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Tinfangwarble commented on the list neologisms--9
Omnishambles - ˈɒmnɪʃamb(ə)lz/ noun British informal1. a situation that has been comprehensively mismanaged, characterised by a string of blunders and miscalculations
June 26, 2015
"CLICKBAIT" - Found on this site - I presume it is an a tempting word or image that makes you want to click it and follow a booking flow...http://www.tnooz.com/article/ignore-the-hyperbole-seo-is-alive-and-kicking-in-travel-even-for-the-small-guys/#utm_source=Tnooz+Mailing+List&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=db60a16c3d-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_term=0_c691357c44-db60a16c3d-137221721
June 23, 2015
Tinfangwarble commented on the list archaic--1
Scop - Old English bard or poet
May 29, 2015
Tinfangwarble commented on the word renown
renown - I like the etymology of this word. It also fits with the modern reality of fame - the more a person's name is mentioned the more renown they have and the more renowned they are (though renowned has a different etymology, more based on the German ''known'' apparently)
July 25, 2013
Tinfangwarble commented on the word cellar door
I ''loved'' cellar door in homage to J.R.R. Tolkien - whether he is the originator of the notion it was a beautiful sound or not, he remarked that most people would agree the words make a beautiful sound. After inventing several languages, many euphonious, like Quenya, I think he would be a good judge of nice sounding words...
Tinfangwarble commented on the word pièce de résistance
piece de resistance is a French phrase used in English BUT it is unknown as a phrase in France! They may use plat de resistance instead. I have used the piece de resistance a number of times to impress my French friends but they just look at me blankly. I wonder if there are other examples where a foreign phrase used in English is itself not used or common in the original language?
Tinfangwarble commented on the word cabriolet
Given the etymology of 'cabriolet' I am surprised there is no modern reference to 'roe-bucks' or other prancing, capering, mountain climbing, capricornian or goatey type animals. What about in France?
June 12, 2013
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