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by Ken Greenwald
Thu Apr 02, 2020 11:04 pm
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: How Smart?
Replies: 1
Views: 44

How Smart?

There was a plane with 5 passengers aboard: Donald Trump, the Pope, Dr. Anthony Fauci, Hillary Clinton, and a ten year old schoolgirl. The plane is about to crash and there are only 4 parachutes. Dr. Fauci says, "I need one. I have to help develop a cure for the global health crisis covid19." He tak...
by Ken Greenwald
Thu Feb 27, 2020 12:24 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: kitsch
Replies: 3
Views: 5869

kitsch

<2020 “Today Kiefer [[20/21st German painter/sculptor whose works often incorporate materials such as straw, ash, clay, lead, and shellac.]] has long since been canonized, and his name has become a kind of trademark. If anyone is truly provoked by his work these days, it is by its price tag. And it...
by Ken Greenwald
Mon Feb 10, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: sui generis
Replies: 4
Views: 6002

Re: sui generis

John,

Agreed. But some are more unique than others! :D

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Ken - February 10, 2020
by Ken Greenwald
Mon Feb 10, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings Archive
Topic: no rest for the weary
Replies: 6
Views: 15563

Re: no rest for the weary

Robert,

You say:
The intention of the bible passage is there will be no rest for the wicked in hell.

How do you know that is the intention of the bible passage?

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Ken Greenwald - February 10, 2020
by Ken Greenwald
Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: sui generis
Replies: 4
Views: 6002

sui generis

<2020 “The U.S. is not the U.K. . . . and ‘ Bernie Sanders is not Jeremy Corbyn.” A humorless oddball dogged by persistent charges of anti-Semitism, Corbyn is personally unpopular . . . Corbryn is ‘ sui generis ’ . . . so is the Brexit morass.”— The Week , 27 December/10 January, page 6> This is an...
by Ken Greenwald
Thu Jan 23, 2020 12:55 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: hygge
Replies: 1
Views: 5379

hygge

I received an email from AARP (American Association of Retired Persons) that said the following: <2020 “C’mon, Get Happy HYGGE : Here’s a little Danish for you. No, not the sweet, sticky breakfast treat, but the indulgence of self-care, comfort and relaxation we all crave and deserve — and the world...
by Ken Greenwald
Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: shambolic (2)
Replies: 8
Views: 8745

Re: shambolic (2)

You may have noticed that I have retitled this posting "shambolic (2)." That is because on January 7, 2008, I posted "shambolic" which is now designated as "shambolic (1). How soon we forget! :( That was only two years ago. Senility must be setting in.! But I should mention that no one else pointed ...
by Ken Greenwald
Sun Jan 05, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Pick up a pair
Replies: 4
Views: 6071

Re: Pick up a pair

Erik,

I didn't get the meaning of the expression either. Thanks for that very good explanation.

Ken
by Ken Greenwald
Thu Jan 02, 2020 12:51 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: shambolic (2)
Replies: 8
Views: 8745

shambolic (2)

Happy New Year to one and all! <2020 “Huge, sometimes violent protests began erupting across Iraq in October, as people angry about unemployment, corruption and shambolic public services poured into the streets.”— nytimes.com , 1 January> Shambolic is a new one on me and so to start the new year rig...
by Ken Greenwald
Tue Dec 17, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: flip off
Replies: 3
Views: 4966

flip off

<2019 “The woman who lost her job famously flipping off President Trump’s motorcade has won a seat on a county board of supervisors in Virginia.”— Time.com , 6 November> Never came across this expression before but it sort of strikes me as one I should have been familiar with. Merriam-Webster Unabr...
by Ken Greenwald
Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings Archive
Topic: Go Pound Salt ???
Replies: 12
Views: 16783

Re: Go Pound Salt ???

Pat,

You state this as a fact. If you want us to accept this you should provide some proof!
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Ken Greenwald – November 10, 2019
by Ken Greenwald
Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Humorous comparisons
Replies: 51
Views: 40659

Re: Humorous comparisons

<“‘Byrant toured tirelessly until the 1990s, when a heart attack forced her to give up the horn. In her later years, her only income was Social Security checks. ‘I’m sitting here broke as the Ten Commandments ,’ she said, ‘but I’m still rich. With love and friendship and music.’” — The Week , 11 Oc...
by Ken Greenwald
Tue Oct 08, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Between you and I
Replies: 12
Views: 8944

Re: Between you and I

Phil and Erik,

I am weak in this area and having nothing to add, but I would like to thank you both for a most interesting and illuminating discussion.
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Ken - October 8, 2019
by Ken Greenwald
Fri Oct 04, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: indicia
Replies: 1
Views: 6333

indicia

<2019 “Trump and White House officials have said they don't know the identity of the whistleblower but the president nonetheless dismissed the person's actions as ‘partisan.’ And officials at the Justice Department on Wednesday affirmed that the intelligence community's inspector general found ‘som...
by Ken Greenwald
Sat Sep 28, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: Opinions on why the chicken crossed the road
Replies: 5
Views: 10713

Re: Opinions on why the chicken crossed the road

Excellent Erik. I really enjoyed that.
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Ken - September 28, 2019