[LMB] Levels of Bafflement

Marc Wilson marc.wilson at gmx.co.uk
Thu Jan 18 17:24:45 GMT 2018


On Thu, 18 Jan 2018 13:16:02 +0000, John Lennard
<john.c.lennard at gmail.com> wrote:

>The etymologies of the various words in Greek are entertaining. Two involve
>actual anatomical feet -- trochee is from a word meaning 'running', and
>pyrrhic from an armoured dance that one imagines involved two short steps.

No connection to "Pyrrhic victory", then?

-- 
"The Lord is my shepherd" kind of implies someone is going to get
 fleeced, milked or even eaten at some point.  - M. Haller Yamada


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