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by Ken Greenwald
Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: glug
Replies: 10
Views: 8896

Re: glug

Thanks Erik,

Those suggestions fit well.
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Ken - November 6, 2018
by Ken Greenwald
Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: glug
Replies: 10
Views: 8896

glug

<2018 “Start with roasted carrots: a classic, holiday-worthy side dish. Add Simply Organic’s dried rosemary and a few glugs of maple syrup and it’s a seconds-worthy side dish.”— wholefoodsmarket.com , 5 November> Imagine going through life having eluded crossing paths with the unit the glug . Howev...
by Ken Greenwald
Mon Nov 05, 2018 1:19 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: chip on or chip off
Replies: 20
Views: 10797

Re: chip on or chip off

I like "The bowl is chipped." No muss no fuss!
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Ken Greenwald - November 4, 2018
by Ken Greenwald
Sat Nov 03, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: Sportsman’s Double
Replies: 2
Views: 8225

Re: Sportsman’s Double

A most unfortunate disappointment! :)
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Ken Greenwald - November 3, 2018
by Ken Greenwald
Wed Oct 31, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: Incel and incel
Replies: 3
Views: 5248

Incel and incel

‘Incel’ and ‘incel’ are relatively new words which I had never heard before: <2018 “Whether expressed in right-wing, left-wing, jihadist, or black nationalist ideological terms, today’s acts of political violence share a common lineage in the above mixture and together have resulted in almost 200 de...
by Ken Greenwald
Thu Oct 25, 2018 4:18 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: pie-hole
Replies: 7
Views: 6916

Re: pie-hole

pie-hole or piehole or pie hole [[slang]] is your mouth and it is commonly used in the expression “Shut your pie-hole.” ___________________________________________ writingexplained.org/idiom-dictionary Shut your pie-hole : Shut up. Origin of Shut Your Pie Hole : Shut your cake hole came first, and ...
by Ken Greenwald
Tue Oct 23, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: Hyper/Hypo
Replies: 4
Views: 5795

Re: Hyper/Hypo

John, I agree with you. i If I saw "“Calhoon’s Tour Hypoed by Hollywood“ without knowing they were trying to promote the tour, I would infer it might mean "panned by Hollywood" since the prefix "hypo' means below, beneath, under, less than normal, deficient. However, as you pointed out and American ...
by Ken Greenwald
Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: ambit
Replies: 1
Views: 4446

ambit

<2018 “At a time when literary convention favors novelists who write narrowly about personal experience, Power’s ambit is refreshingly unfashionable, restoring to the form an authority it has shirked.”— The Atlantic , June, page 32> ‘Ambit’ is a small word with useful meaning, I like it, and I was ...
by Ken Greenwald
Sat Sep 29, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: woe betide
Replies: 5
Views: 6180

Re: woe betide

John,

Interesting observation: betide / be tied. Who would have thunk? Damn the English language! :evil:
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Ken Greenwald - September 29, 2018
by Ken Greenwald
Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: woe betide
Replies: 5
Views: 6180

woe betide

<2018 “In Skaife’s [[author of The Ravenemaster : My Life With the Ravens at the Tower of London]] telling, the shifting social structure of his ravens plays out like a nail-bittingly intense soap opera, and woe betide the handler who can’t keep up.”— The Atlantic , October, page 43> Since the expr...
by Ken Greenwald
Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Big frying pan
Replies: 5
Views: 4463

Re: Big frying pan

A grill.
by Ken Greenwald
Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: arriviste / arrivist
Replies: 0
Views: 8599

arriviste / arrivist

<2018 “That the dinosaur wars drew in scientists from multiple disciplines only added to the bad blood. Paleontologists resented arriviste physicists, like Alvarez for ignoring their data. Physicists figured the stamp collectors [[derogatory expression for paleontologists]] were just bitter because...
by Ken Greenwald
Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: dead cat bounce
Replies: 2
Views: 5333

Re: dead cat bounce

I really like this expression and I just came across it in my reading. I would note that it is often used in the hyphenated form dead-cat bounce . <2018 “The promise of the rainbow coalition thus seems ever closer to fruition. Among true believers, every liberal defeat, up to and including the 2016 ...
by Ken Greenwald
Wed Sep 05, 2018 3:41 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: mung (the verb)
Replies: 2
Views: 4441

mung (the verb)

<2018 “You gave up the privacy of your personal data a long time ago, said Ian Bogost in TheAtlantic.com. Everything you’ve done, online and off, has been ‘recorded, munged , and spat back at you to benefit sellers, advertisers, and the brokers who service them.’”— The Week , 7 September, page 19> ...
by Ken Greenwald
Thu Aug 30, 2018 4:13 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: kleptocracy
Replies: 4
Views: 5475

kleptocracy

<2018 “The Hudson Institute has promoted programs examining the rise of kleptocracy in governments around the world, with Russia as a prime target.”— New York Times , 21 August> Never heard the word before and it’s not hard to infer it’s meaning, but I’ll include it anyway. Dictionary.com kleptocra...