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Discussion Topic  Sincerest Form of Flattery (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Robert Arvanitis
A family "discussion" has arisen. Since the issue involves words and shades of meaning, I of course ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Palindrome's pals? (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Robert Arvanitis
Asa: Perhaps "cyclical," as in some algebras. Wrap the word around a clock, with initial letter at......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Antedating the OED (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
Google hits: Misogyny - 922,000 Misandry - 56,500 Misanthropy - 516,800 Cuts the lead to 60%.......
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Discussion Topic  RE: People you don't admire (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
"Stand up and repeat 'Tis the Voice of the Sluggard' said the Gryphon." The Lobster ‘Tis the voice ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Cutlery (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Robert Arvanitis
Dinner gathering on New Year's Day. The Greeks cut the Vasilopita ("Basil Cake") on the first, looki......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Devilish Derivation (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Robert Arvanitis
OR Not... I didn't find "Mephisto" etymology, hence the appeal. But shufitz's post suggested searc......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Devilish Derivation (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Robert Arvanitis
The ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Devilish Derivation (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Robert Arvanitis
shufitz,I believe you've nailed it. One use of learned terms is to hide underlying ignorance. In r......
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Discussion Topic  Devilish Derivation (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Robert Arvanitis
Music, Liszt especially, triggers the question. We know Satan, the devil, Ol' Nick. A host of Gree......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Odd and Amusing Scientific Names (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
The Manx emblem is known in Greek as the triskelion, from three + legs. In turn, skelos (literally ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: bald-faced vs. bold-faced (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Robert Arvanitis
Brings to mind the poem by John Greenleaf Whittier (1807-1892). I seem to recall lines like "Oh b......
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Discussion Topic  Long and the short of it (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Robert Arvanitis
Long walk for a short beer Long walk off a short pier Two expressions for a disappointment, a less-......
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Discussion Topic  RE: On a Roll (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Robert Arvanitis
...or a joint (post-1960s) ...or a drunk (pre-1960s)...
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Discussion Topic  RE: On a Roll (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Robert Arvanitis
Chris: Poets speak of "scan of ear" versus "scan of eye." I give the former precedence, for poetry......
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Discussion Topic  On a Roll (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Robert Arvanitis
Has Wordcraft ever discussed the multiplicity of words on a roll(role)? Barrel... Tootsie... Bank........
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Discussion Topic  Untranslatable Japanese (in Foreign Words) by Robert Arvanitis
Well not exactly, or entirely, untranslatable. Any concept can be conveyed in a sufficient number o......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Exotic Idiom (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Robert Arvanitis
Kudos to tinman for tracking that down. The phrase was in a recent ad for financial services, on ho......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Exotic Idiom (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Robert Arvanitis
First of all, it's a pleasure to be able to tap into the collective at Wordcraft! As to the express......
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Discussion Topic  Exotic Idiom (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Robert Arvanitis
Anyone know the origin of the phrase "send in the llamas?" Gave me an almost-but-not-quite feeling ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Collectives-Idiomatic (in Potpourri) by Robert Arvanitis
The instant I read kalleh's correction of "peck," I recalled the rhyme. And arnie gives a nice back......
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