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June 22, 2009
galoot commented on the user galoot
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
April 24, 2009
galoot commented on the word douchebaguette
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
galoot commented on the user oroboros
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
galoot commented on the user Prolagus
Pro, that's a nice pic of the baculum example. Does that come from the Teddy Roosevelt collection?
June 25, 2008
galoot commented on the user reesetee
If nothing else, those bones on my desk make swell paperweights.
galoot commented on the word penis bones
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.
galoot commented on the user whichbe
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
galoot commented on the word yumpin yiminy
yumpin yiminyI 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.
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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oroboros commented on the user galoot
Hi galoot. Did you mean opsimath above?
Prolagus commented on the user galoot
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
reesetee commented on the user galoot
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...
Good grief, Pro--is that on your desk, too?
Galoot, argumentum ad baculum makes me think of something else.