Friday, 18 September 2009

Just incidentally

With regard to the post below...although I think the battle is lost and dictionaries have given in
Pedo-philia it seems to me is not interchangeable with Paedo-philia. in paediatric is to do with a child (from the with kimono all words can ultimately be reduced to their origin in Greek) whereas in pedicure and pedal is to do with the foot (from the Latin), but the American tendency of the 19th century to 'simplify' everything ... eg defence, defense, practice and practise merely adds to the confusion.
By my reckoning I always think that pedophilia is love of feet!

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