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#122264 - 02/07/04 03:33 PM bibliopole
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Subject: A.Word.A.Day--bibliopole
bib.li.o.pole or bib.li.op.o.list n [L bibliopola bookseller, fr. Gk
bibliopoles, fr. bibli- + polein to sell] (1775): a dealer esp. in rare or
curious books



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#122265 - 02/14/04 07:06 AM Re: bibliopole
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Am I right in thinking 'curious' books was a euphemism for porn?

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#122266 - 02/14/04 09:54 AM Re: bibliopole
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Dear Bingley: You'd have to ask Wordsmith. I have seen
"amazing" used to hint that a book was pornographic.


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#122267 - 02/16/04 03:29 AM Re: bibliopole
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I was talking generally rather than specifically about that particular passage.

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#122268 - 02/16/04 09:00 AM Re: bibliopole
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Dear Bingley: You made me coin a word: "pornopole" = a seller of "carnal knowledge". I was surprised that I could not find it in any dictionary.
I am surprised that the such a potentially useful root
as " -pole" is used so infrequently.



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#122269 - 02/16/04 09:03 AM Re: bibliopole
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such a potentially useful root as " -pole" is used so infrequently.

More often seen in its incarnation as -poly, as in monopoly.


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#122270 - 02/16/04 09:12 AM Re: bibliopole
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pornopoly

do not pass go, do not collect $200...

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#122271 - 02/16/04 09:24 AM Re: bibliopole
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Dear Faldage: I have seen monopoly, and duopoly. I challenge you to find others.


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#122272 - 02/16/04 09:25 AM Re: bibliopole
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Oligopoly, for one.


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#122273 - 02/16/04 10:08 AM Re: bibliopole
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OneLook had a sparse few, I especially liked "roly-poly"...


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