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#122264 02/07/04 08:33 PM
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Date: Mon May 22 00:19:27 EDT 1995
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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Am I right in thinking 'curious' books was a euphemism for porn?

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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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I was talking generally rather than specifically about that particular passage.

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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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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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pornopoly

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



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Dear Faldage: I have seen monopoly, and duopoly. I challenge you to find others.


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Oligopoly, for one.


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OneLook had a sparse few, I especially liked "roly-poly"...




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