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#41 laffite

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Posted 30 July 2017 - 03:15 AM

word of the day

 

out-Herod

 

"Her vicious gossip out-Herods all others in the sewing circle."

 

"As US Presidents go, the perception is that he out-Herods Herod in doing whatever is necessary to get what he wants."

 

[from Hamlet, "It out-Herods Herod."]

 

http://idioms.thefre...out-Herod Herod


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Posted 29 July 2017 - 03:25 PM

The Rimers of Eldritch is a play by Lanford Wilson. I saw a production of it a few years ago. Fascinating, complex work.

 

http://www.dramatist...le.asp?key=1581

 

https://en.wikipedia...ers_of_Eldritch

 

I don't know this play but would sure like to see it. The DPS write up is splendid.



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Posted 29 July 2017 - 03:07 PM

word of the day

 

eldritch

 

"The story about the haunted house had all the elements; spooky characters, mysterious happenings, horrible foreboding ... and of course the house itself, which had a decidedly eldritch quality."

 

https://www.vocabula...ionary/eldritch

 

The Rimers of Eldritch is a play by Lanford Wilson. I saw a production of it a few years ago. Fascinating, complex work.

 

http://www.dramatist...le.asp?key=1581

 

https://en.wikipedia...ers_of_Eldritch



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Posted 29 July 2017 - 02:56 PM

Some producer with a good vocabulary could have made a KILLING with a movie series starring Peter Lorre or Vincent Price.  You know......

 

Hen-RY!  Henry ELDRITCH!  ;)

 

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I wonder if there are any Middle School (Junior High if you're over 60) teachers with that name. I had a French teacher whose name was Monsieur Cochon (vraiment!). La Princess, especially, will appreciate that.


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Posted 29 July 2017 - 07:22 AM

Some producer with a good vocabulary could have made a KILLING with a movie series starring Peter Lorre or Vincent Price.  You know......

 

Hen-RY!  Henry ELDRITCH!  ;)

 

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Posted 29 July 2017 - 03:57 AM

word of the day

 

eldritch

 

"The story about the haunted house had all the elements; spooky characters, mysterious happenings, horrible foreboding ... and of course the house itself, which had a decidedly eldritch quality."

 

https://www.vocabula...ionary/eldritch



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Posted 28 July 2017 - 01:55 AM

word of the day

 

nephalism

 

"Joe Clay didn't like the sound of it but it was exactly what he needed."

 

http://www.definitio...ition/nephalism


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Posted 28 July 2017 - 01:23 AM

I prefer the more simple abscond. 

 

 

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I think absquatulate is not to be taken too seriously. There was a note about this in the link provided. I'm quite sure it would not be appropriate in formal writing. I think it ideal for humorous writing or conversation though. I think Lawrence's idea of springing it on people could be fun.


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Posted 27 July 2017 - 10:10 AM

Now, absquatulate is a great word. I'm going to begin using it in my every day encounters.

 

I prefer the more simple abscond. 

 

 

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Posted 27 July 2017 - 03:32 AM

Word of the Day

 

elision

 

"The President's speech was his usual hodgepodge of lies, elisions, and insults."

 

https://www.vocabula...tionary/elision



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Posted 26 July 2017 - 11:11 AM

Now, absquatulate is a great word. I'm going to begin using it in my every day encounters.



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Posted 26 July 2017 - 03:49 AM

Word of the Day

 

absquatulate

 

"Marion Crane left the office early that day, absquatulating with a bunch of money that wasn't hers."

 

https://www.vocabula...ry/absquatulate


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Posted 25 July 2017 - 11:28 AM

I thought "eristic" meant a love to debate. Most of the people on the Off-Topics seem to just want to post videos or copy'n'paste articles from elsewhere or people's twitter feeds, or quoting other posters copying other people's twitter feeds. I don't see much debate.

;)

 

 

Yes, we get a sometimes provocative thread title and then see a video that's 47 minutes long without a bit of introduction. Common courtesy (I know, what's that any more) would suggest a little primer or something, but no. We're supposed to have the time to go cold turkey that might turn out to be a bust. One poster in particular does what you mention above almost exclusively, I'm not sure whether he/she can even write. Non-stop bashing with no verbal give and take.



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Posted 25 July 2017 - 09:43 AM

Well,you certainly found the right place to post THAT word!

 

Maybe we could change the name of this page to "Off Topic Eristic-Chat" !  

 

I thought "eristic" meant a love to debate. Most of the people on the Off-Topics seem to just want to post videos or copy'n'paste articles from elsewhere or people's twitter feeds, or quoting other posters copying other people's twitter feeds. I don't see much debate.

;)



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Posted 25 July 2017 - 07:56 AM

:D  :D  :D

Well,you certainly found the right place to post THAT word!

 

Maybe we could change the name of this page to "Off Topic Eristic-Chat" !  ;)

 

 

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Posted 25 July 2017 - 02:49 AM

Word of the Day

 

eristic

 

"I got fed up with his eristic arguments and thought it best to end the conversation."

 

"Careful if you talk to much to her, she is an eristic."

 

https://www.vocabula...tionary/eristic


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Posted 24 July 2017 - 03:22 PM

--Three quarks for Muster Mark!
Sure he hasn't got much of a bark
And sure any he has it's all beside the mark.

 
James Joyce, Finnegans Wake

Curse Sir Walter Raleigh, he was such a stupid get.


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Posted 24 July 2017 - 12:55 PM

Why you think liking caviar has anything to do with what's basically an Eastern European-Russian variation of a crepe kind of puzzles me.  Although.....

 

 

I am sorry to have to say that you are in error. Blini are the original. Crepes are the variation for weak-minded and morally destitute people. 


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Posted 24 July 2017 - 07:51 AM

You've just mentioned something my KIDS specialized in.  Especially at BEDTIME!  ;)

 

 

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Posted 24 July 2017 - 01:50 AM

Word of the Day

 

temporize

 

"I was asked to offer opinions about esoteric matter totally beyond my ken so I temporized by making jokes and trying to be funny."

 

https://www.vocabula...onary/temporize






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