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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
noun: Skill in using or coining words.
From Latin logodaedalia, from Greek logodaidalia, from logodaidalos, from logos (word) + daedalus (skillful). Earliest documented use: 1727.
“No, I think that Burgess, a consummate practitioner of logodaedaly, chose ‘atomy’* for deliberate ambiguity, implying that the love borne for Roxane by Cyrano had started out as a skeletal friendship but later became a grand Herculean passion.”
Jeff Aronson; An/Atomy; BMJ: British Medical Journal (London, UK); Oct 14, 2000.
*In his translation of Cyrano de Bergerac:
“But the tough atomy I thought to seize
And crush, turned out an infant Hercules.”
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:And the evil is done in hopes that evil surrenders / But the deeds of the devil are burned too deep in the embers / And a world of hunger in vengeance will always remember. -Phil Ochs, folksinger (19 Dec 1940-1976)