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PAX, LUX ET VERITAS SINCE 1965
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Created by John Eipper on 08/26/10 5:02 AM

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Pardon my Latin... ... (Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 06/18/21 4:01 am) Many thanks to Edward Jajko (June 17th) for sending the correction. Really I was very doubtful of what I had written and unfortunately, my Latin is extremely rusty. I can only say th ...
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Reviewing our Latin: Enemy Warfare Psychology ... (Edward Jajko, USA, 06/17/21 3:51 am) Eugenio Battaglia used this pseudo-Latin phrase, "inimicus bellum psycologia," in an earlier posting, there defining it as "enemy warfare psychology." My philological senses ...
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Pardon my Latin... ... (Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 06/18/21 4:01 am) Many thanks to Edward Jajko (June 17th) for sending the correction. Really I was very doubtful ...
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The "OO-Squashing" Tic (from Gary Moore) ... (John Eipper, USA, 05/27/21 3:52 pm) Gary Moore writes: Wow, JE has added (May 26) yet further examples of what might be called the Great American Ethnic Interface "OO"-Squashing Tic (changing a ...
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Boohoo, Yankee Doodle: A Further Treatise on "OO" ... (John Eipper, USA, 06/18/21 4:43 am) Gary Moore writes: The telltale American tic I've called "oo-squashing" ...
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Memories of an Old Victrola, Owl Jolson ... (Patrick Mears, -Germany, 05/28/21 3:50 am) I very much enjoyed reading Gary Moore's recent post about American music and its vocabulary, as ...
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On the Jook/Juke Joint (from Gary Moore) ... (John Eipper, USA, 05/26/21 3:24 am) Gary Moore writes: Our moderator puzzled (May 23) at a pattern in old cowboy words that are adapted from Spanish. He asked why a perfectly serviceable and crisp long "o" sound ...
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The "OO-Squashing" Tic (from Gary Moore) ... (John Eipper, USA, 05/27/21 3:52 pm) Gary Moore writes: Wow, JE has added (May 26) yet further examples ...
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Cowboy Vernacular and its Spanish Roots (from Gary Moore) ... (John Eipper, USA, 05/23/21 3:32 am) Gary Moore writes: The Wild West posts by Richard Hancock (May 18) and Patrick Mears (May 22) converge in mysteries of etymology. Richard reminded of the Mexican vaqueros with ...
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On the Jook/Juke Joint (from Gary Moore) ... (John Eipper, USA, 05/26/21 3:24 am) Gary Moore writes: Our moderator puzzled (May 23) at a pattern in old cowboy words th ...
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On Little Dogies and the Streets of Laredo ... (Patrick Mears, -Germany, 05/25/21 5:44 am) In response to Gary Moore's question about whether the word "dogie" was derived from t ...
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Politically Correct? Moi? ... (Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 05/17/21 2:56 pm) Oh my goodness, my dear friend Enrique Torner is accusing me of being politically correct! John, Enrique, you can call me anything you want, but please not politically correct.  This is ter ...
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Scylla? Or Charybdis? You Decide ... (David Duggan, USA, 05/11/21 3:53 am) As for Scylla and Charybdis, I believe John E inverted the metaphors. Charybdis was the whirlpool which risked destroying the entire craft and crew; Scylla was the 6-headed monster (an anthropom ...
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