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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: Words that Sound Dirty, but Aren't (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
Well, this one is borderline. The Latin stem serves for "castle." the "*chester" ending of certain......
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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: 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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Discussion Topic  RE: Wealth (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Robert Arvanitis
Yes, which is why so many cultures-in-diaspora (think Greeks and Armenians, overseas Chinese, and Je......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Wealth (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Robert Arvanitis
Wealth is embedded value. Create a work of art, invent a new technology, discover a new idea or a n......
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Discussion Topic  Floral Terms (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Robert Arvanitis
Interesting piece in the Wall Street Journal, on the origins of floral terms. ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: 2009 Scripps Spelling Bee (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
Our colleagues in the Philippines might claim precedent with the barong... ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Inseparable words versus separts (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Robert Arvanitis
Might it be a quick witted person was "gormful," or "gormy," or even "gormalicious?"...
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