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Discussion Topic  RE: Portmanteau words (in Potpourri) by Robert Arvanitis
Resurrecting an old thread with a terrific new example from ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Making and Using Words (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
Searching for images of portmanteaux, I came upon one made by a Pennsylvania firm, The Sutler of Mou......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Kinds of People (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
Interesting to note a second kind of fierce soldier - the Mamelukes. Like the Janissaries a few ce......
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Discussion Topic  RE: About face (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
Tragus also gives us the tragos-oide or goat-song, described in Online Etymological Dictionary as: ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: About face (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
Alas, neveu, you have the instincts of an actuary. That need prove no impediment to social success.......
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Discussion Topic  RE: About face (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
Flashback induced by reading "edentate," bringing to mind actuarial studies from early in my career:......
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Discussion Topic  RE: "The Sea" (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
From whence is the quote on the Colonel and Miss Vavasour? Note this from Wiki: "A vavasour, (also ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Answers to freerice theme (in Community) by Robert Arvanitis
Fauteuil, not to be confused with bergère. Another of those nice (......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Interesting Etymologies (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
Interesting, especially in light of lower life-expectancy of the ancients, to hear ten year banishme......
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Discussion Topic  RE: What's our theme? (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
Wordcrafter offers another nice distinction with "willy-nilly." Same idea as "carrot and stick," wh......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Interesting Etymologies (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
Really? Just Frenchified mis-spelling? It's quite Pythonic! "Ah doo naht laike yure redingcote, Ang......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Domineering Women (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
Perhaps being named "yellow horse" (xanthi + hippo) might take its toll on one's good nature....
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Discussion Topic  RE: Domineering Women (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
Whether a word is negative or positive depends upon the conjugation, viz.: "I'm resolute, you're st......
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Discussion Topic  Extraordinary superlatives (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Robert Arvanitis
The vocabulary thread entry chili dogs brings to mind a new kind of superlative, as in "Evil con car......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Overeating (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
Always assumed "trencherman" meant "hungry like one who dug ditches all day." Turns out it is only ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Less manipulative (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Robert Arvanitis
zmježd makes a good point on usage. It's not that "manipulate" is inherently bad. Rather, it has jus......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Tasty Words (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
Interesting that both "viands" and "victuals" derive from life. From Etymological dictionary: victu......
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Discussion Topic  RE: New term: "sexile" (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Robert Arvanitis
Not to be confused, of course, with "sessile," or conflated with "sextile."...
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Discussion Topic  Less manipulative (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Robert Arvanitis
I appeal to the good folk of Wordcraft to help me find a better word. Accountants I know are offeri......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Tasty Words (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
The "sap" of taste becomes the "sip" when negated, as with "insipid," the antonym of sapid. Are the......
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