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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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Discussion Topic  RE: Terms from Mathematics (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
Wordcrafter's new entry "iff" sent me back to "Symbolic Logic" by I. M. Copi (MacMillan, 1967). Mem......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Terms from Mathematics (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
I wonder, is a circular argument as bad as a circular definition? I recall something from Jonson, "......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Terms of Illogic (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
Thanks, wordcrafter, for triggering an old memory. Two words came to mind when I saw amphiboly. ("......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Swords (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
Despite the initial admonition, I hope wordcrafter will indulge an interesting passage on foil/epee/......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Swords (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
If I may turn the conversation to playing cards, we derive "spade" from the Greek sword... Spade (2......
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Discussion Topic  Reality-Challenged (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
I've never liked the term "virtual reality," on the belief that "reality" ought not take modifiers. ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: The press reflects on Reagan (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
It may be of interest that hegemony is derived from Hegemone, one of the early forms of goddess who ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: The body, especially joints (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
Any chance that "blype" is related to "bleb?" The latter covers the idea of a blister, or more por......
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Discussion Topic  RE: The body, especially joints (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
A Suitor of rare acromion Wooed a lady of beauty anthemion So great was the praise Of his scapular w......
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Discussion Topic  RE: The body, especially joints (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
I presume our goal is rare or interesting words from an external perspective, before the medical pro......
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Discussion Topic  RE: The body, especially joints (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
Wordcrafter has focused us on joints, but alas other words rise unbidden -- The ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Repetitiously Redundant (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
My better half has leapt to my rescue. jheem makes a good point that language must be redundant som......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Repetitiously Redundant (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
CJ Stolin has (carbon) dated me. I do seem to recall a song "When the moon hits your eye..." And t......
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Discussion Topic  Repetitiously Redundant (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
Or....periphrastically pleonastic. Or....circumlocutory prolixity. When my little guy asked "what d......
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Discussion Topic  RE: From the securities markets (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
Next we'll hear that there's no relationship amongst: Dutch uncle, double-dutch, Dutch concert, Dutc......
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Discussion Topic  RE: From the securities markets (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
I suspect 'dead cat' is a tribute to the ability of cats to land on their feet, unlike the stockbrok......
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Discussion Topic  RE: From the securities markets (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
Good connection jheem. Perhaps you'll add "brownian" to the eponym page? Imagine flipping a (fai......
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Discussion Topic  RE: From the securities markets (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
Historical footnote -- Investment banks purport to represent both those who have money (investors) ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: entelechy (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Robert Arvanitis
The great thing about Wordcraft is the invitation to just follow a thread... Dictionary.com tells u......
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