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Discussion Topic  RE: F-word thoughts (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
A personal favorite -- fandango. As in "a recipe so good it'll make you dance the fandago." Of unce......
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Discussion Topic  The Greeks... (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Robert Arvanitis
There is a saying, "the Greeks had a word for it..." Is that an unattributable folk expression, or ......
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Discussion Topic  In sheep's clothing (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Robert Arvanitis
In a prior post we discussed language-as-virus, independent of its host. For example, Korean and Tu......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Voluptuous Words (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Robert Arvanitis
The German umlaut serves the same purpose, as when Zuerich becomes Zürich. (Not to be confused with......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Voluptuous Words (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Robert Arvanitis
You are correct. And I, claiming innocent ignorance (or ignorant innocence), clipped-and-pasted the......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Voluptuous Words (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Robert Arvanitis
Or an illusory Elysian allusion. Or an.......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Voluptuous Words (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Robert Arvanitis
Outstanding distinctions, z... Interesting side light. Following your url on elision (loss of a sou......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Voluptuous Words (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Robert Arvanitis
To zmjezhd, yes, we stray into byways of words. But that's how we get to such delights as succulent......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Voluptuous Words (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Robert Arvanitis
Close in evocation, if not actual etymology. Succubus from Latin "succuba," prostitute, itself from......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Voluptuous Words (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Robert Arvanitis
Asa: Another fine ...ent word. Perhaps with your indulgence we might reverse the thought: Among t......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Is there a word for it? (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Robert Arvanitis
It seems that our friends in the UK sometimes, out of fundamental politeness, invert the intensity o......
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Discussion Topic  Voluptuous Words (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Robert Arvanitis
Enjoyed a word from an article mourning the passing of French philosopher and gastronome Jean-Franco......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Word Uses of Body Parts (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
To Caterwauller's humours, we must add "bilious," which one becomes from an excess of Mencken or Bie......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Word Uses of Body Parts (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
I got an e-mail on Wordcrafter's latest post ("visceral") but it does not yet appear on the actual f......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Monumental (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Robert Arvanitis
I think the consensus sounds right - monument involves large edifice, while memorial is more general......
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Discussion Topic  Monumental (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Robert Arvanitis
There are innumerable memorials in the (US) District of Columbia, but I've only seen two monuments -......
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Discussion Topic  RE: monopoly (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Robert Arvanitis
Fair point, kalleh. And nurses are the premier example of the "caring professions." But especially ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: monopoly (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Robert Arvanitis
If we have many small independent buyers and sellers, then free markets are very efficient at matchi......
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Discussion Topic  RE: hardball v fastball (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Robert Arvanitis
I recall a movie where the bad guys threaten a newspaper editor, saying that they'll "play hardball.......
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Discussion Topic  RE: From the poems of Guy W. Carryl (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
I beg to differ. On death that is. Dying young has been excellent career move for many, including ......
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