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Discussion Topic  RE: There's a name that body-thing?! (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
...which is why we refer to the epicanthic fold....
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Discussion Topic  RE: There's a name for THAT?! (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
Is "to ravel" the same as "to unravel?" Shades of (in)flammable....
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Discussion Topic  RE: There's a name for THAT?! (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
For me, one of the great pleasures of words is finding long-lost relatives, stems that have wandered......
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Discussion Topic  RE: There's a name for THAT?! (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
Not to be confused with Bernie Bot's dots (jelly beans of course)... ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: There's a name for THAT?! (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
Oh, and the furry snout of the Schnauzer....
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Discussion Topic  RE: There's a name for THAT?! (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
A footnote or two: Snorkel and snore share an etymology. Nostril shares its origin with thrill and......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Burial Sites (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
This is why I love the Anglosphere: "You say that it is your custom to burn widows. Very well. We a......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Burial Sites (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
Let us not forget the positive aspect of the stem, related to "carnal desire." The "scent of flesh......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Abraham Lincoln (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
Speaking of "-cracy," we've have "mobocracy" above, and we all know "aristocracy," but it's not too ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Games and Sports (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
I recall earlier terms, "players" and "gentlemen," to distinguish those who played for money....
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Discussion Topic  RE: Games and Sports (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
There's a wonderful complement to riposte in "remise..." ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Words of Emotion (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
From etymonline we read: nymphomania 1775, in Eng. translation of "Nymphomania, or a Dissertation Co......
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Discussion Topic  Cool new site (in The Written Word) by Robert Arvanitis
Etymological geography, or, if you prefer, geographical etymology: ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Miscellaneous Words (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
zmježd: A young nephew stayed over not so long ago; had NO idea how to use the BellLabs rotary phon......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Miscellaneous Words (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
Back in the day, computer paper came in continous folded sheets with holes on the edges. Pages were......
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Discussion Topic  RE: The Thanksgiving Feast (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
Related to "prebend," the income from an estate....
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Discussion Topic  RE: Name that Nym (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
Examples beyond measure: ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Parseltongue (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Robert Arvanitis
neveu: Any relation between the "division" sense of "parcel," and the "two-pronged fork" of "pasti......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Parseltongue (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Robert Arvanitis
That's the fascinating thing about language. No matter how inventive we are, we are still grounded ......
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Discussion Topic  Parseltongue (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Robert Arvanitis
J K Rowling calls the speech of snakes "Parseltongue." Any thoughts on the etymology? From etymonl......
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