28 October 2013

GREECE LETTER - Richard Pine

The magisterial and knowledgeable dry-witted Richard Pine treats us to another of his Irish Times articles. 

"As some wit once observed, nothing good ever came of combining a Greek word with a Latin one – which is why “television” and “automobile” have been such abject failures in the marketplace. So I have listed 100-plus words which are in common use not only in the English-speaking world but in many other tongues. I’ve added a few words of explanation where that seems necessary."

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