Derek, what Susie says is nothing to do with me!
Democratic dissent is not disloyalty, it is a positive civic duty
I belive you stephen ,,said ide buy you a coffee if we meet ,,,,but now not a chance of a cake
Etymology of the day: ‘prevaricate’, to behave indecisively and avoid important decisions, is from the Latin ‘praevaricari’, to ‘plough crookedly or haphazardly’.
Like my innocence.
Yesterday's new word of the day, from of all places "Schitt's Creek" TV series, was "spanandry" - a word never used of this club as it means "lack or extreme scarcity of males in a population". I knew of misandry and polyandry but I don't think I've heard the prefix span- before, from a Greek word meaning “scarcity.” Upon looking at the OED the only other uses I can find are spanaemia (A morbid condition of the blood characterized by a deficiency of red corpuscles; poorness of the blood) and of course spanner, as in "Where is that bloody 10mm spanner?"
re #64 and #65
My late mother (who was even more grammatically-pedantic than me) would get frustrated by people using procrastinate and prevaricate interchangeably...
Both are about dithering/delaying but as above, and the Septics' usage, the latter has an element of nefarious motivation too.
Stick to a good Pint. Col cut the crap,, just as I do speak proper English we can all understand ,makes life a lot more simple
"who was even more grammatically-pedantic than I"
My wife is always pulling I up for this one.*grumpy*