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Discussion Topic  Repetitive duplicates (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Robert Arvanitis
Boo boo, cha cha, cous cous, mahi mahi, peri peri, pom pom, shabu shabu, Sing Sing, tom tom... Star......
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Discussion Topic  Reiquepublicae vs Republica (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Robert Arvanitis
Diploma for a new graduate refers to the state as "Republica" but the US as "reiquepublicae" Distin......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Untranslatable (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Robert Arvanitis
In re-expressing an idea from one language to another, the mapping may never be exact. The human ey......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Untranslatable (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Robert Arvanitis
Quite right goofy. Even with aliens, our space ventures have sought common ground in mathematical c......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Untranslatable (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Robert Arvanitis
No indulgence? OK then, proofreader. Looks like you're stuck with "A bit above a pain in the buttoc......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Untranslatable (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Robert Arvanitis
Hey guys, you want just ONE word, you gotta let me derive an etymology that includes the phrase "and......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Untranslatable (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Robert Arvanitis
If you will accept a word with the right metaphorical sense, perhaps "gomukhasana..." ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Untranslatable (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Robert Arvanitis
To goofy -- It is always possible to find at least an approximate translation between two languages.......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Untranslatable (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Robert Arvanitis
No words are truly "untranslatable" as in entirely impossible to map to another language/culture/sys......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Untranslatable (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Robert Arvanitis
Speaking of reviving old threads: ......
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Discussion Topic  Ghost words (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Robert Arvanitis
Is there a term for "culture ghosts?" I mean things like the "save" icon, shown as 3.5 inch diskett......
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Discussion Topic  Discreet / delay (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Robert Arvanitis
Dealing with contango and backwardation in economics, ran across “demurrage” (late fees in shipping)......
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Discussion Topic  Clumsy fix or clever improvisation? (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Robert Arvanitis
Great technical discussion at ArsTechnica on switches and routers, which called Cisco's IOS a "kluge......
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Discussion Topic  Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Robert Arvanitis
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Discussion Topic  Any good sources (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Robert Arvanitis
...for foreign etymologies? Greek in particular? Σαραβαλο ("saravalo") means “wreck.” But I wonder......
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Discussion Topic  Contranyms (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Robert Arvanitis
A paltry dozen? I wager this august body can double that with ease! Herewith, an interesting piece......
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Discussion Topic  Nope (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Robert Arvanitis
Is "no" shorter than "nope?" Yep. Do people therefore prefer the shorter form? Nope. ......
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Discussion Topic  Acolouthic (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Robert Arvanitis
Saw this. Is it meaningful?...
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Discussion Topic  Literally (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Robert Arvanitis
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Discussion Topic  How many? (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Robert Arvanitis
Has this distinguished company every wrestled with the meaning of those undefined-quantity words? W......
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