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jookerie commented on the word blandiloquence
Apparently it means 'complimentary speaking'
July 18, 2008
jookerie commented on the word alary
Also meaning wing-shaped
July 17, 2008
jookerie commented on the word ursiform
jookerie commented on the word aciform
Apperantly it means shaped like a needle
jookerie commented on the word maggot
It makes me shiver! It's such a horrible sounding word,kind of rolling off your tongue.
June 23, 2008
jookerie commented on the word delta
4th letter of the Greek alphabet. Derived from the Phoenician letter 'Dalet' (meaning 'door' or maybe 'fish'!) River deltas are called that because of the uppercase delta (Δ) which is shaped like a river delta.
jookerie commented on the word gamma
Gamma is the 3rd letter of the Greek alphabet. Derived from the Phonecian 'Gimel' (meaning 'camel'). Gamma is equvilent to C or G in the modern alphabet (I think :D) and can be combined with other letters to make different sounds. Used in nuclear physics for gamma radiation.
jookerie commented on the word beta
Beta is the second letter of the Greek alphabet. Is derived from the Phoenician letter 'Beth' (meaning 'house'). In Ancient Greek the name was spelt Βήτα and the modern English name (beta)is derived from how it was pronounced. In mathematics and physics it is used to talk about beta particles and radition.
jookerie commented on the word alpha
Derived from the Phoenician letter Aleph, the Greek alpha was the first in their alphabet. Alpha is usually used to mean 'first'. In Phoenician, alpha meant 'ox'. (uppercase Α, lowercase α)
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