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snarkout commented on the word posh
Good (but wholly spurious) folk etymology on this one.
December 10, 2006
snarkout commented on the word roaring
More fun in the Elizabethan sense.
snarkout commented on the list a-ballad-of-remembrance
It occured to me that the vocabulary used by Robert Hayden in his "A Ballad of Remembrance", used to communicate his impression visiting segragation-era New Orleans as a black Northerner with a white travelling companion, fellow poet Mark van Doren, read a little like a 7th grade vocabulary list.
snarkout commented on the word goog
Egg ("full as a...")
snarkout commented on the word riprap
A word (rubble used to stabilize riverbanks) that I know solely through Gary Snyder's use of it.
snarkout commented on the word scandent
Adj. Climbing, as a vine.
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snarkout commented on the word agenbite
A Middle English term meaning "remorse", usually used in the phrase "agenbite of inwit", remourse of conscience. Shows up frequently in Joyce's Ulysses.
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