WORD OF THE DAY
for Thursday, November 22, 2007
deipnosophist \dyp-NOS-uh-fist\, noun:
Someone who is skilled in table talk.
At the age of six his future as a deipnosophist seemed certain. Guzzling filched apples he loved to prattle. Hogging the pie he invariably piped up and rattled on.
-- Ellis Sharp, "The Bloating of Nellcock"
Deipnosophist comes from the title of a work written by the Greek Athenaeus in about 228 AD, Deipnosophistai, in which a number of wise men sit at a dinner table and discuss a wide range of topics. It is derived from deipnon, "dinner" + sophistas, "a clever or wise man."
food and fashion insert. Deeply appreciated it caused a frisson of excitement amongst my friends.
Kudos also to the immaculate and detail oriented Duncan Markham, Writer, Editor and blogger of Syrup and Tang.
Thank you Ed for being my Blogging mentor, your ability to balance your roles in the traditional and social media with great dexterity
are an inspiration.