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    Quote Originally Posted by Starcrash View Post
    I like douche waffle as well. I invented that one (I think).

    I did not come up with douche lord.
    Who is the master of the douche-lords? What would the title for that position be? Supreme Douchemeister of the Third Imperium?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vulcan View Post
    Who is the master of the douche-lords? What would the title for that position be? Supreme Douchemeister of the Third Imperium?
    King Joffrey. I would have thought that glaringly obvious.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BadOctopus View Post
    King Joffrey. I would have thought that glaringly obvious.
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    That made me think of latin words for rat and mouse


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    What's the etymology of the word etymology?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Starcrash View Post
    That made me think of latin words for rat and mouse


    Mus Maximus; Mus Minimus

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    What's the etymology of the word etymology?

    Are you sure? I thought mouse was mus or mus musculus in the case of the housemouse and rat is rattus.

    And I just looked up etymology: "The word etymology is derived from the Greek word ἐτυμολογία, etymologia, itself from ἔτυμον, etymon, meaning "true sense" and the suffix -logia, denoting "the study of""
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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Herring View Post
    Are you sure? I thought mouse was mus or mus musculus in the case of the housemouse and rat is rattus.

    And I just looked up etymology: "The word etymology is derived from the Greek word ἐτυμολογία, etymologia, itself from ἔτυμον, etymon, meaning "true sense" and the suffix -logia, denoting "the study of""
    I stand corrected. It is possible different terms were in use at different times or different regions of the republic/empire

    But the general essence of it is that there was little distinction between mice and rats. The rough translations would be small mouse and big mouse.
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    Further research shows 'rattus' originated from vulgar (common) latin. However, 'mus' may have been used as a generic blanket label for both species.

    Again, I think it might depend on era and location.
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    Sounds plausible. The Spanish terms rata and ratón are weird though because -ón is usually augmentative and so a mouse would be a "big rat". Am I missing something?
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