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Native English speaker. Conversant in German, Russian, Spanish, and Anglo-Saxon.

Ferþu Hal!

I hav a pilot's license (SEL certificate); I'm a certified diver (NAUI); I'v skydived and was qualified as a paratrooper in the Army (Airborne!); I was a soldier (MI, Armor, Engineer).

I workt for a corporation, was a law enforcement officer, and a business owner.

Bachelor's in Finance; minor in Economics Masters of Aeronautical Sciences

Strong backer of English spelling reform.


Now I'v written my first novel [ ] and I'm working on others.

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Recent Comments

Re: Over exaggeration  •  October 29, 2011, 6:07pm  •  0 vote

@Hairy Scot ... Can you "slightly" exaggerate? Can you "greatly" exaggerate? If you can "greatly" exaggerate, then you can "excessively" exaggerate. If you can "excessively" exaggerate, then you have

Re: Over exaggeration  •  October 29, 2011, 11:07am  •  1 vote

Yes, the facts remain that there are degrees of exaggeration whether you like them or not. (OED) Prefix over- 1 excessively; to an unwanted degree Are you saying that it is not possible to exagg

Re: “On accident” and “study on . . .”  •  October 29, 2011, 10:10am  •  0 vote

@K ... I agree with you, more or less, but only so far. One can be too pedantic. We all have our pet peeves but I'd like to think that we can see that we make mistakes. I'm the king of typos ... and p

Re: attorneys general vs. attorney generals  •  October 28, 2011, 3:59am  •  2 votes

@Brus ... not in the US Army. The adjective comes before noun ... brigadier general, major general, lieutenant general ... thus brigadier generals, major generals, lieutenant generals. General is the

Re: Backward vs. Backwards?  •  October 28, 2011, 3:53am  •  3 votes

From the OED: usage: In US English, the adverb form is sometimes spelled backwards ( the ladder fell backwards), but the adjective is almost always backward ( a backward glance). Directional words

Re: “Anglish”  •  October 28, 2011, 3:39am  •  0 vote

@dogreed ... It is eath to see, that you have not read the thread since, if you had, you wouldn't write such benighted words. I know it is a long thread ... but read it thru and if you wish to discuss

Re: “Anglish”  •  October 27, 2011, 9:30pm  •  0 vote

A couple of interesting lists: a sampler of obsolete English words I like widderwin (also widerwin, witherwin

Re: On Tomorrow  •  October 27, 2011, 8:52pm  •  0 vote

@Roxanne ... It's been many years since I graduated from an MCS (Memphis City Schools) school but I assure you that "on tomorrow" wasn't taught in the schools back then. If it is being taught now, the

Re: “Anglish”  •  October 27, 2011, 8:39pm  •  0 vote

@Ængelfolc ... Interesting. There is vowel shift for the OE that is sunder from the other Germanic tungs. Maybe hûsc n. mockery, derision, scorn, insult ['hux']? In ME, hean made it as hēn(e) ..

Re: “Anglish”  •  October 24, 2011, 7:00pm  •  0 vote

This word might come in handy for unexpectedly, suddenly, unusual ... In ME, it was a noun, verb, adj, and adv! ... Like ween, it has sundry meanings some seem to be gainsaying! Word of the DaySund

Re: Texted  •  October 24, 2011, 5:58pm  •  4 votes

I don't always agree with wordbooks, but this time I do. From Merriam-Webster: Examples of TEXT 1. I texted her a little while ago. 2. I texted a message to her. 3. She just texted

Re: “Anglish”  •  October 23, 2011, 7:59pm  •  0 vote

@Jayes ... English is rife with words that are bewilderingly alike. Some have sunder spellings but have the same sound (homophones): break/brake, heal/heel, cereal/serial; others are spelled the same

Re: “Anglish”  •  October 21, 2011, 6:55am  •  0 vote

Tripped over another good one that is still in the wordbook ... ween. (Nothing to do with Halloween). ween - is both a noun and a verb. n. - Speculation; a matter for speculation; also, a belief

Re: “Anglish”  •  October 20, 2011, 9:15pm  •  0 vote

Here's another good one that I brooked today on another thread: wite = blame (both noun and verb). Tho that I be jealous, wite me not. - Chaucer There if that I misspeak or say, Wite it the al

Re: attorneys general vs. attorney generals  •  October 20, 2011, 9:11pm  •  0 vote

BTW, most old military terms are French/Latin based. I wrote a blog on what we might have called the military and the armed forces had they come from Anglo-Saxon / Germanic roots.

