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by uncronopio
Thu Dec 22, 2005 9:46 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Caudal
Replies: 7
Views: 3817

whose posterity is Italian coda. And far as I know, Portuguese and Romanian are the only languages that didn't tamper with Latin cauda, cf. Spanish cola, French queue and Catalan cua. Brazilian dude Well, Spanish does have the word caudal as relating to the tail; however, it is more common the mean...
by uncronopio
Tue Dec 20, 2005 9:44 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: excruciating
Replies: 5
Views: 3448

excruciating

From All words : excruciating, adj 1. Causing great physical or mental pain. Thesaurus: agonizing, intense, painful, unbearable, intolerable, extreme, severe, acute, sharp, insufferable, searing, torturous. 2. colloq Extremely bad or irritating. Etymology: 16c: from Latin excruciare to torture, from...
by uncronopio
Sun Dec 11, 2005 11:42 pm
Forum: Res Diversae
Topic: Torturing the English language
Replies: 62
Views: 60262

Apoclima presents an alternative version of the 'ticking bomb' argument. The fact is that when one enters the slippery slope of torture for the 'greater good', people using torture start finding more and more reasons when to justify its use. Last year the Guardian published this article by Ariel Dor...
by uncronopio
Thu Dec 08, 2005 10:06 pm
Forum: Res Diversae
Topic: Thought Shower, Deferred Success, and Misguided Criminals
Replies: 72
Views: 60159

BD,

Well, if there is nice food involved I may pose as a Christian or a Muslim or whatever fills my stomach. :D Considering that you were going to read my post, I should have written 'although I am not a...'

Feliz Navidad
by uncronopio
Thu Dec 08, 2005 9:06 pm
Forum: Res Diversae
Topic: Thought Shower, Deferred Success, and Misguided Criminals
Replies: 72
Views: 60159

I am always surprised by the fascination of the left with dictators that use a lot the words 'people' and 'popular'; particularly those with a varnish of legitimacy. Chávez has managed to destroy a country, increasing the percentage of people living under the line of poverty even on times with high ...
by uncronopio
Wed Dec 07, 2005 9:19 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: advent
Replies: 1
Views: 1829

advent

From Answers.com : n. 1. The coming or arrival, especially of something extremely important: the advent of the computer. 2. Advent 2.1. The liturgical period preceding Christmas, beginning in Western churches on the fourth Sunday before Christmas and in Eastern churches in mid-November, and observed...
by uncronopio
Wed Nov 23, 2005 1:40 am
Forum: Languages of the World
Topic: How does your brain learn languages?
Replies: 56
Views: 50859

Stargzer wrote:Is there a difference between Portuguese and Spanish?
Not at all. We are like brothers with BD :wink:
by uncronopio
Sun Nov 20, 2005 7:22 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: parsimony
Replies: 5
Views: 3566

Katy, I am normally looking for parsimony when developing statistical models. That is, a model as simple as possible but not simpler (phrase often attributed to Einstein).
by uncronopio
Sun Nov 13, 2005 11:08 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: mensch
Replies: 6
Views: 3857

mensch

From Wikipedia : In Yiddish (from which the word has migrated into American English), mensch roughly means "a good person". A mensch is a particularly good person, like "a stand-up guy," a person with the qualities one would hope for in a dear friend or trusted colleague. According to author and Yid...
by uncronopio
Wed Nov 09, 2005 11:16 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: GIMMICK
Replies: 1
Views: 2065

This is a classical example of a gimmick on using social science to sell sex.
by uncronopio
Mon Nov 07, 2005 9:30 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: introvert and taciturn
Replies: 2
Views: 2662

introvert and taciturn

I was reading Caring for your introvert in an old issue of The Atlantic Online, when I decided to go for the lazy option: suggest two words that appear in the article and that are somewhat related. Answers.com defines introvert as: Verb. 1. To turn or direct inward. 2. Psychology. To concentrate (on...
by uncronopio
Mon Nov 07, 2005 6:48 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: syndoche
Replies: 8
Views: 5981

Give us this day our daily bread. Matthew 6:11.
by uncronopio
Sun Nov 06, 2005 11:12 pm
Forum: Languages of the World
Topic: ¿El víctima?
Replies: 9
Views: 13440

Interestingly enough, Andrés Bello used "la primer" only once in Gramática: gramática de la lengua castellana destinada al uso de los americanos published in 1859, exactly in the paragraph that you are quoting. All the other times he uses "la primera". Manuel Seco (in Diccionario de dudas Manuel Sec...
by uncronopio
Thu Nov 03, 2005 11:09 pm
Forum: Languages of the World
Topic: ¿El víctima?
Replies: 9
Views: 13440

Brazilian dude, you worry for a meager 1,400 hits? Have a look in Google for la primer. Argh! Almost a million hits!
by uncronopio
Thu Nov 03, 2005 11:03 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: monkey puzzle
Replies: 18
Views: 11935

There was a little Araucaria araucana just planted when I started studying forestry. Five years later the tree was around 10cm (4in) taller. They are beautiful trees, which take a while to grow. Sometimes it is very dangerous to walk under one of them, because of the size of the female cone (10-18 c...

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