Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Foxxx, Jan 24, 2019.
...all ten fingers at the ready?
More like you were on your back lying about using your fingers to text, you preeevert.
You gotta use your thumbs in that position.
Pedagogical - relating to teaching.
I tried to google if the word sounds more as British or as American but could not see how to tell.
usher from ''usherette''?
I think it is american. The idea of selling food in the cinemas is american I believe.
The same with the word ''launderette''.
I grew up using that word and I'm American, if that helps?
Today I learned the word downwelling. It means "[an] accumulation and sinking of higher density material beneath lower density material, such as cold or saline water beneath warmer or fresher water or cold air beneath warm air," but I picked it up from a phrase in an article.
"...a downwelling of light..."
It sorta captivated me.
Guess I found a new hobby, guys!
"To usher someone to their seat" = to show them where they're expected to sit. Never heard of katina's "usherette," sounds like an outmoded gendering of the job of usher to me. We had ushers in church when I was growing up, they'd give you the program/schedule of the service. I went to a live music/art show (Blue Man Group) recently with reserved seating and the usher took us to our seats.
Obsequious - obedient or attentive to an excessive or servile degree.
Spake - past of speak.
First time I heard that before...
^Thus Spake Zarathustra
Learned a lot of new livestock words today in my Nature of Language class.
A castrated male horse is a gelding.
Foal is a young horse of either sex (less than one year's old I believe).
A castrated male sheep is a wether.
A female pig is called a gilt if she hasn't had piglets yet (and yes, they're called piglets), or a sow if she has.
You are correct. My 92 year-old aunt speaks fondly of her first job, as "usherette" at a grand movie palace. She says they wore "nice navy blue uniforms with brass buttons and a cute little hat."
Verpine - of snake (snake ilk)
Caprine - goat
Porcine - pig
Sounds like Iain in his Marine days.
I was in one of those weird windows where blues weren't issued though, and just after I graduated they became issue items, making them almost impossible to get normally. Had to buy my set off of a guy who had made some poor financial decisions, wore them maybe twice.
Damn fine looking uniform though. Those were the days.
Ash wore a skirt???
New word: hamartia (noun): a fatal flaw that often leads to failure, or a critical shortcoming
Kilt, but not in those days. It was frowned upon.
That was when he was off-duty.
Not a new word, but I was happy to see oleaginous pop up in the newspaper the other week.
For some reason, the word uproarious has been stuck in my head since yesterday. No matter how much I try, I can't stop thinking about it. Pretty nice sounding word though.
A domesticated carnivorous mammal (Canis familiaris syn. Canis lupus subsp. familiaris) occurring as a wide variety of breeds, many of which are traditionally used for hunting, herding, drawing sleds, and other tasks, and are kept as pets.
-Frozen treat that lands in your lap when it melts.
Slow down there, Skippy. Don't strain anything.
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