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Discussion Topic  RE: World's WORST jokes (part one) (in Wordplay) by Geoff
When Kalleh, Shufitz, my wife and I toured Chicago's Field Museum, I bought only one souvenir: a t-s......
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Discussion Topic  Newspeak and prescriptivism (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Geoff
Although I've attempted to accept the non-prescriptivist position of the linguists here, I am left w......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Jumbo VI (in Word Games) by Geoff
Sorry. I just don't comprehend how it works. I'll bow out. ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: For Know-it-alls (in Word Games) by Geoff
I just saw something in the news about actor Johnny Dupp. Something about hauling dirt in a dupp tr......
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Discussion Topic  Corporate ownership of language (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Geoff
San Francisco Gate recently ran an article about a restaurant that serves such simple dishes as maca......
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Discussion Topic  Miserlou loves company (in The Written Word) by Geoff
If you've seen the movie, ......
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Discussion Topic  Steamed about Steampunk (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Geoff
Where did this term come from? I looked it up, and it seems to derive from a Sci-Fi writer's anachr......
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Discussion Topic  aglet/aiglet (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Geoff
This word is uncommon enough for the Bluffing Game, but I'm too curious about its etymology to use i......
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Discussion Topic  Bluffing Game: Speculum (in Wordplay) by Geoff
Nary a woman in first world countries doesn't know what a speculum is - but that's not all it is. Y......
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Discussion Topic  I'm left wondering about the right (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Geoff
How did we come to think of "left" as being liberal and "right" as being conservative? Was it from ......
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Discussion Topic  More on silly names for coffee sizes (in Potpourri) by Geoff
Elsewhere we recently mentioned Starbucks' using Italian names for their coffee sizes. I can't find......
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Discussion Topic  RE: World's WORST jokes (part one) (in Wordplay) by Geoff
After being arrested for shoplifting, I pled not guilty due to an adverse reaction to prescription a......
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Discussion Topic  RE: New Chat Times! (in Community) by Geoff
I downloaded an updated Flash Player, then went to Chat. I saw 2 people were logged in, but could n......
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Discussion Topic  RE: New Chat Times! (in Community) by Geoff
If I right click while in the Chat Room window it thinks I'm in Abobe Flash Player. Helllllp!...
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Discussion Topic  RE: New Chat Times! (in Community) by Geoff
When I try to enter the WC chatroom I get a brief twirling image of a person with arms raised, then ......
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Discussion Topic  Word plasticity (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Geoff
When pondering the manner in which the term, "plastic" has changed, it occurred to me that words the......
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Discussion Topic  A turkey of a question (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Geoff
I got curious about the etymology of ......
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Discussion Topic  Dragon (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Geoff
On a model airplane site someone mentioned Fafnir, the Norse, and later German, shape-shifter who tu......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Untranslatable (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Geoff
Odd that the author says, "words," then presents phrases. A French friend says that "apprivoiser," ......
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Discussion Topic  weltanschauung vs. umwelt (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Geoff
As used in English, what differentiates these two German loan words? Is it just the difference betw......
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