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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  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: Unspelled Pronunciations (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
Same thought for sough and slough......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Unspelled Pronunciations (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
kalleh: It does seem the difference is English/American, with original Greek having the "k" sound a......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Unspelled Pronunciations (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
Interesting that "schedule" shares an etymology with "schism."...
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Discussion Topic  RE: Unspelled Pronunciations (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
Interesting that we've retained the "k" sound in "schizophrenia." And the Orthodox clergy still ref......
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Discussion Topic  Parseltongue (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Robert Arvanitis
J K Rowling calls the speech of snakes "Parseltongue." Any thoughts on the etymology? From etymonl......
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Discussion Topic  Collective opinion (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Robert Arvanitis
This being my best source of word wisdom, I ask the collective opinion. Is it good construction, is......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Terms with Numbers (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
Beleive it goes as follows: Whole, half and quarter notes have no "flags" flying. The eighth note ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Terms with Numbers (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
Believe it should be hemidemisemiquaver. I had mnemonic in high-school, after the infamous class "H......
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Discussion Topic  Movie Numbers (in Potpourri) by Robert Arvanitis
Over at Vocabulary the "Terms with Numbers" thread inspired a thought about movie numbers (that is "......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Terms with Numbers (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
Urban Dictionary claims it is from a famous speakeasy, Chumley's, at 86 Bedford Street, in NYC. ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Oxymorons (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
I tried but could not resist the temptation to note how "preposterous" calls to mind the inversion o......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Oxymorons (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
The absolute most amusing/dangerous version of which is the Thai "tuk-tuk." ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Oxymorons (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
Richard: In analogy to "quad-carburetors" and similar usages, my first thought on a quad-bike was f......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Oxymorons (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
*smiles* Yes, as is "pizza pie..." That's why S.E.C. regs only refer to a "tender."...
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