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Source of languages
« on: May 15, 2016, 11:26:02 am »

 
2500 years ago a slave call girl from Sardinia named Gedophamee (pronounced Get-offa'-me) was attending a great athletic festival in Greece. This festival had no name. In those days the athletes performed naked (believe it or not).
 
To prevent unwanted arousal while competing, the men imbibed freely on drink containing saltpeter before and throughout the variety of events.
 
At the opening ceremonial parade, Gedophamee observed the first wave of naked athletic males marching toward her and she exclaimed: "Oh! Limp pricks!"
 
Over the next two and a half millennia that expression morphed into "Olympics".
 
Just thought I'd share this new found knowledge with you.
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Re: Source of languages
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2016, 01:11:08 pm »

I love the etymology of words.

Thanks for that insight Russ, we are all much richer for it :)
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Re: Source of languages
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2016, 05:22:00 pm »

Knowledge is power Rob!
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Re: Source of languages
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2016, 07:23:13 pm »

I think it is a reality check how Ancient Greek goes a long way to describe a lot of modern mans traits
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