goff has looked up 211 words, created 2 lists, listed 8 words, written 9 comments, added 0 tags, and loved 2 words.

Comments by goff

  • 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

  • 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

  • Perquisite - lovely word...as is pazzazzamole...except that's not a word, rather, a concoction.

    July 18, 2012

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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...

    March 31, 2012

  • Spot on...and I always thought it must be French

    March 14, 2011

  • an unnecesssary combination of two words meaning the same thing which, nevertheless, rolls off the tongue in a comforting manner...

    March 12, 2011

  • a semi(?) affectionate insult when directed at a human companion; obviously more hurtful if addressed to a horse (or a zebra)

    March 12, 2011

  • 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!

    March 12, 2011

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