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#85729 - 11/05/02 12:07 PM numismatist
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Another one of the spelling bee words. A coin collector. Numimatic = study of coins.
For once, my dictionary gives more information about etymology, tracing it back to
Greek nomos = law. Creation of coins is a jealously guarded prerogative of goverhment.
If you get caught making coins, you get plenty privilege taken away. (Hoagy Carmichael).


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#85730 - 11/05/02 12:34 PM Re: numismatist
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Not to be confused with the philately of the philatelist.


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#85731 - 11/14/02 12:51 AM Re: numismatist
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So did a coin collector coin numismatist?


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#85732 - 11/14/02 03:21 AM Re: numismatist
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Nagh, a numismatist put the stamp of approval on philatelist.


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#85733 - 11/16/02 12:25 AM Re: numismatist
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If you collect both coins and stamps, are you a numismaphilatelist or a philatelnumismatist?


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#85734 - 11/16/02 09:15 AM Re: numismatist
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My collection is small, but I collect portraits of dead presidents.


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#85735 - 12/03/02 01:57 PM Re: numismatist
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wwh - Does this make you and fiberbabe "narcologists"?


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#85736 - 12/03/02 05:47 PM Re: numismatist
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Dear musick: Fiberbabe could not be persuaded to narco with me.


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#85737 - 02/08/04 11:24 AM Re: numismatist
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Hey now! I don't remember being formally asked!


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#85738 - 02/08/04 12:22 PM Re: numismatist
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The trouble with 'formally asking' is that it is difficult
to ask for favors without asking for two things: one, the favor, and two, the tacit admission by the recipient that
she welcomed the request.
Pride dictated rejection of the tacit admission.



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