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jage 02-02-2009 11:25 AM

Obscure Word
phrontistery will do.

Greg In Austin 02-02-2009 06:32 PM

Re: Obscure Word
uuuhhh... establishment for study and learning (sometimes including modern universities) ?

Psomaki 02-02-2009 11:01 PM

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English derivation of the classic (and modern) Greek word "phrontisterion," appearing most famously (to a few of us) in Aristophanes' comedy "The Clouds," where it is used to refer to Socrates' "school." In this case often translated as "thinkery." In today's Greece it's a private school to which parents send their budding genius kids (at great expense) to learn math, or foreign languages, or physics, or whatever, well enough to get into university (since the average secondary school doesn't do such a hot job). Aristophanes penned the quote I used elsewhere in response to another of Jage's challenging posts - "brekekekex koAX koAX." Now THAT is obscure! But then we named our beloved SMB "Spitaki." :f4:

Joanna 02-02-2009 11:38 PM

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Phooey on phrontistery, I'm thrilling to thinkery!
Can hardly wait to use it.

Psomaki 02-03-2009 10:41 AM

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Joanna, what a kick to know I can still thrill somebody, albeit obscurely! :l1:

Joanna 02-03-2009 11:52 AM

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For me, the more obscure, the better!

jage 03-08-2009 09:51 PM

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Psomaki 03-08-2009 10:32 PM

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Lufa? Uffda!

BroncoHauler 03-08-2009 10:41 PM

Re: Obscure Word
I guess this is the "intellectual" version of the dancing tomato thread.


jage 03-09-2009 08:24 AM

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the ineffectual version... :tomato:

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