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  • Ooh..... ow....

    July 29, 2009

  • Seems to me to be the sound you make when you get your tongue caught on your braces while eating.

    It happens. Trust me.

    July 29, 2009

  • while you're right about the root, in Yugo, we use 'izbjegnuti' to mean 'avoid' (as opposed to, say, 'pobjegnuti'--'escape'). it struck me particularly that it should be 'izbjeglica' and not 'pobjeglica', you know what I'm sayin?

    July 28, 2009

  • MM, I suspect the "literal" meaning would be "one who has fled/escaped/run from something". The Slavic root -beg- / -bjeg- relates to the notion of fleeing or escaping; compare the Latin root -fug- (I suspect from the same IE root as -beg-) in words such as fugitive (one who has fled), centrifugal (fleeing the center), refuge (a place one runs back to).

    July 27, 2009

  • Man, how long will this word have to be in hospital while its multiple fractures heal?

    July 27, 2009

  • refugee, lit. "one who has avoided something"

    July 27, 2009