Re: attorneys general vs. attorney generals  •  October 20, 2011, 9:08pm  •  2 votes

Definitely sergeants major ... That's the way I remember it from my Army days. It's odd that sergeant major is the only one that is backwards ... It's major general!

Re: Victorian Era English  •  October 20, 2011, 9:00pm  •  0 vote

@Porsche ... Yea, I know Niceone was criticizing shotgun's remark ... I guess it depends on how you look at it. Niceone's "it" was referring to the blog (not just the post) that went to just another s

Re: “Anglish”  •  October 20, 2011, 8:26pm  •  0 vote

Maybe twice-wed ... twice-asundered? "Those whom God has joined together let no man put asunder." Here's a good one I found today: without threap ~ without argument; without opposition I'

Re: “Anglish”  •  October 20, 2011, 9:27am  •  0 vote

@Stanmund ... BTW, the word "wode" has sundry sunder meanings. It takes up a few sheets to bewry all them ... but among the meanings are crazy, mad: "Do way youre threpyng! ar ye wode?" ... (threa

Re: “Anglish”  •  October 20, 2011, 4:26am  •  0 vote

Forgive me for venting here before I get to my ord (point) ... I was just on the Anglish wiki site ... I saw this put forth for "clear" ... sweetle (< OE sweotol). Good thought ... good start ... b

Re: “Anglish”  •  October 19, 2011, 4:44am  •  0 vote

I should point out that I like to brook sunder for separate. Thus, the sunder parts. sunder = apart, different(ly), private, separate, special ... and was brooked as such in OE and ME ... and likel

Re: attorneys general vs. attorney generals  •  October 19, 2011, 4:24am  •  3 votes

@msades ... You're on the mark! This is a holdover from when French was the tongue of the Norman-French overlords and thus the tongue of the government, legal system, and military. The more English wa

Re: “Anglish”  •  October 19, 2011, 4:03am  •  0 vote

Here is the ME entry: shīden (v.) P.ppl. shīde [From shīd(e n. or MDu. schiden to cleave; cp. MHG schiden to separate.] (a) To divide (sth.); ppl. shide as adj., of peas: separated from the pod,

Re: “Anglish”  •  October 18, 2011, 4:54pm  •  0 vote

Maybe German Hohn, verhöhnen? for hosp .. hosc ... Just a guess.

Re: “Anglish”  •  October 18, 2011, 4:21pm  •  0 vote

I don't know the etym of fraked/frakel beyond OE. Ængelfolc might have that. I can tell you that fraked and frakel are in the century-dictionary. Hosp as the following etym.: From Proto-Germ

Re: “Anglish”  •  October 18, 2011, 3:32pm  •  0 vote

@Jayles ... No, I didn't say that. However, there are sundry online OE translators that anyone without an inkling of OE could at least check for a word before jumping to making up new words. There are

Re: “Anglish”  •  October 18, 2011, 11:03am  •  0 vote

@Standmund ... You need to tell us why you're looking for a word for the Flood. Sometimes your posts are don't have any lead-in so it's like you started talking to us in mid-thought as if we know what

Re: “Anglish”  •  October 18, 2011, 10:47am  •  0 vote

@Stanmund ... wealhstod m. interpreter, translator, mediator (wealhstôd) ... also weal-staðel (weal-stathel). If you want to use it for an interpreter, what's wrong with using it as is or maybe

Re: “Anglish”  •  October 17, 2011, 7:42pm  •  0 vote

Well, it seems that fraked and frakel did make it past Middle English: fraked (adj) - Evil, wicked. frakel (n, adj, and adv) - Vile, foul, wretched, worthless ... this frakel world. Oh, and the

Re: “Anglish”  •  October 16, 2011, 6:36pm  •  0 vote

@Jayles, if you're asking if "headstrong" = pejorative, I'd say no. If you're asking if if the word "headstrong" is pejorative, again, I'd say no. If you're looking for a word for pejorative itself

Re: “Anglish”  •  October 16, 2011, 12:43pm  •  0 vote

@Ængelfolc ... Yes, I could have written that better. How about this: English, at its heart and roots, is a Germanic tung. However, it was forever altered on that fateful day nearly a thousand year

Re: Victorian Era English  •  October 14, 2011, 7:17pm  •  0 vote

@Niceone ... Actually, it was over a year before that comment was made and while I agree with it, I usually ignore broad and unfounded accusations like the one by Sara.dee72. It's better to let those

