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by Lanfear
Fri Feb 19, 2010 11:51 am
Forum: Word Games and Challenges
Topic: Word Scrabble Game
Replies: 31
Views: 59535

Re: Word Scrabble Game

LOAF
by Lanfear
Fri Feb 19, 2010 11:39 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: come off as
Replies: 9
Views: 4050

Re: come off as

Sorry, could it...?
by Lanfear
Fri Feb 19, 2010 11:38 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: come off as
Replies: 9
Views: 4050

Re: come off as

Would Dante's last post be counted as a garden path sentence?
by Lanfear
Fri Feb 19, 2010 11:18 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: bits and bobs
Replies: 6
Views: 3137

Re: bits and bobs

Strange... I have two books on the subject of the origins of much-used phrases, but neither has this one!
by Lanfear
Tue May 06, 2008 9:49 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: google and sms
Replies: 16
Views: 9340

Re: google and sms

I think that common people (myself included) tend to say "I'll text you." What gets on my nerves is when I hear somebody using the non-word "texties" to refer to multiple text messages.
by Lanfear
Tue Apr 29, 2008 3:09 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Gay 90's
Replies: 31
Views: 12660

Re: The Gay 90's

" That Sappho's poetry was not condemned in her time for its homoerotic content (though it was disparaged by scholars in later centuries) suggests that perhaps love between women was not persecuted then as it has been in more recent times. Especially in the last century, Sappho has become so synonym...
by Lanfear
Tue Apr 29, 2008 2:27 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Gay 90's
Replies: 31
Views: 12660

Re: The Gay 90's

" the word sport in Aussie English when applied to a man generally means someone who is good natured and generous whilst when applied to a woman it can mean a woman who readily accords sexual favours .. " (Wizard of Oz). Shakespeare used the same term to refer to sex in a few of his plays, King Lear...
by Lanfear
Tue Apr 29, 2008 12:18 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Gay 90's
Replies: 31
Views: 12660

Re: The Gay 90's

I thought of a pretty word refering to female homosexuality last night - Sapphic.
I don't know the complete history of the term, but I have seen it used. It does look and sound pretty - does anyone know more about it?
by Lanfear
Mon Apr 28, 2008 1:04 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Gay 90's
Replies: 31
Views: 12660

Re: The Gay 90's

There are so many euphemisms / derogatory terms for 'homosexual' that I don't think anybody would be aware of them all: fudge packer, one who bats for the other team, ass bandit... All pretty disgusting. Then there are the terms for homosexual women: dyke, lesbo, carpet licker, muff diver... I'm cur...