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Discussion Topic  RE: Dandiprat (in Questions & Answers about Words) by jheem
Billingsgate was a fishmarket in London, and the people who worked there were famous for their abusi......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Suffixes becoming words (in Questions & Answers about Words) by jheem
Hmm, I've been ruminating over whether -......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Etymology of etymology & entomology (in Questions & Answers about Words) by jheem
Latin ......
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Discussion Topic  great vowel shift (in Links for Linguaphiles) by jheem
Ever wondered what the Great Vowel Shift was? No, well, ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: "Philistine" (in Questions & Answers about Words) by jheem
Sorry about that, I was thinking of the negative connotation version of Philistine which comes from ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Camel slang (in Questions & Answers about Words) by jheem
I've heard of it. In the last couple of years....
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Discussion Topic  RE: "Philistine" (in Questions & Answers about Words) by jheem
As far as I know, the word philistine and palestinian are related to one another, but the former is ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Butterfly Effect (in Questions & Answers about Words) by jheem
It's covered in James Gleick's book on chaos. Have a look ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Words from Chess (in The Vocabulary Forum) by jheem
Yes, Haberdasher, checkmate derives, via Arabic, from Persian ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Caps, bolds and exclamation points... (in Potpourri) by jheem
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Discussion Topic  RE: Suffixes becoming words (in Questions & Answers about Words) by jheem
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Discussion Topic  RE: Have you heard this phrase? (in Questions & Answers about Words) by jheem
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Discussion Topic  RE: Lame (in The Written Word) by jheem
K., there are all kinds of tales about the Roma. They also were the ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Suffixes becoming words (in Questions & Answers about Words) by jheem
The taxameter was invented in 1891 by the German Wilhelm Bruhn. Taxis before this were known as hack......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Lame (in The Written Word) by jheem
K., some, but not all Roma find the ethnonym Gygpsy to be offensive. I was not addressing any stereo......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Lame (in The Written Word) by jheem
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Discussion Topic  RE: Suffixes becoming words (in Questions & Answers about Words) by jheem
I to have read that taximeter might be related to the Thurn und Taxis family. (The princely family s......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Suffixes becoming words (in Questions & Answers about Words) by jheem
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Discussion Topic  RE: Suffixes becoming words (in Questions & Answers about Words) by jheem
Yes, but neither taxi(meter) nor cab(riolet) is an affix (pre-, in-, or suffix). And I was being slo......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Suffixes becoming words (in Questions & Answers about Words) by jheem
Cab's a word, an abbreviation from ......
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