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.

Other:

SNOOT score: 1
 
Page: 385

Source: Oxford English Dictionary   


2 comments:

  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

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  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 :))

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