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Date: Tue, 04 Mar 2003 22:55:14 +1100
From: Che Monro 
Subject: Re: (urth) Villus

At 11:14 AM 4/03/03 +0000, you wrote:
>In a rhetorical mood, Crush ruminates...
> >>Still, it does show that ambivalent names
> >>should be taken seriously. Consequently,
> >>I don't know what to do with the ambivalent
> >>name "Villus." It's so obscure, the
> >>ambiguity must be intentional, but what does
> >>it mean??
>Nigel, who, somewhat disturbingly, keeps a Latin dictionary by his side at
>all times, responds in a manner that is intended to be helpful, but which=
>probably intensely irritating...
>"Villus" is a Latin word (2nd declension, masculine) meaning "shaggy hair".
>It is related etymologically to "pilus", the Latin word for "a single=
>Nigel (who wishes he still had shaggy hair these days)

Che looks on with interest and gives Nigel a puppy dog look. "As a puppy I=
devoured Shakespeare in a tasty leather binding."


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