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olof1935 commented on the word instrusive
This word was used by Edward de Bono in his Thinking Course book to modify the word evidence. In trying to find a definition, I found none. However, there were all sorts of uses of it in discussions regarding advertising that is now going on in the web.
July 11, 2009
olof1935 commented on the word mullygrub
Found the word at World Wide Words. Defined as a state of depression or low spirits. Suggested it might be a variation on 16th century MULLIEGRUMS.
March 16, 2009
This is an expression/word used in my family to describe someone sitting and grousing and, in general, accomplishing nothing. Not sure where it came from.
olof1935 commented on the word ha-ha
Came across this wonderful expression in a Mary Balogh book. Need to learn how to add a definition as nothing so far comes close to describing what was and continues to be an awesome landscaping effort from as far back as the time of William the Conqueror. Most interesting is, according to Wikipedia, the note that "The Ha-Ha fence was inspired by Orientalism and the Japanese gardening ideas of concealing barriers with nature." Calling such a ditch seems less than.
March 8, 2009
olof1935 commented on the list olof1935s-list
Am reading "Hundred Dollar Baby" by Robert Parker and came across (tsimmis). In checking it out, came across this site. Love the idea.
March 7, 2009
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