Re: “Anglish”  •  October 14, 2011, 2:55pm  •  0 vote

Oct. 14 ... The Battle of Senlac Ridge (Hastings) ... Anyone mark by "Talk Like a Saxon"? :)

Re: “Anglish”  •  October 14, 2011, 2:23pm  •  0 vote

@Jayles ... I think see where the problem is! I'm still working this thru. As you have point out before, in English, word order matters. Jill comes home and says, "Jane screwed up again." Bob says

Re: Prepositions at the end of a clause  •  October 11, 2011, 6:47am  •  0 vote

@Brus ... Believe it or not, I don't hate latinates. I even like a few. I like the word "prey" and its kin "predator". The short latinates, like prey, when brooked sparingly, can put a little "flavor"

Re: “Anglish”  •  October 10, 2011, 8:26pm  •  0 vote

I'v set off another firestorm about the Anglo-Germanic - Latin fight! lol

Re: Prepositions at the end of a clause  •  October 10, 2011, 8:24pm  •  1 vote

@Brus ... Half of the worldstock is latinates ... Think about that. You think that is a good thing? I think it is sad. Think of all the Anglo-Germanic words that either are no longer brooked or clingi

Re: “Anglish”  •  October 10, 2011, 7:49pm  •  0 vote

@Ængelfolc - spend OE spendan ... O.H.G. spendon, Ger., M.Du. spenden, O.N. spenna ... from L. expendere?

Re: “Anglish”  •  October 10, 2011, 5:49pm  •  0 vote

@Jayles ... Could use your grammar insight here. "What can I do besides complaining" sounds wrong to me but I can't say why ... I think it should be complain. What can I do besides complain. Wh

Re: Signage  •  October 10, 2011, 5:44pm  •  0 vote

Being a former cop ... the police-speak comes from the wont of writing and talking as if everything is going to be brooked in a courtroom ... since it often is! It's a form of legalese! lol

Re: “Anglish”  •  October 10, 2011, 5:32pm  •  0 vote

Teld in ME also picked up the thought of "shelter" ... A temporary dwelling, tent; also, a permanent dwelling, castle, fort, hut, asf. "Under teld" was to be under someone's roof. So a teld room would

Re: Prepositions at the end of a clause  •  October 10, 2011, 3:58pm  •  1 vote

@Brus ... Sometimes you must fight fire with fire. When someone puts out the mindset that latinates are more "elegant" than the anglo/germanic-root word with the same meaning, then that mindset must b

Re: Signage  •  October 10, 2011, 3:25pm  •  1 vote

@Brus ... You left out that the kiwi bureaucracy has coined the phrase "under urgency". Farewell as a verb? Hmmmm ... I might be ok with that but the wonted way to make a verb from a noun is with t

Re: “Anglish”  •  October 9, 2011, 9:14pm  •  0 vote

Now for some more weighty frains ... the word "teld" is in the wordbook as a noun (tent) and verb (to set up camp). It's a weak verb, thus past and ppl are telded. In OE and ME, it was a weak verb as

Re: “Anglish”  •  October 9, 2011, 9:10pm  •  0 vote

@Jayles ... I'm with you about latinates ... on another thread, I told the guy that that latinates were pompous, pretentious, and arrogant (I brooked latinates so that he would uncloudyly understand).

Re: “Anglish”  •  October 9, 2011, 10:40am  •  0 vote

And, we all know, that the day before allhallows is halloween ... :)

Re: “Anglish”  •  October 9, 2011, 12:07am  •  0 vote

I was just at the Anglish Wiki ... I think somebody over there must be reading this thread or else Ængelfolc is adding stuff! :) There are a lot more OE suggestions than on my last visit.

Re: Prepositions at the end of a clause  •  October 8, 2011, 7:12pm  •  4 votes

@evath ... This is not an attack on you but on the mindset of what you wrote and what it stands for. [rant] There is nothing "more elegant" about using Latinates such as "irritated". Latinates

Re: Prepositions at the end of a clause  •  October 8, 2011, 7:18am  •  5 votes

Then you need to retune your ear. It's a myth that you cannot end sentences or clauses with a preposition. The "grammarian's grammarian", H.W. Fowler, stated: Those who lay down the universal p

Re: Usage of ‘I have doubt that’  •  October 8, 2011, 6:15am  •  0 vote

@princess14 ... I think that "We have to share doubts, suggestions, and activities related to the course." is ok. It's out of context so I don't know if "need" is better than "have to". But as written

