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Discussion Topic  RE: Movie Numbers (in Potpourri) by Robert Arvanitis
Is Wordcraft covered, in case a thread like this induces a certain...mania in members? I'm beginnin......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Movie Numbers (in Potpourri) by Robert Arvanitis
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Discussion Topic  RE: Movie Numbers (in Potpourri) by Robert Arvanitis
Alas, the numbers continue to demand attention, just as in the Jim Carey flick "23." Then there's t......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Movie Numbers (in Potpourri) by Robert Arvanitis
Valentine's fraction reminds me to include 9 1/2 Weeks. Does this mean we've leapt from integers ......
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Discussion Topic  Movie Numbers (in Potpourri) by Robert Arvanitis
Over at Vocabulary the "Terms with Numbers" thread inspired a thought about movie numbers (that is "......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Terms with Numbers (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
Urban Dictionary claims it is from a famous speakeasy, Chumley's, at 86 Bedford Street, in NYC. ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Gulliver's Travels (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
Surely not the end of Swift's invention! One last term - "Struldbrug," for a race where no one ever......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Gulliver's Travels (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
Seeing "senectitude," "senile" and "senior" reminds me that there is a female equivalent -- anile. ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Oxymorons (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
I tried but could not resist the temptation to note how "preposterous" calls to mind the inversion o......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Oxymorons (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
The absolute most amusing/dangerous version of which is the Thai "tuk-tuk." ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Oxymorons (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
Richard: In analogy to "quad-carburetors" and similar usages, my first thought on a quad-bike was f......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Oxymorons (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
*smiles* Yes, as is "pizza pie..." That's why S.E.C. regs only refer to a "tender."...
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Discussion Topic  RE: Oxymorons (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
Valentine is quite correct. From Etymonline.com: "to offer formally," 1542, from M.Fr. tendre "to ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Ancient Metal Elements (metaphorically) (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
Recall that "quick" meant alive, as in "the quick and the dead." So too with the motion of mercury....
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Discussion Topic  RE: Ancient Metal Elements (metaphorically) (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
Regarding "Iron Curtain," Wiki claims: "Nazi Minister of Propaganda Joseph Goebbels was the first t......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Ancient Metal Elements (metaphorically) (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
I might have reserved the "-bottomed" construction for "lead," especially as regards government bure......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Ancient Metal Elements (metaphorically) (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
Then there was St. John Chrysostom (347-407 AD), the "golden mouthed," a reference to his eloquence....
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Discussion Topic  RE: Speeches and Orations (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
Philippic takes its name from the target of the speaker. Interesting contrast to the word "jeremiad......
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Discussion Topic  RE: US Independence Day (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
Etymonline says as early as the 1300s. "Haca's or Hook's Island" became "Hackney" where they raised......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Obamacons (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Robert Arvanitis
Asa: You are mistaken. Only partisans have ever claimed the Second Amendment is solely a "collectiv......
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