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by coxie
Thu May 03, 2007 4:30 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: deep pockets - short arms
Replies: 23
Views: 7691

deep pockets - short arms

I see what you mean as some of them may well have had the whole thing covered.
by coxie
Thu May 03, 2007 3:28 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: deep pockets - short arms
Replies: 23
Views: 7691

deep pockets - short arms

Undoubtedly, checking to see if the ball's in their field of play.
by coxie
Thu May 03, 2007 3:21 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: maths / math
Replies: 25
Views: 6248

maths / math

It's nice to know that Sum Won luvs me WoZ but the only para... I have is in a bottle of unkown oriGIN. Know the stuff I mean? Anyway, it's good to let the you-know-who chavel in this Wonderful Weird Wide World 'We' Wander Witlessly through until they are challenged by the seemingly less unfortunate...
by coxie
Thu May 03, 2007 1:03 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: The Iceman Cometh on a Tricycle
Replies: 26
Views: 6237

The Iceman Cometh on a Tricycle

EK, it's along time between the wodkas trois but it must be hard one-hand clapping Ed's 'pastiching' of the silence in Sam Beck's 'masterpiece'.
by coxie
Thu May 03, 2007 12:05 am
Forum: Oh, and have you read...?
Topic: Talk to the Snail, by Stephen Clarke
Replies: 4
Views: 5954

Talk to the Snail, by Stephen Clarke

My guess is, for a long time you have loved pig's droppings.
by coxie
Wed May 02, 2007 10:01 pm
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: Griss
Replies: 1
Views: 1869

Griss

Obviously, in the CSI study her tally will depend on Long-it-u[r]inal rather than Cross-se[x]ional positions.
by coxie
Wed May 02, 2007 9:54 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: moiety
Replies: 34
Views: 31991

moiety

Moitey's portrait?
by coxie
Wed May 02, 2007 1:40 am
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: Entomologically speaking for a change
Replies: 15
Views: 5116

Entomologically speaking for a change

I'm bee-side mee-self with mirth but I sense tautological 'infraction' here: I thought all WASP's came from Europe, anyway!
by coxie
Wed May 02, 2007 1:08 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Loathing of crowds
Replies: 20
Views: 6677

Loathing of crowds

I see; at last, the single word:

ab- / off, away, from
horde / [.] numerous company, ...
ance / to formalize the noun (disposing of the unnecessary vowel, obviously)

Thanks James.
by coxie
Wed May 02, 2007 12:17 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Loathing of crowds
Replies: 20
Views: 6677

Loathing of crowds

You're right Trolley, I've got some Jasmine, Earl Grey, Breakfast, and an assortment of others: I couldn't find 'it' on any of James's, either.
by coxie
Wed May 02, 2007 12:09 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: Exchequer, as in Chancellor of
Replies: 7
Views: 3177

Exchequer, as in Chancellor of

OOPS. See what happens when I try two fongars. OOPS, did it again. Thanks ed.
by coxie
Tue May 01, 2007 11:09 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Loathing of crowds
Replies: 20
Views: 6677

Loathing of crowds

M-W has de-mo-ak-oy-si-os somewhere between Damascus and [D]emoses. Is there another place to look?
by coxie
Tue May 01, 2007 10:40 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: Exchequer, as in Chancellor of
Replies: 7
Views: 3177

Exchequer, as in Chancellor of

I think you're more or less on the right track but I'm sure the EOD has a very good explanation on the origin of the word.
by coxie
Tue May 01, 2007 9:16 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: maths / math
Replies: 25
Views: 6248

maths / math

Isn't it 'mutht'?
by coxie
Tue May 01, 2007 9:27 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: maths / math
Replies: 25
Views: 6248

maths / math

KG, thanks. I only remember doing Maths at Uni.