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Discussion Topic  Extraordinary superlatives (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Robert Arvanitis
The vocabulary thread entry chili dogs brings to mind a new kind of superlative, as in "Evil con car......
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Discussion Topic  Less manipulative (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Robert Arvanitis
I appeal to the good folk of Wordcraft to help me find a better word. Accountants I know are offeri......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Collections of Writings (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
IS "opus" too musically oriented?...
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Discussion Topic  RE: Collections of Writings (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
"Prosopo" is Greek for face, so might we say a prosopography was the original Facebook?...
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Discussion Topic  RE: Words with Religious Connection (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
Strange juxtaposition "gemütlich mélange," takes two languages to paint the scene. (Also recalls ou......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Words with Religious Connection (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
The Latin permission to print brings to mind another phrase. Q: When does NO mean yes? When it st......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Theme – Short Words (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
Oda, hence odalisque... ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Words from the Crimean War (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
Interesting that the Crimean hillock was named mamelon, but the mountain in Wyoming is called "Grand......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Graphic Words (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
...not to be confused with similar-sounding xerography ("dry writing"), the process of photocopying ......
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Discussion Topic  French Socialist Candidate (in Foreign Words) by Robert Arvanitis
The Socialist Party in France has a candidate Ségolène Royal. Any clues to the etymology of the fir......
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Discussion Topic  Convergent Evolution (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Robert Arvanitis
Two examples of convergent etymological evolution: catgut and apricot. Kudos, props, esteem to the......
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Discussion Topic  Market Share (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Robert Arvanitis
The OED has perhaps a quarter of a million words in English? Any source on how many are nouns, verb......
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Discussion Topic  Irregularity (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Robert Arvanitis
Why do some words take "ir" and others "un?" Is it mere euphony? As in -- "Unlike the regular army,......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Words of Double Meaning (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
Not sure that talus1 is in fact independent from talus2. talus (1) "anklebone," 1693, from L. talus......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Vibrant Verbs (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
From the Latin vagari, to wander. Akin to vagrant. Also, the vagus nerve, which meanders (another ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Eponyms from the Ancient Greeks (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
Which brings to mind that wonderful word, logodaedaly....
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Discussion Topic  No good deed goes... (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Robert Arvanitis
Transcript of a news program: "For it did not merely serve to impune the morality..." Did the comme......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Sensory Words (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
"Sialalogue" recalls prior discussions of hybrid Greek/Latin compound words, like astronaut, automob......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Sensory Words (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Robert Arvanitis
The theme brings to mind a word with great potential to be misunderstood -- "vomeronasal." Extra cr......
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Discussion Topic  The Greeks... (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Robert Arvanitis
There is a saying, "the Greeks had a word for it..." Is that an unattributable folk expression, or ......
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