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nell_nelson commented on the list no-more-use-than
Ah yes, I see sionnach is exceptionally prolix, word-wise. But bilby sent the link. I still haven't worked out how to do that. I'll get there.
November 10, 2009
nell_nelson commented on the list phrases-to-sort-of-qualify-statements-as-it-were
nell_nelson commented on the list pots--2
Guys, amazing - thanks for adding these polypots!
nell_nelson commented on the word jesus of nazareth
Love this. Can't believe I never noticed it was a DD. You've some lovely ones in your list. I'm going to poach them for mine (higgledy-piggledy).
nell_nelson commented on the word putative
Something both repels and attracts to this word, me-putes.
Am new, so not sure how to reply to your comment bilby, but maybe this thread will do it. Yes, your Comparative Utility is superb and wholly fills the spot my putative list putates. Excellent.
nell_nelson commented on the word lickety-split
Merriam Webster says of lickety-splitEtymology: probably irregular from lick + splitDate: circa 1859: at great speed
November 9, 2009
nell_nelson commented on the word spits and spots
Currently in fashion among UK weather forecasters in the context of light rainfall (spits and spots of rain).
nell_nelson commented on the word despot
This one is really cheating and doesn't belong with the pots and pans.
nell_nelson commented on the word piffle
See Daisy Ashford's 'The Young Visiters' (sic) - and her wonderful phrase "piffle in the wind"
November 8, 2009
nell_nelson commented on the word nicketypickety
Also a double dactyl, see phantasmagorical
nell_nelson commented on the list prosody
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Telofy commented on the user nell_nelson
Thanks and thanks for your contributions. :-)