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offkilterquilter February 26th 07 02:46 AM

Still OT Words was OT:Bad English teachers
 
CATS wrote:
Hhmmmm! I hadn't encountered the spoken word before so I
would have assumed that either "ph" or "th" were silent.

Thanks for my learning exercise of the day lol

Maybe you could help me out with a word I haven't found
(mind you, probably not looking all that hard either!). I
was wearing a tee shirt with "ailurophile" on the front (cat
lover) and someone asked me what the correct term was for a
dog lover. I couldn't remember. Don't suppose you would
happen to know, would you? TIA

well..skylos is ancient greek for dog.....not sure that helps any

Larisa, too scared to turn around and take a look at the piles of fabric
and patterns everywhere, so hunting online for various things

Megan Zurawicz February 26th 07 03:37 AM

Still OT Words was OT:Bad English teachers
 
Not remotely what I would have expected: philocynic.

--pig


On 2/25/07 20:22, in article , "CATS"
wrote:

I
was wearing a tee shirt with "ailurophile" on the front (cat
lover) and someone asked me what the correct term was for a
dog lover. I couldn't remember. Don't suppose you would
happen to know, would you?



Cats February 26th 07 04:03 AM

Still OT Words was OT:Bad English teachers
 
That's right! Well done pig!! After posting I decided I
was just being lazy by not looking myself. I stumbled
across this -
http://f2.org/humour/language/oddwords.html - and lost an
hour reading and chuckling to myself!

I will probably not get another thing done all afternoon,
but who cares!? I am now on a quest to find out where the
word derived from and if there is a link to the modern word
"cynic". From there who know what I will link to? I don't
often "surf" just for the fun of seeing where I end up, but
I am in the mood today.
--

Cheryl & the Cats in OZ
o o o o
( Y ) ( Y )
Boofhead Donut
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"Megan Zurawicz" wrote in message
...
: Not remotely what I would have expected: philocynic.
:
: --pig
:
:
: On 2/25/07 20:22, in article
, "CATS"
: wrote:
:
: I
: was wearing a tee shirt with "ailurophile" on the front
(cat
: lover) and someone asked me what the correct term was
for a
: dog lover. I couldn't remember. Don't suppose you
would
: happen to know, would you?
:



recarlos February 26th 07 12:13 PM

New Log Cabin Quilt
 
How can I get to see this quilt.All I can get is the log in page for photo
bucket, what am I doing wrong?

http://s3.photobucket.com/albums/y74...ng/?action=vie...

Ruth
Sydney



Pat in Virginia February 26th 07 02:51 PM

Still OT Words was OT:Bad English teachers
 
Did you happen to notice this one on the same list?
cynophobe : The dog-fearer or hater, and not just

the mailman and milkman.

If you come across an explanation or connection to
cynic, please do tell us!

Ta, PAT

CATS wrote:

That's right! Well done pig!! After posting I decided I
was just being lazy by not looking myself. I stumbled
across this -
http://f2.org/humour/language/oddwords.html - and lost an
hour reading and chuckling to myself!

I will probably not get another thing done all afternoon,
but who cares!? I am now on a quest to find out where the
word derived from and if there is a link to the modern word
"cynic". From there who know what I will link to? I don't
often "surf" just for the fun of seeing where I end up, but
I am in the mood today.


Kathy Applebaum February 26th 07 05:53 PM

Still OT Words was OT:Bad English teachers
 
Apparently, I'm avoiding work today. *grin*

http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?...earchmode=none has the
origin of cynic, and it is related to dogs.
Comes from the Greek "kynikos", meaning dog-like.

--
Kathy A. (Woodland, CA)
Queen of Fabric Tramps

http://fabrictramp.typepad.com/fabric_tramping/
remove the obvious to reply


"Pat in Virginia" wrote in message
...
Did you happen to notice this one on the same list?
cynophobe : The dog-fearer or hater, and not just the mailman and

milkman.

If you come across an explanation or connection to cynic, please do tell
us!

Ta, PAT

CATS wrote:

That's right! Well done pig!! After posting I decided I was just being
lazy by not looking myself. I stumbled across this -
http://f2.org/humour/language/oddwords.html - and lost an hour reading
and chuckling to myself!

I will probably not get another thing done all afternoon, but who cares!?
I am now on a quest to find out where the word derived from and if there
is a link to the modern word "cynic". From there who know what I will
link to? I don't often "surf" just for the fun of seeing where I end up,
but I am in the mood today.




Taria February 26th 07 06:32 PM

Still OT Words was OT:Bad English teachers
 
I think if you and my brilliant dd got together while avoiding
work you could take over the world! LOL
Taria


Kathy Applebaum wrote:
Apparently, I'm avoiding work today. *grin*

http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?...earchmode=none has the
origin of cynic, and it is related to dogs.
Comes from the Greek "kynikos", meaning dog-like.



Pati Cook February 26th 07 07:17 PM

OT Grammar Book New Log Cabin Quilt
 
LOL That is a pet peeve with me... in the opposite direction, Pig.
I started pronouncing it before I knew the "t" was supposed to be
silent. I learned to read phonetically, and it is written as "oft-en"
so obviously that is how it should be pronounced. BG I have cleaned
it up mostly, but if I am tired a soft "t" sound does happen. (And at
one point anyway, that was a secondary pronunciation.)

Pati, in Phx with a DH who is a writer, who can sometimes spell but not
pronounce words. (But thank goodness for spell check for him too....)

Megan Zurawicz wrote:

My favorite example of that is "off tin". T in "often" has been silent how
many centuries? when these folks decide to be "cultured-er than thou" and
studiously enunciate it.......

--pig


On 2/23/07 03:59, in article , "Sally
Swindells" wrote:


My pet hate is difficult to describe, but is what I call 'false
gentrification' of the language.




Kathy Applebaum February 26th 07 08:22 PM

Still OT Words was OT:Bad English teachers
 
But taking over the world is too much work! ROFLOL

--
Kathy A. (Woodland, CA)
Queen of Fabric Tramps

http://fabrictramp.typepad.com/fabric_tramping/
remove the obvious to reply


"Taria" wrote in message
news:[email protected]
I think if you and my brilliant dd got together while avoiding
work you could take over the world! LOL
Taria


Kathy Applebaum wrote:
Apparently, I'm avoiding work today. *grin*

http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?...earchmode=none has the
origin of cynic, and it is related to dogs.
Comes from the Greek "kynikos", meaning dog-like.





Patti February 26th 07 08:32 PM

OT Grammar Book New Log Cabin Quilt
 
Oft-en with a pronounced 'T' is perfectly acceptable. So, don't worry
Pati. It is definitely an alternative pronunciation and not incorrect.
..
In message . net, Pati
Cook writes
LOL That is a pet peeve with me... in the opposite direction, Pig.
I started pronouncing it before I knew the "t" was supposed to be
silent. I learned to read phonetically, and it is written as "oft-en"
so obviously that is how it should be pronounced. BG I have cleaned
it up mostly, but if I am tired a soft "t" sound does happen. (And at
one point anyway, that was a secondary pronunciation.)

Pati, in Phx with a DH who is a writer, who can sometimes spell but
not pronounce words. (But thank goodness for spell check for him
too....)

--
Best Regards
pat on the hill


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