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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: 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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Discussion Topic  RE: Inseparable words versus separts (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Robert Arvanitis
The esteemed Wordcraft community has of course identified the linguistic structures, but that still ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Inseparable words versus separts (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Robert Arvanitis
Arnie: Thanks for that! So one might say "He is gruntled, and will soon reach fully disgruntled?" ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Inseparable words versus separts (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Robert Arvanitis
Absolutely! Added to the list!...
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Discussion Topic  Inseparable words versus separts (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Robert Arvanitis
There are a number of words where the "separated" form is unable to stand alone. For example, while......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Words of Emotion (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
From etymonline we read: nymphomania 1775, in Eng. translation of "Nymphomania, or a Dissertation Co......
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Discussion Topic  Cool new site (in The Written Word) by Robert Arvanitis
Etymological geography, or, if you prefer, geographical etymology: ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Unspelled Pronunciations (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
Same thought for sough and slough......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Unspelled Pronunciations (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
kalleh: It does seem the difference is English/American, with original Greek having the "k" sound a......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Unspelled Pronunciations (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
Interesting that "schedule" shares an etymology with "schism."...
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Discussion Topic  RE: Unspelled Pronunciations (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
Interesting that we've retained the "k" sound in "schizophrenia." And the Orthodox clergy still ref......
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Discussion Topic  RE: The Thanksgiving Feast (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
Related to "prebend," the income from an estate....
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Discussion Topic  Parseltongue (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Robert Arvanitis
J K Rowling calls the speech of snakes "Parseltongue." Any thoughts on the etymology? From etymonl......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Pirates of Penzance: the Major General (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
Surely the Major General means hum the theme of the tune, and not the multiple voices with counterpo......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Words of US Politics (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
Believe "pork barrel" means wasteful spending in general. Perhaps a quarter of federal spending is p......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Learning New Words (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
Sound rather like flat screen TV, where signals illuminate pixels. This takes the next step and mak......
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