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by Flaminius
Thu Feb 02, 2006 12:07 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: PELAGIC
Replies: 23
Views: 13016

For to increase your עצב (sadness) and דעה (knowledge), I hereby present a link to the work I was referring to . Search of the phrase, "TRIAL IN THE COURT OF VOWELS" in the plain text, which is the beginning of the locution. Sadly, my poor memory betrayed me since the playwright was not Aristophanes...
by Flaminius
Thu Feb 02, 2006 11:40 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: cheapskate
Replies: 44
Views: 20810

I don't know if the protagonists in Pompoko are scientifically called racoons because the latter do not possess the legendary power of tanukis to change their shapes.
by Flaminius
Thu Feb 02, 2006 11:38 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: cheapskate
Replies: 44
Views: 20810

Like Princess Mononoke. This is the only movie for which I went to the cinema three times. But Miyazaki movies are fully of imageries laden with meaning. Sometimes equivocal, sometimes vivid, sometimes lyrical, they are more to make viewers think than to deliver them messages.

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by Flaminius
Wed Feb 01, 2006 5:04 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: SCURRILOUS
Replies: 2
Views: 2384

Scurra was borrowed from Etruscan, a language spoken in Italy before the arrival of the Romans. We only have short phrases from this language on pottery shards, lintels, and the like, so little is known about it. I long thought satellite is from Etruscan but even that is not well-established. Flam
by Flaminius
Tue Jan 31, 2006 11:55 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: cheapskate
Replies: 44
Views: 20810

Hey BD, your majestic plural.
by Flaminius
Tue Jan 31, 2006 11:32 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: PELAGIC
Replies: 23
Views: 13016

Oh, if I remember correctly, Aristophanes wrote a comedy on the plight of sigma.
by Flaminius
Sun Jan 29, 2006 11:47 am
Forum: Languages of the World
Topic: Deutsche Website
Replies: 2
Views: 5130

Don't know squat about German but the site looks very neat and professional. Great material for me to study German someday somehow.
by Flaminius
Sun Jan 29, 2006 9:05 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: PELAGIC
Replies: 23
Views: 13016

thalassotherapy?
by Flaminius
Fri Jan 27, 2006 9:06 pm
Forum: Res Diversae
Topic: here's one I can do finally! I got 17
Replies: 15
Views: 22920

And some more differences but my observation overlaps largely with that of Anders. 1. On a standard traffic light, is the green on the top or bottom? BOTTOM – Yes. But where did I last see a vertical traffic light? 6. When you walk does your left arm swing with your right or left leg? RIGHT – Okay w...
by Flaminius
Tue Jan 24, 2006 5:12 am
Forum: Grammar
Topic: I love museums...
Replies: 5
Views: 9206

Katy, how can I access that "10 most recent" thingie by clicking buttons and links in the application?
by Flaminius
Sun Jan 22, 2006 9:43 am
Forum: WELCOME HOME!
Topic: Just a query about punctuation.
Replies: 8
Views: 23605

I don't think comma is necessary after a conjunction. But commas in that position can indicate a pause held between the conjunction and succeeding elements of the sentence.
by Flaminius
Mon Jan 16, 2006 11:56 am
Forum: Grammar
Topic: "reference" used as a verb
Replies: 29
Views: 45168

Reference as a verb is an established computer jargon. To my utter dismay, a derivative therefrom is dereferencing.

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by Flaminius
Mon Jan 16, 2006 4:46 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Analects
Replies: 9
Views: 5513

ita, sic vixerunt populi Aegypti.
by Flaminius
Sun Jan 15, 2006 8:47 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: OPPROBRIUM
Replies: 3
Views: 3661

Ob-pro-brium. Uhmm, almost the first time my lazy mind is visited by a genuine Latinite word with more than one prefix.

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by Flaminius
Sun Jan 15, 2006 8:39 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: FLUCTUATE
Replies: 7
Views: 6558

When a Texan said "Fluctuation," with a completely Texan accent, a friend of mine who is also an Asian shouted back at him, "bother you too." It took several repetitions of the same before we realised that he was giving fluctuation as the reason my favourite cigarette brand is much cheaper in Texas ...

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