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leologism commented on the word muster
I just discovered that this was a collective noun. It made my day. It was from the following quote:
"Out of the opposition of California and Arizona over a river have come five lawsuits in the United States Supreme Court, a filibuster in the Senate, a muster of troops by Arizona at the California border ..."
May 1, 2009
leologism commented on the word that's what she said
... if I don't see any argument for the word's terminative aspect, it will be removed from the list ... :(
September 4, 2008
leologism commented on the word glucocorticoid
This word is ridiculously fun to say.
August 14, 2008
leologism commented on the word i just lost the game
August 10, 2008
I mean, I agree that this is added to the end of a discussion, but does it serve to end it? Is it terminative?
leologism commented on the word whatever
leologism commented on the word as they say
August 6, 2008
leologism commented on the word i fucked your mother.
I might remove it from the list ... objections?
leologism commented on the list metanoia-correctio
There's a piece on these by William Safire.
Safire: "I say that such deferentialisms are smarmily pretentious, not to put too fine a point on it." (emphasis in original)
August 3, 2008
Yeah, have to say I don't see how it applies generally speaking ... (so to speak).
leologism commented on the list a-casual-observer-might-believe-incorrectly-that-i-am-an-elderly-time-traveling-british-woman
July 24, 2008
leologism commented on the word that's how i roll
If saying "how I roll" is how you roll, c_b, then, well, what can I possibly do about it ...
July 16, 2008
leologism commented on the list make-the-reader-do-the-work-terms-and-phrases
"...agencies, and offices ... shall conform their existing threat advisory systems to this system and henceforth administer their systems consistent with the determination of the Attorney General with regard to the Threat Condition in effect. "
leologism commented on the word with regard to
also "with regards to".
A good example of its misuse is "the piece of music was objectionable with regard to how it was played."
For heaven's sake, how, exactly, was it objectionable?
It's said in response to real or implied questioning of a person's actions or intentions. It means "this is how I do things" in a way that equates the doing of those things with one's identity, and therefore something as unquestionable as one's essential character.
There are variants, of course, such as "that's how I do", etc.
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