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lil_grammar_nazi commented on the word griffonage
To someone coming unawares upon this word, it might seem to have a connection to that fabulous beast called the griffin or gryphon, the one with the head and wings of an eagle and the body of a lion. Or might it perhaps refer to the vulture with that cognomen or breeds of dog similarly named, both of which derive from an older English spelling of griffin? Alas, no. It’s more prosaic than that.
Readers with knowledge of French will be at an advantage, since the word appears in that language, as griffonnage, a noun that is formed from the verb griffonner, to scribble or scrawl. A griffonage is therefore an illegible scrawl.
February 11, 2010
lil_grammar_nazi commented on the word rebate
to bate again...
August 10, 2009
lil_grammar_nazi commented on the word white culture
Glenn Beck rules - not that I agree with everything he puts out there. He understands that most Americans are complacent and siply do not understand the ramifications of what is going on.
at least he isn't all stuck up Obama's ass like most of the media. It is disgusting how Pro-Obama the press is. (Example: Obama swats fly during an interview. Obama swatting fly is on every news show and local newscast in the country. Obama swatting fly is being made fun of by Colbert...IT WAS A FLY and it was killed by OBAMA - I am shocked that someone didn't pick up the fly remains and sell them on ebay.
To quote Bill Mahr -
"He's the President... Not your BOYFRIEND."
And he is the president of everyone - not just the president of black America. I am all for change that helps our nation and all of its citizens. It seems like most of what Obama is trying to sell will disproportionately benefit certain groups, while overburdening others whom receive little or no benefit with financing the whole agenda
July 30, 2009
lil_grammar_nazi commented on the word twunt
Someone (usually a female) who is both a "twat" and a "cunt", but for whom neither of the words alone will suffice
ex: Mary is such a f*@king TWUNT
I actually got this from an episode of the Denis Leary show "Rescue Me"
lil_grammar_nazi commented on the word hossenfeffer
The meat of a rabbit.
"Cook, bring me my hossenfeffer!"
"Hossenfeffer tastes yummy."
May 25, 2009
lil_grammar_nazi commented on the word obfuscation
My dad used this word in conversation the other day - and I had to look it up.
A good word that most people don't know :)
May 5, 2009
lil_grammar_nazi commented on the word ascerbic
LOL - NICE ONE, TOM
November 26, 2008
I think you meant ACERBIC
I used to think this word had an s too :)
-lil' grammar nazi
November 24, 2008
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