Andrey (azangru) wrote,

Don’t know why it hasn’t occurred to me before — but if the word vasectomy means cutting (or tying, etc.) of the vas deferens (gosh, they are almost nowhere in the English texts called by their proper Latin plural, vasa deferentia), doesn’t it make this word a misnomer, since the suffix -ectomy means surgical removal of something? Wasn't is supposed to be vasotomy?

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    A beautiful cartoon on the front page of The Week:

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    The war on repetitions:

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