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by Joseph
Mon Feb 13, 2006 1:42 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: powwow
Replies: 34
Views: 9518

powwow

I just realized Wordwizard exists in GMT. As we say in eastern Massachusetts, "Light dawns on Marblehead", pun intended!
by Joseph
Sat Feb 11, 2006 2:36 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: powwow
Replies: 34
Views: 9518

powwow

WoZ, no offense taken. In fact when I read your response I was lifted up with insipiration, no joke. I felt you hit the nail on the head! I am not OVERLY sensitive to the PC culture in general. I just happen to work for a company where they pump it into the airstream. There is no escaping the overse...
by Joseph
Fri Feb 10, 2006 5:22 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: powwow
Replies: 34
Views: 9518

powwow

Well, I am certainly greatful for your input although painful as it was read. WoZ you made very it clear how you felt. Erik I really did not get it. Harry you were much kinder than WoZ but you still though I was "beyond". Phil, I thought you were going to bail me out for a miunte there but I quickly...
by Joseph
Wed Feb 08, 2006 2:09 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: powwow
Replies: 34
Views: 9518

powwow

A co-worker said we should have a "powwow". Obviously she was innocently referring to us having a meeting about a current subject. I told her that I thought her use of the word "powwow" was inappropriate and politically incorect. I felt that use of the word powwow for the purpose of having a meeting...
by Joseph
Mon Jul 04, 2005 1:03 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: "it was a fluke"
Replies: 15
Views: 7170

"it was a fluke"

Question to Bobinwales; If you became convinced of the term originating from the fish then how does one connect it to billiards? Are you indicating that it originated with the fish and then was applied in to describe the billiards "lucky shot"? Question to Eric: You indicate you find it hard not to ...
by Joseph
Mon Jul 04, 2005 1:43 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: "it was a fluke"
Replies: 15
Views: 7170

"it was a fluke"

One other thing I wanted to say about "fluke". It does not always connote something good as described above by Bobinwales' reference to a "lucky shot" in billiards. I have also heard it used to describe "not-so-lucky" situations; "The flying rock crash through the windshield, it was a fluke!", as ar...
by Joseph
Sat Jul 02, 2005 3:07 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: "it was a fluke"
Replies: 15
Views: 7170

"it was a fluke"

It was suggested to me the connection with the fish "fluke" this way; When fishing for something other than the "flounder" and one would catch the "flounder" it would be exclaimed "Oh! it's a fluke". Then loosely applied in situations where the end result was not typically the desired result, theref...
by Joseph
Thu Jun 30, 2005 5:10 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: "it was a fluke"
Replies: 15
Views: 7170

"it was a fluke"

Meaning and odd occurance. Something that would not have normally happened. Where did it come form and why?