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by Ken Greenwald
Wed Jul 04, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: umami
Replies: 13
Views: 379

Re: unami

John, ‘Unami’ with a capital “U” is listed in many dictionaries as the only definition of ‘unami.’ My Random House Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary , for example, lists the following when I type in ‘unami’: Unami noun : 1. One of the two Algonquian languages of the Delaware peoples, originally spoken...
by Ken Greenwald
Wed Jul 04, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: umami
Replies: 13
Views: 379

umami

[[This is a corrected version of this posting. As Erik Kowal pointed out below the correct spelling for this taste sense is "umami" and not "unami."]] <2018 “Scientists think they can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by tweaking the food that cows eat. A recent experiment from the University of Calif...
by Ken Greenwald
Wed Jun 27, 2018 3:27 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: pearl-clutching, pearl clutching
Replies: 2
Views: 269

pearl-clutching, pearl clutching

<2018 “China ‘declared economic war on us years ago’ by forcing U.S. companies in China to surrender their intellectual property, dumping steel and aluminum at artificially low prices, and propping up state-owned firms. President Trump should do whatever it takes to bring the regime to heel. He sho...
by Ken Greenwald
Sun Jun 03, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: Timing
Replies: 1
Views: 396

Re: Timing

Very moving! :)
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Ken Greenwald - June 3, 2018
by Ken Greenwald
Tue May 29, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: Turns of a phrase
Replies: 1
Views: 350

Turns of a phrase

Those who jump off a bridge in Paris are in Seine. A man's home is his castle, in a manor of speaking. Dijon vu - the same mustard as before. Practice safe eating - always use condiments. Shotgun wedding - A case of wife or death. A man needs a mistress just to break the monogamy. A hangover is the ...
by Ken Greenwald
Mon May 28, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Locks
Replies: 2
Views: 664

Re: Locks

The first are called "latch locks" and the second are called "chain locks."
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Ken Greenwald - May 28, 2018
by Ken Greenwald
Fri May 25, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: gaslighting
Replies: 2
Views: 1140

gaslighting

<2018 “The other question is whether Trump is a political anomaly or the start of a new era . . . Since Trump has gaslighted so dramatically and so successfully, will future political leaders also embrace lying as a deliberate strategy?”— The Week , 18 may, page 17> “Gaslight” used in this manner i...
by Ken Greenwald
Wed May 09, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Water
Replies: 5
Views: 1141

Re: Water

It’s called a “whirlpool” and Wikipedia has an article on it here.
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Ken Greenwald - May 9, 2018
by Ken Greenwald
Fri May 04, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings Archive
Topic: mulligan
Replies: 3
Views: 4969

Re: mulligan

Another recent example of the use of ‘mulligan.’ <2018 “In one of his first interviews since joining Mr. Trump’s legal team, Mr. Giuliani appeared to briefly stun Sean Hannity of Fox News by asserting that the president had reimbursed his personal lawyer for a $130,000 hush payment to Stephanie Clif...
by Ken Greenwald
Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: spoony
Replies: 13
Views: 2069

spoony

<2017 “‘But every author can taste the poison another has slipped into the punch,’ and the critic ended by calling Arthur ‘a magniloquent spoony .”— New York Times Book Review > Here’s the word that ‘magniloquent' modified in my previous posting and I would classify it as archaic. Merriam-Webster.co...
by Ken Greenwald
Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: magniloquent
Replies: 1
Views: 631

magniloquent

<2017 “‘But every author can taste the poison another has slipped into the punch,’ and the critic ended by calling Arthur ‘a magniloquent spoony.’”— New York Times Book Review (in book review of the Pulitzer Prize-winning book Less: A Novel by Sean Greer) Note: spoony to be addressed in a subsequen...
by Ken Greenwald
Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: epistemic closure
Replies: 6
Views: 1190

Re: epistemic closure

Tony,

Very good way of looking at it.

Ken
by Ken Greenwald
Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:14 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: epistemic closure
Replies: 6
Views: 1190

epistemic closure

<2018 “Liberals often like to accuse the Right of ‘ epistemic closure ’—a refusal to consider any evidence that contradicts their cherished beliefs and biases.”— The Week , April 20, page 12> It’s hard for me to visualize accusing anyone with the phrase ‘epistemic closure,’ but I suppose philosophy...
by Ken Greenwald
Sun Mar 25, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: Judas Goat
Replies: 3
Views: 1413

Re: Judas Goat

John, Interesting expression which I had never heard either. Note that Judas Sheep is another expression used with the same meaning. The following are a few of the 62 quotes I found in a news archive: <1990 “Democrats smell a rat-or a plot-and see Rostenkowski as the Judas goat who will lead them in...
by Ken Greenwald
Sun Mar 25, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: The Great Predictor – Trump’s new chief economic adviser
Replies: 1
Views: 669

The Great Predictor – Trump’s new chief economic adviser

This article appeared in The Week , March 30 issue, page 12 and is based on a NYMagazine piece by Jonathan Chait. ______________________________ Consistently wrong on the economy: President Trump’s new chief economic adviser, Larry Kudlow has been “historically, massively wrong” about the economy fo...