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Discussion Topic  RE: Miscellaneous words (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
Not to be confused with Dagon......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Terms from Foreign Tongues (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
More to the point, the deshabille was a sign she was louche......
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Discussion Topic  "Yes, but can you make it THIS small?!" (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Robert Arvanitis
Ran across an article about the smallest legible font. ......
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Discussion Topic  The rescue of non-words (in Links for Linguaphiles) by Robert Arvanitis
Luke 20:17 (King James Version) "And he beheld them, and said, What is this then that is written, Th......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Unexpected Meanings from Sherlock Holmes (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
The term triggered a sudden flashback to archaic scientific terms, a vision of what today might be c......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Theme: Unexpected Meanings in "Little Women" (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
My favorite use of the word, from The Wind and the Lion. "Eden: And this is your way? Abducting wom......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Oh My God! (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
Ceres' mother was Ops, of whom wiki says: ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Oh My God! (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
(Pyri)phlegethon shares an etymology with phlogiston theory, the precursor of modern chemistry's und......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Figurative animal-adjectives (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
Let's not forget the Italian classic: ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Miscellaneous Words Again (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
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Discussion Topic  RE: Miscellaneous Words Again (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
So it's illegal to buy or sell organs, but it's ok to swap organs of like kind? How about a kidney ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Climbing Mount Stuart (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
Might even fit back with "words that just sound naughty"...
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Discussion Topic  RE: Double Entendre: Doublet Meaning (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
The Online Etymology Dictionary has no clue about rote in the sense of learning: "rote c.1300, in ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Double Entendre: Doublet Meaning (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
Burden stirs a recollection: "Honor" and "onus" share a common etymology, from the Latin for burden......
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Discussion Topic  Why so dead? (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Robert Arvanitis
There are a number of expressions with "dead" as an unlikely modifier: dead certain dead eye dead g......
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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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