His name has come to denote a long,
adventurous journey; who is he?
Etymology, Etymology, and more Etymology
as well as grammar, usage, euphemism, slang, jargon, semantics, linguistics, neologism, idiom, cant, and argot.
The critically-acclaimed board game
consists of tough questions about the nuances of the English language.
I.e., an odyssey
The word odyssey
derives from the Greek Odysseia, the name of
It tells the story of
the 10-year wanderings of Odysseus (the Romans called him
Ulysses ) after the Trojan War.
Note that the figurative sense of the word - long,
adventurous journey - was first recorded in 1889.
Let's quibble, shall we? We're on an
etymological "odyssey" here, not on an etymological "odysseus."
And I am "pandering," not "pandarusing," to the
mean-minded fault-finders among us.
is therefore not their names, but rather derivatives of their names, that have
come to mean what they mean.
This was too easy to be a Moot
question. We have owned a Moot game for many years and still get much pleasure
from playing it both in Vancouver, B.C. with our dear friend who introduced it
to us, and here in Seattle. It is by far the best family game out there. Thank
you for providing us with so much family enjoyment.
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