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  • Inquisite.

    June 22, 2009

  • removalist; a word that I will throw out to the Wordie groups. When I read, I always make a note of words I am not familiar with or intrigued by. I was not able to find much on this word, but am assured it will be known here, to the degree that I will gather what may come back from the other members.

    June 1, 2009

  • pejoritize

    April 24, 2009

  • I think that the woman, that I "complemented" by saying she was very gorgoneion yesterday, WOULD balk with this somewhat softened word( over the more familiar , " douchebag").

    April 23, 2009

  • Thanks for catching my mispelling the word opsimath. What could be compelling, when preaching the need to learn, then to mispell the key word. Thankfully, I was not instructing bungee jumping or snake charming

    July 5, 2008

  • Here are some of the books that have been my favorite sources of words, over the last 4 years:
    "The Lexicon", by William Buckley( one of my heroes, God rest his soul)
    "The Superior Person's Book of Words"
    by Peter Bowler.
    "The Grand Panjandrum"
    by J.N. Hook

    July 4, 2008

  • Pro, that's a nice pic of the baculum example. Does that come from the Teddy Roosevelt collection?

    June 25, 2008

  • If nothing else, those bones on my desk make swell paperweights.

    June 25, 2008

  • Thanks for expanding my horizens. "Argument of the stick"...........it's true, they never specified the type of stick. Also, in many systems of fauna, THAT is the stick that can really differentiate, as much as the horn or claw.

    June 25, 2008

  • thanks for, " argumentum e silentio". Could it be another approach, as compared to " argumentum ad baculum"? Sort of like carrying a big stick, or showing a taciturn , less aggressive approach?

    June 12, 2008

  • yumpin yiminy

    I recall a TV or Movie character using this, way back when, but I don't recall who it was. It seemed common enough that acquaintances would use it as well, imitating the character on the screen.What does it mean to me? Well, " gosh".............." wow"; an exclamation of surprise or amazement.

    June 12, 2008

  • I Love that word; panoptic.
    It reminds me, in sound to two other words that I get mixed up: apocopic, and apodictic.

    May 25, 2008

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  • removalist; a word that I will throw out to the Wordie groups. When I read, I always make a note of words I am not familiar with or intrigued by. I was not able to find much on this word, but am assured it will be known here, to the degree that I will gather what may come back from the other members.

    June 1, 2009

  • Hi galoot. Did you mean opsimath above?

    July 4, 2008

  • Here are some of the books that have been my favorite sources of words, over the last 4 years:
    "The Lexicon", by William Buckley( one of my heroes, God rest his soul)
    "The Superior Person's Book of Words"
    by Peter Bowler.
    "The Grand Panjandrum"
    by J.N. Hook

    July 4, 2008

  • Oh, galoot, sorry if I didn't reply to your comment in my profile. As far as I know, Roosevelt had no baculum.

    June 27, 2008

  • Well, you know...work. I suppose harboring a few penis bones on one's desk is worth the pay.

    *wonders when that sentence will ever be used again*

    June 20, 2008

  • Er... I confess ...I'm sorry... I have some penis bones there...

    June 20, 2008

  • Good grief, Pro--is that on your desk, too?

    June 20, 2008

  • Galoot, argumentum ad baculum makes me think of something else.

    June 20, 2008

  • I Love that word; panoptic.
    It reminds me, in sound to two other words that I get mixed up: apocopic, and apodictic.

    May 25, 2008