I don't know if the difference between the British and American frowns comes in to play, here, but I suppose it might.
According to Wikipedia: “Swaging is a forging process in which the dimensions of an item are altered using dies into which the item is forced.”
I think of it as a portmanteau of 'survival' and 'resistance', but that's evidently not how it was formed.
Way back in column n, I linked to my uncle Dobe Doinat’s Punny Names archive. That particular page that I linked to is gone, but Dobe has more recently created the Punny Name Archive (NSFW), a wiki that currently lists about 200 names. If you like names like Alice Well, Justin Case, or Robin Banks, […]
According to Wikipedia: “Swarf [is a term for] pieces of metal, wood, or plastic that are the debris or waste resulting from machining, woodworking, or similar subtractive (material-removing) manufacturing processes.”
I’ve been hearing joke phrases like “We put the fun back in dysfunctional!” most of my life, but somehow I’ve apparently never written about them here, nor tried to put together a list of such phrases. Fortunately for me, Morgan Friedman has put together such a list, at their Words in Words page. (Interestingly, that […]
I would think that this de-arrest will come dear, but perhaps not dearer than de arrest.
Such a great sounding word, too. Shonky.
According to the BBC: King Mswati III of Swaziland announced on Wednesday that he was renaming the country "the Kingdom of eSwatini". […] The new name, eSwatini, means "land of the Swazis". The change was unexpected, but King Mswati has been referring to Swaziland for years as eSwatini. I think there are all sorts of […]
The black pudding were so black that even over-egging yon just made 'er blacker, it did.