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Discussion Topic  RE: tipiyokti (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Robert Arvanitis
Looking over the (very funny) Dave Barry pieces, I suspect he's taken a hard k as stand-in for all t......
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Discussion Topic  RE: tipiyokti (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Robert Arvanitis
I fumble with ancient experience of an ancient language -- but the "tau upsilon rho, epsilon" form r......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Oxonian (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Robert Arvanitis
Asa begins what might become a fine flood of Greek humor. To staunch the flow, I confess the refere......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Oxonian (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Robert Arvanitis
PS: Anyone interested in the Cleopatra joke involving Greek surnames may inquire by private message......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Oxonian (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Robert Arvanitis
We often see "ite" as a place identifier -- Brooklynite and Manhattanite. Of course with my own sur......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Japanese prefectures (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Robert Arvanitis
I've spent a fair amount of time lost in Tokyo. My shame at that waste is lessened by the difficult......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Pervasive coydogs (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Robert Arvanitis
Reverting for a moment from the equine to the canine... Coydogs may be real or may be urban (rural?......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Is there a word? (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Robert Arvanitis
There is an interesting Chinese word "guan(g) xi" which means "connected." It has overtones rather ......
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Discussion Topic  Unusual Word from Newspaper business (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
When I can't find a word, I know where to ask... The Village Voice (NY) writes today (8/17) -- "A ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: The Color of Words (in Potpourri) by Robert Arvanitis
“The colours red, blue and green are real. The colour yellow is a mystical experience shared by ever......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Detective Descriptors (in Potpourri) by Robert Arvanitis
Kudos to kat! (With apologies -- less of an orthographic wrench than 'Cudos to cat') The list is u......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Detective Descriptors (in Potpourri) by Robert Arvanitis
Thanks arnie. I meant to credit you for new descriptors, and aput for names. List updated accordin......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Detective Descriptors (in Potpourri) by Robert Arvanitis
Updated list credits Hic and Arnie for their identifications and additions. Arnie remembers even mo......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Detective Descriptors (in Potpourri) by Robert Arvanitis
Hic et ubique is right on the mark. I in turn would hazard that Arnie's elderly detective was Barna......
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Discussion Topic  RE: The Color of Words (in Potpourri) by Robert Arvanitis
Two neat links to what I learn is the Stroop test... ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: The Color of Words (in Potpourri) by Robert Arvanitis
kalleh's opening disclaimer "not the color of color words" reminds me of a test on psychological int......
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Discussion Topic  Detective Descriptors (in Potpourri) by Robert Arvanitis
After an excess of youthful television viewing a list arises spontaneously. Namely, detectives in f......
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Discussion Topic  Unambiguous Ambiguities (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
Sometimes there's is just no arguing that a term is ambiguous. I offer "moped." Does that refer to......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Group Nouns (in Wordplay) by Robert Arvanitis
A column of accountants, and, a little closer to home, a table of actuaries....
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Discussion Topic  RE: Guess the theme (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
Pleased to confirm for wordcrafter I've made a "close" inspection of the OED. (Being near sighted, I......
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