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Offline Flower

Re: ~ Word of the Day: Feedback & Comments! ~
« Reply #325 on: August 29, 2018, 04:47:43 AM »
This one confused me a little so...

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Taciturn shows up in English in the first half of the 18th century. James Miller, a British clergyman educated at Oxford, gives an early example of its use in his 1734 satiric drama, wherein a character describes a nephew with the following: "When he was little, he never was what they call Roguish or Waggish, but was always close, quiet, and taciturn." It seems we waited unduly long to adopt this useful descendent of the Latin verb tacēre, meaning "to be silent"; we were quicker to adopt other words from the tacēre family. We've been using tacit, an adjective meaning "expressed without words" or "implied," since at least the mid-17th century. And we've had the noun taciturnity, meaning "habitual silence," since at least the mid-15th century.

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Re: ~ Word of the Day: Feedback & Comments! ~
« Reply #326 on: August 30, 2018, 09:34:27 AM »
I love those little snippets of information! :-)

Offline Justric

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« Reply #327 on: August 30, 2018, 09:38:11 AM »
I love those little snippets of information! :-)

Same! I’m tempted to put them up every time I post!

Speaking of which, I’ll have today’s up when I get home from work in a few hours. Had to run out of the house in a dash this morning, and it’s hard for me to post it on my little tiny phone screen.

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« Reply #328 on: August 30, 2018, 07:42:39 PM »
Did You Know?

Buttonhole is easy to pin down as a noun referring to the slit or loop through which a button is passed to fasten something, but its shift to a verb meaning "to detain in conversation" requires some explanation. Buttonhole is an alteration of another verb now long out of use: buttonhold, which literally meant to hold on to the buttons or lapels of someone's coat when speaking to him or her. In the mid-19th century, English speakers altered the verb to buttonhole, perhaps as a result of hearing buttonhold as buttonholed. The overlap is apparent in an early instance of this spelling in an 1862 London publication called All Year Round: "The man who is button-holed, or held … and must listen to half an hour's harangue about nothing interesting."

Online Liam Dale

Re: ~ Word of the Day: Feedback & Comments! ~
« Reply #329 on: August 30, 2018, 07:44:08 PM »
My dyslexia and dirty mind didn't let me read that word correctly several times...

Offline Sain

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« Reply #330 on: September 03, 2018, 10:08:32 AM »
What a cute little piece Flower ;D!

Offline Flower

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« Reply #331 on: September 03, 2018, 10:11:38 AM »
Haha, it's the best I can do. xD

Offline Flower

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« Reply #332 on: September 04, 2018, 07:00:57 PM »
Lilias, you've been on a roll! :)

Offline Flower

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« Reply #333 on: September 09, 2018, 06:38:37 PM »
CONGRATULATIONS NICO!
You've made it into E's WotD Hall of Fame!

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Re: ~ Word of the Day: Feedback & Comments! ~
« Reply #334 on: September 10, 2018, 05:52:55 AM »
CONGRATULATIONS NICO!
You've made it into E's WotD Hall of Fame!
Oh! Yay!

~dances around~

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Re: ~ Word of the Day: Feedback & Comments! ~
« Reply #335 on: September 10, 2018, 06:04:43 AM »
Lilias, you've been on a roll! :)

An easy way to keep the daily streak going without worrying too much about continuity and the bigger picture *shiftyeyes*

Offline Zaval

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« Reply #336 on: September 10, 2018, 10:54:58 AM »
For someone studying to take the GRE, this is a really fun and HELPFUL way to keep my brain learning new words. I just appreciate that this is a thing here.

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Re: ~ Word of the Day: Feedback & Comments! ~
« Reply #337 on: September 10, 2018, 11:55:35 AM »
It is awesome to see you participating Zaval :-)  Glad you're enjoying it!

Offline Flower

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« Reply #338 on: September 11, 2018, 05:25:32 AM »
+1

I enjoyed your contribution for brevity. It made me chuckle. ^_^

Online Liam Dale

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« Reply #339 on: September 12, 2018, 08:20:45 PM »
Zaval! Loved your word of the day!

Offline Zaval

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« Reply #340 on: September 13, 2018, 08:47:23 AM »
Thanks!!! :) I'll take any excuse to write about the DCU.

Online Liam Dale

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« Reply #341 on: September 13, 2018, 08:48:54 AM »
As a Riddler lover, I encourage your words :P

Offline Flower

Re: ~ Word of the Day: Feedback & Comments! ~
« Reply #342 on: September 17, 2018, 04:26:31 AM »
Did You Know?

What's the difference between a chiliad and a millennium? Not much: both are a period of 1000 years. While millennium is more widely used, chiliad is actually older. Chiliad first appeared in the late 1500s and was originally used to mean "a group of 1000," as in "a chiliad of arrows"; millennium didn't make its way into written English until some decades later, in the early 1600s. Not surprisingly, both words trace back to roots that mean "thousand." Millennium comes from Latin mille, and chiliad is a descendant of Greek chilioi.

Offline Flower

Re: ~ Word of the Day: Feedback & Comments! ~
« Reply #343 on: September 22, 2018, 08:44:51 AM »
Yay to new faces in WoTD! We are super glad you're joining us. Also, huzzah to our regulars as well. <3

Online Liam Dale

Re: ~ Word of the Day: Feedback & Comments! ~
« Reply #344 on: September 22, 2018, 12:41:40 PM »

Offline Flower

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« Reply #345 on: September 27, 2018, 06:03:59 AM »
Here's an information tidbit for you word lovers.

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The Latin roots of orotund are related to two more common English words—oral and rotund. Latin or- means "mouth," and rotundus means "round" or "circular." The Roman poet Horace joined forms of those Latin terms to create the phrase ore rotundo, literally meaning "with round mouth," and figuratively meaning "with well-turned speech." Ore rotundo was modified to orotund and adopted into English in the late 18th century. It can indicate either strength of delivery or inflated wording.

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Re: ~ Word of the Day: Feedback & Comments! ~
« Reply #346 on: September 27, 2018, 06:06:17 AM »
Flower dropping that sweet knowledge! ;)

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« Reply #347 on: September 27, 2018, 06:36:07 AM »
-giggles-

Just doing my small part. Merriam does most of the work. xD

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« Reply #348 on: September 27, 2018, 04:17:17 PM »
-giggles-

Just doing my small part. Merriam does most of the work. xD

Well, you're awesome. Keep up the great work. <3

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« Reply #349 on: September 29, 2018, 11:23:39 AM »
Well, you're awesome. Keep up the great work. <3

Ditto!  As somebody who loves clicking the random link on Wikipedia when I'm bored the random knowledge droppings are super fun. :)