Re: EU or OU-topia?

From: Wayne Leman (
Date: Wed Mar 08 2000 - 10:20:01 EST

<x-charset iso-8859-1>David, according to my AHED online dictionary, "utopia" comes from OU "not"
+ TOPOS "place', so what you read was right. The reason for the negative
prefix is that Utopia was so far beyond the ideal that it was an imaginary
place (a place that didn't exist). In English the word has picked up some
positive connotations, so you now have the send of "good" in there, wanting
the prefix to be EU instead of OU.

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