THE SYMBIOTIC CARBON CYCLE
PLETHORA ~ Plenty or excess (18th C)
ORIGIN ~ Greek ~ plethora = full
QUANTUM LEAP ~ A move forwards
ORIGIN ~ Scientific 1900 ~ small amount of Energy
In JARGON it refers to a LARGE change not a SMALL one !
RIBALD ~ Irreverent or licentious remark (16th C)
ORIGIN ~ French ~ Ribauld = Licentious pleasures !
SYMBIOSIS ~ Working together
ORIGIN ~ Scientific ! In nature the FLORA take in CO2 and
give out OXYGEN and work SYMBIOTICALLY with the FAUNA
which inhale OXYGEN and exhale CO2 ! Prior to the Industrial
Revolution this maintained Atmospheric CO2 @ 250 ppm !
Please tell Mister TRUMP it is now 500 ppm and rising !
TANTAMOUNT ~ Equivalent to ~ or commensurate with
ORIGIN ~ Tantomontare = To amount to as much !
Thanks for visiting ~ comments welcome ~ Love BRIAN XOX
I have included some scientific terms like INHALE & EXHALE (breathing in and out) which are similar but opposites. Scientists do have at least 1000 extra words in their vocabulary which is useful in both SCRABBLE (words like XYLENE) and POETRY (words like ARBOREAL etc). ISOTOPE is a common word ~ but it is derived from the Greek ISO = same and TOPOS = place. It is used to describe two(or more) forms of the same ELEMENT (such as CARBON) C12 C13 & C14 which occupy the SAME PLACE (No.6) in the Periodic Table. It dates from the 193O\'s when the NEUTRON was discovered ! So now you know ! In the past ALL Scientists were Greek & Latin Scholars ~ consequently they used those languages to describe new scientific phenomena. Some (like MARIE CURIE) were more down to Earth and she coined the word RADIOACIVITY to explain the phenomena of (radioactive) elements like URANIUM producing ALPHA ~ BETA ~ GAMMA Radiation ! Thanks for reading ~ comments WELCOME ~ BRIAN