Category Archives: Latin language

A Menu of Victims

“Acaricide is good,” Beetlebaum said, mashing the side of one fork prong into his cheesecake, “but ticks and mites aren’t the only pests we eliminate. What else you got?” My tongue grazed a spoon of spumoni. “There’s culicicide or culicide, ‘an … Continue reading

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All Tied Up in Etymology

The day was heating up. Or was it just me? I would be meeting Bugsy “Murder is My Business” Beetlebaum in a few hours. But I wasn’t sweating it. I just had to tie up a few loose ends, etymologically. … Continue reading

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