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argyriou commented on the word seipel line
Ignaz Seipel (1876-1932) was an Austrian churchman, political scientist and statesman who in the 1920s served two terms as chancellor of the newly formed Austrian republic. In a speech to the League of Nations in 1928 he asserted that:
Europe is divided by a line which separates two entirely different conceptions of the idea of the “Nation.�? On one side of the line are the peoples for whom the state is everything, and who also understand national sentiment as a great enthusiasm for the state to which they, of their own free will, belong. On the other side of that line of demarcation, the sentiment of civilization, of a common tongue and a common origin, preponderates.
September 29, 2008
argyriou commented on the word gentilic
The other word for demonym.
January 15, 2008
argyriou commented on the word spathic
Geology term meaning "having good cleavage". Urban Dictionary is wrong on this.
July 19, 2007
argyriou commented on the word potterdammerung
Happens at 20 July 2007, when the last book is released. May also be spelled "Pötterdämmerung".
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