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Gymnologise (-ize) [jim-noh-loh-jyze]
adjective

Definition
To dispute or argue naked. Literally.

Etymology
From Latin, gymnologizare, from a Greek term (the Greek itself doesn't translate to LJ) naked + speech. I'm assuming gym is the naked part, and logos is the speech part!

Usage
It's often that I'll argue a point, though rarely naked - however if those damn door-bashing religious folk come knocking on my doorstep early on a Saturday or Sunday again, I'll be gymnologising the hell out of them, I swear!


Now, I love Greek loanwords, but it's frustrating having the OED which uses symbols that aren't used by most browsers, it seems - does anyone know, short of taking screenshots and editing them, a way to present Greek letters in LJ? Or some other workaround?
Tags: adjective, g, greek, latin, wordsmith: nerdfury
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