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  • Instead they sought to explain to the uninitiated the meaning of terms like desticate (to cry like a rat) and antipelargy (the reciprocal love children have for their parents).

    NYT > Home Page By AMMON SHEA 2010


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  • the reciprocal love of children for their parents

    April 14, 2008

  • But it sounds awful.

    October 9, 2008

  • JM wonders at the clumsiness of antipelargy

    May 25, 2009

  • Pelargic = of relating to the "stork": Pelargiko/Pelargos

    Antipelargic = mutual kindness, the kindness of an adult to his or her aged parent

    Perhaps the word has lost its way because "we" have lost our way, and no longer care for the wisdom and knowledge of elders...instead we hush them up, and put them in nursing homes, then we can listen to our own foolishness...

    August 20, 2013

  • SergioCarodelCastillo

    That reminds me of Job 8:8-19.

    November 16, 2017