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#169776 08/30/07 06:20 PM
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Any change this is somehow related to the "Trainspotting" movie?

Misprounounced version of today's AWAD?

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no chan(c)e, no way.

trans- and train are from different Latin roots.

-joe (trainspotter ) friday

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a medical word, trans=beyond or thru or across pontine= the pons(bridge) a part of the brain

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And Trainspotting took place entirely north of the
Thames so it was cispontine.

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bingo!

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You're welcome.

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and speaking of trainspotters, I'm reminded that Elizabeth C contributed the word ferroequinologist to these fora a couple of years ago.


-joe (reminder to tsuwm) friday

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Exactly: cisalpine means at this side of the Alps mountains, transalpine at the other side. The location of the referred place depends on from where you are looking. From: somarda

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In medicalese we use ipsilateral (same side) and contralateral.

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Ipsi...is that Latin?

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