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Words / Re: cdo ?
« on: December 02, 2018, 02:51:24 AM »

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA....thanks for that

Whatever / Re: Best Wishes
« on: December 02, 2018, 02:49:28 AM »

All Best Wishes for a return to health and happiness

Words / Re: New word suggestion: defo
« on: November 28, 2018, 03:26:46 PM »

I'm not familiar with it.

Words / Re: figgy
« on: November 28, 2018, 03:25:18 PM »

Figgy: ditto

Words / Re: Is there a case to make polenta a common word?
« on: September 12, 2018, 03:41:50 PM »
Polenta: a common word in my world.

Words / Re: Pend
« on: June 23, 2018, 02:50:28 AM »
Can someone post an example of 'pend' used in a natural-sounding sentence? Pending, impend, depend, append, expend, etc. are commonly used, but any sentence I dream up using 'pend' by itself sounds unnatural. The success of the picnic will pend on the weather. Hmmm... I dunno.

Words / Re: American vs British English - new book coming out
« on: March 25, 2018, 11:49:22 AM »

To Gromit:

PROUD! always go for proud!

Words / Re: American vs British English - new book coming out
« on: March 24, 2018, 12:31:11 PM »
Wow! Thanks for the Oz quiz!



Words / Re: American vs British English - new book coming out
« on: March 10, 2018, 03:37:55 AM »
10/10 American

7/10 British

Words / Re: oviduct - common?
« on: March 02, 2018, 03:14:51 AM »
Thanks, anona, and thanks for that funny story re: license fee guy. (Did he check the priest hole? I'll bet he missed that! >:D)

Many years (oh, dear, I can start saying decades now) ago, I mentioned to my class of nine-year-olds that I didn't have a tv. Soon after, I learned that they were secretly collecting money among themselves to buy me one. I thanked them for their thoughtfulness, and explained that it was my choice not to have a tv. This was a shocking new possibility for them, and I suppose they eventually chalked it up to just one more strange idea from the adult world.

Words / Re: oviduct - common?
« on: February 28, 2018, 03:35:35 AM »
Dear anona,

My apologies. I wasn't careful enough in reading previous posts. Please forgive any offense my post caused.



Words / Re: oviduct - common?
« on: February 25, 2018, 10:58:23 AM »

...not sure what tv has to do with it. I don't even have a tv, but I did take basic biology...


Whatever / Re: Horrifying
« on: February 25, 2018, 10:55:22 AM »

Thanks, Penny, for your kind words of encouragement. They are much appreciated!

And, thanks, also to TRex for his original post and his good wishes. Oh, yes, I understand that 'blow it up and start over' feeling, but I can't really do anything with it. At least working for change brings me into community with like-thinking people and buoys my spirit.

Best Wishes,


Words / Re: oviduct - common?
« on: February 25, 2018, 04:59:05 AM »
Seems common enough to me.


Whatever / Re: Horrifying
« on: February 25, 2018, 04:34:28 AM »
Dear TRex:

Thanks for your excellent rant.

Horrifying is the word, for sure. We live in a kleptocracy. The Federal Government is headed by a narcissistic sociopath, the Congress is the legislative arm of the NRA, the Justice Department is run by a racist apologist, the CDC has been given a list of words it is forbidden to use, the EPA is run by a notorious disrespector of the environment,  and on and on and ON.

That's why, in order not to succumb to a total paralysis of despair, I'm working on two political campaigns, one local, one statewide. I know the momentum of the fear-fuelled onslaught of anger and hatred is powerful, even overwhelming at times, but 2018 is coming, and there is hope of a push-back.

It may very well be in vain, a fool's errand, even, but, for me it's time to show up, speak up, act up.


PS: By '2018 is coming,' I mean the midterm elections later this year.

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