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by Erik_Kowal
Tue Jun 21, 2005 4:39 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: Origin of fuck
Replies: 2
Views: 2386

Origin of fuck

Naomi, this topic has been done to death here on numerous previous occasions. I suggest you use the Search facility and select 'Search in subject only' to find the majority of the most relevant occurrences of the term. Among other things, you will find a thorough debunking of your aunt's explanation...
by Erik_Kowal
Mon Jun 20, 2005 5:50 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: couch potato
Replies: 5
Views: 2674

couch potato

I found the story Shelley is referring to at http://www.newsday.com/news/nationworld/world/wire/sns-ap-britain-potato-protest,0,5810222.story?coll=sns-ap-world-headlines : Potato farmers loathe 'couch potato' term By EMILY ROTBERG Associated Press Writer June 20, 2005, 9:35 AM EDT LONDON -- British ...
by Erik_Kowal
Sun Jun 19, 2005 6:10 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: I would as leaf not
Replies: 2
Views: 1044

I would as leaf not

Leif, let's leave behind all thoughts of taking leave: From the online Merriam-Webster (m-w.com): 1. Lief Pronunciation: 'lEf, 'lEv Function: adjective Etymology: Middle English lief, lef, from Old English lEof; akin to Old English lufu love 1 archaic : DEAR, BELOVED 2 archaic : WILLING, GLAD 2. Lie...
by Erik_Kowal
Sun Jun 19, 2005 1:09 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: Age before beauty
Replies: 4
Views: 5340

Age before beauty

This proves that jokes are always funnier the second time you hear them.
by Erik_Kowal
Thu Jun 16, 2005 5:25 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Chatspeak stole my internet!
Replies: 50
Views: 9799

Chatspeak stole my internet!

Dale, IM stands for 'Instant Messaging', not 'Internet Slang'.
by Erik_Kowal
Thu Jun 16, 2005 4:43 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Law enforcement in California
Replies: 15
Views: 4037

Law enforcement in California

So what?
by Erik_Kowal
Wed Jun 15, 2005 11:20 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: should
Replies: 7
Views: 1680

should

Let's hope Phil's sister knows how to take a hint.
by Erik_Kowal
Wed Jun 15, 2005 4:52 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: boo
Replies: 38
Views: 6815

boo

Sandy, you are clearly not a person to allow yourself to be confused by the facts when you make your mind up about something. I applaud your courage.

When does the straw harvest take place in your neck of the woods?
by Erik_Kowal
Wed Jun 15, 2005 6:57 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: boo
Replies: 38
Views: 6815

boo

But you seem to know everything about me.
by Erik_Kowal
Wed Jun 15, 2005 5:30 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: boo
Replies: 38
Views: 6815

boo

OK, I'll try and ignore the fact that I am correct. *G*
by Erik_Kowal
Wed Jun 15, 2005 12:05 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Conflict v Confliction
Replies: 14
Views: 8748

Conflict v Confliction

An example of confliction resolution in action?
by Erik_Kowal
Tue Jun 14, 2005 2:45 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: The meaning/context of "confliction"
Replies: 3
Views: 1991

The meaning/context of "confliction"

But what are we to tell Merriam-Webster?
by Erik_Kowal
Tue Jun 14, 2005 11:23 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Most words query / Eskimo words for snow
Replies: 34
Views: 14849

Most words query / Eskimo words for snow

In the good old days, the only meaning of 'Croft' was 'relaxing glass of sherry'. ;-)
by Erik_Kowal
Tue Jun 14, 2005 9:24 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Chatspeak stole my internet!
Replies: 50
Views: 9799

Chatspeak stole my internet!

That depends -- I'm not the boss of you now! ;-)
by Erik_Kowal
Mon Jun 13, 2005 11:33 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: good nick
Replies: 19
Views: 7224

good nick

Which raises the obvious question, does her vintager attract more flies than honeys?