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jaltcoh commented on the word cavil
I've only seen this (and I've seen it often) in lawyers' briefs and judicial opinions, always "It is beyond cavil that..." These words can always be deleted to good effect.
January 29, 2011
jaltcoh commented on the word eitiology
It's spelled "etiology."
jaltcoh commented on the list vocab
Thanks! I'm using it to play a vocabulary-building game.
March 14, 2009
jaltcoh commented on the word zaftig
I looked up zaftig when I saw it here (go to page 22).
January 31, 2009
jaltcoh commented on the word cossetted
"If someone is cosseted, everything possible is done for them and they are protected from anything unpleasant.
Our kind of travel is definitely not suitable for people who expect to be cosseted.
VERB: usu passive, be V-ed"
" cossetto give a lot of attention to making someone comfortable and to protecting them from anything unpleasant:
to give a lot of attention to making someone comfortable and to protecting them from anything unpleasant:
Children need to be cosseted.
DISAPPROVING The country has been cosseted (= too protected) by the government for so long that people have forgotten how to take responsibility for themselves."
January 27, 2009
jaltcoh commented on the list the-ones-i-hate
Why does everyone hate moist?
June 7, 2008
jaltcoh commented on the user summeranne
jaltcoh commented on the word homogeneous
I prefer to pronounce it huh-MAH-jinis.
April 24, 2008
jaltcoh commented on the word supersede
This is probably the word most frequently misspelled (by educated people) that would inevitably be caught by running a spellcheck.
jaltcoh commented on the word bugs
Additional details: the aforementioned bug occurs on a Mac, and it happens with two different browsers, Safari and Firefox.
April 23, 2008
Big problem: Non-members of Wordie can't see beyond the first 100 words in a list that's over 100 words long. I have a list with over 200 words, and people who are logged out can see only the first 100. It doesn't work for the non-member to click on "next" or "all."
This is too bad because I was just promoting Wordie on Metafilter today:
As you can see from the response, people over there are getting interested in Wordie. But it'd be better if they could see my whole list of words.
jaltcoh commented on the word desuetude
Could you please convince them to let you write the dictionary, rolig?
March 14, 2008
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