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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Mon Oct 15, 2012 2:26 pm

E. Pericoloso Sporgersi wrote:this time surreptitiously ogled and assessed by several young ladies. And one other young man.


Spifflily stated, sir. :clap:
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Tue Oct 16, 2012 8:44 am

cervine

Pronunciation: /ˈsərˌvīn, -vin/

adjective
of or relating to deer; deerlike.

Origin:
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Kid gloves, not so much.
Fringed deerskin shirts for the mountain men and guys like Daniel Boone, yes. Those were cervine products.

Fellows, I am not sure you should refer to your wife as "cervus" when you say "Yes, Dear!"
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby E Pericoloso Sporgersi » Tue Oct 16, 2012 11:42 am

Algot Runeman wrote:cervine

I don't think I shall bother to remember this WotD. It's much too similar to a word that has a totally different meaning, but that I hold very dear.
I don't want any confusion when asking for a cerveza to drink or a deer stew with beer for dinner (ragoût de cerf à la bière).

Would you order cervine stew with cervoise?

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby voralfred » Tue Oct 16, 2012 1:53 pm

If I were on top of the Matterhorn, I'd certainly ask for deer stew with beer.
And a mere 5% for the waiter who, not being a seer, is no peer to me. Hear, hear !

Mais au sommet du Cervin "Garçon, un ragoût de cerviné à la cervoise ! "
Et 10% pour le service.


E Pericoloso Sporgersi wrote: (...)
I don't think I shall bother to remember this WotD. It's much too similar to a word that has a totally different meaning, but that I hold very dear.
(...)


Oh, deer !
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Wed Oct 17, 2012 7:46 am

hikikomori

Pronunciation: /hiˌkēkəˈmôri/

noun (plural )
(in Japan) the abnormal avoidance of social contact, typically by adolescent males.
a person who avoids social contact.

Origin:
Japanese, literally 'staying indoors, (social) withdrawal'

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Does keeping up with those I've never met except through the Internet mean I suffer from hikikomori?
Of course, I make those contacts while indoors at home.
On the other hand, I'm not an adolescent, though I am male.
Bah. All this introspection is too tiring. I'll just stop and read a book now.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby voralfred » Wed Oct 17, 2012 8:10 am

Algot Runeman wrote:(...)

Does keeping up with those I've never met except through the Internet mean I suffer from hikikomori?
Of course, I make those contacts while indoors at home.
On the other hand, I'm not an adolescent, though I am male.
Bah. All this introspection is too tiring. I'll just stop and read a book now.


An e-book, a pure abstraction that would make you hikikomori ? Or a real, physical, paper, book that weighs in your hand and with which whom you can have a social, real, affective contact like the rest of us ?
Who needs more social contact than a well-furnished library ?
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby E Pericoloso Sporgersi » Wed Oct 17, 2012 10:40 am

Algot Runeman wrote:hikikomori

I thought ikomori is a necessary sushi ingredient.

One day in an Asian food shop, I asked the lovely Japanese girl to help me find all the purchases I needed. Well, yes, I always tend to monopolize pretty saleswomen for as long as possible. :oops:

But when I asked for a packet of ikomori, I had a sudden attack of hiccups at the worst possible moment. I asked, "Do you have hikikomori?".

She barely managed to hide her giggle and smile behind graceful fingers. To this day I don't know whether she laughed because of my hiccups or my ikomori.

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby voralfred » Wed Oct 17, 2012 7:45 pm

E Pericoloso Sporgersi wrote:
Algot Runeman wrote:hikikomori

I thought ikomori is a necessary sushi ingredient.

One day in an Asian food shop, I asked the lovely Japanese girl to help me find all the purchases I needed. Well, yes, I always tend to monopolize pretty saleswomen for as long as possible. :oops:

But when I asked for a packet of ikomori, I had a sudden attack of hiccups at the worst possible moment. I asked, "Do you have hikikomori?".

She barely managed to hide her giggle and smile behind graceful fingers. To this day I don't know whether she laughed because of my hiccups or my ikomori.

