leologism has looked up 9 words, created 7 lists, listed 30 words, written 16 comments, added 0 tags, and loved 0 words.

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  • 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

  • ... if I don't see any argument for the word's terminative aspect, it will be removed from the list ... :(

    September 4, 2008

  • This word is ridiculously fun to say.

    August 14, 2008

  • Usage example?

    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?

    August 10, 2008

  • Good one.

    August 10, 2008

  • nicely done.

    August 6, 2008

  • I might remove it from the list ... objections?

    August 6, 2008

  • 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).

    August 3, 2008

  • If saying "how I roll" is how you roll, c_b, then, well, what can I possibly do about it ...

    July 16, 2008

  • Another example:

    "...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. "

    July 16, 2008

  • 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?

    July 16, 2008

  • 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.

    July 16, 2008

  • There are variants, of course, such as "that's how I do", etc.

    July 16, 2008

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