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bristol-copywriter commented on the word hirvikolari
A Finnish word meaning "collision with a moose".
July 1, 2010
Andreas Karlsson: "If you avoid hirvikolari, don't forget to shout 'Hirvi tulli' as a warning to other drivers!"
bristol-copywriter commented on the word wave the fee
I will be happy to 'wave' my usual fee for manual spell checking.
bristol-copywriter commented on the word honeymoon
Is that right about the Babylonian mead? I haven't found a full and satisfactory etymology yet, but I've just discovered the Russian equivalent is "медовый месяц" — "honey month", so there must be a literal honey related origin?
Anyhoo, tbtabby you're probably right. I am soon to find out.
June 1, 2010
bristol-copywriter commented on the word philippics
Simon & Garfunkel song: "A Simple Desultory Philippic (Or How I Was Robert McNamara'd Into Submission)" on the album Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme.
April 21, 2010
bristol-copywriter commented on the word vaunt
When a product is described as 'vaunted', is that generally positive or negative? Who does the vaunting? Self-promoters or genuine enthusiasts?
April 7, 2010
bristol-copywriter commented on the word wiltshire
When pronounced by locals, can easily be mistaken for "wheelchair"
March 19, 2010
bristol-copywriter commented on the word borshch
Borscht may be the Yiddish, but borshch is correctly transliterated Russian & Ukrainian. I will record a pronunciation when my computer lets me…
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