Thursday, January 29, 2009

hoi polloi

Some people have asked why hoi polli for a screen name. I read So Yesterday by Scott Westerfeld and fell in love with usage in the book. Therefore, I have takin to using as my screen name. Here is why....


Hoi polloi is a borrowing of the Greek phrase hoi polloi, consisting of hoi, meaning “the” and used before a plural, and polloi, the plural of polus, “many.” In Greek hoi polloi had a special sense, “the greater number, the people, the commonalty, the masses.”

I just love it. And what a wonderful group of people we are.

Thank you Mr. Westerfeld

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