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by Archived Reply
Sat Dec 18, 2004 7:54 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: gentrify
Replies: 9
Views: 5376

gentrify

Thank you all of you. And in order to round off this thread (may I?), my final question: is there an opposite for gentrification? With the meaning of leading something/some place to decadence?
JC
Reply from Jose Carlos Barbosa (Niteroi - Brazil)
by Archived Reply
Sat Dec 18, 2004 7:41 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: gentrify
Replies: 9
Views: 5376

gentrify

Ever get the feeling that people are talking across you as if you weren't there? Anyway, in reply to Louis first: You're quite right, we have all gone away from one of the questions that Jose posted. And also, although I was playfully suggesting that gentrification meant to prepare something for the...
by Archived Reply
Sat Dec 18, 2004 7:27 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: gentrify
Replies: 9
Views: 5376

gentrify

Louis, You seem to be implying that my quotes were referring to a “euphemism for gays taking over a neighborhood” in New York City (NYK?) and San Francisco, but it is not clear from your posting by what logic you arrived at the supposition. Are you implying that the word mainly refers to gays so tho...
by Archived Reply
Sat Dec 18, 2004 7:14 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: gentrify
Replies: 9
Views: 5376

gentrify

Leighton, To me, that is funny, and I wonder if you are being too subtle? I WAS going to pass on from this thread, then it dawned on me that all the responses on it, by the normal ( remote stance taken by most responders on this forum), had not fully informed the questioner, and by that token, futur...
by Archived Reply
Sat Dec 18, 2004 7:01 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: gentrify
Replies: 9
Views: 5376

gentrify

If you didn't already know Jose, gentry (the stem of gentrify) apart from being a variant of gentilise "noble birth, gentleness" is also an Anglo-Irish name for "the fairies" (1880). So, maybe to gentrify a house or an area means to make it more suitable for fairies! Sounds queer to me. Reply from L...
by Archived Reply
Sat Dec 18, 2004 6:47 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: gentrify
Replies: 9
Views: 5376

gentrify

.. gentrification is alive and well and living in Newcastle .. we are basically an industrial city that has recently had several closures of our heavy industries .. this has caused the near city suburbs that are close to these closures to become much more desirable .. funnily enough Ken this include...
by Archived Reply
Sat Dec 18, 2004 6:34 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: gentrify
Replies: 9
Views: 5376

gentrify

Jose, As far as I can tell from browsing the internet, ‘gentrify and gentrification’ are alive and well in the U.S., but I must admit I have not heard the words much over the last several years. And as far as I know, the only things that ever get gentrified are neighborhoods and buildings. GENTRIFY ...
by Archived Reply
Sat Dec 18, 2004 6:21 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: gentrify
Replies: 9
Views: 5376

gentrify

I suspect it would still be used in the UK if the process were still happening, but now I /think/ we'd be much more likely to speak of yuppification now. The difference between old and new money. Google still turns up far more hits for "gentrification" that "yuppification" though. I don't know if th...
by Archived Reply
Sat Dec 18, 2004 5:54 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: whiskies and whiskeys
Replies: 19
Views: 8618

whiskies and whiskeys

hello Robert here, I've been chopped from the website.
if you get this, I'll come back and write more.
Rob
Reply from banned robert sad (help-! - Algeria)
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Sat Dec 18, 2004 5:41 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: whiskies and whiskeys
Replies: 19
Views: 8618

whiskies and whiskeys

Robert here.
I've just replied to this twice: first a long 20-minute jolly seasonal reaponse, then another quick one to check if all was OK...but neither have appeared.
Let me try this and I'll come back...
Robmas 22dec04
Reply from Rob Masters (Thailand - Thailand)
by Archived Reply
Sat Dec 18, 2004 5:27 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: whiskies and whiskeys
Replies: 19
Views: 8618

whiskies and whiskeys

oooooh. I juat banged-out a 600 word response to this, his SUBMIT and it's not there...what's happening...
Rob 22dec04
Reply from Rob Masters (Thailand - Thailand)
by Archived Reply
Sat Dec 18, 2004 5:14 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: whiskies and whiskeys
Replies: 19
Views: 8618

whiskies and whiskeys

Well if it's Amos Milburn, it's "Down the Road Apiece" for the hooch, but wasn't it Huddie Ledbetter that brought this one out first? I bow to other's informed opinion here! As to the ""sauce" then the credit goes to Geo Thoro'. But back to Nimo P....quotating... "A stickler might propose "We spent ...
by Archived Reply
Sat Dec 18, 2004 5:01 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: whiskies and whiskeys
Replies: 19
Views: 8618

whiskies and whiskeys

Clearly Amos Milburn isn't as well known as John Lee Hooker, or George Thorogood (or probably several dozen others who have covered it.) Is it necessary to research a quote like that? I'm not finding fault, just asking a serious question. JF 12/21/2004 Reply from Jeff Freeman (Orlando, FL - U.S.A.)
by Archived Reply
Sat Dec 18, 2004 4:47 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: whiskies and whiskeys
Replies: 19
Views: 8618

whiskies and whiskeys

Ah, the credit for this classic blues ditty goes to.....Amos Milburn. Thanks for all the info, and you think having a name like MacDonald I could spell Scottish.

Cheers
GM
Reply from Gregg MacDonald (Halifax - Canada)
by Archived Reply
Sat Dec 18, 2004 4:34 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: whiskies and whiskeys
Replies: 19
Views: 8618

whiskies and whiskeys

Jeff, my apoligies, I should of refered to John Lee Hooker,I just ran with it off the top of my head. Now lets take a "google" and see if he wrote it.

GM
Reply from Gregg MacDonald (Halifax - Canada)