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by Ken Greenwald
Tue Oct 08, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Between you and I
Replies: 12
Views: 9696

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: 7390

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: 13006

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: 10010

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: 12478

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: 6698

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: 7838

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: 14675

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: 9761

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: 10474

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: 8942

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: 8942

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: 8942

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 ...
by Ken Greenwald
Thu May 02, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Talking in the abstract.
Replies: 3
Views: 4897

Re: Talking in the abstract.

Talking in the abstract is an idiom that means to be talking in a general way, without referring to a particular real person, thing or situation. So when Mrs May said "no deal is better than a bad deal" she was implying that in general she thought that was true and didn't want people to think that ...
by Ken Greenwald
Tue Apr 30, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: legitimate (the verb)
Replies: 3
Views: 8506

Re: legitimate (the verb)

Phil,
Your comments have clarified the distinction between 1 and 3 in my mind. Thanks.
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Ken - April 30, 2019