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#125847 - 03/22/04 11:47 AM gnathonic
wwh Offline
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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 - 03/22/04 11:37 PM 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 06:11 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 09:24 AM 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 10:14 AM 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 07:08 PM Re: gnathonic
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