Seanahan
I would imagine the "ch" in Fuchs is the same as in Bach....
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Discussion Topic  RE: a lexicon of memetic concepts (in Links for Linguaphiles) by Seanahan
Interesting use of the word "pwnz". I would have used "rulez" or "r0x0rs"....
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