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Old 03.01.2017, 15:25
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Re: Word of Today

So my Swiss (French) niece is moving to an old châlet soon- and she is asking for suggestions which would say all those things in 1 (or 2) words:

future
sucess
dynamism
renewal

in English- or indeed any language. Any ideas?
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Old 22.01.2017, 19:38
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Re: Word of Today

Your writing is fine, partisan. We aren't (except a few pedantic souls) too hung up on the details. I do ocassionally merge some posts that should be multiquoted, but that's just to remind our gentile mermbership to not take too much space for themselves.

The word of today is:

activism.

I have my doubt about its efficiency, especially when expressed by superfitial symbolism but on the other hand - it has a potential to stimulate an interesting discourse. I guess I believe in system open enough and democratic that would not need any covert dissent.

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Re: Word of Today

Trump-o-nomics.

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Old 13.02.2017, 14:44
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Re: Word of Today

Today's word courtesy of EE:

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...And then there is the Physioterrorist, who's really eager to see me twice a week, too.
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Re: Word of Today

Water hotbottle.

It's chilly up north...
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Re: Word of Today

Cognitronics.
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Old 05.03.2017, 22:26
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Re: Word of Today

Erudite.
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"When a true genius appears, you can know him by this sign: that all the dunces are in a confederacy against him". Jonathan Swift

"Confederacy"
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Re: Word of Today

Mother

Interesting all the different names/words used for Mother around the world. Any favorites?

In UK it's Mum
In Ireland it's mostly Mammy
In N.Ireland it's Ma

My favorite has always been the Swiss German Mama. My kids use to call me Mama when they were smaller and I always loved it. No more.. it's plain Mum now

Is it the same in Ticino? Romandie?
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Mother

Interesting all the different names/words used for Mother around the world. Any favorites?

In UK it's Mum
In Ireland it's mostly Mammy
In N.Ireland it's Ma

My favorite has always been the Swiss German Mama. My kids use to call me Mama when they were smaller and I always loved it. No more.. it's plain Mum now

Is it the same in Ticino? Romandie?
Romandie - "maman". If by kids, or girls. Grown up and guys usually say "mère". Back home it is "máma". I called mine "babi" since she has turned to a grandmom. It is not so fair but everybody does it, it is a bit ironic. She is fully emmersed in her career and "functions" as a babi a few days a year.

"Mother's Day" is the fav flick of my kid this year. Together with "Blended", "Lou - le journal infime", "Les Choristes" and "The War of the Buttons". I think I will have to get Lou's mom's ridiculous glasses, at least for the local mother's day.

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Re: Word of Today

Optional.

"Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional."H. Murakami, who borrowed it from a Marathon runner.
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Boots.
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Re: Word of Today

Migraine.
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Sensual.
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Gerrymandering
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Bearded tenor soloist.
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