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The Internet Book Database of Fiction • View topic - GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2016 7:15 am
by Algot Runeman

Pronunciation: /ɪɡˈzɔːt/
/ɛɡˈzɔːt/
verb
[with object and infinitive]
Strongly encourage or urge (someone) to do something: I exhorted her to be a good child [with direct speech]: ‘Come on, you guys,’ exhorted Linda

Origin
Late Middle English: from Old French exhorter or Latin exhortari, from ex- 'thoroughly' + hortari 'encourage'.

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I exhort all who read WotD to jump right in with a simple statement of some sort. Just write it. Click the Preview button if you must, but submit. Submit. Submit. Don't think too much about it. God knows I don't.

Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2016 12:56 pm
by E Pericoloso Sporgersi

Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Sat Jun 25, 2016 4:59 am
by Kahrey
The image of my sister beaten and tied to a chair flashed in my mind and exhorted me to do it. Pull the trigger.

Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Sat Jun 25, 2016 7:12 am
by Algot Runeman

Pronunciation: /ˌmakɪˈɑːtəʊ/
noun (plural macchiatos)
A drink of espresso coffee with a dash of frothy steamed milk.

Origin
From Italian (caffè) macchiato, literally 'stained, marked (coffee)', from macchiare 'mark, stain'.

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My macchiato was too hot and burned my lip. I twitched and the cup quivered in my grasp. A stain is now streaked down my tie, just in time for our morning meeting with the boss.

Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Sat Jun 25, 2016 10:50 am
by E Pericoloso Sporgersi

Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Sat Jun 25, 2016 7:55 pm
by voralfred
After your exhortation how could I not post something ?

Sometimes I'm happy with just a black expresso.
But If I feel like a more milky stuff, I'll ask for a full-fledged capuccino. Macchiato I don't care for.

Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Sun Jun 26, 2016 7:51 am
by Algot Runeman


Pronunciation: /ˈdiːmɒs/
noun (plural demoi /ˈdiːmɔɪ/)
1 The common people of an ancient Greek state.
1.1 The populace of a democracy as a political unit.

Origin
From Greek dēmos.

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It is gratifying that the demos who occupy (or just visit) this forum can gather to respond to occasional exhortations whether those people raise a cup of cappuchino, macchiato or a quaff of beverage alcoholic, mayhap a paper cup of water.

Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Sun Jun 26, 2016 8:42 am
by E Pericoloso Sporgersi

Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2016 7:11 am
by Algot Runeman


Pronunciation: /ˈkəʊtˌhɑːdi/
noun (plural cote-hardies)
historical
A medieval close-fitting tunic with sleeves, worn by both sexes.

Origin
Middle English: from Old French, from cote 'coat' + hardie (feminine) 'bold'.

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It came as very little surprise that today's word had not been used for WotD in the past. Well, actually, as a word, it was ONLY used in the past. Indeed, even the definition uses a passé word, tunic, to "help" us understand that the cote-hardie was a garment that all sorts of people wore in the Middle Ages. Of course, understanding fashion, which I don't, some might suggest that the style of cote-hardie has returned many times. It seems to me that the 1930s and 1940s may have resurrected the close-fitting coat which hung below the waist...though for women only. I don't think I've seen photos of men dressed in such a jacket. The closest I recall was the WWII military "Eisenhower" jacket which was close-fitting, but stopped at the waist. Maybe the Field Jacket (below right) "fits" the style.

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All-in-all, the upshot for WotD is that it may be difficult to work cote-hardie into one's daily conversation. Sorry. Such is the way the game is played. LOL (New terms come along and old ones A.)

Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2016 9:52 am
by E Pericoloso Sporgersi

Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2016 10:12 am
by Algot Runeman
E.P.S.,

Just what is it that makes a greatcoat so great? And what is so bold about the cote-hardie? And who is the wordsmith who changed the spelling of cote to coat?
So many questions. So few answers.

Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2016 11:43 am
by E Pericoloso Sporgersi

Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Tue Jun 28, 2016 7:12 am
by Algot Runeman


Pronunciation: /ˈlɛmə/
noun (plural lemmas or lemmata /ˈlɛmətə/)
1 A subsidiary or intermediate theorem in an argument or proof: they give every last lemma of neoclassical theory the status of Holy Writ
2 A heading indicating the subject or argument of a literary composition or annotation.
3 A word or phrase defined in a dictionary or entered in a word list.

