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Discussion Topic  RE: Words of Railroading (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
I've always associated 'jerk' with motion, as in soda-jerk. By extension, one who was not the pharma......
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Discussion Topic  RE: chekovista (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Robert Arvanitis
To museamuse's point -- I assert the Mexican dish "fajitas" is actually derived from the Greek "phag......
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Discussion Topic  So seductive, but false... (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Robert Arvanitis
"Equerry" is one who cares for the royal horses. One intuits the horse connection, but the word is ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: 'Hard words' from "River Horse" (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
Terrific find -- excellent example for the "nice distinctions" category. Visit ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Dry Wit (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Robert Arvanitis
Full marks to Stoppard, since his Broca's region was first fixed on Czech. But he got to England by......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Jane Austen #3 (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
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Discussion Topic  RE: Jane Austen #3 (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
Just the omission of Jane Austen's books alone would make a fairly good library out of a library tha......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Useless words ..... (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Robert Arvanitis
Reverting to the byplay on "gay," I ran across an interesting divagation: Here's an interesting sto......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Jane Austen #3 (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
Oh yeah, Arnie? Then what about the Alien and Sedulous Act of 1798? ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Jane Austen #3 (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
Whereas "assiduous" 1538, from L. assiduus "busy, incessant, continual, constant," from assidere "t......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Jane Austen #3 (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
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Discussion Topic  RE: Jane Austen #3 (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
Well, "sedulous" screams "seditious" to the ear. Not a bad thing I suppose, if you are in diehard o......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Jane Austen #3 (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
"Ineffective, outmoded, obsolete, sent out to pasture." UK term "superannuation fund" carries a sad......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Useless words ..... (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Robert Arvanitis
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Discussion Topic  RE: Useless words ..... (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Robert Arvanitis
OR in teen-speak... "Whatever."...
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Discussion Topic  RE: "Bell" Words (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
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Discussion Topic  RE: Bluffing Game: BOUSTROPHEDONIC (in Wordplay) by Robert Arvanitis
Pleasure in petting the pet is pet-hedonics...
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Discussion Topic  RE: Phonics are Phun (in Wordplay) by Robert Arvanitis
Excellent! It's a great pleasure to be able to tap into the collective talent here....
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Discussion Topic  Phonics are Phun (in Wordplay) by Robert Arvanitis
A phirst grader's class assignment -- phind words with "ch" in the ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Bluffing Game: BOUSTROPHEDONIC (in Wordplay) by Robert Arvanitis
I recuse myself from answering the true meaning, being Greek. However, I note that an alternative p......
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