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  • Yes, indeed I did.

    April 2, 2007

  • You meant spelling, right?

    March 29, 2007

  • Polyptoton is the accepted pronunciation.

    March 29, 2007

  • "It's not even on Google" -- better try the library then.

    Polypopton is a figure of speech involving repeated words derived from the same root; try Corbett, Edward 'Classical rhetoric for the modern student' Oxford University Press 1971. I don't know how long the term has been around, but that's the earliest of (two) references I have that use the word. It's not common, probably since it sounds so funny -- prime wordie fodder.

    March 29, 2007

  • I can't find this word anywhere. It's not even on Google. Is it spelled right?

    March 29, 2007

  • March 29, 2007