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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

des + comforter

page by page... i just completed the next series of pages for the upcoming (dis)comfort issue of blueprintreview, and sent out preview mails. just some more days now, then the issue should be complete.

while working on the issue, i also browsed the etymology of comfort and discomfort. here the definitions, as a first (dis)comfort touch:

Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French cunforter, comforter, from Late Latin confortare to strengthen greatly, from Latin com- + fortis strong
Date: 13th century
1 to give strength and hope to (cheer)
2 to ease the grief or trouble of (console)

Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French descomforter, from des-+ comforter (dis- comfort)
Date: 14th century
1 archaic: dismay
2 to make uncomfortable or uneasy

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