Help with English

Discussion in 'Linguistics' started by Saint, Aug 24, 2011.

  1. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    You know that's literally the definition of cockamamie if you Google it, right?

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  3. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    Sorry, that may have been too vague. Here you go:

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  5. Saint Valued Senior Member

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    origin of word?
     
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  8. Michael 345 New year. PRESENT is 70 years old Valued Senior Member

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    Not scientific enough and
    • not carbon dated
    • found in the correct layer of mud

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  9. Saint Valued Senior Member

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    apparition is ghost?
    is it an uncommon word?
     
  10. Baldeee Valued Senior Member

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    Or a ghost-like image.
    That depends on what you consider "uncommon" to mean.
    It's certainly used, but what it means tends to limit its use.
    I mean, it's not every day one talks of ghosts, or ghost-like appearances.
     

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