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Discussion Topic  RE: LBGTQ (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Robert Arvanitis
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Discussion Topic  RE: Promiscuous (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Robert Arvanitis
Geoff: Good remembering. It seems I have repeated myself, in a different context: ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: LBGTQ (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Robert Arvanitis
Actually, you stopped a little short... The full acronym is LGBTQIA. And it covers at least 52 perm......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Promiscuous (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Robert Arvanitis
From the "Wind and the Lion" ......
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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  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: Figurative animal-adjectives (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
Let's not forget the Italian classic: ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Words that Sound Dirty, but Aren't (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
Well, this one is borderline. The Latin stem serves for "castle." the "*chester" ending of certain......
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Discussion Topic  Why so dead? (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Robert Arvanitis
There are a number of expressions with "dead" as an unlikely modifier: dead certain dead eye dead g......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Printmaking Terms (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
In 2006 I saw an entry on "glicée," ......
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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: 2009 Scripps Spelling Bee (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
Our colleagues in the Philippines might claim precedent with the barong... ......
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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  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: Unexpected Etymologies (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
"Cushion stuffing" sounds closer to "bombastic" than hirsute or hypertrichosistic......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Unexpected Etymologies (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
Spoor were important to the Elizabethans and the Tudors, for the hunt. In addition to those cited, ......
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Discussion Topic  Cool new site (in The Written Word) by Robert Arvanitis
Etymological geography, or, if you prefer, geographical etymology: ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Parseltongue (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Robert Arvanitis
neveu: Any relation between the "division" sense of "parcel," and the "two-pronged fork" of "pasti......
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