Wordsmith.org: the magic of words

Wordsmith Talk

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

Active Threads | Active Posts | Unanswered Today | Since Yesterday | This Week
Wordplay and fun
10/18/19 08:38 PM

GIRL FRIDAY

PRONUNCIATION: (guhrl FRY-day)

MEANING: noun: A female assistant, especially in an office, who does a wide variety of duties.

ETYMOLOGY: Patterned after man Friday in Daniel Defoe’s novel Robinson Crusoe (1719). Earliest documented use: 1928.
___________________________________

GIRL FORIDAY - female for only 24 hours

GIL FRIDAY - Dodger first-baseman Hodges was Mister Friday, the way Reggie Jackson was Mr October

G.I. ALFRID? AY! - Are you Infantry Private Alfrid?
113 20,593 Read More
Wordplay and fun
10/18/19 03:29 AM
Some fancy the epic Greek stories
Of heroes pursuing great glories.
For me, they're too rough;
I like farcical stuff
Such as fights between Brexit-crazed Tories.

UNDERSTAND – UNFURL
571 1,300,205 Read More
Wordplay and fun
10/17/19 01:31 AM
PARIBUS

S > D

UPBRAID
619 226,088 Read More
Wordplay and fun
09/25/19 04:41 AM
Harry S. Truman
Denied that atom bombs were inhuman.
He said: "We must stop Japan's bravado –
This is no laughing matter like The Mikado".

Sir Francis Drake
Said: "Fighting the Armada's a piece of cake".
He vanquished the Duke of Medina Sidonia;
Some Spanish sailors probably died of pneumonia.

King Charles the Second
Is generally reckoned
To have signed official papers
While having indiscreet sexual capers.

The younger William Pitt
Was a highly precocious Brit.
Prime Minister at twenty-four,
He was driven to drink by the Napoleonic War.

Professor Stephen Hawking
Had an artificial way of talking.
But his knowledge about black holes
Greatly exceeded that of ordinary souls.

Friedrich Nietzsche's writing
Is pernicious, although exciting.
His style has more muscle
Than that of sane philosophers like Bertrand Russell.

Donald Trump
Is widely considered a chump.
In Europe he provokes much animus,
But many Americans are more magnanimous.
23 11,868 Read More
Forum Statistics
Forums16
Topics13,892
Posts226,227
Members9,094
Most Online3,341
Dec 9th, 2011
Newest Members
SageOne, Lucky, Tavaritz, WordsMeanThings, littldrop
9094 Registered Users
Who's Online Now
0 registered members (), 411 guests, and 2 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Top Posters(30 Days)
Top Posters(All Time)
wwh 13,858
Faldage 13,803
Jackie 11,613
tsuwm 10,538
LukeJavan8 9,456
AnnaStrophic 6,511
Wordwind 6,296
of troy 5,400
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

© 1994-2019 Wordsmith

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.1.1
(Release build 20180111)
Page Time: 0.010s Queries: 6 (0.003s) Memory: 2.7378 MB (Peak: 2.7845 MB) Zlib disabled. Server Time: 2019-10-20 14:35:59 UTC