jaltcoh has adopted , looked up 12 words, created 3 lists, listed 336 words, written 11 comments, added 0 tags, and loved 0 words.

Comments by jaltcoh

  • 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

  • It's spelled "etiology."

    January 29, 2011

  • Thanks! I'm using it to play a vocabulary-building game.

    March 14, 2009

  • "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.

    = pamper

    VERB: usu passive, be V-ed"

    " cosset

    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

  • Why does everyone hate moist?

    June 7, 2008

  • Hi!

    June 7, 2008

  • I prefer to pronounce it huh-MAH-jinis.

    April 24, 2008

  • This is probably the word most frequently misspelled (by educated people) that would inevitably be caught by running a spellcheck.

    April 24, 2008

  • 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:

    http://ask.metafilter.com/89529/Great-words-that-you-actually-use#1315327

    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.

    April 23, 2008

  • Could you please convince them to let you write the dictionary, rolig?

    March 14, 2008

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