RainReedshimmerFeatured By OwnerJan 4, 2014Hobbyist General Artist
you are most welcome. I'm new to poetry, 6 wordstories and the likes, so its nice to meet people like you are experienced with writing. Its been a pleasure viewing your work and i'll be back to look at more of your gallery soon. Have a good day
Thanks You know, I didn't have a definite image in mind but now I can clearly see yours ^^ Er, I mean the image you've described, not your image... (^^") I'm sure you've never given a jock a black eye. Not that I'm suggesting you're a nerd. (Stop digging, stop digging...)
Well, I think no matter what you read (I do love pottering around the 19th century though), everyone ends up with a slightly different vocabulary ^^ (And one of my commenters (commentators?) is German and another Norwegian ^^ Pretty good excuse...) It's perhaps not surprising that "fisticuffs" has slipped away but it's fascinating which words hang around and which fall out of use. A sibling once pointed out to me that we have "ruthless" but "ruth" is archaic. (Google Chrome has just put a red wiggly line under "ruth", insisting it doesn't exist ^^)
It is a brilliant word, isn't it? ^_^ (I think if you say it over and over again it sounds like a train going along ^^) It is an old-fashioned word though. I suppose it isn't used any more because men don't really fight in that way any more.