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Poll  RE: Pronunciation of "schadenfreude" (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Robert Arvanitis
Well, it's an interesting question, shufitz. I'VE always pronounced "bitter envy..."...
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Discussion Topic  RE: Japanese prefectures (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Robert Arvanitis
I've spent a fair amount of time lost in Tokyo. My shame at that waste is lessened by the difficult......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Pervasive coydogs (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Robert Arvanitis
Reverting for a moment from the equine to the canine... Coydogs may be real or may be urban (rural?......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Is there a word? (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Robert Arvanitis
There is an interesting Chinese word "guan(g) xi" which means "connected." It has overtones rather ......
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Discussion Topic  Unusual Word from Newspaper business (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
When I can't find a word, I know where to ask... The Village Voice (NY) writes today (8/17) -- "A ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Varieties of Written Works (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
Pace Seanahan, not all science fiction is thoughtful. I believe we can make sharp contrast between,......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Varieties of Written Works (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
The bonus word, 'entwicklungsroman,' has one each, of the ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: The Color of Words (in Potpourri) by Robert Arvanitis
“The colours red, blue and green are real. The colour yellow is a mystical experience shared by ever......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Varieties of Written Works (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
There is a category at the extreme end - the ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: The Color of Words (in Potpourri) by Robert Arvanitis
Two neat links to what I learn is the Stroop test... ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: The Color of Words (in Potpourri) by Robert Arvanitis
kalleh's opening disclaimer "not the color of color words" reminds me of a test on psychological int......
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Discussion Topic  Detective Descriptors (in Potpourri) by Robert Arvanitis
After an excess of youthful television viewing a list arises spontaneously. Namely, detectives in f......
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Discussion Topic  Unambiguous Ambiguities (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
Sometimes there's is just no arguing that a term is ambiguous. I offer "moped." Does that refer to......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Varieties of Written Works (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
wordcrafter Not unlike the ketchup slogan, I await more varieties. Here of course for written works......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Group Nouns (in Wordplay) by Robert Arvanitis
A column of accountants, and, a little closer to home, a table of actuaries....
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Discussion Topic  RE: Interesting Etymologies (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
I ask wordcrafter's indulgence for resurrecting a dormant thread, but bumping into "interesting etym......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Terms of Illogic (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
Thanks, wordcrafter, for triggering an old memory. Two words came to mind when I saw amphiboly. ("......
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Discussion Topic  Reality-Challenged (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
I've never liked the term "virtual reality," on the belief that "reality" ought not take modifiers. ......
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Discussion Topic  Repetitiously Redundant (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
Or....periphrastically pleonastic. Or....circumlocutory prolixity. When my little guy asked "what d......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Diet of Worms (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Robert Arvanitis
Excellent explanation of homo-nym/-phone/-graph. I once collected multiple-homo-sets. For example:......
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