I have only recently come to the on-line newspaper called The Huffington Post, From October 25, comes the following sad story. Of the 7,000 languages spoken in the world, 2,400 are considered endangered. One of those at risk of dying out is Ayapaneco, spoken in Mexico. The two remaining speakers, apparently, refuse to talk to one another.
Deipnosophist is a new word for me. It describes something close to my heart. According to the Oxford English Dictionary it means master of the art of dining. An interesting distinction: Chambers Dictionary defines it as a master of the art of dinner table conversation. Can you separate the food from the talk? I suspect that the ancient Greeks paid little attention to the grub. Nowadays ...?