|From: DMaA||3/16/2019 11:07:13 AM|
A hypocorism is a diminutive form of a name. Hypocorisms include pet names or calling names, often a diminutive or augmentative form of a word or given name when used as a nickname or term of endearment.
Hat Tip to carranza2 for using it to explain Beto's nickname.
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|From: Stan||4/18/2019 9:33:08 PM|
|Penultimate: It's a word that's not all that uncommon, but it's often used with the wrong meaning, like "absolute greatest" or something like that. |
Its meaning is "next to the last" because "ultimate" means "last in a series."
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|To: DMaA who wrote (81)||7/21/2019 2:10:40 PM|
|From: Ken Adams|
|Poplar trees where I grew up. Same family as the cottonwood. Grow fast, tall and short lived by tree standards. The cottonwood is a great, fast shade producer. Unfortunately, it dies at some 30-50 feet in height and great width if left un-pruned, at about the same number of years. Then they become an expensive removal from a once beautiful yard. Experience here....|
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