June 21, 2004

MY DINNER WITH DEIPNOS:

Word of the Day (Doctor Dictionary, Monday June 21, 2004)

deipnosophist \dyp-NOS-uh-fist\, noun:

Someone who is skilled in table talk. [...]

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."

Posted by Orrin Judd at June 21, 2004 8:11 AM
Comments

Nice. This blog sometimes seems like the referenced WOTD - the readers and Brothers teach me something every time I read it!

Posted by: Bruce Cleaver at June 21, 2004 10:15 AM

Now I understand why you post all those recipes along with the intellectual stuff.

Posted by: Peter B at June 21, 2004 10:23 AM

Reminds me of one of the all-time great gags on the Simpsons, in a scene set in a videogame parlor. Long lines of kids are waiting to play each one, except one that a kid (Martin?) is playing, with no line behind him. It's the My Dinner with Andre video game. On its screen is two guys sitting at a table, and the joystick has three positions: Bon Mot, Trenchant Insight, and Tell Me More.

Posted by: PapayaSF at June 21, 2004 12:46 PM
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