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by Erik_Kowal
Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Oh, and have you read...?
Topic: On words and meaning
Replies: 6
Views: 53

Re: On words and meaning

Thanks, Tony.
by Erik_Kowal
Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Oh, and have you read...?
Topic: On words and meaning
Replies: 6
Views: 53

Re: On words and meaning

Tony, what do you mean by 'between cuffs': "The differences between England and America between cuffs, ...." ?
by Erik_Kowal
Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Close
Replies: 1
Views: 25

Re: Close

I think they both sound fine.
by Erik_Kowal
Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Photographic memory
Replies: 2
Views: 37

Re: Photographic memory

A photographic memory can also be referred to as an eidetic memory. However, according to the Online Etymological Dictionary , the word 'eidetic' was coined in 1924, almost a century after photography was invented: eidetic (adj.) "pertaining to the faculty of projecting images," 1924, from German ei...
by Erik_Kowal
Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: That's how I've always done it
Replies: 0
Views: 44

That's how I've always done it

A pair of newlyweds set up home together. Before long, the husband noticed that whenever his bride took meat from out of the freezer to thaw, she’d put it on a plate in the sink, then cover it with the dishrack. He kept asking what the reason for the rack was, but all he could get out of his wife wa...
by Erik_Kowal
Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: On the side
Replies: 6
Views: 210

Re: On the side

Phil White wrote:
Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:39 pm
I have this dreadful vision of going into MacDonald's and being asked "do you want a side chick with that?"
To which I assume you would wittily reply "Maybe, once I get a sidecar for my motorbike".
by Erik_Kowal
Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: crack any code
Replies: 5
Views: 133

Re: crack any code

Phil is right.
by Erik_Kowal
Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: A low bar
Replies: 1
Views: 94

A low bar

A sexual predator, a con artist and a fascist walk into a bar.

The bartender asks, "What'll it be, Mr President?"
by Erik_Kowal
Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: umami
Replies: 13
Views: 379

Re: umami

I feel it should be pointed out that qualifying the adjective 'true' with 'very' adds nothing to its meaning.

:D
by Erik_Kowal
Sun Jul 08, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Clothes
Replies: 7
Views: 191

Re: Clothes

Pyjamas (UK)
Pajamas (US)

(Tony: The image — https://cbu01.alicdn.com/img/ibank/2016 ... 00x400.jpg — was visible yesterday. It's very odd that today it isn't being displayed in the Wordwizard embedded format.)
by Erik_Kowal
Thu Jul 05, 2018 3:10 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Malaphor?
Replies: 5
Views: 231

Re: Malaphor?

Don't worry, Bob. You're safe so long as you just keep referring to her as 'she' or 'her'. :D
by Erik_Kowal
Thu Jul 05, 2018 3:05 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: umami
Replies: 13
Views: 379

Re: unami

UNAMI refers to the Algonquian people or their language.

UMAMI refers to the taste category.

There is no overlap of meaning.
by Erik_Kowal
Wed Jul 04, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Crescent-shape area
Replies: 3
Views: 118

Re: Crescent-shape area

I would describe both the fireplace and the surrounding seating area as a firepit.
by Erik_Kowal
Tue Jul 03, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Assist device
Replies: 4
Views: 149

Re: Assist device

tony h wrote:
Tue Jul 03, 2018 4:46 pm
I need a gin sling for my broken heart.
There are quite few uses for a sling.
Sorry to hear it, Tony.

Sounds like you've been having to endure some of life's slings and arrows...
by Erik_Kowal
Mon Jul 02, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: fribble and fricatrice
Replies: 3
Views: 100

Re: fribble and fricatrice

Which dictionary?

What happens during each act?