Words, sounds, pictures
ncase at hedbergmaps.com
Thu Nov 15 21:31:54 EST 2001
>On Thu, 15 Nov 2001, Emma Comerford wrote:
>> > Misspelt words never phase me; I'm a terrible proof reader!
>> As Nat has pointed out, I unwittingly proved myself correct in this
and Paul asked:
The correct word is "faze" when describing being thrown in a dither.
According to my dictionary, it's an early 19th-century American
variant of the older "feaze" or "feeze", meaning a state of vexation
And one of the best self-fulfilling thingamabobbers -- wossnames --
opposite of oxymoron -- I've seen in a long time.
Nat Pedantic Case
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