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Discussion Topic  Idiosyncratic spelling (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Robert Arvanitis
An interesting bit of trivia at: ......
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Discussion Topic  Excellent, if now obsolete, use of language (in The Written Word) by Robert Arvanitis
Home About Lawfare: A Brief History of the Term and the Site Contact The Lawfare Podcast......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Untranslatable (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Robert Arvanitis
1. There are a finite set of standard phrases, for which we can prepare standard translations. 2. I......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Untranslatable (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Robert Arvanitis
Alas BobHale. I reply as a matter of human nature, outside our common interest in linguistics. In su......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Untranslatable (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Robert Arvanitis
We seem to agree, repeatedly, that nothing is truly untranslatable even if, in BobHale's words, it t......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Untranslatable (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Robert Arvanitis
zmježd is right, in the end nothing is untranslatable. However, it's not clear that all the cultura......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Untranslatable (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Robert Arvanitis
Kalleh - you are quite correct that anything can in principle be translated. In a different context......
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Discussion Topic  Untranslatable (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Robert Arvanitis
A search for "untranslatable" here yields pages of entries. Not sure if we've ever had one on terms......
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Discussion Topic  RE: from the news (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
WHAT is being raised is the same -- pilus, hair. HOW it is being raised differs. Erect relates to ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Miscellaneous words (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
For many years Obama's colleagues brayed on about the "well-funded" and "secure" "Social Security lo......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Miscellaneous words (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
Quite literally "wing man." In the US in particular, a wing man is a best friend. When a fellow wa......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Miscellaneous words (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
Not to be confused with Dagon......
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Discussion Topic  RE: LBGTQ (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Robert Arvanitis
FDF? * Fédération Djiboutienne de Football, the governing body of football (soccer) in Djibouti......
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Discussion Topic  RE: LBGTQ (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Robert Arvanitis
Kalleh: Politicos prefer to say that the group-identity categories are not so much "ambiguous," as ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: LBGTQ (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Robert Arvanitis
Kalleh: Because of the intrusiveness of government, the distortions of various preference schemes a......
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Discussion Topic  RE: LBGTQ (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Robert Arvanitis
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Discussion Topic  RE: LBGTQ (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Robert Arvanitis
The reason we see this multiplication of subgroups is "identity politics." Politicos love divide & c......
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Discussion Topic  RE: LBGTQ (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Robert Arvanitis
Glad to see that Wordmatic remains fact-based. Perhaps he, like I, can recall a time when reality d......
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Discussion Topic  RE: LBGTQ (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Robert Arvanitis
There is an especially ridiculous issue in the US, arising from the set-asides and other results of ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: LBGTQ (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Robert Arvanitis
wordmatic: Aristotle is no more ("To say of what is that it is, or of what is not that it is not, i......
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