[DWJ] Topia (OT)

Kathleen Jennings kathleen.jennings at gmail.com
Sun Jul 5 23:48:01 EDT 2009


"Place" - Eutopia is a good place (as eulogy is good words,
eucatastrophe a happy accident).

Same origin as eg topographic maps.

K.

On Mon, Jul 6, 2009 at 1:06 PM, Sally Odgers<sodgers at iinet.net.au> wrote:
> I appeal to the learned minds on this list. What does the suffix "topia"
> mean? It keeps cropping up in made-up names. Fairytopia, Dinotopia etc. I
> suspect it belong to a specific word and has been borrowed without regard to
> linguistic sense, somewhat as "holic" gets tagged on to words where it has
> no business. It obviously ought to be "ic" only.
>
>
>
> Alcohol-ic
>
> Chocolate-ic
>
> Work-ic
>
>
>
> But topia..
>
>
>
> Sally O
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