Trolling for languages

Benjamin P. Carter bpc at netcom.com
Sun Jul 5 16:30:33 EST 1998


>Dr. F. Frank LeFever "flefever at ix.netcom.com" commented:
>   
>> Just to steer this OUTRAGEOUSLY OFF-TOPIC thread back a bit closer to
>> neuroscience: a smattering of Greek and Latin makes neuroanatomical
>> terms into something more than arbitrary "nonsense words" or "codes"
>> and thereby easier to remember.

and mentifex at scn.org (Mentifex) followed up with:

>  ...and makes many disciplines diaphanous to the inspecting eye
>  of a strong intellect schooled in Latin and Greek ...

Yep.  The medical priesthood tried to keep hoi polloi in the dark by
changing "adrenaline" to "epinephrine", but any classical scholar can
see right through this transparently obvious ploy.  ;)

-- 
    Ben Carter 



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