Sunday, 15 July 2012

Entry: sympatico (adj.)

In context: "'So we're sympatico on the gradual and subtle but inexorable disarmament and dissolute of NATO as a system of mutual-defense agreements.'"

Definition: Did Wallace mean simpatico? Sympatico isn't found in the OED, though it is listed as an acceptable variant spelling in Scrabble.


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Page: 385

Source: Oxford English Dictionary   


  1. Bell Internet, originally and frequently still called Sympatico, is the residential Internet service provider (ISP) division of Bell Canada. As of May 3, 2012, Bell Internet has over 3 million subscribers in Ontario and Quebec, making it the largest ISP in Canada. ---- Wikipedia

    Perhaps Canuckophile JFW transliterated here

  2. Maybe. I'm still going to go with sympatico as a variant spelling from another, non-OED dictionary, but your suggestion is interesting. (Also: I remember Sympatico the ISP :))