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Discussion Topic  RE: Savory Collectives - E pluribus unum (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
A sporting diversion and Spanish pun: "Olla-podrida" brings to mind Roberto Duran, originally nickn......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Collections of Writings (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
IS "opus" too musically oriented?...
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Discussion Topic  RE: Collections of Writings (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
"Prosopo" is Greek for face, so might we say a prosopography was the original Facebook?...
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Discussion Topic  RE: Specific "collective" nouns (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
Anyone recall who first used the term "gig(g)irls?" Vaguely recall James Joyce but not to coming up......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Collections and collectors (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
The collectible is limited, I suppose, only by the range of one's vice(s). I've seen CEOs with fram......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Collections and collectors (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
Wonderful offerings, wordcrafter. I am entering them all in my ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Collections and collectors (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
An intriguing question on this week's topic (from ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: What's Our Theme? (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
Following arnie even further afield, regarding colors: The Japanese have two different words for "bl......
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Discussion Topic  RE: What's Our Theme? (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
For the bonus word, a bonus application: "Fiat justitia ruat caelum;" "Let there be justice, thoug......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Words with Religious Connection (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
Strange juxtaposition "gemütlich mélange," takes two languages to paint the scene. (Also recalls ou......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Words with Religious Connection (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
The Latin permission to print brings to mind another phrase. Q: When does NO mean yes? When it st......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Theme – Short Words (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
Oda, hence odalisque... ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Laws, Principles, and Rules (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
The Peter solution to THAT question is the "lateral arabesque." When one has risen to the ultimate ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Laws, Principles, and Rules (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
This is a link to Google Book Search, page 313 (letter 182), which reproduces the letter from Gresh......
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Discussion Topic  RE: People You Know (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
Speaking of senile, the female form "anile" is sometimes misunderstood, probably the same folks who ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: People You Know (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
Brings to mind the famous gathering of such special guests: ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Miscellaneous Words (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
Divagate, related to the vagus ("wandering") nerve, whence also vagrants. See ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Miscellaneous Words (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
To my ear, the form might be "agalaxia" or "agalactia," where "ia" denotes a condition. Compare hyp......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Words from the Crimean War (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
Interesting that the Crimean hillock was named mamelon, but the mountain in Wyoming is called "Grand......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Colo(u)rful Words (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
Speaking of colorful noises (or perhaps noisy colors), have a look at ......
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