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Old 07-07-2014, 08:22 PM   #491
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I find my phlebotomist to be quite sanguine...
I'll remember to use this sentence while Mom and I are at her Dr appointment tomorrow.
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Old 07-07-2014, 08:36 PM   #492
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Old 07-10-2014, 09:12 AM   #493
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badinage:
Playful raillery; banter.
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Old 07-10-2014, 11:13 AM   #494
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badinage:
Playful raillery; banter.
Badinage is from the French badinage which is from the French verb batiner. It seems to me that the Latin *bat- is the root of abash...which is to destroy the self-confidence of s/one. A derogatory term from the same root. (Not closely related to badinage, but shares some of the same etymology--sort of like a family tree with first cousin x times removed).
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Old 07-10-2014, 09:16 PM   #495
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The abashed bat was proficient at badinage.
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Old 07-11-2014, 08:30 AM   #496
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gaggle:
1. A group of geese when they are on the ground or on the water.
2. Any group or gathering of related things; bunch.
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Old 07-11-2014, 10:34 AM   #497
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gaggle:
1. A group of geese when they are on the ground or on the water.
2. Any group or gathering of related things; bunch.
I have always loved that word. It has a great sound to it when you say it out loud.

I love having a gaggle of people in my kitchen when I am cooking.
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I hate having a gaggle of people in a waiting room when I am ill. Makes me want to cough all over them and give them whatever I have.

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I love some those collective nouns.

A giggle of girls
A bother of boys
A parliament of rooks
A congress of baboons
A murmuration of starlings
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You are right about the congress of baboons.

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