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User Name: JohnGriffin
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Joined: Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Last Visit: Thursday, December 15, 2011 3:25:58 PM
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Topic: Language Fun!
Posted: Tuesday, December 13, 2011 5:25:50 PM
"O-rings" rhymes with "orange." Okay, almost.
Topic: hahahaha or LOL
Posted: Thursday, April 29, 2010 3:40:56 PM
RARA wrote:
I have been enlightened to an unintended slight on my part.

When I use hahahahahaha in a post it is because something has genuinely made me laugh, perhaps even out loud :)

However it has been brought to my intention that it could be read as me laughing at the person I am responding to.

I cannot use LOL as I always think of Lots of Love not Laughing out Loud. A friend of mine uses hehehe which for some reason I find vaguely sinister.

Any suggestions on alternatives or clarifications I can use?

When I want to respond to something funny or witty, I usually go with "I wish I had said that." Sometimes I add "...and I will."
Topic: hahahaha or LOL
Posted: Thursday, April 29, 2010 3:33:10 PM
Jyrkkä Jätkä wrote:

So that's what ROTMFFLMMFAO! means...Anxious
Topic: Know any more?
Posted: Monday, March 15, 2010 3:26:24 AM
oxymoron wrote:
I can't think of another word off the top of my head without vowels, can you?Not talking d'oh! Think

If y isn't a vowel, "syzygy" is an excellent vowel-deprived word.
Topic: Same Word; Two Spellings
Posted: Monday, November 23, 2009 12:46:18 PM
The misspelling "miniscule" seems to have wormed its way into being accepted as a variant of "minuscule." Also, I believe "supercede" and "supersede" are interchangeable, but maybe they aren't exactly the same word.
Topic: words associated with the idea of pain and suffering.
Posted: Thursday, June 18, 2009 11:08:30 PM
prolixitysquared wrote:
JohnGriffin wrote:

Oh dear. I just looked that one up. Hmm !

How did you first discover that word ?

Diagnosed... NO! Just kidding. My urologist's office, instead of National Geographic or "fashion magazines," has mostly trade journals in the lobby, apparently because she figures no one will steal them. I can't resist trying to read those things, so I run across stuff like that now and then. I also learned the word "dysuria" in her office, but unfortunately that was a diagnosis. The definition of that one is right on, except that "painful or difficult" should read "painful and difficult," and there ought to be at least one intensive adjective in there."
Topic: words associated with the idea of pain and suffering.
Posted: Sunday, June 7, 2009 2:48:13 PM
Topic: Self-ironic Words
Posted: Thursday, May 28, 2009 1:14:04 PM
"...what the hell is a self-irony word anyway? "

I think "pulchritude" might answer that question.
Topic: Greatest sentence ever!
Posted: Tuesday, April 7, 2009 7:50:37 PM
I don't remember where I found this. Mom goes upstairs to read a bedtime story to her son.

He says, "What did you bring that book that I don't like to be read to out of up for?"