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by Ken Greenwald
Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings Archive
Topic: Go Pound Salt ???
Replies: 12
Views: 10754

Re: Go Pound Salt ???

Pat,

You state this as a fact. If you want us to accept this you should provide some proof!
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Ken Greenwald – November 10, 2019
by Ken Greenwald
Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Humorous comparisons
Replies: 51
Views: 29513

Re: Humorous comparisons

<“‘Byrant toured tirelessly until the 1990s, when a heart attack forced her to give up the horn. In her later years, her only income was Social Security checks. ‘I’m sitting here broke as the Ten Commandments ,’ she said, ‘but I’m still rich. With love and friendship and music.’” — The Week , 11 Oc...
by Ken Greenwald
Tue Oct 08, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Between you and I
Replies: 12
Views: 4912

Re: Between you and I

Phil and Erik,

I am weak in this area and having nothing to add, but I would like to thank you both for a most interesting and illuminating discussion.
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Ken - October 8, 2019
by Ken Greenwald
Fri Oct 04, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: indicia
Replies: 1
Views: 3067

indicia

<2019 “Trump and White House officials have said they don't know the identity of the whistleblower but the president nonetheless dismissed the person's actions as ‘partisan.’ And officials at the Justice Department on Wednesday affirmed that the intelligence community's inspector general found ‘som...
by Ken Greenwald
Sat Sep 28, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: Opinions on why the chicken crossed the road
Replies: 5
Views: 4404

Re: Opinions on why the chicken crossed the road

Excellent Erik. I really enjoyed that.
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Ken - September 28, 2019
by Ken Greenwald
Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: stochastic terrorism
Replies: 5
Views: 4517

stochastic terrorism

<2019 “In March, a far-right gunman murdered 51 Muslims in two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand — and left behind a document describing Muslim immigrants as ‘invaders’ and Trump as ‘a symbol of renewed white identity and common purpose.’ And now, this latest massacre in El Paso [[add Dayton]]. ...
by Ken Greenwald
Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: Damascene conversion
Replies: 7
Views: 7671

Re: Damascene conversion

Jim,

Very astute observation! I like it!! For those interested Wikipedia has a discussion at Damascus steel.
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Ken Greenwald – August 6, 2019
by Ken Greenwald
Sun Jul 28, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: prelapsarian
Replies: 1
Views: 2976

prelapsarian

<2019 “This vision of a comparatively open border and some freedom of travel is increasingly what is meant on the Korean Peninsula by ‘reunification.’ There has been talk of normalized relations and corporate exchange, and Seoul has even floated the notion of a European Union-style confederation. L...
by Ken Greenwald
Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: Overton window
Replies: 3
Views: 3508

Overton window

<2019 “. . . ‘This is a fantasy.’ She [Senator and presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren] was talking about the enormous platform she has, now that she’s running for President, to propagate political proposals that she has been thinking about for decades. ‘It’s a moment of being able to talk abou...
by Ken Greenwald
Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Violin, viola.
Replies: 7
Views: 9008

Re: Violin, viola.

Hi Bob, I’ve always pronounced it vee-ola . I checked 10 dictionaries and found that 8 of them pronounced it vee-ola . Merriam-Webster regular and unabridged gave vye-ola as an alternate pronunciation. And here is the OED ’s pronunciations. I have always been too lazy to learn or look up their pronu...
by Ken Greenwald
Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: bijou / bijou strongman
Replies: 5
Views: 5382

bijou / bijou strongman

bijou / bijou strongman <2019 “President Trump heaped praise on Hungarian Prime Minister Victor Orban during his visit to the White House this week, shrugging off concerns about the Central European leader’s increasing authoritarianism. . . . Sitting next to Orban must have ‘stoked a jealous rage in...
by Ken Greenwald
Thu May 16, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: A duck walks into a drug store...
Replies: 1
Views: 4107

Re: A duck walks into a drug store...

John,

Good one!! :lol:
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Ken - May 16, 2019
by Ken Greenwald
Sun May 12, 2019 2:50 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: heterodox
Replies: 4
Views: 4660

Re: heterodox

I was surprised to see that. Wiki and Urban Dictionary aren't the most reliable sources...usually. They're not the most reliable sources, but in this instance they were the only dictionary sources. That may have been the first time I ever quoted the Urban Dictionary . :( ___________________ Ken — M...
by Ken Greenwald
Sat May 11, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: heterodox
Replies: 4
Views: 4660

Re: heterodox

John, You’re right. The antonym of the prefix ‘ortho-‘ is ‘homo-‘ For example, “homogenous vs. heterogenous.” So I agree that it seems the straightforward antonym of ‘heterodox’ should be ‘homodox.’ The path to getting the antonym of ‘heterodox’ to be the word ‘orthodox’, however, is a bit more circ...
by Ken Greenwald
Fri May 10, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: heterodox
Replies: 4
Views: 4660

heterodox

<2019 “Recently, under the somewhat unlikely inspiration of Elizabeth Warren [U.S. Senator], some conservatives have revived an old debate: Did millions of women entering the work force actually make families worse off? In her lost days as a heterodox public intellectual, Warren made the case that ...