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#100711 - 04/13/03 04:13 PM Re: Good to be here!!  
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it mixes Greek and Latin

Huh?

okhlos Greek

-onumon Greek




#100712 - 04/13/03 06:04 PM Re: Good to be here!!  
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I think the plucking of lice-ova was concerned with the "-cracy" bit, Faldage, dear boy.
-cracy derives from Latin cratia meaning something like "power" (possibly "strength?")
Although I think that the Romans derived the word from the Greek, originally.


#100713 - 04/13/03 06:08 PM Re: Good to be here!!  
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Dear Bill! many thanks for tracking it down. I know I was impressed by the word at the time, so much so that I wrote it down and stuck it to the side of my computer with a bit of blu-tak!


#100714 - 04/13/03 07:18 PM keeping a tight schedule  
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strictly speaking that would be "ochlocracy"

And here I thought "ochlochracy" means "where time considerations govern your every action"...


#100715 - 04/13/03 08:10 PM Re: Good to be here!!  
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the Romans derived the word from the Greek

Quite right, old chap.

Latin -cratia < Greek -kratia from kratos, power.

So my original question stands:

Huh?


#100716 - 04/14/03 02:12 AM Re: Good to be here!!  
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Re: with a bit of blu-tak

a blue comment in white!
commonly called Smurf come--
i presume you are familier with smurfs, blue, elfin cartoon creatures, 99.9 male, with only one Miss Smurf, who was always chaste! which made the blu-tak a common enough



#100717 - 04/14/03 11:46 AM Avert your eyes, ye of gentle breeding ...  
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i presume you are familier with smurfs,

I am aware of who (or what?) they are, but have never been so familiar with them as to experience,[ahem] "smurf-come"
If blu-tak is an analagous substance, I don't wonder that Miss Smurf remains chaste!


#100718 - 04/14/03 01:54 PM Re: Song for Faldage and WO'N with aloha  
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strictly speaking that would be "ochlocracy", wow.
([Aside to all newcomers:] This is a practical demonstration of "Nit-Picking for Beginners". The Advanced course is run by Faldage and WO'N)

Sigh One does the best one can at the time ... Meanwhile Here's a theme song for Faldage and WO'N:
(Chaucer, Rabelais and Balzac Forever!!!)
From "The Music Man" by Meredith Wilson.

Pick A Little, Talk A Little
Everyone
Pick a little, talk a little, pick a little, talk a little, cheep cheep cheep, talk a lot, pick a little more. Pick a little, talk a little, pick a little, talk a little, cheep cheep cheep, talk a lot, pick a little more. Pick a little, talk a little, pick a little, talk a little, cheep cheep cheep, talk a lot, pick a little more

Maud: Professor, her kind of woman doesn't belong on any committee. Of course, I shouldn't tell you this but she advocates dirty books.

Harold: Dirty books!

Alma:Chaucer!

Ethel:Rabelais!

Eulalie: Balzac!

Maud: And the worst thing Of course, I shouldn't tell you this but-

Alma: I'll tell.

Ethel: The man lived on my street, let me tell.

Eulalie: Stop! I'll tell. She made brazen overtures to a man who never had a friend in this town till she came here.

Alma: Oh, yes That woman made brazen overtures With a gild-edge guarantee. She had a golden glint in her eye. And a silver voice with a counterfeit ring. Just melt her down and you'll reveal A lump of lead as cold as steel. Here!, where a woman's heart should be!

Eulalie, Alma, Maud, Ethel, and Mrs Squires:
He left River City the Library building - But he left all the books to her !

Alma: Chaucer!

Ethel: Rabelais!

Eulalie: Balzac!

Everyone:
Pick a little, talk a little, pick a little, talk a little, cheep cheep cheep, talk a lot, pick a little more
Pick a little, talk a little, pick a little, talk a little, cheep cheep cheep, talk a lot, pick a little more
Pick a little, talk a little, pick a little, talk a little,
Cheep cheep cheep cheep cheep cheep cheep cheep
Cheep cheep cheep cheep cheep cheep cheep cheep
Cheep cheep cheep cheep cheep cheep cheep cheep
Pick a little, talk a little, Cheep!

P.S.http://www.clipper.net/~nancyw/The_Music_Man.html is a page of slang from early 1900s used in the musical! Very interesting and some definitions have illusrations! Fun way to spend a few minutes!! Enjoy.


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#100720 - 04/14/03 04:20 PM That rhymes with P !  
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