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Discussion Topic  RE: Calling "Ralph" (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Geoff
Z, Ive known Germanic and Scandanavian men named either Rolf or Ralf. Variations on the same name, ......
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Discussion Topic  Calling "Ralph" (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Geoff
While we in the US use this expression as a euphamism for vomiting loudly, it doesn't work with the ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Franchise? (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Geoff
Being the preccriptivist prig that I am, it doesnt work for me because "an Al Quaida" contains redun......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Bucket list (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Geoff
I guess you've not seen the Britcom, "Keeping Up Appearances," Proof. There's a Mrs. Bucket who pr......
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Discussion Topic  Bucket list (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Geoff
What is it? What does it mean?...
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Discussion Topic  RE: 5 quick word fixes (in Potpourri) by Geoff
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Discussion Topic  RE: Simpson's Paradox (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Geoff
I thought it had to do with the unlikely success of Homer, Bart, Marge, et. al....
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Discussion Topic  Squat (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Geoff
A friend recently asked what the origin of the slang expression, "I didn't get squat" was. I'm incl......
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Discussion Topic  RE: 5 quick word fixes (in Potpourri) by Geoff
OK, from now on I'll use "Iself." ......
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Discussion Topic  Remedial remedies? (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Geoff
After seeing the term, "remedial" recently, I began to wonder why people with an inability to learn ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Slip? Or a joke I didn't get? (in Potpourri) by Geoff
Whatsamatter, z, haven't you ever heard of a coated tongue?...
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Discussion Topic  RE: Burger King Kids (in Potpourri) by Geoff
Yes, they have, giving way to ever more competition for McJobs....
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Discussion Topic  RE: Congratulations to Chile for a great rescue effort! (in Community) by Geoff
They weren't all well, but all were alive! Quite amazing. Most needed some medical treatment, but ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Burger King Kids (in Potpourri) by Geoff
I've not heard of it, but "burger flipper" is common as a term for minimum wage and/or uneducated wo......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Trivia (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Geoff
He mentions arithmetic, geometry, music, and astronomy. Didn't they all overlap in the concept of m......
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Discussion Topic  The Sound of Science (in Potpourri) by Geoff
The rhymes aren't good, but clever anyway. ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Chugger (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Geoff
New to me too. Heretofore I've only heard the term as it relates to one who pours large quantities ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Citizen's journalism (in Potpourri) by Geoff
Read the history of the yellow journalistic practices of Joseph Pulitzer and W.R. Hearst, then tell ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Save the Words (in Links for Linguaphiles) by Geoff
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Discussion Topic  RE: We (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Geoff
My soon to be ex-supervisor uses "we" constantly. To paraphrase him, we will be happy to be rid of ......
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