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Discussion Topic  RE: Chambers Gigglossary (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
Rosbif, biftek, le weekend, shampooing, le smoking... Rather like Monte Python's Holy Grail: "Engli......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Chambers Gigglossary (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
Not to be confused with the similarly boisterous "mafeking." See, for example, ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Chambers Gigglossary (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
A great favorite of mine - "chrestomathy." Phrases rather than individual words, but still a pleasi......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Postpositive Adjectives (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
In "Rabbit Redux" critics feel John Updike returned to a character in the most positive sense possib......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Wealth (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Robert Arvanitis
Yes, which is why so many cultures-in-diaspora (think Greeks and Armenians, overseas Chinese, and Je......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Wealth (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Robert Arvanitis
Wealth is embedded value. Create a work of art, invent a new technology, discover a new idea or a n......
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Discussion Topic  Floral Terms (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Robert Arvanitis
Interesting piece in the Wall Street Journal, on the origins of floral terms. ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Unexpected Etymologies (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
Just a few weeks after Wordcraft discusses the many varieties of spoor, the Star Tribune gets into t......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Inseparable words versus separts (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Robert Arvanitis
Might it be a quick witted person was "gormful," or "gormy," or even "gormalicious?"...
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Discussion Topic  RE: Inseparable words versus separts (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Robert Arvanitis
Arnie: See ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Inseparable words versus separts (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Robert Arvanitis
Proofreader: Not sure I am, but in "The Land of Cockaygne" we read "And the larks that are so cou......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Inseparable words versus separts (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Robert Arvanitis
The esteemed Wordcraft community has of course identified the linguistic structures, but that still ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Inseparable words versus separts (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Robert Arvanitis
Arnie: Thanks for that! So one might say "He is gruntled, and will soon reach fully disgruntled?" ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Inseparable words versus separts (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Robert Arvanitis
Absolutely! Added to the list!...
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Discussion Topic  Inseparable words versus separts (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Robert Arvanitis
There are a number of words where the "separated" form is unable to stand alone. For example, while......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Miscellaneous Words (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
"Fugue" in simple form can be either the contrapuntal musical form or the psychological state....
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Discussion Topic  RE: Less-known Counterparts (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
Is there an element of duplication here? "Horri" seems to trace back to hair just as much as "pila"......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Less-known Counterparts (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
After a good night's sleep -- replicate!...
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Discussion Topic  RE: Less-known Counterparts (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
And of course, duplicate, and explicate....
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Discussion Topic  RE: Unexpected Etymologies (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
"Cushion stuffing" sounds closer to "bombastic" than hirsute or hypertrichosistic......
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