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الموضوع في 'English & French Archive' بواسطة sniper_tun, بتاريخ ‏29 ماي 2008.

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  1. sniper_tun

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      29-05-2008 11:36
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    A new idea which came to my mind, as language development in the human mind starts at the level of the word as being the most functional and syntactic fragment of language
    everyday we are going to deal with a new vocabulary study it together and comment on each others suggestions. if there is any meaning for this word ,which i didn't mention plz mention it.
    Word for the Wise

    May 29, 2008

    Topic: Spur

    A fellow whose love of language has afforded him hours of pleasure was struck by a question for which he had no immediate answer. Since the usual sense of a spur refers to a pointed device secured to the heel of an equestrian, how has it happened that spur of the moment describes something hastily extemporized, or occurring or developing without premeditation?
    Our friend's spur-of-the moment query prodded us to confirm something we were pretty certain of already: that the spur in spur of the moment has more to do with the urging of the horse than it does with the fact that the urger is riding a horse.
    In fact, the spur—the pointed device secured to a rider's heel—has ancient kin in terms meaning to kick. In addition to the horse-kicking spur, spur has at least two other meanings associated with goading to action. It can be synonymous with stimulus—as when a book acts as a spur to the imagination—and it can name the "stiff sharp spine attached to the metatarsus of a rooster's leg that aids in cock-fighting." So the spur of the moment might well be understood as the sudden kick-starting of time
    source:© 2008 Merriam-Webster, Incorporated


    .common every body post ur comment on this word or suggest new words..........this space open for everyone
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      30-05-2008 01:35
    any comments?
    what's wrong with u people, just peeping on threads with no replies at all ;that's weird in a discussion forum ,i think from it's name iu can tell for what reason it was made discussion
     
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