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bio website songtrellis.com
location Sequim, WA
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comment What is a less offensive synonym for “retarded”?
Seeing "moron" on the list brings Bugs Bunny's exclamation "What a maroon!" to mind.
May
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comment Where did the “odd” in “N odd years” come from?
And odd things are shunned or left alone, like a single unpaired object. Which might explain why oddness is used to describe this situation. Many adults are thought to be unpaired because of their oddness. It would be interesting to know if odd, as unpaired, or odd, as eerie or strange, was the first meaning of the word.
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answered Is “funnest” a word?
May
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answered Why isn't the ball used in football called “a football ball”?
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revised Why is “head over heels” used as if it were exceptional rather than commonplace?
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comment Is the phrase “Traffic Revision” generally used to describe temporary or permanent changes of traffic flow?
Thanks, F'x. Now I wonder if this is a Northwest phenomena. Also wonder which locale first used the term in signage.
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comment Is the phrase “Traffic Revision” generally used to describe temporary or permanent changes of traffic flow?
I like that expression much more than "Traffic Revision", which I find to be extremely obtuse and confusing. When I first saw Washington's signs I couldn't imagine in what sense traffic could be revised. That confusion led to several terrifying driving moments until I caught on.
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revised What is the meaning and usage of the word “dense”?
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answered Why is “head over heels” used as if it were exceptional rather than commonplace?
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answered What does “quadrants” mean in an article stating that Obama's birth facts “do not seem to matter in many quadrants of Republican Party”?
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answered Strange verb string tonal pattern
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revised “Loviest-doviest” or “lovey-doviest”?
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answered “Loviest-doviest” or “lovey-doviest”?