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jubea commented on the list with-both-latin-and-greek-components
How about halogen?
December 11, 2006
jubea commented on the list cide
Sorry for any confusion! I should have been more clear in naming this list. The suffix "-cide" (killer or act of killing) is correct; we've got "genocide" instead of "genicide," for instance. It comes from the Latin caedere, which means to cut, cut down, strike, beat or kill. Decide is also derived from caedere, I think -- but not in the killing sense. And this is a list reserved for killy words. ;)
December 10, 2006
jubea commented on the word sohcahtoa
Mnemonic for trigonometric functions.Sine: opposite over hypotenuseCosine: adjacent over hypotenuseTangent: opposite over adjacent
December 4, 2006
jubea commented on the list decemberists-words
Thanks for the suggestion. :)
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