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Postby Slava » Sat May 29, 2010 6:29 pm

Well, we might say that BP has reached a nadir in public relations, mightn't we?

Nadir is quite literally the opposite of zenith, another word we haven't really done here. Perhaps we can have a two-fer?

Nadir is from Arabic, as is zenith, and means "opposite to the zenith." Fancy that.
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Postby sardith » Wed May 25, 2011 11:39 pm

I just heard this word during a speech of the Prime Minister of Israel, and had to look it up.

I agree with Slava. Let's have a two-fer and do nadir and zenith, why not?

Not sure it's ever been done, Doc. :wink:

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