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by gdwdwrkr
Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:04 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: shambolic (2)
Replies: 7
Views: 1018

Re: shambolic

The unfortunate Keystone Cops of Iran seem bent on illustrating shambolism.
by gdwdwrkr
Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:01 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: gingerly
Replies: 1
Views: 721

Re: gingerly

I cardamomly agree.
by gdwdwrkr
Sat Dec 21, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: flip off
Replies: 3
Views: 1437

Re: flip off

Around here the appearance of the term was contemporaneous with the rise of digital communications.
by gdwdwrkr
Sun Nov 24, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: "Last straw"/Clochandichter
Replies: 41
Views: 20561

Re:

John Barton wrote:
Wed Mar 30, 2005 5:53 am
...CLOCHANDICHTER, to which I can find only one unhelpful Google hit. ...
Maybe searching for helpful Google-hits would help.
by gdwdwrkr
Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Crescent seating
Replies: 4
Views: 4138

Re: Crescent seating

window-seat
by gdwdwrkr
Sun Oct 13, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Between you and I
Replies: 12
Views: 6829

Re: Between you and I

Yes, and there is always. as just seen on "the History Blog" site, " The finders had turned them into the museum", in which four silver coins are "turned into" a museum. The magic continues.
by gdwdwrkr
Sat Oct 12, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Between you and I
Replies: 12
Views: 6829

Re: Between you and I

Users of "sooner than later" could care less.
by gdwdwrkr
Fri Sep 13, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: I have a few questions I want to ask
Replies: 2
Views: 4023

Re: I have a few questions I want to ask

What a relief! Machines are still stupid.
by gdwdwrkr
Fri Sep 13, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: is best/are best
Replies: 2
Views: 4179

Re: is best/are best

You are talking about "use", not colors.
Think "We could use up to eight colors, but I think four is enough. I think [that the use of] four colors is best."
This is my opinion, proximity be damned.
by gdwdwrkr
Mon Sep 02, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: stochastic terrorism
Replies: 5
Views: 5368

Re: stochastic terrorism

Phil White wrote:
Tue Aug 27, 2019 4:29 pm
gdwdwrkr wrote:
Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:07 am
The concept certainly has elements of "dog-whistle" to it.
Quite so. And Erik is absolutely right. There is no need to obfuscate responsibility with a term like this when "incitement" is what we are really looking at.
...or at least, what we really mean.
by gdwdwrkr
Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: stochastic terrorism
Replies: 5
Views: 5368

Re: stochastic terrorism

The concept certainly has elements of "dog-whistle" to it.
by gdwdwrkr
Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:50 am
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: The story
Replies: 1
Views: 2435

Re: The story

A+
by gdwdwrkr
Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: solace and consolation
Replies: 5
Views: 3513

Re: solace and consolation

Thank you, Erik.
I just wonder if the Latin goes further back toward something a cat might understand as she snoozes in a patch of sunshine on a cold day.
by gdwdwrkr
Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: solace and consolation
Replies: 5
Views: 3513

solace and consolation

A friend whose brother has just been admitted to an alzheimers unit in a faraway state is finding solace and consolation in some of the good qualities of the unit. Seeing the words together makes me wonder about their origins. I'm wondering if there is any solar-energy in their comfort.
by gdwdwrkr
Fri Aug 09, 2019 2:23 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: Overton window
Replies: 3
Views: 4168

Re: Overton window

"...threw up the sash..."
Talk about framing...