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goff commented on the word cheerybiddles
Intrigued to find this had been looked up 17 times before. Summathem mighta been mine. Been using it for some time now...'snice!
December 27, 2013
goff commented on the word occured
Re: occur. Surely the difference is in pronunciation. Occur isn't pronounced 'occure' 'cos it would then be a different (non-existent) word. So adding 'red' for the past tense, making the word 'occurred,' is just following the correct mode of pronunciation. I suppose 'occur' coulda been spelt 'occurr' or maybe 'okkurr' but it ain't.
July 18, 2012
goff commented on the word perquisite
Perquisite - lovely word...as is pazzazzamole...except that's not a word, rather, a concoction.
goff commented on the word spigg
Spigg - The friend amongst friends who is commonly the pincushion of cheap shots and racially charged jokes - according to the Urban Dictionary. Also a type of fishing lure made by a Swedish manufacturer of that name.
July 9, 2012
goff commented on the user jabra.ghneim
Seems to me that the whole phrase 'even in a scrip' is quite superfluous since a scrip is, in any case, apparently, a bag or a wallet of some description. It's rather like an additional bit of explanation that gets thrown in unnecessarily in everyday conversation. Which is a bit odd...
March 31, 2012
goff commented on the list wozzatthen
Falloolie: appears in the New Lenox Forum at www.topix.com from the poster 'who gives'- 11 Dec 2010 - Who gives a flying falloolie about whether a Central team scores 8 points or 88?'Who gives a falloolie...' woulda pased under my radar but 'a flying falloolie' - that'll do very nicely...
goff commented on the word ortanique
Spot on...and I always thought it must be French
March 14, 2011
goff commented on the word regretfullably
an unnecesssary combination of two words meaning the same thing which, nevertheless, rolls off the tongue in a comforting manner...
March 12, 2011
goff commented on the word donkeybum
a semi(?) affectionate insult when directed at a human companion; obviously more hurtful if addressed to a horse (or a zebra)
goff commented on the word ta muchly
I often used this phrase as a sign off when faxing orders to advertising reps on newspapers, including the Sunday Times and Financial Times, between 2000/2004 - possibly earlier. Wasn't aware of having borrowed it from anywhere else!
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