Origin
Late 16th century: via Latin from Greek lēmma 'something assumed'; related to lambanein 'take'.

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"Lemmie alone!" cried Sally. "It's not fair. You all know more words than me."

That's no problem, Sally. Some of us are very old and have built up our word list by examining the lemmata of encyclopedias and dictionaries. We have read the words in context in novels and scientific literature along with the occasional political screed. We hope you will still share your word with us. We were once like you, fresh and untroubled by vocabulary beyond "cool" and "right on!" Who says those things any more? It's on to "LOL", "ROTFL" and "ICYMI". No, wait, that's not right. Today's lemma list is all about emoji.

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Tue Jun 28, 2016 7:48 am
by E Pericoloso Sporgersi

Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Tue Jun 28, 2016 4:33 pm
by voralfred
When one hesitates between two options, it is said than one is placed in front of a dilemma.

But there are cases when one hesitates between three or more options (expresso, macciato, latte, capuccino...)
Why don't the words trilemma, tetralemma, pentalemma exist ?

Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2016 7:49 am
by Algot Runeman


Pronunciation: /səˈnəʊbɪəm/
(also coenobium)
noun (plural cenobia /səˈnəʊbɪə/)
A monastery: many pilgrims flocked to the cenobium in search of the monk

Origin
Early 19th century: ecclesiastical Latin coenobium, from Greek koinobion 'community life, convent', from koinos 'common' + bios 'life'.

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Sam sought the monks of Carlsbad Cenobium. He had heard that they had developed a remedy to repair synovial tissue. His knees were killing him so he could not kneel to pray.

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2016 6:18 am
by Algot Runeman


Pronunciation: /ˈmʌmb(ə)lkɔː/
noun
[mass noun]
A style of low-budget film typically characterized by the use of non-professional actors and naturalistic or improvised performances: an actor/filmmaker known for his cinematic experimentations with mumblecore [as modifier]: the mumblecore movement

Origin
Early 21st century: from mumble (probably with reference to the style of acting) + -core.

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Clancy and Cindy used their uncle's new digital video camera to make a movie with some friends. Though they were not expecting it, they are on their way to fame. Their modest mumblecore caught critics and audience attention right away.

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2016 7:54 am
by E Pericoloso Sporgersi

Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2016 6:12 am
by Algot Runeman


Pronunciation: /ˈɡreɪn(d)ʒərʌɪz/
(also grangerise)
verb
[with object] (usually as adjective grangerized)
Illustrate (a book) by later insertion of material, especially prints cut from other works: there were grangerized copies in the British Library

Origin
Late 19th century: from the name of James Granger (1723–76), English biographer.

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This is the original, plain post, unedited.

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Now it has been edited and grangerized at the same time. Worse still, the added image has no particular connection with the word we consider today.

Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Sat Jul 02, 2016 8:08 am
by E Pericoloso Sporgersi

Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Sat Jul 02, 2016 8:57 am
by Algot Runeman


Pronunciation: /ˈpəːfɪn/
noun
Philately
A postage stamp perforated with the initials or insignia of an organization, especially to prevent misuse.

Origin
1950s: from perf(orated) in(itials).

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Sam sent the donation to his favorite charity. He had the choice of how much to send, but the envelope had a perfin stamp, so it would have been difficult to use for another purpose. He did hope that the foundation's IBS perforations didn't send the wrong message with the stamp they had chosen.

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Sat Jul 02, 2016 1:31 pm
by E Pericoloso Sporgersi

Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Sat Jul 02, 2016 2:08 pm
by Algot Runeman
Perfin perfection, E.P.S. :clap:

Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Sun Jul 03, 2016 6:23 am
by Algot Runeman


Pronunciation: /ˈhabɪl/
adjective
rare
Deft; skilful.

Origin
Late Middle English: variant of able. The spelling change in the 16th and 17th cents was due to association with French habile and Latin habilis.

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Henry was habile with cards. His shuffle was smooth and stylish. Unfortunately, his skills stopped when the dealing was done. His luck was awful and he could not bluff worth a bean.

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2016 2:57 am
by voralfred
It never ceases to amaze me, Algot, how habile you are to find a perfect sentence to illustrate each WOTD.

And Sir E's habilily, though not as systematic, is never a mere grangerization.

I keep exhorting myself to follow your examples more often, but I seldom find an appropriate idea.