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568437.  Sat Jun 13, 2009 5:22 am Reply with quote

Flong is actually the name of the 'wet blanket' which was pressed onto the flat type set produced by the 'linotype' machine. The impressed flong (Quoth the Flong: "I'm impressed!") was laid inside a rotating drum, and molten type metal was centrifugally cast into it, This produced a curved replica, or stereoptype, of the original flat type set, which was then placed on the drum of the rotary press.

568453.  Sat Jun 13, 2009 7:27 am Reply with quote

Rudolph Hucker wrote:
See also cliche-plate in printing, whence cliche.

That's super.

568454.  Sat Jun 13, 2009 7:32 am Reply with quote

Rudolph Hucker wrote:
See also cliche-plate in printing, whence cliche.

That information is useless to me as I avoid clichés like the plague.

568968.  Sun Jun 14, 2009 3:17 am Reply with quote

soup wrote:
Is it filtrum or philtrum? The wee denty bit above your top lip but under your nose.

It is seen both ways, so is certainly appropriate for inclusion in this thread.

568992.  Sun Jun 14, 2009 5:30 am Reply with quote

Filigree - wire/solder work - but not electrical AFAIK

569040.  Sun Jun 14, 2009 7:40 am Reply with quote

Fiddle - not the holder of the record for the greatest number of diferent meanings, but getting on that way.

1166757.  Mon Jan 04, 2016 9:03 am Reply with quote

flummox - Means to become confused.

"I was completely flummoxed by the whole thing"

Spud McLaren
1167208.  Tue Jan 05, 2016 1:07 pm Reply with quote

Surely flummox means to confuse rather than to become confused?

1167210.  Tue Jan 05, 2016 1:13 pm Reply with quote

Merrion-Webster gives:

an actor who's easily flummoxed by any changes in the script

Cambridge gives:

I have to say that last ​question flummoxed me.
He ​looked ​completely flummoxed.

So it's a verb as well as an adjective

1311450.  Fri Jan 25, 2019 4:19 pm Reply with quote

Fopdoodle - Victorian era slang meaning "A dumb person constantly making poor choices" See Passing English of the Victorian Era: A Dictionary of Heterodox English, Slang and Phrase by James Redding Ware (Ware also wrote under the pseudonym Andrew Forrester)

1353909.  Wed Jul 22, 2020 12:26 pm Reply with quote

featous- well-made, neat


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