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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: 108

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: 0
Views: 111

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: 560

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: 560

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: 1308

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: 474

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: 717

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: 924

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: 613

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: 758

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 ...
by Ken Greenwald
Sat Sep 29, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: woe betide
Replies: 5
Views: 1191

Re: woe betide

John,

Interesting observation: betide / be tied. Who would have thunk? Damn the English language! :evil:
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Ken Greenwald - September 29, 2018
by Ken Greenwald
Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: woe betide
Replies: 5
Views: 1191

woe betide

<2018 “In Skaife’s [[author of The Ravenemaster : My Life With the Ravens at the Tower of London]] telling, the shifting social structure of his ravens plays out like a nail-bittingly intense soap opera, and woe betide the handler who can’t keep up.”— The Atlantic , October, page 43> Since the expr...
by Ken Greenwald
Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Big frying pan
Replies: 5
Views: 1428

Re: Big frying pan

A grill.
by Ken Greenwald
Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: arriviste / arrivist
Replies: 0
Views: 902

arriviste / arrivist

<2018 “That the dinosaur wars drew in scientists from multiple disciplines only added to the bad blood. Paleontologists resented arriviste physicists, like Alvarez for ignoring their data. Physicists figured the stamp collectors [[derogatory expression for paleontologists]] were just bitter because...
by Ken Greenwald
Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: dead cat bounce
Replies: 2
Views: 2069

Re: dead cat bounce

I really like this expression and I just came across it in my reading. I would note that it is often used in the hyphenated form dead-cat bounce . <2018 “The promise of the rainbow coalition thus seems ever closer to fruition. Among true believers, every liberal defeat, up to and including the 2016 ...