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May. 8th, 2015 11:30 am
kirisutogomen: (lifeboat)
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The WoUtNW is amanuensis. For those of us who went to MIT instead of Harvard, the Wikipedia article: amanuensis.

I was just cc'ed on an e-mail in which someone used amanuensis quite naturally, in the sense referred to by
It is also used in a specific sense in some academic contexts, for instance when an injured or disabled person is helped by an amanuensis at a written examination.

Date: 2015-05-08 05:24 pm (UTC)
dpolicar: (Default)
From: [personal profile] dpolicar
I learned the word from a movie review of a movie I've forgotten with a character who was an amanuensis. The review kept using the word without explanation, so eventually I looked it up.

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