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It is day 4 of the 2012 A-to-Z Challenge and things are still going strong!  Happy Birthday shout out to my friend S!  

Today we have a wonderful word: 
 
Deipnosophist 
Deip*nos”o*phist
Noun – One who is gifted at dinner conversation.

How’s that for a mouthful? Imagine sitting at the dinner table eating your meal and discussing the origin of the word deipnosophist without choking on your food!  There is an ancient Greek tome published in fifteen volumes called The Deipnosophists from back in the day, which it seems has also been translated to be called The Gastronomers, lol.  Either or… fabulous words, both.  The books are considered a rare glimpse into the culture of the day, as the author lived in the 3rd century AD. 

My 2011 post: D for Deliberation and Development

Today’s Photo #photoadayapril “someone who makes you happy”

That was an easy one… <3

About the Author Corinne

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  1. Ah, I’m sure it is a word a Deipnosophist never uses at the dinner table :)

    –Damyanti, Co-host A to Z Challenge April 2012

    Twitter: @AprilA2Z
    #atozchallenge

  2. LOL I have to admit, I am amused they have a term for being gifted a dinner conversation. Guess it makes a bit of sense if at one point that was something considered important. Now, we just eat in front of the tv. ^^;; Great word, Corinne!

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