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Thank you! And odd requests are totally okay by me—t’s just that I don’t think you’re asking quite the right question. In the word “misanthrope”, the root isn’t -thrope. It’s -anthrope, meaning ‘human’. A misanthrope is someone who doesn’t like people.
So “thanatothrope” isn’t actually a word, since -thrope doesn’t mean anything. I’m actually kinda curious to where you heard that from and what you thought it meant. I know thanatos means
sea I LIED—it means “death”. (thank you, other anon) But I can’t find any word that’s similar to that at all.
If you’re looking for other -anthropes, there’s lycanthrope, which is a werewolf. A therianthrope is a shapeshifter. Philanthropy is loving others by helping them, especially monetarily (but one who does this is called a philanthropist).
edit I got your other ask, I just can’t find it in my box. I found you a few more -anthropes, though half of them are related to shapeshifting. An ailuranthrope is a werecat; an arctanthrope, a werebear. An exanthrope is a cause of a disease that is external rather than from inside the body. Synanthropes are animal species that live near and benefit from humans—things like pigeons and rats and not things like cows or dogs. That’s about it, actually, unless you want to get all the werecreatures.
So I figured today would be a good time to announce that OTHERWORDLY IS GOING TO BE PUBLISHED BY CHRONICLE BOOKS!
asdf;lkj you guys I’m so thrilled. Think about it—soon you’ll be able to have a book full of strange and lovely words with you wherever you go! (I’ve even got a word for that: vade mecum, a favorite book carried everywhere. I’m sorry, I couldn’t resist.)
And really, it’s been a great year all around. Otherwordly’s posted 473 words so far (the first was “saudade”) and the blog reached 50,000 followers just last week. So THANK YOU to each and every one of you wonderful word-lovers, and a million thank-yous to my agent John Cusick.
"Red-letter day"? Sorry, I got nothin’. But on a related note, qualtagh means “the first person you meet on a special day”!
(alittlebirdysays: “吉日 (kichijitsu) means ‘lucky day’ or ‘special day’ [in Japanese]!”)
so you should totally check back here then to find out why it’s special!
pronunciation | "smUl-tron-‘stel-e
pronunciation | 'for-froi-duh
pronunciation | puss-zi-pot-yosh (puss like cat, not pus)
pronunciation | fU-bU-tsU-shE (foo-boo-tsoo-shee)
kanji | 風物詩
And mine was a genuine answer! Sure, I tried to be funny at first, but then I said “here is my actual advice” and then gave actual advice. If you didn’t focus on being embarrassed (and there is… very minimal embarrassment because you are on anon), I think you’d see that I was really trying to be helpful and as polite as I could.
The literal answer to your question is: tell them how you feel, and if they don’t feel the same way, you have to respect that. I hate the term friendzone, with all its nasty connotations of entitlement, but I didn’t hate on you for using it. Sorry to see you go.