When the editor of the
Manchester Guardian first heard the neologism in
1928, he exclaimed: "The word is half Greek and half Latin - no good will come
of it"; what communication device's name was it?
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.
The inventor, John Baird, coined the name
by combining the Greek tele with the Latin
vision. Some language purists - preferring
that coinages have same-language roots - wished the device had been called
either the teleopsis or the
Same with automobile: Greek auto (self) + Latin
mobilis (mobile, movable, moving).
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