Appendix talk:Orphaned words
Interestingly enough the three words listed all do in fact 'exist', kempt having well documented citations from the 11th century to the present day; styrene is the perfectly respectable chemical C6H5·CH:CH2 ; bue I grant is a bit of a stretch as it is an obsolete form of other words. — DavidL 13:40, 16 Sep 2004
Why is this page here as an Appendix - it looks like a perfectly normal Entry for "Orphaned" and "Orphaned Words" ??--Richardb 11:08, 21 Nov 2004 (UTC)
Ruthful? Wieldy? 
What, exactly, is one without if one is ruthless? Is this another orphaned word? Is the opposite of 'unwieldy' still in use? If so, it's certainly not as common as its antonym. --Dvortygirl 06:32, 8 Apr 2005 (UTC)
"Stroy" is not an obsolete word from which "destroy" was formed, which once meant "create", with "destroy" as its opposite. "Stroy" is an obsolete word which was formed from "destroy" and meant exactly the same thing.
"Destroy" was taken from Latin "destruere"; while Latin did have "struere", meaning "construct", English never adopted that word.
So "stroy" doesn't really belong here at all.
Whelm threatened to overwhelm the list 
- Yes, grade and progression both come from Latin gradī: progression < Old French < Latin progressionem (acc. of progressio, a going forward) < progressus (past participle of progredī, to go forward) < pro- (forward) + gradī (to step) < gradus (a step) < Proto-Indo-European *ghredh-.
- grade < French < Latin gradus (a step) < Proto-Indo-European *ghredh-. —Stephen 17:56, 8 March 2006 (UTC)