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#176610 - 05/05/08 06:31 PM Re: kalopsia [Re: zmjezhd]
tsuwm Offline
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>What's a tenth of a score amongst lexicographers?

plenty, when you're an old lexicographer.

-joe (olde) friday

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#176613 - 05/05/08 07:15 PM Re: kalopsia [Re: tsuwm]
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 Originally Posted By: tsuwm
I did find this recent usage, from The Times, Apr 24, 2006

China can bring on serious bouts of kalopsia in otherwise intelligent observers, but this visit [sc. Hu's] was significant because it was mundane. (changed colour because that blue is unreadable on a grey background)

Other countries suffering from official collective kalopsia include North Korea and Burma. President Bush also seems to suffer from the problem when looking at reports from Iraq. But his case is nowhere near as severe as that of Robert Mugabe.

zmjezhd is right about it not being a classical word but a modern coining from Greek roots. If an ancient Greek did use the term at all, as he points out, it would refer to the appearance of the eyes themselves, not to what is perceived through them.


Edited by The Pook (05/05/08 07:19 PM)

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#176623 - 05/05/08 09:51 PM Re: kalopsia [Re: tsuwm]
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plenty, when you're an old lexicographer. \:D

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#176653 - 05/06/08 10:22 AM Re: kalopsia [Re: tsuwm]
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Your fifteen minutes of fame are still worth congratulations and
treating us all on strawberry sherbert.

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#176688 - 05/06/08 10:10 PM Re: kalopsia [Re: BranShea]
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...or sherbet

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#176703 - 05/07/08 08:37 AM Re: kalopsia [Re: The Pook]
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am i indulging in kalopsia when i wear my eye glasses with rose tinted lenses? they really do make things (weeds for example) look prettier..

I like that!
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#176724 - 05/08/08 12:12 AM Re: kalopsia [Re: of troy]
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No that's called dyslexia isn't it? \:\)

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#176734 - 05/08/08 10:15 AM Re: kalopsia [Re: The Pook]
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Hey, Helen? It's nice to see you posting again.

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#176777 - 05/09/08 03:51 PM Re: kalopsia [Re: hcasanova]
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 Originally Posted By: hcasanova
does one suffer from kalopsia, falls into kalopsia, or feels kalopsia. can one be kaloptic?<br><br>

I suggest just enjoying it. If you are going to have de-/il-lusions kalopsia would be one of the better ones. Definitely beats pink snakes or "I can fly" wouldn't you think?

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#176785 - 05/09/08 06:20 PM Re: kalopsia [Re: Zed]
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