Nikolai Weibull wrote:
> Ilias Lazaridis, May 8:
>
> [blah]
>
> What does this have to do with etymology?  I don't think you know what
> the word "etymology" means.  Please refrain from using terms
> incorrectly in the future.  Thanks,
>        nikolai


Mmm... chewy etyms

singleton - an unmarried unattached person - circa 1930's
singleton also refers to a single card of a suit in one's dealt hand in 
whist - 1876
single - Old French - sengle "one, separate" - 1300's
Latin singulus "one individual, separate"
Latin diminutive of sim- (stem of simplus) - "simple"
related to simpleton - which brings us full circle and back to Ilias 
Lazardis - 2005

;-)

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J Lambert