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Discussion Topic  Literally (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Robert Arvanitis
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Discussion Topic  How many? (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Robert Arvanitis
Has this distinguished company every wrestled with the meaning of those undefined-quantity words? W......
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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  "Yes, but can you make it THIS small?!" (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Robert Arvanitis
Ran across an article about the smallest legible font. ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: The rescue of non-words (in Links for Linguaphiles) by Robert Arvanitis
And of course, mead. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------......
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Discussion Topic  The rescue of non-words (in Links for Linguaphiles) by Robert Arvanitis
Luke 20:17 (King James Version) "And he beheld them, and said, What is this then that is written, Th......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Unexpected Meanings from Sherlock Holmes (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
The term triggered a sudden flashback to archaic scientific terms, a vision of what today might be c......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Oh My God! (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
Ceres' mother was Ops, of whom wiki says: ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Oh My God! (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
(Pyri)phlegethon shares an etymology with phlogiston theory, the precursor of modern chemistry's und......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Miscellaneous Words Again (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
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Discussion Topic  RE: Miscellaneous Words Again (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
So it's illegal to buy or sell organs, but it's ok to swap organs of like kind? How about a kidney ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Climbing Mount Stuart (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
Might even fit back with "words that just sound naughty"...
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