[ExI] aside: xenophobia
danust2012 at gmail.com
Thu Oct 29 04:59:30 UTC 2015
On Wed, Oct 28, 2015 at 6:48 PM, spike <spike66 at att.net> wrote:
> Who the heck came up with the name xenophobia? And why is spelled that
> And what would we do if a psychiatric patient developed a specific fear of
> element 54? The obvious name has already been used for something that has
> nothing to do with xenon.
Kidding aside, it's the other way round: xenon was named after the Greek
word for foreigner.
> Oy, we sat here and did nothing as the English language became screwed up
> beyond recognition.
It's our magnificent bastard tongue as one author titled his book. I like
it, warts and all, though, ya, it's often frustrating -- like a dear friend.
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