September 27th, 2005


userinfo senji
2005/09/27 10:12:00 - Apotemnophile

Apotemnophile?

A common part of my vocabulary
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A cool word
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A word I shall have to use more often
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A word that I had not encountered until this morning
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I just looked that up in the dictionary
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You what?
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You insensitive clod, my ancestor got ground to pieces by apotemnophobes!
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Tickybox!
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Current Mood: [mood icon] erudite
Entry Tags: poll, silly, words

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userinfo emperor
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2005/09/27 09:15:33
More "I know what this word means, but I don't use it much, and hope not to need to".
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userinfo ewx
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2005/09/27 09:35:26
By “this morning” I choose to understand “last night”.
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userinfo senji
2005/09/27 09:36:32
Well, yes, morning appears to have started early today.
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userinfo vyvyan
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2005/09/27 12:34:25
Me too. Although I hadn't come across it before, I didn't need to look it up; the meaning was obvious from context and etymology. And actually, I think I had previously heard of the interest, under another name, on usenet a few years ago.
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userinfo stephdairy
2005/09/27 09:37:41
I did look it up, but get style points for doing so in Liddell and Scott.

(S)
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userinfo senji
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2005/09/27 09:38:18
In who?
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userinfo ilanin
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2005/09/27 10:50:19
Two men wrote a lexicon, Liddell and Scott
Some parts were right, and some parts were not
But now here ye all, and understand this riddle
How the wrong part wrote Scott, and the right part wrote Liddell

(Henry Liddell had the habit of attributing to his co-author usages which he criticised when teaching and his students claimed to have found in his lexicon).
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userinfo rochvelleth
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2005/09/27 17:33:47
Respect :)
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userinfo stephdairy
2005/09/27 09:41:06
The standard (Classical) Greek-English lexicon.

(S)
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userinfo chess
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2005/09/27 16:24:57
You forgot the 'When I saw this post I dropped the word into Google' option...
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