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Discussion Topic  RE: The curse of cursive (in Questions & Answers about Words) by zmježd
Yes, preemptive sic. A goodly term. I have seen this before....
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Discussion Topic  RE: Aufruf (in The Written Word) by zmježd
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Discussion Topic  RE: German peevers are fuming! (in The Written Word) by zmježd
It's funny: in the 17th and 18th century Germans were borrowing a lot of French words. During the '3......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Exceptionalism (in Questions & Answers about Words) by zmježd
Bertrand Russell, I believe, had a humorous essay about the similarities between the Communist Party......
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Discussion Topic  image macro (in Questions & Answers about Words) by zmježd
The ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: The curse of cursive (in Questions & Answers about Words) by zmježd
I guess my ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: The curse of cursive (in Questions & Answers about Words) by zmježd
Just for the record, from the Greek ταυτος (......
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Discussion Topic  RE: The curse of cursive (in Questions & Answers about Words) by zmježd
The usual etymology for french ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Euphemisms for teachers (in The Written Word) by zmježd
There have been a few students who I thought should get a G or an H....
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Discussion Topic  RE: The curse of cursive (in Questions & Answers about Words) by zmježd
It's ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: The curse of cursive (in Questions & Answers about Words) by zmježd
Interesting, Tinman. Of course [sic], course and curriculum are related to the Latin verb also. So, ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: The curse of cursive (in Questions & Answers about Words) by zmježd
I do remember sliderules, but I don't think I ever learned that the part with the line on it was a c......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Collector words (in Potpourri) by zmježd
Anthologist :-- a collector of bouquets of flowers. Botsdotsist :-- a collector of those shiny bumps......
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Discussion Topic  RE: The curse of cursive (in Questions & Answers about Words) by zmježd
Yes, cursor "runner" and current "running" and cursory all stem from that famous verb in Latin curre......
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Discussion Topic  RE: The curse of cursive (in Questions & Answers about Words) by zmježd
It seems in the late 18th century. The term was borrowed from the French adjective ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Untranslatable (in Questions & Answers about Words) by zmježd
I have come to the not unsurprising conclusion that "untranslatable" means different things to diffe......
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Discussion Topic  how words make it into "the dictionary" (in Linguistics 101) by zmježd
Ben Zimmer, a linguist and a lexicographer, has a ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Word related comics (in Potpourri) by zmježd
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Discussion Topic  RE: Word related comics (in Potpourri) by zmježd
I later did a googling of "less inexpensive" and did find it on a few pages to mean 'cheap". I guess......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Word related comics (in Potpourri) by zmježd
I've never heard "less inexpensive" in the wild. Has anybody? I think the peeving comician made it u......
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