Wordsmith.org: the magic of words

Wordsmith Talk

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

Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Page 4 of 13 1 2 3 4 5 6 12 13
#214652 - 04/07/14 08:43 PM Re: The AWAD today is BELFRY [Re: Tromboniator]  
Joined: Jun 2010
Posts: 1,554
jenny jenny Offline
veteran
jenny jenny  Offline
veteran

Joined: Jun 2010
Posts: 1,554
Lower Aberdeen, Mississippi
Well...I certaintly can't top that. How about you, Wofadoc? smile
Edit: You are a sly one Mister Wolf. laugh

O'well, I'll try to obfuscate an answer with geometric razzle dazzle and a bend in our rules.

BELFROM?- is the question Sir Issic Newton asked, namely,
When a bell swings to and fro which comes first...the to, or the fro?.
Then two hundred years later Einstein answered his question... Mark the bell with a X on one side and pull the rope if the bell strikes the X that is the "Belto" and it comes first. The walk around to opposite side and ring the bell. See? Now the "Belfro" comes first. The words "Belto" and "belfro" are relative to where you stand. It's the Coriolis Effect. smirk

#214657 - 04/08/14 01:56 AM If you can't top 'em, like 'em! [Re: jenny jenny]  
Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 7,660
wofahulicodoc Online content
Carpal Tunnel
wofahulicodoc  Online Content
Carpal Tunnel

Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 7,660
Worcester, MA

I like BELFRO !

#214660 - 04/08/14 12:39 PM Re: If you can't top 'em, like 'em! [Re: wofahulicodoc]  
Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 7,660
wofahulicodoc Online content
Carpal Tunnel
wofahulicodoc  Online Content
Carpal Tunnel

Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 7,660
Worcester, MA

AMBAGE

PRONUNCIATION: (AM-bij)

MEANING: noun: Ambiguity; circumlocution.

ETYMOLOGY: From Middle English ambages (equivocation), taken as a plural and the singular ambage coined from it. From Latin ambages, from ambi- (both, around) + agere (to drive). Ultimately from the Indo-European root ag- (to drive, draw, or move), which also gave us act, agent, agitate, litigate, synagogue, ambassador, agonistes, axiomatic, cogent, incogitant, exigent, exiguous, intransigent. Earliest documented use: 1374.

---------------------------------

AMBADGE - your prize for getting up in the morning

#214666 - 04/08/14 03:40 PM Re: If you can't top 'em, like 'em! [Re: wofahulicodoc]  
Joined: Jun 2010
Posts: 1,554
jenny jenny Offline
veteran
jenny jenny  Offline
veteran

Joined: Jun 2010
Posts: 1,554
Lower Aberdeen, Mississippi

smile smile smile And top of the morning back atcha.

I don't get no badge 'cause I got...

AMRAGE - to curse the rise of the morning sun. Grrr... mad

#214667 - 04/08/14 03:48 PM Re: If you can't top 'em, like 'em! [Re: jenny jenny]  
Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 9,062
LukeJavan8 Offline
Carpal Tunnel
LukeJavan8  Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 9,062
Land of the Flat Water
AMBAG The small handbag QE2 carries to hold the
safety pin should she need it.


----please, draw me a sheep----
#214674 - 04/09/14 03:14 PM ARRANT for Today. [Re: LukeJavan8]  
Joined: Jun 2010
Posts: 1,554
jenny jenny Offline
veteran
jenny jenny  Offline
veteran

Joined: Jun 2010
Posts: 1,554
Lower Aberdeen, Mississippi
arrant

PRONUNCIATION: (AR-uhnt)

MEANING:
adjective: Complete; thorough.

ETYMOLOGY:
Here's a word that has had both its spelling and meaning bent out of shape from use. It's a variant of errant (wandering). Earlier the word was used in the sense of wandering or vagrant, for example, an arrant thief or an arrant knave. Over time the word began to be taken as an intensifier so an arrant fool was no longer a vagrant fool, but a complete fool.
Via French, from Latin iterare (to journey), from iter (journey). Ultimately from the Indo-European root ei- (to go), which is also the ancestor of words such as exit, transit, circuit, itinerary, obituary, and adit. Earliest documented use: 1386.
________________________________________________________

ARRRANT - a full monty pirate

#214675 - 04/09/14 03:29 PM Re: ARRANT for Today. [Re: jenny jenny]  
Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 9,062
LukeJavan8 Offline
Carpal Tunnel
LukeJavan8  Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 9,062
Land of the Flat Water
PARRANT the Queen in the hive.


----please, draw me a sheep----
#214676 - 04/09/14 04:21 PM Re: ARRANT for Today. [Re: LukeJavan8]  
Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 7,660
wofahulicodoc Online content
Carpal Tunnel
wofahulicodoc  Online Content
Carpal Tunnel

Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 7,660
Worcester, MA

CARRANT - a mild form of road rage

#214677 - 04/09/14 11:12 PM Re: ARRANT for Today. [Re: wofahulicodoc]  
Joined: Jun 2010
Posts: 1,554
jenny jenny Offline
veteran
jenny jenny  Offline
veteran

Joined: Jun 2010
Posts: 1,554
Lower Aberdeen, Mississippi

A R T A N T - small asian paintings of pastorial scenes on a single piece of rice.

#214680 - 04/10/14 01:54 AM Haikant ? [Re: jenny jenny]  
Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 7,660
wofahulicodoc Online content
Carpal Tunnel
wofahulicodoc  Online Content
Carpal Tunnel

Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 7,660
Worcester, MA
Originally Posted By: jenny jenny

A R T A N T - small asian paintings of pastorial scenes on a single piece of rice.


Ah, so. That has 17 tiny images, no doubt, grouped into sets of 5, 7, and 5 ? ;-)

Page 4 of 13 1 2 3 4 5 6 12 13

Moderated by  Jackie 

Forum Statistics
Forums16
Topics13,879
Posts224,241
Members9,033
Most Online3,341
Dec 9th, 2011
Newest Members
Joyous, Amylzirklern, brork, santo, piostylist
9033 Registered Users
Who's Online Now
0 registered members (), 37 guests, and 4 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 9,062
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

© 1994-2017 Wordsmith

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.0
Page Time: 0.015s Queries: 14 (0.004s) Memory: 2.7404 MB (Peak: 2.8769 MB) Zlib disabled. Server Time: 2017-12-15 21:51:47 UTC