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Re: [ox-en] It is time to talk about free software

On Fri, 18 Oct 2002, Nadav Har'El wrote:

But I consider this word a strange invention. After all, the "u" in utopia
comes from the greek word "ou", meaning "no". So negating it by changing
the "u" to "dys" is a little strange :)

I always thought the 'u' in 'utopia' was intended to be ambiguous - either
'ou' (no) or 'eu' (good), so the 'dys' would be a half-opposite. It's a
shame that dystopias  exist, where utopias don't, so that would make them
an opposite in both senses...

Shall we change this list to list-etymology-and-spelling :-)




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