Re: “Under urgency”  •  October 8, 2011, 4:15am  •  0 vote

Well, not the way I brook "stand down" but I guess it is a good anglo-root way for "suspend". Kind of makes sense, but I can see a gray areas for bewilderment (bewilderness?). FB - If he doesn't st

Re: Over exaggeration  •  October 7, 2011, 4:24pm  •  2 votes

over- prefix Definition of OVER- 1: so as to exceed or surpass 2: excessive 3: to an excessive degree ... # over·ex·ag·ger·ate # over·ex·ag·ger·

Re: “Under urgency”  •  October 7, 2011, 4:22pm  •  0 vote

I'd be more worried about what they passed "under urgency": Updated at 8:25 pm on 6 October 2011 Parliament has passed a controversial police surveillance bill under urgency on Thursday. The

Re: “Under urgency”  •  October 7, 2011, 4:20pm  •  0 vote

I don't think it is wrong grammatically ... liken to "under duress". But I agree, it does sound odd. Are you in New Zealand? I took a look and the only place it seems to be used is in NZ ... Are th

Re: “hone in” vs. “home in”  •  October 7, 2011, 3:56pm  •  2 votes

"Home in" is the correct version. I had never heard of "hone in" until I saw it here yesterday. It's HOME IN not HONE... You can hone your skills but you home in on a target. I have a pilot's licen

Re: Hang Glide  •  October 5, 2011, 10:40am  •  0 vote

Some folks have the same problem with scuba dive ... dived or dove / doven. But here, with glide, you cannot go wrong! Not only does glide have a weak and a strong form, it has two strong forms!

Re: “Anglish”  •  October 4, 2011, 5:34pm  •  0 vote

@Jayles ... Remember that Eastre was the Goddess of Fertility (and likely other things as well) ... thus the Easter Eggs which have nothing to do with Christianity. Just as it did with Winter Solstice

Re: Why “behead” and not “dehead” or “unhead”?  •  October 4, 2011, 4:53pm  •  7 votes

Y'all are looking at the wrong part. Look at head as a verb rather than a noun, one meaning is: To cut off the top of; to lop off; as, to head trees. Thus, in behead, the be- doesn't mean off bu

Re: Fora vs Forums  •  October 4, 2011, 2:12pm  •  0 vote

@rauxa ... Forum is not neologism (a newly coined word). It is a loanword (a word adopted from a foreign language with little or no modification). As for forum, put me down for forums. When I first

Re: Pled versus pleaded  •  October 4, 2011, 9:40am  •  5 votes

From OED: plead |plēd| verb ( past pleaded or pled |pled|) ... interesting that the online "world" version of OED lists pled as North American or Scottish ... regardless, it lists the word so therefo

Re: Pled versus pleaded  •  October 4, 2011, 9:08am  •  2 votes

@AndyAlm ... Just because that the rules can change doesn't mean there isn't a "correct" English. Otherwise, the tongue will fall asunder into sundry tongues as happened to Latin after Rome had fallen

Re: “Anglish”  •  October 3, 2011, 8:18am  •  0 vote

Found these by accident: To study hard ... swot ... Teachers spend their evenings swotting up on jargon. noun - a person who studies hard, esp. one regarded as spending too much time studying.

Re: “Anglish”  •  October 3, 2011, 7:59am  •  0 vote

Here ya go: Wantrust is legit: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) Wantrust \Wan"trust`\, n. [Pref. wan- as in wanton + trust.] Failing or diminishing trust; want of trust or confide

Re: “Anglish”  •  October 3, 2011, 6:28am  •  0 vote

@Jayles ... If I had athlete's foot, I wouldn't tell her that I had jock itch! lol ... Actually, I've had to tell tell a gf ... and I used the term jock itch and she helped me find the right stuff at

Re: O’clock  •  September 30, 2011, 6:45am  •  0 vote

@anurag ... Have a cite? Your claim that it is "on clock" gainsays what is taught. I would think it would be "on the clock" if you want to brook "on" instead of "of". Then if someone says "It's a quar

Re: “Anglish”  •  September 28, 2011, 11:50am  •  0 vote

@addyatg ... 63 weeks for Pashto? Wow, that's long. I'v heard of similar lengths for Arabic but that usually involves something like 48 or so weeks for basic Arabic with another 15 or so for a dialect

Re: “Anglish”  •  September 28, 2011, 4:25am  •  0 vote

@Ængelfolc ... Thanks for the into. It looks like scrutiny falls into that gray area since it, at least, has a truly near Germanic cousin. My guess that it might have been in the tongue just sleeping

Re: “This Wednesday” vs. “Next Wednesday”  •  September 27, 2011, 1:52am  •  0 vote

@Entomophagist ... Very true, Tuesday week means "a week from Tuesday" in Suthren!

