Frank & Ernest by Thaves

Frank & Ernest

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  1. RadarRecon

    RadarRecon GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Nine years as a medical transcriptionist and I never did figure out why a pediatrician is a children’s doctor and not a foot doctor.

  2. mischugenah

    mischugenah said, almost 3 years ago

    @RadarRecon

    Two different root languages. ‘Pedi’ in ‘Pedicure’ stems from the Latin ‘pes’ (foot), while in ‘Pediatrician’ it stems from the Greek ‘paid’ (child).

  3. RadarRecon

    RadarRecon GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    In a thousand years, archeologists will wonder what language was spoken in America. Even “archeologist” is Greek. And if they dig up military records, they’ll swear we spoke French.

  4. dsom8

    dsom8 said, almost 3 years ago

    @RadarRecon

    The collected wisdom of the ages.

    Or not.

  5. NoCents

    NoCents said, almost 3 years ago

    I’m still trying to finger out why veterinarians don’t eat meet. Seems hippo-critical.

  6. Strod

    Strod said, almost 3 years ago

    @mischugenah

    Very well explained. Thank you.

  7. lightenup

    lightenup said, almost 3 years ago

    Some children need a foot in their rear… what is that called?

  8. bmonk

    bmonk said, almost 3 years ago

    @RadarRecon

    “The problem with defending the purity of the English language is that English is about as pure as a cribhouse whore. We don’t just borrow words; on occasion, English has pursued other languages down alleyways to beat them unconscious and rifle their pockets for new vocabulary.”

    —James D. Nicoll

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