Monday, September 08, 2008


Paralympics: "para" being Greek for "beside"; "lympics" being a derivative of most of the name of Mount Olympus. So does that mean that paralympians are always beside Mt Olympus? No?

Metropolis: "metro" being Greek for "mother"; "polis" being Greek for "city." The metro/mother connection makes the term "metrosexual" take on new, clarified meaning for me: men who are trying to be like their mothers. . .

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