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Discussion Topic  RE: Book Reviews: Fertile Ground for Word-Hunting (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
Merriam-Webster says of "dyspeptic:" Etymology: Latin, from Greek, from dys- + pepsis digestion, fr......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Climbing Mount Stuart (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
Might even fit back with "words that just sound naughty"...
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Discussion Topic  RE: Double Entendre: Doublet Meaning (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
The Online Etymology Dictionary has no clue about rote in the sense of learning: "rote c.1300, in ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Double Entendre: Doublet Meaning (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
Burden stirs a recollection: "Honor" and "onus" share a common etymology, from the Latin for burden......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Why so dead? (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Robert Arvanitis
Seeing Proof's take on that set me looking, and here's what turned up: ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Why so dead? (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Robert Arvanitis
"Are you sure?" "I'm tax serious!" "How did you know, detective?" "That clue was a tax giveaway." ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Code Words (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Robert Arvanitis
"Euphemism" does not have the same pejorative connotation as the conspiratorial "code word." It's a......
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Discussion Topic  Why so dead? (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Robert Arvanitis
There are a number of expressions with "dead" as an unlikely modifier: dead certain dead eye dead g......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Chambers Gigglossary (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
Those gifts are for trading! Old story of two friends on the commodities market Their job was to ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Chambers Gigglossary (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
Rosbif, biftek, le weekend, shampooing, le smoking... Rather like Monte Python's Holy Grail: "Engli......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Chambers Gigglossary (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
Not to be confused with the similarly boisterous "mafeking." See, for example, ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Chambers Gigglossary (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
A great favorite of mine - "chrestomathy." Phrases rather than individual words, but still a pleasi......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Interesting Words from Recent Reading (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
As the seat of will, the ventromedial prefrontal cortex is a personal favorite....
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Discussion Topic  RE: Interesting Words from Recent Reading (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
Asa - Yes, the one-humped version was in fact bred for speed... Proofreader - Is that why they call......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Interesting Words from Recent Reading (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
Interesting taxonomy (from Wikipedia): * potamodromous fish migrate within fresh water only (Greek:......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Interesting Words from Recent Reading (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
Supervolcanoes? Superheroes, superstars, supermodels, supersize it... No one without a superlative......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Postpositive Adjectives (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
In "Rabbit Redux" critics feel John Updike returned to a character in the most positive sense possib......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Eponyms Redux (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
Economic application here: ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Eponyms Redux (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
The visual is fascinating: ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Floral Terms (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Robert Arvanitis
So if dandelions are a natural diuretic (http://www.safesupplements.co.uk/why-dandelion-natural-diur......
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