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Grand Panjandrum
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Postby Slava » Wed May 01, 2013 4:08 pm

I just stumbled upon this one and thought it a great one for the Agora. It's not all that fascinating etymologically, but it's fun for what it means.

We have active posters on both sides of the "pond", and this one applies to all.

When I and my ilk write, we are using cisatlantic English. When you lot write (yes, I admit and accept that it can be used that way :oops: ), you, too, are using cisatlantic English.

It means on this side of the Atlantic from the speaker's, writer's, or user's point of view.
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Re: Cisatlantic

Postby gailr » Wed May 01, 2013 8:23 pm

Etymoline shows cis- as the opposite prefix of trans-. Good find, Slava!

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Re: Cisatlantic

Postby William Hupy » Mon May 06, 2013 3:26 pm

Oh, as in Cisalpine Italy!
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