[LMB] Greek words, used, changed, and misused OT: 7/21

Raymond Collins rcrcoll6 at gmail.com
Wed Jul 21 23:03:31 BST 2021

It strikes me that telling someone to "Go euoi yourself," seems more like a
benediction rather than a curse. :)

On Wed, Jul 21, 2021, 2:23 PM Pouncer via Lois-Bujold <
lois-bujold at lists.herald.co.uk> wrote:

> Of the very long-running (overdue for deletion)
> and now dated (7/17) discussion of religion, Matt
> introduces the claim that "it's only hubris if
> I'm wrong". Perhaps we might make a separate
> thread with today's date and discuss Greek
> terminology -- with perhaps speculation about
> how it might be used among Barrayar's minority?
> Does anybody ever use the word "euoi" outside of
> a game of Scrabble?  Seems to me it's ideal for
> declaring a moment of ecstasy during coitus, without
> the troubling confusion between great joy, and
> violent anger, now conjoined in the meanings of
> the four-letter Anglo-Saxon word much too commonly
> and frequently heard in wildly disparate and inapplicable
> contexts. Not, however, that I use Εὔιος  in that
> or any other, non-Scrabble, contexts, either. Just
> changing the subject...
> --
> Now, there's this about cynicism, Sergeant. It's the universe's most
> supine moral position. Real comfortable. If nothing can be done, then
> you're not some kind of shit for not doing it, and you can lie there and
> stink to yourself in perfect peace.
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