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  1. #741
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    Quote Originally Posted by rsvman View Post
    LOL.

    More likely I was just musing about the people on this board. j/k
    You called?

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    [redacted] them and the horses they rode in on.

  2. #742
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    “You are what you drink.”
    1991 -- 1992 -- 2001 -- 2010 -- 2015

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldPhiKap View Post
    “You are what you drink.”
    Fortunately, there's a Better Half here:

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  4. #744
    Blog. It's the closest word approximation to the sound I make when I dry heave.

  5. #745
    Recently came across this word while reading a legal blog: gravamen.

    I haven't seen it in years but I really like it and am pleased to have re-discovered it.

  6. #746
    An excellent word. A good vocabulary permits clear communication.

  7. #747
    Stevedore...

  8. #748
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    Quote Originally Posted by BLPOG View Post
    Recently came across this word while reading a legal blog: gravamen.

    I haven't seen it in years but I really like it and am pleased to have re-discovered it.
    I was in a lawsuit years ago and my attorney told the other side their pleading was "dreck".

    I've liked that word ever since.

  9. #749
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    Heard "miscreant" today. Need to add it to the list of great words like scofflaw, ne'er-do-well, hooligan, and the like, mentioned upthread.

  10. #750
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    Quote Originally Posted by rsvman View Post
    Heard "miscreant" today. Need to add it to the list of great words like scofflaw, ne'er-do-well, hooligan, and the like, mentioned upthread.
    Rapscallion.
    1991 -- 1992 -- 2001 -- 2010 -- 2015

  11. #751
    EQUAVATION....a word my Dad used years ago when had a few drinks

    That’s what he did...and he did it without any equavation

    He was a character....without any equavation 🥃🥃❤️❤️😎😎

  12. #752
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    Quote Originally Posted by rsvman View Post
    Heard "miscreant" today. Need to add it to the list of great words like scofflaw, ne'er-do-well, hooligan, and the like, mentioned upthread.
    LMAO. Mrs. dd (almost ) never tires of hearing miscreant, scofflaw and ne'er-do-well. I'll try to work hooligan into the "rotation," too.
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  13. #753
    Quote Originally Posted by BLPOG View Post
    Recently came across this word while reading a legal blog: gravamen.

    I haven't seen it in years but I really like it and am pleased to have re-discovered it.
    Frolic. William Gaddis was taken by the phrase "a frolic of his own" -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Frolic_of_His_Own.

  14. #754
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    Quote Originally Posted by rsvman View Post
    Heard "miscreant" today. Need to add it to the list of great words like scofflaw, ne'er-do-well, hooligan, and the like, mentioned upthread.
    Surely there is not a shortage of pedantry on this thread. But in case there is any room in the barn, here's the origin of "scofflaw," per Wiki:

    "Scofflaw" was the winning entry of a nationwide competition to create a new word for "the lawless drinker," with a prize of $200 in gold, sponsored by Delcevare King, a banker and enthusiastic supporter of Prohibition, in 1923. Two separate entrants, Henry Irving Dale and Kate L. Butler, submitted the word, and split the $200 prize equally. Scofflaw was deemed the best and most suitable out of over 25,000 entries. The word was from the outset frequently used until the eventual repeal of Prohibition in 1933. It experienced a revival in the 1950s, as a term for anyone who displays disdain for laws difficult to enforce. The word itself remains a symbol of the Prohibition era.
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  15. #755
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    Quote Originally Posted by sagegrouse View Post
    Surely there is not a shortage of pedantry on this thread. But in case there is any room in the barn, here's the origin of "scofflaw," per Wiki:
    A word derived from a contest! That's really interesting. Thanks for the pedantry. Now I like the word scofflaw even more than I did before.
    A plane takes off from Baltimore and touches down on Bourbon Street

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    Just learned a new one from a BBC analyst describing the state of the Tory party -- febrile. ("having or showing a great deal of nervous excitement or energy;" "having or showing the symptoms of a fever.")
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    I have a classroom brimming over with miscreants! TT

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    Quote Originally Posted by TeacherTom View Post
    I have a classroom brimming over with miscreants! TT
    I really try to be creant, but frequently I miss.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TeacherTom View Post
    I have a classroom brimming over with miscreants! TT
    Quote Originally Posted by camion View Post
    I really try to be creant, but frequently I miss.
    The worst kind of ants are the miscre ants. Small, annoying, misery-inducing French things that they are.
    1991 -- 1992 -- 2001 -- 2010 -- 2015

  20. #760
    Someone used penultimate this morning. A word I most associate with le Tour de France thanks to Phil & Paul.

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