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You say isolato, I say isolato.

You say isolato, I say isolato.

I suppose that pun doesn’t work in text format, but get the gist I think you did.


This all refers to an idea I’ve had for occasional posts; ‘etynoms’.

‘Etynom’ is a play on ‘etymon’, which is the root of ‘etymology’. I like etymology, see. Specifically, an etymon is an earlier or root form of another word- the kind you look for while researching etymology. The greek means something like ‘the true sense’. For example: ‘equine’ is an etymon of ‘equestrian’.

It’s fun! Especially when you change it to ‘etynom’ and pop a picture of a cat into the mix.