PlaguingMeForYearsBecause IUsedToKnowItButForgotFilter: What's the word (I think
it's Greek in origin) for the atavistic phenomenon like the motor of a car being in the front of the vehicle simply because the horse was in the front of the cart...?
posted by TigerMoth
on Dec 14, 2012 -
Is there a specific term to describe the coordinated movement of a collective group of animals? [more inside]
posted by Ouisch
on Oct 5, 2010 -
Hi, I just learned a new word. And for the first time, I can't find a definition for it on Google (The Horror! The Horror!) I will wager that there is someone reading this who knows all about it. The word is "econological." [more inside]
posted by foxy_hedgehog
on Nov 28, 2008 -
LogosFilter: Could a blog entry that contains two words and their definitions be consistent with the definition of a dictionary? [more inside]
posted by vanoakenfold
on Apr 23, 2008 -
What is the origin/history of the use of the term "consumer" to refer to developmentally disabled people? My wife and I have come across this only with the past 2-3 years, and my search for clues is complicated by how common the term is, and its multiple meanings. [more inside]
posted by chr1sb0y
on Sep 6, 2005 -
What's the difference between the words "proffer" and "offer"? This has been driving me mad for some reason for a few days now. Every dictionary I consult basically seems to say that they mean the same thing. But surely there must be a difference, right?
posted by reklaw
on Apr 19, 2004 -
Can something be both "annual" and "all year?" Say, hypothetically, an on-line film festival that runs all year but is refreshed with new films annually?
posted by djacobs
on Dec 16, 2003 -