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by Archived Topic
Fri Feb 23, 1996 12:00 am
Forum: Ask the Wordwizard Archive
Topic: Ur-
Replies: 1
Views: 1217

Ur-

What does it mean when "ur-" is used as a prefix?
Submitted by Joshua Stone (Brooklyn - U.S.A.)
by Archived Topic
Thu Feb 22, 1996 12:00 am
Forum: Ask the Wordwizard Archive
Topic: Redux and vierling
Replies: 1
Views: 1273

Redux and vierling

Please define "redux" and "vierling"
Submitted by Wes Hunter (Mpls. - U.S.A.)
by Archived Topic
Sun Feb 18, 1996 12:00 am
Forum: Ask the Wordwizard Archive
Topic: At risk
Replies: 1
Views: 1354

At risk

please, offer some entymology for the overused phrase "at risk"

It seems almost everything is now "at risk" Who coined this term

why does the left seem to over use it? What isn't at risk?





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Submitted by Bill Gram-Reefer (Concord - U.S.A.)
by Archived Topic
Sun Feb 18, 1996 12:00 am
Forum: Ask the Wordwizard Archive
Topic: gestalt
Replies: 1
Views: 1676

gestalt

Could you please define the psychology term "gestalt" I'm very confused
Submitted by Evan Berliner (Pittsburgh - U.S.A.)
by Archived Topic
Sat Feb 17, 1996 12:00 am
Forum: Ask the Wordwizard Archive
Topic: Flying by the seat of his pants
Replies: 1
Views: 1225

Flying by the seat of his pants

flying by the seat of your pants
Submitted by Derek Erb (Paris - France)
by Archived Topic
Sat Feb 17, 1996 12:00 am
Forum: Ask the Wordwizard Archive
Topic: Jigery-Pokery
Replies: 1
Views: 2855

Jigery-Pokery

Please define and give the origin of "jigery-pokery" which I believe is 19th century American slang?
Submitted by Steven Blacher (MDR - U.S.A.)
by Archived Topic
Wed Feb 14, 1996 12:00 am
Forum: Ask the Wordwizard Archive
Topic: cucaloris
Replies: 1
Views: 1817

cucaloris

meanging, ethymology
Submitted by Peter Wollenberg (Homburg - Germany)
by Archived Topic
Fri Feb 09, 1996 12:00 am
Forum: Ask the Wordwizard Archive
Topic: Here's Looking At You Kid
Replies: 1
Views: 1958

Here's Looking At You Kid

Could you please tell me who said this and in what film?




Submitted by Derek Erb (Paris - France)