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Discussion Topic  Repetitiously Redundant (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
Or....periphrastically pleonastic. Or....circumlocutory prolixity. When my little guy asked "what d......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Characters from Greek Myth (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
I thank tinman for inspiring recollection of three more words from Greek mythology: Fury - (classic......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Characters from Greek Myth (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
...Then, several weeks later, a fire engine wails by, and instead of pondering the nature of the eme......
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Discussion Topic  RE: The Ides of March: Caesar words (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
Interesting note on double superlatives brings to mind a thought on "grade inflation" for adjectives......
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Discussion Topic  RE: The Ides of March: Caesar words (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
It seems even the Romans "kept up with the Jones.." Agnomen (n.) An additional or fourth name give......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Characters from Greek Myth (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
The theme, Greek characters, persists unbidden during the day, until youthful memories resurface -- ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: The Ides of March: Caesar words (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
A brief check of National Geographic site confirms the Roman practice, that interest was due on the ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Characters from Greek Myth (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
Fate being what it is, our characters from Greek Myth would be incomplete without ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Characters from Greek Myth (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
So let's review the bidding… I offer two unusual Greek characters – Hegemone and Auxon, who give u......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Characters from Greek Myth (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
Auxin does indeed cause plants to expand on the side AWAY from light. Therefore word-lovers may tak......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Characters from Greek Myth (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
Our topic is characters from Greek Myth. While not mythical, Pyrrhus was a "character" - perhaps we......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Characters from Greek Myth (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
Scanning the list, one sees our administrator has given us an elevated tone. At the risk of punctur......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Characters from Greek Myth (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
Do we consider the oracle at Delphi a character? If so, perhaps we may admit "delphic," which the O......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Characters from Greek Myth (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
Arnie's post triggers a memory about early forms of "goddess groups," in this case, proto-sets of "C......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Characters from Greek Myth (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
An interesting link to round out the gloss on "Plutus" at ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Characters from Greek Myth (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
On plutocrat -- Random House unabridged (1967)cites "Plutus, god personifying wealth, sometimes comf......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Characters from Greek Myth (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
My heritage is indeed Greek. And if you permit just a little stretching of language, I would transl......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Characters from Greek Myth (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
Ahh, sweet bliss of a "target rich environment." Is it too obvious to leap immediately to all the a......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Literacy versus numeracy (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Robert Arvanitis
Off the thread of the discussion, but related to the posted theme --- Sometimes a college student in......
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Discussion Topic  Tonality (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Robert Arvanitis
Listening (involuntarily) to Japanese anime theme music, the thought occurs: What is the interplay ......
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