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by marie26
Fri Jul 13, 2012 2:25 pm
Forum: Word Games and Challenges
Topic: Elementary school name
Replies: 15
Views: 14978

Re: Elementary school name

The other elementary schools in the district are named after noted and beloved Middletowners : one is a Science textbook creator (Truman Moon) and the others are former Principals. The building will be a Kindergarten through Fifth grade school. Kiplinger ( not sure who that is really) just ranked it...
by marie26
Wed Jul 11, 2012 3:52 pm
Forum: Word Games and Challenges
Topic: Elementary school name
Replies: 15
Views: 14978

Elementary school name

Hello, our school district is looking to name their newly erected school. It is on the north eastern coast of US. I would love some suggestions to give them. Thank you.
by marie26
Fri May 18, 2012 4:21 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: In one's wheelhouse
Replies: 5
Views: 6346

In one's wheelhouse

I have heard the phrase mentioned by celebrities on the show Apprentice, and have been using it myself. I understand it to be in refernce to something that one is good at or comfortable with ( one's bag). I'm wondering where does this phrase orignate.
by marie26
Fri May 18, 2012 2:55 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: aptronym / aptonym / euonym / charactonym / label name
Replies: 129
Views: 62318

Re: aptronym / aptonym / euonym / charactonym / label name

Only wish his first name was John or Richard instead of Tom ;)
by marie26
Wed Apr 11, 2012 1:23 pm
Forum: Word Games and Challenges
Topic: Twisted definitions
Replies: 88
Views: 70208

Re: Twisted definitions

Posted pic on social networking site featuring the subject scantily clad =hofile pic
by marie26
Fri Apr 06, 2012 3:36 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Teaching Reading
Replies: 29
Views: 8983

Re: Teaching Reading

My now 9- year-old daughter had a similar excitement about the written word, and would actually soothe herself in grocery stores looking for known letters and words. Manipulation and play with magnetic letters helped to teach and reinforce phonics and even sight words for her. I will never forget bu...
by marie26
Fri Apr 06, 2012 3:17 pm
Forum: Word Games and Challenges
Topic: Twisted definitions
Replies: 88
Views: 70208

Re: Twisted definitions

A Favorite genre of the soccer mom, embracing the likes of " Fifty Shades of Grey " = fuction
by marie26
Wed Mar 28, 2012 4:29 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: aptronym / aptonym / euonym / charactonym / label name
Replies: 129
Views: 62318

Re: aptronym / aptonym / euonym / charactonym / label name

Was reading Yes Day to my child. The illustrator's last name was Lichtenheld. I thought his name more fitting for another career.
by marie26
Wed Mar 14, 2012 3:52 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: aptronym / aptonym / euonym / charactonym / label name
Replies: 129
Views: 62318

Re: aptronym / aptonym / euonym / charactonym / label name

I would have figured Penelope Lively to be a sales rep for Flomax.
by marie26
Wed Mar 14, 2012 3:42 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: spelling: -ible v -able & when to use -cious & -tious
Replies: 14
Views: 11607

Re: The Usage of -ible Vs. -able & when to use -cious & -tious

Why is there a mention of Christmas now?
by marie26
Wed Jan 25, 2012 3:22 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: bang in the paint
Replies: 7
Views: 2076

Re: bang in the paint

She could probably paint that bang box wall -to- wall with just a nail polish bottle..course it depends on how many three- point balls that box has seen.
by marie26
Sat Jan 21, 2012 4:50 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: A game being/not being worth the candle...
Replies: 13
Views: 4439

Re: A game being/not being worth the candle...

It has been almost tea-lightful
by marie26
Sat Jan 21, 2012 4:49 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: A game being/not being worth the candle...
Replies: 13
Views: 4439

Re: A game being/not being worth the candle...

It definitely time for the paraffinally.
by marie26
Fri Jan 06, 2012 4:00 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Folksy Expressions
Replies: 19
Views: 10966

Re: Folksy Expressions

So dumb, if you shoved his brains up a gnat's ass, they'd roll around like a bee-bee in a boxcar.