|About Us | What's New | Search | Site Map | Contact Us|
You are not logged in. [Log In] Wordsmith.org » Forums » General Topics » Q&A about words » Looking for a verb... Register User Forum List Calendar Active Topics Search FAQ
#209412 - 02/05/13 11:09 AM Re: Looking for a verb... [Re: BranShea]
Loc: this too shall pass
"Currently, only 20 per cent of the water pumped from the Tucson basin to water the city is being replaced by rainwater."
not much room for misunderstanding this though, is there?!
#209417 - 02/05/13 01:06 PM Re: Looking for a verb... [Re: tsuwm]
Loc: Netherlands, the Hague
As both Faldage and you were doing dunno's I thought you weren't sure. I think it's fine enough.
#209418 - 02/05/13 01:15 PM Re: Looking for a verb... [Re: BranShea]
Loc: this too shall pass
I think Faldo was being ironic(al); I dunno what I was doing..
#209419 - 02/05/13 02:38 PM Re: Looking for a verb... [Re: tsuwm]
Loc: Lower Aberdeen, Mississippi
Uh, all fresh water was once rainwater. The difficulty lies within Dan133's question. Dan wants to apply a general term for a specific action. That word doesn't seem to exist. So Dan, therefore, must make up a word to serve his concept.
If it floats it will become boat, as they say.
#209421 - 02/05/13 03:31 PM Re: Looking for a verb... [Re: jenny jenny]
That word doesn't seem to exist. So Dan, therefore, must make up a word to serve his concept. If it floats it will become boat, as they say.
Not necessarily. He could just use a phrase, like "to supply water to" or the like. Not everything requires its own word. Believe you me, if a single verb ever becomes necessary, one will get coined, but it seems no great need exists for the nonce._________________________
Ceci n'est pas un seing.
Forum Stats 8836 Members
Max Online: 3341 @ 12/09/11 02:15 PM
Newest Members Jeannine, JimHarbor, treponim, Esmith, EvanescentBlue
8836 Registered Users
Who's Online 0 registered (), 23 Guests and 4 Spiders online. Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Top Posters (30 Days)
endymion6 87 wofahulicodoc 79 LukeJavan8 71 A C Bowden 47 May 3 tsuwm 1
wwh 13858 Faldage 13803 Jackie 11613 tsuwm 10530 LukeJavan8 7361 Buffalo Shrdlu 7210 AnnaStrophic 6511 Wordwind 6296 wofahulicodoc 5723 of troy 5400
Board Rules · Mark all read Contact Us · Wordsmith.org · Top
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