5/12/2008

05-12-08 - 3

"urbane" is not the same as "urban", though they are somewhat related. Urbane should only be used to refer to people, and is describing their manners and way of comporting themselves in polite society. Urbane originally comes from meaning "appropriate for a city" I suppose as contrast to the majority of the population that was rural back then, but now it means sophisticated, polite, educated, etc.

"pederast" is not the same as "pedophile", though they are somewhat related. Pederast is more specific, and refers to someone who has anal intercourse with young boys. It's sometimes specified that it's against the boys will or with them as passive partners, ergo they are being raped, but I don't believe that really needs to be explicitly indicated, it can be assumed.

Also, what's the word for someone who likes walking (going places by foot)? I'm pretty sure it's "pedephile" (?) , which makes me a huge pedephile. Not to be confused with someone with a foot fetish, which is a "podophile".

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