[LMB] OT: One for the language geeks

Fred Smith fredex at fcshome.stoneham.ma.us
Sun Nov 15 21:33:50 GMT 2015


On Sun, Nov 15, 2015 at 01:20:28PM -0600, Beatrice Otter wrote:
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> Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE smartphone
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> On Sat, Nov 14, 2015 at 11:25 AM, Marc Wilson <marc.wilson at gmx.co.uk> wrote:
> > http://www.xkcd.com/1602/
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> Sylvia wrote:
> I thought 'sesqu' means '7' so they'd meet  every 7 months? no, longer than
> that.
> Beatrice Otter:"Sesqui" means 1.5--it's also the root of sesquipedalianism, a charming word I have been searching most of my life for a reason to use.   (It means using unnecessarily long and complicated words.)

So, a person (e.g., Beatrict Otter) who uses "sesquipedalianism" is
definitely a sesquipedalianist.  ;) ;) ;)


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