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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  RE: The Thanksgiving Feast (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
Related to "prebend," the income from an estate....
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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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Discussion Topic  RE: Parseltongue (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Robert Arvanitis
That's the fascinating thing about language. No matter how inventive we are, we are still grounded ......
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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  RE: Pirates of Penzance: the Major General (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
Surely the Major General means hum the theme of the tune, and not the multiple voices with counterpo......
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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  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: 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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Discussion Topic  RE: Oxymorons (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
Valentine is quite correct. From Etymonline.com: "to offer formally," 1542, from M.Fr. tendre "to ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Archaic Words (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
The old poem "The Three Ravens" ends: "God send every gentleman Such haukes, such hounds, and such ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Nine ack emma (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Robert Arvanitis
Hacking through statistics and train service, I revert to the initial theme of words-for-letters. A......
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Discussion Topic  Purveyor versus Procurer (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Robert Arvanitis
The newspapers report "the Mann Act has been used...in prostitution cases, although normally it was ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Fossil Words (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
There are many such repetitiously redundant and periphrastic pleonasms in the law: * cease and desis......
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Discussion Topic  RE: What the fuck ? (in Potpourri) by Robert Arvanitis
What, in fact, is an inappropriate word? When, if ever, do substitutes become as inappropriate as t......
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