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  • I hear that choanopitaphilia is running rampant in ptochotrophia across the length and breadth of the Keystone State. You'd think that Teresa Heinz Kerry would have made some kind of humanitarian gesture of aid by now.

    March 27, 2009

  • Latinization of Greek for "alms-house, poorhouse" (ptoch- "poor" + troph- "nourish"). I'm listing it because I noticed it in actual use today (in the plural ptochotrophia): on one of the inscriptions on The Monument, commemorating the Great Fire.

    March 26, 2009