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by gdwdwrkr
Wed Jun 10, 2020 2:26 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: all-out / all-in / all out / all in
Replies: 2
Views: 1267

Re: all-out / all-in / all out / all in

I think "all-in" has to do with poker-chips.
(...and then he reads the New Yorker article...)
by gdwdwrkr
Wed Jun 10, 2020 2:25 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: all-out / all-in / all out / all in
Replies: 2
Views: 1267

Re: all-out / all-in / all out / all in

That's an out-'n'-out lie. edit: a search of this site reveals more hyphenation-problems: "The following words in your search query were ignored because they are too common words: out and out." That looks like three common words, out and and and out. "Too common" probably ought to be hyphenated, at ...
by gdwdwrkr
Sat Apr 25, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: onboarding
Replies: 2
Views: 3362

Re: onboarding

I have been on-the-same-paged.
by gdwdwrkr
Thu Feb 27, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: (The) Wirral
Replies: 1
Views: 6909

Re: (The) Wirral

Idaho pushes the potato-identity.
Yes, it is heaven-on-Earth, but they don't want anyone to know.
At least that is the impression I got from Peter Jenkins' A Walk Across America.
by gdwdwrkr
Thu Feb 27, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: kitsch
Replies: 3
Views: 10017

Re: kitsch

It has a Yiddish sound but may be ersatz.
by gdwdwrkr
Mon Feb 17, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: J S Bach
Replies: 13
Views: 15788

Re: J S Bach

Johan B. Sidehimself
by gdwdwrkr
Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: shambolic (2)
Replies: 8
Views: 12170

Re: shambolic (2)

Everything is new again!
by gdwdwrkr
Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: In/into
Replies: 2
Views: 8081

Re: In/into

...which reminds me of one I'm really into: "They turned themselves into the police."
by gdwdwrkr
Sat Feb 15, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: sui generis
Replies: 4
Views: 8985

Re: sui generis

weird bird
by gdwdwrkr
Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:04 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: shambolic (2)
Replies: 8
Views: 12170

Re: shambolic

The unfortunate Keystone Cops of Iran seem bent on illustrating shambolism.
by gdwdwrkr
Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:01 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: gingerly
Replies: 1
Views: 7209

Re: gingerly

I cardamomly agree.
by gdwdwrkr
Sat Dec 21, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: flip off
Replies: 3
Views: 6643

Re: flip off

Around here the appearance of the term was contemporaneous with the rise of digital communications.
by gdwdwrkr
Sun Nov 24, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: "Last straw"/Clochandichter
Replies: 41
Views: 33034

Re:

John Barton wrote:
Wed Mar 30, 2005 5:53 am
...CLOCHANDICHTER, to which I can find only one unhelpful Google hit. ...
Maybe searching for helpful Google-hits would help.
by gdwdwrkr
Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Crescent seating
Replies: 4
Views: 5603

Re: Crescent seating

window-seat
by gdwdwrkr
Sun Oct 13, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Between you and I
Replies: 12
Views: 10174

Re: Between you and I

Yes, and there is always. as just seen on "the History Blog" site, " The finders had turned them into the museum", in which four silver coins are "turned into" a museum. The magic continues.