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by Wizard of Oz
Tue Jan 11, 2005 1:41 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: nuance
Replies: 11
Views: 1945

nuance

Dale if you take the full quote >>> She, like increasing numbers of thoughtful supporters of abortion rights, finds the way some pro-choice people talk about abortion -- entirely in a defiant and even celebratory language of rights -- to be insufficiently nuanced. .. then I think it has been used in...
by Wizard of Oz
Tue Jan 11, 2005 12:57 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: making arbitrary rules
Replies: 11
Views: 1501

making arbitrary rules

Julie I reckon this lady (lady? .. *smile*) comes on big time as if she owns the joint .. laying down the law like she is the man .. just tell her to zip the lip and crawl back into her kennel .. nicely of course ..
WoZ of Aus 11/01/05
by Wizard of Oz
Mon Jan 10, 2005 5:18 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: deswaddle
Replies: 13
Views: 2264

deswaddle

.. Louis we do have pedal TV Downunder and sometimes when the satellite is just right we can pick-up some american cable .. adding much to the dumbing down of our young people .. *grin* .. but mate I am not sure what you mean by a "Merc style ad" .. we get saturated on pay TV with Americanisms so ma...
by Wizard of Oz
Mon Jan 10, 2005 2:29 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: nuance
Replies: 11
Views: 1945

nuance

Dale if you could give several examples of the new usage then maybe it would be possible to comment ..
WoZ of Aus 10/01/05
by Wizard of Oz
Mon Jan 10, 2005 2:19 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: deswaddle
Replies: 13
Views: 2264

deswaddle

mongrowl it seems to me that the words you are not talking about or not posng the question about as they are still a mish mash are not even at the "walking stage" but more at the wanking masturbation stage .. that is words carried on in the privacy of one's own mindroom and using ones own fantasies ...
by Wizard of Oz
Fri Jan 07, 2005 2:42 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: DO YOU SPEAK AMERICAN?
Replies: 3
Views: 1557

DO YOU SPEAK AMERICAN?

NO thank goodness !!!!
WoZ of Aus 07/01/05
by Wizard of Oz
Fri Jan 07, 2005 2:05 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: gut soup
Replies: 17
Views: 2194

gut soup

Dale a few sites that might help >> http://searchenginewatch.com/reports/ http://www.notess.com/search/ http://www.csulb.edu/library/guide/desearch.html http://juliet.stfx.ca/~x94emj/searchen.htm .. or do as I did and enter "compare search engines" into Google .. *wonders* ...... now is there a word...
by Wizard of Oz
Fri Jan 07, 2005 1:15 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: slut
Replies: 1
Views: 1091

slut

Caren as a writer you must really learn how to use the OneLook Dictionary site (http://www.onelook.com) .. but being a sucker for a lovely lady >>> slut: NOUN: 1a. A woman considered sexually promiscuous. b. A woman prostitute. 2. A slovenly woman; a slattern. [h] ETYMOLOGY: Middle English slutte. [...
by Wizard of Oz
Fri Jan 07, 2005 12:32 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: commonwealth vs. state
Replies: 4
Views: 2265

commonwealth vs. state

.. Australia is made up of 6 States and 2 Federal Territories that have collectively formed the Commonwealth of Australia since 1901 .. so this brings us to the point of whether "commonwealth" is spelt with a /C/ or a /c/ .. defined as Commonwealth it is, - [1] An association of states, dependencies...
by Wizard of Oz
Wed Jan 05, 2005 12:26 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: gut soup
Replies: 17
Views: 2194

gut soup

.. Dale Lycos and Alta Vista are search engines in the same vein as Google .. I am fairly certain that if you simply put the old WWW. in front of the word and added the equally famous .com at the end you would find them and a whole new world of searching .. I remember that once I had a table that li...
by Wizard of Oz
Wed Jan 05, 2005 11:48 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: succotash
Replies: 7
Views: 2176

succotash

kagriffy and Ken .. another, and perhaps more enlightened, way of looking at it is that people with speech impediments DO exist in our world and are a part of the colourful fabric of the people who you meet when you are walking down the street .. and therefore deserve, have a right (?), to be repres...
by Wizard of Oz
Tue Jan 04, 2005 12:55 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: notch up
Replies: 8
Views: 2447

notch up

.. surely one sense of "notch" is "to record, as by notches" (Collins Australian English Dictionary) .. it doesn't mention anything about being a positive record or a negative record .. simply a record .. so if a sumo is on a losing streak then notching up, recording with notches, his losses is as a...
by Wizard of Oz
Tue Jan 04, 2005 12:32 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: gut soup
Replies: 17
Views: 2194

gut soup

Dale I would seriously query your use of Google hits as having some kind of veracity .. 100 hits in my experience could all be from the one questionable source or from one site where, for whatever reason, that word is popular .. hardly widespread .. and as Ken is always reminding us the prevalence o...