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  • a reply to an apology

    February 20, 2007

  • For real? I didn't know there was a word for this. I should have guessed.

    February 21, 2007

  • I assume this is apology in the Greek sense.

    February 21, 2007

  • actually seanahan, the book I read about it in shows that it's a response to your everday "I'm sorry."

    February 21, 2007

  • In a press release earlier this evening, the colony patriarch, adamant issued a tersely worded antapology for many centuries of dulosis, which he referred to as the ultimate form of antabuse. "For years, we have been forcing the piquants to labor in the mines and in the cotton fields

    February 21, 2007

  • I am curious if this apology->antapology has the same etymology as the German Wort->Antwort

    January 7, 2009

  • Yes and no. The German ant- is cognate with Greek ant(i)-, and with the English prefixes in an-swer and un-do, un-roll (which is not the negative un-), and Latin ante-. But it's common inheritance from PIE rather than borrowed or imitated formation.

    January 7, 2009