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Posted: Oct 24, 2014 - 12:04pm

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

You see the slobber comin' offna that bear? 

 
Yeah - that picture seemed out of place for that word, but it's pretty cool.
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Posted: Oct 24, 2014 - 11:55am

 Proclivities wrote:
16 Words Derived From Animals
"Tragedy probably has one of the most peculiar etymologies in the entire English language: it derives from a Greek word, tragoedia, literally meaning “goat song.” Why? Well, one theory claims it comes from actors in Ancient Greece dressing in furs and animal hides to portray legendary animals (like goat-legged satyrs) in performances of dramas and tragedies, but the true origin of the word remains a mystery."

 
You see the slobber comin' offna that bear? 
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Posted: Oct 24, 2014 - 11:36am

16 Words Derived From Animals
"Tragedy probably has one of the most peculiar etymologies in the entire English language: it derives from a Greek word, tragoedia, literally meaning “goat song.” Why? Well, one theory claims it comes from actors in Ancient Greece dressing in furs and animal hides to portray legendary animals (like goat-legged satyrs) in performances of dramas and tragedies, but the true origin of the word remains a mystery."
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Posted: Feb 19, 2014 - 1:13pm

 DaveInVA wrote:
dec·i·mate
ˈdesəˌmāt/
verb
 
  1. 1.
    kill, destroy, or remove a large percentage or part of.
    "the project would decimate the fragile wetland wilderness"
    •  
       
  2. 2.
    historical
    kill one in every ten of (a group of soldiers or others) as a punishment for the whole group.


 
Yes, that's one that's always bugged me when people use it to mean "completely destroy" instead of "reduce by 10%".


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Posted: Feb 19, 2014 - 12:30pm

dec·i·mate
ˈdesəˌmāt/
verb
 
  1. 1.
    kill, destroy, or remove a large percentage or part of.
    "the project would decimate the fragile wetland wilderness"
    •  
       
  2. 2.
    historical
    kill one in every ten of (a group of soldiers or others) as a punishment for the whole group.

This post apparently contained an image that was dragged into the post editor. Sorry, but any text contained in the post after this point has been lost.
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Posted: Feb 19, 2014 - 12:23pm

matrix (n.)
late 14c., "uterus, womb," from Old French matrice "womb, uterus," from Latin matrix (genitive matricis) "pregnant animal," in Late Latin "womb," also "source, origin," from mater (genitive matris) "mother" (see mother (n.1)). Sense of "place or medium where something is developed" is first recorded 1550s; sense of "embedding or enclosing mass" first recorded 1640s. Logical sense of "array of possible combinations of truth-values" is attested from 1914. As a verb from 1951.


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Posted: Feb 18, 2014 - 6:39am

Swearing: the fascinating history of our favourite four-letter words
The most commonly-used swear words reveal more about our medieval past than just attitudes towards sex and body parts.

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Posted: Jun 26, 2012 - 8:42am

 Proclivities wrote:

I guess it's essentially just a word choice.  When I did book covers in the pre-historic era of the 1980s, the editors I dealt with were usually very specific about elements like body copy and captions, so they seemed to expect the lowly designers to be just as specific.  If they used the word "verbiage" it was usually referring to some ramblings submitted by the author, which they were going to edit down.
It's still mildly annoying when I hear a co-worker say something like "...there's some verbiage about that on page 23 of the manual".
 
Exactly, so using "verbiage" means to me that the design's way ahead of the writing and somebody better get crackin'. As in, I have a 4-page article, the photos are all in order and placed and supporting graphics are in the works. That leaves X number of column inches for: verbiage. Of some sort. I, the designer, do not care that ain't my job but the "article" will look prit-T-dam stupid if somebody doesn't get some verbiage to me toot sweet.
 
And then if I have to, I can say 1100 words body copy, 4 captions of 15 words each plus a 20-letter headline, a byline, a subhead and up to 3 12-word pull quotes. 
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Posted: Jun 26, 2012 - 8:20am

 2cats wrote:

When I moved to SE Oklahoma, I heard all sorts of strange phrases.  Such as "evening" is any time after noon.  It could mean 2:00 p.m. or 7:30 p.m.  To me, evening is after 6:00 pm.  Also, many call lunch dinner.

 
dinner is the meal between breakfast and supper

at least, it was in Grandma's house (NE Oklahoma)


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Posted: Jun 26, 2012 - 8:16am

 kysmet wrote:

I would guess that it is. I've lived in and visited many places and would definitely remember if I heard that. 

Another regional thing...
I'll never forget when I moved to Northern Virginia, the first time someone asked me, "where you stay at?" I had no idea what they meant and obviously looked confused because I was asked again where I stay, then someone else chimed in and said, "he's asking where you live."  

 
When I moved to SE Oklahoma, I heard all sorts of strange phrases.  Such as "evening" is any time after noon.  It could mean 2:00 p.m. or 7:30 p.m.  To me, evening is after 6:00 pm.  Also, many call lunch dinner.


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Posted: Jun 26, 2012 - 8:15am

 kysmet wrote:

I would guess that it is. I've lived in and visited many places and would definitely remember if I heard that. 

Another regional thing...
I'll never forget when I moved to Northern Virginia, the first time someone asked me, "where you stay at?" I had no idea what they meant and obviously looked confused because I was asked again where I stay, then someone else chimed in and said, "he's asking where you live."  

 

{#Lol} Fortunately one of the people involved in the conversation had enough sense to understand why the question needed an interpreter.


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Posted: Jun 26, 2012 - 8:10am

 2cats wrote:

Is that right?  Maybe it's a regional thing.

 
I would guess that it is. I've lived in and visited many places and would definitely remember if I heard that. 

Another regional thing...
I'll never forget when I moved to Northern Virginia, the first time someone asked me, "where you stay at?" I had no idea what they meant and obviously looked confused because I was asked again where I stay, then someone else chimed in and said, "he's asking where you live."  


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Posted: Jun 26, 2012 - 8:02am

 ptooey wrote:



 
that's it
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Posted: Jun 26, 2012 - 8:01am

 NoEnzLefttoSplit wrote:

To quote whathisname,

verbing words weirds me out.

 

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Posted: Jun 26, 2012 - 7:56am

 NoEnzLefttoSplit wrote:

To quote whathisname,

verbing words weirds me out.

 

does it?
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Posted: Jun 26, 2012 - 7:52am

 kysmet wrote:

I have never hear "Where do you office?" Ever. That would drive me insane.

 
To quote whathisname,

verbing words weirds me out.
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Posted: Jun 26, 2012 - 7:51am

 kysmet wrote:

I have never hear "Where do you office?" Ever. That would drive me insane.

 
Is that right?  Maybe it's a regional thing.
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Posted: Jun 26, 2012 - 7:51am

 oldviolin wrote:

What if you were arrested for, I don't know, deceitful composure* or something, and they slap the Manbirds on you. How would you feel then? Huh?

 
*Band name?
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Posted: Jun 26, 2012 - 7:47am

 2cats wrote:
Back in the olden days, I never heard "Where do you office?"  Now it's everywhere, along with "I gifted him with a new book."  It makes me cringe.

 
I have never hear "Where do you office?" Ever. That would drive me insane.
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