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Post by DSKlausler » Mon Apr 17, 2017 7:02 am

That is the correct spelling, as far as I know... in the title - specifically.

I have no verification of this but, I have read somewhere that it is the backward spelling of "Aphrodite." Maybe I missed that in the book.

So, is the somewhat common error, switching the the last three letters to "pha", just one of those brain/vision things - or simply easier to pronounce?
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Re: Etidorhpa

Post by Djchrismac » Wed Apr 19, 2017 2:42 pm

DSKlausler wrote:
Mon Apr 17, 2017 7:02 am
I have no verification of this but, I have read somewhere that it is the backward spelling of "Aphrodite." Maybe I missed that in the book.
This is correct, it is Aphrodite backwards. If I recall correctly, the book doesn't specifically state this but Aphrodite is in it and the reader is left to make the connection themselves. Another subtle Reciprocal System reference, where things are backwards from we are taught.
DSKlausler wrote:
Mon Apr 17, 2017 7:02 am
So, is the somewhat common error, switching the the last three letters to "pha", just one of those brain/vision things - or simply easier to pronounce?
Yes, Berenstein Bears or Bernestain Bears? The brain is often fooled and likes to find easy patterns. I also started calling it Etidorpha until I realised my mistake and took more time to properly view the spelling. Haste causes errors, said the Taurean...

Memory is also a funny old thing, i've had words I thought were spelled or pronounced a certain way since I was a child come to light when I got older and force me to re-learn how to say or spell it properly, much to the annoyance of my brain which had already done the work, or so it thought!

A good example of this is the whole "Mandela effect" which has been discussed previously.

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Re: Etidorhpa

Post by DSKlausler » Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:09 am

Djchrismac wrote:
Wed Apr 19, 2017 2:42 pm
This is correct, it is Aphrodite backwards. If I recall correctly, the book doesn't specifically state this but Aphrodite is in it and the reader is left to make the connection themselves.
Hmmmm.

This coming from the "REVIEWS OF ETIDORHPA" section:

His book is charmingly written, some of its passages being really eloquent; as, for instance, the apostrophe to Aphrodite—whose name is reversed to make the title of the story.


Attributed to "John Clark Ridpath, LL.D."
Djchrismac wrote:
Wed Apr 19, 2017 2:42 pm
Another subtle Reciprocal System reference, where things are backwards from we are taught.
Agreed.
Anything is possible with the proper training.

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