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by gdwdwrkr
Fri Apr 28, 2006 12:45 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: Hey Prescott
Replies: 9
Views: 3067

Hey Prescott

Never having heard "hey presto", Hey Prescott fell on clueless ears. Yes, Hans, I forgot the quotation marks. Sorry. Hey Prescott came across as it is....over my head. Kind thanks in retreat. p.s. My search into the term "grass-eating", which stems from an attempt at humor by here using "hay pesto",...
by gdwdwrkr
Thu Apr 27, 2006 12:29 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: Hey Prescott
Replies: 9
Views: 3067

Hey Prescott

Thanks..... Never heard "hey presto" either! Trying to research, google yields 811,000 Hey Prescott 28,000,000 Hey Tony 37,600,000 Hey Jim and 47,600,000 Hey George (People just say "Hey so&so" alot.) The "Hey Prescott"s that have encoded meaning (which is lost on me....I have only a rabbit in my ha...
by gdwdwrkr
Wed Apr 26, 2006 11:19 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: Hey Prescott
Replies: 9
Views: 3067

Hey Prescott

Origin and history please....
Kind thanks in advance.
by gdwdwrkr
Sun Apr 23, 2006 11:28 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Posters Inc
Replies: 16
Views: 6922

Posters Inc

Spring to action: Invent English darkbulbs.
by gdwdwrkr
Sun Apr 23, 2006 9:44 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: eavesdrop or easedrop
Replies: 23
Views: 10414

eavesdrop or easedrop

gdwdwrkr: the itsy, bitsy spider went up the waterspout. That's what I was getting at.
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Sorry, Shelley, for the lapse....I just noticed the above.........and I was just attempting a little "Up the Down Staircase" humor.
by gdwdwrkr
Sun Apr 23, 2006 9:36 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: open access to OED one week only
Replies: 41
Views: 13557

open access to OED one week only

turn off the bloody tv
by gdwdwrkr
Sun Apr 23, 2006 12:07 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: open access to OED one week only
Replies: 41
Views: 13557

open access to OED one week only

red, white and blue glasses

we have a yellow fringe, too.
by gdwdwrkr
Sun Apr 23, 2006 12:03 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: red-eye gravy
Replies: 3
Views: 2367

red-eye gravy

I was raised on Ham gravy, though coffee was not used. It sounds good.
ANYTHING would improve grits!
by gdwdwrkr
Sat Apr 22, 2006 3:07 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: red-eye gravy
Replies: 3
Views: 2367

red-eye gravy

from the (free-this-week) OED: 7. red-eye gravy: gravy made by adding liquid to the grease from cooked ham or other lean meat. U.S. 1947 Reader's Digest Apr. 130/1 Pinky brown slices of cured ham that almost floated in red-eye gravy. 1949 Newsweek 11 July 6/2 Truman had..‘good Missouri hams, red-eye...
by gdwdwrkr
Fri Apr 21, 2006 12:09 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: open access to OED one week only
Replies: 41
Views: 13557

open access to OED one week only

Welcome to the OED Online free web site. Online access to the whole Dictionary, including all the words featured in the BBC's Balderdash and Piffle - The Results Show, will be available here for one week following broadcast of the programme on 16 April. By using this service you agree to be bound by...
by gdwdwrkr
Thu Apr 20, 2006 7:37 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: open access to OED one week only
Replies: 41
Views: 13557

open access to OED one week only

Ken Go to OED> OED News> Balderdash and Piffle and try to enter a word to search. Most likely, then, up comes a welcome screen telling you about the free week, asking you to check a box, and including the "license with an 'S'" word. Probably, you are being ushered right in, having deposited a cookie...
by gdwdwrkr
Wed Apr 19, 2006 11:50 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: open access to OED one week only
Replies: 41
Views: 13557

open access to OED one week only

E gad....Chinglish
by gdwdwrkr
Tue Apr 18, 2006 10:56 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: milliards and billions
Replies: 6
Views: 3695

milliards and billions

BILLIOOOON
by gdwdwrkr
Tue Apr 18, 2006 3:22 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: jagged
Replies: 19
Views: 8017

jagged

Thorns, briars, and thistles have jaggers in Pennsylvania.
by gdwdwrkr
Tue Apr 18, 2006 10:42 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: open access to OED one week only
Replies: 41
Views: 13557

open access to OED one week only

I like the OED.
And though the words seem to come from the fens, evolution has brought me to the place where I could not defend fense.