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Shoudn't this undeniably lovely and graceful saleswoman be in school instead of working in an Asian food shop helping lecherous old geezers? This shop should be inspected by the International Labour Organization to check for underage employment.
BTW : what is ikomori supposed to be? I thought maybe you hiccuped twice, but I could not find a sushi ingredient called omori either.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby E Pericoloso Sporgersi » Thu Oct 18, 2012 12:58 am

voralfred wrote:
E Pericoloso Sporgersi wrote:
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Shoudn't this undeniably lovely and graceful saleswoman be in school instead of working in an Asian food shop helping lecherous old geezers? This shop should be inspected by the International Labour Organization to check for underage employment.
BTW : what is ikomori supposed to be? I thought maybe you hiccuped twice, but I could not find a sushi ingredient called omori either.

I wanted an image of an adult Asian girl biting her knuckles to emphasise the "suppressing laughter". But the little girl with this particular gesture was the only one I found in Google Images.

As for the sushi ingredient, I've found that I had completely misunderstood when, long ago, a chinese shopkeeper tried to explain the recipe (he had hiccups). I know now that I should have been asking for nori. :lol:
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Thu Oct 18, 2012 7:45 am

dissonance

Pronunciation: /ˈdisənəns/

noun
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lack of harmony among musical notes: an unusual degree of dissonance for such choral styles the harsh dissonances give a sound that is quite untypical of the Renaissance
a tension or clash resulting from the combination of two disharmonious or unsuitable elements: dissonance between campaign rhetoric and personal behavior

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late Middle English: from Old French, from late Latin dissonantia, from Latin dissonant- 'not agreeing in sound', from the verb dissonare

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There was a moan from Aunt Benita. Her spotlessly clean kitchen was being overrun by a colony of ants.

Uncle Benny said, "Don' worry, Honey. I got some stuff dat do de trick. Just put some of dis on ants and dey go away to die."

Benita didn't heed the advice of her good-hearted husband. She felt a dissonance at the thought of using a poison around the spotless kitchen counters where she would make their supper. She stirred the marinara as she thought through some other options.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby E Pericoloso Sporgersi » Thu Oct 18, 2012 9:01 am

Algot Runeman wrote:dissonance

There's no need to twist the knife in the wound.
I do realise that hiccups are a dissonance in these edifying WotD discussions. Image
I assure you that I commit these faux pas involuntarily and without any malice.
And even though I mean no disrespect, I still beg your forgiveness.

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Fri Oct 19, 2012 7:42 am

appestat

Pronunciation: /ˈapəˌstat/

noun
Physiology
the region of the hypothalamus of the brain that is believed to control a person’s appetite for food.

Origin:
1950s: from appetite, probably on the pattern of thermostat

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby voralfred » Fri Oct 19, 2012 8:31 am

Too many people have turned up appestat, alas. But some, either to compensate this, or for reasons of they own, become addicted to an activity which goes in the opposite direction, and though healthy in moderate amount can become dangerous in case of excessively high setting of their exercistat.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Sat Oct 20, 2012 8:54 am

autodidact

Pronunciation: /ˌôtōˈdīˌdakt/

noun
a self-taught person.

Derivatives
autodidactic
Pronunciation: /-ˌdīˈdaktik/ adjective

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mid 18th century: from Greek autodidaktos 'self-taught', from autos 'self' + didaskein 'teach'

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[Yes, the auto pun is intended...]
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Sun Oct 21, 2012 3:46 pm

bindi

Pronunciation: /ˈbindē/

noun
a decorative mark worn in the middle of the forehead by Indian women.

Origin:
from Hindi bindī

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Mohana listened to the others. She didn't understand very much of the animated conversation, but loved being part of the group of "women", all with bindi on their foreheads. She felt at home.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Mon Oct 22, 2012 10:25 am

louche

Pronunciation: /lo͞oSH/

adjective
disreputable or sordid in a rakish or appealing way: the louche world of the theater

Derivatives
loucheness
noun

Origin:
early 19th century: from French, literally 'squinting'

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Rock stars epitomize loucheness, and have done so from the very beginning. Parents found Elvis sordid, for sure. Their teenagers definitely found him appealing.

[Though I don't know either the group or the performer, the middle person is the rock star, Jared Louche of the Chemlab rock group. He's clearly trying to live up to his name.]
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby E Pericoloso Sporgersi » Mon Oct 22, 2012 12:12 pm

Algot Runeman wrote:louche

Though I do like about 50 % of all R&R and R&B music, I've never liked to actually see the pop stars, louche or not.

