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by JosephPa
Tue May 30, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: The most occupier
Replies: 11
Views: 5705

Re: The most occupier

This euphemism (and I had every license one can acquire) loses it viability (to me) due to what appears to be, because of the distilled corruption of English etiquette. I sold everything and I wonder if B can sleep at night - even though the SEC has more on its plate than it can handle. How did you ...
by JosephPa
Tue May 30, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: agitprop
Replies: 5
Views: 8701

Re: agitprop

I have never heard this word before and I am 63. This word really threw me!
by JosephPa
Tue May 30, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: agitprop
Replies: 5
Views: 8701

Re: agitprop

tony h: Gospodin (sir) That sword is not blunted. Very familiar with the political usage and I see it here in the US now (what goes around comes around) Once again the failure inherent in human nature (tail gunner Joe, sigh) shows me that McCarthyism is still relied upon despite its historical reper...
by JosephPa
Tue May 30, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: windfall
Replies: 7
Views: 10046

Re: windfall

tony h: nice work, especially "Accruing in large amounts".
I made a sale in Southern California that had an unexpectedly fast and easy acceptance.
This earned me $1.12 million and one that I was cheated out of, Hurt but funny in retrospect.
by JosephPa
Tue May 30, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: No-one knows!
Replies: 5
Views: 8160

Re: No-one knows!

The humor is interesting and funny. Hyphenation would be acceptable since it doesn't affect the quick-witted (so there!) nature of the joker.
by JosephPa
Tue May 30, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: "Full of piss and vinegar"
Replies: 4
Views: 7774

Re: "Full of piss and vinegar"

re: "piss & vinegar" This is a means of conveying the affect presented by someone who is sharp tongued and who (when speaking/acting) is both bitter (gall) and in communication is an affront to good natured when one encounters them. This person is very negative and uncomfortable to encounter. The ph...