Wordsmith.org: the magic of words

Wordsmith Talk

About Us | What's New | Search | Site Map | Contact Us  

Page 1 of 5 1 2 3 4 5 >
Topic Options
#207085 - 09/11/12 10:44 PM I'm reticent to speak about this, but.
Jackie Offline

Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 03/15/00
Posts: 11609
Loc: Louisville, Kentucky
I seem to be hearing more and more people using the word reticent to mean reluctant. Has anyone else noticed this?

Top
#207086 - 09/12/12 12:37 AM Re: I'm reticent to speak about this, but. [Re: Jackie]
jenny jenny Offline
veteran

Registered: 06/05/10
Posts: 1554
Loc: Lower Aberdeen, Mississippi
Yes.
I have noticed that most folks here are too reticent to say anything bad about Obama.

He is a snake.

Top
#207091 - 09/12/12 06:48 AM Re: I'm reticent to speak about this, but. [Re: Jackie]
zmjezhd Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 08/13/05
Posts: 3290
Loc: R'lyeh
reticent

What's it mean to you, J.? (link)
_________________________
Ceci n'est pas un seing.

Top
#207092 - 09/12/12 06:50 AM Re: I'm reticent to speak about this, but. [Re: jenny jenny]
zmjezhd Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 08/13/05
Posts: 3290
Loc: R'lyeh
He is a snake.

Surely you mean he is the POTUS. (And what did my grandma say about folks who lived in glass houses throwing stones?)
_________________________
Ceci n'est pas un seing.

Top
#207093 - 09/12/12 07:39 AM Re: I'm reticent to speak about this, but. [Re: Jackie]
olly Offline
old hand

Registered: 12/18/06
Posts: 956
Loc: Auckland, New Zealand
Perhaps more understand the meaning of the word hence its prolific use.

Top
#207095 - 09/12/12 11:51 AM Re: I'm reticent to speak about this, but. [Re: zmjezhd]
LukeJavan8 Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 06/23/08
Posts: 6430
Loc: Land of the Flat Water
Originally Posted By: zmjezhd
He is a snake.

Surely you mean he is the POTUS. (And what did my grandma say about folks who lived in glass houses throwing stones?)




That they should not undress in the Living Room?????
_________________________
----please, draw me a sheep----

Top
#207096 - 09/12/12 12:30 PM Re: I'm reticent to speak about this, but. [Re: LukeJavan8]
zmjezhd Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 08/13/05
Posts: 3290
Loc: R'lyeh
That they should not undress in the Living Room?

While throwing stones? That is an interesting image. Perhaps they shouldn't hurl themselves through the big picture window in the living room while undressing.
_________________________
Ceci n'est pas un seing.

Top
#207097 - 09/12/12 12:33 PM Re: I'm reticent to speak about this, but. [Re: zmjezhd]
LukeJavan8 Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 06/23/08
Posts: 6430
Loc: Land of the Flat Water
Your image, not mine.
_________________________
----please, draw me a sheep----

Top
#207098 - 09/12/12 03:23 PM Re:reticulus loquari [Re: LukeJavan8]
zmjezhd Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 08/13/05
Posts: 3290
Loc: R'lyeh
Your image, not mine.

Oh, you tease. Nope, I'm pretty sure you introduced the "undressing" part. But, whatever ...
_________________________
Ceci n'est pas un seing.

Top
#207099 - 09/12/12 05:46 PM Re:reticulus loquari [Re: zmjezhd]
LukeJavan8 Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 06/23/08
Posts: 6430
Loc: Land of the Flat Water
Oh, surely, you throw stones, but whatever....
_________________________
----please, draw me a sheep----

Top
Page 1 of 5 1 2 3 4 5 >

Moderator:  Jackie 
Forum Stats
8728 Members
16 Forums
13805 Topics
214931 Posts

Max Online: 3341 @ 12/09/11 02:15 PM
Newest Members
GrandmaCoo, ShellsnBells, charmingthemuse, toddster, Mussaf
8728 Registered Users
Who's Online
1 registered (FoFong), 34 Guests and 4 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Top Posters (30 Days)
LukeJavan8 117
endymion6 109
wofahulicodoc 85
A C Bowden 48
jenny jenny 46
Tromboniator 8
tsuwm 7
Bazr 7
FoFong 4
meliza 1
Top Posters
wwh 13858
Faldage 13803
Jackie 11609
tsuwm 10521
Buffalo Shrdlu 7210
AnnaStrophic 6511
LukeJavan8 6430
Wordwind 6296
of troy 5400
BranShea 5282

Disclaimer: Wordsmith.org is not responsible for views expressed on this site. Use of this forum is at your own risk and liability - you agree to hold Wordsmith.org and its associates harmless as a condition of using it.

Home | Today's Word | Yesterday's Word | Subscribe | FAQ | Archives | Search | Feedback
Wordsmith Talk | Wordsmith Chat

© 2014 Wordsmith