But I've always had a predilection, not to say addiction, to a generous louche of Potage Saint Germain, Tomato Soup with Meatballs and Soupe à l'Oignon Gratinée.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Mon Oct 22, 2012 2:55 pm

E.P.S. wrote: addiction, to a generous louche of Potage Saint Germain, Tomato Soup with Meatballs and Soupe à l'Oignon Gratinée.


Do you intend to suggest, sir, that your three course dinner would consist of three servings of soup? Perhaps you needed to squint at the menu excessively and thought you'd ordered a standard sequence of courses; a soup, an entré and a dessert?

Soupe à l'Oignon Gratinée is often first on my order, though a fish chowder is frequently worth the time. I have tried neither the Potage Saint Germain nor the Tomato Soup with Meatballs. Tomato soup without the meatballs, but made as cream of tomato has been in my diet since I was a very young boy. Yum!

Soup has been a joyful, satisfying habit for so long, perhaps I should consider your three course dinner suggestion, after all. :banana:
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby E Pericoloso Sporgersi » Tue Oct 23, 2012 9:45 am

Algot Runeman wrote:
E.P.S. wrote: addiction, to a generous louche of Potage Saint Germain, Tomato Soup with Meatballs and Soupe à l'Oignon Gratinée.
... Soup has been a joyful, satisfying habit for so long, perhaps I should consider your three course dinner suggestion, after all. :banana:

Make that seven because I forgot four very delicious soups: Leak Leek & Potato Soup with black pepper, Minestrone with grated Parmigiano and last but not least the Lady and Lord of the Mediterranean, French Bouillabaisse and Spanish Zarzuela (called Opera in Barcelona).
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Tue Oct 23, 2012 12:23 pm

edification

Pronunciation: /ˌedəfiˈkāSHən/

noun
formal
the instruction or improvement of a person morally or intellectually: the idea that art’s main purpose is to supply moral uplift and edification

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late Middle English: from Latin aedificatio(n-), from aedificare 'build' (see edify)

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Tom did not enjoy his edification.
Tom preferred tearing things down.
Tom looked forward to next week for smashing Halloween pumpkins.
He felt his seat in the classroom would better be offered to another.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby E Pericoloso Sporgersi » Tue Oct 23, 2012 12:54 pm

Algot Runeman wrote:edification

I've always had trouble keeping edifications, edifices and edibles apart.

So I thought of a mnemonic to make it easier to remember:

The McDonald's is an edifice where edification of their edibles is shown in the menu.
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby voralfred » Tue Oct 23, 2012 3:18 pm

E Pericoloso Sporgersi wrote:(..)
I've always had trouble keeping edifications, edifices and edibles apart.

So I thought of a mnemonic to make it easier to remember:

The McDonald's is an edifice where edification of their edibles is shown in the menu.


It's a good thing you thought of this mnemonic.
Otherwise, when visiting a school, which is an edifice where edification is offered, you wouldn't know whether to eat the edifice itself (its stones, bricks, wood, etc.), of the edification personel (the teachers). Knowing you as well as I do, I still suppose you'd rather eat the edificated people (the students), preferably if they are pretty young girls...
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby E Pericoloso Sporgersi » Wed Oct 24, 2012 12:16 am

voralfred wrote:... I still suppose you'd rather eat the edificated people (the students), preferably if they are pretty young girls...

Oh yes. I envy this young man. An only and single male, his edification is boosted by the edible girls in the venerable Bath edifice. (Click on the image).

Michael Kenny is the only male in a class of 48 women studying at the world famous Norland College.

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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby voralfred » Wed Oct 24, 2012 12:46 am

E Pericoloso Sporgersi wrote:(...)
Oh yes. I envy this young man. An only and single male, his edification is boosted by the edible girls in the venerable Bath edifice. (Click on the image).


Oh! Yummy, yummy....
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Re: GAME: Word of the Day (WOTD)

Postby Algot Runeman » Wed Oct 24, 2012 11:11 am

autochthon

Pronunciation: /ôˈtäkTHən/

noun (plural autochthons or autochthones /-THəˌnēz/)
an original or indigenous inhabitant of a place; an aborigine.

Origin:
late 16th century: from Greek, literally 'sprung from the earth', from autos 'self' + khthōn 'earth, soil'

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Maybe others would consider him an autochthon, but he just likes the simple term.
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