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by Ken Greenwald
Sat Dec 22, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Commencement
Replies: 9
Views: 1275

Re: Commencement

Steven, A Google search produced the following number of hits: 1) graduation commencement – 174,000 2) graduation ceremony – 10,100,000 3) graduation commencement ceremony – 26,700 (Note that 3 is contained in 1) So “graduation ceremony” is the winner by a wide margin! ______________________________...
by Ken Greenwald
Fri Dec 21, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Two different countries
Replies: 11
Views: 1612

Re: Two different countries

Offhand I can’t think of any cool, succinct description. But I would say, even though it’s a bit awkward, that a person whose mother is a Japanese citizen and father is a Korean citizen is of “Japanese-Korean parentage citizenship” – their parents have different nationalities. However, if the person...
by Ken Greenwald
Tue Dec 18, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Happy Christmas!
Replies: 14
Views: 2486

Re: Happy Christmas!

Thanks Phil. And speaking of buffoons, which would be a compliment to many of our government officeholders from the President on down, let’s hope that we can mitigate some of the damage they have done (think climate change, rule of law, healthcare, tariffs, coddling of despots, selection of incompet...
by Ken Greenwald
Tue Dec 18, 2018 4:39 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: 2018 Word of the Year
Replies: 4
Views: 1822

2018 Word of the Year

Based on the number of look-ups on their online websites the following dictionaries came up with their Word of Year . <Merriam-Webster’s 2018 Word of the Year is ”justice,” which saw a 74% increase in look-ups from 2017. The dictionary noted that the Mueller investigation led to frequent headlines a...
by Ken Greenwald
Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Good Quotes
Replies: 74
Views: 52943

Re: Good Quotes

The following quote in Boston.com from American stand-up comedian, actor, writer, and film producer Stephen Wright (born 1955) appeared in The Week, 15 November, page 17: <When everything is coming your way, you're in the wrong lane.> _________________________________ Ken Greenwald - November 29, 20...
by Ken Greenwald
Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: Beer versus wine: An ancient quarrel
Replies: 3
Views: 1431

Re: Beer versus wine: An ancient quarrel

Erik,

Beautiful!! :D

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Ken - November 14, 2018
by Ken Greenwald
Sun Nov 11, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: wrong-foot
Replies: 1
Views: 1732

wrong-foot

<2018 “While Washington seems increasingly ready to counter Chinese expansionism, including on the high seas, its capacity to wrong-foot its Asian allies makes it all the more important that leading regional powers, such as India and Japan, do more to promote economic and political stability for th...
by Ken Greenwald
Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: glug
Replies: 10
Views: 2607

Re: glug

Thanks Erik,

Those suggestions fit well.
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Ken - November 6, 2018
by Ken Greenwald
Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: glug
Replies: 10
Views: 2607

glug

<2018 “Start with roasted carrots: a classic, holiday-worthy side dish. Add Simply Organic’s dried rosemary and a few glugs of maple syrup and it’s a seconds-worthy side dish.”— wholefoodsmarket.com , 5 November> Imagine going through life having eluded crossing paths with the unit the glug . Howev...
by Ken Greenwald
Mon Nov 05, 2018 1:19 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: chip on or chip off
Replies: 20
Views: 4621

Re: chip on or chip off

I like "The bowl is chipped." No muss no fuss!
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Ken Greenwald - November 4, 2018
by Ken Greenwald
Sat Nov 03, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: Sportsman’s Double
Replies: 2
Views: 1245

Re: Sportsman’s Double

A most unfortunate disappointment! :)
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Ken Greenwald - November 3, 2018
by Ken Greenwald
Wed Oct 31, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: Incel and incel
Replies: 3
Views: 1729

Incel and incel

‘Incel’ and ‘incel’ are relatively new words which I had never heard before: <2018 “Whether expressed in right-wing, left-wing, jihadist, or black nationalist ideological terms, today’s acts of political violence share a common lineage in the above mixture and together have resulted in almost 200 de...
by Ken Greenwald
Thu Oct 25, 2018 4:18 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: pie-hole
Replies: 7
Views: 2194

Re: pie-hole

pie-hole or piehole or pie hole [[slang]] is your mouth and it is commonly used in the expression “Shut your pie-hole.” ___________________________________________ writingexplained.org/idiom-dictionary Shut your pie-hole : Shut up. Origin of Shut Your Pie Hole : Shut your cake hole came first, and ...
by Ken Greenwald
Tue Oct 23, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: Hyper/Hypo
Replies: 4
Views: 1916

Re: Hyper/Hypo

John, I agree with you. i If I saw "“Calhoon’s Tour Hypoed by Hollywood“ without knowing they were trying to promote the tour, I would infer it might mean "panned by Hollywood" since the prefix "hypo' means below, beneath, under, less than normal, deficient. However, as you pointed out and American ...
by Ken Greenwald
Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: ambit
Replies: 1
Views: 1465

ambit

<2018 “At a time when literary convention favors novelists who write narrowly about personal experience, Power’s ambit is refreshingly unfashionable, restoring to the form an authority it has shirked.”— The Atlantic , June, page 32> ‘Ambit’ is a small word with useful meaning, I like it, and I was ...