|Subject:||Re: Behing the names... : )|
|Author:||PriaposLovs (guest, 126.96.36.199)|
|Date:||March 28, 2001 at 2:12:14 AM|
|Reply to:||Re: Behing the names... : ) by Daividh|
Yep a often get my inspiration from Frank :)
"Such a great command of the English language for somebody who normally communicates in fraternity names"
...as an exercise of complete uselessness, let me demonstrate that the expression "android fudgepackers on the planet Uranus" is linguisticallty of Greek origin.
Android (from "andras", i.e., man), planet (from "planitis") and Uranus (from "Ouranos", meaning heaven) are clearly Greek words. This leaves us with fudgepacker. Surfing through my trusty OED CD-ROM, the word "fudge" may be traced to the word "fate" which is ultimately derived from the Greek expression "thesfaton", nmeaning "doom of the gods". The OED doesnt trace "pack" or "packer" that back in time, but I theorize that it may be derived derived from the Greek word "paktosis" which is defined as "fastening, putting together" by the Liddell-Scott-Jones Lexicon of Classical Greek (http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/cgi-bin/lexindex?lookup=pa/ktwsis&lang=greek)
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