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Discussion Topic  RE: Jerry did WHAT? (in Questions & Answers about Words) by aput
They're not the same: jerry-building is incompetent, but jury-rigging is merely temporary, and is co......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Jerry did WHAT? (in Questions & Answers about Words) by aput
Phonetically, jerry-rig seems to be an alteration of jury-rig by association with the unrelated and ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Jerry did WHAT? (in Questions & Answers about Words) by aput
Well this is interesting. The original term is jury-mast, a temporary or helping mast, and from that......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Euphemisms make a mulligan for wrecklessness. (in Questions & Answers about Words) by aput
Never heard of 'mulligan'. And 'wrecklessly' has some 7000 ghits, many of which are evidently intend......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Cornwall (in Questions & Answers about Words) by aput
Another contemporary reference is the ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Cornwall (in Questions & Answers about Words) by aput
Yes, Spanish b/v, d, and g are all soft (lenited) between vowels. They're only explosive as in Engli......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Cornwall (in Questions & Answers about Words) by aput
Right, well 705 clinches it. There appears to be no evidence ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Cornwall (in Questions & Answers about Words) by aput
The terms lenis and fortis, weak and strong, are ones I consider of only marginal value in phonetics......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Euphemisms for Sexual Intercourse (in Potpourri) by aput
discussing Ugandan affairs...
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Discussion Topic  RE: Cornwall (in Questions & Answers about Words) by aput
Well, the whole thing is wildly anachronistic, but as Cornwall is the modern name of a place, it's n......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Adjectives from proper nouns (in Questions & Answers about Words) by aput
In mathematics removal of the capital is a high honour, not accorded to all eponyms: Hermite is comm......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Subordinate (in Questions & Answers about Words) by aput
It sounds like a formal, neutral term to me. I do detect that there could be a pejorative whiff abou......
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Discussion Topic  RE: "Us Yanks" vs. "We Brits" (in Questions & Answers about Words) by aput
Any adjective can be used on its own in noun-like positions in certain contexts: The poor will alway......
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Discussion Topic  RE: "Us Yanks" vs. "We Brits" (in Questions & Answers about Words) by aput
It's odd. The terms Britain and British are widely used, and indeed indispensable, they being our fl......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Why so few words of 'color'? (in Questions & Answers about Words) by aput
The book that suggests female activities were specifically important to language evolution is probab......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Ruthless (in Questions & Answers about Words) by aput
Those meanings look right on what I know: el-i melek 'god-my king', b-o 'in-him', na`m-i 'pleasant-m......
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Discussion Topic  RE: "Us Yanks" vs. "We Brits" (in Questions & Answers about Words) by aput
I don't know, "us + N:subj" is grammatically as normal as "we + N:subj" everywhere in the English-sp......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Ruthless (in Questions & Answers about Words) by aput
There is no way you can get any part of "compassionate friend" out of the Hebrew (or in fact Moabite......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Ruthless (in Questions & Answers about Words) by aput
It's just the abstract noun of 'rue' = regret, as 'truth' and 'troth' are from 'trow' = believe, or ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: What's she like? (in Questions & Answers about Words) by aput
Or Angela Brazil (which, by the bye, is pronounced Brazzle): ......
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