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by dalehileman
Sat Jan 08, 2005 12:10 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: General Semantics, postmodernism and Wordwizard
Replies: 35
Views: 22104

General Semantics, postmodernism and Wordwizard

Phil: Alas, the modern trend attaching a new meanings to old words dilutes the Mother Tongue, though there's not much we can do about it. This trend arises from (1) laziness to find exactly the right word, and (2) adapting and old word by stretching its meaning when a new concept arises and there's ...
by dalehileman
Wed Jan 05, 2005 5:42 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: gut soup
Replies: 17
Views: 13468

gut soup

Thanks Woz and Phil! While I use Google extensively, I've compared it with Alltheweb; which seems to do about the same kind of thing but is harder to use; eg, it doesn't have word buttons. Alta Vista looks a lot like the former; but it would take months or years to make a valid comparison. Woz, if y...
by dalehileman
Tue Jan 04, 2005 12:56 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: Janus words (antagonyms, contronyms)
Replies: 8
Views: 7784

Janus words (antagonyms, contronyms)

Ken, you asked for examples. The ones I sent constituted my own collection of several years. I am sorry that none of them met your criteria for quality
by dalehileman
Tue Jan 04, 2005 12:42 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: gut soup
Replies: 17
Views: 13468

gut soup

Woz: Thank you
What are Lycos and Alta Vista and addresses would be much appreciated
by dalehileman
Mon Jan 03, 2005 7:09 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: gut soup
Replies: 17
Views: 13468

gut soup

Thank you Ken. It's very difficult deciding when a term is widespread enough to be considered "current" (whatever that means). One criterion I use is to filter the expression (placing it of course in the "exact phrase" box) by ensconcing a couple of "correct English" synonyms for the term in the "at...