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Discussion Topic  RE: Chambers Gigglossary (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
Those gifts are for trading! Old story of two friends on the commodities market Their job was to ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Chambers Gigglossary (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
Rosbif, biftek, le weekend, shampooing, le smoking... Rather like Monte Python's Holy Grail: "Engli......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Chambers Gigglossary (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
Not to be confused with the similarly boisterous "mafeking." See, for example, ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Chambers Gigglossary (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
A great favorite of mine - "chrestomathy." Phrases rather than individual words, but still a pleasi......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Interesting Words from Recent Reading (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
As the seat of will, the ventromedial prefrontal cortex is a personal favorite....
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Discussion Topic  RE: Interesting Words from Recent Reading (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
Asa - Yes, the one-humped version was in fact bred for speed... Proofreader - Is that why they call......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Interesting Words from Recent Reading (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
Interesting taxonomy (from Wikipedia): * potamodromous fish migrate within fresh water only (Greek:......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Interesting Words from Recent Reading (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
Supervolcanoes? Superheroes, superstars, supermodels, supersize it... No one without a superlative......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Postpositive Adjectives (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
In "Rabbit Redux" critics feel John Updike returned to a character in the most positive sense possib......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Eponyms Redux (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
Economic application here: ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Eponyms Redux (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
The visual is fascinating: ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Floral Terms (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Robert Arvanitis
So if dandelions are a natural diuretic (http://www.safesupplements.co.uk/why-dandelion-natural-diur......
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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  RE: Inseparable words versus separts (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Robert Arvanitis
Might it be a quick witted person was "gormful," or "gormy," or even "gormalicious?"...
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Discussion Topic  RE: Inseparable words versus separts (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Robert Arvanitis
Arnie: See ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Inseparable words versus separts (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Robert Arvanitis
Proofreader: Not sure I am, but in "The Land of Cockaygne" we read "And the larks that are so cou......
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