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#125847 - 03/22/04 04:47 PM gnathonic  
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Hey, Grapho! does this apply to you?
Date: Tue Dec 5 00:01:11 EST 2000
Subject: A.Word.A.Day--gnathonic

gnathonic (na-THON-ik) adjective

Sycophantic; fawning.

[From Latin gnathonicus, derivative of Gnathon- (stem of Gnatho) name of a sycophantic character in the Roman comedy Eunuchus by Terence.]




#125848 - 03/23/04 04:37 AM Re: gnathonic  
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Thank you, Bill, I haven't laughed so hard since the last millennium. A touch, I do declare. [fanning hisself]


#125849 - 03/23/04 11:11 AM Re: gnathonic  
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Made me grin, it did! Lucky I wasn't sipping my coffee as I read it...


#125850 - 03/23/04 02:24 PM Re: gnathonic  
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Lucky I wasn't sipping my coffee as I read it...

I wasn't so lucky! That's hilarious, Dr Bill...


#125851 - 09/11/04 02:14 PM Re: gnathonic  
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There is a helluva lot of coffee sipped around this place and a helluva lot of it is spewed out. Bunch of gargoyles. (cross-thread ref. from this morning's looking around below the equator.)


#125852 - 09/13/04 11:08 PM Re: gnathonic  
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Zing!



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