Re: What happened to who, whom and whose?  •  September 27, 2011, 1:48am  •  0 vote

@kylierain ... Never ... never ... trust Microsoft Word's grammar check! ... Maybe it has gotten better since I tried it years ago, but it was so bad that I turned it off. For that matter, I don't eve

Re: cannot vs. can not  •  September 27, 2011, 1:35am  •  8 votes

@Matt P ... Not true. Cannot is used, taught, and stated as preferred in the US ... Others, a good discussion here: and here http://www.english

Re: “Anglish”  •  September 27, 2011, 12:36am  •  0 vote

@addytag ... "ç = ch as in beach ie = ee as in bean Iç hæv(e) his wlity asien, his þahts ared, and his cwiþs ahiered. Nu iç wil to-brekan his liç for he hæþ forþeved þæt-wiç is min. Iç mote don

Re: “Anglish”  •  September 26, 2011, 11:38pm  •  0 vote

@ Stanmund ... hallowed = venerable hallow |ˈhalō| verb [ trans. ] honor as holy : the Ganges is hallowed as a sacred, cleansing river | [as adj. ] ( hallowed) hallowed ground. • formal make h

Re: “Anglish”  •  September 26, 2011, 11:16pm  •  0 vote

@Ængelfolc ... Back to scrutiny ... My question was more about the OHG cródon, scrutón ... Did these come to German from scrutari? Or did scrutari come from the OHG? Or are they even akin?

Re: “Anglish”  •  September 26, 2011, 11:02pm  •  0 vote

@Ængelfolc ... I wasn't fraining your knowledge of OE forefasts "to-" and "tô-" for dis-, I was only thinking that develop would have been tovelop and then undeveloped would be untoveloped. Tho I like

Re: “Anglish”  •  September 26, 2011, 10:22pm  •  0 vote

Well guys, I've been offline for a week and I see that not much has changed in the world! lol @addyatg ... Pashto should certainly be a challenge! I was lucky that the time between Basic and the st

Re: Pled versus pleaded  •  September 18, 2011, 3:37pm  •  8 votes

@Marian ... of course pled is a word. But in case you don't believe me: From M-W: plead, verb \ˈplēd\ plead·ed\ˈplē-dəd\ or *** pled ***also plead\ˈpled\plead·ing ... ***emphasis mine. If tha

Re: my being vs me being  •  September 18, 2011, 7:51am  •  9 votes

Both forms are correct! This is NOT an either/or. In Strunk and White's The Elements of Style, the byspel and explanation are: Do you mind me asking a question? Do you mind my asking a questi

Re: “Anglish”  •  September 18, 2011, 1:12am  •  0 vote

@Jayles ... LOL ... a thru-deck cruiser ... and no-one asked? I would have asked just for my own curiosity! @Ængelfolc ... The OE forefast for 'dis' seems to be 'to' or 'tô' (Ger. zer). I don't min

Re: “Anglish”  •  September 18, 2011, 12:44am  •  0 vote

@Jayles ... research ... that's a Latinate tho search does look a lot like seek. Seek is a great verb ... we don't really need search. One would think that since research is to 'look/search again',

Re: “Anglish”  •  September 18, 2011, 12:24am  •  0 vote

@jayles ... I must andett (confess) that I chose 'rootless' for evolvable more as a policy remark. I could have chosen 'growable' that would have fit NASA's meaning. Then again, growable would have me

Re: “Anglish”  •  September 17, 2011, 10:29am  •  0 vote

The upsprungal (upsprungle? ... upsprung + al or le): "This specific architecture was selected largely because it utilizes an evolvable development approach, which allows NASA to address high-cost

Re: “Anglish”  •  September 17, 2011, 6:16am  •  0 vote

Ængelfolc ... Maybe you have more info on the root "veloper" as in "develop" >>> 1650s, "unroll, unfold," from O.Fr. desveloper "unwrap, unfurl, unveil; reveal the meaning of, explain," from des- "und

Re: “Anglish”  •  September 17, 2011, 4:53am  •  0 vote

@Jayles ... "I spent so long in Eastern Europe that I became wonted to the music there especially the aeolian minors. " .... does that make sense to you??? ... --- It makes perfect sense to me!

