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#5933 - 08/31/00 03:22 PM favorite things  
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This is my first post. I just found the book at a public library: *The Logophile's Orgy: Favorite Words of Famous People* by Lewis Burke Frumkes (Delacorte Press, 1995). 220 "writers, scientists, educators, humorists, and celebrities" contributed. It's out of print and has no index. I just created an eleven page index, much too long to post here, I assume, but I think I could email it, especially if you would be interested in commenting on it and have access to the book. johliger@facstaff.wisc.edu


#5934 - 09/01/00 02:14 AM Re: favorite things  
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Welcome, johliger.

Sounds cool, but think I'll pass on the index until I find out whether I can get the book.


#5935 - 09/01/00 03:17 PM Re: favorite things  
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Just what _is_ a "logophile"? Someone who likes brand symbols? A collector of tree sections? Someone whose prefered mode of progress is by crawling along? (Low Go)

It is a word completely new to me, and I seek elucidation so that I may include it in my repertoire.


#5936 - 09/07/00 12:52 AM Re: favorite things  
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I just shopped this title on the Net. Barnes and Noble wanted a mere $18.90 for a used copy from one of their secondary sources. Bookfinder offered me three different copies at 8.95, 9.00 and 12.00. I ordered the 12.00 model from a company called Alibris, which I have not used before. Thanks for alerting me to the existence of this text; it sounds like a fun read and a useful reference ... for those who suffer from logophylia, anyway.


#5937 - 09/07/00 03:37 AM Re: favorite things  
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Just what _is_ a "logophile"?

from philo- (lover) + logos (word) we got philology, which is now much overloaded; so someone coined logophile to mean specifically 'word lover'.

here are some other interesting logo-words:

logodaedaly - playing with words; capricious coining of words

logolept - a word maniac

logology - the science of words

logomachy - contention about words; a war of words

logomisia - disgust with certain words

logorrhea - excessive and incoherent talking; diarrhea of the mouth


#5938 - 09/08/00 06:00 AM Re: favorite things  
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The other day I went to the bookstore to buy a dictionary.
The clerk showed me a really cheap one. I couldn't find the
words to thank him.

... I did, however, buy a thesaurus. I thought that was very nice, pleasurable, agreeable, copasetic, decent thing to do...



#5939 - 09/08/00 10:02 AM Re: favorite things  
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The other day I went to the bookstore to buy a dictionary.
The clerk showed me a really cheap one. I couldn't find the
words to thank him.

I am speechless with delight at this!





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