Re: Oblige to mean “force”  •  September 16, 2011, 3:23pm  •  0 vote

You're veering off in a totally different direction. Outside of a contractional obligation, you can't be obliged (by someone else) to keep working at a job that you hate. You may feel obliged because

Re: “Anglish”  •  September 16, 2011, 4:51am  •  0 vote

apostasy >>> late 14c., "renunciation, abandonment or neglect of established religion" from L. apostasia, from later Gk. apostasia, from apostasis "revolt, defection" lit. "a standing off". I'll re

Re: The use of “hey” in place of “hello”.  •  September 15, 2011, 6:15pm  •  1 vote

@IngisKahn ... All these years and no one has bothered to tell that "Hay is for horses." ... Not hey. Hey has been around a long time ... hey c.1200, variously, in Middle English, hei, hai, ai, h

Re: “Anglish”  •  September 15, 2011, 9:02am  •  0 vote

@Stanmund ... Just to be uncloudly ... apostasy isn't a "Latinate" ... It's rooted in Greek. Not that its a big deal, but when you talk about this with others the gainsayers will jump on it and will b

Re: “Anglish”  •  September 15, 2011, 8:38am  •  0 vote

@leode ... The Real Academia may put out "Spanish" words for use ... and maybe they're brooked in Spain but not in Latin America. Mexico has "el carro", "el pickup", "los breakers" (circuit breakers)

Re: “Anglish”  •  September 15, 2011, 8:02am  •  0 vote

Speaking of Rume (OE Rum - space), read this from NASA: "This specific architecture was selected largely because it utilizes an evolvable development approach, which allows NASA to address high-co

Re: “Anglish”  •  September 14, 2011, 9:20pm  •  0 vote

Speaking of French ... This Frenchie is claiming that French isn't Latin. ... the Romans were bilingual, speaking Italian and writing Latin The Romans gave their Empire two languages: a spoken l

Re: “Anglish”  •  September 14, 2011, 6:20pm  •  0 vote

Just found a new toy ... ... It lets you look at often words have been brooked in books over the years. Nothing really helpful but fun to play with. Forecast holds up fai

Re: Resume, resumé, or résumé?  •  September 14, 2011, 6:01pm  •  1 vote

Wow ... Seven years and counting! ... and I thought the Anglish thread was long! FWIW, I managed to graduate college, get a masters, and several jobs and never once used CV and never spelled resume

Re: Isn’t the word “feminism” itself gender-biased?  •  September 14, 2011, 5:32pm  •  1 vote

FWIW, I think the falloff in the use of the word feminism is more due to its negative connotations. I know many women who believe in equality but eschew the title of feminist. And I have personally be

Re: While/among/amid vs whilst/amongst/amidst  •  September 14, 2011, 5:19pm  •  2 votes

While, among, and amid are much older. I quote: Whiles is recorded from early 13c.; whilst is from late 14c., with excrescent -st as in amongst, amidst. amongst - a variant of among, mid-13c.,

Re: “Anglish”  •  September 12, 2011, 10:37pm  •  0 vote

Maybe it is because I'm tired but I don't see the OED's meaning of umwelt to being so unlike environment to worry about. Umwalt OED the world as it is experienced by a particular organism Envi

Re: Oblige to mean “force”  •  September 12, 2011, 8:11pm  •  0 vote

If you're going to quote me ... finish it in context. "HERE is (sic) it is eath to swap ..." If you look at the list of synonyms ... bind is there. And it depends on how much the word has change in me

Re: “Anglish”  •  September 12, 2011, 3:23pm  •  0 vote

@Ængelfolc ... I agree with you. Eath and ease seem to be cousins. But you need to get someone with a bunch of stafs (staves?) behind his or her name to publish it in academia ... or at least post it

Re: “Anglish”  •  September 12, 2011, 9:46am  •  0 vote

Word Origin Influences Your Writing Voice Go and have your say.

Re: Oblige to mean “force”  •  September 12, 2011, 9:45am  •  0 vote

@goofy, in this byspel it does and it did ... I know allll about how folks try to make sundry shades of meaning ... huru those Latin-lovers ... that truthfully aren't there. You must look at the ro

Re: “Anglish”  •  September 11, 2011, 11:32pm  •  0 vote

I'v been stumped on how to um(b)-go (go around ... um+go or umb+go) clear, clearly and plain, plainly. Sometimes I can but often I can't without a lot of words. I found the answer. I'v checked "eath"

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